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Library services first began in Belmont in 1885. Our current library was officially opened on 28 October 1982 by the Hon FN Wilkes MP, Minister for Local Government and his Worship the Mayor, Cr PF Ward JP. The building was renovated in 2010 making it a modern, pleasing and community-centric library environment. The renovated library was officially opened by the Hon Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Local Government. Belmont Library is a large and busy hub within easy reach of the High Street commercial precinct.
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Award-winning Australian author Fiona Lowe's new novel is set against the backdrop of Victoria’s high country. 'Birthright' is the story of a family tangled together by a legacy of wealth, secrets, simmering childhood rivalry and betrayals. Join Fiona as she discusses her exploration of whether inheritance is a privilege or a right?
Thursday, 1 March 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Bring your own Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and learn some tips and tricks to help you use your device to its full potential.
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
Do you love to spell? Come along to our spelling bee for grown-ups, facilitated by Margaret Linley (self-professed Best Speller on the Planet), and test your skills against other excellent spellers or join the audience.
"Margaret Linley is quite frankly THE best speller on the planet, As THE best speller on the planet, she can’t remember a single time she was hauled in front of the sub-editors for sloppy spelling: in fact she can only recall effusive praise for her ‘clean copy’. She is SO tremendous at spelling, she’s expecting MENSA to come calling. And she’s also sure if spelling should ever become an Olympic event, it will be GOLD, GOLD, GOLD all the way for her."
Margaret is Big Word of Mouth storyteller and MC, Moth Grand Slammer, comic, award-winning travel writer, restaurant judge, former News Corp journalist and radio host. Come along to this fun, informative and hilarious event and put your challenge for GOLD to Margaret!
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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.
So you've learnt the basics and want to know more? This intermediate session will extend your iPad skills further. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.
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,
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.
Dementia Australia is the unified, national body for people of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers.The session provides information on dementia and services: what dementia is, including causes, signs, symptoms and risk factors; how dementia is diagnosed; how to seek help; and what services are available.
Ever wondered if you can trust the internet? Want to know more about scams, computer viruses, identity theft or losing your data? With the right tools and a few precautions, you can protect yourself while online.
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.
Create colourful costumes with recycled paper materials. Ages 8+
Alter puzzle pieces using decoupage techniques to create a beautiful and unique piece of collaborative artwork to be displayed in the library. Ages 12+
Enjoy stories that will take your imagination to new and exciting places and then make a mask to take home in this special 'craftale' holiday session. Ages 5+
For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources
Get messy with paint, printing and stamping using everyday objects to create your very own masterpiece to take home. Ages 5+
Make super-skilled ninja warriors and then film them in stop-motion animation action. Ages 12+.
Learn a new way to create intriguing sculptures, get inventive and make a cute, quirky woollen creature to take home. Ages 8+.
Is your house in need of decluttering? Marion Ivermee-Villarosa, a professional organiser from A Place of Calm, will present some information on how clutter can affect us, and hints and tips on how to go about decluttering your house.
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.