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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.
Find out more about Baby, Toddler and Storytimes here.
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Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries. Come and learn how it works.
Curious about Corio? Come along and learn about quirky and curious facts about Corio. Bring along your own stories to share over a cuppa and a biscuit.
Monday, 27 April 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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
Celebrate the Australian Heritage Festival by sharing your stories for the future to be immortalised on video. Share your love for Corio, an interesting story or fact, your own story, whether new or centuries old.
These are the stories that will tell people of the future where we came from, who we were and what we aspired to be. Come anytime during opening hours to share your thoughts with us.
Tuesday, 28 April 2020 - 10:00am to 5:30pm
Inclusive Story Time provides opportunities for children to experience the magic of stories and develop a love of reading in a low stimulus environment, with limited audio stimulation and a small group size. Bookings are recommended.
Become part of the Corio creative collective and use the sewing machines in the makerspace to take your projects to the next level. Bring in your current project or start a new one.
Learn how to give their clothes a new life with visible mending. The session will focus on the Japanese techniques of boro and sashiko; using fine hand-stitching to patch and strengthen clothing. Bring in jeans or other items of clothing in need of repair for this hands-on workshop.
Thursday, 12 March 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Learn more advanced 3D design techniques and create a custom phone stand in this intermediate session.
Give your worn out, torn or daggy jeans, jackets or skirts a new lease on life with this hands-on workshop.
Thursday, 26 March 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Ever felt overwhelmed by the number of online passwords you need to remember? This session will introduce you to a variety of ways to securely save and store your passwords.
Ready for a real 3D design challenge? In this session you will used more advanced 3D design tools in TinkerCAD to create a wriggly articulated creature for 3D printing.
Experience the latest in virtual reality technology. Enjoy a ride in a fighter jet, ride a rollercoaster or meet a T-rex in a 360-degree video.
Looking for an ancestor who served in the military? Learn about some of the fantastic resources you can use to discover relatives or explore this fascinating area of history.
Monday, 20 April 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Interested in discovering more about your family's history? This session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources.
Want to read the latest selection of library magazines free and delivered straight to your device using your library membership? Bring along your own device and learn how. With hundreds of eMagazines to choose from, there is sure to be at least one for you to enjoy!
Discover what 3D printing is and how it works. Design your own custom name tag and see an item 3D printed in this beginner's session.
Come and watch the Adam Goodes documentary, The Final Quarter on the big screen. Adam Goodes was a champion AFL footballer and Indigenous leader. In the final three years of his playing career he became a lightning rod for a heated public debate and widespread media commentary that divided the nation. He publicly called out racism, was named Australian of the Year, was accused of staging for free kicks, and performed an on-field war dance celebration. Using only archival footage aired at the time, the film holds a mirror to Australia and is an opportunity to reconsider what happened on and off the football field.
This screneing is part of National Reconcilation Week.
Learn to create your very own superhero comic book in this fun and informative 4-week program. Ages 8+
Tuesday, 4 February 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Take to the skies in this 4-week exploration of things that fly! Learn to make bubbles, build rockets, design parachutes and make helicopters that fly. Ages 8+ No bookings required.
Wednesday, 5 February 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Build and construct LEGO® WeDo 2.0 models which can be programmed and brought to life with simple, drag-and drop software. Activities are designed for children to share with their parent/carer and participants are requested to attend all sessions in this 4-week course. For bookings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Ages 7-11.
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.
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
Drop in on Friday afternoons for a relaxing yarn with friends. Work on your project or join forces with us to help KOGO - Knit One, Give One - the non-profit organisation supplying winter woollies to Victorians in need. All skill levels welcome. No bookings required.
Join our enthusiastic library staff and practice your English speaking skills in these relaxed, conversational-style sessions. Learn about Corio's Learning English collection and explore digital resources. No bookings required.
Drop in on Wednesday mornings and join forces with us to help KOGO - Knit One, Give One - the non-profit organisation supplying winter woollies to Victorians in need. All skill levels welcome. No bookings required.