All libraries are closed on public holidays.
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.
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Join novelist Jock Serong in this workshop that explores how to use fiction to reveal the truth about the past.
You will learn:
• ways of thinking about “truth” in historical fiction
• a range of research methods that are accessible to all of us
• ideas for keeping it lively and avoiding dust and mildew
This event is held in partnership with the Surf Coast Shire.
Sunday, 14 July 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
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
Lights, camera, action! Join us for imaginative theatrical fun and take part in a range of drama games designed to maximise interaction and laughter. No experience required. No booking required. Ages 8+
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has now been cancelled. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thursday, 4 July 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Grab your passport and travel the world on this scavenger hunt around the library. Discover the continents of the world and find some of the many landmarks and animals that live there. Ages 8+
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+
Take advantage of some of the fantastic apps available on your smartphone or tablet. Bring your own device and learn how to solve all your password worries, store documents, read eBooks and eMagazines and effortlessly navigate cities.
This active session will have you exploring the universe with craft, games and hands-on discovery. Ages 8+
Put on your dancing shoes for a fun-filled hour of traditional dances from around the globe. Ages 5+
Don’t lose your memories in data fails and upgrades. Keep a copy of your favourite Insta pics with a personalised mini photo album. Ages 12-18.
Are you up for a challenge? Then join us for an adventure in three dimensional paper weaving. This program will test your patience and your skills but the results are enviable. Ages 12-18.
Do you have items at home that are too good to throw out but you no longer want to keep? Have you considered online selling? Come along and we will show you how and share some of the pitfalls to avoid.
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Get ready for the summer heat by cutting your power bills and finding the best energy prices on the market. This workshop will guide you through reputable, non-profit energy comparison services and help you navigate thousands of plans to work out the cheapest offer for your household.
Friday, 9 August 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Get the most out of the camera on your phone or tablet. This workshop will show you how to utilise the photographic tools as your fingertips.
Are you a mum struggling to find time for both your home run business and your family? In this workshop you will learn how to: get in front of your ideal audience, for FREE; tricks on turning a single blog into a month’s worth of content; stretching any dollar you spend on ads; and efficiently breaking down, planning out, and scheduling in your marketing activities.
Thursday, 22 August 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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
Learn to create simple step-by-step programs and develop basic coding skills with our Blue-Bot floor robots. This 4-week course is designed to progressively build on the skills developed each week and activities are designed for parents and carers to experience alongside their child. Participants are asked to attend all sessions. For bookings, please contact email@example.com Ages 5+