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A substantial upgrade almost doubled the available floor area in the Torquay Library, providing more space for seating and programs, shelf space for collections, plus an increase to 12 public use computers with internet access. The refurbished library was officially opened on 13 February 2013 by the Hon Jeanette Powell MP and the Surf Coast Mayor Libby Coker. Located in Beach Road, in the north west corner of Surf City, the entrance is located beside the Surf World Museum and Community Hall.
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Come along and meet local author and illustrator Maxine Flakemore, and hear about her new book ‘Just Like Babies’. This lovely picture book for young children is about having fun with how baby magpies and baby humans are similar. This is Maxine’s fifth book of true stories for children about birds and animals that Maxine has cared for. Maxine aims to help children understand that all creatures are unique, have different personalities and live in family groups just like people do.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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
Geelong Regional Libraries are proud to celebrate Cultural Diversity Week. Discover some of the wonderful and varied cultures that make us all Australian through storytelling, craft, music and dance.
Bonjour! Come and join us for some French and English stories and songs in this special bilingual story session.
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Create colourful costumes with recycled paper materials. Ages 8+
Create art-pieces worthy of an exhibition with a range of techniques using tissue paper. Ages 12+.
Learn a new way to create intriguing sculptures, get inventive and make a cute, quirky woollen creature to take home. Ages 8+.
Join us as we use our imaginations to turn a simple cardboard box into a new and SUPER creation. The possibilities are endless! Ages 5+.
Make super-skilled ninja warriors and then film them in stop-motion animation action. Ages 12+.
Transform ordinary pop sticks into a special jigsaw puzzle to take home. Ages 5+
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.
Be part of our book battle at Torquay Library as we decide which books rule and which books drool! Only one book can conquer! One book will rule them all... you be the judge! Ages 12+
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
May the 4th be with you. Celebrate Star Wars day with us. Test your knowledge and have fun making your own Star Wars memorabilia to take home. Ages 8+.
Friday, 4 May 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Dementia Australia is the unified, national body for people of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers.The session provides information on dementia and services: what dementia is, including causes, signs, symptoms and risk factors; how dementia is diagnosed; how to seek help; and what services are available.
Bring along someone special and join us at Torquay Library to celebrate Families Week with a special story time for just for you.
Friday, 18 May 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Sign up for Code Club. Term 1 is all about Scratch. Take a tour of the Scratch interface and create games and animations. This program is suitable for beginners and bookings are essential. To get the most from this program participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 9-11 years. For bookings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for a fun filled session of songs and rhymes for babies. Sessions run all year except for January. No bookings 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
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program. No bookings 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
Mix it up with after-school activities including tech challenges, art, craft, games, LEGO and more. No booking required. Ages 8+.
Come along and chat about the books you have been reading, meet new people and hear their recommendations for a good read. No booking required.
Sign up for Code Club. Term 2 covers advanced Scratch where you will take a tour of the Scratch interface and create games and animations. Get the most from Code Club by attending all the sessions. Ages 9+. For bookings contact email@example.comParticipants at Ocean Grove and Torquay Libraries are required to bring their own laptop.