Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)

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(03) 4201 0600
51 Little Malop Street
Geelong
VIC 3220

All libraries are closed on public holidays.

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Opening hours

Monday: Ground & Mezzanine 8am – 8pm, Level 1 & 2 9am – 8pm
Tuesday: Ground & Mezzanine 8am – 8pm, Level 1 & 2 9am – 8pm
Wednesday: Ground & Mezzanine 8am – 8pm, Level 1 & 2 9am – 8pm
Thursday: Ground & Mezzanine 8am – 8pm, Level 1 & 2 9am – 8pm
Friday: Ground & Mezzanine 8am – 8pm, Level 1 & 2 9am – 8pm
Saturday: Ground & Mezzanine, Levels 1 & 2 10am – 5pm
Sunday: Ground & Mezzanine, Levels 1 & 2 10am – 5pm

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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

Special Events

Judith Brett - The Enigmatic Mr Deakin

Professor Judith Brett is an award-winning author and one of Australia’s leading political thinkers. Her insightful new biography of Alfred Deakin, is the first biography of Alfred Deakin in over half a century. Professor Brett will explore Deakin's public political, inner religious and private domestic life in conversation with Professor David Lowe.

Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, 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

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.

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All About Kids!

Leigh Hobbs

Leigh Hobbs, best-selling author of more than 20 books, including the iconic Old Tom, Mr Chicken Goes to Paris and Horrible Harriet. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to attend a drawing workshop with the Australian Children's Laureate. Places are strictly limited.

Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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

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

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!

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.

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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 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+

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

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

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Tech-time for Teddies

If you go down to the library today where will your teddy play? Learn to use Book Creator and make your very own picture book of teddy's antics at the library. Ages 5+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Radical Robots

Use your imagination and scrap materials to create your own Radical Robot. Ages 8+

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eKnow How

Pinterest Basics

Want to learn how to create digital scrapbooks of your interests to view online? Use 'Pins' to share and collarborate with others.

Monday, 25 September 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Young Engineers

Calling all budding engineers… Test your tower building skills in this hands-on session and try to build the tallest tower with the materials supplied. Ages 5+

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