All About Kids

 

Get your child school ready!

Children aged 0-5 are invited to join in the new Victoria wide, 1000 Books Before School program.

News

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.

News

 

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...

Heritage

Heritage Reading Room

Visit the Heritage Centre Reading Room and let our skilled staff guide you in your historical research.

Author Encounters

Meshel Laurie: Buddhism for Break-ups

Buddhist philosophy helped radio, television and comedy star Meshel Laurie survive many life crises. But when she found herself facing the end of her nineteen-year marriage, she couldn't find a Buddhist book about break-ups. So she wrote one.
 
Come and hear Meshel talk about her book and how her biggest challenge turned out to be a great opportunity for personal growth and happiness.

Monday, 27 February 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Geoffrey Blainey: The Story of Australia’s People Volume II

Professor Geoffrey Blainey is one of Australia's most significant and popular historians. In Volume II of The Story of Australia's People, Geoffrey Blainey continues his account of the history of this country from the early Gold Rush to the present day, completing the story of our nation and its people. Hear him speak about this final instalment of an ambitious two-part work, and the culmination of the lifework of Australia's most prolific and wide-ranging historian. Please note that this event was originally scheduled for 21 February. If you booked prior to this change your ticket will have the original date. Please ignore this date and attend on 14 March if this new date is convenient for you.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

World Poetry Day

In its seventh year, this inspiring event
celebrates the work of our talented local
poets. Brendan Ryan, Maria Takolander,
Cameron Lowe and David McCooey will
share readings from Black Inc's The Best
Australian Poems 2016
. Book now for this
memorable evening. All Ages.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Celebrating Cultural Diversity - Walking the Path of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

These compelling sessions will examine
the worldwide Humanitarian refugee
crisis and give context to the Australian
humanitarian program in recognition of
Cultural Diversity Week. Be moved by
stories of courage and resilience from
two local young people. They will take
you on the journey of life, a world of
persecution and the joys and challenges
of being settled in Australia. This event
is supported by Diversitat’s Equip
Program and funded by Department
of Employment’s Empowering Youth
initiative.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Author Encounters

Patricia & Don Edgar - Peak: Reinventing Middle Age

Issues surrounding our ageing population
are regularly in the news: from healthcare
to retirement it seems there are many
unanswered questions about how our
society will learn to live with longevity. In
PEAK, Patricia Edgar (author of IN PRAISE
OF AGEING) and her husband Don argue
that while ‘Middle Age’ once referred to
anyone 40+, it should now more broadly
encompass those from ages 50–75.
People are retiring from work much later
and remaining active members of the
community well beyond their 60s, and it's
time to rethink our ideas about ageing
and our emphasis on youth as the best
years of life.

Thursday, 23 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Catherine Fox - Stop Fixing Women: Why Building Fairer Workplaces is Everybody’s Business

In the lead up to International Women’s Day 2017 we are pleased to present a thought-provoking lecture by one of Australia’s leading commentators on women and the workforce, Catherine Fox.

Monday, 6 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Book Launch - Gathering Gumleaves

Join us to celebrate the launch of
Gathering Gumleaves, the second
anthology from the Bannockburn and
District Writers' Group. This wonderful
collection showcases the talent of the
group and the extent to which their writing
has grown and improved. Each writer will
present a snippet of their work and share
their stories and journey with you. Books
will be for sale and available for signing
on the night.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Bannockburn Library

Author Encounters

Shannah Kennedy and Lyndall Mitchell: From Chaos to Calm - Take Control with Confidence

Feeling tired, stressed and out of control? Are you overscheduled, overwhelmed and suffering from low self-confidence?  Chaos to Calm is the essential handbook for life from Australia’s leaders in wellness education, Shannah Kennedy and Lyndall Mitchell. Meet and hear the authors and discover advice and tools that will show you how to switch off, take control of your health, your finances, your wellbeing and ultimately your happiness by committing to what is essential in both your personal and professional life.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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+

Thursday, 13 April 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

Minecraft Mondays

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

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time at The Dome

This sensory-rich story time is for all children, and especially children with sensory processing disorders. These sessions accommodate delayed motor skill development and include opportunities for children to interact, with less sitting and more action. Audio stimulation is limited and group size is small.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Smartphone Chat

Bring your own Apple iPhone or Android
smartphone and learn some tips and
tricks to help you use your device to
its full potential.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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.

Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

All About Kids!

A World of Stories

Join us for a special multicultural story
session featuring stories, songs and craft
from around the globe. Ages 3+

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D Printing - Scanning

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

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Advanced Searching Techniques

Would you like to find exactly what you are looking for on the internet or in a specific database? Learn some advanced search techniques and tricks.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Fiona Lowe - Daughter of Mine

Set in Victoria’s Western District, bestselling
novelist Fiona Lowe’s new release,
Daughter of Mine is a multigenerational
exploration of the impact of family secrets
and lies over the generations. Join Fiona
as she discusses the sometimes rocky
relationships between mothers, daughters
and sisters.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Holiday Stuff for Youth

Film Shortz

Take inspiration from the words of Lewis Carroll and create a short film that pays tribute to The Jabberwocky. Ages 12+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Holiday Fun For Kids

Monsters and Ink

Did you know that monsters can write?
Discover the world of Nick Bland and his
clever little monsters then learn to write
just like a monster. Ages 5+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Holiday Stuff for Youth

GIF Graphics

Feeling creative? Create your own GIFs
using images and video. Experiment with
a wide range of filters and become an
instant GIF magician. Ages 12+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

News

Retirement after 35 years' service

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

The Dome

New venue hire options

Level 5 of the Dome features a flexible, multi-purpose event space with capacity to seat up to 300 people and high-end audiovisual technology make this the perfect venue for business events, receptions, dinners and weddings.

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