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Dr Jordan Nguyen - Using Technology to Create an Inclusive Society

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Dr Jordan Nguyen is a young man on a mission to change the world. Upon completing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney, he was accepted into the prestigious UTS Chancellor’s List. Drawing on his experience of almost breaking his own neck, he developed a mind-controlled smart wheelchair for people with high-level physical disability. Now as founder of Psykinetic, he designs life-changing technologies focusing on intelligent, futuristic and inclusive technology.
In partnership with the TAC and the City of Greater Geelong as part of the 2017 Digital Innovation Festival Victoria.

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Sally Gray - Friends, Fashion and Fabulousness, The Making of Australian Style

Australia in the 1970s was "the most creative place in the world" according to celebrity shoe designer Manolo Blahnik. Join us for this special event as researcher and academic Dr Sally Gray joins Geelong Gallery Director Jason Smith to discuss her book 'Friends, Fashion and Fabulousness: The Making of an Australian Style'. Linking fashion, art, sexual politics and diverse urban subcultures, four friends in particular form her central narrative: fashion designers Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson, and artists Peter Tully and David McDiarmid. Their creative trajectories and interactions, their collaborations, passion and politics, continue to resonate today.

Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Markus Zusak - Bridge of Clay

Geelong Regional Libraries are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a very special evening event with Markus Zusak in conversation with Deakin University’s Maria Takolander to discus his much-anticipated new novel, 'Bridge of Clay'. Presented in partnership with the Word for Word Festival

Tickets $45 (Ticket includes a hardcover copy of Bridge of Clay)

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Game Changers and Change Makers Science Fair

Celebrate National Science Week with Geelong Regional Libraries.

Join Professor Bunsen Science at Corio Library, for a special Game Changers and Change Makers Science Fair: enjoy a mix of explosive entertainment and child-friendly science education.

Professor Bunsen will explore the discoveries made by famous scientists, demonstrate practically those discoveries and the applications of those discoveries in our daily lives.

This National Science Week project is supported by the Australian Government

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Corio Library

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Bob Murphy – Leather Soul

Bob Murphy has never been a typical footballer. Music buff, The Age columnist and Winnebago driver, he is as comfortable in a Fitzroy café or the front bar of a grungy pub, as he is in the locker room. Join him as he discusses his unique memoir, covering his seventeen-year career, including his three years as captain of the Bulldogs, exploring the people, places and events that have shaped him.

Thursday, 9 August 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Caroline Jane Knight – High Tea with Great Aunt Jane Austen

Caroline Jane Knight shares more than Jane Austen’s name and DNA. Caroline is the last Austen descendent to grow up in Chawton on the ancestral estate where Jane herself lived and wrote. Join Caroline for a very special High Tea as she shares her unique childhood growing up surrounded by four hundred years of family history in the heart of great aunt Jane’s literary legacy, private family photographs and how Jane Austen’s extraordinary popularity has changed the lives of her Chawton family today. Funds raised will be donated to the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation. Tickets $50, includes high tea and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.

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Sunday, 22 July 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre