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What's on Winter

Browse the What's on Winter brochure and choose the events you would like to attend. 

Jacqueline Harvey event
All About Kids

 

An afternoon with Jacqueline Harvey

Meet Jacqueline Harvey, the wonderful author of the Clementine Rose and Alice-Miranda series of books.

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The Dome

 

The Dome Architects Win Prestigious Award

ARM have won the Victorian Architecture Medal for the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre....

Eastern Beach
Heritage

Amazing heritage photographs

See-saw, Eastern Beach, c1910. (Sepia, artist unknown). Did you know you can search over 2000 fascinating heritage images online on our catalogue? 

Special Events

Unmasking The Wild Exhibition

A unique collection of masks collectively titled Unmasking the Wild, created by 22 of Australia’s talented children’s illustrators. The collection was unveiled for the first time at The Masked Ball extravaganza in Melbourne that celebrated the completion of the last in the Obernewtyn Chronicles by acclaimed author Isobelle Carmody. The final book in the series, The Red Queen, marks the conclusion of a 30 year series-writing journey. View this amazing collection of masks on display at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, Ground Floor. Until 3 July.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - 6:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Stuff for Youth person at computer

Switch Writing Workshop

If you are aged 12 - 25 years old come along and learn how to write a creative story, a poem, an opinion piece or a review or get feedback on your writing.

These FREE workshops are run by experienced journalists and include a light lunch and all writing materials.

Thursday, 7 July 2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
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

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.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters Bomber: the Whole Story (cover)

Bomber: The Whole Story

Bomber: The Whole Story gives a rare insight into one of football’s most intriguing characters.

Meet Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson and hear him as he sets the record straight on a career that has had more than a few challenges and dramas in a candid, entertaining, opinionated evening with the enigmatic coach who changed the game of Australian Football.

Numbers are strictly limited.

Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

An afternoon with Jacqueline Harvey

Join Jacqueline Harvey to celebrate the launch of Clementine Rose and the Paris Puzzle! You will have the opportunity to meet Jacqueline, purchase this latest book in the Clementine Rose series and have it signed by this fabulous author. Not to be missed! #SchoolHolidayFun

 

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Flip Book Fun

Bring your drawing to life! Create your very own flip book and watch your drawings move. Ages 8+

Saturday, 2 July 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Stuff for Youth

Digital Stories

Explore online story telling tools and apps and discover the best sites to post your stories and artwork online. Ages 12+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Holiday Fun For Kids

Fun with Hieroglyphics

Go on a journey into the past and decipher the secret language of Ancient Egypt? Create your own pharoahs tablet using heiroglyphics to write your name. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Holiday Fun For Kids

Stop Motion Animation

Explore stop motion animation techniques and create your own short film. Bring along your USB stick to keep a copy of your work. We'll supply the materials and tech. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Holiday Fun For Kids

Puppet Pantomime

Join us in this hands-on workshop, make your very own puppet and bring a story to life. Ages 5+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Holiday Fun For Kids

Books, Books, Books

Come along for a bookish adventure with some of our favourite books about books, and book inspired crafts. Ages 5+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Holiday Stuff for Youth

KPop to Hip Hop

Create a portrait of your favourite band or musician using OSMO Masterpiece and library iPads. No art experience necessary. Ages 12+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Holiday Fun For Kids

Movie Mania

It's a fiesta of film fun these school holidays. Join us for a movie that is sure to entertain. Movies are G and PG rated. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Holiday Fun For Kids

Book Origami

Would you like to learn the art of paper folding? Join us for this origami workshop and convert a sheet of paper into something amazing . Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Holiday Fun For Kids

Pipe Cleaner Creations

Join us as we make finger puppets, pencil buddies and amazing critters with pipe cleaners and your imagination. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Arduino Thirsty Plants

Do you wish your plants could tell you when they need water? With Arduino they can! Come along and learn how to program an Arduino microcomputer so your plants will never go short of water again!

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Stuff for Youth

The Rush Hour

Write and publish your short story in our library anthology themed 'The Rush Hour'. The finished publication will become part of our library collection. Ages 12+

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Pop-up Books for Beginners

Enjoy some of our favourite pop-up books, learn what makes them special and make your very own pop-up to take home. Ages 5+

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Ocean Grove Library

Holiday Fun For Kids

Mixed Up Fairy Tales

Join Goldilocks, three little pigs, a big bad wolf and more of your favourite fairy tale characters as we go on an unexpected journey with thes mixed up tales. Ages 5+

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Multiple Locations

News

Classic catalogue

The classic catalogue will be decomissioned on 30 June and is replaced by the new catalogue which has been operating concurrently.

Announcement

How to Vote Information Sessions

The library is presenting a number of free community-based events outlining information about the Australian voting experience.

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