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The Dome Architects Win Prestigious Award

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

Eastern Beach
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? 

Special Events

The Intoxicating Truth - Young People and Alcohol

Elspeth Muir's recent book, Wasted is an exploration of the binge drinking culture in Australia and the impact on young people. A panel of expert commentators and researchers will join Elspeth to discuss this challenging topic in this special session for Mental Health Week. In partnership with Kempe Read the Play.

Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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

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

Skylarking - Kate Mildenhall

Skylarking is a stunning debut novel about friendship, love and loss: one that questions what it is to remember and how tempting it can be to forget. Kate Mildenhall discovered the true events while camping on the south coast of NSW. Hear her talk about the real Kate and Harriet who inspired her novel, the emotional process of researching their lives, the time she spent at Victorian lighthouses and her path to publication.

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

All About Kids!

CODE CLUB

Sign up for Code Club and learn how to make your own computer games, animations and websites. In term four you’ll learn to program with Python, a powerful language used by sites like YouTube and Dropbox. It’s easy for beginners to use and learn, and experienced programmers (in any programming language) will pick it up very quickly. 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, 12 October 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Geelong Leads the Way for Wellbeing: Session One

In this first session in a series of four public talks presenters: Sarah Leach, Chris Mackey, Charlie Scudamore, Justin Robinson, Sylvia Gray and Ellie Jacques will highlight a range of leading initiatives and programs in Geelong in the areas of positive psychology and mental health, positive education and leadership.

The series is supported by GMHBA in the interests of enhancing physical and mental health across the region.

 

Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D Printing - Scanning

Learn how to scan images and create 3D-printed objects from your image.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Geelong Leads the Way for Wellbeing: Session Two

In this second session in the series, presenter Chris Mackey, a local leading psychologist will describe positive psychology strategies that are not only effective in alleviating mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, but that also promote greater emotional wellbeing and describe ways of enhancing our wellbeing, including one’s sense of personal meaning and purpose, with reference to his book, "Synchronicity: Empower your life with the gift of coincidence.

 

Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Geelong Leads the Way for Wellbeing: Session Three

In this third session in the series, presenters Charlie Scudamore and Justin Robinson will discuss placing wellbeing at the heart of education. The Positive Education movement is transforming staff and student wellbeing in schools across Australia and around the world.  This session will cover Geelong Grammar School’s journey so far and the research that guides and underpins teaching practice, as well as giving practical examples of how Positive Psychology can be used to boost wellbeing in the classroom and beyond. This is an ideal workshop for educators at all levels, but also anyone who lives or works with young people.

 

Thursday, 3 November 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Geelong Leads the Way for Wellbeing: Session Four

In this fourth and final session, presenters Sylvia Gray and Ellie Jacques from Hero Town Geelong will discuss what makes a “hero,” why we need heroes, and how we can build them and become one ourselves. Participants will be asked to actively engage, share opinions, and give feedback on these themes. Although the presentation will describe the importance of heroism across cultures, and how it can contribute to global sustainability, the focus will be on how local individuals can join together and take everyday action that can build into larger scale change over time.

 

Thursday, 10 November 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Advanced Searching Skills

Would you like to find exactly what you are looking for on the Internet or in a specific database? Learn some advanced search techniques and tricks, and ask your specific database questions.

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.

Thursday, 24 November 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

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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Multiple Locations

Author Encounters

Clementine Ford and Anne Summers - HEY GIRL: Fighting Like a Girl in the 21st Century

Both Clementine Ford and Anne Summers have been described as feminist voices of their respective generations. In this conversation – as part of our HEY GIRL series – the pair will focus on the notion of girlhood and discuss how experiences in their early lives shaped their ideas around feminism. How has the feminist fight changed? Has progress stagnated or are we in a moment of renewed feminist vigour and optimism? And what kind of future awaits Australian girls?

Tickets: $20 and $12 concession, plus 30c booking fee. To book please visit:  http://www.wheelercentre.com/events/fighting-like-a-girl-in-the-21st-century

Presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre.

Friday, 14 October 2016 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Stuff for Youth

Newspaper Catwalk

Go monochrome! Become a fashion designer using the most cutting-edge and recyclable of materials – newspapers. Design an outfit fit for the catwalk and then strike a pose! Ages 12+

Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Colours with Elmer

Celebrate colours with Elmerthe patchwork elephant! A colourful and creative session based on theElmerpicture book series by David McKee. Ages 5+

Sunday, 2 October 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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.

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Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Introduction to Tablets

Tablet devices - How can they help you at home or on the road? In this hands-on session, you will be guided through the world of iPad and Android tablets, learn about the differences and get the basics of how to use them. Gain an understanding of how a tablet can benefit you.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Introduction to the Internet & email

What is the internet? Why is it useful to you? Where do I access the internet and how? All these questions will be answered in this interactive workshop designed to get you started using the internet and making the most of your email. Bring your own laptop or device or use one provided by us.

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

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre News

Board adopts annual report

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation Board adopted the 2015-16 annual report at its meeting on Monday 26 September.

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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