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 - Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Open Mind Lecture Series

Celeste Liddle – Because of Her, We Can

In acknowledgment of NAIDOC Week 2018, accomplished public speaker, Celeste Liddle will present this quarter’s Open Mind Lecture on the topic of 'Because of Her, We Can'. An Arrernte woman, Celeste Liddle is an opinion writer, a trade unionist and currently serves as the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organiser of the National Tertiary Education Union. Celeste started her blog 'Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist' in June 2012 as a place to of her own and a home for her prolific writing. Hear Celeste's views as a social commentator and activist who, in 2017, was inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll for her work in Indigenous Australian culture and feminism.

Thursday, 12 July 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Sally Gray - Friends, Fashion and Fabulousness, The Making of Australian Style

Australia in the 1970s was "the most creative place in the world" according to celebrity shoe designer Manolo Blahnik. Join us for this special event as researcher and academic Dr Sally Gray joins Geelong Gallery Director Jason Smith to discuss her book 'Friends, Fashion and Fabulousness: The Making of an Australian Style'. Linking fashion, art, sexual politics and diverse urban subcultures, four friends in particular form her central narrative: fashion designers Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson, and artists Peter Tully and David McDiarmid. Their creative trajectories and interactions, their collaborations, passion and politics, continue to resonate today.

Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

The Bad Diaries Salon #FIRST

The Bad Diaries Salon was established mid-2017 with a call out on Twitter – were there any writers who still had their old, bad teenage diaries, and would they be prepared to read them live? The response was overwhelming. Six published authors read for ten minutes each from their early, unedited works. Featuring Robert Gott (The Port Fairy Murders), Rosalie Ham (The Dressmaker), Tracy Farr (The Hope Fault), Jock Serong (The Rules of Backyard Cricket), Angela Savage (The Dying Beach) and Leah Kaminsky (The Waiting Room) and moderated by Jenny Ackland (Little Gods). Tickets $30pp, includes light refreshments.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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)

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Special Events

Book Launch - Jo Langdon - Glass Life

'Glass Life' is the first full-length poetry collection by researcher, teacher and editor, Jo Langdon who has been described as 'a compelling force in contemporary poetry'. Published by Five Islands Press, the collection will be launched by Professor David McCooey at this special Sunday afternoon event.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sunday, 15 July 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Smartphone Chat

Come and join this expert-facilitated Q & A and knowledge-sharing session with other smartphone users and learners.

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Author Encounters

Michael Robotham - The Other Wife

One of today’s greatest crime writers, Michael Robotham returns with a new brand-new thriller, The Other Wife.  Don’t miss your chance to meet and hear from the multi-million-copy best-selling author and former investigative journalist as discusses his new book, at this special Sunday afternoon session.

Sunday, 12 August 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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+.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
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+.

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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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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.

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Author Encounters

Robert Lukins – The Everlasting Sunday

Described as both highly atmospheric, yet deeply unsettling, 'The Everlasting Sunday' is a meticulous account of toxic masculinity within a setting of inverted institutionalisation. At once beautiful and brutal, this is a haunting debut novel by writer, researcher and journalist Robert Lukins about growing up, growing wild, and what it takes to survive.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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.

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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!

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eKnow How

Greenscreen to the Past

Have you ever wanted to travel back in time? With the help of the Green Screen and the Geelong Heritage Centre’s digitised historical photo collection, let us place you back into Geelong's history.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Cardboard Castles

Discover the architectural wonders of medieval castles and build your very own from recycled materials. All ages.

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Crochet 101

Have you ever wanted to learn how to crochet? In this workshop you'll learn the basics of crochet and start your own project to complete at home.
Ages 12-18.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Coding the Savannah!

Code your trip to the African Savannah and greet some animals when you get there! This program is designed for parent and child to work together using Scratch Jr. Ages 5+

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Advanced Programming With NAO

Meet NAO, our humanoid robot. Learn to program with Choregraphe Suite and teach NAO some new dance moves in this hands-on workshop.
Ages 12+.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Blogging 101 with Wordpress

Ever wanted to create an online journal that shares your interests, opinions and ideas with other like-minded people? Then blogging is for you! Come along and we will show you how easy it is to learn how to use Wordpress.

Monday, 2 July 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Amazing Armour

Join forces with fellow combatants to build your own cardboard body armour. Ages 8+

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Introduction to ASCII art with Python

Come along to this introductory coding session and impress your friends with some cool ASCII art, using the Python computer programming language.
Ages 12-18.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Mythical Creatures

Join us for some magical stories of mermaids, unicorns and beasts and make your own mythical creature to take home. Ages 5+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Basic Programming with NAO

Meet NAO, our humanoid robot. Learn to program with Choregraphe Suite and discover how to make her move and talk in this beginner's workshop. Ages 8+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Nesting Dolls

Learn how to make your own traditional Russian nesting dolls using paper and craft materials. Ages 8+

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