All libraries are closed on public holidays.
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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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
Sign up for Code Club and learn how to make your own computer games, animations and websites. In term 4 we learn to program with Python, used by sites like YouTube and Dropbox. To get the most from this program participants need to attend all sessions. Bookings are essential for this course as places are strictly limited. For bookings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Ages 9-11 years.
Let your imagination run wild at this magical story session and make a box creation to take home.Ages 5+
Use your skills to design, create and test a balloon powered LEGO™ car. Race against others in the ultimate balloon powered event! Ages 8+
Learn to build simple electronics projects with Arduino in this beginner's hands-on workshop. All materials supplied. Ages 12+
Tracey Newnham is an artist, illustrator, author, art teacher and designer. When caring for her two young boys and partner throughout his cancer journey, she recognised the need for a resource to assist families experiencing such an overwhelming time.In the Rainbowencourages adults and children to speak up, reach out, love and support each other. This sincere story educates us all about the real emotions shared during illness and grief.
Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join us for this special hands-on workshop and make your own maze to take home. Ages 5+
In the lead up to History Week (15 - 22 October) we invite you to come along and share your memories of Torquay and neighbouring suburbs. Bring along your photos and Torquay Museum Without Walls will be there to scan your photos ready to be used in an exhibition, "Torquay Neighbours: Past and Present" which will be held at Torquay Library and online. Your photos will contribute to the exhibition and you will be given scanned copies of your precious memories to keep.
Use your imagination and scrap materials to create your own Radical Robot. Ages 8+
Construct your own mini Tardis with a blinking LED and then create a GIF of it spinning. Ages 12+
For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources
Lucy’s beloved blanket Pinky, made by her grandma, has gone missing! She’s desperate to find Pinky, so she looks in all the usual places and then in some more unusual places. Where could her special blanket be? And who will help her find Pinky? Bring along your own blanket to the launch of this beautiful picture book written by local author, Juliet Williams, and illustrator, Luisa Gioffre-Suzuki.
Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Want to learn how to connect with friends, follow pages of interest or create your own page? Come along and we will show you how
Come along 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
A delicious new way to socialise with fellow food lovers as well as share recipes and cooking tips. Each month will focus on a different food topic. Please bring along a recipe to share.Bookings not required.
Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.
Mix it up with after-school activities including tech challenges, art, craft, games, LEGO and more. No booking required. Ages 8+
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