Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)

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

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All libraries are closed on public holidays.

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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Special Events

Oliver Phommavanh: Super Con-Nerd

Our favourite character from Con-nerd returns in Super Con-nerdwhere he feels like everybody else is smarter than him and he is trying to play catch up with the other super nerds, like Andrew Thompson who is top of his class. Join us for a humorous debrief with author Oliver Phommavanh.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Open Mind Lecture Series

John Safran - Depends What You Mean By Extremist: Going Rogue with Australia's Deplorables

John Safran reveals his alarming adventures in a weird world of misfits whose extremist views (and behaviour) have helped propel the rise of the alt-right. Welcome to a place in time where blonde- haired, blue-eyed boys grow up aspiring to be ISIS freedom fighters, an Islamic preacher quotes Monty Python and newly arrived immigrants oppose multiculturalism. Yep, that’s right. It all depends what you mean by extremist…

In conversation with Deakin University's Dr Richard Evans.

Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Jenevieve Chang – The Good Girl of Chinatown

Raised to be a ‘good girl’, Jenevieve Chang has been running away for as long as she can remember. After skipping Australia to train in London, Jenevieve moved to Shanghai and became part of China’s first Vaudeville, Variety and Burlesque club, Chinatown.Her vibrant memoirThe Good Girl of Chinatown is a true story of cultural clash and hedonism gone awry. Join Jenevieve for this special evening of spoken-word performance based on her riveting memoir.

Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 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+

Monday, 29 May 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Reading Nest, 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
Gathering Place, 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.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Inspiration Space, 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.

Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Inspiration Space, 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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Multiple Locations

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+

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Code Club

Sign up for Code Club and learn how to master HTML and CSS to make your own websites. Bookings are essential for this course as places are strictly limited. To get the most from this program participants need to attend all sessions. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 9-11 years

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Minecraft Monday

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

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

Discover Your Ancestry & Heritage Tour

For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources followed by a visit to the Heritage Centre Reading Room

Multiple Times
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Makerspace

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 booking required

Multiple Times
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

Maps and Plans Collection

Let us guide you through the many maps and plans held at the Geelong Heritage Centre. Learn how to search them and garner a variety of interesting information.

Multiple Times
The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Creative coding

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

Multiple Times
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

eMagazines for free

Want to read the latest selection of library magazines delivered straight to your device? Bring along your own device and learn how.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

All About Online Selling

Do you have items at home that are too good to throw out but you no longer want to keep? Have you considered online selling? Come along and we will show

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Language learning with Mango

Brushing up or starting from scratch, exercise your mind by learning a language. This session will introduce you to our language learning eResource Mango Languages.

Thursday, 22 June 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Melanie Joosten - Gravity Well

Award-winning author Melanie Joosten’s debut novel, The Berlin Syndrome, has recently been released as a feature film starring Teresa Palmer. Her long-awaited second novel, Gravity Well, has just been published. Melanie will discuss the journey from page to screen for her first book and explore the themes of her new release, a tender tale of friendship and family, both the family we are born to, and the family we choose.

Thursday, 22 June 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre