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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What's on - The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Robert Dessaix - The Pleasures of Leisure

In today’s crazily busy world the importance of making time for leisure is more vital than ever. In a world where time is money, what is the value of walking without purpose, socialising without networking, nesting when we could be on our laptops?
Robert Dessaix shows, in his thoughtful and witty book, how taking leisure seriously gives us back our freedom – to enjoy life, to revel in it, in fact; to deepen our sense of who we are as human beings. Join Robert in conversation with Simon Caterson as he explains how we can reclaim our right to ‘rest well’, and to loaf, groom, nest and play, as he looks at leisure from many angles: reading, walking, travelling, learning languages, taking siestas and simply doing nothing. This lively and engaging conversation will remind us that at leisure we are at our most intensely and pleasurably human.

Thursday, 10 August 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Dr Bernadette Brennan – A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

Helen Garner is one of Australia’s most important and most admired writers. Bernadette Brennan’s A Writing Life is the first full-length study of Garner’s forty years of work. Join the author and academic Dr Bernadette Brennan in conversation with Deakin University’s Maria Takolander as they discuss the books, journals and correspondence of one of Australia’s most beloved women of letters.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Melbourne Writers Festival - Local Libraries: Meena Kandasamy

Meet feminist writer Meena Kandasamy as she peels back the layers on her courageous autofiction novel When I Hit You – an exploration of love, domestic violence, and the pitfalls of traditional wedlock in modern India.

Friday, 1 September 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, 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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Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Code Club

Sign up for Code Club and learn how to master HTML and CSS to make your own websites. Bookings are essential for this course 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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Multiple Locations

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+

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

eBooks and eAudiobooks on your tablet

Would you like to borrow books from the library and read them on your iPad or Android tablet? Then download the free Overdrive App from the app Store/Google Play, come along to this session and let us show you how.

Monday, 26 June 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Minecraft Monday

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

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Google Photos 101

Learn how to backup all your holiday snaps and videos using Google Photos. Gain free, unlimited storage, easy access from any phone, tablet or computer with fast searching techniques and user friendly apps. All you need is a Gmail account.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

Geelong Hospital records

Learn about these valuable family history
resources and other medical records and
what surprising information may be found
within them.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am
The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Peace Cranes For Peace

The traditional Japanese origami paper crane is a world-wide recognizable symbol of peace. Come along to a workshop and join in this project of gifting peace, healing and harmony in the world by creating paper peace cranes. The Peace Cranes created will be collected and displayed in exhibits around Geelong in time for International Day of Peace on 21st September 2017.

Multiple Times
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
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Creative coding

Want to learn how to code to create visual art works? Come along and create amazing and interactive art using processing software.

Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

All about Podcasting

Podcasting offers you a powerful way to share your voice, your creativity, your thoughts, your music or whatever else you can create. Do you have a hobby? Are you in a band? Do you have a business? Maybe you just have an opinion that needs to be heard. The possibilities are limitless Learn about podcasts, what they are and how to create your own.

Monday, 31 July 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

Family Collections

Where do your family treasures live? The Heritage Centre holds a number of collections representing Geelong and district families. To kick off National Famly History Month, learn about these collections and the stories they can tell.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am
The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

Discover Your Ancestry & Heritage 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

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Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Selfie Story: Adobe Spark Video

Create a snapshot of your library experience by sharing your favourite GLHC selfie. Narrate your image expressing both your favourite spot in GLHC and the service we offer that you love the most. Learn how to use Adobe Spark Video in the process. You will need an email address to participate.

Thursday, 3 August 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

Start your Australian family history search using 'Digger'

What is 'Digger'? And why is it still relevant? Explore the collection of birth, death and marriage indexes colloquially known as 'Digger' and learn the value of using this resource in your family history research.

Multiple Times
The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Lia Hills – The Crying Place

The Crying Place has been described as a haunting, luminous novel about love, country and the ways we grieve. Join critically-acclaimed poet, novelist and translator, Lia Hills, in conversation with Maria Takolander, as they explore the fascinating research undertaken and her experiences in remote communities while writing the book.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D Printing - Sculptris

Come along and learn how to use basic sculpting software to create some interesting 3D objects.

Thursday, 10 August 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre