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

Author Encounters

Gabriella Coslovich - Whiteley on Trial

It was a cause célèbre: the biggest case of alleged art fraud to come before the Australian criminal justice system, a $4.5 million sting drawing in one of the country's most gifted and tragic artists, Brett Whiteley. It started with suspicions raised about artworks being produced in the style of Whiteley from a Melbourne art restorer's studio. In her book about the scandal, Whiteley On Trial, author Gabriella Coslovich discusses the trial and acquittal by the Appeals Bench. Join her as she talks about this intriguing story with Geelong Gallery Director Jason Smith.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Open Mind Lecture Series

Are Australia's First People the Foundation to Our National Identity?

On the eve of International Women's Day, the prominent elder of the Wergaia people and Wamba Wamba descendant, Eleanor Bourke will share her perspective on our most recent shared cultural history and how this has influenced our collective notion of the Australian cultural identity. In a time when Australia is struggling with its national cultural identity, a better resolution will come from true recognition of the role of Australia’s First People in our society.
This Open Mind Lecture is in memory of Geelong Regional Libraries staff member, Fiona Baranowski.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Live at The Dome Dave Graney - Workshy

The second of the Live at The Dome sessions will feature legendary Australian showman Dave Graney as he discusses the lengths he has gone to in order to avoid anything that really feels like work. In his inimitable style, Graney veers from a feckless childhood in blue-collar South Australia, to the punk rock scene of 1980s London, and beer-soaked nights touring Australia where he worked very hard at not working at all. But in slacking off, Graney became one of the hardest-working musicians in the industry; constantly evolving, reinventing, staying one step ahead of everyone - even himself.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D Printing - Scanning

Learn how to scan objects to create a 3D-printed model of your own.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Language Learning with Mango

Brush up on a language or start learning one; exercise your mind, prepare for a trip or just have fun. This session will introduce you to our language learning eResource, Mango Languages.

Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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.

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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

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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Special Events

Tim Winton on Lost Boys and Toxic Masculinity

**SOLD OUT**

In his only regional Victorian appearance, acclaimed Australian author Tim Winton will explore his new novel, The Shepherd's Hut, as he delivers a powerful meditation on lost boys and the riptide of toxic masculinity. With a specially commissioned soundscape and photographic interludes, this is an hour long event exploring our most bewildering and desolate landscape – contemporary manhood. Bookings are essential. In partnership with Word for Word Festival.

Tickets: $45 includes one signed copy of The Shepherd’s HutFriends of the Library will be entitled to reserved seating at this event.

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Junior-Bots

Learn to create simple step-by-step programs and develop basic coding skills with our Blue-Bot floor robots. This 4-week course is designed to progressively build on skills developed each week. Get the most from Junior-Bots by attending all the sessions.
Ages 6+. For bookings contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

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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

eKnow How

myGov

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

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eKnow How

3D Scanning

Learn how to scan images and create 3D-printed objects from your image.

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Special Events

Hubcaps 2 Creative Hubs - Premiere Screening

Geelong Regional Libraries are pleased to host the premiere screening of Hubcaps 2 Creative Hubs: three short documentaries which explore three of Geelong’s unique industrial sites, as they are brought back to life in very special ways. Hubcaps 2 Creative Hubs is a film as well as a research project, developed by Deakin University and The University of Melbourne in partnership with Creative Geelong Inc. The films were produced thanks to the support of the people and businesses of Geelong and by community grants through a crowdfunding campaign in 2016.

Thursday, 1 March 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Jacqui Lambie - Rebel with a Cause

Outspoken, unexpected and refreshingly honest, Rebel with a Cause is the candid memoir of former Senator Jacqui Lambie. During her time as a Senator, Jacqui's authentic and unscripted voice made her stand out as she campaigned tirelessly for the causes she felt passionately about. Listen to Jacqui discuss the story of her life in Parliament with humour, honesty and dignity.

Monday, 5 March 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Meshel Laurie - Buddhism for the Unbelievably Busy

We are all so very busy these days. Self-confessed workaholic Meshel Laurie knows better than anyone what it is to feel overwhelmed. As a practising Buddhist she's discovered some principles to help temper her tendencies. Join Meshel as she shares her wit and wisdom on how to reclaim calm.

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

Special Events

Associate Professor Felice Jacka - Gut Microbiota and Mood

Following last year's lecture on preventing and treating mental disorders through diet, Professor Felice Jacka, Director of Deakin University's Food and Mood Centre, is returning to explain more about how diet, probiotics and gut microbiota can influence mental health, mood, behaviour and brain development based on emerging evidence and research. In partnership with GMHBA.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

Heritage Centre Resource Introduction

Have you wondered what resources are archived or available at the Geelong Heritage Centre and how to find them? Let us introduce you to the catalogues of collections and indexes that allow you to explore all of our many resources.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Heather Morris - The Tattooist of Auschwitz

'I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart.'
This is the incredible story of Lale Sokolov, the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved. A tale full of beauty and hope based on years of interviews author Heather Morris conducted with real-life Holocaust survivor Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Cultural Diversity Week

Geelong Regional Libraries are proud to celebrate Cultural Diversity Week. Discover some of the wonderful and varied cultures that make us all Australian through storytelling, craft, music and dance.

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