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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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
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.
Mix it up with after school activities including stories, tech challenges, art and craft, board 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
Come and weave your own stars at the library. We'll provide materials for you to weave. These sessions are not facilitated.
Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hera recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.