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The Corio Library was officially opened on 28 November 1970 by Cr MW Haines, Shire of Corio. It was named the Shire of Corio John Drysdale Library in memory of John Alexander Drysdale, a councillor from 1940 to 1969. The building features a unique set of abstract sculptural plaques on the north facade facing Cox Road. Designed in 1969, the sculptures were created by artist Edward Heffernan, Head of Art and Design at the Gordon Institute of Technology. Located adjacent to Waterworld and Centenary Hall, this busy and vibrant branch was refurbished in 2005. Special collection features include: bilingual picture books; LOTE (Languages other than English) magazines; learning English collection; World DVDs and a parenting collection.
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Bring along your family and friends and join us for a movie. In partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre.Ages 12+.
Monday, 2 July 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Battle it out with your favourite Xbox and Wii games as we get our game on. In partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. Ages 12+
Thursday, 12 July 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading. No booking required.For a complete downloadable timetable of all our story times across all of our branches, please visit the following page grlc.vic.gov.au/learn/little-readers/events-little-readers
Interested in 3D printing? Come along and learn the basics, and watch an object being printed.
Want to read the latest selection of library magazines free and delivered straight to your device using your library membership? Bring along your own device and learn how. With hundreds of eMagazines to choose from, there is sure to be at least one for you to enjoy!
Join us for some magical stories of mermaids, unicorns and beasts and make your own mythical creature to take home. Ages 5+
Get hands on with geometric designs and create your own paper reed frame to take home. Ages 12-18.
Do you love the sound of the rain? With this hand-crafted musical instrument you can make the sound of rain yourself; no water required! Make one to take home in this hands-on session. Ages 8+
Experience the latest in virtual reality technology with the Oculus Rift headset. Swim with seals or meet a T-rex in a demonstration of 360-degree video. Interact with the virtual world using the Oculus Touch controllers.
Are you interested in keeping backyard chooks? Learn all about our fine feathered friends from Harry Bottomley from the Geelong and District Poultry Club and ensure that your backyard chooks are healthy, happy and laying eggs.
Monday, 9 July 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Discover the architectural wonders of medieval castles and build your very own from recycled materials. All ages.
Learn how to scan images and create 3D-printed objects from your image.
Dungeons and Dragons is an online role-playing game driven by imagination. Players create characters who work together to complete perilous quests, solve diabolic puzzles, explore dark dungeons and battle fantastic monsters. Using the new 5th Edition rules, this session is open to both beginner and experienced players. Ages 12-18.
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Explore ancient African tribal masks and create your own to take home. Ages 5+
Hear academic and author Kim Hodges discuss her latest book 'Girl Over The Edge', the follow-up to her successful memoir 'Girl On The Edge' about her lived experience of mental illness. Have you ever wondered what happens in a mental health clinic or hospital? Or what an episode of severe depression feels like? Kim talks about her experiences in a raw, honest and confronting way. Kim’s presentation will provide insights and reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness.
So you've learnt the basics and want to know more? This intermediate session will extend your iPad skills further. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.
Interested in 3D printing, virtual reality or other technology? Come along to our monthly Makerspace morning to learn more about the library's Makerspace opportunities.
Each week, learn about one of the many features of the library's Makerspace, including 3D printing, virtual reality and much more.
Join the Corio Landcare Group as they take you through the native flora and fauna that is found around Corio, Norlane and Lara. Learn about native species that are critical to the ecosystem and help prevent the spread of noxious weeds by choosing the right plants and best practices.
Monday, 23 July 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Would you like to borrow books from the library and read them on your tablet? Bring along your own device and learn how to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from our CloudLibrary via the internet.
There are now many recognised ways to improve your memory as you age. 'Super Brain Train' is an educational workshop that focuses on a holistic-health approach to our daily routines. Learn to incorporate best practice for a brain-protective lifestyle.
For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources
Are you looking for someone in your family tree who was in The Great War? Join us for an informative session with author, historian and teacher Lucas Jordan. Get the low down on the best resources, tips and tricks to source and refine your family history research.
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Lack confidence with computers? Want to learn how they work in a safe, friendly environment? In this self-paced session we will cover the basics on how to use a computer.
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Create beautiful handmade cards for Father’s Day. Enjoy this social crafting session with our expert card maker. Why not bring Dad along to share this creative experience with him?