All libraries are closed on public holidays.
Drysdale Library is a busy, medium-sized community library located in the central business district. Councillor John Mitchell and David Morris MO officially re-opened the library on 3 February 2012, after an extensive refurbishment. We have a popular newspaper and magazine reading area and kids love sinking into the bean bags and big cushions in our dedicated children’s zone.
Find out more about Baby, Toddler and Storytimes here.
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Join us for a very special family Christmas storytelling event that will transport you into the festive season. Hear extraordinary Christmas tales both funny and surprising brought to life with a little help from our audience!
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:
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.
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
Are you a writer and want to share your original writing with a group of locals? Come along and share a five minute piece of with a small audience at the Drysdale Library. This is a great opportunity to meet other writers and feel motivated to write.
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.
You are invited for an afternoon of chat, craft and good company. Join us to learn the art of quilling and leave with some paper Christmas craft to adorn cards or your tree.
Thursday, 19 December 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Get creative with colourful buttons to make your own hand-crafted greeting card or beautiful artwork to take home. Ages 8+
Boxes, boxes, boxes! What could you make? Use your imagination and transform old recycled boxes into new, amazing creations. All ages.
Take inspiration from your favourite story to create a unique puppet from a simple paper bag, and then bring it alive in your own puppet show. Ages 5+
What will you find hidden in your garden? Join us for a magical session of stories and songs, and then create your own garden inspired craft to take home. All ages.
Relax, bend, and stretch in this interactive yoga adventure for children and families. Please note that this program is not delivered by qualified yoga teachers. Ages 5+
Meet Hunter, an ex-working dog of Vision Australia and his trainer, Phoebe. Learn about the highs and lows of life as a trainer. A fun and informative session for the whole family.
Make your very own colourful felt pencil case or mobile phone case. All materials are supplied. Ages 12+
We know of his children Charlotte, Emily and Anne, but we know very little of him. Patrick Brontë – his wife called him 'Saucy Pat' - was the son of an Irish potato farmer who taught himself to read and won a Cambridge scholarship. Despite being an Anglican priest for over fifty years, he was centre stage in a literary scandal and a murderous revolution. For ages biographers have got it wrong - now discover the truth. Presented by Cenarth Fox.
Saturday, 8 February 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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.
Join Pam Jennings from the Bellarine Historical Society to learn more about what happened following WWI in the local area. Pam’s talk will focus on memorials, the post-war struggle of returned soldiers, Red Cross societies and peace celebrations in the area.
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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+
Tea is a central component of many cultures and despite differences in the variety of tea and its preparation, it is a global symbol for hospitality, friendship and welcome. Join Tracey for a little taste of the diverse and fascinating world of tea - to show just how far this little plant has travelled and how it has come to mean so much to so many.
Saturday, 29 February 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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.
Come along and enjoy a conversation about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet other readers. No bookings required.
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
Join other LEGO®fans, explore your creativity and see where your imagination can take you.No bookings required.Ages 5+
Are you a knitter? You can help the Rotary Club of Drysdale by knitting beanies to raise money for mental health as part of its new fundraiser: IGKNITE project. Join us at the Drysdale Library in a knitting circle to knit a beanie for this great cause. Please bring your own needles and wool.No bookings required.
Drop in and let us show you how to create impossible photos to share with family and friends using the library's Green Screen. Suitable for the whole family. No bookings required.
Thursday, 9 January 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
From tech to craft, the Leopold Library offers so many opportunities to try new things. Join us in the dedicated Youth Space as we 'think, make and do' using various materials and technology. No bookings required. Ages 10+