What's On

Author Encounters

Kylie Ladd - The Way Back

Best-selling author Kylie Ladd's latest release, The Way Back, was inspired by the stories of returned children such as Jaycee Duggard and Michelle knight. A brilliant, searching psychological thriller about a community's worst fears. Join Kylie for a fascinating conversation about her new novel.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Peter Greste – The First Casualty

In a world where the first casualty of war is truth, journalism has become the new battleground. The First Casualty is foreign correspondent Peter Greste’s first-hand account of how the war on journalism has spread from the battlefields of the Middle East to the governments of the West. Join Peter as he discusses his extremely timely, enlightening and passionate account and unpicks the extent to which modern investigative journalism is under threat.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Hazel Edwards - Hippopotamus Loves To Eat Cake

Join Hazel Edwards and her infamous Hippopotamus who loves to eat cake at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre for a very special Imagination Library story session. 

In partnership with United Way Australia and Ardoch Youth Foundation Edwards as part of the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library series.

Saturday, 23 September 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Youth Programs

Switch Writing Group

If you are 12 - 25 years old come along and learn how to write a creative story, a poem, an opinion piece or a review, or get feedback on your writing. These free workshops are run by expereinced journalists and include a light lunch and all writing materials.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Lara Library

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, 5 October 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Corio Library

Holiday Stuff for Youth

All In Movie Night

Bring along your family and friends for pizza and a movie with us. Pizza at 5.00pm, followed by a movie at 6.00pm. This program is run in partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. All ages.

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Corio Library

Special Events

Book Launch - Yvonne Adami - Tidal

Tidal is the debut publication of local poet Yvonne Adami and is published by the Melbourne Poets Union for its 2017 Platinum Chapbook Series. Join Yvonne Adami and fellow poet Graeme Kinross-Smith to launch this inspiring collection.

Saturday, 7 October 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Advanced Searching Skills

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, and ask your specific database questions.

Monday, 9 October 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

eKnow How

Tablet Q&A

Bring along your tablet and discuss apps, features and library services available through your device.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Bannockburn Library

eKnow How

Smartphone Chat

Bring your own Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and learn some tips and tricks to help you use your device to its full potential.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong West Library

Special Events

Nick Riewoldt - The Things that Make Us

From number one pick in the 2000 AFL draft, to six-time winner of St Kilda's best and fairest award, to five-time All Australian, to captaining his club for a record 220 games, to more than 330 games as a star of the AFL, Nick Riewoldt is an out-and-out champion. He's also a man whose intelligence and insight allow him a deeply fascinating perspective on his life and career. The Things that Make Us is Nick's autobiography, and it's as powerful, interesting and compelling as the author himself.  Don’t miss your chance to meet and hear Nick at this special ‘in conversation’ event.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Fiona McIntosh - The Tea Gardens

Trouble is brewing . . .
From England’s seaside town of Brighton to India’s slums of Calcutta and the breathtaking Himalayan mountains, The Tea Gardens is a story of heroism, heartache and healing and the latest release from Fiona McIntosh internationally bestselling author of The Chocolate Tin, The Perfumer’s Secret, The Last Dance and Nightingale.  Meet and hear Fiona at this special evening event.

Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre