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Geelong region’s libraries number one in State

For the fourth year running, the Geelong Regional Library Corporation has been rated as Victoria’s highest ranking public library service....

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October enews

Our October newsletter is now available. Read it now for the latest news and events.

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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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Word for Word Festival 2017

 

The 2017 program for the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival has been launched and its the best ever!

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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.

Open Mind Lecture Series

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

Author and presenter Catherine Fox will examine why genuine progress for women in the workplace is still too slow. The gender pay gap is 17.9%, only 3% of CEOs of top companies are women and the superannuation savings of men are double those of women. Fortunately many organisations are starting to recognise that systematic bias is the problem and we need to change the rules, not the women.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, 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.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong West Library

Special Events

Nick Riewoldt - The Things that Make Us

From number one pick in the 2000 AFL draft, to six-time winner of St Kilda's best and fairest award, to five-time All Australian, to captaining his club for a record 220 games, to more than 330 games as a star of the AFL, Nick Riewoldt is an out-and-out champion. He's also a man whose intelligence and insight allow him a deeply fascinating perspective on his life and career. The Things that Make Us is Nick's autobiography, and it's as powerful, interesting and compelling as the author himself.  Don’t miss your chance to meet and hear Nick at this special ‘in conversation’ event.

Wednesday, 8 November 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

Special Events

Steve Johnson – The Cat with the Giant Story

Steve Johnson has become the king of reinvention – from misbehaving larrikin to premiership star; from Cat to Giant – and he's been at the heart of two of the most remarkable AFL teams of modern times: the great Geelong triple-premiership side, and the coming juggernaut of Greater Western Sydney. From troubled talent to AFL superstar, this is a story of redemption: of a larrikin with a competitive spirit that drove him to become one of the most successful and watchable players of the modern era.  Don’t miss your chance to meet and hear Steve at this special evening event.

Friday, 10 November 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Rachael Johns – The Greatest Gift

Internationally best-selling author Rachael Johns will share the story of her eagerly anticipated new release, The Greatest Gift in this special in conversation event.  The Greatest Gift is the poignant, heart-warming story of a woman who wants nothing else than to be a mum, and one who never wanted to be a mother.  Don’t miss this chance to meet Australia’s leading writer of contemporary relationship stories.

Monday, 13 November 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D Printing - Scanning

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

Monday, 20 November 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Inspiration Space, 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

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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+

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Little Bits

Learn all about Little Bits the easiest way to prototype and learn with electronics. The Bits snap together with magnets: no soldering, no wiring, no programming needed. These easy-to-use electronic building blocks give you the power to invent anything. Ages 8+

Friday, 13 October 2017 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

Celebrate Children's Week

Join us for a special extravaganza of stories, songs and craft to celebrate Children's week.

Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

eBooks on Your Tablet

Would you like to borrow books from the library and read them on your tablet? Let us show you the variety of options we have available. 

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Beyond 3D Modelling Basics

Using programs such as Meshmixer learn how to manipulate your file further, check for errors and resolve issues with your 3D model.

Monday, 23 October 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Folding Book Sculpture

Folded book sculptures are a fun and beautiful way to re-use old books and give them another purpose. Come along to this hands-on session and learn the basics of book folding. Make a heart or learn how to fold your name or initials.

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Heritage

Treasures of the Heritage Centre

Participants will be introduced to some of the amazing treasures of the Heritage Centre using different technologies. This will include viewing stereoscopic images of early 1900s Geelong via Oculus Rift technology.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The Vault, 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.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Virtual: World : Google Earth seen through Oculus Rift

Catch a glimpse of the future and experience a virtual reality tour to the other side of the world.

Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Special Events

Dr Kristy Goodwin – Raising Your Child in a Digital World

Hear from children’s technology and development expert, teacher and mother, Dr Kristy Goodwin about striking a healthy balance of time on-line without techno tantrums and conflict. This seminar will investigate the most current research and will explore the educational benefits of time online and strategies to balance ‘screen time’ with ‘green time’. Presented as part of Geelong Children's week.

Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Library’s bottom line in good shape

Our Annual Report 2016/17 is now available and reports on another successful year for the Geelong Regional Library Corporation.

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Upcoming Holiday Opening Hours Information

Our libraries observe the following holidays according to their municipalities:

Geelong Show - Friday 20 October, Geelong Cup - Wednesday 25 October and Melbourne Cup - Tuesday 7 November.

Wherever you are we wish you an enjoyable holiday.

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