Glen Eira @Home

Learn a magic trick, create a mandala, make origami or watch a live African drumming session. Join us for special live-streamed events or enjoy videos any time by watching on-demand.


Looking to break the boredom now? Let us entertain you with a wide selection of videos and activities ready to go!

In Conversation

Artists in conversation with Simon Lloyd and Tony Scott
Learn about the artists creative practices, careers and the works to be featured in their upcoming exhibitions in the Council’s Gallery. Enjoy this artist to curator conversation.

Labassa: House of Dreams
Join author Vicki Shuttleworth and historian Alicia Cerreto to uncover Labassa's intriguing and often surprising history.

Phar Lap's mysterious shooting on Etna Street
Join Geoff Armstrong, racing historian and co-author of They Shot Phar Lap, Didn't They? for a deep dive into the mayhem and intrigue surrounding Phar Lap's 1930 campaign and why a quiet suburban street in Caulfield was at the centre of the action.

Artists in conversation
Join Glen Eira curator Diane Soumilas in conversation with artists, collectors and writers. Learn about contemporary Indigenous art, explore 1960's fashion in Melbourne, celebrate the art of Lucy Boyd Beck or Erica McGilchrist, or hear from local artists Linda Wachtel and Ponch Hawkes.

Explore the gardens of Rippon Lea Estate
Jane Edmanson (ABC Gardening Australia) and Justin Buckley (The National Trust) take you through the stunning history of Rippon Lea Estate.

History and Heritage
Step back in time as we explore the rich history of local shops or the humble Australian milk bar.

Information sessions

Want to learn more about your family history?
With some extra time at home – why not create your family tree? Speak with family members and record their stories. The library has resources online to help your journey. Learn how to research your family history online

Looking for study tips and support?
Check out Studiosity accessible on Glen Eira Libraries website! Study tips with Studiosity


Mia Pisano
Local singer and songwriter performs tunes from her home. Enjoy Mia Pisano’s Glen Eira @Home gig.

Melodies for Seniors
Put on your dancing shoes, sway and sing along to the classics, or get festive with some Christmas Carols. Jennifer Lee joins Col Perkins, Paul Hogan, Brendan Scott, and David Gould on the stage. 

Listen to music
Are you missing live music? Why not watch a concert from your lounge room. Turn it up loud and dance like no one's watching. Listen to music


Learn to juggle
Practice your circus skills. How long can you juggle? Break the world record of the most juggling catches in one minute with three balls – 586! Learn to juggle

Family movie night
As we cannot get out to the cinema, have a movie night at home. Make some popcorn and settle in for a fun family night. Glen Eira Libraries has movies on-demand with Kanopy and hoopla available to all library members for free. Watch a movie


ARTYnoon Art Classes
Art and craft sessions for all ages presented by local artist Fiona Wood from Sunnyside Art House.

Pick up new sewing techniques from a series of step-by-step tutorials. Learn how to sew a
Zippered purse, fabric pot holder, recycled belt bag, cushion cover, wheat bag, pet bed/floor cushion, drawstring bag, or scrunchy and headband.  

Learn floristry skills
Brighten up the home with a floristry workshop, or get festive with our Christmas wreath floristry class.

Learn to juggle
Practice your circus skills. How long can you juggle? Break the world record of the most juggling catches in one minute with three balls – 586! Learn to juggle

Fold Origami
Learn to fold origami hearts online. Post them to family and friends to let them know you are thinking about them. Or why not pop one in a neighbours letterbox to brighten their day. Learn how to fold origami 

Make your own gifts and cards
Upcycle everyday objects into stunning gifts, including sewing pin cushions, lavender bath salts, painted pot plants, and 3D cards. Enjoy our DIY gifts and cards workshop.

Make beeswax wraps
Hannah Moloney (ABC Gardening Australia) shows how to make simple wax wraps to replace single-use plastic when wrapping or covering food. Make Beeswax wraps.

Create Nature Mandala's
Observe patterns in nature while you are enjoying your walk. Draw online, make with nature objects or colour one in. Visit the Sprouting wild ones — creating a nature mandala web page or Bayside City Council's — Create your own art with nature web page.

Make playdough
Looking for a fun activity with the kids? Make playdough! Share your playdough creations by tagging us on Facebook and use the hashtag #GEplay. Visit our Resources for online activities web page.

Nurture your green thumb
Pick up some thrifty gardening tips, and connect with nature in your own backyard.

Seed bomb your backyard
Making seed bombs is a great way to plant seeds in your garden. Launch them into garden beds and watch them grow where they land. Plant edible flowers and herbs to attract bees and butterflies.


Get Active
Join GEL trainers anytime from your lounge room or backyard as they take you through a range of active routines. Visit our GEL Anywhere family and kids web page.

Learn to juggle
Practice your circus skills. How long can you juggle? Break the world record of the most juggling catches in one minute with three balls – 586! Learn to juggle
Learn Bellydancing
Pick up some Bollywood moves! Ease into it with our Chair Based Belly Dance Workshop, or shake it to our Move and Groove Belly Dance Workshop.

Jungle jive exercise class
Move like a tiger, jump like a kangaroo, swing like a monkey. Join Rach and Jack from GEL as they take you on a jungle jive exercise adventure.

Other activities

Join the penguin parade
We can't get to Phillip Island but that doesn't mean we need to miss out on seeing the penguins make their journey from the sea to their nests. Watch the penguin parade

Cook up a storm
Getting tired of your old recipes? Try cooking something new with cookbook author Kate Young. Cook up a storm

Breakfast in bed
Cook breakfast in bed for someone special in your home. Maggie Beer shares a simple recipe for yummy, scrambled eggs (with a twist). Bon Appetite. Cook breakfast in bed​

Interview someone special
Join historian Alicia Cerreto as she shows us how we can interview someone and record their story special story to share.

Nature treasure hunt
Make a treasure box to hold special things as you go on a hunt. Look for colours in nature that match the colours in your treasure box.