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.
Baby Time: Every Wednesday 11.30am, except during January.
Toddler Time: Every Thursday 10.30am, during school terms.
Preschool Story Time: Every Tuesday 10.30am, during school terms.
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Join us for a community-based information session to understand the electoral system and the important part played by voters. It will include how to check your enrolment details, where to go to vote, what happens on election day and how to make sure your vote gets counted. This session may be particularly useful for people who are new to Australia or young people who have not voted before.
The session on Monday 6 June will be in English with a translation into Karen/Karenni.
The session on Thursday 23 June will be in English with a translatoin into Dari.
The session on Monday 27 June will be in English with a translation into Swahili.
Sessions are free but bookings are encouraged.
Learn to unleash the creative powers of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. Bookings for this 9-week course are essential as places are limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 8+
Learn to edit your home movies with Windows Movie Maker. Bring a selection of your home video clips and photos on a USB stick large enough for your finished project.
The City of Greater Geelong presents free Cyber Safety sessions aimed at parents who want to understand young people's use of the internet, social media and gaming. Sessions draw on experience from social media experts, law enforcement and youth workers.
Learn how to download and play eAudiobooks on your smartphone or tablet using Overdrive and Borrowbox.
Bring your drawing to life! Create your very own flip book and watch your drawings move. Ages 8+
It's a fiesta of film fun these school holidays. Join us for a movie that is sure to entertain. Movies are G and PG rated. Ages 8+
Come along for a bookish adventure with some of our favourite books about books, and book inspired crafts. Ages 5+
Battle it out with your favourite Xbox and Wii games as we get our game on. This program is run in partnership with The fOrt Youth Centre. Ages 12+
Enjoy some of our favourite pop-up books, learn what makes them special and make your very own pop-up to take home. Ages 5+
Create your own fanfiction and control your favourite Manga characters fate. Experiment with words, images and narrative and mash it up to create your own unique story. Ages 12+
Join us in this hands-on workshop, make your very own puppet and bring a story to life. Ages 5+
Join us as we make finger puppets, pencil buddies and amazing critters with pipe cleaners and your imagination. Ages 8+
Create a portrait of your favourite band or musician using OSMO Masterpiece and library iPads. No art experience necessary. Ages 12+
Bring along your family and friends for pizza and a movie with us. Pizza at 5.00pm, followed by a movie at 6.00pm. This program is presented in partnership with The fOrt Youth Centre. All Ages
Friday, 8 July 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn how to design digital 3D models using the easy to use Sculptris software. By the end of this introductory session you will have created your first digital 3D model! Bring along your USB flash drive so that you can save your work to take away.
Bring your own Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and learn some tips and tricks to help you use your device to its full potential.
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.
This session provides an opportunity for local amateur authors and poets to create a born-digital book and have it uploaded onto the library's Overdrive platform for inclusion in a local authors eBook collection. Bring your MS Word document of 10,000 words or less to learn how to create headings, tables of contents and a navigation structure for your eBook.
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program. No bookings required.