Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)

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

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 - Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Chloe Shorten - Take Heart, A Story for Modern Stepfamilies

Chloe Shorten is a public affairs specialist, a mother to three children and married to Bill Shorten, the leader of the Federal Opposition. In her new book Chloe takes a close and considered look at modern Australian families and tells of her own quest to create a new normal. Honest, sincere and warm hearted, it is the story of the modern household and it broadens the idea of who qualifies as ‘a family’ in the 21st century.

Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time at The Dome

This sensory-rich story time is for all children, and especially children with sensory processing disorders. These sessions accommodate delayed motor skill development and include opportunities for children to interact, with less sitting and more action. Audio stimulation is limited and group size is small.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Stuff for Youth

Film Shortz

Take inspiration from the words of Lewis Carroll and create a short film that pays tribute to The Jabberwocky. Ages 12+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Monsters and Ink

Did you know that monsters can write? Discover the world of Nick Bland and his clever little monsters then learn to write just like a monster. Ages 5+

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

GIF Graphics

Feeling creative? Create your own GIFs using images and video. Experiment with a wide range of filters and become an instant GIF magician. Ages 12+

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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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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

Share a Story while exploring the Heritage Centre's digital image display

People will be encouraged to reminisce and share stories of Geelong while Heritage staff introduce the array of heritage images available to view on our interactive Cruiser table. An ideal opportunity for family members to share stories together.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Minecraft Mondays

Join forces with your fellow challengers to plan and design extraordinary Minecraft creations. Ages 8+

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Reading Nest, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Play Reading

If you normally nestle into an armchair to enjoy your current read here is an opportunity to break out of the everyday. Join with other participants to bring a play to life. This is your chance to be a star for a day! Pick the script and choose your character to read aloud with cast members.

Friday, 28 April 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Dolores Skowronski-Malloni - Trees: Capturing the Essence of the Botanical Gardens

Celebrated artist Dolores Skowronski-Malloni’s work is represented in collections in Australia and internationally. In 2016, working with artists and students of the Botanical Art School at the Geelong Botanic Gardens a limited edition book, TREES - Capturing the Essence of the Geelong Botanic Gardens was published. In this Heritage Festival special event, Dolores will discuss the journey to publication and showcase the stunning illustrations of the heritage listed trees of the Geelong Botanic Gardens.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D Printing - Scanning

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

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Library Treasures @ the Dome

Interested in history? During Library & Information Week we invite you to come and explore some of the wonderful treasures, both physical and electronic, available at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Online Selling

Do you have items at home that are too good to throw out but you no longer want to keep? Have you considered selling them online? Come along and we will show you how.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Writing Cadets

Do you feel the urge to use interesting words in interesting ways? Join our writing group at the Dome. Keep a journal, contribute to a group blog, try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use the library facilities. At the end of the year we will produce a small book of writing by the members of the group.
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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All About Kids!

Code Club

Sign up for Code Club, and learn how to master Scratch to make your own computer games, animations and websites. Bookings for this weekly program are essential as places are strictly limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions.
For bookings, please contact:
cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

Ages 9-11 years.

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All About Kids!

National Simultaneous Storytime

Join us as we celebrate Library and Information Week with this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime. Come along for a special presentation of The Cow Tripped Over the Moon written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood. All ages. No bookings required.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

This sensory-rich story time is for all children, and especially children with sensory processing disorders. These sessions accommodate delayed motor skill development and include opportunities for children to interact, with less sitting and more action. Audio stimulation is limited and group size is small.

Multiple Times
Cave, 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

Special Events

World Bipolar Day - Questions Unanswered?

March 30th is World Bipolar Day. To mark this significant internationally recognised day, Deakin University's IMPACT Strategic Research Centre, Barwon Health and Geelong Regional Libraries are pleased to present a community event World Bipolar Day - Questions Unanswered?.

The free event aims to build knowledge about bipolar disorder, and support the broader World Bipolar Day vision of reducing the social stigma that often surrounds mental illnesss. 

This community forum will give you access to three panelists with three very different perspectives, Daniel G. Taylor (mental health copywriter, speaker and facilitator for Geelong Bipolar Disorder Support Group), Darren Riggon (Clinical Co-ordinator Jigsaw Young Person's Health Service) and Professor Michael Berk (Internationally recognised researcher and expert in bipolar disorder)

Join us in sharing the research, resources and realities of bipolar disorder.

A Q & A session will follow the presentations. 

Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre