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 us for an introduction to coding. This program is suitable for beginners only. Age 8+
These special sessions are being presented by the nbn™ Local Community Affairs team help you understand and answer questions about the nbn™ network.
Each session will cover:
The purpose of this initiative is to ensure communities have all the necessary information during the rollout of the NBN™ access network. It aims to give the community a forum to ask questions and troubleshoot any concerns they might have.
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
Ever wanted to deck your halls with handmade decorations? Well… join us here at the Torquay Library to find out how to recycle old books and magazines into beautiful Christmas decorations. This session is for children and adults.
Thursday, 12 December 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
What will you find hidden in your garden? Join us for a magical session of stories and songs, and then create your own garden inspired craft to take home. All ages.
Get creative with colourful buttons to make your own hand-crafted greeting card or beautiful artwork to take home. Ages 8+
Make your very own colourful felt pencil case or mobile phone case. All materials are supplied. Ages 12+
Design and create your very own jigsaw puzzle! Then challenge your friends and family to puzzle it out. All ages.
Join us for this special hands-on session and make your own dream catcher to take home. Ages 5+
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.
Cheryl Baulch has produced a definitive record of men and women from the Surf Coast to have enlisted in World War I. She has drawn from many resources to create an easy to use and informative reference tool. Join us at Torquay Library to find out how Cheryl researched the information, how she chose to present the details and what were the key outcomes from this project.
Thursday, 23 January 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Compete in a Sphero BOLT race to the finish line, dodging obstacles along the way. Then learn to code your Sphero to navigate its own way around the racetrack! Ages 12-18 years
Would you like to edit and share your own videos using the free iMovie app on your Apple device? Come along to this session to learn how.
The Edison robot is a powerful, engaging tool for learning computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way. With built-in sensors Edison can respond to light and sound, follow lines, avoid obstacles, and communicate with other Edison robots. Join us for this 4-week course to explore coding with Edison robots. For bookings please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Ages 8+
Do you sometimes feel exhausted and overwhelmed?Do you find it difficult to balance and juggle family, work, household chores, social activities and struggle to find time for self-care and nourishment? Have you found yourself stuck in old habits, patterns and behaviours? Even when you start a new regime you often return to your old patterns? Jo Surkitt is a Positive Change Educator and she will teach you strategies and techniques on creating balance, reducE overwhelm and how to rewire and refire your brain so you can create new healthy habits, thought patterns and behaviours that are simple, sustainable, and long lasting; creating the ‘Positive Change’ you want to see in your life.
A young business, Great Ocean Road Gin has been operating since 2017. During that time it has built up a reputation for quality product and commitment to the locals and local area. Come and listen to owner Ann Houlihan’s story about how she decided to make the sea change to Anglesea, develop her skills in production and business, and live the dream.
Thursday, 20 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Learn how to use photo editing apps to make your photos look clearer, brighter and sharper. Bring along your own device and photos and learn some simple techniques to dramatically improve their quality.
Take advantage of some of the fantastic apps available on your smartphone or tablet. Bring your own device and learn how to read eBooks and eMagazines, listen to music and more.
Heritage Centre staff will be exploring Surf Coast history through interesting maps, photographs and other resources held in the Geelong Heritage Centre.
Thursday, 27 February 2020 - 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.
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
Celebrate the festive season with a Christmas-inspired craft workshop. All ages.
Come along and enjoy a conversation about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet other readers. No bookings required.
Do you think of libraries as “shhh-ing” places? Now is your chance to engage with your local library like never before. Join us at this event and you can: • laugh with a professional laughing group • give kids a place to experiment with how sound travels; how we hear; how noise can change • listen to and learn music on the ukulele • explore our e-Audio collections • enjoy a local youth band play Participants will also be able to enjoy a sausage sizzle and face painting.
Saturday, 18 January 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Would you like to know more about eBooks, eMagazines, or using the library catalogue? Do you need some assistance with your tablet or smartphone? Come along to our drop-in sessions on the mobile library for some help getting started. No bookings required.