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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.

Heritage

Heritage Reading Room

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

Author Encounters

Kylie Ladd - The Way Back

Best-selling author Kylie Ladd's latest release, The Way Back, was inspired by the stories of returned children such as Jaycee Duggard and Michelle knight. A brilliant, searching psychological thriller about a community's worst fears. Join Kylie for a fascinating conversation about her new novel.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Peter Greste – The First Casualty

In a world where the first casualty of war is truth, journalism has become the new battleground. The First Casualty is foreign correspondent Peter Greste’s first-hand account of how the war on journalism has spread from the battlefields of the Middle East to the governments of the West. Join Peter as he discusses his extremely timely, enlightening and passionate account and unpicks the extent to which modern investigative journalism is under threat.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

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

Youth Programs

Switch Writing Group

If you are 12 - 25 years old come along and learn how to write a creative story, a poem, an opinion piece or a review, or get feedback on your writing. These free workshops are run by expereinced journalists and include a light lunch and all writing materials.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Lara Library

Holiday Stuff for Youth

All In Game On!

Battle it out with your favourite Xbox and Wii games as we get our game on. This program is run in partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. Ages 12+

Thursday, 5 October 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Corio Library

Holiday Stuff for Youth

All In Movie Night

Bring along your family and friends for pizza and a movie with us. Pizza at 5.00pm, followed by a movie at 6.00pm. This program is run in partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. All ages.

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Corio Library

Special Events

Book Launch - Yvonne Adami - Tidal

Tidal is the debut publication of local poet Yvonne Adami and is published by the Melbourne Poets Union for its 2017 Platinum Chapbook Series. Join Yvonne Adami and fellow poet Graeme Kinross-Smith to launch this inspiring collection.

Saturday, 7 October 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Advanced Searching Skills

Would you like to find exactly what you are looking for on the Internet or in a specific database? Learn some advanced search techniques and tricks, and ask your specific database questions.

Monday, 9 October 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

eKnow How

Tablet Q&A

Bring along your tablet and discuss apps, features and library services available through your device.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Bannockburn Library

eKnow How

Smartphone Chat

Bring your own Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and learn some tips and tricks to help you use your device to its full potential.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong West Library

Special Events

Nick Riewoldt - The Things that Make Us

From number one pick in the 2000 AFL draft, to six-time winner of St Kilda's best and fairest award, to five-time All Australian, to captaining his club for a record 220 games, to more than 330 games as a star of the AFL, Nick Riewoldt is an out-and-out champion. He's also a man whose intelligence and insight allow him a deeply fascinating perspective on his life and career. The Things that Make Us is Nick's autobiography, and it's as powerful, interesting and compelling as the author himself.  Don’t miss your chance to meet and hear Nick at this special ‘in conversation’ event.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Fiona McIntosh - The Tea Gardens

Trouble is brewing . . .
From England’s seaside town of Brighton to India’s slums of Calcutta and the breathtaking Himalayan mountains, The Tea Gardens is a story of heroism, heartache and healing and the latest release from Fiona McIntosh internationally bestselling author of The Chocolate Tin, The Perfumer’s Secret, The Last Dance and Nightingale.  Meet and hear Fiona at this special evening event.

Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Rachael Johns – The Greatest Gift

Internationally best-selling author Rachael Johns will share the story of her eagerly anticipated new release, The Greatest Gift in this special in conversation event.  The Greatest Gift is the poignant, heart-warming story of a woman who wants nothing else than to be a mum, and one who never wanted to be a mother.  Don’t miss this chance to meet Australia’s leading writer of contemporary relationship stories.

Monday, 13 November 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D Printing - Scanning

Learn how to scan images and create 3D-printed objects from your image.

Monday, 20 November 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Steve Johnson – The Cat with the Giant Story

Steve Johnson has become the king of reinvention – from misbehaving larrikin to premiership star; from Cat to Giant – and he's been at the heart of two of the most remarkable AFL teams of modern times: the great Geelong triple-premiership side, and the coming juggernaut of Greater Western Sydney. From troubled talent to AFL superstar, this is a story of redemption: of a larrikin with a competitive spirit that drove him to become one of the most successful and watchable players of the modern era.  Don’t miss your chance to meet and hear Steve at this special evening event.

Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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

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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 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

Holiday Fun For Kids

Paper Plane Trials

Do you know how to make an awesome paper plane? Test your skills in our Paper Plane Trials. Which plane will emerge superior in tests of design, accuracy, speed and distance? It could be yours.Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Holiday Fun For Kids

From Maps to Mazes

Join us for this special hands-on workshop and make your own maze to take home. Ages 5+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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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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