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Special Events

Discover central Geelong as you've never seen it before with pop-up performances and art installations in the heart of the city. ...

Heritage

Amazing heritage photographs

Did you know you can search over 2000 fascinating heritage images online on our catalogue? Ranging from streetscapes to parades and family portraits, all images offer a fascinating window into another era....

All About Kids

All aboard the story train!

The sun shone for Story Train 2016 with 300 primary school children enjoying a fun-filled day of stories, songs and rhymes aboard the Bellarine Railway steam train.

e-Know How

National Year of Digital Inclusion

The National Year of Digital Inclusion was recently launched in Geelong at Wurdi Youang, the High Ground, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.

Creative & Connected Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Tour the Dome

Let us take you on a tour of this wonderful new centre. Be prepared to be amazed. Daily at 11am and 3pm. Not available on public holidays. No bookings required.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

CODE CLUB

Code Club is about fun, creativity and learning through exploration. Come and learn how to make computer games, animations and websites using some useful coding skills. This is the second term of Code Club so participants must have either completed term 1 or come with some experience of Scratch programming language. Ages 9 - 11 years.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Learn iPad Basics

Find out why iPads are so popular and learn some secrets to help you get the most out of your device. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.

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All About Kids!

Tech Ninjas

Calling all inventors… Play beyond the screen with OSMO, create your own electronic circuits, develop animations, games and turn bananas into instruments with our Makey Makey kits. Ages 8+

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

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.

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eKnow How

Where's the News?

Increase your reading pleasure and get greater value from the eCollections by discovering current and historical newspapers online. Download the print issue to your tablet.

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Creative & Connected Biggest morning tea

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Join us for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and help to raise funds for the Cancer Council. Enjoy a cuppa and a chat with library staff and others from your community. Gold coin donation. Proceeds go to the Cancer Council Victoria.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Newcomb Library

eKnow How

Introduction to iPad Accessibility Features

International Day of People with a Disability Is your eyesight not what it used to be? Do you experience difficulty with speech or communicating? Come along to this session to learn about different ways to read, speak, travel, and communicate using inbuilt iPad accessibility features, as well as accessibility apps. Bring your own iPad, or use one provided by the library.

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All About Kids! Let's go Lego

Let's Go, Lego Club

Make new friends and explore your creativity with LEGO. This program is suited to meet the diverse needs of children and can be an effective way to engage children with autism. Parents and carers are required for supervision and assistance. Bookings for this 11 week program are essential as places are strictly limited. Ages 5-11. In partnership with the Golden Plains Shire. Please contact Bannockburn Library for bookings: phone 5281 2367.

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Bannockburn Library

Creative & Connected

BOOK CHAT

Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.

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eKnow How

Raspberry Pi Meet Up

This is a group for anyone interested in Raspberry Pi - whether you are an expert or new to these credit-card sized computers. A capable little PC, it can be used for many of the things that your desktop does. Please bring your Raspberry Pi if possible or you can use one of ours. For further information contact Steve Levakis phone 0400 188 782 or by email slevakis@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Youth Programs

Advanced Mindstorms

Learn to control LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 and program your robot to walk, talk, and do anything you can imagine. Bookings for this 9-week course are essential as places are strictly limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 12+

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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 9-week course are essential as places are limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 8+

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eKnow How

Adobe Photoshop - Ask a Specialist

Take advantage of the library's Apple iMacs and Adobe Photoshop software and learn from one of our in-house specialists. Bring in your own digital photos and take your editing skills to the next level.

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Waurn Ponds Library

Holiday Stuff for Youth

Makey Makey Challenge

Design and create your own interactive space in the library. How about a banana keyboard or water piano? A high five station? You can invent something completely new with the library's Makey Makey kits. Ages 12+

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All About Kids!

Star Wars Day

May the force be with you as you join us for an afternoon of Star Wars inspired paper craft. Ages 8+

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Lara Library

eKnow How

Zinio Digital Magazines

Want to read the latest selection of library magazines delivered straight to your device using Zinio? Bring your own device or borrow one of the library's iPads.

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Youth Programs

The Writing Dome

Do you feel the urge to use interesting words in interesting ways? Join us at the Dome for a weekly writing session. Keep a writing 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 12+

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Learn iPad Intermediate

So you've learnt the basics and want to know more? This intermediate session will extend your iPad skills further. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.

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eKnow How

Photoshop Group

Meet with other Adobe Photoshop users to discuss all things Photoshop. Each session has a theme to consolidate your knowledge of this powerful photo editing tool. Learn about layers, photo retouching and portraits. Share tips and tricks and meet new people.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

News

Geelong after Dark

Discover central Geelong as you've never seen it before with pop-up performances and art installations in the heart of the city.

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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