Torquay Library

Phone: 
(03) 5261 3049
Fax: 
(03) 5261 7310
Surf City Plaza
Beach Road
Torquay VIC 3228

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All libraries are closed on public holidays.

Opening hours

Monday: 10am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 10am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 10am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm
Sunday: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

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What's on - Torquay Library

eKnow How

3D Printing Workshop

Want to know what 3D printing is and how it works? In this introductory workshop you will learn more about 3D printing and get to see an object printed.

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All About Kids!

Preschool Story Time

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

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All About Kids!

Code Club

Sign up for Code Club and learn how to master HTML and CSS to make your own websites. Bookings are essential for this course as places are strictly limited. To get the most from this program participants need to attend all sessions. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 9-11 years

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eKnow How

Facebook 101

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.

Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Holiday Fun For Kids

Dream Catchers

Join us for this special hands-on session and make your own dream catcher to take home. Ages 5+

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Author Encounters

Kaye Baillie - Archie Appleby and the Terrible Case of the Creeps

Come along and meet local author Kaye Baillie who will be speaking about her newly released junior book Archie Appleby and the Terrible Case of the Creeps. This fun mystery is about an over imaginative boy who finds himself stuck in a house along with a missing uncle, a scary aunt and a basement full of the creeps...has Archie's imagination run wild? Only time will tell.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Knitting 101

Learn the basics of knitting, including casting on, knit, purl, and casting off. Start your first knitting project to finish at home. Ages 12 +

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Creative & Connected

Book Chat

Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Dreamtime Tales

Creation or Dreaming stories describe the travels of the spiritual ancestors and are integral to Aboriginal spirituality. Join us for a special story session as we share some of these great stories with you. Ages 5+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Hei Tiki

Explore the history of hei tiki, a traditional Maori ornament worn around the neck, and use salt dough to create your own. Ages 8+

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Celtic Knots

Learn to tie Celtic knots and make a beautiful tri-colour bracelet. Ages 12+

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Creative & Connected

Peace Cranes For Peace

The traditional Japanese origami paper crane is a world-wide recognizable symbol of peace. Come along to a workshop and join in this project of gifting peace, healing and harmony in the world by creating paper peace cranes. The Peace Cranes created will be collected and displayed in exhibits around Geelong in time for International Day of Peace on 21st September 2017.

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eKnow How

eBooks on Your Tablet

Would you like to borrow books from the library and read them on your tablet? Let us show you the variety of options we have available. By the end of this hands-on session you will have downloaded your first eBook.

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All About Kids!

The Reading Hour

The Reading Hour is one of the most celebrated annual reading initiatives in Australia, and supports individuals, families and communities to discover and rediscover the joy of reading. Join us for a special story session to celebrate the Reading Hour and enjoy the gift of reading with us.

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Creative & Connected

Gisela Gardener - Bleed - The Story of My Personal Journey

Gisela Gardener is the subject of Bill William’s Bleed, an incredible story of a woman who suffers a catastrophic bleed in her brain whilst in the middle of the desert with her GP husband. The book tells this nerve-wracking tale and the ensuing dramas of family and friends as she teeters recurrently on the brink. Gisela will talk about her experience and her long road to recovery.

Thursday, 31 August 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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All About Kids!

The Mix

Mix it up with after-school activities including tech challenges, art, craft, games, LEGO and more. No booking required. Ages 8+

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All About Kids!

Baby Time

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

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All About Kids!

Toddler Time

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

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Creative & Connected

Recipe Club

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 and library staff can photocopy it for you to share. June - Hearty Winter Foods. July - Divine Desserts. August - Healthy Finger Foods. Bookings not required.

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