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Author Encounters

Peter FitzSimons - Monash's Masterpiece: The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world

Meet and hear Peter FitzSimons as he brings to life the story of the battle of Le Hamel - the Allied triumph masterminded by Australian commander Sir John Monash, whose strategies became the blueprint for modern warfare. The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WWI. What happened in the 93 minute battle changed for the rest of the war the way the British fought battles, and the tactics and strategies used by the Allies. Peter FitzSimons brings this Allied triumph to life, and tells this magnificent story as it should be told.

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Dinner with Australian Children’s Laureate, Morris Gleitzman

Reimagine – the World According to Children’s Books. Don’t miss this special opportunity to meet and hear the Australian Children’s Laureate, Morris Gleitzman at the Dome. Join Morris and other renowned authors and illustrators for an evening filled with tall tales and true and insights into why stories matter.

Tickets: $75pp include a three course dinner and beverages

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Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Debra Campbell - Lovelands

Nothing is more important to us than love, yet nothing is more painful than love gone wrong. Throughout our lives, dangerous faultlines can develop in our inner emotional landscapes due to hurts and losses. Psychologist Dr Debra Campbell will discuss her new book Lovelands; a map she recommends for traversing the treacherous terrain of love and cultivating self-awareness.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Smartphone Chat

Come and join this expert-facilitated Q & A and knowledge-sharing session with other smartphone users and learners.

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Author Encounters

Shokoofeh Azar - The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

Don’t miss this chance to meet and hear former journalist and writer Shokoofeh Azar discuss her novel The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree. Forced to leave Iran with her family in 2011, Shokoofeh was accepted as a political refugee by Australia and has made her home in the Geelong region.  Her extraordinarily powerful and evocative novel, which is her first to be translated into English has been short-listed for this year’s Stella Prize and is set in Iran and is a reimagining of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and its aftermath, and is written in the lyrical magical realism style of classical Persian storytelling.

Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Garry Disher – Under the Cold Bright Lights

In celebration of the Queenscliff Low Light Festival, book now to meet and hear award winning crime writer Garry Disher, author of the Wyatt thrillers and the Peninsula Crimes series, discuss his latest release, 'Under the Cold Bright Lights'.

Sunday, 1 July 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Queenscliff Uniting Church

All About Kids!

Preschool Story Time

Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.
No booking required.
For a complete downloadable timetable of all our story times across all of our branches, please visit the following page grlc.vic.gov.au/learn/little-readers/events-little-readers

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All About Kids!

Writing Cadets

Do you feel the urge to use words in interesting ways? Join our writing group at the Dome. Keep a journal, try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use ours.
No booking required. Ages 8+.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Youth Programs

Nature Art Classes Youth

Draw reptiles and birds with local artist Marita Reynolds. Learn pencil technique, shading, tone and colour mixing. All materials supplied. Ages 12+. For bookings & enquiries contact Marita Reynolds 0425 735 581. In partnership with Golden Plains Shire, Arts & Culture.

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Bannockburn Library

Special Events

Feminist Writers Festival Workshop: Amy Gray - Finding and Sustaining a Feminist Voice

Sure, you want to be a feminist writer – but what does that mean? In this workshop, writer Amy Gray shares all her tips on how you can start your a writing career and advance a feminist writing practice of your own, and work with your local writing community. In partnership with the 2018 Feminist Writers Festival.

Tickets $65 full price, $55 concession 

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Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Feminist Writers Festival: Clementine Ford - What Next for #MeToo?

Late last year, the #MeToo movement went viral, providing a historic public platform for women and non-binary people to speak out about their experiences of sexual harassment and assault. One of them was Clementine Ford, who first felt shame and self-doubt when beginning to write on the topic, but has since published on her own #MeToo moments, analysing them with honesty and clarity. Join Clementine in conversation to review the movement's past, present and future, and the many ways women are silenced, questioned, cross-examined and dismissed. In partnership with the 2018 Feminist Writers Festival.

Tickets: $10

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Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

iPad Basics

Learn the basics functions of the Apple iPad and what it can be used for. If you have an Apple ID, bring the details along, but it is not necessary to participate.

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