All libraries are closed on public holidays.
Waurn Ponds Library was officially opened on 3 February 2012 by Cr John MItchell, Mayor of the City of Greater Geelong, Darren Cheeseman MP, Member for Corangamite and David Morris MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government. Waurn Ponds Library has a prime position beside the Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre and Leisurelink aquatic and fitness centre, and is well serviced by public transport. Free car-parking areas extend on two sides of the library, which is open seven days a week. The award-winning two-storey building was designed by Whitefield McQueen Irwin Alsop, and opened in December 2011. A children’s area on the ground floor features Play & Learn computers, a semi-outdoor reading deck, and a family room. The first floor offers flexible areas for reading and study, and large non-fiction and young adult collections.
Baby Time: Every Thursday 11.30am, except during January.
Toddler Time: Every Monday 10.30am, during school terms.
Preschool Story Time: Every Wednesday 10.30am, during school terms.
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Want to know what 3D printing is and how it works? In this introductory workshop you will learn more about 3D printing and get to see an object printed.
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
Creation or Dreaming stories describe the travels of the spiritual ancestors and are integral to Aboriginal spirituality. Join us for a special story session as we share some of these great stories with you. Ages 5+
Come along and create your very own 3D Viking Longship out of recycled cardboard and paper. Ages 8+
Learn to tie Celtic knots and make a beautiful tri-colour bracelet. Ages 12+
Drums are an important part of life and ceremony in many cultures. Make a drum and play along during this interactive session. Ages 5+
Join us for this special hands-on session and make your own dream catcher to take home. Ages 5+
It's a fiesta of film fun these school holidays. Join us for a movie that is sure to entertain. Movies are G and PG rated. Ages 8+
Join us for an introduction to coding. This program is suitable for beginners only. Ages 8+
Discover the world of Indian hand decorations known as mehndi and design and create your own hand decoration with body paint. Ages 12+
In an introduction to the art trend of Zentangle participants will create their own detailed designs. While ‘doodling’ your patterns experience the ‘Zen’ part of Zentangle as you relax and create quick and interesting pieces of art.
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library
Brendan McAloon is a reformed journalist and television producer. He established Rip Curl’s Search TV series, co-produced Mick Fanning’s award-winning biopic surf film and was a television producer for professional surfing’s World Championship Tour. In his new book, Sharks Never Sleep, he shares the stories of scientists, conservationists and a host of eccentric characters. Settle in for some gripping first-hand shark encounters.
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library
Breathe new life into old books. Create jewellery, cards, practical pieces, sculptural works and more using old books and other recycled materials. Creative and fun session of crafting and community.
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library
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
Mix it up with after-school activities including tech challenges, art, craft, 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