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Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival 2017 takes place 17 - 19 November at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre. Meet and hear 60 of Australia’s most intriguing writers.

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All About Kids

 

Get your child school ready!

Children aged 0-5 are invited to join in the new Victoria wide, 1000 Books Before School program.

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: Meena Kandasamy

Meet feminist writer Meena Kandasamy as she peels back the layers on her courageous autofiction novel When I Hit You – an exploration of love, domestic violence, and the pitfalls of traditional wedlock in modern India.

Friday, 1 September 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Dr Jordan Nguyen - Using Technology to Create an Inclusive Society

Dr Jordan Nguyen is a young man on a mission to change the world. Upon completing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney, he was accepted into the prestigious UTS Chancellor’s List. Drawing on his experience of almost breaking his own neck, he developed a mind-controlled smart wheelchair for people with high-level physical disability. Now as founder of Psykinetic, he designs life-changing technologies focusing on intelligent, futuristic and inclusive technology.
A special event for the 2017 Digital Innovation Festival Victoria in partnership with TAC and City of Greater Geelong Community Development.

Monday, 4 September 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Paul Roos - Here It Is

Paul Roos is a leader, a legend, an AFL icon. As a first-rate player, premiership-winning coach and in-demand commentator, Roos has achieved extraordinary success over more than thirty years in footy. Don’t miss the chance to meet and hear the exclusive, no-holds-barred full story of the supercoach’s coaching career at Sydney and Melbourne and his top 25 coaching tips for creating a champion team.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D Printing Workshop

Want to know what 3D printing is and how it works? In this introductory workshop you will learn more about 3D printing and get to see an object printed.

Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Author Encounters

Fiona McIntosh - The Tea Gardens

Trouble is brewing . . .
From England’s seaside town of Brighton to India’s slums of Calcutta and the breathtaking Himalayan mountains, The Tea Gardens is a story of heroism, heartache and healing and the latest release from Fiona McIntosh internationally bestselling author of The Chocolate Tin, The Perfumer’s Secret, The Last Dance and Nightingale.  Meet and hear Fiona at this special evening event.

Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Code Club

Sign up for Code Club and learn how to master HTML and CSS to make your own websites. Bookings are essential for this course as places are strictly limited. To get the most from this program participants need to attend all sessions. 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+

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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.

Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Adobe Spark - Share your story

Celebrate National Family History Month with us. Give life to a family tale by bringing a few special photos with you and we’ll show you how to use Adobe Spark Video to create a story. You'll combine the images, icons, text and music, choose a theme and narrate the images.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Youth Programs

Arduino 101

Learn to build simple electronics projects with Arduino in this beginner's hands-on workshop. All materials supplied. Ages 12+

Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

The Reading Hour

The Reading Hour is one of the most celebrated annual reading initiatives in Australia, and supports individuals, families and communities to discover and rediscover the joy of reading. Join us for a special story session to celebrate the Reading Hour and enjoy the gift of reading with us.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Torquay Library

Special Events

My Emma - A One Act Play by Lise Rodgers

“… for my next, I have taken a heroine whom no one but myself will much like”Jane Austen 1814 To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's “Emma” in 1816, this charming one act performance reveals a more mature Jane Austen, quietly confident in her abilities as a novelist as she turns 40, finally assuming an active role in managing her own affairs. Based on her letters of the period and the novel itself, this beautifully costumed entertainment allows you to enter the world of Jane Austen.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

LinkedIn 101

Learn how to join the world’s largest professional network site, LinkedIn. Create a profile, find and reconnect with colleagues and classmates, search for jobs and gain industry insights. Experience how this social networking site can help you to enhance your career or start a new one.

Friday, 18 August 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Learn iPad Basics

Find out why iPads are so popular and learn some secrets to help you get the most out of your device. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.

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Creative & Connected

Peace Cranes For Peace

The traditional Japanese origami paper crane is a world-wide recognizable symbol of peace. Come along to a workshop and join in this project of gifting peace, healing and harmony in the world by creating paper peace cranes. The Peace Cranes created will be collected and displayed in exhibits around Geelong in time for International Day of Peace on 21st September 2017.

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All About Kids!

Minecraft Monday

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

Monday, 21 August 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

eBooks on Your Tablet

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.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Lara Library

eKnow How

All about Winter food on your tablet

Fancy yourself as a foodie? Bring along your Apple or Android device and let us take you on a guided tour of food and recipe apps, websites and magazines

Monday, 14 August 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

News

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre to reopen tomorrow

The Geelong Library & Heritage Centre will reopen tomorrow (Wednesday 15 August) following unscheduled maintenance today.

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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