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.
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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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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Ages 9-11 years
Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.
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.
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
Join us for this special hands-on session and make your own dream catcher to take home. Ages 5+
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
Learn the basics of knitting, including casting on, knit, purl, and casting off. Start your first knitting project to finish at home. Ages 12 +
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+
Explore the history of hei tiki, a traditional Maori ornament worn around the neck, and use salt dough to create your own. Ages 8+
Learn to tie Celtic knots and make a beautiful tri-colour bracelet. Ages 12+
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.
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.
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
Mix it up with after-school activities including tech challenges, art, craft, games, LEGO and more. No booking required. Ages 8+
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
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
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. March – International cuisine, April – Birthday and celebration cakes, May – Gluten free cooking. Bookings not required.