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Social Infrastructure

The City of Greater Geelong is reviewing its Social Infrasturcture 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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Food For Fines

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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

GRAEME SIMSION AND ANNE BUIST - TWO STEPS FORWARD

Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist join Sue Lawson in conversation to talk about their new novel, Two Steps Forward. This romantic comedy about Zoe, a recently widowed American artist, and Martin, a recently-divorced British engineer, walking the 2,000 kilometre Camino de Santiago is full of tribulations and triumphs. This feel good novel of the year from newly formed, husband-and-wife writing team, Graeme Simsion author of The Rosie Project and Anne Buist, author of the Natalie King psychological thrillers. The authors have themselves walked the Camino and their shared adventures and their writing life together will make for a fascinating discussion.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Doug Lang - The Nature of Survival

Recently featured on the ABC’s Landline, The Nature of Survival, is the story of south-western Victorian man Doug Lang, his lifelong battle with severe depression and how undertaking a mission to regenerate the family farm to its natural state not only saved his life but is helping others to navigate their way through darkness, despair, addiction and tragic loss.  Join Doug for this special evening event and hear him discuss his journey and how his connection to land, nature and family sustained him.

Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

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STUART KELLS - THE LIBRARY: A CATALOGUE OF WONDERS

Libraries are filled with magic. From the Bodleian, the Folger and the Smithsonian to the fabled libraries of middle earth, Umberto Eco’s mediaeval library labyrinth and libraries dreamed up by John Donne, Jorge Luis Borges and Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Stuart Kells explores the bookish places,real and fictitious, that continue to capture our imaginations. Join Stuart, one of Australia’s leading bibliophiles, for a fascinating and engaging exploration of libraries as places of beauty and wonder.

Monday, 11 December 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Trouble at Johanna Shipwreck

Lorraine de Kleuver will read from her third book about Felix and Pip who go on a scuba adventure with two small stingrays starting at the Queenscliff marina.

Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Queenscliff Library

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, 12 January 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Corio Library

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

**Please note new event date

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!

Code Club

Sign up for Code Club and learn how to make your own computer games, animations and websites. In term 4 we learn to program with Python, used by sites like YouTube and Dropbox. To get the most from this program participants need to attend all sessions. Bookings are essential for this course as places are strictly limited.  For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 9-11 years.

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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

Holiday Stuff for Youth

All In Game On!

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

Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Corio Library

eKnow How

What's new - eMagazines? RBdigital

eMagazines are changing their cover. Come along to find out about RBdigital, the new brand name and app for accessing eMagazines for free using your library membership.

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eKnow How

Resumé Writing Basics

Learn the basics of how to write a resumé using Microsoft Word and Google Docs templates.

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eKnow How

3D printing and modelling - Photo frame

Come along and learn how to use basic modelling tools to create a holiday photo frame specifically designed for you by you.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

Preserving Family Photos

Come along and learn how to protect and preserve your family photos. This interactive information session will teach you about handling and storing photographs, digitisation and record keeping.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am
The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Scamwatch & Cybersafety

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.

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All About Kids!

Minecraft Club

Join forces with your fellow challengers to plan and design extraordinary Minecraft creations. Ages 8+

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Corio Library

All About Kids!

Christmas Magic

Join us for some jolly fun with Christmas stories, carols and craft. All ages

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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.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Heritage Centre celebrates 100,000 visitors with local school group

The Geelong Heritage Centre celebrated the visit of the 100,000th visitor since opening in its new location at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre two years ago. Since moving into the new building, visitation has exceeded even the most hopeful forecasts with tens of thousands of people visiting the beautifully-appointed reading room and enjoying the combination of skilled staff, the latest digital technology and a wealth of historical records that combine to bring the past alive.

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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