The Queenscliff Library is housed in a beautiful heritage building. Queenscliff has had some form of library service since 1856. In the mid 1880s, public subscription raised £900 towards the cost of our current building, designed by Geelong architect Joseph Watts. Dr David Williams, chairman of the trustees, laid the foundation stone on 23 June 1887 and the building was completed in 1888. The building was extended in 1974/75 and renovated under a Living Libraries grant in 2002. In 1894, the library reportedly contained nearly 2,000 volumes – currently, we have about 14,700 items.
Preschool Story Time: Every Thursday 10.30am, during school terms.
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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
Colour your world with a beautiful work of art made without using paint! Ages 5+
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am
1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive…Join the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre and Queenscliff Library for some fishy tales and craft. Bookings essential as places are limited. Ages 3+ .
Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Queenscliff Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre
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.
Share a snapshot in time and travel back to historic Queenscliffe at this informative and interactive session. An expert speaker from the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum will share stories behind photographs from an era gone by, then participants have the chance to put themselves in the picture using green screen technology.
Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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.
Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hera recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.