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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Crooked Vows is the compelling narrative of a student priest whose attempt to recover memories surrounding the aftermath of a plane crash explores the underpinnings of a deeply conservative Catholic community in the 1950s whose outward piety hid a shameful underbelly that dared not be exposed Hear John explore the novel's themes.
Thursday, 8 September 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library
Take advantage of the library's Apple iMacs and Adobe Photoshop software and learn from one of our in-house specialists. Bring in your own digital photos and take your editing skills to the next level.
Waurn Ponds Library
One Million Stars to End Violence is a community art installation project that aims to create one million woven stars for display as a giant installation at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. This project seeks to raise awareness about violence in the community and the woven stars are symbols of hope, light and courage. Join us for weaving workshops to create stars to be collected and added to the installation in 2018.
Bring your own Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and learn some tips and tricks to help you use your device to its full potential.
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 first hand.
Increase your reading pleasure and get greater value from the eCollections by discovering current and historical online newspapers
Experience the latest in virtual reality technology with the Oculus Rift headset. Swim with seals or meet a T-rex in a demonstration of 360 video. Hang out and interact with other VR users in the social app AltSpaceVR. Learn what the future of virtual reality might have in store!
Want to read the latest selection of library magazines delivered straight to your device using Zinio? Bring your own device or borrow one of the library's iPads.
Ever wondered if you can trust the internet? Want to know more about the risks of computer viruses, identify theft, or losing your data? With the right tools and a few precautions, you can protect yourself online. As part of this session we can also give you some tips about how to manage and track your data usage.
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading
Friday, 26 August 2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hera recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.