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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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
Drawing on true events of Australia’s worst industrial accident – a tragedy that still scars the city – The Bridge is a profoundly moving novel that examines class, guilt, and moral culpability. Yet it shows that even the most harrowing of situations can give way to forgiveness and redemption. Enza Gandolfo is a Melbourne writer and an honorary professor in creative writing at Victoria University.
Thursday, 27 June 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Make your own hanging 3D hot air balloon in this crafty construction workshop. Ages 5+
Trove is the National Library of Australia’s online repository of digital materials. Come along to this introductory workshop to learn how to search, find and get access to the millions of digitised books, images, maps, newspapers, sound recordings and more.
Explore the continents of the world as you create your very own papier mâché globe. Ages 8+
In a captivating mix of memoir and cultural critique, Dr Lee Kofman casts a questioning eye on the myths surrounding our conception of physical perfection and what it’s like to live in a body that deviates from the norm. Dr Lee Kofman is a Russian-born Israeli-Australian author of five books, editor of two anthologies, writing teacher and mentor based in Melbourne.
Getting a postcard or letter in the mail is always fun. Design and create your own unique postcard to be sent to family or friends, near or far, in this hands-on workshop. Ages 5+
This active session will have you exploring the universe with craft, games and hands-on discovery. Ages 8+
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.
Thursday, 18 July 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Bring along your own device and get some tips on how to get the most out of your tablet.
3D pens are a great way to sculpt quickly in 3D. We have some great winter project ideas to help you get the hang of them, or draw your own creation. Ages 14+
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.
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
Come along and enjoy a conversation about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet other readers. No bookings required.
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 booking required.