Torquay Library

Phone: 
(03) 5261 3049
Fax: 
(03) 5261 7310
Surf City Plaza
Beach Road
Torquay VIC 3228

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All libraries are closed on public holidays.

Opening hours

Monday: 10am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 10am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 10am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm
Sunday: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

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What's on - Torquay Library

Author Encounters

Maxine Flakmore - Babies

Come along and meet local author and illustrator Maxine Flakemore, and hear about her new book ‘Babies’. This lovely picture book for young children is about having fun with how baby magpies and baby humans are similar. This is Maxine’s fifth book of true stories for children about birds and animals that Maxine has cared for. Maxine aims to help children understand that all creatures are unique, have different personalities and live in family groups just like people do.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Torquay Library

All About Kids!

Preschool Story Time

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

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Creative & Connected

Transition Streets

Transition Streets is an initiative which brings neighbours together to explore ways of reducing their environmental impact while building a more connected neighbourhood. Transition Streets are emerging throughout Geelong with the aim to make homes and even streets more energy efficient, less resource dependent, more self reliant with food, less wasteful, healthier, safer and more enjoyable places to live.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Torquay Library

All About Kids!

Cultural Diversity Week

Geelong Regional Libraries are proud to celebrate Cultural Diversity Week. Discover some of the wonderful and varied cultures that make us all Australian through storytelling, craft, music and dance.

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All About Kids!

Bilingual Stories: French

Bonjour! Come and join us for some French and English stories and songs in this special bilingual story session.

Friday, 23 March 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Torquay Library

Holiday Fun For Kids

Paper Fashions

Create colourful costumes with recycled paper materials. Ages 8+

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Tissue Paper Art

Create art-pieces worthy of an exhibition with a range of techniques using tissue paper. Ages 12+.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Quirky Creatures

Learn a new way to create intriguing sculptures, get inventive and make a cute, quirky woollen creature to take home. Ages 8+.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

This is not a Box!

Join us as we use our imaginations to turn a simple cardboard box into a new and SUPER creation. The possibilities are endless!
Ages 5+.

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Stop Motion Ninjas

Make super-skilled ninja warriors and then film them in stop-motion animation action.
Ages 12+.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Pop Stick Puzzles

Transform ordinary pop sticks into a special jigsaw puzzle to take home. Ages 5+

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eKnow How

iPad Intermediate

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.

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All About Kids!

Star Wars Day

May the 4th be with you. Celebrate Star Wars day with us. Test your knowledge and have fun making your own Star Wars memorabilia to take home. Ages 8+.

Friday, 4 May 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Creative & Connected

8 Things About Dementia

Dementia Australia is the unified, national body for people of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers.The session provides information on dementia and services: what dementia is, including causes, signs, symptoms and risk factors; how dementia is diagnosed; how to seek help; and what services are available.

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All About Kids!

Families Week

Bring along someone special and join us at Torquay Library to celebrate Families Week with a special story time for just for you. 

Friday, 18 May 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Torquay Library

All About Kids!

Code Club: Scratch 1

Sign up for Code Club. Term 1 is all about Scratch. Take a tour of the Scratch interface and create games and animations. This program is suitable for beginners and bookings are essential. To get the most from this program participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 9-11 years. For bookings, contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

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The Mix

Mix it up with after-school activities including tech challenges, art, craft, games, LEGO and more.
No booking required. Ages 8+.

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All About Kids!

Baby Time

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

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Toddler Time

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

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All About Kids!

Our Favourite Picture Book

Join us throughout the day at Torquay Library, as staff share their favourite picture books. Stories will be read on the hour starting from 11.00am.
No booking required.

Friday, 2 March 2018 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
Torquay Library