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What's on in April

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

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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.

Author Encounters

Chloe Shorten - Take Heart, A Story for Modern Stepfamilies

Chloe Shorten is a public affairs specialist, a mother to three children and married to Bill Shorten, the leader of the Federal Opposition. In her new book Chloe takes a close and considered look at modern Australian families and tells of her own quest to create a new normal. Honest, sincere and warm hearted, it is the story of the modern household and it broadens the idea of who qualifies as ‘a family’ in the 21st century.

Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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+

Multiple Times
Reading Nest, 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.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Play Reading

If you normally nestle into an armchair to enjoy your current read here is an opportunity to break out of the everyday. Join with other participants to bring a play to life. This is your chance to be a star for a day! Pick the script and choose your character to read aloud with cast members.

Friday, 28 April 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Dolores Skowronski-Malloni - Trees: Capturing the Essence of the Botanical Gardens

Celebrated artist Dolores Skowronski-Malloni’s work is represented in collections in Australia and internationally. In 2016, working with artists and students of the Botanical Art School at the Geelong Botanic Gardens a limited edition book, TREES - Capturing the Essence of the Geelong Botanic Gardens was published. In this Heritage Festival special event, Dolores will discuss the journey to publication and showcase the stunning illustrations of the heritage listed trees of the Geelong Botanic Gardens.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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.

Friday, 5 May 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D Printing - Scanning

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

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

WILD Speak - Women Sharing Power 50:50 in 2017 Council Elections

Thinking of standing for Council but want to know more?
Then don’t miss this important forum hosted by WILD and WICLAC (Women in Community Life Advisory Committee to Council).
The forum, featuring a dynamic panel of speakers and chaired by Cr Margot Smith, Surf Coast Shire, will address the roles, rewards and challenges that Councillors face in public life. The session will provide a range of pre-election information and training for prospective candidates and their supporters.  Participants will learn more about community identified priorities for Geelong’s new Council and have their questions answered.

Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
The High Ground, 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

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

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!

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

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

Special Events

Indigenous Culture

In partnership with the Queenscliffe Literary Festival, we are pleased to present a special discussion with critically acclaimed Australian authors Kim Mahood (Position Doubtful) and Bruce Pascoe (Dark Emu). Facilitated by Harriet Gaffney, the discussion will explore storytelling through history and art. Tickets $10. Bookings at
www.queenscliffeliteraryfestival.com.au
from 1 April

Saturday, 13 May 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Special Events

Story Island - An Adventure in Pictures

Enjoy the magical world of children's book illustrations in Story Island, an interactive exhibition of works from Australia's favourite children's book illustrators and authors. Come on a journey of imagination to discover secret trapdoors, touch the skin of a dragon and hide away in a reading pod. Encourage your child's sense of discovery, play and exploration. Be inspired to find other wonderful children’s books to take home and share together.
Featuring a selection of beautiful illustrations reproduced from the Scholastic Dromkeen Children’s Literature Collection at the State Library of Victoria.
In partnership with the State Library of Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria Network. All Ages. Open during library hours.

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

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

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

Special Events

Architecture and artists – Jennifer Bantow OAM

A look at architecture through the eyes of artists; a study of a selection of significant Geelong structures depicted in artists’ images. These buildings give Geelong its character and difference, an individual identity and a distinguishable attraction.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, 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
Cave, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Finding your 'place' in history

This session will explore historical newspaper resources including British Newspaper Archives and Trove and help you find your place in history.

Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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ANZAC Day Holiday

Libraries will be closed for the ANZAC Day Holiday

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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