Special Events

 

What's on at the Library?

The Winter brochure is now available. Bookings open now.

Special Events

 

Story Island

Come on a journey of imagination. This exciting exhibition showcases the world-renowned Scholastic Dromkeen Children's Literature Collection from the State Library of Victoria.

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

Tristan Bancks: The Fall

From the award-winning author of Two Wolves, comes a fast-paced, action-packed mystery that will have readers on the edge of their seats. Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear Tristan discuss his latest work which is imbued with the themes of family, male connection, resilience and mortality in a tale which explores what it means to be a hero.
 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Special Events

Oliver Phommavanh: Super Con-Nerd

Our favourite character from Con-nerd returns in Super Con-nerdwhere he feels like everybody else is smarter than him and he is trying to play catch up with the other super nerds, like Andrew Thompson who is top of his class. Join us for a humorous debrief with author Oliver Phommavanh.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Open Mind Lecture Series

John Safran - Depends What You Mean By Extremist: Going Rogue with Australia's Deplorables

John Safran reveals his alarming adventures in a weird world of misfits whose extremist views (and behaviour) have helped propel the rise of the alt-right. Welcome to a place in time where blonde- haired, blue-eyed boys grow up aspiring to be ISIS freedom fighters, an Islamic preacher quotes Monty Python and newly arrived immigrants oppose multiculturalism. Yep, that’s right. It all depends what you mean by extremist…

In conversation with Deakin University's Dr Richard Evans.

Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Jenevieve Chang – The Good Girl of Chinatown

Raised to be a ‘good girl’, Jenevieve Chang has been running away for as long as she can remember. After skipping Australia to train in London, Jenevieve moved to Shanghai and became part of China’s first Vaudeville, Variety and Burlesque club, Chinatown.Her vibrant memoirThe Good Girl of Chinatown is a true story of cultural clash and hedonism gone awry. Join Jenevieve for this special evening of spoken-word performance based on her riveting memoir.

Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, 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+

Monday, 29 May 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Reading Nest, 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
Gathering Place, 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.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Smartphone Chat

Bring your own Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and learn some tips and tricks to help you use your device to its full potential.

Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Stuff for Youth

All In Movie Night

Bring along your family and friends for pizza and a movie with us. Pizza at 5.00pm, followed by a movie at 6.00pm. This program is run in partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. All ages.

Friday, 7 July 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Corio Library

Special Events

Story Island - An Adventure in Pictures

Come on a journey of imagination where you can touch the skin of a dragon, tickle a wombat’s furry tummy, discover secret trapdoors, and hide away in a reading pod.

Story Island brings together works from some of Australia’s favourite authors and illustrators in a delightful touring exhibition for children.

Picture books come alive, combining words, illustrations and play to let you share the magic of storytelling together.

Story Island: an adventure in pictures is a State Library Victoria travelling exhibition displaying items from the Scholastic Dromkeen Children's Literature Collection.

For children aged 0–8 years. Open during library hours.

Friday, 19 May 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Newcomb 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

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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+

Multiple Times
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

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Creative & Connected

Keeping Backyard Chooks

Always wanted to keep backyard chooks? Presenters from the Geelong and District Poultry Club will talk about buying, feeding and housing backyard chooks as well as how to keep them healthy and producing eggs.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Bannockburn Library

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
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Book Chat

Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Minecraft Monday

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

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

Discover Your Ancestry & Heritage 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
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Makerspace

Want to know what 3D printing is and how it works? Want to experience virtual reality? Come along and learn about these amazing technologies. No booking required

Multiple Times
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

News

Update on Chilwell and Highton Libraries

At its Council meeting of 23 May, the City of Greater Geelong resolved to extend the closing date for Chilwell Library and Highton Library to 30 September 2017.

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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