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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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Word for Word Festival 2017

 

The 2017 program for the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival has been launched and its the best ever!

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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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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....

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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.

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Heritage Reading Room

Visit the Heritage Centre Reading Room and let our skilled staff guide you in your historical research.

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Hazel Edwards - Hippopotamus Loves To Eat Cake

Join Hazel Edwards and her infamous Hippopotamus who loves to eat cake at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre for a very special Imagination Library story session. 

In partnership with United Way Australia and Ardoch Youth Foundation Edwards as part of the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library series.

Saturday, 23 September 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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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

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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+

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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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.

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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.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Little Bits

Learn all about Little Bits the easiest way to prototype and learn with electronics. The Bits snap together with magnets: no soldering, no wiring, no programming needed. These easy-to-use electronic building blocks give you the power to invent anything. Ages 8+

Friday, 13 October 2017 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Corio Library

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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+

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Corio Library

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Spring Stories

Spring has sprung and everything is new again! Come and enjoy some fresh new stories with us. Ages 5+

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Lara Library

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Celebrate Children's Week

Join us for a special extravaganza of stories, songs and craft to celebrate Children's week.

Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Missing Pinky - Children's Book Launch

Lucy’s beloved blanket Pinky, made by her grandma, has gone missing! She’s desperate to find Pinky, so she looks in all the usual places and then in some more unusual places. Where could her special blanket be? And who will help her find Pinky? Bring along your own blanket to the launch of this beautiful picture book written by local author, Juliet Williams, and illustrator, Luisa Gioffre-Suzuki.

Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Torquay Library

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Makey Makey

Learn how to use a Make Makey Invention Kit. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet, any material that can conduct at least a tiny bit of electricity will work. 4-week course commencing Friday 3 November. Ages 8+

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

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International Games Day @ Your Library

Celebrate 'International Games Day @ Your Library' with us. We will be hosting a range of programs for this special event, check our website for details. All ages

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Lego Challenge

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

Monday, 6 November 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Lara Library

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Incredible Mad Science Workshop

Colour changes, fizz, bubbles and slime! Explore a range of science activities in this play-based program designed to share with a grown-up and make some slime to take home! Ages 8+

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Belmont Library

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i-Spy children's activity

Children are invited to visit the Heritage Reading Room and 'spy' on some of the many heritage buildings that can be seen from the windows of Level 3.

Friday, 22 September 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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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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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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The Mix

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

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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.

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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+

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Geelong West Library

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Joint statement on marriage equality

Geelong Regional Libraries is a member of the Victorian public library system, basing our charter on the UNESCO Manifesto on Public Libraries.

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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