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Library Survey 2016

We’d like you to tell us what you think of us. Yes, we really would! We are commencing our fifth biennial survey and would be very pleased to receive your feedback....

Special Events

 

Steve Silberman - Neurotribes

A Melbourne Writers' Festival Regional Event. Leave conventional thinking about autism at the door.

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Building Better Brains - Inside Our Minds

Join renowned local psychologist Chris Mackey for a fascinating insight into neuroplasticity, brain development and the brain's ability to recover after damage. Explore ways your brain can benefit from good exercise, diet and sleep and hear strategies to enhance brain chemistry.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Rebellious Daughters - Lee Kofman, Maria Katsonis & Rochelle Siemienowicz

Good girls hold their tongues, obey their elders and wait for marriage to determine their destiny. Rebellious daughters are just the opposite. In Rebellious Daughters, some of Australia’s most talented female writers share intimate stories of defiance and independence.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Graeme Simsion - The Best of Adam Sharp

From the author of the international mega-selling The Rosie Project comes a non-traditional love story about passion, commitment and fidelity and which matters most. Book now to secure your place to meet and hear best-selling author Graeme Simsion speak about his newest foray into fiction, The Best of Adam Sharp

Friday, 16 September 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Steve Silberman - NeuroTribes

Leave conventional thinking about autism at the door as you enter the world of NeuroTribes. In the ground-breaking book, author Steve Silberman explores the history of autism research and the growing movement of neurodiversity. Meet and hear Steve in conversation with psychologist Dr Nicole Carvill. Supported by the Ian Potter Foundation and presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival.

Sunday, 4 September 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Jock Serong - The Rules of Backyard Cricket

Former lawyer, Jock Serong, lives and works on the far southwest coast of Victoria. His first novel, Quota, won the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel. The Rules of Backyard Cricket is his second novel and has been described as suspense writing in the tradition of Peter Temple’s Truth. Don’t miss this chance to meet and hear Jock speak about his newest release.

Thursday, 15 September 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

All About Kids!

CODE CLUB

Sign up for Code Club and learn how to make your own computer games, animations and websites.  Term three is all about HTML and CSS where you will learn how to create websites by structuring and styling your pages.  Bookings are essential for this 9 week course as places are strictly limited.  To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions.  Ages 9-11 years.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Tech Ninjas

Calling all inventors… Play beyond the screen with OSMO, create your own electronic circuits, develop animations, games and turn bananas into instruments with our Makey Makey kits. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

John Watt - Crooked Vows

Crooked Vows is the compelling narrative of a student priest whose attempt to recover memories surrounding the aftermath of a plane crash explores the underpinnings of a deeply conservative Catholic community in the 1950s whose outward piety hid a shameful underbelly that dared not be exposed Hear John explore the novel's themes.

Thursday, 8 September 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Author Encounters

Skylarking - Kate Mildenhall

Skylarking is a stunning debut novel about friendship, love and loss: one that questions what it is to remember and how tempting it can be to forget. Kate Mildenhall discovered the true events while camping on the south coast of NSW. Hear her talk about the real Kate and Harriet who inspired her novel, the emotional process of researching their lives, the time she spent at Victorian lighthouses and her path to publication.

Thursday, 6 October 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

Youth Programs

Advanced MINDSTORMS

Learn to control LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 and program your robot to walk, talk, and do anything you can imagine. Bookings for this 10-week course are essential as places are limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 12+

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

LEGO MINDSTORMS

Learn to unleash the creative powers of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. Bookings for this 10-week course are essential as places are limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 8+

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Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Learn iPad Basics

Find out why iPads are so popular and learn some secrets to help you get the most out of your device. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.

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Multiple Locations

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

Pinterest 101

Want to learn how to create digital scrapbooks of your interests to view online? Use "Pins" to share and collarborate ideas with others online.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Adobe Photoshop - Ask a Specialist

Take advantage of the library's Apple iMacs and Adobe Photoshop software and learn from one of our in-house specialists. Bring in your own digital photos and take your editing skills to the next level.

Multiple Times
Waurn Ponds Library

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

eKnow How

Facebook 101

Want to learn how to connect with friends, follow pages of interest or create your own page? Come along and we will show you how.

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Multiple Locations

Creative & Connected

Weaving Workshop - One Million Stars to End Violence Project

One Million Stars to End Violence is a community art installation project that aims to create one million woven stars for display as a giant installation at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. This project seeks to raise awareness about violence in the community and the woven stars are symbols of hope, light and courage. Join us for weaving workshops to create stars to be collected and added to the installation in 2018.

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Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Introduction to Social Media

Share your photos, your thoughts and ideas online with your friends and family using social media. Includes information about Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Skype. Bring your own laptop or device, or use one provided by us.

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Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Blogging 101

Ever wanted to create an online journal that shares your interests, opinions and ideas with other like minded people? If you have a Gmail account then Blogger is for you! Come along and we will show you how to get started.

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Multiple Locations

Tiahna Proebstl and grandmother Melita News

Geelong Advertiser article leads student to treasured diary

When embarking upon a year-long exploration into the life of a digger, Tiahna Proebstl did not imagine that an object of such importance to his memory would be so very close.

Library Survey

Library Survey 2016

We’d like you to tell us what you think of us. Yes, we really would! We are commencing our fifth biennial survey and would be very pleased if you could take the time to contribute your feedback.

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