Special Events

 

Story Island

Come on a journey of imagination. This exciting exhibition showcases the world-renowned Scholastic Dromkeen Children's Literature Collection from the State Library of Victoria.

News

 

What's on in April

Find out what is coming up in April and start booking!

News

What's on Autumn

Browse the What's on Autumn brochure and choose the events you would like to attend by visiting the What's On section of our website.

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

Tristan Bancks: The Fall

The award-winning author of Two Wolves will talk about his new book, a fast-paced, action-packed mystery that is set to heave readers on the edge of their seats.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Special Events

Oliver Phommavanh: Super Con-Nerd

Oliver's hilarious new book about starting high school is his follow-on from the extremely popular, Con-Nerd. Hear Oliver speak about his latest book about Connor the nerd.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Sydney Writers' Festival

One of Australia’s best-loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will stream its headline events from Roslyn Packer Theatre in Walsh Bay direct to the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre from 10am – 4pm daily on 26–28 May. Prepare to be stimulated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions, as the Festival brings the world’s finest authors to Geelong in real time via a digital live-streaming project. No bookings required.

Friday 26 May 10am - A Murderer in the Family, 11:30am Songs of a War Boy, 1:30pm - James Shapiro: The Year of Lear, 3:00pm Susan Faludi: In the Darkroom Saturday 27 May 10:00am - All the Girls to the Front, 11:30am - Dreams of Her Real Self: Writers on Helen Garner, 1:30pm - Henry Marsh: Admissions - A Life in Brain Surgery, 3:00pm - Hisham Matar: The Return Sunday 28 May 10:00am - Lauren CHild's Quirky Characters, 11:30am Andy Griffiths - Are you ready to roll?, 1:30pm - Lion: A Long way home, 3:00pm Clementine Ford: Fight Like a Girl

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Open Mind Lecture Series

John Safran - Depends What You Mean By Extremist: Going Rogue with Australia's Deplorables

John Safran reveals his alarming adventures in a weird world of misfits whose extremist views (and behaviour) have helped propel the rise of the alt-right. Welcome to a place in time where blonde- haired, blue-eyed boys grow up aspiring to be ISIS freedom fighters, an Islamic preacher quotes Monty Python and newly arrived immigrants oppose multiculturalism. Yep, that’s right. It all depends what you mean by extremist…

In conversation with Deakin University's Dr Richard Evans.

Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Jenevieve Chang – The Good Girl of Chinatown

Raised to be a ‘good girl’, Jenevieve Chang has been running away for as long as she can remember. After skipping Australia to train in London, Jenevieve moved to Shanghai and became part of China’s first Vaudeville, Variety and Burlesque club, Chinatown.Her vibrant memoirThe Good Girl of Chinatownis a true story of cultural clash and hedonism gone awry. Join Jenevieve for this special evening of spoken-word performance based on her riveting memoir.

Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time at The Dome

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, 25 May 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Library Treasures @ the Dome

Interested in history? During Library & Information Week we invite you to come and explore some of the wonderful treasures, both physical and electronic, available at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Minecraft Mondays

Join forces with your fellow challengers to plan and design extraordinary Minecraft creations. Ages 8+

Monday, 29 May 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Reading Nest, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Online Selling

Do you have items at home that are too good to throw out but you no longer want to keep? Have you considered selling them online? Come along and we will show you how.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D Printing - Scanning

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

Multiple Times
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D Printing Workshop

Want to know what 3D printing is and how it works? In this introductory workshop you will learn more about 3D printing and get to see an object printed.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Advanced Searching Skills

Would you like to find exactly what you are looking for on the Internet or in a specific database? Learn some advanced search techniques and tricks, and ask your specific database questions.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Inspiration Space, 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.

Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Stuff for Youth

All In Movie Night

Bring along your family and friends for pizza and a movie with us. Pizza at 5.00pm, followed by a movie at 6.00pm. This program is run in partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. All ages.

Friday, 7 July 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

Code Club

Sign up for Code Club, and learn how to master Scratch to make your own computer games, animations and websites. Bookings for this weekly program are essential 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.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Special Events

Story Island - An Adventure in Pictures

Come on a journey of imagination where you can touch the skin of a dragon, tickle a wombat’s furry tummy, discover secret trapdoors, and hide away in a reading pod.

Story Island brings together works from some of Australia’s favourite authors and illustrators in a delightful touring exhibition for children.

Picture books come alive, combining words, illustrations and play to let you share the magic of storytelling together.

Story Island: an adventure in pictures is a State Library Victoria travelling exhibition displaying items from the Scholastic Dromkeen Children's Literature Collection.

For children aged 0–8 years. Open during library hours.

Friday, 19 May 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Newcomb Library

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!

National Simultaneous Storytime

Join us as we celebrate Library and Information Week with this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime. Come along for a special presentation of The Cow Tripped Over the Moon written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood. All ages. No bookings required.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am
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+

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Recipe Club

A delicious new way to socialise with fellow food lovers as well as share recipes and cooking tips. Each month will focus on a different food topic. Please bring along a recipe and library staff can photocopy it for you to share. March – International cuisine, April – Birthday and celebration cakes, May – Gluten free cooking. Bookings not required.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

News

Barwon Heads closed for painting and decorating

The Barwon Heads Library is now closed for two weeks for refurbishments which include painting and new carpet.

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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