Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Phone: 
(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

Nick Toscano: The Woman Who Fooled the World: Belle Gibson's Cancer Con

Belle Gibson convinced the world she had healed herself from terminal brain cancer with a healthy diet. She built a global business based upon her claims. There was just one problem: she'd never had cancer.
In 2015, multi-award-winning journalists Nick Toscano and Beau Donelly uncovered the truth, that this hero of the wellness world, with over 200,000 followers, international book deals, and a best-selling smartphone app, was a fraud.  In this special evening event, Nick Toscano will discuss the book that arose from investigation that tracked the 23-year-old's rise to fame and fall from grace.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

TINSEL TALES

Join us for a very special family Christmas storytelling event that will transport you into the festive season. Hear extraordinary Christmas tales both funny and surprising brought to life with a little help from our audience!

Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Launch of Friends of Geelong Regional Libraries

Join us to launch this exciting new initiative and hear about the valuable work that this fundraising strategy will help us to do as well as the fabulous benefits that Friends members will enjoy both from the library corporation and from a number of our partners. Hear from the CEO of the State Library of Victoria, Kate Torney, about the important impact of the State Library's Friends. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

2017 STELLA PRIZE WINNER - HEATHER ROSE – THE MUSEUM OF MODERN LOVE

Heather Rose’s novel The Museum of Modern Love celebrates the place of art in everyday life, and won the 2017 Stella Prize. Inspired by the artist Marina Abramovic, much of the research for the novel was done at Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (MoNA), where Heather was the inaugural Writer in Residence. At this special in conversation event, Heather will discuss art, writing and creativity.

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

Special Events

STUART KELLS - THE LIBRARY: A CATALOGUE OF WONDERS

Libraries are filled with magic. From the Bodleian, the Folger and the Smithsonian to the fabled libraries of middle earth, Umberto Eco’s mediaeval library labyrinth and libraries dreamed up by John Donne, Jorge Luis Borges and Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Stuart Kells explores the bookish places,real and fictitious, that continue to capture our imaginations. Join Stuart, one of Australia’s leading bibliophiles, for a fascinating and engaging exploration of libraries as places of beauty and wonder.

Monday, 11 December 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

GRAEME SIMSION AND ANNE BUIST - TWO STEPS FORWARD

Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist join Sue Lawson in conversation to talk about their new novel, Two Steps Forward. This romantic comedy about Zoe, a recently widowed American artist, and Martin, a recently-divorced British engineer, walking the 2,000 kilometre Camino de Santiago is full of tribulations and triumphs. This feel good novel of the year from newly formed, husband-and-wife writing team, Graeme Simsion author of The Rosie Project and Anne Buist, author of the Natalie King psychological thrillers. The authors have themselves walked the Camino and their shared adventures and their writing life together will make for a fascinating discussion.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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!

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+

Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
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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Heritage

Share a Story

People will be encouraged to reminisce and share stories of Geelong while Heritage staff introduce the array of heritage images available to view on the interactive Cruiser table. An ideal opportunity for family members to share stories together.


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

Creative & Connected

New Additions Chat

Join us for an informal chat while we look at some of the exciting new additions to the library collection and how to find them using the library catalogue. Discover the latest books, movies, magazines and more.

Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Creative Coding with Processing

Want to learn how to code to create visual art works? Come along and create amazing and interactive art using Processing software.

Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Coding with Scratch

Join us for a beginner's course in coding using Scratch. Take a tour of the Scratch interface, create games and animations in this exciting 9-week program. Places are strictly limited. To gain the most from this program, participants are asked to attend all sessions. For bookings please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 8+

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All About Kids!

LEGO MINDSTORMS

Learn to unleash the creative powers of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. Bookings for this 9-week course are essential as places are limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions.

Geelong West - weekly: from Monday 16 October, 4.45 to 6.15pm

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre - weekly: from Wednesday 18 October, 4.30 - 6pm

For bookings, please contact
cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 8+

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All About Kids!

Toddler Time

Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program. No bookings 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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eKnow How

Raspberry Pi Meetup Group

This is a group for anyone interested in Raspberry Pi - whether you are an expert or new to these credit-card sized computers. A capable little PC, it can be used for many of the things that your desktop does. Please bring your Raspberry Pi if possible or you can use one of ours. No booking required. For more information contact Steve Levakis -  SLevakis@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Book Slam

Expect the unexpected at Book Slam, a fun-filled morning for the whole family. Enjoy a range of interactive activities including music, art, readings and much more. All ages.

Saturday, 25 November 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Makerspace Mondays

Want to know what 3D printing is and how it works? Want to experience virtual reality? Come along and learn about these amazing technologies. No bookings required.

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Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Baby Time

Come along for a fun filled session of songs and rhymes for babies. Sessions run all year except for January. No bookings 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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