Let’s workshop it!

Got a burning desire to unravel the mysteries of your family tree or a yearning to publish your own zine? Well you came to the right place as we’ve scoured the city for fun workshops and events that will bring new skills and thrills to 2015. Places fill up fast, so make sure you book yourself a spot!

The Social Kitchen

Do people run screaming when you invite them round to dinner? It might be time to sharpen your culinary skills at The Social Kitchen, a pop-up cooking school at the Queen Victoria Market. Shop for fresh bounty at the markets before tackling a cooking lesson with one of Melbourne’s renowned chefs. (C)Hop to it!

Ignite your passion for cooking at The Social Kitchen cooking school

Ignite your passion for cooking at The Social Kitchen cooking school

Big Ideas in the Pub

Get your education the old fashioned way – talking books, current affairs and other hot topics at Big Ideas in the Pub. Bring a friend or make new ones while waxing lyrical on the important stuff. Held at The Courthouse Hotel in North Melbourne on the fourth Tuesday of each month, from April onwards.

Lego Squad at East Melbourne Library

If you’ve got a kid that goes ballistic for Lego, send them into orbit with the super-fun Lego Squad at East Melbourne Library each Thursday afternoon. Geared for kids aged 7 to 13, your mini-makers can take their Lego lovin’ to the next level with projects on making your own iMovie, graphic novel or stop motion.

The Lego Squad makes cool creations at this weekly East Melbourne library workshop

The Lego Squad makes cool creations at this weekly East Melbourne library workshop

Publishing workshop at Library at the Dock

During Youth Week (10-19 April), learn how to whip up your own zine at this free Publishing Workshop held in the sublime surrounds of Library at the Dock. There to help you master the art of self-publishing are zine aficionados, Sarah McNeil and Ashley Ronning. Come armed with a glue stick and let your creativity loose!

Finding Families at the State Library

Ever wondered where you got your dashing good looks? Uncover the secrets of your family tree with the Finding Families course at the State Library of Victoria. Just bring along your family names and the genealogy team will equip you with handy tips to uncover your past using the library’s extensive resources.

Ever wondered where you got your dashing good looks? Uncover your family history with the Finding Families workshop

Branch out into family history with the Finding Families workshop (Image c1900, courtesy State Library Victoria)

Spill the beans on your favourite meet-ups and workshops around the city.