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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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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.
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
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, 13 June 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Learn how to create 2D designs to be drawn or cut into fabric or paper using the Brother Design'n'Cut software: Canvas Workspace.
Are you a crime buff? Can you pick a whodunit? Are you ready to solve mysteries? Join us for 'Cluedo in real life' as we solve mysteries and shine a light on plot, twists, detectives and criminals. This book club with a difference will run over three separate nights. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.
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.
Learn more advanced 3D design techiques and create a custom phone stand in this intermediate session.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, 1 July 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Make your own hanging 3D hot air balloon in this crafty construction workshop. Ages 5+
Grab your passport and travel the world on this scavenger hunt around the library. Discover the continents of the world and find some of the many landmarks and animals that live there. Ages 8+
Enter the retro-futuristic Victorian world of Jules Verne and create your very own Steampunk top-hat. Ideal for that next journey aboard a mighty zeppelin. BYO goggles and other accoutrements. Ages 12-18.
Join us for an imaginary journey around the world through magical stories, songs and games. Ages 5+
Explore the continents of the world as you create your very own papier mâché globe. Ages 8+
Build your own version of the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and other world-famous landmarks in this hands-on session. All ages.
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, 5 July 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Come along and learn some simple beading techniques to create your own cool keyring or bag tag. Ages 12-18.
Discover tales of creation from Australia's first people as we share some of these wonderful stories with you. All ages.
Celebrate NAIDOC Week with us as we share in our Indigenous culture’s rich storytelling traditions. Create your own story, interact with games and take home a piece of the fun.
Tuesday, 9 July 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
This active session will have you exploring the universe with craft, games and hands-on discovery. Ages 8+
Put on your dancing shoes for a fun-filled hour of traditional dances from around the globe. Ages 5+
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!