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Stereo Stories – a song, a place, a time

Sunday, 7 February 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Stereo Stories is a compelling combination of personal stories and popular songs, featuring writers and musicians on stage together. Musicians weave in and out of the narrative as writers read their stories about the songs. This performance will include stories set in Geelong, along with doses of jazz, soul, pop and rock.

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Make your vote count

Join us for a community-based information session to understand the electoral system and the important part played by voters. It will include how to check your enrolment details, where to go to vote, what happens on election day and how to make sure your vote gets counted. This session may be particularly useful for people who are new to Australia or young people who have not voted before.

The session on Monday 6 June will be in English with a translation into Karen/Karenni.

The session on Thursday 23 June will be in English with a translatoin into Dari.

The session on Monday 27 June will be in English with a translation into Swahili.

Sessions are free but bookings are encouraged.

Multiple Times
Corio Library

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Greg Day, Jiri Tibor Novak and Sian Marlow - A smile at arm's length

Celebrate the launch of this stunning limited-edition artist book,A smile at arm's length. With text by Gregory Day, this beautiful collection contains etchings by Jiri Tiber Novak and is designed and constructed by Sian Marlow. The book will be launched by renowned poet Dr Amanda Johnson.

Thursday, 9 June 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Old Tom, Horrible Harriet and other freaks - Leigh Hobbs

2016 Children’s Literature Laureate, Leigh Hobbs, is an artist and author who is famous for his quirky, individual characters including the furry, feral, rascally cat, Old Tom and the wicked, wild and wonderful Horrible Harriet. In this workshop, Leigh will guide us through the various stages of drawing the characters made popular in his books and inspire children to create their own characters and write their own stories. BYO scrap book or paper/clipboard and pencils. Most suitable for primary-school aged children with their parents/guardians. Pic credit: Robert Littlewood

Thursday, 14 July 2016 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Sue Dixon - Four Seasons: Winter

What do you get when you cross classical music with one of the region's finest chefs? Four Seasons! Warm up your winter evening with a little Vivaldi in the background as Clyde Park's Sue Dixon guides you through her pick of seasonal produce and shows you simple ways to transform the way you cook. This is the third event in this popular seasonal program.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Bannockburn Cultural Centre

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Wurdi Youang and the Wadawurrung Living space

Learn how the local ancient stone arrangement, Wurdi Youang, holds the key to the Wadawurrung teachings of sacred sites, hunting grounds and seasonal movement within this region and how the diversity of natural resources has supported and determined living arrangements for the Wadawurrung community. Presented by anthropologist Heather Threadgold and Uncle Reg Abrahams.

Thursday, 4 August 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Poetry readings by Robyn Rowland & Diane Fahey

Two of Australia’s most significant poets, Robyn Rowland and Diane Fahey will read from their workfollowed by an open mic session for local poets. In partnership with Melbourne Poet's Union. To register your interest in a 5-minute open mic session, please contact mpuinc@yahoo.com

Saturday, 27 August 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre