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Geelong Honours Them will see the digitisation of literally hundreds of World War One Honour Boards that are scattered across the region’s four local government areas.

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Heritage Reading Room

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Open Mind Lecture Series

Celeste Liddle – Because of Her, We Can

In acknowledgment of NAIDOC Week 2018, accomplished public speaker, Celeste Liddle will present this quarter’s Open Mind Lecture on the topic of 'Because of Her, We Can'. An Arrernte woman, Celeste Liddle is an opinion writer, a trade unionist and currently serves as the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organiser of the National Tertiary Education Union. Celeste started her blog 'Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist' in June 2012 as a place to of her own and a home for her prolific writing. Hear Celeste's views as a social commentator and activist who, in 2017, was inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll for her work in Indigenous Australian culture and feminism.

Thursday, 12 July 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Garry Disher – Under the Cold Bright Lights

In celebration of the Queenscliff Low Light Festival, hear award winning crime writer Garry Disher, author of the 'Wyatt' thrillers and the 'Peninsula Crimes' series, discuss his latest release, 'Under the Cold Bright Lights'.

Sunday, 1 July 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Queenscliff Uniting Church

Special Events

Sally Gray - Friends, Fashion and Fabulousness, The Making of Australian Style

Australia in the 1970s was "the most creative place in the world" according to celebrity shoe designer Manolo Blahnik. Join us for this special event as researcher and academic Dr Sally Gray joins Geelong Gallery Director Jason Smith to discuss her book 'Friends, Fashion and Fabulousness: The Making of an Australian Style'. Linking fashion, art, sexual politics and diverse urban subcultures, four friends in particular form her central narrative: fashion designers Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson, and artists Peter Tully and David McDiarmid. Their creative trajectories and interactions, their collaborations, passion and politics, continue to resonate today.

Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

The Bad Diaries Salon #FIRST

The Bad Diaries Salon was established mid-2017 with a call out on Twitter – were there any writers who still had their old, bad teenage diaries, and would they be prepared to read them live? The response was overwhelming. Six published authors read for ten minutes each from their early, unedited works. Featuring Robert Gott (The Port Fairy Murders), Rosalie Ham (The Dressmaker), Tracy Farr (The Hope Fault), Jock Serong (The Rules of Backyard Cricket), Angela Savage (The Dying Beach) and Leah Kaminsky (The Waiting Room) and moderated by Jenny Ackland (Little Gods). Tickets $30pp, includes light refreshments.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Shokoofeh Azar - The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

Don’t miss this chance to meet and hear former journalist and writer Shokoofeh Azar discuss her novel 'The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree'.  Forced to leave Iran with her family in 2011, she was accepted as a political refugee by Australia; Shokoofeh has made her home locally. Her extraordinarily powerful novel has been short-listed for this year’s Stella Prize and is set in Iran as a reimagining of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Written in the lyrical magical realism style of classical Persian storytelling.

Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Language Learning with Mango

Brush up on a language or start learning one; exercise your mind, prepare for a trip or just have fun. This session will introduce you to our language learning eResource, Mango Languages.

Friday, 29 June 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Torquay Library

eKnow How

Smartphone Chat

Come and join this expert-facilitated Q & A and knowledge-sharing session with other smartphone users and learners.

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

All In Movie Night

Bring along your family and friends and join us for a movie.
In partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre.
Ages 12+.

Monday, 2 July 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Corio Library

Creative & Connected

#RightTrack

Do you want to learn more about the issues that affect people seeking asylum in our community? Come and join us at the Torquay Library for a community conversation lead by a local facilitator. This will be an open discussion amongst attendees based on shared values, to help people learn more and explore different approaches. There will also be resources available. Specifically, we'd love to have along people who are 'on the fence' on this issue - who are unsure of what they can do but would like to learn more.

If you would like more information, visit Right Track for at https://www.asrc.org.au/campaigns/righttrack/

Thursday, 5 July 2018 - 5:45pm to 7:00pm
Torquay Library

Creative & Connected

CONSTELLATIONS - Astronomical Society of Geelong

The Astronomical Society of Geelong invite you to join them at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre for three evenings of celestial information and viewing (weather permitting). 
Families welcome 5pm-7pm, adults 7pm - 11pm.

18 JUNE - Introduction to Astronomy - Solar/Lunar photography - Stellarium night sky demonstration - Telescope viewing (weather permitting

10 JULY - Introduction to Astronomy - Deep sky photography - Stellarium night sky demonstration - Constellation story and lore - Telescope viewing (weather permitting)

21 AUGUST - Introduction to Astronomy - Astronomical photography/animation - Stellarium night sky demonstration - Telescope viewing (weather permitting)

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Stuff for Youth

All In Game On!

Battle it out with your favourite Xbox and Wii games as we get our game on. In partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre.
Ages 12+

Thursday, 12 July 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Corio Library

Special Events

Book Launch - Jo Langdon - Glass Life

'Glass Life' is the first full-length poetry collection by researcher, teacher and editor, Jo Langdon who has been described as 'a compelling force in contemporary poetry'. Published by Five Islands Press, the collection will be launched by Professor David McCooey at this special Sunday afternoon event.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sunday, 15 July 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Michael Robotham - The Other Wife

One of today’s greatest crime writers, Michael Robotham returns with a new brand-new thriller, The Other Wife.  Don’t miss your chance to meet and hear from the multi-million-copy best-selling author and former investigative journalist as discusses his new book, at this special Sunday afternoon session.

Sunday, 12 August 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
The High Ground, 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

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Youth Programs

Tuesday Techies

Drop in on Tuesdays during Term 2 to tinker with our fun new technology, including the NAO robot, virtual reality, 3D printing and more!
No bookings required. Ages 12+.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Youth Programs

Nature Art Classes Youth

Draw reptiles and birds with local artist Marita Reynolds. Learn pencil technique, shading, tone and colour mixing. In partnership with Golden Plains Shire, Arts & Culture.
All materials supplied. Ages 12+.
For bookings & enquiries contact Marita Reynolds 0425 735 581.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 4:45pm to 6:00pm
Bannockburn Library

All About Kids!

Writing Cadets

Do you feel the urge to use words in interesting ways? Join our writing group at the Dome. Keep a journal, try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use ours.
No booking required. Ages 8+.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Photobook Creation and Design

Have a bunch of photos on your tablet or PC? Learn how to create virtual collages and make your own custom-made printed albums. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.

Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Corio Library

eKnow How

Scamwatch and Cybersecurity

Ever wondered if you can trust the internet? Want to know more about scams, computer viruses, identity theft or losing your data? Come along to this session with presenters from Consumer Affairs Victoria and the library.

Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Newcomb Library

Creative & Connected

Refugee Week

Torquay Library, together with Spring Creek Community House and Surf Coast Rural Australians for Refugees, bring you Bronwyn McNamee and Gerry Baldock who were employed on Nauru from 2011 to 2015. They will share their experiences and their understandings of what is happening for refugees still on Nauru, those who have been moved from Nauru, and those who are in Indonesia on the way to Australia but were stopped by the ‘Boat arrivals will never settle in Australia’ policy.

Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Torquay Library

The Geelong Library and Heritage Centre Ground Floor Toilets News

The Dome Is An Accredited Changing Place

The Geelong Library & Heritage Centre has recently gained accreditation as a Changing Places facility. Being a Changing Places accredited facility means that a public toilet is available that has been specially designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities

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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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