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Building Better Brains

Join renowned local psychologist Chris Mackey for a fascinating insight into neuroplasticity, brain development and the brain's ability to recover after damage. Explore ways your brain can benefit from good exercise, diet and sleep and hear strategies to enhance brain chemistry

Tuesday, 6 September 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Rebellious daughters - Lee Kofman, Maria Katsonis & Rochelle Siemienowicz

Good girls hold their tongues, obey their elders and wait for marriage to determine their destiny. Rebellious daughters are just the opposite. In Rebellious Daughters, some of Australia’s most talented female writers share intimate stories of defiance and independence.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Graeme Simsion - The Best of Adam Sharp

From the author of the international mega-selling The Rosie Project comes a non-traditional love story about passion, commitment and fidelity and which matters most. Book now to secure your place to meet and hear best-selling author Graeme Simsion speak about his newest foray into fiction, The Best of Adam Sharp. 

Friday, 16 September 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Steve Silberman - NeuroTribes

Leave conventional thinking about autism at the door as you enter the world of NeuroTribes. In the ground-breaking book, author Steve Silberman explores the history of autism research and the growing movement of neurodiversity. Meet and hear Steve in conversation with psychologist Dr Nicole Carvill. Supported by the Ian Potter Foundation and presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival.

Sunday, 4 September 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Jock Serong - The Rules of Backyard Cricket

Former lawyer, Jock Serong, lives and works on the far southwest coast of Victoria. His first novel, Quota, won the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel. The Rules of Backyard Cricket is his second novel and has been described as suspense writing in the tradition of Peter Temple’s Truth. Don’t miss this chance to meet and hear Jock speak about his newest release.

Thursday, 15 September 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

Author Encounters

John Watt - Crooked Vows

Crooked Vows is the compelling narrative of a student priest whose attempt to recover memories surrounding the aftermath of a plane crash explores the underpinnings of a deeply conservative Catholic community in the 1950s whose outward piety hid a shameful underbelly that dared not be exposed Hear John explore the novel's themes.

Thursday, 8 September 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Author Encounters

Kate Mildenhall - Skylarking

Skylarking is a stunning debut novel about friendship, love and loss: one that questions what it is to remember and how tempting it can be to forget. Kate Mildenhall discovered the true events while camping on the south coast of NSW. Hear her talk about the real Kate and Harriet who inspired her novel, the emotional process of researching their lives, the time she spent at Victorian lighthouses and her path to publication.

Thursday, 6 October 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

eKnow How

All about gardening on your tablet

Spring is just around the corner and so is growing season. Bring along your Apple or Android device and explore apps that will help your green thumb.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Where's the News?

Increase your reading pleasure and get greater value from the eCollections by discovering current and historical online newspapers

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Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Learn iPad Basics

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.

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Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Pinterest 101

Want to learn how to create digital scrapbooks of your interests to view online? Use "Pins" to share and collarborate ideas with others online.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Adobe Photoshop - Ask a Specialist

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.

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Waurn Ponds Library