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We invite your participation in this short survey to help inform the development of a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan, that will guide our initiatives to provide enhanced spaces and services.

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Victoria’s only display of the 2018 Australian of the Year Travelling Exhibition, is exhibiting at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre. 

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Our Winter edition of the What's On brochure is out now!
 

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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 Reading Room

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

Author Encounters

Michael Robotham - The Other Wife

One of today’s greatest crime writers, Michael Robotham returns with a new brand-new thriller, The Other Wife.  Don’t miss your chance to meet and hear from the multi-million-copy best-selling author and former investigative journalist as discusses his new book, at this special Sunday afternoon session.

Sunday, 12 August 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Sally Gray - Friends, Fashion and Fabulousness, The Making of Australian Style

Australia in the 1970s was "the most creative place in the world" according to celebrity shoe designer Manolo Blahnik. Join us for this special event as researcher and academic Dr Sally Gray joins Geelong Gallery Director Jason Smith to discuss her book 'Friends, Fashion and Fabulousness: The Making of an Australian Style'. Linking fashion, art, sexual politics and diverse urban subcultures, four friends in particular form her central narrative: fashion designers Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson, and artists Peter Tully and David McDiarmid. Their creative trajectories and interactions, their collaborations, passion and politics, continue to resonate today.

Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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 discus 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

eKnow How

Smartphone Chat

Come and join this expert-facilitated Q & A and knowledge-sharing session with other smartphone users and learners.

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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.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

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

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 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+.

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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

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Corio Library

eKnow How

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.

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Creative & Connected

Our Ayurvedic body Type

Cassandra Perry is an accredited yoga instructor, and therapist in Reiki & Emmett technique. Participants will discover their own Ayurvedic body type and gain insight into how people relate to each other according to their type.

Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Lara Library

eKnow How

Digital Storytelling with Adobe Spark Video

Tell a story with more than just images. Learn how to use Adobe Spark Video to create a digital showpiece using some of your own special photos. Use an iPad to combine pictures with icons, text and music. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.

Friday, 20 July 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Belmont Library

eKnow How

Introduction to Photo Books

Learn how to create a photo book using images from your tablet, phone or computer. This workshop will introduce different ways to get you started. We will show you how to create and order beautiful photobooks online.

Friday, 20 July 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Saturday Makerspace Morning

Interested in 3D printing, virtual reality or other technology? Come along to our monthly Makerspace morning to learn more about the library's Makerspace opportunities.

Multiple Times
Corio Library

eKnow How

Google Earth

Google Earth is a free program that allows you view the Earth through high-resolution graphics and satellite images. A great tool for travellers or people searching for homes

Monday, 23 July 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Bilingual Stories: Russian

Zdravstvujtye!Join us for some Russian and English stories and songs in this special bilingual story session.

Monday, 23 July 2018 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

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

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All About Kids!

Sing and Sign Time

Experience a visual language in this fun, interactive and inclusive session of stories, songs, rhymes and AUSLAN. All children are welcome. The session will be presented in spoken English and interpreted into AUSLAN.

Multiple Times
Waurn Ponds Library

eKnow How

Makerspace Showcase

Each week, learn about one of the many features of the library's Makerspace, including 3D printing, virtual reality and much more.

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Corio Library

Creative & Connected

Corio Landcare -Winter Flora and Fauna

Join the Corio Landcare Group as they take you through the native flora and fauna that is found around Corio, Norlane and Lara. Learn about native species that are critical to the ecosystem and help prevent the spread of noxious weeds by choosing the right plants and best practices.

Monday, 23 July 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Corio Library

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Our July newsletter is out now.

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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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