Torquay Library

Phone: 
(03) 5261 3049
Fax: 
(03) 5261 7310
Surf City Plaza
Beach Road
Torquay VIC 3228

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All libraries are closed on public holidays.

Opening hours

Monday: 10am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 10am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 10am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm
Sunday: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

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What's on - Torquay Library

Creative & Connected

Re-writing the Past with Jock Serong

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
Torquay Library

All About Kids!

Preschool Story Time

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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All About Kids!

The Drama Games

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
Torquay Library

Author Encounters

LEAH KAMINSKY – THE HOLLOW BONES

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
Torquay Library

All About Kids!

WORLD TOUR SCAVENGER HUNT

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+

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All About Kids!

SNAIL MAIL REVIVAL

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+

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eKnow How

Great Apps for Your Device

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.

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All About Kids!

EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE

This active session will have you exploring the universe with craft, games and hands-on discovery. Ages 8+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Dance Around the World

Put on your dancing shoes for a fun-filled hour of traditional dances from around the globe. Ages 5+

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Youth Programs

INSTA ALBUMS

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.

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

3D PAPER WEAVING

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.

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eKnow How

Online Selling

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
Torquay Library

eKnow How

Compare Power Prices Online

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
Torquay Library

eKnow How

Making the Most of Your Phone Camera

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.

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Creative & Connected

ANNELISE WORN - TIME EFFICIENT AND IMPACTFUL MARKETING FOR THE “MUMPRENEUR”

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
Torquay Library

All About Kids!

Baby Time

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.

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Creative & Connected

Book Chat

Come along and enjoy a conversation about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet other readers. No bookings required.

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All About Kids!

Toddler Time

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

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All About Kids!

JUNIOR BOTS

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 cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 5+

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