Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)

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

All libraries are closed on public holidays.

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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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Author Encounters

Peter FitzSimons - Monash's Masterpiece: The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world

Meet and hear Peter FitzSimons as he brings to life the story of the battle of Le Hamel - the Allied triumph masterminded by Australian commander Sir John Monash, whose strategies became the blueprint for modern warfare. The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WWI. What happened in the 93 minute battle changed for the rest of the war the way the British fought battles, and the tactics and strategies used by the Allies. Peter FitzSimons brings this Allied triumph to life, and tells this magnificent story as it should be told.

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Dinner with Australian Children’s Laureate, Morris Gleitzman

Don’t miss this special opportunity to meet and hear the Australian Children’s Laureate, Morris Gleitzman at the Dome. Join Morris and other renowned authors and illustrators for an evening filled with tall tales and true and insights into why stories matter. Part of the Reimagine - the world according to children's books program

Tickets: $75pp include a three course dinner and beverages

 Book HERE

Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Debra Campbell - Lovelands

Nothing is more important to us than love, yet nothing is more painful than love gone wrong. Throughout our lives, dangerous faultlines can develop in our inner emotional landscapes due to hurts and losses. Psychologist Dr Debra Campbell will discuss her new book Lovelands; a map she recommends for traversing the treacherous terrain of love and cultivating self-awareness.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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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Special Events

VCE SPECIAL EVENT: Maxine Beneba Clarke - Foreign Soil

This special session will allow VCE students studying 'Foreign Soil' to deepen their understanding of the text through Maxine’s comprehensive sixty-minute discussion covering her writing process and themes of race, resilience and diversity.
Followed by a thirty minute Q & A especially for VCE students to further the discussion.

Sunday, 3 June 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Shokoofeh Azar - The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

Don’t miss this chance to meet and hear former journalist and writer Shokoofeh Azar discuss her novel The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree. Forced to leave Iran with her family in 2011, Shokoofeh was accepted as a political refugee by Australia and has made her home in the Geelong region.  Her extraordinarily powerful and evocative novel, which is her first to be translated into English has been short-listed for this year’s Stella Prize and is set in Iran and is a reimagining of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and its aftermath, and is written in the lyrical magical realism style of classical Persian storytelling.

Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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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Youth Programs

Tuesday Techies

Drop in on Tuesdays during term 2 to tinker with our new tech like the NAO robot, virtual reality, 3D printing and more!
12+
No bookings necessary

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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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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Geelong Community Solar Program

New solar and battery technology can cut your electricity bills up to 90%! Join us for this free community event to learn how it works, talk to solar experts about what's good for you, and get exclusive bulk-buy deals on solar and battery systems for your home or small business!

 

All Sessions Book HERE

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Special Events

Feminist Writers Festival Workshop: Amy Gray - Finding and Sustaining a Feminist Voice

Sure, you want to be a feminist writer – but what does that mean? In this workshop, writer Amy Gray shares all her tips on how you can start your a writing career and advance a feminist writing practice of your own, and work with your local writing community. In partnership with the 2018 Feminist Writers Festival.

Tickets $65 full price, $55 concession 

 Book HERE

Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Feminist Writers Festival: Clementine Ford - What Next for #MeToo?

Late last year, the #MeToo movement went viral, providing a historic public platform for women and non-binary people to speak out about their experiences of sexual harassment and assault. One of them was Clementine Ford, who first felt shame and self-doubt when beginning to write on the topic, but has since published on her own #MeToo moments, analysing them with honesty and clarity. Join Clementine in conversation to review the movement's past, present and future, and the many ways women are silenced, questioned, cross-examined and dismissed. In partnership with the 2018 Feminist Writers Festival.

Tickets: $10

Book HERE

Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

Discover Your Ancestry and 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 Geelong Heritage Centre.

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eKnow How

myGov

Explore the benefits and optimise your use of the myGov website. In partnership with the Department of Human Servcies.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

Sarah Rood - Giving Voice To The Past

Everyone has a story to tell, and everyone has a past. Sarah Rood of 'Way Back When Consulting Historians' will explore the nature of oral history and how its use has changed over time. Enjoy Sarah's visual presentation, loaded with examples to see and hear, including her recent project Geelong Remembers Them, featured in the National Spirit of ANZAC Roadshow Experience.

Thursday, 3 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Meshmixer - Basic Introduction to Fixing 3D Scans and Models

If you have attended one of our 3D scanning or modelling sessions you may like to come along and learn how to use Meshmixer to manipulate your file further. We can also problem solve your 3D models.

Monday, 7 May 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

CLEVER LIVING SEMINAR 3 - How to Achieve Energy Freedom

Learn how to have a comfortable home that costs nothing to run and achieves a zero carbon footprint. By combining simple energy efficiency measures with quality electrical appliances and a rooftop solar system, your home can produce more power than it uses. Learn how to reduce your power usage through smart choices for cooling/heating, hot water service, lighting, cooking & appliances, energy monitoring & control, home automation, renewable energy, photovoltaic systems, batteries and new technological advances. Presented by Richard Keech, Beyond Zero Emissions.  In partnership with Geelong Sustainability Group.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Youth Programs

Cybersafety

The City of Greater Geelong presents ‘Cyber Safety ’.

These free sessions draws experience from social media experts, law enforcement and youth workers and includes time for questions and answers.

Aimed at parents who want to understand young people’s use of the internet, social media and gaming, it will also suit young people 12-25 years old. Bookings essential as places are limited.

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Heritage

Discover Historical Images

The Geelong Heritage Centre's image collection is a treasure trove of pictorial depictions of bygone eras. Learn how to explore our extensive image and photographic resources for research or curiosity!

Wednesday, 9 May 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Lifelong Learning with MOOCs

Take courses run by the world's leading universities. A wealth of knowledge is at your fingertips using Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and set tasks, many MOOCs provide forums to support students. 

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

HTC VIVE

Want more of what virtual reality has to offer? Come and discover HTC VIVE and experience another way to journey through virtual reality.

Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Podcasting

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.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Dr Charlie Corke - How to Plan for a Good Death

Leading intensive care specialist Dr Charlie Corke explores the kinds of decisions individuals, families, and medical personnel face in a medical crisis. Dr Corke explores how to make an advanced care plan that will help people make decisions on our behalf; and how we can maintain our dignity and autonomy for as long as possible.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

Make A Historic Photostory

Come to Geelong Heritage Centre and we will show you how to bring old photos to life using Adobe Spark! Utilise the Heritage Centre's collection of digitised historical images, narrate a story and learn how to combine them with icons, text and music.

Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre