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 - The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan – Modern Love – The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan are curators at Heide Museum of Modern Art and authors of Sunday’s Kitchen and Sunday’s Garden. Part romance, part tragedy, Modern Love explores the complex lives of John & Sunday Reed, champions of successive generations of Australian artists and writers. This fascinating account details the Reeds' artistic endeavours and passionate personal entanglements.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

CODE CLUB

Code Club is about fun, creativity and learning through exploration. Come and learn how to make computer games, animations and websites using some useful coding skills.

Ages 9 to 11 years.

Presented by Leisure Networks in partnership with the Geelong Regional Library Corporation and the City of Greater Geelong.

Sessions run each Wednesday from 3 February until 23 March. To get the most from Code Club, participants need to attend all 8 sessions.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Stereo Stories – a song, a place, a time

Stereo Stories is a compelling combination of personal stories and popular songs, featuring writers and musicians on stage together. Musicians weave in and out of the narrative as writers read their stories about the songs. This performance will include stories set in Geelong, along with doses of jazz, soul, pop and rock.

Sunday, 7 February 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

eBooks on your Tablet

Would you like to borrow books from the library and read them on your tablet? Let us show you the variety of options we have available. By the end of this session you will have downloaded your first eBook.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Year of the Monkey

Come along and explore Chinese New Year traditions and make a zodiac box. All ages.

Monday, 8 February 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

3D Printing – Modelling

Come along and learn how to use basic modelling tools to create some interesting 3D objects.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Discover your Ancestry & Heritage Centre 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
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Youth Programs

Advanced Mindstorms

Learn to control LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 and program your robot to walk, talk, and do anything you can imagine. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all 8 sessions. Ages 12+

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

Author Encounters

Gail Mortimer – 13 Wise Women

We often dream about making changes to our lives or creating something that’s bigger than ourselves. In Geelong thirteen women have done just that and have documented their stories in a book, 13 Wise Women. Join some of these wise women as they discuss their lives.

Thursday, 11 February 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Intermediate iPads

So you’ve learnt the basics and want to know more? Come and expand your skills.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

This sensory-rich story time is for all children, and children with sensory processing disorders may find it especially appealing. Exploration is encouraged through movement, music, stories and sensory activity play. Children will follow simple directions, join in songs and finger plays, and use their five senses to learn and investigate.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Zinio Digital Magazines

Discover and read the latest selection of library magazines delivered straight to your device using Zinio.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Android Q&A

So you have progressed past the basics and want to know more? Bring your Android tablet and your questions to this roundtable Q&A session.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Adobe Photoshop - Ask a Specialist

Take advantage of the library’s Apple iMacs and Adobe Photoshop software and learn from one of our in-house specialists. Bring in your own digital photos and take your editing skills to the next level.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Author Encounters

J M Green – Good Money

Good Money is the first crime-noir novel featuring social worker Stella Hardy. It was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. J M Green divides her time between writing and working as a librarian. Her work has appeared in Overland and received an honourable mention in the Sisters in Crime Scarlett Stiletto Short Story competition.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Cruiser Table - A presentation tool

Would you like to run a meeting using a large tablet style table as a collaborative tool? Are you a student who would like everyone to work together on a project and be able to throw your thoughts and idea's up on a screen? Come and explore our bookable Cruiser Table for your next session.

Monday, 22 February 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Cruiser Table - Introduction

What is the cruiser table? What can it do? Come along and explore the gamut of options this large tablet style device has to offer.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Anna Clark - Private Lives, Public History

In Private Lives, Public History, historian Anna Clark explores how our personal pasts intersect with broader historical questions. Drawing on interviews with Australians from five communities around the country, she uncovers how we think about the past in the context of our local and intimate stories, and the role that history plays in our lives.

Anna Clark is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in Public History at the University of Technology Sydney. With Stuart Macintyre, she wrote The History Wars in 2003, which was awarded the NSW Premier’s Prize for Australian History and the Queensland Premier’s Prize for Best Literary or Media Work Advancing Public Debate.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre