Indigenous stargazing part of new library programs

Wyndham City libraries are finding a silver lining during Covid-19 restrictions and expanding their services to share knowledge in different ways.

Learning City portfolio holder and Wyndham City Mayor Cr Josh Gilligan said the Council’s libraries were much more than a book lending facility but were now an online world of learning, accessible to everyone.

“We are running programs for all ages from babies to adults and everyone can take part in the online events,” Cr Gilligan said.

“Parents can view Rhyme Time hosted by the familiar faces from our libraries whatever time of day suits; teenagers can play online games safely with Gamer Den and adults can enjoy the book club and language café – and that’s just a glimpse of the array of educational events available from our online library services.”

“Our Wyndham Together website, which features a range of online programs, including our library events, has seen over 90,000 views since our libraries first closed in March.”

“On August 21, we will be hosting an Indigenous astronomy lesson as part of Science Week.”

“We are privileged to receive this educational talk directly from Yorta Yorta ecology student Jessie Ferrari and cultural astronomer Duane Hamacher.”

“We will learn to see the stars in a new way and learn about the importance of the night sky in Australian Aboriginal science, culture, and history.”

To view Council’s great range of library events go to:

https://www.wyndhamtogether.com.au/events/ and to register for the Indigenous astronomy class, go to:

https://www.wyndhamtogether.com.au/event/indigenous-astronomy/

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