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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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Brush up on a language or start learning one; exercise your mind, prepare for a trip or just have fun. This session will introduce you to our language learning eResource, Mango Languages.
Friday, 29 June 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Do you want to learn more about the issues that affect people seeking asylum in our community? Come and join us at the Torquay Library for a community conversation lead by a local facilitator. This will be an open discussion amongst attendees based on shared values, to help people learn more and explore different approaches. There will also be resources available. Specifically, we'd love to have along people who are 'on the fence' on this issue - who are unsure of what they can do but would like to learn more.
If you would like more information, visit Right Track for at https://www.asrc.org.au/campaigns/righttrack/
Thursday, 5 July 2018 - 5:45pm to 7:00pm
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
Bring happiness and joy into your home by making your own polish paper chandelier. These hanging creations will inspire and delight! Ages 8+
Discover tales of creation from Australia's first people as we share some of these wonderful stories with you. All ages.
Come along and learn how to protect and preserve your family photos. This interactive information session will teach you about handling and storing photographs, digitisation and record keeping.
Thursday, 5 July 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
There could be snowstorms in this simple, shivery, sensory science session. Join us for a wintery afternoon of science fun! Ages 8+
Thursday, 5 July 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Take this traditional Mexican weaving to the next level and create a beautiful wall hanging to admire.Ages 12-18.
Build your own Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Sydney Harbour Bridge or other world-famous landmarks in this hands-on session using recycled materials. Ages 5+
Do you love the sound of the rain? With this hand-crafted musical instrument you can make the sound of rain yourself; no water required! Make one to take home in this hands-on session. Ages 8+
Do you have a favourite video that you just HAVE to share? Share your favourite YouTube clip for the Battle of the YouTubers. You be the judge! Gather, watch, debate and decide which clip wins. Ages 12-18.
Craig has spent the past 30 years employing, working with and mentoring thousands of teenagers in his many Subway stores. His book '28 Tips for Teenagers: Life Skills That Fast Track Success' looks at a range of skills that Craig believes are important in the transition from school to the workforce and beyond. He highlights areas that may need improvement coupled with tips that can help teenagers reach their own full potential.
‘Natural Harry’ started as a beach-side smoothie caravan and has grown to include two beautiful recipe books. 'Natural Harry' and 'Whole' celebrate the abundance of whole, colourful plant foods and the nourishing dishes that can be created with them. Focusing on nutrition and good quality ingredients, come along and meet Harriet and hear about the simple living philosophy behind the books.
Thursday, 9 August 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Looking for some cosy winter reading when it's cold outside? Bring along your own device and explore some of the library's fantastic resources to help you find your next great read.
Moonhack is Code Club's free World Record setting event for kids aged 7-18 around the world. Join us for Moonhack, an opportunity for kids to learn code and for coding whizz kids to flex some coding muscle. Ages 7+.
Sign up for Code Club. Term 2 covers advanced Scratch where you will take a tour of the Scratch interface and create games and animations. Get the most from Code Club by attending all the sessions. Ages 9+. For bookings contact email@example.comParticipants at Ocean Grove and Torquay Libraries are required to bring their own laptop.
Mix it up with after-school activities including tech challenges, art, craft, games, LEGO and more. No booking required. Ages 8+.
Join us 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 along and chat about the books you have been reading, meet new people and hear their recommendations for a good read. No booking required.
Join us for Code Club and learn how to master HTML and CSS to make your own websites and animations. To get the most from this program participants are requested to attend all sessions. Please bring your own laptop if attending Torquay or Ocean Grove sessions.
Ages 9-11 years. For bookings for this 9-week course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org