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Geelong Regional Libraries is seeking community assistance to locate World War One Honour Boards across the region.

 

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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: Ali Cobby Eckermann

Meet one of Australia’s greatest living poets, Indigenous writer Ali Cobby Eckermann. Author of the verse novel 'Ruby Moonlight', poetry collection 'Inside My Mother' and the memoir 'Too Afraid to Cry', in 2017 she was awarded Yale University's Windham-Campbell Prize in poetry. In conversation with Deakin University's Professor David McCooey.

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival

Friday, 31 August 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Markus Zusak - Bridge of Clay

Geelong Regional Libraries are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a very special evening event with Markus Zusak in conversation with Deakin University’s Maria Takolander to discuss his much-anticipated new novel, 'Bridge of Clay'. Presented in partnership with the Word for Word Festival

Tickets $45 (Ticket includes a hardcover copy of Bridge of Clay)

 Book HERE

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Children’s Book Week

Meerkat Productions present their adaptation of “BOY” by Phil Cummings illustrated by Shane Devrie. This 40 minute musical production includes original songs and puppetry; A war between the king and the dragon is tearing the land apart. Boy runs into the middle of a fight. With a simple question, he makes them wonder why they are fighting, and helps them see how they could be much happier. A new book from the CBCA Honour Award-winning team, Phil Cummings and Shane Devries, tells this tender tale of power and perception. 

Presented in partnership with the Victorian Branch of The Children’s Book Council of Australia.

 

Saturday, 18 August 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

CONSTELLATIONS - Astronomical Society of Geelong

The Astronomical Society of Geelong invite you to join them at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre for three evenings of celestial information and viewing (weather permitting). 
Families welcome 5pm-7pm, adults 7pm - 11pm.

18 JUNE - Introduction to Astronomy - Solar/Lunar photography - Stellarium night sky demonstration - Telescope viewing (weather permitting

10 JULY - Introduction to Astronomy - Deep sky photography - Stellarium night sky demonstration - Constellation story and lore - Telescope viewing (weather permitting)

21 AUGUST - Introduction to Astronomy - Astronomical photography/animation - Stellarium night sky demonstration - Telescope viewing (weather permitting)

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Sisonke Msimang - Always Another Country

Sisonke Msimang was born in exile, the daughter of South African freedom fighters. ‘Always Another Country’ is the story of a young girl’s path to womanhood—a journey that took her from Africa to America and back again, then on to a new home in Australia. Join the author for an insightful conversation with Deakin University’s Lisa Waller.

Monday, 3 September 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Robert Hillman - The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

Farmer Tom Hope thinks he’s ‘pretty rubbish’ at relationships, his first marriage finished almost before it started, but to his surprise he proves to be a wonderful dad to Peter, his first wife’s son. When his wife returns and takes Peter to the ‘Jesus camp’ Tom is shattered. Then into his life comes the charismatic Hannah, a beautiful Hungarian-Jewish holocaust survivor, filling his life with love, laughter and books. But will the ghosts of both their pasts stay long enough at bay for them to learn to love again? Join award winning author Robert Hillman in conversation to discuss this compelling tale of love, grief and memory set in a small Victorian town in the 1960s.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

CLEVER LIVING SEMINAR 5 - Renovate Retrofit Reimagine

Megan Norgate is an Interior and Permaculture Designer and the director of multi-disciplinary sustainable design studio Brave New Eco. Join Megan for this informative and practical seminar as she demonstrates how the best solutions are often the most beautiful, simple and resourceful, and have the potential to transform the way people exist within their homes and communities.  She will also explore how to get the fundamental design principles right, whether working on a new interior or through elements of a retrofit and refurbishment based approach, to realise a home’s sustainable potential, including:

  • Maximising outcomes while minimising the footprint
  • Identifying and working with the unique and positive elements in your home
  • Creating a healthy interior environment and make environmentally responsible choices

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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 words in interesting ways? Join our writing group at the Dome. Keep a journal, try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use ours.
No booking required. Ages 8+.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Game Changers and Change Makers Science Fair

Celebrate National Science Week with Geelong Regional Libraries.

Join Professor Bunsen Science at Corio Library, for a special Game Changers and Change Makers Science Fair: enjoy a mix of explosive entertainment and child-friendly science education.

Professor Bunsen will explore the discoveries made by famous scientists, demonstrate practically those discoveries and the applications of those discoveries in our daily lives.

This National Science Week project is supported by the Australian Government

Multiple Times
Corio Library

eKnow How

Computer Basics

Lack confidence with computers? Want to learn how they work in a safe, friendly environment? In this self-paced session we will cover the basics on how to use a computer.

Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Corio Library

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. Interact with the virtual world using the Oculus Touch controllers.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

iPad Basics

Learn the basics functions of the Apple iPad and what it can be used for. If you have an Apple ID, bring the details along, but it is not necessary to participate.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Author Encounters

Back to Broady: Growing Up in Broadmeadows

Caroline Van de Pol, a journalist and academic, will discuss the challenges of writing true stories about family and the migrant experience of Melbourne in the 60s, alongside her work with new immigrants. Her book 'Back to Broady: a memoir of growing up in Broadmeadows' reveals that sometimes the only way to heal and move forward is to go back.

Friday, 17 August 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Belmont Library

Heritage

Finding Your Place in History

This session will explore historical newspaper resources including British Newspaper Archive and TROVE.

Monday, 2 July 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Belmont Library

eKnow How

Making the Most of Your Phone Camera

Get the most out of the camera on your phone or tablet. This workshop willl give you hands on experience using the photographic tools at your fingertips. If you are unfamiliar with HDR, living images and touch focus, this is for you.

Friday, 17 August 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Science Fair

What makes colour change? How can you make a paperclip float? Celebrate Science Week with us and discover the answers to these questions and more! All ages.

Friday, 17 August 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Newcomb Library

All About Kids!

Moonhack Coding

Moonhack is Code Club's free World Record setting event for kids aged 7-18 around the world. Join us for Moonhack, an opportunity for kids to learn code and for coding whizz kids to flex some coding muscle. Ages 7+.

Saturday, 11 August 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

eKnow How

Saturday Makerspace Morning

Interested in 3D printing, virtual reality or other technology? Come along to our monthly Makerspace morning to learn more about the library's Makerspace opportunities.

Saturday, 18 August 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Corio Library

All About Kids!

Tower Challenge

Calling all budding engineers…celebrate Engineering Week and test your tower building skills in this hands-on session. Try to build the tallest tower with the materials supplied.
All ages.

Saturday, 18 August 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

News

Revised Bannockburn Library Hours Reflect Community Feedback

Bannockburn Library will continue to open to the local community and visitors on Mondays, following a four-month trial of new operating hours.

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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