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Fundraising event

Join Dr Kirsty Sword-Gusmao for a fundraising dinner in support of child and maternal services in Timor-Leste. 

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The Dome nominated

The Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces has announced that Geelong Library & Heritage Centre is one of four libraries worldwide to be nominated for the Systematic - Public Library of the...

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

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The Dome Architects Win Prestigious Award

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

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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? 

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

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

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!

Family Bedtime Stories

Join us to celebrate the Reading Hour with a special Family Bedtime Stories evening at Torquay Library. Bring your whole family, including favourite teddies and blankies, for fun and interactive bedtime stories and songs suitable for all ages. Everybody is welcome and you can even wear your PJs! No bookings required.

Thursday, 18 August 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Torquay Library

Youth Programs

Advanced MINDSTORMS

Learn to control LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 and program your robot to walk, talk, and do anything you can imagine. Bookings for this 10-week course are essential as places are limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 12+

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

LEGO MINDSTORMS

Learn to unleash the creative powers of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. Bookings for this 10-week course are essential as places are limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Create an eBook

This session provides an opportunity for local amateur authors and poets to create a born-digital book and have it uploaded onto the library's Overdrive platform for inclusion in a local authors eBook collection. Bring your MS Word document of 10,000 words or less to learn how to create headings, tables of contents and a navigation structure for your eBook.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Download an eBook

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.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Internet and Email for Beginners

Do you know what a search engine or a web browser is and how to use them? This session will show you the basics of searching and how to recognise reputable internet sites. Learn how fill out digital forms and sign up for an email account using gmail so th

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Zinio Digital Magazines

Want to read the latest selection of library magazines delivered straight to your device using Zinio? Bring your own device or borrow one of the library's iPads.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Digital Storytelling using Adobe Voice

Learn to narrate a story using photos, text and icons. Bring your own iPad loaded with a few special photos or we'll supply what you need to learn this App.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Heroes and Happy Endings

What do romance readers love about their fictional heroes? A sense of humour? Smouldering eyes? Or a large dose of chivalry? Join four local authors—Alli Sinclair, Lisa Ireland, Delwyn Jenkins, and Nicki Edwards—as they discuss romantic heroesat this entertaining and enlightening forum.

Sunday, 31 July 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

eKnow How

Learn iPad Intermediate

So you've learnt the basics and want to know more? This intermediate session will extend your iPad skills further. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Minecraft Mondays

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

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D printing - Modelling

Come along and learn how to use basic modelling tools to create some interesting 3D objects.

Monday, 1 August 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Digital Storytelling Using Windows Movie Maker

Go beyond the basics and explore different ways to use Windows Movie Maker software to combine words, images and video into a compelling narrative.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Download an eAudiobook

Learn how to download and play eAudiobooks on your smartphone or tablet using Overdrive and Borrowbox.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Heritage

Lt Col Neil Smith - That Elusive Digger-

This fascinating session will be presented by military service researcher, Lt Col Neil Smith AM, Retd. With 23 years’ experience in Australia and the UK, the presenter has researched approximately 20,000 individual personnel and published over 60 books on the subject of military service history, making him the ideal expert to bring you tips and advice on this topic.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Sue Dixon - Four Seasons: Winter

What do you get when you cross classical music with one of the region's finest chefs? Four Seasons! Warm up your winter evening with a little Vivaldi in the background as Clyde Park's Sue Dixon guides you through her pick of seasonal produce and shows you simple ways to transform the way you cook. This is the third event in this popular seasonal program.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Bannockburn Cultural Centre

Fundraising event News

Fundraising event

Join Dr Kirsty Sword-Gusmao AO for a fundraising dinner in support of child and maternal health services in Timor-Leste.

The Dome

New 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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