Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)

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

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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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What's on - The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Melbourne Writers Festival - Local Libraries: Ali Cobby Eckermann

Meet one of Australia’s greatest living poets, Indigenous writer Ali Cobby Eckermann. Author of the verse novel 'Ruby Moonlight', poetry collection 'Inside My Mother' and the memoir 'Too Afraid to Cry', in 2017 she was awarded Yale University's Windham-Campbell Prize in poetry. In conversation with Deakin University's Professor David McCooey.

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival

Friday, 31 August 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Markus Zusak - Bridge of Clay

Geelong Regional Libraries are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a very special evening event with Markus Zusak in conversation with Deakin University’s Maria Takolander to discuss his much-anticipated new novel, 'Bridge of Clay'. Presented in partnership with the Word for Word Festival

Tickets $45 (Ticket includes a hardcover copy of Bridge of Clay)

 Book HERE

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Children’s Book Week

Meerkat Productions present their adaptation of “BOY” by Phil Cummings illustrated by Shane Devrie. This 40 minute musical production includes original songs and puppetry; A war between the king and the dragon is tearing the land apart. Boy runs into the middle of a fight. With a simple question, he makes them wonder why they are fighting, and helps them see how they could be much happier. A new book from the CBCA Honour Award-winning team, Phil Cummings and Shane Devries, tells this tender tale of power and perception. 

Presented in partnership with the Victorian Branch of The Children’s Book Council of Australia.

 

Saturday, 18 August 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

CONSTELLATIONS - Astronomical Society of Geelong

The Astronomical Society of Geelong invite you to join them at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre for three evenings of celestial information and viewing (weather permitting). 
Families welcome 5pm-7pm, adults 7pm - 11pm.

18 JUNE - Introduction to Astronomy - Solar/Lunar photography - Stellarium night sky demonstration - Telescope viewing (weather permitting

10 JULY - Introduction to Astronomy - Deep sky photography - Stellarium night sky demonstration - Constellation story and lore - Telescope viewing (weather permitting)

21 AUGUST - Introduction to Astronomy - Astronomical photography/animation - Stellarium night sky demonstration - Telescope viewing (weather permitting)

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Sisonke Msimang - Always Another Country

Sisonke Msimang was born in exile, the daughter of South African freedom fighters. ‘Always Another Country’ is the story of a young girl’s path to womanhood—a journey that took her from Africa to America and back again, then on to a new home in Australia. Join the author for an insightful conversation with Deakin University’s Lisa Waller.

Monday, 3 September 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Robert Hillman - The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

Farmer Tom Hope thinks he’s ‘pretty rubbish’ at relationships, his first marriage finished almost before it started, but to his surprise he proves to be a wonderful dad to Peter, his first wife’s son. When his wife returns and takes Peter to the ‘Jesus camp’ Tom is shattered. Then into his life comes the charismatic Hannah, a beautiful Hungarian-Jewish holocaust survivor, filling his life with love, laughter and books. But will the ghosts of both their pasts stay long enough at bay for them to learn to love again? Join award winning author Robert Hillman in conversation to discuss this compelling tale of love, grief and memory set in a small Victorian town in the 1960s.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

CLEVER LIVING SEMINAR 5 - Renovate Retrofit Reimagine

Megan Norgate is an Interior and Permaculture Designer and the director of multi-disciplinary sustainable design studio Brave New Eco. Join Megan for this informative and practical seminar as she demonstrates how the best solutions are often the most beautiful, simple and resourceful, and have the potential to transform the way people exist within their homes and communities.  She will also explore how to get the fundamental design principles right, whether working on a new interior or through elements of a retrofit and refurbishment based approach, to realise a home’s sustainable potential, including:

  • Maximising outcomes while minimising the footprint
  • Identifying and working with the unique and positive elements in your home
  • Creating a healthy interior environment and make environmentally responsible choices

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The High Ground, 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+.

Multiple Times
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

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

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

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

eMagazines For Free!

Want to read the latest selection of library magazines free and delivered straight to your device using your library membership? Bring along your own device and learn how. With hundreds of eMagazines to choose from, there is sure to be at least one for you to enjoy!

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Making the Most of Your Phone Camera

Get the most out of the camera on your phone or tablet. This workshop willl give you hands on experience using the photographic tools at your fingertips. If you are unfamiliar with HDR, living images and touch focus, this is for you.

Friday, 17 August 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Tower Challenge

Calling all budding engineers…celebrate Engineering Week and test your tower building skills in this hands-on session. Try to build the tallest tower with the materials supplied.
All ages.

Saturday, 18 August 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Creating Holograms with a 3D Scan

Using a little assisted magic we will make a lens to view holograms on a smartphone or tablet. Our scanners will help create the subject and software the necessary image. An activity suitable for families to enjoy together.

Saturday, 18 August 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

VOD-View on Demand

In this session you will discover the thrill of Catch-Up TV and subscription models such as Netflix and Stan. Come along to unlock your favourite shows, movies and much more.

Monday, 20 August 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Word Game Fun

Come along and challenge yourself to a fun game where players race against each other to build crossword grids and use all their letter tiles. This session will give you a laugh and get your brain moving! Multiple games to play. Suitable for all ages.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Podcasting

Podcasting offers you a powerful way to share your voice, your creativity, your thoughts, your music or whatever else you can create. Maybe you have an opinion that needs to be heard? Learn about podcasts, what they are and how to create your own.

Monday, 27 August 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Young Readers' Theatre

Readers' theatre is a fun and exciting way to build confidence, learn performance skills, and explore themes and characters by reading theatre scripts. No drama experience necessary.
Ages 8+. No booking required. 

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Heritage

Start Your Family History Journey at the Dome

New to family history? Need some help getting started? During the National Family History Month of August, members of the Geelong Family History Group will be available in the Heritage Centre to assist visitors with family history research. No booking required.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Baby Time

Join us 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

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Makerspace Mondays

Would you like to be 3D scanned? Want to experience virtual reality? Come along and learn about these cutting-edge technologies.
No booking required.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Youth Programs

The Writing Dome

Do you feel the urge to use interesting words in an interesting way? Join our writing group at the Dome. Keep a writing journal, contribute to a group blog, try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group.
No booking required. Ages 12+

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Raspberry Pi Meetup

Interested in Raspberry Pi? This meet-up group is suitable for those who are new to, or knowledgeable about, these credit-card sized computers. A capable little PC, it can be used for many of the things that your desktop does. Bring your Raspberry Pi if you have one, or you can use one of ours.
No booking required. For more information contact: Steve Levakis - SLevakis@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre