Waurn Ponds Library

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(03) 5244 0048
230 Pioneer Road
Grovedale VIC 3216

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All libraries are closed on public holidays.

Opening hours

Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 8pm
Wednesday: 9am - 8pm
Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 2pm - 5pm

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Author Encounters

Narrelle M Harris - From Stoker to Stackhouse: The Vampire as Metaphor

Throughout its literary life, the vampire has been a metaphor for many different things. That keeps changing, depending on the writer’s approach and the times they live in. Narrelle M Harris will discuss the history of the vampire novel and the different metaphors vampires represent in fiction: including fear of foreigners, anxieties about sex and death, the impact of the HIV crisis of the 1980s, and more recent commentary on over-consumption.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Author Encounters

Dale Baker - Arty Farty Marty: The Paint Smashin' Kraken

Arty Farty Marty loves to surf and paint. Join Dale Baker, the author of this children's book as he tries his tentacles at painting in the style of some famous painters. But what happens when Marty's arty farty ways get a bit too farty?

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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

Jim Haynes presents The Secret Life of Banjo Paterson

Did you know that Banjo Paterson rode winners at Rosehill, had a partially crippled right arm, enlisted in WW 1 at the age of 52 and became a major and was involved a scandalous romance that ended his 6-year engagement? Author and entertainer Jim Haynes will reveal these stories (and many more) and perform a selection of the works of the renowned Australian icon.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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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!

Classic Tales

Sit back and enjoy some of our favourite classic stories in this special session with songs, games and craft. Ages 5+

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All About Kids!

Dino Adventures

Join us for a Dino adventure. Hear stories of these magnificent prehistoric creatures and make your own fossil to take home. Ages 5+

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Twilight Movies

Join us for pizza and a movie. The movie will be M rated.
In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. 

Bookings recommended as places are limited. Ages 12-18.

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All About Kids!

Classic Craft

Come along and learn how to make traditional crafts like cat’s eyes, pet rocks and pom-poms in this hands-on session. Ages 8+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Movie Mania

It's a fiesta of film fun these holidays. Join us for a movie that is sure to entertain. Movies are G and PG rated and places are strictly limited. All ages.

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All About Kids!

Unplugged

Come along for an hour of fun and games without batteries or computers! Ages 8+

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Youth Programs

Draw Your Game

Have you ever dreamed of creating your own video game but you’re not into coding? Put pen to paper to design your own interactive video game and then try it out. Ages 12-18

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All About Kids!

Sing and Sign Time

Experience a visual language in this fun, interactive and inclusive session of stories, songs, rhymes and AUSLAN. All children are welcome. The session will be presented in spoken English and interpreted into AUSLAN.

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Creative & Connected

Halloween Readings 2018

My dear... did you shut the back door? Geelong Writers Inc. in partnership with Geelong Regional Library Corporation presents Halloween Readings 2018. Join us for an evening of stories, poetry and song in celebration of that one night of the year in which we delve into the world of ghosts, spirits and otherworldly beings.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Creative & Connected

Meditation and Creativity

Ken and Elizabeth Mellor have written and published many books and articles and each has a unique style that enriches their creativity as individuals and as co-authors. At this forum they will share their thoughts and experiences on becoming authors, and how they integrated their writing into their lives. In particular they will reflect on the impact of meditation on their creativity.

Thursday, 22 November 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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All About Kids!

Toddler Time

Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program.
No bookings 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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Baby Time

Join us for a fun filled session of songs and rhymes for babies. Sessions run all year except for January.
No bookings 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

DIY Ukulele

Come along for an afternoon, decorate and make your own ukulele and learn a song. Take your ukulele home at the end of the day or join our uke group, 'Where's Harry?'. Includes vegetarian/ gluten free snacks. Bookings essential as numbers are strictly limited. For bookings telephone 5272 4694. Delivered in partnership with City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. Ages 12-25

Wednesday, 3 October 2018 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
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All About Kids!

LEGO® MINDSTORMS®

Build, control and program a robot that walks, talks, and responds to your every command. Bookings for this course are essential as places are limited. To get the most from this program, participants are asked to attend all sessions. Ages 8+

For bookings contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

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