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Author Encounters

Nick Toscano: The Woman Who Fooled the World: Belle Gibson's Cancer Con

Belle Gibson convinced the world she had healed herself from terminal brain cancer with a healthy diet. She built a global business based upon her claims. There was just one problem: she'd never had cancer.
In 2015, multi-award-winning journalists Nick Toscano and Beau Donelly uncovered the truth, that this hero of the wellness world, with over 200,000 followers, international book deals, and a best-selling smartphone app, was a fraud.  In this special evening event, Nick Toscano will discuss the book that arose from investigation that tracked the 23-year-old's rise to fame and fall from grace.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Hour of Coding

Join us for an introduction to coding. This program is suitable for beginners only. Age 8+ 

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Lara Library

Creative & Connected

Keeping Bees!

Garry Montgomer and Helmut Woerner from the Geelong Beekeepers Club will provide a fascinating insight into the intriguing science of beekeeping and why bees are of such critical importance, Their talk will be followed by a Q&A session and tastings of some very delicious honey.

Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Corio Library

Special Events

Launch of Friends of Geelong Regional Libraries

Join us to launch this exciting new initiative and hear about the valuable work that this fundraising strategy will help us to do as well as the fabulous benefits that Friends members will enjoy both from the library corporation and from a number of our partners. Hear from the CEO of the State Library of Victoria, Kate Torney, about the important impact of the State Library's Friends. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Writing Cadets

Do you feel the urge to use interesting words in interesting ways? Join our writing group at the Dome. Keep a journal, contribute to a group blog, try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use the library facilities. At the end of the year we will produce a small book of writing by the members of the group.
No booking required. Ages 8+

Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

Share a Story

People will be encouraged to reminisce and share stories of Geelong while Heritage staff introduce the array of heritage images available to view on the interactive Cruiser table. An ideal opportunity for family members to share stories together.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Renee d'Offay - Time to Soar

Renee d'Offay was a 19 year old apprentice hairdresser when she contracted Meningococcal disease which caused her to lose her hearing. Renee will speak about her book in which she moves chronologically from losing her hearing, her recovery, living with deafness, receiving a cochlear implant and the challenges she has overcome.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

This sensory-rich story time is for all children, and especially children with sensory processing disorders. These sessions accommodate delayed motor skill development and include opportunities for children to interact, with less sitting and more action. Audio stimulation is limited and group size is small.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

New Additions Chat

Join us for an informal chat while we look at some of the exciting new additions to the library collection and how to find them using the library catalogue. Discover the latest books, movies, magazines and more.

Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Learn iPad Intermediate

So you've learnt the basics and want to know more? This intermediate session will extend your iPad skills further. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Heritage

Discover your Ancestry

For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources

Friday, 27 October 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Belmont Library

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