Corio Library

Phone: 
(03) 4201 0658
Cox Rd (cnr Moa St)
Norlane VIC 3214

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All libraries are closed on public holidays.

Opening hours

Monday: 10am - 8pm
Tuesday: 10am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 10am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 10am - 5:30pm
Friday: 10am - 8pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed

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NBN Awareness Initiative

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:

  • What is NBN™ & How to get connected
  • How the NBN™ will affect your existing Home Phone
  • Medical alarms & Power outages 
  • Information about scams, amongst other things

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.

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Introduction to Kanopy

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. 

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Preschool Story Time

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

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TREEHOUSE ESCAPADES

Are you a fan of the Treehouse series? Have you ever wished you could have your very own 13 Storey Treehouse? With a little imagination and creativity you can. Construct a diorama of your favourite Treehouse storey, or bring your own ideas to life.Ages 8+

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PUZZLE IT OUT

Design and create your very own jigsaw puzzle! Then challenge your friends and family to puzzle it out. All ages.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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iPad Basics

Learn the basic functions of the Apple iPad and how it can be used. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.

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Tablet & Smartphone Q&A

Bring along your tablet and discuss apps, features and library services available through your device

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Fun with Felt

Make your very own colourful felt pencil case or mobile phone case. All materials are supplied. Ages 12+

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LEGO®CHALLENGE

Are you up for the LEGO®Challenge? Test your building skills by completing as many of theLEGO®challenges as possible in one hour. Ages 8+

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Youth Programs

ALL IN! MOVIE NIGHT

Join us for snacks and a movie (M rated). In partnership with the fOrT Youth Centre. Bookings essential as places are strictly limited. Ages 12-18.

Friday, 24 January 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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BASIC SEWING LESSONS

Always wanted to learn how to sew on a sewing machine? Why not take a beginner’s class at Corio Library? Attendees will produce a small item from start to finish during their two hour class. Come and explore your creative side with our sewing makerspace. Bookings essential.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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INCLUSIVE STORY TIME

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.

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LEGO® WEDO 2.0

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 cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 7-11.

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CHINESE ASTROLOGY FOR 2020: METAL RAT

Salwa Abboud is a FengShui Master from The Ministry of Feng Shui& Four Pillars of Destiny. Participants will learn how to capitalise on their destiny for 2020. Please bring your chart with you if you attended the session in 2019.

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JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Come along to this hands-on workshop for an introduction into the art of Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo). This session is presented by Japanese expatriate Kazuko Horii-Watson (Reisen Horii), who studied for over forty years under the great calligrapher Master Tetsusen Horino. Participants should wear clothing suitable for painting. Ages 18+

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The Art of the Bonsai

Bonsai is the art of growing certain trees and shrubs, of many varieties, in small, shallow containers. Join local enthusiast Mark Ludlow as he shares his expertise in a demonstration followed by a Q&A session. Mark will also bring some bonsais for viewing from his extensive collection at home.

Thursday, 13 February 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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3D printing: design a phone stand

Learn more advanced 3D design techniques and create a custom phone stand in this intermediate session.

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Computer Basics

Lack confidence with computers? Want to learn how they work in a safe, friendly environment? In this self-paced session we will cover the basics on how to use a computer.

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SOLVE YOUR PASSWORD WORRIES

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.

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CRAFT FOR A CAUSE – PENGUIN JUMPERS

Oil pollution is a serious threat to little penguins. They will try to preen the toxic oil from their feathers and ingesting it can kill them. Little penguin rehabilitation jumpers play an important role in saving them but we need to ensure they fit the penguins properly and are safe to use. If you are a confident knitter and can follow a pattern, please join us at Corio Library. No bookings required.

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PURL JAM – KNITTING CIRCLE

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.

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Special Events

MOTORING MADNESS COMES TO CORIO!

Geelong Regional Library Corporation and Geelong Museum of Motoring are presenting an exhibition to relive Australian motoring history. Geelong Museum of Motoring will be showcasing a couple of classic cars on the day and the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre will have a digital display showcasing Geelong's unique motoring history. No bookings required.

Saturday, 1 February 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
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COMIC CREATORS

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
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Baby Time

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.

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FLIGHT CLUB

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
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