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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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+
Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading. No booking required.
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+
Create a magnificent colourful mobile to take home in this interactive session of stories, games and crafty fun. Ages 5+
This hands-on workshop explores the technique of transfer printing using eucalyptus oil. You will create a collage and learn how to transfer print it using this simple and effective method. Bring along some cotton fabric if you would like to try textile printing. Strictly Ages 12+
Create amazing wall art with simple lines, shapes and patterns to reveal your own unique design in multi-colour. Ages 8+
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.
What is the internet? Why is it useful to you? Where do I access the internet and how? All these questions will be answered in this interactive workshop designed to get you started using the internet and making the most of your email. Bring your own laptop or device or use one provided by us.
Ever wondered if you can trust the internet? Want to know more about the risks of computer viruses, identify theft, or losing your data? With the right tools and a few precautions, you can protect yourself online. As part of this session we can also give you some tips about how to manage and track your data usage.
Online shopping is convenient but can take some getting used to. Sign up to this workshop and we will take you through the basics of using online shopping tools, payment options and cover some of the pitfalls and advantages. Learn what you can do if you sign up to banking online and how to pay your bills from the comfort of your own home. Bring your own laptop or device or use one provided by us.
Share your photos, your thoughts and ideas online with your friends and family using social media. Includes information about Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Skype. Bring your own laptop or device, or use one provided by us.
Make the most of your photos and share them with your family and friends. Find out how to manage your photos and videos on you device or laptop. Learn about sharing via email, Facebook and storing images online.
One Million Stars to End Violence is a community art installation project that aims to create one million woven stars for display as a giant installation at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. This project seeks to raise awareness about violence in the community and the woven stars are symbols of hope, light and courage. Join us for weaving workshops to create stars to be collected and added to the installation in 2018.
Tablet devices - How can they help you at home or on the road? In this hands-on session, you will be guided through the world of iPad and Android tablets, learn about the differences and get the basics of how to use them. Gain an understanding of how a tablet can benefit you.
Come along for a fun filled session of songs and rhymes for babies. Sessions run all year except for January. No bookings required.
Mix it up with after-school activities including science and tech challenges, gaming, art, craft and big screen movies. No booking required. Ages 8+
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program. No bookings required.