All libraries are closed on public holidays.
Drysdale Library is a busy, medium-sized community library located in the central business district. Councillor John Mitchell and David Morris MO officially re-opened the library on 3 February 2012, after an extensive refurbishment. We have a popular newspaper and magazine reading area and kids love sinking into the bean bags and big cushions in our dedicated children’s zone.
Find out more about Baby, Toddler and Storytimes here.
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These special sessions are being presented by the nbn™ Local Community Affairs team help you understand and answer questions about the nbn™ network.
Each session will cover:
The purpose of this initiative is to ensure communities have all the necessary information during the rollout of the NBN™ access network. It aims to give the community a forum to ask questions and troubleshoot any concerns they might have.
Thursday, 6 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
A story of the bravery, daring, imprisonment and romance - the true life of a village lad who ran away to sea, lived more adventures in his short lifetime than most of us can dream of and died almost forgotten by the British but not by the people of the land he charted
and named. A tale of war at sea, shipwrecks, intrigue, tragedy and romance from Jim's Australia's Best Sea Stories collection.
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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
Tea is a central component of many cultures and despite differences in the variety of tea and its preparation, it is a global symbol for hospitality, friendship and welcome. Join Tracey for a little taste of the diverse and fascinating world of tea - to show just how far this little plant has travelled and how it has come to mean so much to so many.
Saturday, 29 February 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Join us for an afternoon of chat, craft and good company. Learn the art of card making and take home your handmade card.
This session is presented by a representative from City of Greater Geelong and will look at accessing support from council and other providers via My Aged Care. You will learn about the levels of support, and kinds of support available to support individuals staying in their home including home care, personal care, respite, shopping support and home modifications.
Have you heard of the Slow Flower Movement? It is all about taking the best care of your flowers and the environment by letting things grow at their own pace, in their true season, with the help of bees rather than chemicals and pesticides. Come along and meet local grower Simone McKenzie. Attendees will take away a sample of these wonderful and sustainably grown flowers. Image courtesy of Smellies Flowers.
Saturday, 21 March 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Do you have items at home that are too good to throw out but you no longer want to keep? Have you considered online selling? Come along and we will show you how and share some of the pitfalls to avoid.
Are you a writer and want to share your original writing with a group of locals? Come along and share a five minute piece of with a small audience at the Drysdale Library. This is a great opportunity to meet other writers and feel motivated to write.
Thursday, 9 April 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Marion Ivermee-Villarosa is a professional organiser and she will demonstrate ways that you can reach a place of calm within your own life by removing the clutter.
Thursday, 23 April 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Learn about saving, organising and sharing your your photos on your phone or tablet.
This special exhibition, developed from the Geelong Heritage Centre's Archive Collection, has been created to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice Day on 11 November 1918. The exhibition explores many themes including the reactions to the end of WWI, peace celebrations, welcoming home the men and women returning from war and life after WWI for people in our region. Remembering the End will appeal to students from upper primary and all secondary levels as it explores local WWI ANZAC involvement and the impact of WWI on our local communities.
Are you a knitter? You can help the Rotary Club of Drysdale by knitting beanies to raise money for mental health as part of its new fundraiser: IGKNITE project. Join us at the Drysdale Library in a knitting circle to knit a beanie for this great cause. Please bring your own needles and wool.No bookings required.
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 click here.
From tech to craft, the library offers so many opportunities to try new things. Join us as we ‘think, make and do’ using various materials and technology. No bookings required. Ages 12+
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
Join other LEGO®fans, explore your creativity and see where your imagination can take you.No bookings required.Ages 5+
Friday, 28 February 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Come along and enjoy a conversation about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet other readers. No bookings required.
This workshop will help you explore the world of online music streaming. Access millions of songs, discover music you've never encountered before, and let apps deliver you daily curated lists of what you enjoy.