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A new series featuring musicians in story and song

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Public Cafe
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Café now open

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

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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....

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

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Writing Cadets

Do you feel the urge to use words in interesting ways? Join our writing group at the Dome. Keep a journal, try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use ours.
No booking required. Ages 8+.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Junior-Bots

Learn to create simple step-by-step programs and develop basic coding skills with our Blue-Bot floor robots. This 4-week course is designed to progressively build on skills developed each week. Get the most from Junior-Bots by attending all the sessions.
Ages 6+. For bookings contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Sensory Story Time

This sensory-rich story time is for all children. These sessions accommodate delayed motor skill development and include opportunities for children to interact, with less sitting and more interaction. Audio stimulation is limited and group size is small.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Minecraft Club

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

Multiple Times
Corio Library

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Cultural Diversity Week

Geelong Regional Libraries are proud to celebrate Cultural Diversity Week. Discover some of the wonderful and varied cultures that make us all Australian through storytelling, craft, music and dance.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Bilingual Stories: French

Bonjour! Come and join us for some French and English stories and songs in this special bilingual story session.

Friday, 23 March 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Torquay Library

All About Kids!

Star Wars Day

May the 4th be with you. Celebrate Star Wars day with us. Test your knowledge and have fun making your own Star Wars memorabilia to take home. Ages 8+.

Friday, 4 May 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Bilingual Stories: Hindi

Namaste! Come and join us for some Hindi and English stories and songs in this special bilingual story session.

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Waurn Ponds Library

All About Kids!

Families Week

Bring along someone special and join us at Torquay Library to celebrate Families Week with a special story time for just for you. 

Friday, 18 May 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Torquay Library

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National Reconciliation Week

Creation or Dreaming stories describe the travels of the spiritual ancestors and are integral to Aboriginal spirituality. Join us for a special story session as we share some of these great stories with you. Ages 5+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Code Club: Scratch 1

Sign up for Code Club. Term 1 is all about Scratch. Take a tour of the Scratch interface and create games and animations. This program is suitable for beginners and bookings are essential. To get the most from this program participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 9-11 years. For bookings, contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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LEGO MINDSTORMS

Learn to control a robot in these hands-on sessions. Get the most from LEGO® MINDSTORMS® by attending all the sessions. Ages 8+.
For bookings contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Preschool Science Club

This fun-filled 4-week program combines everyday objects with scientific enquiry. This experience is designed for children to share with their parent/carer. Ages 3-5 years.
For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au.

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

Join us 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!

Little Bits Challenge

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, 23 February 2018 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

French Bilingual Story Time

Bonjour. Come and join us for French and English stories and songs, and learn some new French words in this special story session.

Monday, 26 February 2018 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

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
Torquay Library

All About Kids!

Young Readers Theatre

Readers Theatre is a fun and exciting way to build confidence, learn performance skills, and explore themes and characters by reading theatre scripts. No drama experience required. 
No booking required. Ages 8+.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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The Geelong Book Fair

The first Book Fair for 2018 will be held at Geelong West Town Hall on Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March, and as in past years, there a literally thousands of books in a whole variety of genres on offer. And all it takes it takes for you to change a life is a gold coin donation and a book purchase of $2 (or just $1 for childrens books) - nothing could be easier!

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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