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NAIDOC Week at Casey Cardinia Libraries

We’re celebrating NAIDOC Week and this year’s theme is “Heal Country!”.

Join us this July for a host of podcasts, storytimes, talks and more to embrace First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia’s national heritage. Come together to celebrate the rich history, diverse cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.

Movie Night- Crocodile Dreaming

Join us for an intimate movie screening with acting favourite David Gulpilil,  as two estranged brothers separated through parentage and cultural identity come together after the removal of a sacred stone turns a small community in Arnhem Land upside down. return to their homelands and embark on an epic quest to find the stone and return it to the place it belongs.

"Crocodlie Dreaming is my mother's dreaming. It's not Crocodile Dundee, it's not Ten Canoes...It's my true story"- David Gulpilil


Light refreshments provided

Bookings essential

Pakenham Library

Friday 2nd July 2021

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Connecting Two Worlds With Samantha Roberts

We are so lucky to have Wurundjeri & Dja Dja Wurrung woman, Samantha Roberts, coming to Cranbourne Library during NAIDOC Week to help us learn about her culture. The session will cover Acknowledgement of Country, Flags & Tribes, Show & Tell, Traditional Art & Symbols, Language (Woiwurrung), Dreamtime stories, Dance & Song.


'Connecting Two Worlds was established to share traditional and modern Indigenous culture through interactive incursions. We believe that by teaching students in childcare and primary school about Indigenous cultures, it will promote a better understanding about the people that lived on this land in the past and the people that surround them today.'


Cranbourne Library

Monday 5th July 2021

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Friday 9th July 2021

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This is a Library has Legs Cranbourne program, supported by Communities for Children. Communities for Children is funded by the Australian Government and our facilitating partner is Windermere.​​​


Heal Country! YA Book Group

Join us at Emerald Library for NAIDOC 2021 Heal Country! as the Emerald teens read the award winning novel, ‘Ghost Bird’ by Lisa Fuller. Collect your copy of the book from the library before July 7th and get reading!

Emerald Library
Wednesday 7th July 2021

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ages: 13-17


Storytime With Author Thomas Mayor

Join us online for a special Zoom Storytime with author Thomas Mayor as he shares his picture book Finding Our Heart- A Story about the Uluru Statement for Young Australians (Illustrated by Blak Douglas), a book about understanding Australias past, so we can have a shared future.


Thomas Mayor is a Torres Strait Islander man born on Larrakia country in Darwin. As an Islander growing up on the mainland, he learned to hunt traditional foods with his father and to island dance from the Darwin community of Torres Strait Islanders.

Online - Zoom

Friday 9th July 2021

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Ages: 5-14


Book Matters Podcast

This month the Casey Cardinia Libraries Book Matters Podcast celebrates Naidoc Week.

We will be speaking to YA author and Yuin writer Gary Lonesborough about his novel

The Boy From the Mish, a story that explores the intersectionality of sexuality and race as well as Gary's love of comics and connection to country. We also share some recommendations of the latest offerings from Australian First Nation Authors



Novel Coronavirus Factsheet for school students and children

Coronavirus and Student Absence