Library services first began in Belmont in 1885. Our current library was officially opened on 28 October 1982 by the Hon FN Wilkes MP, Minister for Local Government and his Worship the Mayor, Cr PF Ward JP. The building was renovated in 2010 making it a modern, pleasing and community-centric library environment. The renovated library was officially opened by the Hon Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Local Government. Belmont Library is a large and busy hub within easy reach of the High Street commercial precinct.
Baby Time: Every Wednesday 2.30pm, except during January.
Toddler Time: Every Tuesday and Wednesday 9.30am, during school terms.
Preschool Story Time: Every Tuesday and Thursday 10.30am, during school terms.
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Former lawyer, Jock Serong, lives and works on the far southwest coast of Victoria. His first novel, Quota, won the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel. The Rules of Backyard Cricket is his second novel and has been described as suspense writing in the tradition of Peter Temple’s Truth. Don’t miss this chance to meet and hear Jock speak about his newest release.
Thursday, 15 September 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Skylarking is a stunning debut novel about friendship, love and loss: one that questions what it is to remember and how tempting it can be to forget. Kate Mildenhall discovered the true events while camping on the south coast of NSW. Hear her talk about the real Kate and Harriet who inspired her novel, the emotional process of researching their lives, the time she spent at Victorian lighthouses and her path to publication.
Thursday, 6 October 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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.
Experience the latest in virtual reality technology with the Oculus Rift headset. Swim with seals or meet a T-rex in a demonstration of 360 video. Hang out and interact with other VR users in the social app AltSpaceVR. Learn what the future of virtual reality might have in store!
For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources
Bring your own Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and learn some tips and tricks to help you use your device to its full potential.
Learn tips and tricks to get the most out of the library website. You will learn how to login to your library account, search and place holds on resources using the catalogue, find and book events, access the eCollections and how to make suggestions for t
Friday, 4 November 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Increase your reading pleasure and get greater value from the eCollections by discovering current and historical online newspapers
Do you know what a search engine or a web browser is and how to use them? This session will show you the basics of searching and how to recognise reputable internet sites. Learn how fill out digital forms and sign up for an email account using gmail so th
Educators, counsellors and authors, Ken and Elizabeth Mellor have worked together for over 35 years teaching meditation and sharing their inspirational insights. Join them as they share practical strategies for thinking clearly, eating well, resolving conflicts and coping with challenges.
Friday, 18 November 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Find out why iPads are so popular and learn some secrets to help you get the most out of your device. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.
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.
Are you a fan of Anime and Manga? Come along to Manga Club to meet other otaku and draw, discuss and share all thing's Manga. No booking Required. Ages 12+
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program. No bookings required.
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading
Meet with other Apple, Android and Windows tablet Users to discuss all things tablet. Share helpful tips and tricks, discover new apps and meet new people.