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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
Join leather artist Aram O’Mara and learn how to create a keytag, coaster and coin purse. Leather crafting or simply leathercraft is the practice of making leather into craft objects or works of art, using shaping techniques, colouring techniques or both. Come along and explore this unique craft.
Monday, 29 April 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
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.
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.
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Tuesday, 30 April 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Are your photos in need of rescuing from old 'magnetic' albums? You are welcome to bring along some photos to this practical workshop. Heritage Centre staff will provide advice on how to physically store original photos plus ideas for digitising, storing and sharing with a mobile device.
Tuesday, 2 April 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Macramé is the art of knotting string in patterns to make decorative articles. Come into Corio Library and take a crash course in common macramé knots and then make a lovely macramé planter pot to take home with you.
Learn how to create 2D designs to be drawn or cut into fabric or paper using the Brother Design'n'Cut software: Canvas Workspace.
Thursday, 2 May 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
May the 4th be with you. Celebrate Star Wars day with us. Test your knowledge and have fun making your own Star Wars memorabilia to take home. Ages 8+.
Saturday, 4 May 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
International parenting author Lou Harvey-Zahra presents practical ideas to transform tears and tantrums into smiles. Hear expert tips on establishing family values for positive behaviour and increased harmony in the home. Lou is the author of the best-selling Happy Child, Happy Home and Creative Discipline, Connected Family.
Sessions for parents of children aged 0 - 6 years:
Tuesday 7 May
Wednesday 8 May
Waurn Ponds 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday 9 May
Geelong West 2:00-3:00pm
Sessions for parents of children aged 7 - 12 years:
Wednesday 8 May
Thursday 9 May
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.
Interested in 3D printing, virtual reality or other technology? Come along to our monthly Makerspace morning to learn more about the library's Makerspace opportunities.
Saturday, 11 May 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Interested in 3D printing but already know the basics? Meet like-minded people every month to share your ideas and work on your 3D models.
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Join us as we celebrate Library and Information Week with this year's National Simultaneous Storytime. Come along for a special presentation of Alpacas With Maracas, written and illustrated by Matt Cosgrove. All branches (except Barwon Heads, Chilwell & Western Heights).
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week and spin a yarn with us! Spin a Yarn is an Indigenous oral storytelling game that aims to increase knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture from a contemporary Koorie perspective. Ages 5+
Monday, 27 May 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
This beginner's class at Corio Library will teach you to use the embroidery function on our sewing machines, 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. Those undertaking this class must have either attended a Basic Sewing class or must know how to use a sewing machine. Bookings essential.
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Come along to our community-led sewing makerspace on Tuesdays. Bring your project, or be inspired by othes and start something new. Use the sewing machine or sew by hand. Relax and enjoy being part of a diverse group united by a love of sewing. 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.
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.
Sign up for Code Club. Term 2 covers advanced Scratch where you will take a tour of the Scratch interface and create games and animations. Get the most from Code Club by attending all the sessions. Ages 9+. For bookings contact firstname.lastname@example.orgParticipants at Ocean Grove and Torquay Libraries are required to bring their own laptop.
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