All libraries are closed on public holidays.
Ocean Grove is the largest town on the Bellarine and boasts a long library history – a free library opened in the public hall in 1910 and our current library includes a City of Greater Geelong service point and was opened as part of The Grove Centre in 1993. Renovations in 2014 improved the floor area, technology and services available. This busy library has frequent children’s activities enlivening the space and reflecting the diverse demographics of our community.
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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
Explore the benefits and optimise your use of myGov. In partnership with the Australian Department of Health and Human Services.
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.
Get your sea legs on and join us for some rollicking stories, swashbuckling sea shanties and a treasure trove of craft and games. All ages
Come into the library and you will be greeted by the gentle sounds of SonikSea – an improvised collaboration between local musicians Joseph Stanaway and Demir Aliu. Combining the Pan with a variety of beautiful and unusual strings, flutes and voice, you will transported with this sensitive and atmospheric approach to music.
Join us for a romping and stomping dinosaur adventure with stories, songs and craft. All ages 5+
Come to the library and make a little felt alpaca pal to pop in your pocket. Ages 12-18.
There's a rumble in the jungle, there's a whisper in the trees, the animals are waking up and rustling the leaves.Create your own African jungle diorama with hidden animals to explore.Ages 8+
Code your trip to the African Savannah and greet some animals when you get there! This program is designed for parent and child to work together using Scratch Jr. Ages 5+
Create a collage animal character using recycled books and then animate it with Stop Motion Studio app. Ages 8+
Use paper quilling and watercolour techniques to create your own 3D blossom tree artwork. Ages 12-18.
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!
Representatives from Bellarine Friendsof the Hooded Plover will speak about their program, and how we can ensure the safety of this precious little beachnesting bird. Presented in partnership with the Geelong Seniors Festival.All ages welcome.
Friday, 18 October 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Ocean Grove Library
One cold morning in late May 1942, the bullet-ridden body of Driver Roy Willis was found on the side of the Wallington-Ocean Grove Road. He had been shot anumber of times with a military revolver. Three months later, the killer struck again. Gunner John Hulston’s body was eventually recovered and like Willis, he had been shot in the chest with a .455 calibre army revolver. As with any good murder mystery, this story has more twists and turns than the Great Ocean Road. Local author Bob Marmion uses his experience as a former police detective and military historian to unravel this cold case mystery.
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Ocean Grove Library
Join us for Code Club and learn how to master HTML and CSS to make your own websites and animations. To get the most from this program participants are requested to attend all sessions. Please bring your own laptop if attending Torquay or Ocean Grove sessions.
Ages 9-11 years. For bookings for this 9-week course, please contact email@example.com
Learn to design, build, program and control LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 in this hands-on session. Get the most out of Advanced Mindstorms by attending all sessions. For bookings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Ocean Grove Library
This fun-filled 4-week program combines everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods. The program has been designed for children to share with their parent/carer and participants are requested to attend all sessions. Ages 3-5 years. For bookings, please contact email@example.com.
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 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.
Learn to control a robot in these hands-on sessions. Get the most from LEGO® MINDSTORMS by attending all the sessions.
For bookings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn to create your own electronic circuits with Arduino and Little Bits and learn to use a Makey Makey in this 4-week technology focused course.For bookings please contact email@example.com. Ages 8+.
Sign-up for Code Club and learn how to make your own computer games, animations and websites with Python. To get the most from this program participants need to attend all sessions. Bookings are essential for this course as places are strictly limited. For bookings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Ages 9-11
Participants at Ocean Grove and Torquay Libraries are required to bring their own laptop.