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September Newsletter

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WELCOME

Spring has arrived and what better time to visit your local library to pick up a copy of our new What's On at the Library brochure. You'll find it's jam-packed with amazing author encounters, interesting events, informative sessions and fun-filled activities for kids.



Learn about the amazing world of bees with Surf Coast apiarist Tony McNamara; meet author Christian White and hear the incredible story of his meteoric rise as a writer; and don't miss Vikki Petraitis discussing 25 years spent immersing herself in the dark world of real Australian crimes.
 

LIBRARY SURVEY 2018

HAVE YOUR SAY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN

Geelong Regional Libraries' biennial survey is now open and is seeking information about what services are important to you and what areas could be improved across our network of 16 libraries, two mobile libraries and our library website grlc.vic.gov.au.

The survey runs until Friday 14 September and we have 30 Visa gift cards valued at $50 each up for grabs, so make sure you go in the draw once you have completed a survey. We look forward to hearing from you.



CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE SURVEY

 

AUTHOR ENCOUNTERS

ROBERT HILLMAN

THE BOOKSHOP OF THE BROKEN HEARTED

Tuesday 11 September

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

6.30-7.30pm

Farmer Tom Hope thinks he’s ‘pretty rubbish’ at relationships; his first marriage finished almost before it started. Then into his life comes the charismatic Hannah, a Holocaust survivor. But will the ghosts of both their pasts stay at bay long enough for them to learn to love again? Join award-winning author Robert Hillman in conversation to discuss this compelling tale of love, grief and memory.



BOOK HERE

 

VIKKI PETRAITIS

INSIDE THE LAW: 25 YEARS OF CRIME WRITING

Thursday 13 September

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

6.30-7.30pm

For 25 years Vikki Petraitis has written about real Australian crimes, from the well-known to the obscure; and interviewed countless police, crime scene professionals, victims and survivors. Her career as a true crime writer has resulted in 13 books, including The Frankston Serial Killer. Join Vikki in conversation as she discusses her life in crime.



BOOK HERE

 

CHRISTIAN WHITE

THE NOWHERE CHILD

Wednesday 26 September

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

6.30-7.30pm

The Nowhere Child is a riveting tale of trauma, cult conspiracy and memory. Author Christian White’s life changed overnight when he went from working odd jobs to winning the coveted Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, ultimately receiving publishing deals in 15 countries. Join Christian in conversation as he discusses his path to publication and the themes of this remarkable debut.



BOOK HERE

 

CREATIVE & CONNECTED

LEARN TO SEW

Saturday 15 September

Corio Library

10.30-12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm

Have you always wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine? Take a beginner’s class with qualified dressmaker and pattern maker Robyn Blackett. She will teach you to use the sewing machine and overlocker, which are available for public use, at the Corio Library. Attendees will produce a small item during their two–hour class. Come and explore your creative side with our sewing makerspace.



BOOK HERE

 

ARMCHAIR ACTORS

Thursday 20 September

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

2pm-4pm

Whether you have always harboured a burning desire to be an actor or would just enjoy reading aloud a great Australian play - this is your chance to be a star! Join with other participants to bring a play to life on Australian Reading Hour national day. Scripts are provided, just choose your character to read aloud with fellow cast members. Reading from Hannie Rayson's Hotel Sorrento.



BOOK HERE

 

TONY MCNAMARA

THE WORLD OF BEES: PART ONE

Thursday 20 September

Torquay Library

6.30-7.30pm

Join Surfcoast Honey's Tony McNamara for the first of two in-depth sessions which look at bees and their role in maintaining a sustainable environment. Learn about the different roles bees play within the hive to form a super organism and why we rely on them to survive.



BOOK HERE

 

HERITAGE

DISCOVER YOUR ANCESTRY

Various times and venues:

Commencing Monday 17 September

Belmont Library

2.30-3.30pm

Researching your family tree? Why not let our expert heritage staff help you navigate all the resources at hand. For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources.



CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

eKNOW HOW

iPAD BASICS

Various times and venues:

Commencing Monday 17 September

Corio Library

1.00pm-2.00pm

Which device hit the market on 3 April 2010? The answer is the iPad. How do we know this? We Googled it on an iPad! Learn the basic functions of the Apple iPad and what it can be used for. Bring your own iPad or use one provided by the library.



CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

CHILDREN'S & YOUTH SERVICES

BABY TIME

Introducing additional new session time:

Mondays

Waurn Ponds Library

11.30am-11.50am




One of our most popular programs, Baby Time is offered across our library network and has recently introduced an additional session on Mondays at Waurn Ponds to cater to increasing numbers. Join us for a fun-filled session of songs and rhymes for babies - and parents and carers will have fun too!



No booking required



CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

HOLIDAY FUN FOR KIDS

Various times and venues:

Commencing Monday 24 September

This school holidays look no further than your local library for a host of fun and educational activities for your little ones. Construct your own treasure box for keepsakes and memories; take part in a Where's Wally library hunt; come with us on a dinosaur adventure and make your own fossil to take home; or just sit back and enjoy some favourite classic stories, songs and games.





CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

HOLIDAY STUFF FOR YOUTH

Various times and venues:

Commencing Monday 24 September

Geelong Regional Libraries this school holidays has more activities and boredom busters than you can poke a gaming console at! Battle it out with your favourite XBox and Wii games; share your personal fandoms and create your own killer design; create a low-maintenance Zen garden; bust a move at our school holiday disco; or just join us for pizza and a movie. 



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