Hold on to your hat! It’s Alice in Wonderland!

Alice in Wonderland will play guest of honour at a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in Craigieburn.

Children from across Hume are invited to attend the party at Craigieburn Library on Wednesday 20 January 2016, between 2pm and 3pm.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said youngsters would be in for a real treat.

“Alice and the Mad Hatter have agreed to join us for what will be an exciting afternoon, and I encourage children to write the tea party down in their holiday calendar,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“The occasion will include tales from the Alice in Wonderland story, so that children can journey through daisy fields, the Queen’s Court, and then find a seat at the Mad Hatter’s tea table.

“Children will be able to let their imaginations run wild, as they hear about Alice’s adventures with the Queen of Hearts, the March Hare, and the Mad Hatter.

“It shall be a busy hour because Hume will provide crafty materials so that every attendee can make a hat, and children are welcome to be as creative as they like.”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was authored more than 150 years ago by Englishman Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who wrote under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party would help children to meet other youngsters.

“It’s a fun holiday activity and a practical way for children to get together,” she said.

“All attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite character from Alice in Wonderland, and I’m sure we’ll see some marvellous costumes.

“Children can also stay after the party to browse the shelves of Craigieburn Library and borrow some books to enjoy in the final weeks of the summer break.”

Hume Libraries offers a variety of activities for children across the school holidays.

The calendar of events includes workshops that enable youngsters to thread beads, print tote bags, and create animal mobiles.

Children can also compete with each other in a FIFA15 PlayStation tournament.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said a Hume library was a wonderful place for children to go across the holidays.

“There is still time for young people to join Hume Libraries’ Summer Reading Club,” she said.

“People aged from 0 to 17 years are eligible, and the aim is to read as many books as you can before 31 January 2016.

“All participants will go into a draw to win great prizes, like Samsung tablets, LEGO, board games, and book vouchers.

“It’s a great reason to get your head stuck into an awesome book across the holidays, and enjoy adventures that you may have never thought possible!”

Visit www.humelibraries.vic.gov.au for further information about the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, and other school holiday activities at the branches of Hume Libraries.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 13 January 2016

Updated : 11:04 AM, 13 January 2016

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