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Special Events

Working with Words - Writing Careers Showcase

Do you love reading and writing? Do you want a career working with words? This special event, sponsored by the Writing and Literature program at Deakin University, will showcase three fabulous and diverse careers for budding wordsmiths. The panel comprises Brooke Maggs, writer in the growing industry of computer games, Libbie Chellew, short-story writer and script coordinator for Foxtel’s award-winning drama Wentworth, and Anyez Lindop from the world of book marketing and publicity. The panel will be facilitated by Maria Takolander.

Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

The Intoxicating Truth - Young People and Alcohol

Elspeth Muir's recent book, Wasted is an exploration of the binge drinking culture in Australia and the impact on young people. A panel of expert commentators and researchers will join Elspeth to discuss this challenging topic in this special session for Mental Health Week. In partnership with Kempe Read the Play.

Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 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, 29 September 2016 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Corio Library

Holiday Stuff for Youth

Pamper & Rejuvenate

Lift your spirits & re-energise making your own bath salts and body sprays. Lunch will be provided. Strictly ages 12+.

This program is presented in partnership with City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. 

Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

eKnow How

3D Printing Workshop

Want to know what 3D printing is and how it works? In this introductory workshop you will learn more about 3D printing and get to see an object printed.

Multiple Times
Waurn Ponds Library

All About Kids!

Minecraft Mondays

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

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Tech Ninjas

Calling all inventors… Play beyond the screen with OSMO, create your own electronic circuits, develop animations, games and turn bananas into instruments with our Makey Makey kits. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Skylarking - Kate Mildenhall

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

All About Kids!

CODE CLUB

Sign up for Code Club and learn how to make your own computer games, animations and websites. In term four you’ll learn to program with Python, a powerful language used by sites like YouTube and Dropbox. It’s easy for beginners to use and learn, and experienced programmers (in any programming language) will pick it up very quickly. Bookings are essential for this 9-week course as places are strictly limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 9-11 years

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Geelong Leads the Way for Wellbeing: Session One

In this first session in a series of four public talks presenters: Sarah Leach, Chris Mackey, Charlie Scudamore, Justin Robinson, Sylvia Gray and Ellie Jacques will highlight a range of leading initiatives and programs in Geelong in the areas of positive psychology and mental health, positive education and leadership.

The series is supported by GMHBA in the interests of enhancing physical and mental health across the region.

 

Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D Printing - Scanning

Learn how to scan images and create 3D-printed objects from your image.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Geelong Leads the Way for Wellbeing: Session Two

In this second session in the series, presenter Chris Mackey, a local leading psychologist will describe positive psychology strategies that are not only effective in alleviating mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, but that also promote greater emotional wellbeing and describe ways of enhancing our wellbeing, including one’s sense of personal meaning and purpose, with reference to his book, "Synchronicity: Empower your life with the gift of coincidence.

 

Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre