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What's on Summer

Browse the What's on Summer brochure and choose the events you would like to attend by visiting the What's On section of our website.

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Building wins national award

 

Congratulations to ARM Architecture and the City of Greater Geelong for success in the National Architecture Awards with the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre wining the coveted Sir Zelman...

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Annual Report now available

Read about our very busy 12 months in the corporation's 2015-16 annual report.

Eastern Beach
Heritage

Amazing heritage photographs

See-saw, Eastern Beach, c1910. (Sepia, artist unknown). Did you know you can search over 2000 fascinating heritage images online on our catalogue? 

Holiday Stuff for Youth

All In Game On!

Battle it out with your favourite Xbox and Wii games as we get our game on. This program is run in partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. Ages 12+

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

CODE CLUB

Sign up for Code Club and learn how to make your own computer games, animations and websites. In term four you’ll learn to program with Python, a powerful language used by sites like YouTube and Dropbox. It’s easy for beginners to use and learn, and experienced programmers (in any programming language) will pick it up very quickly. Bookings are essential for this 9-week course as places are strictly limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 9-11 years

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Minecraft Mondays

Join forces with your fellow challengers to plan and design extraordinary Minecraft creations. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Super School

Join our super school, survive our super
obstacle course, remove kryptonite, and
learn to use your X-Ray vision in our special
superhero games. Ages 5+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Holiday Fun For Kids

Secret Spy Institute

Do you have what it takes to graduate from the Spy Institute? Learn the tricks of the spy trade and pit your skills against other budding spies. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Holiday Fun For Kids

Super Bear Story Time

Power up our superhero Bear by reading
to him and earn credits for your Summer
Reading Club reading record. No booking
required. Ages 5+

Multiple Times
Ocean Grove Library

Holiday Fun For Kids

Super Box Cars

Batman, Penelope Pit Stop, Dick Dastardly and Harry Potter all drive very special cars. Take the opportunity to create your own hero or villain-mobile! Test it out on a drive-through library tour, then watch a cartoon Drive-In movie style! Ages 5+

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Multiple Locations

Holiday Fun For Kids

Stop Motion Animation

Take inspiration from your favourite heroes
and villains to create a unique aluminium
foil stop-motion movie. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Holiday Fun For Kids

Super Powered Apps

Unleash your superpowers, put yourself in the picture and create your own special effects using a range of augmented reality and comic strip apps. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Holiday Fun For Kids

Which Witch? The Wicked Witch!

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble…make a
witchy potion, listen to our favourite witchy
stories and make your very own witchy
mask to take home. Ages 5+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

3D Printing Workshop

Want to know what 3D printing is and how it works? In this introductory workshop you will learn more about 3D printing and get to see an object printed.

Multiple Times
Waurn Ponds Library

Holiday Stuff for Youth

Upcycled Story

Create your own unique story by
constructing a mash-up of recycled cells
from manga, comics, graphic novels and
other graphic texts. Ages 12+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Holiday Fun For Kids

Superhero Science

Explore the science of Wonder Woman,
Aquaman and Spiderman’s super powers in
this hands-on workshop. Create a climbing
critter and anemometer to take home. This
workshop is designed to be shared with a
grown-up. Ages 8+

Thursday, 19 January 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Corio Library

Holiday Stuff for Youth

All In Movie Night

Bring along your family and friends for pizza and a movie with us. Pizza at 5.00pm, followed by a movie at 6.00pm. This program is run in partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. All ages.

Friday, 20 January 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Corio Library

eKnow How

3D Printing - Scanning

Learn how to scan images and create 3D-printed objects from your image.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Summer Reading Celebration

Celebrate a Summer of reading, dress up as your favourite character and enjoy
games, stories and activities with us.
Ages 5+

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Corio 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!

Writing Cadets

Do you feel the urge to use interesting words in interesting ways? Join our writing group at the Dome. Keep a journal, contribute to a group blog, try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use the library facilities. At the end of the year we will produce a small book of writing by the members of the group.
No booking required. Ages 8+

Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Summer Stories

Come along and enjoy stories that
celebrate all you love about summer.
Ages 5+

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Lara Library

All About Kids!

Christmas Magic

Come along for some jolly fun with Christmas stories, carols and craft. All ages.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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Retirement after 35 years' service

Mick Robinson OAM recently retired as a Community Representative on the Geelong Heritage Centre Collection Advisory Committee.

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Western Heights Library will be closed on 20 December

Please note that the Western Heights Library will be closed on Tuesday 20 December for a staff professional development day. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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