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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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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
Create a spooky lantern to scare away even the scariest of ghouls this Halloween. During this 3-week course, you will learn the basics of how to use the Canvas Workspace software and see how the Brother Design ‘n’ Cut works. We will build on your skills each week, so we recommended participants attend all sessions. Bookings essential. Ages 8+
Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Why are horror movies so popular? This lecture explores the arcane origins of horror cinema and speculates over the social and psychological reasons behind its appeal. Celebrate Halloween season by watching clips from some of the most famous (and infamous) horror movies of all time, and dissecting the power and meaning behind their images. Ages 18+
Samantha Wood’s third book, Under Ten Thousand Stars, is a psychological thriller about secrets and love. Set in Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula, it’s the story of Julia Falconer, an artist married to a successful winemaker. From the outside, it looks like Julia and Michael have it all but things are never as they seem. Samantha Wood is the author of The Bay of Shadows and Culua: My Other Life in Mexico.
Monday, 28 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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.
Our bodies are amazing! Learn more about how they work and use science, technology, engineering and maths principles to discover more and create your own body parts out of recycled materials. Bookings essential. Ages 8+
Wednesday, 6 November 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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.
Get your neurones firing! Learn about the human body and how it works by creating your own Knitting Nancy and using it to create a neuron to take home. Bookings essential. Ages 6+
Thursday, 7 November 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Find some inner peace before the holiday season rush starts. Join us in a guided meditation session as you learn to relax and find inner peace. No experience required.
Saturday, 9 November 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Come along to meet others with common interests, get some insights and develop some tools around how to 'be there' for a mate, through being there for yourself first. This preventative mental health event is aimed at men aged 18+, and focuses on the social and cultural factors that influence wellbeing.
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.
Join the curator of this fascinating display to learn more about how Geelong reacted to the announcement of the end of WW1 and the impact the Great War had on the communities in Geelong and the region immediately after it ended.
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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.
Learn about the basic functions of the overlocker as well as how to re-thread.
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Going on holiday and want to know where to find accommodation? How about maps for the trip or the latest flight information? Bring along your Apple or Android device and we will show you how to make the most of your device.
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.
Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Reducing plastic use is the aim of the day. Make a lightweight reusable produce bag to carry your local produce in. All materials supplied.
Friday, 22 November 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Learn to create simple step-by-step programs and develop basic coding skills with our Blue-Bot floor robots. This 4-week course is designed to progressively build on skills developed each week. Get the most from Junior-Bots by attending all the sessions.
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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.
Pack your bags for a special story journey around the world. Hear stories about children from other countries and cultures, and learn songs and words in different languages. Ages 3-6.
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.