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The Corio Library was officially opened on 28 November 1970 by Cr MW Haines, Shire of Corio. It was named the Shire of Corio John Drysdale Library in memory of John Alexander Drysdale, a councillor from 1940 to 1969. The building features a unique set of abstract sculptural plaques on the north facade facing Cox Road. Designed in 1969, the sculptures were created by artist Edward Heffernan, Head of Art and Design at the Gordon Institute of Technology. Located adjacent to Waterworld and Centenary Hall, this busy and vibrant branch was refurbished in 2005. Special collection features include: bilingual picture books; LOTE (Languages other than English) magazines; learning English collection; World DVDs and a parenting collection.
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Come to this interactive session where Bradley from local business Games Workshop will talk to participants about the art of painting models and miniatures, sharing some tips and tricks before everyone spreads out and works on their own pieces in a warm, friendly and inclusive environment.
Saturday, 21 September 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
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
Learn more advanced 3D design techiques and create a custom phone stand in this intermediate session.
Monday, 26 August 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Join us and experience Kanopy, a film streaming service available to all library users. Enjoy thought-provoking movies in a community setting. Please note film rating before booking, as rating will be enforced.
Monday, 26 August 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
This sensory-rich story time is for all children. These sessions accommodate delayed motor skill development and include opportunities for children to interact, with less sitting and more movement. Audio stimulation is limited and group size is small. Bookings recommended.
Have a new baby? Or are you expecting a new family member soon? Come along and sew your baby’s first book. Meet other mums, dads and carers, have a chat and create a memory to last forever. This program runs for three weeks and will work best if you attend every session. Babies and children always welcome! Bookings essential.
Monday, 2 September 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Sensory Story Time provides opportunities for children with additional needs to experience the magic of stories and develop a love of reading in a low stimulus environment with tactile story-telling formats. Group size is small so bookings are recommended.
Always wanted to learn how to sew on a sewing machine? Then come and take a beginner’s class at Corio Library. We will teach you to use the sewing machine and overlocker, which are available for public use. Attendees will produce a small item from start to finish during their two-hour class, which they will take home. Come and explore your creative side with our sewing makerspace. Bookings essential.
Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Journey into the Jurassic era using the powers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Each week we will solve a challenge using our skills of problem-solving and detection. This 3-week course will have you walking with the dinosaurs and thinking like an archaeologist. Bookings essential. Ages 6+
Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Ever wanted to learn to sew? Make a cuddly new friend to take home in this 3-week course. Choose your pattern, cut your fabric and sew it all together with our sewing machine! Bookings essential. Ages 8+
Thursday, 5 September 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Learn the basics functions of the Apple iPad and how it can be used. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.
Reducing and repurposing is the aim of the day.Make a coffee caddy to carry your reusable coffee cups,using the sewing machine and overlocker. All materials supplied.
Friday, 6 September 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Celebrate spring by creating your own stained glass suncatcher using the Brother Design 'n' Cut. Learn how to use the cloud-based design platform Canvas Workspace to take your creation from digital file to 2D decoration.
Get lost in the magical world of Roald Dahl as we celebrate the worlds, characters and stories of this marvellous storyteller. All ages.
Get your sea legs on and join us for some rollicking stories, swashbuckling sea shanties and a treasure trove of craft and games. All ages
Bring your tablet to the library and learn about the different mindfulness and meditation resources available to you.
What’s lurking in the shadows? Lions, tigers and bears… oh my! Make some shadow puppet animals and a stage where you can bring them to life. Ages 8+
Find inspiration in your favourite animal and create a unique bookmark to help decorate your books. All ages.
Learn how to make some cool ASCII text art using the Python computer programming language. Suitable for beginner coders.Ages 12-18.
I wrote to the Zoo to send me a pet. They sent me an…Join us as we walk, talk and act like the animals featured in Rod Campbell's classic book,Dear Zoo.This interactive session will have you going wild with excitement and you will also get to take home your own piece of the jungle.Ages 5+
Learn about the basic functions of the overlocker as well as how to re-thread.
Battle it out with your favourite Xbox and Wii games, and explore the world of virtual reality as we get together and get our game on! In partnership with the fOrT Youth Centre. Ages 12-18.
Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Come to the library and make a little felt alpaca pal to pop in your pocket. Ages 12-18.
The very hungry caterpillar and friends are roaming in the library. Join them for stories, songs and games, and then create your own Eric Carle inspired creature. All ages 5+
Create a colourful piece of wildlife art using magazines and animal silhouettes in this fun hands-on workshop. Ages 8+