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The Queenscliff Library is housed in a beautiful heritage building. Queenscliff has had some form of library service since 1856. In the mid 1880s, public subscription raised £900 towards the cost of our current building, designed by Geelong architect Joseph Watts. Dr David Williams, chairman of the trustees, laid the foundation stone on 23 June 1887 and the building was completed in 1888. The building was extended in 1974/75 and renovated under a Living Libraries grant in 2002. In 1894, the library reportedly contained nearly 2,000 volumes – currently, we have about 14,700 items.
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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
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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.
The very hungry caterpillar and friends are roaming in the library. Join them for stories, songs and games, and then create your own Eric Carle inspired creature. All ages 5+
3D pens are a great way to sculpt quickly in 3D. We have some great Spring project ideas to help you get the hang of them, or draw your own creation. Ages 14+
Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Learn about the fascinating and peculiar fad of the late 19th century where young people 'played the ghost', disguising themselves in elaborate ghost and monster costumes accentuated with phosphorescent paint, in an attempt to scare people at night. Presented by Dr David Waldron, Lecturer in History and Anthropology, School of Education and Arts, Federation University. Presented in partnership with the Victorian Seniors Festival.All ages welcome.
Sunday, 13 October 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Queenscliff Uniting Church
Would you like to borrow books from the library without leaving home and read them on your tablet? Let us show you how easy it is and the variety of options available.
What is the treasure that Sarah found? Who else knows about it? And why is it so special? Sarah Remembersis a picture storybook by local author Julie Edmonds. She will share how she came to write the book and also talk about the journey to self-publishing. Julie has a Graduate Diploma in Children’s Literature and Sarah Remembers began as an assignment for her studies. The story is based on several generations of her family’s connection to Torquay and her childhood memories.
Thursday, 7 November 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Join us to hear about the partnership between the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum and Geelong Regional Libraries, which has enabled broad public access to the Museum’s rich maritime book collection. The collection includes titles on subjects including lighthouses, shipwrecks, and maritime heritage. Long time Museum volunteer Jennifer Gilbert will share some of the Museum's history and demonstrate how to access the books via the Library's online catalogue.
Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Come along and enjoy a conversation about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet other readers. No bookings required.
One, two, three, four, five, once I caught a fish alive… Join the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre and the Queenscliff Library for a morning of fishy tales and craft.
Booking essential. Ages 4+. Bookings include free entry for one accompanying adult.
For bookings, please contact Queenscliff Library, ph. 5258 2017.
Thursday, 3 October 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am