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.

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

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

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

All About Kids!

Green Screen Me

Drop in and let us show you how to create impossible photos to share with family and friends using the library's green screen. Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. All ages

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Winter Stories

Snuggle up and join us for a cosy afternoon of stories about the wonder of Winter. Ages 5+

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Lara Library

All About Kids!

Tower Challenge

Celebrate Engineering Week with us. Test your engineering skills by building a weight-bearing tower that will save Ted from the Ted-eating crocodiles! Ages 8+

Tuesday, 8 August 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Lara 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.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Toddler Time

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

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Baby Time

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

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

The Mix

Mix it up with after-school activities including tech challenges, art, craft, games, LEGO and more. No booking required. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

LEGO Club

Castles, catapults, knights and pirates…what can you build? Join other LEGO® fans and let your imagination run riot! No booking required. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Let's Go Lego Club

Make new friends and explore your creativity with Lego. The program aims to meet the diverse needs of children and can be an effective way to engage children with autism. Parents and carers are required to stay with their children. This program is delivered in partnership with Golden Plains Shire weekly during school terms.For bookings, please contact Bannockburn Library ph.: 5281 2367.Ages 5-11.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Bannockburn Library

All About Kids!

LEGO MINDSTORMS

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 8-week course are essential as places are limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions.

Waurn Ponds - weekly: 7 February to 28 March, 4.00 to 5.30pm

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre - weekly: 8 February to 29 March, 4.30pm to 6.30pm

For bookings, please contact
cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Preschool Science Club

Young children are scientists without even knowing it. This fun-filled 4-week program combines everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods. This program has been designed for children to share with their parent/carer and participants are asked to attend all sessions.For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 3-5 years.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Book Slam

Expect the unexpected at Book Slam, a fun-filled morning for the whole family. Enjoy a range of interactive activities including music, art, readings and much more. All ages.

Multiple Times
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

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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