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Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival 2017 takes place 17 - 19 November at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre. Meet and hear 60 of Australia’s most intriguing writers.

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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.

Heritage

Heritage Reading Room

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

Special Events

Melbourne Writers Festival - Local Libraries: Meena Kandasamy

Meet feminist writer Meena Kandasamy as she peels back the layers on her courageous autofiction novel When I Hit You – an exploration of love, domestic violence, and the pitfalls of traditional wedlock in modern India.

Friday, 1 September 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Dr Jordan Nguyen - Using Technology to Create an Inclusive Society

Dr Jordan Nguyen is a young man on a mission to change the world. Upon completing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney, he was accepted into the prestigious UTS Chancellor’s List. Drawing on his experience of almost breaking his own neck, he developed a mind-controlled smart wheelchair for people with high-level physical disability. Now as founder of Psykinetic, he designs life-changing technologies focusing on intelligent, futuristic and inclusive technology.
A special event for the 2017 Digital Innovation Festival Victoria in partnership with TAC and City of Greater Geelong Community Development.

Monday, 4 September 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Paul Roos - Here It Is

Paul Roos is a leader, a legend, an AFL icon. As a first-rate player, premiership-winning coach and in-demand commentator, Roos has achieved extraordinary success over more than thirty years in footy. Don’t miss the chance to meet and hear the exclusive, no-holds-barred full story of the supercoach’s coaching career at Sydney and Melbourne and his top 25 coaching tips for creating a champion team.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Fiona McIntosh - The Tea Gardens

Trouble is brewing . . .
From England’s seaside town of Brighton to India’s slums of Calcutta and the breathtaking Himalayan mountains, The Tea Gardens is a story of heroism, heartache and healing and the latest release from Fiona McIntosh internationally bestselling author of The Chocolate Tin, The Perfumer’s Secret, The Last Dance and Nightingale.  Meet and hear Fiona at this special evening event.

Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Code Club

Sign up for Code Club and learn how to master HTML and CSS to make your own websites. Bookings are essential for this course as places are strictly limited. To get the most from this program participants need to attend all sessions. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 9-11 years

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Multiple Locations

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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Multiple Locations

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, 31 August 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

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.

Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

eMagazines for free

Want to read the latest selection of library magazines delivered straight to your device? Bring along your own device and learn how.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Peace Cranes For Peace

The traditional Japanese origami paper crane is a world-wide recognizable symbol of peace. Come along to a workshop and join in this project of gifting peace, healing and harmony in the world by creating paper peace cranes. The Peace Cranes created will be collected and displayed in exhibits around Geelong in time for International Day of Peace on 21st September 2017.

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Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Oculus Rift: Virtual Reality

Experience the latest in virtual reality technology with the Oculus Rift headset. Swim with seals or meet a T-rex in a demonstration of 360 degree video. Hang out and interact with other VR users in the social app AltSpaceVR. Learn what the future of virtual reality might have in store! Ages 13+

Thursday, 22 June 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Belmont Library

Heritage

Discover your Ancestry

For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources

Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Belmont Library

Creative & Connected

Armchair Actors

Join with other participants to bring a play to life. This is your chance to be a star for a day! Pick the script and choose your character to read aloud with fellow cast members.

Saturday, 26 August 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D Printing - Modelling

Come along and learn how to use basic modelling tools to create some interesting 3D objects.

Monday, 28 August 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

Preserving Family Photos

Come along and learn how to protect and preserve your family photos. This interactive information session will teach you how to handle and store photographs, digitisation and record keeping.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am
The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Michael McGirr - Snooze: The Lost Art of Sleep

Michael McGirr’s Snooze delves into the mysterious world of sleep: its many benefits, its stubborn inclusiveness and what our brains get up to while we’re in bed. Join the author for this journey through various views on sleep, wakefulness and dreams.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Makerspace

Want to know what 3D printing is and how it works? Want to experience virtual reality? Come along and learn about these amazing technologies. No booking required

Thursday, 31 August 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Gisela Gardener - Bleed - The Story of My Personal Journey

Gisela Gardener is the subject of Bill William’s Bleed, an incredible story of a woman who suffers a catastrophic bleed in her brain whilst in the middle of the desert with her GP husband. The book tells this nerve-wracking tale and the ensuing dramas of family and friends as she teeters recurrently on the brink. Gisela will talk about her experience and her long road to recovery.

Thursday, 31 August 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Torquay Library

All About Kids!

Let's Go Lego Club

Make new friends and explore your creativity with Lego. The program aims to meet the diverse needs of children and can be an effective way to engage children with autism. Parents and carers are required to stay with their children. This program is delivered in partnership with Golden Plains Shire weekly during school terms.For bookings, please contact Bannockburn Library ph.: 5281 2367.Ages 5-11.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Bannockburn Library

All About Kids!

LEGO MINDSTORMS

Learn to unleash the creative powers of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. Bookings for this 8-week course are essential as places are limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions.

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre - weekly: 26 July to 20 September, 4.30 to 6.00pm

For bookings, please contact
cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 8+

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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The Dome

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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