Jones’ jokes give great joy

READY TO LAUGH: Macquarie Regional Library assistants Sarah Tilbrook and Erin Barwick say author and entertainer Andy Jones' show will be enjoyed by all ages. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
READY TO LAUGH: Macquarie Regional Library assistants Sarah Tilbrook and Erin Barwick say author and entertainer Andy Jones' show will be enjoyed by all ages. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

“What’s the joke?”

It’s a question children’s author and entertainer Andy Jones will hopefully be able to answer at an upcoming visit to the Dubbo library.

Mr Jones will present a musical show about jokes and humor.

“With the school holidays just around the corner there is also plenty of things for the kids to do lined up at the library,” Macquarie Regional Library manager John Bayliss said.

“Best-selling children’s author Andy Jones will be putting on a musical show with plenty of jokes and humour.

“Andy Jones is known for books such as The Adventures of Scooterboy and Skatergirl and the The Enormous Book of Hot Jokes and he will be at the Wellington library at 2.30pm on Wednesday, 27 September and at the Dubbo Library at 11am on Friday, 29 September.”

The show is suitable for parents and children, but attendees need to book in advance.

Macquarie Regional Library will also be hosting some experimental events for the school holidays as well.

“There will be hands-on experiments, chances to play with robots and learn coding for games and animations,” Mr Bayliss said.

“This will be happening at both the Dubbo and Wellington branches during the holidays. Residents can call Dubbo on 6801 4510 or Wellington on 6845 2156 for more information and bookings.”

The theme for the upcoming school holiday activities is ‘experiMENTAL in your library’.

The fun will begin on Tuesday, September 26 when five to eight-year-olds can play with mBot, Ozobot and Edison. The nine to 12-year-olds will get their chance on Wednesday, October 4.

Thursday, September 28 will see some mad scientists between nine and 12-years-old take part in hands-on experiments with Scienterrific. The workshop costs $2.

There’ll also be hands-on experiments about colour for five to eight-year-olds on Thursday, October 5.

Weekdays during the school holidays, from 2pm until 4pm, there’ll also be the opportunity to create a masterpiece with the library’s extensive Lego collection.

Everyone is welcome to take part in the free activity.

There will be hands-on experiments, chances to play with robots and learn coding for games and animations

John Bayliss

For more information about what’s on at the library, including the full school holiday program, visit mrl.nsw.gov.au.