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A substantial upgrade almost doubled the available floor area in the Torquay Library, providing more space for seating and programs, shelf space for collections, plus an increase to 12 public use computers with internet access. The refurbished library was officially opened on 13 February 2013 by the Hon Jeanette Powell MP and the Surf Coast Mayor Libby Coker. Located in Beach Road, in the north west corner of Surf City, the entrance is located beside the Surf World Museum and Community Hall.
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
Oh the places you could go with a cat wearing a hat, a wocket, a who, and a thing or two. Explore the curious creatures of Dr Seuss in this silly Seussical session. All ages.
Learn how to add creatures to backgrounds in Scratch Jr. and have them interact with each other. This interactive session is designed for a child and caregiver to complete together. Ages 5+
Enter the world of invertebrates, test your knowledge of these amazing creatures and design your own new species to take home. Ages 8+
Come along to learn about how to work with, understand, respect, protect and enhance our coastal surroundings from a representative from Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) You will hear about how to be environmental stewards of the future and become advocates for the coastal environment.
Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Bend, stretch and discover the poses of some curious yogi animals in this interactive story experience. This program is not delivered by qualified yoga teachers. Ages 5+
Let you imagination soar as you create, construct and decorate your very own kite in this hands-on workshop. Ages 8+
Discover the magic of Oobleck. Is it a solid? Is it a liquid? It’s both! Once you have finished playing with this amazing substance let us show you how to make your very own stress ball. Ages 12-18.
In this, the last of four presentations on the The World of Bees, Tony McNamara, from Surfcoast Honey, discusses how bees enhance our codependent relationship by communicating with us through observation and behaviour. Learn how to read their behaviour to better understand how we can live more cohesively with our highly intelligent friend the bee.
Thursday, 7 February 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Bring along your tablet and discuss apps, features and library services available through your device.
Tea is much more than just a beverage. Since it was first consumed in the south-west of China 5000 years ago, tea has spread throughout the world to become, after water, the most consumed beverage in the world. Dr Tracey Caulfield who has trained at the Dilmah School of Tea in Sri Lanka and in Japan will share her passion and expertise.
Thursday, 21 February 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Register for the Summer Reading Club at any library to supercharge your reading this summer. Children of all ages can join this FREE program and collect fun incentive prizes along the way. Registrations open 1 December until 31 January.
Click here for more information about the Summer Reading Club, and to download your free activity booklet.
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 visit the following page grlc.vic.gov.au/learn/little-readers/events-little-readers
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 chat about the books you have been reading, meet new people and hear their recommendations for a good read. No booking required.