Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)

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

Phone: Heritage Centre (03) 4201 0630 

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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

Meshel Laurie: Buddhism for Break-ups

Buddhist philosophy helped radio, television and comedy star Meshel Laurie survive many life crises. But when she found herself facing the end of her nineteen-year marriage, she couldn't find a Buddhist book about break-ups. So she wrote one.
 
Come and hear Meshel talk about her book and how her biggest challenge turned out to be a great opportunity for personal growth and happiness.

Monday, 27 February 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Geoffrey Blainey: The Story of Australia’s People Volume II

Professor Geoffrey Blainey is one of Australia's most significant and popular historians. In Volume II of The Story of Australia's People, Geoffrey Blainey continues his account of the history of this country from the early Gold Rush to the present day, completing the story of our nation and its people. Hear him speak about this final instalment of an ambitious two-part work, and the culmination of the lifework of Australia's most prolific and wide-ranging historian. Please note that this event was originally scheduled for 21 February. If you booked prior to this change your ticket will have the original date. Please ignore this date and attend on 14 March if this new date is convenient for you.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

World Poetry Day

In its seventh year, this inspiring event
celebrates the work of our talented local
poets. Brendan Ryan, Maria Takolander,
Cameron Lowe and David McCooey will
share readings from Black Inc's The Best
Australian Poems 2016
. Book now for this
memorable evening. All Ages.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Patricia & Don Edgar - Peak: Reinventing Middle Age

Issues surrounding our ageing population
are regularly in the news: from healthcare
to retirement it seems there are many
unanswered questions about how our
society will learn to live with longevity. In
PEAK, Patricia Edgar (author of IN PRAISE
OF AGEING) and her husband Don argue
that while ‘Middle Age’ once referred to
anyone 40+, it should now more broadly
encompass those from ages 50–75.
People are retiring from work much later
and remaining active members of the
community well beyond their 60s, and it's
time to rethink our ideas about ageing
and our emphasis on youth as the best
years of life.

Thursday, 23 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Catherine Fox - Stop Fixing Women: Why Building Fairer Workplaces is Everybody’s Business

In the lead up to International Women’s Day 2017 we are pleased to present a thought-provoking lecture by one of Australia’s leading commentators on women and the workforce, Catherine Fox.

Monday, 6 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Shannah Kennedy and Lyndall Mitchell: From Chaos to Calm - Take Control with Confidence

Feeling tired, stressed and out of control? Are you overscheduled, overwhelmed and suffering from low self-confidence?  Chaos to Calm is the essential handbook for life from Australia’s leaders in wellness education, Shannah Kennedy and Lyndall Mitchell. Meet and hear the authors and discover advice and tools that will show you how to switch off, take control of your health, your finances, your wellbeing and ultimately your happiness by committing to what is essential in both your personal and professional life.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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

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.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

A World of Stories

Join us for a special multicultural story
session featuring stories, songs and craft
from around the globe. Ages 3+

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D Printing - Scanning

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

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Advanced Searching Techniques

Would you like to find exactly what you are looking for on the internet or in a specific database? Learn some advanced search techniques and tricks.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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

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

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