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Geelong Regional Libraries is seeking community assistance to locate World War One Honour Boards across the region.

 

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Heritage

Heritage Reading Room

Visit the Heritage Centre Reading Room and let our skilled staff guide you in your historical research.

Special Events

Melbourne Writers Festival - Local Libraries: Ali Cobby Eckermann

Meet one of Australia’s greatest living poets, Indigenous writer Ali Cobby Eckermann. Author of the verse novel 'Ruby Moonlight', poetry collection 'Inside My Mother' and the memoir 'Too Afraid to Cry', in 2017 she was awarded Yale University's Windham-Campbell Prize in poetry. In conversation with Deakin University's Professor David McCooey.

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival

Friday, 31 August 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Markus Zusak - Bridge of Clay

Geelong Regional Libraries are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a very special evening event with Markus Zusak in conversation with Deakin University’s Maria Takolander to discuss his much-anticipated new novel, 'Bridge of Clay'. Presented in partnership with the Word for Word Festival

Tickets $45 (Ticket includes a hardcover copy of Bridge of Clay)

 Book HERE

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Moreno Giovannoni - The Fireflies of Autumn

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and hear Moreno Giovannoni discuss his debut novel, ‘The Fireflies of Autumn’. This absorbing tale takes us to the olive groves and piazzas of the little-known Tuscan village of San Ginese.  With recollections of Italo Calvino’s fables, this is Tuscany as you have never seen it before.


All About Kids!

Children’s Book Week

Meerkat Productions present their adaptation of “BOY” by Phil Cummings illustrated by Shane Devrie. This 40 minute musical production includes original songs and puppetry; A war between the king and the dragon is tearing the land apart. Boy runs into the middle of a fight. With a simple question, he makes them wonder why they are fighting, and helps them see how they could be much happier. A new book from the CBCA Honour Award-winning team, Phil Cummings and Shane Devries, tells this tender tale of power and perception. 

Presented in partnership with the Victorian Branch of The Children’s Book Council of Australia.

 

Saturday, 18 August 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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)

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Sisonke Msimang - Always Another Country

Sisonke Msimang was born in exile, the daughter of South African freedom fighters. ‘Always Another Country’ is the story of a young girl’s path to womanhood—a journey that took her from Africa to America and back again, then on to a new home in Australia. Join the author for an insightful conversation with Deakin University’s Lisa Waller.

Monday, 3 September 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Robert Hillman - The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

Farmer Tom Hope thinks he’s ‘pretty rubbish’ at relationships, his first marriage finished almost before it started, but to his surprise he proves to be a wonderful dad to Peter, his first wife’s son. When his wife returns and takes Peter to the ‘Jesus camp’ Tom is shattered. Then into his life comes the charismatic Hannah, a beautiful Hungarian-Jewish holocaust survivor, filling his life with love, laughter and books. But will the ghosts of both their pasts stay long enough at bay for them to learn to love again? Join award winning author Robert Hillman in conversation to discuss this compelling tale of love, grief and memory set in a small Victorian town in the 1960s.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

CLEVER LIVING SEMINAR 5 - Renovate Retrofit Reimagine

Megan Norgate is an Interior and Permaculture Designer and the director of multi-disciplinary sustainable design studio Brave New Eco. Join Megan for this informative and practical seminar as she demonstrates how the best solutions are often the most beautiful, simple and resourceful, and have the potential to transform the way people exist within their homes and communities.  She will also explore how to get the fundamental design principles right, whether working on a new interior or through elements of a retrofit and refurbishment based approach, to realise a home’s sustainable potential, including:

  • Maximising outcomes while minimising the footprint
  • Identifying and working with the unique and positive elements in your home
  • Creating a healthy interior environment and make environmentally responsible choices

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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

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Game Changers and Change Makers Science Fair

Celebrate National Science Week with Geelong Regional Libraries.

Join Professor Bunsen Science at Corio Library, for a special Game Changers and Change Makers Science Fair: enjoy a mix of explosive entertainment and child-friendly science education.

Professor Bunsen will explore the discoveries made by famous scientists, demonstrate practically those discoveries and the applications of those discoveries in our daily lives.

This National Science Week project is supported by the Australian Government

Multiple Times
Corio Library

Heritage

Geelong Heritage Centre’s Newspaper collection

You will be introduced to the collection of historic newspapers held in the Geelong Heritage Centre and learn how to access and use these information resources.


All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

This sensory-rich story time is for all children. These sessions accommodate delayed motor skill development and include opportunities for children to interact, with less sitting and more interaction. Audio stimulation is limited and group size is small.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

Discover Your Ancestry

For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources


eKnow How

eMagazines For Free!

Want to read the latest selection of library magazines free and delivered straight to your device using your library membership? Bring along your own device and learn how. With hundreds of eMagazines to choose from, there is sure to be at least one for you to enjoy!

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

All About Kids!

Moonhack Coding

Moonhack is Code Club's free World Record setting event for kids aged 7-18 around the world. Join us for Moonhack, an opportunity for kids to learn code and for coding whizz kids to flex some coding muscle. Ages 7+.

Saturday, 11 August 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

Creative & Connected

Lucas Jordan - Find Your WW1 Family Ancestors

Are you looking for someone in your family tree who was in The Great War? Join us for an informative session with author, historian and teacher Lucas Jordan. Get the low down on the best resources, tips and tricks to source and refine your family history research.


eKnow How

Computer Basics

Lack confidence with computers? Want to learn how they work in a safe, friendly environment? In this self-paced session we will cover the basics on how to use a computer.

Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Corio Library

eKnow How

Oculus Rift: Virtual Reality

Experience the latest in virtual reality technology with the Oculus Rift headset. Swim with seals or meet a T-rex in a demonstration of 360-degree video. Interact with the virtual world using the Oculus Touch controllers.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

iPad Basics

Learn the basics functions of the Apple iPad and what it can be used for. If you have an Apple ID, bring the details along, but it is not necessary to participate.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

News

Revised Bannockburn Library Hours Reflect Community Feedback

Bannockburn Library will continue to open to the local community and visitors on Mondays, following a four-month trial of new operating hours.

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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