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The Archibald has landed!

The Geelong Gallery's exhibition of the Archibald Prize finalists has landed and we are celebrating with a range of Archie-inspired activities at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre....

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Café now open

Public, located at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, is now open.

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Joint Statement on marriage equality

 

The Chair and CEO of the Geelong Regional Library Corporation have issued a joint statement on marriage equality....

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What's on Spring

Our new What's on Spring brochure is now available.

 

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Long-standing mystery solved

The painting of Geelong’s first Town Clerk, William Weire, normally adorns the corridors of City Hall but detective work uncovering the identity of the artist has led to the painting going...

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Experience the library that travels to you!

With a range of collection items for browsing and borrowing, the mobile service is also your portal to the library corporation’s full collection of 400,000 plus items....

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.

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Hour of Coding

Join us for an introduction to coding. This program is suitable for beginners only. Age 8+ 

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Lara Library

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Code Club

Sign up for Code Club and learn how to make your own computer games, animations and websites. In term 4 we learn to program with Python, used by sites like YouTube and Dropbox. To get the most from this program participants need to attend all sessions. Bookings are essential for this course as places are strictly limited.  For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 9-11 years.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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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

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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+

Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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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

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Film It!

Ever wondered how special effects are created or how a green screen works? Want to create your own music video or short film? Come along to Film It and we'll show you how. Ages 8+

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Corio Library

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Coding with Scratch

Join us for a beginner's course in coding using Scratch. Take a tour of the Scratch interface, create games and animations in this exciting 9-week program. Places are strictly limited. To gain the most from this program, participants are asked to attend all sessions. For bookings please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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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 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
cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 8+

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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

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Multiple Locations

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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

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Multiple Locations

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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

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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.

Multiple Times
Bannockburn Library

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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
Geelong West Library

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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.

Saturday, 25 November 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Word for Word National Non-Fiction

A world-class line-up of authors, writers and personalities will feature at the fourth annual Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival on 17-19 November at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.

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.

Word for Word Festival Reads

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