Torquay Library

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(03) 4201 0667
Surf City Plaza
Beach Road
Torquay VIC 3228

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All libraries are closed on public holidays.

Opening hours

In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, the Geelong Regional Library Corporation will temporarily close all library branches and mobile libraries.

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

All About Kids!

Preschool Story Time

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

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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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Wire Art

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

Learn to bend, twist and sculpt wire to make something truly unique and create your own piece of whimsical art. Ages 12+


Heritage

THE SPANISH FLU

Amidst the celebrations at the end of World War I, a new threat was emerging: the Spanish flu, a highly contagious and deadly form of influenza, spread from Europe throughout the world. Learn more about the fascinating history and epidemiology of the Spanish flu from University of Melbourne Professorial Fellow, John Mathews.

Thursday, 23 April 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Torquay Library

Creative & Connected

BEGINNER CROCHET

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

Ever wanted to crochet a blanket but did not know where to start? Join us to learn the very basics in crochet. Perfect a simple chain stitch; learn a double, or even a triple stitch; and find out how to read a crochet pattern. Hooks and yarn provided.

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eKnow How

SOLVE YOUR PASSWORD WORRIES

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

Ever felt overwhelmed by the number of online passwords you need to remember? This session will introduce you to a variety of ways to securely save and store your passwords.

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Creative & Connected

SURF'S UP, SOUTH COAST BOARDS TALKS ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS

Angela King from South Coast Boards will take us through how the business got started; the story of family and friends working together; and how they run their local business in this surfing community. If you have a small business (or just an idea for one), join us to find out how it is done.

Thursday, 21 May 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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All About Kids!

National Simultaneous Storytime

Join us as we celebrate Library and Information Week with this year's National Simultaneous Storytime. Come along for a special presentation of Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas, written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford. All branches except Queenscliff, Barwon Heads, Chilwell & Western Heights.

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eKnow How

Augmented reality on your device

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

Augmented reality lets you see the world that you'd normally see, but with extra computer-generated characters walking alongside you! This session will introduce you to a range of entertaining and useful augmented reality apps that you can access on your device.

Thursday, 28 May 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Torquay Library

Special Events

THE FINAL QUARTER: DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

Come and watch the Adam Goodes documentary, The Final Quarter on the big screen. Adam Goodes was a champion AFL footballer and Indigenous leader. In the final three years of his playing career he became a lightning rod for a heated public debate and widespread media commentary that divided the nation. He publicly called out racism, was named Australian of the Year, was accused of staging for free kicks, and performed an on-field war dance celebration. Using only archival footage aired at the time, the film holds a mirror to Australia and is an opportunity to reconsider what happened on and off the football field.

This screening is part of National Reconciliation Week.

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All About Kids!

Baby Time

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

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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Toddler Time

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more 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

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Heritage

REMEMBERING THE END: A TOURING EXHIBITION

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

This special exhibition, developed from the Geelong Heritage Centre's Archive Collection, has been created to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice Day on 11 November 1918. The exhibition explores many themes including the reactions to the end of WWI, peace celebrations, welcoming home the men and women returning from war and life after WWI for people in our region. Remembering the End will appeal to students from upper primary and all secondary levels as it explores local WWI ANZAC involvement and the impact of WWI on our local communities.

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HORRID HISTORIES

Journey through time with us as we explore the astounding, surprising and downright dirty innovations of our ancestors. This four-week program will take us on an adventure with the Aztecs, a muddle in middle ages and a roam through the renaissance. No bookings required. Ages 8+

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Torquay Library

All About Kids!

LEGO® MINDSTORMS

Learn to control a robot in these hands-on sessions. Get the most from LEGO® MINDSTORMS by attending all the sessions.

For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

Ages 8+

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Creative & Connected

Book Chat

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

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!

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 skills developed each week. Get the most from Junior-Bots by attending all the sessions.
Ages 5+
For bookings contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

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