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

Special Events

VCE SPECIAL EVENT: Maxine Beneba Clarke - Foreign Soil

This special session will allow students studying 'Foreign Soil' as part of their VCE to deepen their understanding of the text through Maxine’s comprehensive talk covering her writing process and themes of race, resilience and diversity.  Maxine's presentation will be followed by a thirty minute Q & A especially for students.  Teachers and parents are welcome.

Sunday, 3 June 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Smartphone Chat

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

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David Holmgren - RetroSuburbia: Aussie Street

Join us for local multi-media event, ‘Aussie Street’ featuring permaculture co-originator, David Holmgren, author of 'RetroSuburbia; the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future'.

‘Aussie Street’ cleverly brings Holmgren’s RetroSuburbia ideas into our everyday lives, using 100+ photos and water-colour illustrations along with practical concepts from his exciting new book. Be part of Holmgren’s remarkably insightful, thought-provoking vision for a resilient and life enhancing sustainable future.

In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, Geelong Sustainability Group and Holmgren Events.

Sunday, 17 June 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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CLEVER LIVING SEMINAR 4 - DIY Water Efficiency Home and Garden

This seminar will investigate inexpensive, new and exciting innovations and technologies to conserve water, which will help reduce your water and energy bills. Information for homeowners and renters will be presented about Water Sensitive Urban Design techniques for the garden such as rain gardens, bio-swales, insect hotels, wicking beds, urban heat island effects, use of green infrastructure and much more. Presented by Sandra Brady, Senior Water Efficiency Officer, Barwon Water and Gavin Pocock, Landscape Architect, Garden Consultants Business Owner.

In partnership with Geelong Sustainability Group.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Barry Hill and Don Watson - Essayists on the Essay

Join two of Australia's pre-eminent essayists - Barry Hill (Reason and Lovelessness, March 2018) and Don Watson (There it is again, November 2017), for a lively conversation about the role of the essay.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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, she was accepted as a political refugee by Australia; Shokoofeh has made her home locally. Her extraordinarily powerful novel has been short-listed for this year’s Stella Prize and is set in Iran as a reimagining of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. 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

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Language Learning with Mango

Brush up on a language or start learning one; exercise your mind, prepare for a trip or just have fun. This session will introduce you to our language learning eResource, Mango Languages.

Friday, 29 June 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Torquay Library

Special Events

Garry Disher – Under the Cold Bright Lights

In celebration of the Queenscliff Low Light Festival, 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

Holiday Stuff for Youth

All In Movie Night

Bring along your family and friends and join us for a movie.
In partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre.
Ages 12+.

Monday, 2 July 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Corio 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. In partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre.
Ages 12+

Thursday, 12 July 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Corio Library

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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Nature Art Classes Youth

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

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Bannockburn Library

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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

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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

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

Creative & Connected

Geelong Community Solar Program

New solar and battery technology can cut your electricity bills up to 90%! Join us for this free community event to learn how it works, talk to solar experts about what's good for you, and get exclusive bulk-buy deals on solar and battery systems for your home or small business!

 

All Sessions Book HERE

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Youth Programs

Tuesday Techies

Drop in on Tuesdays during Term 2 to tinker with our fun new technology, including the NAO robot, virtual reality, 3D printing and more!
No bookings required. Ages 12+.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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

Special Events

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival - Screening of STEP by Amanda Lipitz

Join us for the screening of ‘STEP’ by Amanda Lipitz. The true-life story of a girls’ high-school step team set against the background of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive – on and off the stage – even when the world seems to work against them. Empowered by their teachers, teammates, counsellors, coaches and families, they chase their ultimate dreams: to win a step championship and to be accepted into college. Tickets $15/$13
In partnership with the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival. 

 Book HERE

Friday, 1 June 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Nate DiMeo - The Memory Palace - The Creative Exchange

Nate DiMeo is the voice and producer of ‘The Memory Palace’, a celebrated storytelling podcast about the past. Based in Los Angeles, Nate's recently been the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s artist in residence. Hear Nate DiMeo talk through a handful of prompts which ultimately blossomed into Memory Palace stories – and discuss how he’s built a creative livelihood from his writing. Hosted by Jon Tjhia.
This event is part of The Creative Exchange, presented in partnership with Creative Victoria and The Wheeler Centre.

 Book HERE

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

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

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