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Geelong Honours Them will see the digitisation of literally hundreds of World War One Honour Boards that are scattered across the region’s four local government areas.

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Mural at the Dome

Artist Scott Jansen recently completed a large Wonderland themed mural on Level One of the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre. The artwork was commissioned by Central Geelong Marketing to promote Storyfest...

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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....

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Heritage Reading Room

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

Author Encounters

Peter FitzSimons - Monash's Masterpiece: The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world

Meet and hear Peter FitzSimons as he brings to life the story of the battle of Le Hamel - the Allied triumph masterminded by Australian commander Sir John Monash, whose strategies became the blueprint for modern warfare. The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WWI. What happened in the 93 minute battle changed for the rest of the war the way the British fought battles, and the tactics and strategies used by the Allies. Peter FitzSimons brings this Allied triumph to life, and tells this magnificent story as it should be told.

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Dinner with Australian Children’s Laureate, Morris Gleitzman

Reimagine – the World According to Children’s Books. Don’t miss this special opportunity to meet and hear the Australian Children’s Laureate, Morris Gleitzman at the Dome. Join Morris and other renowned authors and illustrators for an evening filled with tall tales and true and insights into why stories matter.

Tickets: $75pp include a three course dinner and beverages

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Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Debra Campbell - Lovelands

Nothing is more important to us than love, yet nothing is more painful than love gone wrong. Throughout our lives, dangerous faultlines can develop in our inner emotional landscapes due to hurts and losses. Psychologist Dr Debra Campbell will discuss her new book Lovelands; a map she recommends for traversing the treacherous terrain of love and cultivating self-awareness.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Smartphone Chat

Come and join this expert-facilitated Q & A and knowledge-sharing session with other smartphone users and learners.

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Author Encounters

Shokoofeh Azar - The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

Don’t miss this chance to meet and hear former journalist and writer Shokoofeh Azar discuss her novel The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree. Forced to leave Iran with her family in 2011, Shokoofeh was accepted as a political refugee by Australia and has made her home in the Geelong region.  Her extraordinarily powerful and evocative novel, which is her first to be translated into English has been short-listed for this year’s Stella Prize and is set in Iran and is a reimagining of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and its aftermath, and is written in the lyrical magical realism style of classical Persian storytelling.

Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Garry Disher – Under the Cold Bright Lights

In celebration of the Queenscliff Low Light Festival, book now to meet and hear award winning crime writer Garry Disher, author of the Wyatt thrillers and the Peninsula Crimes series, discuss his latest release, 'Under the Cold Bright Lights'.

Sunday, 1 July 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Queenscliff Uniting Church

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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All About Kids!

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+.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Youth Programs

Nature Art Classes Youth

Draw reptiles and birds with local artist Marita Reynolds. Learn pencil technique, shading, tone and colour mixing. All materials supplied. Ages 12+. For bookings & enquiries contact Marita Reynolds 0425 735 581. In partnership with Golden Plains Shire, Arts & Culture.

Multiple Times
Bannockburn Library

Special Events

Feminist Writers Festival Workshop: Amy Gray - Finding and Sustaining a Feminist Voice

Sure, you want to be a feminist writer – but what does that mean? In this workshop, writer Amy Gray shares all her tips on how you can start your a writing career and advance a feminist writing practice of your own, and work with your local writing community. In partnership with the 2018 Feminist Writers Festival.

Tickets $65 full price, $55 concession 

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Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Feminist Writers Festival: Clementine Ford - What Next for #MeToo?

Late last year, the #MeToo movement went viral, providing a historic public platform for women and non-binary people to speak out about their experiences of sexual harassment and assault. One of them was Clementine Ford, who first felt shame and self-doubt when beginning to write on the topic, but has since published on her own #MeToo moments, analysing them with honesty and clarity. Join Clementine in conversation to review the movement's past, present and future, and the many ways women are silenced, questioned, cross-examined and dismissed. In partnership with the 2018 Feminist Writers Festival.

Tickets: $10

Book HERE

Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

iPad Basics

Learn the basics functions of the Apple iPad and what it can be used for. If you have an Apple ID, bring the details along, but it is not necessary to participate.

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Heritage

An ANZAC in the Family? Tracing your military ancestors

Looking for an ancestor who served in the military? Learn about some of the fantastic resources you can use to discover relatives or explore this fascinating area of history.

Monday, 23 April 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Belmont Library

Special Events

Ross McMullin - Never Forget Australia

On the eve of the centenary of the Villers-Bretonneux conflict during World War One, award-winning historian Ross McMullin will recreate the events leading up to and including the Australian troops' vital contribution; the daring counter-attack that helped turn the corner on the war and fuelled the legend of 'Digger' bravery.

Monday, 23 April 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Adobe Spark

Tell a story with more than just images. Learn how to use Adobe Spark Video to create a digital showpiece using some of your own special photos. Use an iPad to combine pictures with icons, text and music,

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Multiple Locations

eKnow How

3D Printing - Modelling

Come along and learn how to use basic modelling tools to create some interesting 3D objects.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Oculus Rift: Virtual Reality

Experience the latest in virtual reality technology with the Oculus Rift headset. Swim with seals or meet a T-rex in a demonstration of 360-degree video. Interact with the virtual world using the Oculus Touch controllers.

Thursday, 5 April 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Belmont Library

eKnow How

eBooks on Your Tablet

Would you like to borrow books from the library and read them on your tablet? Bring along your own device and learn how to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from our CloudLibrary via the internet.

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Multiple Locations

Heritage

Discover Your Ancestry and Heritage Centre Tour

For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources followed by a visit to the Geelong Heritage Centre.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Mother's Day Card Making Workshop

Enjoy this social crafting session with our expert card maker. If it's not a surprise, perhaps bring your Mum along to share this creative experience with her.

Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Belmont Library

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Western Heights Library closed from noon Friday 20th April

Western Heights Library closed from noon Friday 20th April

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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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