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The Archibald has landed!

The Geelong Gallery's exhibition of the Archibald Prize finalists has landed and we are celebrating with a range of Archie-inspired activities at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre....

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Café now open

Public, located at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, is now open.

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Joint Statement on marriage equality

 

The Chair and CEO of the Geelong Regional Library Corporation have issued a joint statement on marriage equality....

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What's on Spring

Our new What's on Spring brochure is now available.

 

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Long-standing mystery solved

The painting of Geelong’s first Town Clerk, William Weire, normally adorns the corridors of City Hall but detective work uncovering the identity of the artist has led to the painting going...

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Experience the library that travels to you!

With a range of collection items for browsing and borrowing, the mobile service is also your portal to the library corporation’s full collection of 400,000 plus items....

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.

Author Encounters

Nick Toscano: The Woman Who Fooled the World: Belle Gibson's Cancer Con

Belle Gibson convinced the world she had healed herself from terminal brain cancer with a healthy diet. She built a global business based upon her claims. There was just one problem: she'd never had cancer.
In 2015, multi-award-winning journalists Nick Toscano and Beau Donelly uncovered the truth, that this hero of the wellness world, with over 200,000 followers, international book deals, and a best-selling smartphone app, was a fraud.  In this special evening event, Nick Toscano will discuss the book that arose from investigation that tracked the 23-year-old's rise to fame and fall from grace.

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

All About Kids!

Hour of Coding

Join us for an introduction to coding. This program is suitable for beginners only. Age 8+ 

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

Creative & Connected

Keeping Bees!

Garry Montgomer and Helmut Woerner from the Geelong Beekeepers Club will provide a fascinating insight into the intriguing science of beekeeping and why bees are of such critical importance, Their talk will be followed by a Q&A session and tastings of some very delicious honey.

Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

TINSEL TALES

Join us for a very special family Christmas storytelling event that will transport you into the festive season. Hear extraordinary Christmas tales both funny and surprising brought to life with a little help from our audience!

Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

DAWN MARLOW - ARE YOU READY? ARE YOU READY? ARE YOU RED RED READY?

Children’s picture book launch by local author Dawn Marlow. Enjoy the beautiful Queenscliff photos and dialogue in this delightful book, designed to encourage conversation between children and adults through the eyes and voice of Red, Red was rescued by Dawn from GAWS, Geelong Animal Welfare, 8 years ago. He has a cheeky, regal way that attracts children and adults on their walks.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Geelong West Library

Special Events

Launch of Friends of Geelong Regional Libraries

Join us to launch this exciting new initiative and hear about the valuable work that this fundraising strategy will help us to do as well as the fabulous benefits that Friends members will enjoy both from the library corporation and from a number of our partners. Hear from the CEO of the State Library of Victoria, Kate Torney, about the important impact of the State Library's Friends. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

2017 STELLA PRIZE WINNER - HEATHER ROSE – THE MUSEUM OF MODERN LOVE

Heather Rose’s novel The Museum of Modern Love celebrates the place of art in everyday life, and won the 2017 Stella Prize. Inspired by the artist Marina Abramovic, much of the research for the novel was done at Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (MoNA), where Heather was the inaugural Writer in Residence. At this special in conversation event, Heather will discuss art, writing and creativity.

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

Special Events

STUART KELLS - THE LIBRARY: A CATALOGUE OF WONDERS

Libraries are filled with magic. From the Bodleian, the Folger and the Smithsonian to the fabled libraries of middle earth, Umberto Eco’s mediaeval library labyrinth and libraries dreamed up by John Donne, Jorge Luis Borges and Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Stuart Kells explores the bookish places,real and fictitious, that continue to capture our imaginations. Join Stuart, one of Australia’s leading bibliophiles, for a fascinating and engaging exploration of libraries as places of beauty and wonder.

Monday, 11 December 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

GRAEME SIMSION AND ANNE BUIST - TWO STEPS FORWARD

Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist join Sue Lawson in conversation to talk about their new novel, Two Steps Forward. This romantic comedy about Zoe, a recently widowed American artist, and Martin, a recently-divorced British engineer, walking the 2,000 kilometre Camino de Santiago is full of tribulations and triumphs. This feel good novel of the year from newly formed, husband-and-wife writing team, Graeme Simsion author of The Rosie Project and Anne Buist, author of the Natalie King psychological thrillers. The authors have themselves walked the Camino and their shared adventures and their writing life together will make for a fascinating discussion.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Code Club

Sign up for Code Club and learn how to make your own computer games, animations and websites. In term 4 we learn to program with Python, used by sites like YouTube and Dropbox. To get the most from this program participants need to attend all sessions. Bookings are essential for this course as places are strictly limited.  For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 9-11 years.

Multiple Times
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

Multiple Times
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, 23 November 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

Share a Story

People will be encouraged to reminisce and share stories of Geelong while Heritage staff introduce the array of heritage images available to view on the interactive Cruiser table. An ideal opportunity for family members to share stories together.


Author Encounters

Renee d'Offay - Time to Soar

Renee d'Offay was a 19 year old apprentice hairdresser when she contracted Meningococcal disease which caused her to lose her hearing. Renee will speak about her book in which she moves chronologically from losing her hearing, her recovery, living with deafness, receiving a cochlear implant and the challenges she has overcome.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

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.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

New Additions Chat

Join us for an informal chat while we look at some of the exciting new additions to the library collection and how to find them using the library catalogue. Discover the latest books, movies, magazines and more.

Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Inspiration Space, 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.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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

Friday, 27 October 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Belmont Library

eKnow How

Mindfulness & meditation on your tablet

Using your tablet, and the library's resources, learn about different mindfulness and meditation resources available to you.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Lara Library

All About Kids!

Film It!

Ever wondered how special effects are created or how a green screen works? Want to create your own music video or short film? Come along to Film It and we'll show you how. Ages 8+

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Corio Library

News

Word for Word National Non-Fiction

A world-class line-up of authors, writers and personalities will feature at the fourth annual Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival on 17-19 November at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.

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.

Word for Word Festival Reads

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