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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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.
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
Learn about the risk factors associated with these chronic diseases and how healthy eating and weight control can offer protection. Hear about theLife!Program. Presented by Diabetes Victoria.
Come along for a bookish adventure with some of our favourite books about books, and book inspired crafts. Ages 5+
Join us as we make finger puppets, pencil buddies and amazing critters with pipe cleaners and your imagination. Ages 8+
Need inspiration? Keep positive, achieve your goals and stay motivated with your own collage of your favourite motivational quotes and inspiring words. Ages 12+
Join us in this hands-on workshop, make your very own puppet and bring a story to life. Ages 5+
Create a portrait of your favourite band or musician using OSMO Masterpiece and library iPads. No art experience necessary. Ages 12+
Would you like to learn the art of paper folding? Join us for this origami workshop and convert a sheet of paper into something amazing . Ages 8+
Increase your reading pleasure and get greater value from the eCollections by discovering current and historical online newspapers
Want to share photos with family and friends? Or store them online to free up space on your device? Bring along your smartphone or tablet to learn about apps that can help you to make the most of your photos.
Learn to unleash the creative powers of LEGOÂ® MINDSTORMSÂ® EV3 to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. Bookings for this 10-week course are essential as places are limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 8+
Learn how to design digital 3D models using the easy to use Sculptris software. By the end of this introductory session you will have created your first digital 3D model! Bring along your USB flash drive so that you can save your work to take away.
For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources
Come along for a fun-filled session of songs and rhymes for babies. Sessions run all year except for January. No booking required.
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program. No bookings required.
Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hera recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading
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.