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.

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

Jamila Rizvi - Not Just Lucky

Jamila Rizvi has firmly established herself as the preeminent voice of young Australian women online. She is a columnist for News Limited, a presenter for Fox FM and a regular television commentator for shows including The Project and The Drum. She is also the former Editor-in-Chief of the Mamamia Women’s Network websites.  Jamila will discuss her new book, Not Just Lucky  and talk about the need for women to ditch the doubt and fight for success and use courage to lift other women up and fight for equality in the workplace for all. She offers a toolkit for women to thrive in the workplace.

 

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Chris Johnston and Rosie Jones – The Family

The Family is a powerful work of investigative journalism that reveals the legacy of a notorious cult, the apocalyptic group, The Family and their guru, Anne Hamilton-Byrne. Drawing on revelatory new research, including police files, diary entries, and interviews with survivors, senior journalist Chris Johnston and award-winning writer, director and editor Rosie Jones will discuss one of the most bizarre cults in modern history.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, 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

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.

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Multiple Locations

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

eKnow How

3D Printing - Scanning

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

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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

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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+

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Code Club

Sign up for Code Club and learn how to master HTML and CSS to make your own websites. Bookings are essential for this course 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

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Creative & Connected

Book Chat

Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.

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Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Smartphone Basics

Bring your own Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and learn some tips and tricks to help you use your device to its full potential.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Lara Library

Heritage

Maps and Plans Collection

Let us guide you through the many maps and plans held at the Geelong Heritage Centre. Learn how to search them and garner a variety of interesting information.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am
The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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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Creative & Connected

Peace Cranes For Peace

The traditional Japanese origami paper crane is a world-wide recognizable symbol of peace. Come along to a workshop and join in this project of gifting peace, healing and harmony in the world by creating paper peace cranes. The Peace Cranes created will be collected and displayed in exhibits around Geelong in time for International Day of Peace on 21st September 2017.

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eKnow How

eBooks on Your Tablet

Would you like to borrow books from the library and read them on your tablet? Let us show you the variety of options we have available. By the end of this hands-on session you will have downloaded your first eBook.

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Creative & Connected

Music Therapy: using music to support health and wellbeing

Jessica Higgins is a registered music therapist. Learn more about music therapy and how it works to support personal development. The session will include song-writing and experiential relaxation

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Newcomb Library

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

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.

Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Torquay Library

eKnow How

eMagazines for free

Want to read the latest selection of library magazines delivered straight to your device? Bring along your own device and learn how.

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News

World Refugee Day

Today, 20 June, is World Refugee Day. In recognition of this day, we draw your attention to some of the books we have in the library collection about refugees.

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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