Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)

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(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

Financial Abuse and Sexually Transmitted Debt: The Price Women Pay

Not all intimate partner violence is physical. There is often financial control imposed within abusive relationships, and devastating, long-term financial impacts after leaving the relationship.
Financial abuse can take many forms. Women can inherit debt or poor credit ratings, lose property or have to deal with fines incurred by their abusive current or ex-partner.
Join us for an evening of conversation with experts and survivors as they share real-life stories and information about the effects of financial abuse and the road to recovery.
In partnership with Barwon Community Legal Service, Deakin University and Barwon Health.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Rosalie Ham - The Year of the Farmer

Rosalie Ham, the number one bestselling author of The Dressmaker, returns to Geelong to discuss her latest novel, The Year of the Farmer. A darkly satirical novel about a country town at war with the elements and one another, The Year of the Farmer tells the story of Neralie Mackintosh, a woman who returns to her hometown in New South Wales to find it now has more problems than just the drought.

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

Special Events

Anne Summers - Unfettered and Alive: A Memoir

Join us for this very special event with Anne Summers in conversation, as she discusses her inspiring memoir.  One of Australia's most influential women, from cadet journalist, to policy maker, to change agent at large, her new book reveals stories about the famous and powerful people she has worked with or reported on. Anne is refreshingly frank about her own anxieties and mistakes as well as her, at times, heart-breaking family story of violence and ultimately reconciliation.

Friday, 9 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Open Mind Lecture Series

Paul Ham - New Jerusalem

Who is to say that your God is not the true God? The questions raised by Paul Ham in New Jerusalem go to the heart of the meaning of faith - not just for Christianity, but for all religions. New Jerusalem is a story of religious obsession and persecution, of noble ideals trampled to dust, of slavish sexual surrender.

Paul Ham is a former Sunday Times correspondent, with a Master's Degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics. He is now an award-winning and best -selling history writer.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Toni Jordan - The Fragments

Join Melbourne author of the acclaimed Our Tiny, Useless Hearts, Toni Jordan, as she discusses her new novel. A superbly crafted and captivating mystery, The Fragments features long-buried secrets, literary intrigue and the most fascinating author to never exist.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Christian White - The Nowhere Child

The Nowhere Child is a critically acclaimed, riveting tale of trauma, cult conspiracy and memory. Author Christian White’s life changed overnight when he went from working odd jobs to pay the rent in-between his screenwriting jobs to winning the coveted Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and receiving publishing deals in 15 countries. Join Christian in conversation as he discussed his extraordinary path to publication and the themes of this remarkable, best-selling debut.

Please note this event has been rescheduled from the September program.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Jock Serong - Preservation

Award winning author and master storyteller Jock Serong turn his talents to historical narrative with Preservation. Join the author as he discusses the in-depth research and fascinating back stories behind his latest release which is based on the true story of the wreck of the Sydney Cove.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Youth Programs

Tuesday Techies

Drop in on Tuesdays during Term 2 to tinker with our fun new technology, including the NAO robot, virtual reality, 3D printing and more!
No bookings required. Ages 12+.

Multiple Times
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

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Multiple Locations

Special Events

Jane Harper - The Lost Man

Former Geelong Advertiser journalist turned best-selling author, Jane Harper, makes a welcome return to Geelong Library & Heritage Centre to discuss her much anticipated third book, The Lost Man. Like her previous thrillers, The Dry and Force of Nature, The Lost Man creates a powerful atmosphere of suspense, set against a dazzling Australian landscape. Tickets $40pp include a copy of The Lost Man.

 Book HERE

Sunday, 28 October 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!

Once Upon A Time

Celebrate Children's Week with some of our favourite classic stories and create your own hand puppet to take home. All Ages.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Podcasting 101

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, 22 October 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

iPad Basics

Learn the basics functions of the Apple iPad and what it can be used for. If you have an Apple ID, bring the details along, but it is not necessary to participate.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

eSmart Cybersafety

Find out how to stay safe online. Develop your cybersafety knowledge, increase your awareness of online risks and the strategies to avoid those risks.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

myGov Explored

Explore the benefits and optimise your use of myGov. In partnership with the Australian Department of Human Services.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Halloween Fun

Join us as we celebrate Halloween with spooky stories, ghoulish games and creepy crafts. All ages.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Stream Music Online

This workshop will help you explore the world of online music streaming. Access millions of songs, discover music you've never encountered before, and let apps deliver you daily curated lists of what you enjoy.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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
Multiple Locations

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.

Multiple Times
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

3D Personalised Christmas Ornaments

Would you like to add someone's name to a Christmas ornament for printing, or scan your own head and mesh it with an existing 3D model? Come along to learn how.

Sunday, 11 November 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Research Your Military Heritage

To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, this workshop will help you delve into your family's military history and discover the service records of your ancestors. This session will conclude with a 30-minute visit to the library's Heritage Centre to showcase the unique family history resources held in our collection.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre