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The Dome

World-class offer at new library

Described as inspirational, innovative and iconic, the new Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (the Dome) is a vibrant gathering place, sophisticated and technology rich, providing contemporary library services....

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Heritage Centre

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Here yesterday

Visit the Vault, Victoria's largest regional archive and resource centre, offering a unique record of the history of Geelong, the Bellarine, the Golden Plains, Surf Coast and beyond....

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e-Know How

Enjoy a virtual world

We have a range of virtual worlds for you to enjoy – from intergalactic missions to time-travel back into Geelong’s past. Experience this new, completely immersive world.

All About Kids!

CODE CLUB

Code Club is about fun, creativity and learning through exploration. Come and learn how to make computer games, animations and websites using some useful coding skills.

Ages 9 to 11 years.

Presented by Leisure Networks in partnership with the Geelong Regional Library Corporation and the City of Greater Geelong.

Sessions run each Wednesday from 3 February until 23 March. To get the most from Code Club, participants need to attend all 8 sessions.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Adobe Photoshop - Ask a Specialist

Take advantage of the library’s Apple iMacs and Adobe Photoshop software and learn from one of our in-house specialists. Bring in your own digital photos and take your editing skills to the next level.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Zinio Digital Magazines

Discover and read the latest selection of library magazines delivered straight to your device using Zinio.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Android Q&A

So you have progressed past the basics and want to know more? Bring your Android tablet and your questions to this roundtable Q&A session.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

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.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Youth Programs

Advanced Mindstorms

Learn to control LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 and program your robot to walk, talk, and do anything you can imagine. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all 8 sessions. Ages 12+

Multiple Times
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 first hand.  

Multiple Times
Waurn Ponds Library

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 first hand.

Multiple Times
Waurn Ponds Library

Author Encounters

J M Green – Good Money

Good Money is the first crime-noir novel featuring social worker Stella Hardy. It was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. J M Green divides her time between writing and working as a librarian. Her work has appeared in Overland and received an honourable mention in the Sisters in Crime Scarlett Stiletto Short Story competition.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Discover your Ancestry & Heritage Centre Tour

For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources followed by a visit to the Heritage Centre Reading Room.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Where's the News?

Increase your reading pleasure and get greater value from the eCollections by discovering current and historical newspapers online. Download the print issue to your tablet.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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

Renata Singer – Older and Bolder: Life After 60

For the first time in history, women can expect to live well from their sixties for another three decades. In Older & Bolder, Renata Singer contrasts the stories of the pioneers of active, productive old age against the anxieties of those facing the milestone of turning sixty, considering each viewpoint in the light of revealing research. Older & Bolder is a rallying guide to living audaciously in the last third of your life.

Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

This sensory-rich story time is for all children, and children with sensory processing disorders may find it especially appealing. Exploration is encouraged through movement, music, stories and sensory activity play. Children will follow simple directions, join in songs and finger plays, and use their five senses to learn and investigate.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Cruiser Table - A presentation tool

Would you like to run a meeting using a large tablet style table as a collaborative tool? Are you a student who would like everyone to work together on a project and be able to throw your thoughts and idea's up on a screen? Come and explore our bookable Cruiser Table for your next session.

Monday, 22 February 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Cruiser Table - Introduction

What is the cruiser table? What can it do? Come along and explore the gamut of options this large tablet style device has to offer.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Anna Clark - Private Lives, Public History

In Private Lives, Public History, historian Anna Clark explores how our personal pasts intersect with broader historical questions. Drawing on interviews with Australians from five communities around the country, she uncovers how we think about the past in the context of our local and intimate stories, and the role that history plays in our lives.

Anna Clark is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in Public History at the University of Technology Sydney. With Stuart Macintyre, she wrote The History Wars in 2003, which was awarded the NSW Premier’s Prize for Australian History and the Queensland Premier’s Prize for Best Literary or Media Work Advancing Public Debate.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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 session you will have downloaded your first eBook.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Author Encounters

Stephen Bygrave, Beyond Zero Emissions – The Energy Freedom Home

How to wipe out electricity and gas bills in nine steps. There are simple, practical ways to reduce our demand for energy and to change where we get it from. The Energy-Freedom Home explains nine steps that can be taken – in any order – to become more energy efficient. Stephen Bygraves from Beyond Zero Emissions will explain each step.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Helene Cameron and Andy Richards News

Library elects Chair and Deputy Chair of Board

Cr Andy Richards has been re-elected as Chair of the Geelong Regional Library Corporation’s Board for the fifth consecutive year.

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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