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The Geelong West Free Library was opened in the Geelong West Town Hall by Cr John Ince, Mayor of the Borough of Geelong West on 3 July 1885. Its closure was forced in 1890 due to lack of funds but the library reopened in 1891. The Geelong West Free Library relocated in March 1939 to the old Geelong West Court House building. Following minor renovations, the Geelong West Municipal Library was officially opened in 1953 and in 1967 there was an official opening of additions to the library. On 17 October 2008, the Geelong West Library and customer service centre redevelopment was officially opened by the Hon Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Local Government and Cr Barbara H Abley AM DSJ, City of Greater Geelong.
Geelong West Library is a popular gathering place in the heart of the vibrant Pakington Street commercial and retail precinct. We’re mid-sized and always busy with regular programs running in our colourful young readers’ area and many regulars enjoying our newspaper and magazine reading room. Our library originally opened in April 1967 and was refurbished in September 2008. We are co-located with a City of Greater Geelong customer service point.
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Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong West Library
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
Come along for this fun filled story session and create your own mixed-up mythical creature with its own unique sounds. Ages 5+
Use your imagination and scrap materials to create your own Radical Robot. Ages 8+
Use your skills to design, create and test a balloon powered LEGO™ car. Race against others in the ultimate balloon powered event! Ages 8+
Let your imagination run wild at this magical story session and make a box creation to take home.Ages 5+
This session will explore historical newspaper resources including British Newspaper Archives and Trove and help you find your place in history.
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.
Would you like to practice and improve your English speaking skills in a relaxed environment? Practice listening to and speaking English at our fortnightly sessions. All skill levels are welcome as we share conversation in a friendly session.
Geelong West Library
Come along for a fun filled session of songs and rhymes for babies. Sessions run all year except for January. No bookings 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
Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program. No bookings 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
Castles, catapults, knights and pirates…what can you build? Join other LEGO® fans and let your imagination run riot! No booking required. Ages 8+
Learn to unleash the creative powers of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. Bookings for this 9-week course are essential as places are limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions.
Geelong West - weekly: from Monday 16 October, 4.45 to 6.15pm
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre - weekly: from Wednesday 18 October, 4.30 - 6pm
For bookings, please contact
email@example.com. Ages 8+