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May Newsletter

Our May newsletter is out now!

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Reimagine Family Fun Day

Reimagine Family Fun Day Experience a special day of family activities exploring wonderful new ways to experience children's books. Meet book characters, take part in free workshops and listen to tales from some of your favourite authors and illustrators. This special event is presented by Geelong Regional Libraries in collaboration with Geelong Gallery

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Geelong Honours Them

Geelong Regional Libraries’ new project to make local Anzac history accessible to all.

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Bellarine-Surf Coast Mobile Library - minor disruption to service

We apologise that today’s (April 10) service to Lorne has been delayed by a minor vehicle breakdown. We hope to have the mobile library at Lorne for a brief period in the middle of the day. The service to Aireys Inlet this afternoon should not be affected.

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Mural Brings New Life To Classic Story Book Characters

Artist Scott Jansen has recently completed a large Wonderland themed mural on Level One of the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre. The artwork was commissioned by Central Geelong Marketing to promote Storyfest which takes place in central Geelong between 3 – 15 April.

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The Geelong Book Fair

The first Book Fair for 2018 will be held at Geelong West Town Hall on Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March, and as in past years, there a literally thousands of books in a whole variety of genres on offer. And all it takes it takes for you to change a life is a gold coin donation and a book purchase of $2 (or just $1 for childrens books) - nothing could be easier!

Bannockburn Library News

New operating hours for Bannockburn Library

Opening at 9am and on Mondays! We've listened to your feedback, so from Monday 5 February Bannockburn Library will have NEW hours of operation.

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Australia Day Holiday

All Geelong Regional Libraries will be closed for the Australia Day Holiday, Friday 26 January. Normal hours resume on Saturday 27 January.

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Food for Fines gets ‘tonnes’ of support!

The communities of the City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire, Golden Plains Shire and the Borough of Queenscliffe and our library members demonstrated their support for those in need by donating literally ‘tonnes’ of food for the Geelong Food Relief Centre’s annual Food for Fines campaign. Almost 2 tonnes of food items were donated to the Geelong Food Relief Centre this year from the Food For Fines campaign.

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Heritage Centre celebrates 100,000 visitors with local school group

The Geelong Heritage Centre celebrated the visit of the 100,000th visitor since opening in its new location at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre two years ago. Since moving into the new building, visitation has exceeded even the most hopeful forecasts with tens of thousands of people visiting the beautifully-appointed reading room and enjoying the combination of skilled staff, the latest digital technology and a wealth of historical records that combine to bring the past alive.

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City of Greater Geelong reviewing Social Infrastructure Plan

The City of Greater Geelong is holding a series of focus groups across the region to review the City's Social Infrastructure Plan.

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Torquay Library has reopened

Torquay Library has reopened after closing following flood damage yesterday.

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Read our December newsletter now

Read our latest newsletter and learn about the exciting Summer events program.

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Saying No to Family Violence

At its board meeting held Monday 27 November the Geelong Regional Library Corporation Board resolved that the Corporation become a signatory to the City of Greater Geelong’s Prevention of Family Violence Statement of Commitment and join Council and other organisations in taking a city wide approach on this serious but preventable community issue.

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FOOD FOR FINES 2017

FOOD FOR FINES is on again until 13 December. Assist Geelong Food Relief Centre to help those in need. Donate packaged, non-perishable food for the Centre's Christmas appeal at your local library. Library fines will be waived in exchange for food donations. Food expiration dates May 2018 or later. #FooodForFines #ChooseKind #ChristmasAppeal

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Word for Word National Non-Fiction

A world-class line-up of authors, writers and personalities will feature at the fourth annual Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival on 17-19 November at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.

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Read all about it: mobile library a lucky find for Anglesea resident

When Wendy Crebbin moved to Anglesea a few years ago, there was one stop she made that connected her with her new community.

archibald News

The Archibald has landed!

The Archibald Prize has landed at the Geelong Gallery with the exhibition opening on Saturday 28 October and running until 10 December.

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No mobile service at Winchelsea this afternoon

Due to mechanical issues, there will be no mobile service at Winchelsea this afternoon.

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Library’s bottom line in good shape

Our Annual Report 2016/17 is now available and reports on another successful year for the Geelong Regional Library Corporation.

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Upcoming Holiday Opening Hours Information

Our libraries observe the following holidays according to their municipalities: Geelong Show - Friday 20 October, Geelong Cup - Wednesday 25 October and Melbourne Cup - Tuesday 7 November.

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Learn more about the Prevention of Family Violence Statement of Commitment: http://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/news/saying-no-family-violence Learn more about Food for Fines: http://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/news/food-fines-2017

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Libraries (except GLHC and Western Heights) closed Tuesday 10 October

All libraries except the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre and Western Heights College will be closed on Tuesday 10 October for the annual staff day.

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Joint statement on marriage equality

Geelong Regional Libraries is a member of the Victorian public library system, basing our charter on the UNESCO Manifesto on Public Libraries.

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Long-standing mystery solved

The painting of Geelong’s first Town Clerk, William Weire, normally adorns the corridors of City Hall but detective work uncovering the identity of the artist has led to the painting going on loan to the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania.

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Experience the library that travels to you!

With a range of collection items for browsing and borrowing, the mobile service is also your portal to the library corporation’s full collection of 400,000 plus items.

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Book now for school holiday activities

Book now for our range of fabulous school holiday activities suitable for young children through to young adults.

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No mobile service at Anglesea this Thursday

There will be no mobile library service at Angelsea this Thursday 27 April.

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Geelong West Reopens!

Geelong West library reopens following flash flooding.

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What's on in April

Our April e-newsletter is now available. Find out what is coming up and start booking!

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The Big Bold Boat Adventure

Jump in the boat and join in the fun with The Big Bold Boat Adventure.

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Lecture to unravel mystery of maggots and their microbe friends

They might be much maligned, but the offspring of the detested blowfly have an important role to play in treating wounds and fighting infections.