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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Join us as we celebrate Library and Information Week with this year's National Simultaneous Storytime. Come along for a special presentation of I Got This Hat written by Jol and Kate Temple, illustrated by Jon Foye. All Ages.
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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.
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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.
The City of Greater Geelong presents free Cyber Safety sessions aimed at parents who want to understand young people's use of the internet, social media and gaming. Sessions draw on experience from social media experts, law enforcement and youth workers.
For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources
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.
Join us in this hands-on workshop, make your very own puppet and bring a story to life. 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+
Enjoy some of our favourite pop-up books, learn what makes them special and make your very own pop-up to take home. Ages 5+
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+
Come along for a bookish adventure with some of our favourite books about books, and book inspired crafts. Ages 5+
Join Goldilocks, three little pigs, a big bad wolf and more of your favourite fairy tale characters as we go on an unexpected journey with thes mixed up tales. Ages 5+
Learn how to scan images and create 3D printed objects from your image
What do romance readers love about their fictional heroes? A sense of humour? Smouldering eyes? Or a large dose of chivalry? Join four local authors—Alli Sinclair, Lisa Ireland, Delwyn Jenkins, and Nicki Edwards—as they discuss romantic heroesat this entertaining and enlightening forum.
Sunday, 31 July 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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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.
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading
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 along for a fun filled session of songs and rhymes for babies. Sessions run all year except for January. No bookings required.
Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hera recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.