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One million visitors 

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre recorded its one-millionth visitor on Wednesday 20 December.

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Social Infrastructure

The City of Greater Geelong is reviewing its Social Infrastructure Plan.

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Saying No to Family Violence

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation Board has resolved that the Corporation become a signatory to the City of Greater Geelong’s Prevention of Family Violence Statement of Commitment.

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Café now open

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

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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....

Heritage

Heritage Reading Room

Visit the Heritage Centre Reading Room and let our skilled staff guide you in your historical research.

Special Events

Live at The Dome: Mick Thomas - These Are The Days

Join us as we kick off our Live at The Dome series which will feature interviews with some of Australia's finest songwriters and musicians as they discuss the songs that needed to be written, the shows that needed to be played and stories that needed to be told. In this first session, Mick Thomas will chat with Jamie McKew about his enduring and intriguing career as a writer, performer and raconteur.

Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Clever Living Seminar Series

Seminar 1 - Why Good Design Doesn't Cost the Earth.
The first seminar in this Clever Living Series will explore sustainable house design including orientation and passive solar design in relation to the cooling/heating and comfort as well as insulation, thermal mass, glazing and shading. Gain a level of knowledge that puts you in the driver's seat when asking key questions of your builder or architect and maximise your home's performance and minimise it's running costs. During this four-part series, the latest evidence-based information about building fabric, energy and water efficiency plus product and technology developments will be discussed. Discover the economic, wellbeing and environmental benefits of sustainable living, which is good for you and good for the planet.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Ken Linnett - Tulloch: The Extraordinary Life and Times of a True Champion

Ken Linnett has meticulously researched the achievements and rollercoaster career of one of our finest racehorses. It is a history that takes readers on a journey from the golden era of radio to the wondrous new world of television and reveals a strong cast of human characters including several colourful Australians. Ranging from master trainer T J Smith to the owners he quarrelled with and champion jockeys George Moore and Neville Sellwood to the dynamic vet, Percy Sykes, who helped bring Tulloch back from the dead. This tale is full of drama and interesting characters. This is an event for racing fans and social historians alike.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

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.

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eKnow How

Tablet Q&A

Bring along your tablet and discuss apps, features and library services available through your device.

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Author Encounters

CRAIG GODDARD - 28 TIPS FOR TEENAGERS: LIFE SKILLS THAT FAST TRACK SUCCESS

**BOOKED OUT

Owning 15 Subway franchises at one point in his career, entrepreneur Craig Goddard has hired and worked with thousands of teenagers. Even the most academically gifted student will struggle if they graduate without the skills to survive in the workplace. In 28 Tips for Teenagers Craig identifies a range of simple yet powerful skills that can have a big impact in supporting teenagers to achieve their personal goals. Tips include dealing with time at school, finding guidance and support when needed and creating a plan for life after school.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds 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

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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+

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Collage Stop Motion

Learn to create your own unique stop motion movie using collaged images. Ages 8+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Rockets, rockets, rockets

Get ready to blast off in this rocket-making extravaganza where you will construct and launch your own rockets. Ages 8+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Dance Around the World

Put on your dancing shoes for a fun-filled hour of traditional dances from around the globe. Ages 5+

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Game On

Come along for an afternoon of gaming, experiment with our green screen and learn how to create impossible photos. In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. Ages 12+

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Newcomb Library

Holiday Stuff for Youth

Smash Books

Smash it up! Create your own creative journal using recycled library items. Ages 12+.

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Wicked Weaving

Explore the art of weaving using recycled CDs to make beautiful hanging ornaments. Ages 12+

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Multiple Locations

Holiday Fun For Kids

Morse Code Bracelets

Learn to transmit secret messages in morse code and make your own coded bracelet to take home. Ages 8+

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Heritage

Share a Summer holiday Story while exploring the Heritage Centre's digital image display.

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

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am
The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Dino-steps

Enjoy tales of Dino's large and small, match the footprint to the right Dinosaur and make your very own fossil. Ages 5+

Friday, 12 January 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Kaleidoscope of Colour

Brighten your day with tales of your favourite colours in this special story session then create a beautiful picture with coloured sand. Ages 5+

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Multiple Locations

Holiday Stuff for Youth

Advanced Programming with NAO

Meet NAO, our humanoid robot. Learn to program with Choregraphe Suite, teach NAO some new dance moves. Places are strictly limited. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 12+

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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+

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Multiple Locations

News

Australia Day Holiday

All Geelong Regional Libraries will be closed for the Australia Day Holiday, Friday 26 January. Normal hours resume on Saturday 27 January.

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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