Colour, Create, and Chat! Build social connections in the local community. Get out of the house, create, and chat about creative hobbies, books, writing, and anything else. Bring your own creative activity to work on or use colouring pages and materials provided. Learn about free library resources including audiobooks and ebooks. Browse the shelves and endless books on creative activities.
Tuesday, 7 May 2019 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
Join leather artist Aram O’Mara and learn how to create a keytag, coaster and coin purse. Leather crafting or simply leathercraft is the practice of making leather into craft objects or works of art, using shaping techniques, colouring techniques or both. Come along and explore this unique craft.
Monday, 29 April 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Always wanted to learn how to sew on a sewing machine? Then come and take a beginner’s class at Corio Library. We will teach you to use the sewing machine and overlocker, which are available for public use. Attendees will produce a small item from start to finish during their two-hour class, which they will take home. Come and explore your creative side with our sewing makerspace. Bookings essential.
Use the tools you have to get the most out of your digital photos
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
This facilitated interactive workshop is based on the information and processes from the book Retrosuburbia. Participants will be guided and supported in the journey to downshift, and create a place to live and belong that nourishes life and has sympathy for all beings with whom we share the planet.
Wednesday, 1 May 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library
Macramé is the art of knotting string in patterns to make decorative articles. Come into Corio Library and take a crash course in common macramé knots and then make a lovely macramé planter pot to take home with you.
3D Pens are a great way to sculpt quickly in 3D. We have some great project ideas to help you get the hang of them, or draw your own creation. Ages 14+
Monday, 6 May 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
We all watch movies, but do we really understand them? In this discussion group, we look at the key terms of cinema, including mise-en-scène (what we see), cinematography (how we see it), sound (the accompanying audio), and editing (how elements are cut and arranged). Watch clips from classic films and have the chance to use some of these terms to speculate on the ideas or sensations the filmmakers are trying to convey. Join the conversation and appreciate movies in a whole new way. Bookings essential.
Thursday, 9 May 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Porcelain painting enthusiast Dianne O’Dwyer will demonstrate the process for porcelain painting including choosing what to paint, and techniques.
Saturday, 11 May 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Meditation and mindfulness teacher Jo Solomon will explain the many benefits of meditation, including reducing stress and anxiety. Jo will take us on a guided meditation for ultimate relaxation. Leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Saturday, 11 May 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Are you a writer and want to share your original writing with a group of locals? Come along and share a five minute piece of with a small audience at the Drysdale Library. This is a great opportunity to meet other writers and feel motivated to write.
Thursday, 16 May 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Come into the library and you will be greeted by the gentle sounds of SonikSea – an improvised collaboration between local musicians Joseph Stanaway and Demir Aliu. Combining the Pan with a variety of beautiful and unusual strings, flutes and voice, you will transported with this sensitive and atmospheric approach to music.
Friday, 17 May 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Ocean Grove Library