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Past events

Bannockburn Library
4 September 2015 - 10:30am to 6 November 2015 - 11:30am
Bring along your knitting, crochet or embroidery to this monthly get together. Share your expertise or become inspired by others.
Belmont Library
3 September 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
In 1962, Melbourne woman Lyn Rowe was born with no arms and no legs: her mother Wendy had been given a new ‘wonder drug’ for morning sickness called thalidomide.
Various locations, various dates and times
2 September 2015 - 2:00pm to 25 November 2015 - 5:00pm
Take advantage of the library’s Apple iMacs and Adobe Photoshop software and learn from one of our in-house specialists. Bring in your own digital photos and take your editing skills to the next level.
Various locations, various dates and times
1 September 2015 - 2:30pm to 27 October 2015 - 3:00pm
Want to read the latest selection of library magazines delivered straight to your device using Zinio?
Various locations, various dates and times
1 September 2015 - 2:30pm to 26 November 2015 - 3:30pm
Find out why iPads are so popular and learn some secrets to help you get the most out of your device. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.
Deakin University Geelong, Percy Baxter Lecture Theatre
29 August 2015 - 3:30pm
Penny will speak the unspeakable in this no-holds-barred discussion with Clementine Ford.
National Wool Museum
22 August 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Anne Summers’ classic feminist manifesto Damned Whores and God’s Police. Anne will discuss the contemporary relevance of this significant Australian work and argue that our current preoccupation with measuring progress is at the expense of exploring whether Australian women have fundamentally changed.
Corio Library
18 August 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Is English your second language? Are you also looking to jump start your career in Australia?
Newcomb Library
11 August 2015 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
This session is designed to build on your skills once you have progressed past the basics. Bring your iPad and your questions to this roundtable Q&A session.
National Wool Museum
10 August 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, is an international publishing phenomenon, with more than a million copies of his debut novel sold in over forty countries around the world.
Drysdale Library
10 August 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Learn the basics of how to navigate your way around the internet.
Newcomb Library
5 August 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
As a journalist, musician and broadcaster, Sian Prior has spent the past two decades firmly in the public eye. During that time, she tried not to betray a characteristic she’s carried with her since childhood – her debilitating shyness.
Various locations, various dates and times
3 August 2015 - 2:00pm to 25 August 2015 - 11:00am
So you've learnt the basics and want to know more? This intermediate session will extend your iPad skills further.
Belmont Library
30 July 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Monica Dux is a social commentator, columnist for The Age and co-author of The Great Feminist Denial and Things I Didn’t Expect (when I was expecting).
Various locations, various dates and times
30 July 2015 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Is your eyesight not what it used to be? Do you need help to read books and other material on your iPad?
Ocean Grove Library
28 July 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Learn about an untapped resource for family and local history research.
Various dates - Ocean Grove Library
27 July 2015 - 4:30pm to 7 September 2015 - 6:00pm
Are you an aspiring writer? Would you like to see your work published?
Geelong West Town Hall
23 July 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Julian Burnside is a barrister, human rights advocate, writer and winner of the Sydney Peace Prize for his role as an advocate for the rights of asylum seekers. Julian will unearth the common myths of the asylum seeker debate and argue for a more reasoned, compassionate approach to the issue.
Belmont Library
21 July 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Peripheral Vision confirms O'Reilly as one of our most inventive and insightful writers.
9 week course at Waurn Ponds on Tuesdays; 9 week course at Ocean Grove on Wednesdays
21 July 2015 - 4:00pm to 16 September 2015 - 5:30pm
Learn to unleash the creative powers of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine.