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.
Baby Time: Every Tuesday 2.30pm, except during January.
Toddler Time: Every Wednesday 10.30am, during school terms.
Preschool Story Time: Every Monday 10.30am, during school terms.
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Learn to unleash the creative powers of LEGOÂ® MINDSTORMSÂ® EV3 to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. Bookings for this 10-week course are essential as places are limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 8+
For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources
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.
Mark Smith lives on Victoria’s Surf Coast where he writes and runs outdoor education programs for young adults. His writing has won a number of awards and has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Review of Australian Fictionand theBig Issue.The Road to Winteris his first book and has been described as an unforgettable novel about survival, honour, friendship and love. Meet and hear the author discuss his novel in this special local author event.
Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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.
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.
Welcome Spring with joyful creativity and to create stunning paper flowers through the art of upcycling books and magazines. Blossom with creative spirit!
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.
So you have progressed past the basics and want to know more? Bring your Android tablet and your questions to this roundtable Q&A session
Friday, 21 October 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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.
Planning your next great trip? Weather camping around Australia or kicking up your heels overseas, get the most out of the Apps on your iPad to get the most out of your trip.
Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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.
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading
Mix it up with after school activities including stories, tech challenges, art and craft, board games, lego and more. No booking required. Ages 8+
Monday, 29 August 2016 - 3:45pm to 5:15pm
Come along for a fun filled session of songs and rhymes for babies. Sessions run all year except for January. No bookings required.
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program. No bookings required.
Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hera recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.
Come and weave your own stars at the library. We'll provide materials for you to weave. These sessions are not facilitated.