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.
The last week of regular children’s programs will be the week starting the 12th – 16th of December.
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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Unleash your superpowers, put yourself in the picture and create your own special effects using a range of augmented reality and comic strip apps. Ages 8+
Sign up for Code Club and learn how to make your own computer games, animations and websites. In term four you’ll learn to program with Python, a powerful language used by sites like YouTube and Dropbox. It’s easy for beginners to use and learn, and experienced programmers (in any programming language) will pick it up very quickly. Bookings are essential for this 9-week course as places are strictly limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 9-11 years
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
Learn how to make beautiful Christmas decorations using the art of upcycling books and magazines.
Do you have what it takes to be a cunning mastermind? Make your own minion, design a super machine, create your own super villain ID card and help us celebrate our favourite super villains. Ages 5+
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs. Take inspiration from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Childrenand learn to make your ownpeculiarimages using photo editing software. Ages 12+
Create a comic inspired 3D masterpiece in this hands-on workshop. Ages 12+
Looking for some summer holiday reading? Bring along your own device and explore some of the library's fantastic resources. We'll show you our tips and tricks to help you find your next favourite book.
Create your own hero or villain, or take a selfie and transform yourself as you learn to draw with OSMO Masterpiece. No drawing experience required. Ages 12+
Give your brain a workout in this session designed to get your neural pathways in turn firing and then relaxing. Solve a Sudoku, try a brain game on an i-Pad or de-stress with colouring for grown-ups.
Noah was moved to action by a visit to Borneo’s Sun Bear Conservation Centre at the age of four where he learned of the endangered livelihood of the Sun Bear. The Sun Bear Children's Festival was founded to raise awareness for ALL endangered wildlife creating the opportunity for ALL children to share their love of animals and raise awareness and funds for endangered wildlife in Australia and overseas. Come and learn about Noah’s motivation and how his vision for an annual Sun Bear Festival came to fruition, and how this inspirational young man achieved this with the support of the community, all by the age of eight years old.
Monday, 27 February 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Using your tablet, and the library's resources, you can access all the information you require to answer your gardening questions.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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
Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.