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Creative & Connected

Celebrating Cultural Diversity - Walking the Path of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

These compelling sessions will examine the worldwide Humanitarian refugee crisis and give context to the Australian humanitarian program in recognition of Cultural Diversity Week. Be moved by stories of courage and resilience from two local young people. They will take you on the journey of life, a world of persecution and the joys and challenges of being settled in Australia. This event is supported by Diversitat’s Equip Program and funded by Department of Employment’s Empowering Youth initiative.

Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Belmont Library

Author Encounters

Shannah Kennedy and Lyndall Mitchell: From Chaos to Calm - Take Control with Confidence

Feeling tired, stressed and out of control? Are you overscheduled, overwhelmed and suffering from low self-confidence?  Chaos to Calm is the essential handbook for life from Australia’s leaders in wellness education, Shannah Kennedy and Lyndall Mitchell. Meet and hear the authors and discover advice and tools that will show you how to switch off, take control of your health, your finances, your wellbeing and ultimately your happiness by committing to what is essential in both your personal and professional life.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Stuff for Youth

All In Game On!

Battle it out with your favourite Xbox and Wii games as we get our game on. This program is run in partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. Ages 12+

Thursday, 13 April 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Corio Library

Special Events

World Bipolar Day - Questions Unanswered?

March 30th is World Bipolar Day. To mark this significant internationally recognised day, Deakin University's IMPACT Strategic Research Centre, Barwon Health and Geelong Regional Libraries are pleased to present a community event World Bipolar Day - Questions Unanswered?.

The free event aims to build knowledge about bipolar disorder, and support the broader World Bipolar Day vision of reducing the social stigma that often surrounds mental illnesss. 

This community forum will give you access to three panelists with three very different perspectives, Daniel G. Taylor (mental health copywriter, speaker and facilitator for Geelong Bipolar Disorder Support Group), Darren Riggon (Clinical Co-ordinator Jigsaw Young Person's Health Service) and Professor Michael Berk (Internationally recognised researcher and expert in bipolar disorder)

Join us in sharing the research, resources and realities of bipolar disorder.

A Q & A session will follow the presentations. 

Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Minecraft Mondays

Join forces with your fellow challengers to plan and design extraordinary Minecraft creations. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Reading Nest, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Advanced Searching Techniques

Would you like to find exactly what you are looking for on the internet or in a specific database? Learn some advanced search techniques and tricks.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Fiona Lowe - Daughter of Mine

Set in Victoria’s Western District, bestselling novelist Fiona Lowe’s new release, Daughter of Mine is a multigenerational exploration of the impact of family secrets and lies over the generations. Join Fiona as she discusses the sometimes rocky relationships between mothers, daughters and sisters.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time at The Dome

This sensory-rich story time is for all children, and especially children with sensory processing disorders. These sessions accommodate delayed motor skill development and include opportunities for children to interact, with less sitting and more action. Audio stimulation is limited and group size is small.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Stuff for Youth

Film Shortz

Take inspiration from the words of Lewis Carroll and create a short film that pays tribute to The Jabberwocky. Ages 12+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Holiday Fun For Kids

Monsters and Ink

Did you know that monsters can write? Discover the world of Nick Bland and his clever little monsters then learn to write just like a monster. Ages 5+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Creative & Connected

The Science and Practice of Mindfulness

Geelong psychologist and mindfulness practitioner Helen Handsjuk will answer the questions: What is mindfulness? What are the benefits? Are there any adverse effects? How and why does it work? What does mindfulness practice look like? The session will include practical techniques and time for Q&As.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Newcomb Library

Holiday Stuff for Youth

GIF Graphics

Feeling creative? Create your own GIFs using images and video. Experiment with a wide range of filters and become an instant GIF magician. Ages 12+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations