Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)

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

Phone: Heritage Centre (03) 4201 0630 

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Library 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 - Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Working with Words - Writing Careers Showcase

Do you love reading and writing? Do you want a career working with words? This special event, sponsored by the Writing and Literature program at Deakin University, will showcase three fabulous and diverse careers for budding wordsmiths. The panel comprises Brooke Maggs, writer in the growing industry of computer games, Libbie Chellew, short-story writer and script coordinator for Foxtel’s award-winning drama Wentworth, and Anyez Lindop from the world of book marketing and publicity. The panel will be facilitated by Maria Takolander.

Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

The Intoxicating Truth - Young People and Alcohol

Elspeth Muir's recent book, Wasted is an exploration of the binge drinking culture in Australia and the impact on young people. A panel of expert commentators and researchers will join Elspeth to discuss this challenging topic in this special session for Mental Health Week. In partnership with Kempe Read the Play.

Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

** BOOKED OUT** The Good People – Hannah Kent. Presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre

Best selling author Hannah Kent's smash-hit debut novel Burial Rites, was a world-wide phenomenon and has been read and loved by an international audience. Join Hannah for this special event as she discusses her new novel, The Good People.

To book please visit:  http://www.wheelercentre.com/events/hannah-kent-the-good-people-geelong

Presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Minecraft Mondays

Join forces with your fellow challengers to plan and design extraordinary Minecraft creations. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Tech Ninjas

Calling all inventors… Play beyond the screen with OSMO, create your own electronic circuits, develop animations, games and turn bananas into instruments with our Makey Makey kits. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
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 four you’ll learn to program with Python, a powerful language used by sites like YouTube and Dropbox. It’s easy for beginners to use and learn, and experienced programmers (in any programming language) will pick it up very quickly. Bookings are essential for this 9-week course as places are strictly limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 9-11 years

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Geelong Leads the Way for Wellbeing: Session One

In this first session in a series of four public talks presenters: Sarah Leach, Chris Mackey, Charlie Scudamore, Justin Robinson, Sylvia Gray and Ellie Jacques will highlight a range of leading initiatives and programs in Geelong in the areas of positive psychology and mental health, positive education and leadership.

The series is supported by GMHBA in the interests of enhancing physical and mental health across the region.

 

Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
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.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Geelong Leads the Way for Wellbeing: Session Two

In this second session in the series, presenter Chris Mackey, a local leading psychologist will describe positive psychology strategies that are not only effective in alleviating mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, but that also promote greater emotional wellbeing and describe ways of enhancing our wellbeing, including one’s sense of personal meaning and purpose, with reference to his book, "Synchronicity: Empower your life with the gift of coincidence.

 

Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Geelong Leads the Way for Wellbeing: Session Three

In this third session in the series, presenters Charlie Scudamore and Justin Robinson will discuss placing wellbeing at the heart of education. The Positive Education movement is transforming staff and student wellbeing in schools across Australia and around the world.  This session will cover Geelong Grammar School’s journey so far and the research that guides and underpins teaching practice, as well as giving practical examples of how Positive Psychology can be used to boost wellbeing in the classroom and beyond. This is an ideal workshop for educators at all levels, but also anyone who lives or works with young people.

 

Thursday, 3 November 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Geelong Leads the Way for Wellbeing: Session Four

In this fourth and final session, presenters Sylvia Gray and Ellie Jacques from Hero Town Geelong will discuss what makes a “hero,” why we need heroes, and how we can build them and become one ourselves. Participants will be asked to actively engage, share opinions, and give feedback on these themes. Although the presentation will describe the importance of heroism across cultures, and how it can contribute to global sustainability, the focus will be on how local individuals can join together and take everyday action that can build into larger scale change over time.

 

Thursday, 10 November 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Advanced Searching Skills

Would you like to find exactly what you are looking for on the Internet or in a specific database? Learn some advanced search techniques and tricks, and ask your specific database questions.

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.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Author Encounters

Clementine Ford and Anne Summers - HEY GIRL: Fighting Like a Girl in the 21st Century

Both Clementine Ford and Anne Summers have been described as feminist voices of their respective generations. In this conversation – as part of our HEY GIRL series – the pair will focus on the notion of girlhood and discuss how experiences in their early lives shaped their ideas around feminism. How has the feminist fight changed? Has progress stagnated or are we in a moment of renewed feminist vigour and optimism? And what kind of future awaits Australian girls?

Tickets: $20 and $12 concession, plus 30c booking fee. To book please visit:  http://www.wheelercentre.com/events/fighting-like-a-girl-in-the-21st-century

Presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre.

Friday, 14 October 2016 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Wonderful Wool Painting

Colour your world with a beautiful work of art made without using paint! Ages 5+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Learn iPad Basics

Find out why iPads are so popular and learn some secrets to help you get the most out of your device. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Create a Digital Storybook

The world needs more stories – your stories! Make and share a beautiful digital children’s storybook with this simple online tool that will help you to build a book in no time. Ages 12+

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Dreamtime Puppet Theatre

Create your own puppets to use in a theatrical adaption of Indigenous creation stories like the Rainbow Serpent. Ages 8+

Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Scratch Art CDs

Create amazing wall art with simple lines, shapes and patterns to reveal your own unique design in multi-colour. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Naxos Music: Stream and download for free!

Find out how to stream and download music through the Library's Naxos Music Library and other web-based similar sites such as Noise Trade, Amazon, Jamendo, Sound Cloud and Vimeo. It’s all free and legal!

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre