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Author Encounters

Gabriella Coslovich - Whiteley on Trial

It was a cause célèbre: the biggest case of alleged art fraud to come before the Australian criminal justice system, a $4.5 million sting drawing in one of the country's most gifted and tragic artists, Brett Whiteley. It started with suspicions raised about artworks being produced in the style of Whiteley from a Melbourne art restorer's studio. In her book about the scandal, Whiteley On Trial, author Gabriella Coslovich discusses the trial and acquittal by the Appeals Bench. Join her as she talks about this intriguing story with Geelong Gallery Director Jason Smith.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Fiona Lowe - Birthright

Award-winning Australian author Fiona Lowe's new novel is set against the backdrop of Victoria’s high country. 'Birthright' is the story of a family tangled together by a legacy of wealth, secrets, simmering childhood rivalry and betrayals. Join Fiona as she discusses her exploration of whether inheritance is a privilege or a right?

Thursday, 1 March 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

Open Mind Lecture Series

Are Australia's First People the Foundation to Our National Identity?

On the eve of International Women's Day, the prominent elder of the Wergaia people and Wamba Wamba descendant, Eleanor Bourke will share her perspective on our most recent shared cultural history and how this has influenced our collective notion of the Australian cultural identity. In a time when Australia is struggling with its national cultural identity, a better resolution will come from true recognition of the role of Australia’s First People in our society.
This Open Mind Lecture is in memory of Geelong Regional Libraries staff member, Fiona Baranowski.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Ken Linnett - Tulloch: The Extraordinary Life and Times of a True Champion

Ken Linnett has meticulously researched the achievements and rollercoaster career of one of our finest racehorses. It is a history that takes readers on a journey from the golden era of radio to the wondrous new world of television and reveals a strong cast of human characters including several colourful Australians. Ranging from master trainer T J Smith to the owners he quarrelled with and champion jockeys George Moore and Neville Sellwood to the dynamic vet, Percy Sykes, who helped bring Tulloch back from the dead. This tale is full of drama and interesting characters. This is an event for racing fans and social historians alike.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Special Events

Live at The Dome Dave Graney - Workshy

The second of the Live at The Dome sessions will feature legendary Australian showman Dave Graney as he discusses the lengths he has gone to in order to avoid anything that really feels like work. In his inimitable style, Graney veers from a feckless childhood in blue-collar South Australia, to the punk rock scene of 1980s London, and beer-soaked nights touring Australia where he worked very hard at not working at all. But in slacking off, Graney became one of the hardest-working musicians in the industry; constantly evolving, reinventing, staying one step ahead of everyone - even himself.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Tablet Q&A

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

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Newcomb Library

Author Encounters



Owning 15 Subway franchises at one point in his career, entrepreneur Craig Goddard has hired and worked with thousands of teenagers. Even the most academically gifted student will struggle if they graduate without the skills to survive in the workplace. In 28 Tips for Teenagers Craig identifies a range of simple yet powerful skills that can have a big impact in supporting teenagers to achieve their personal goals. Tips include dealing with time at school, finding guidance and support when needed and creating a plan for life after school.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

eKnow How

3D Printing - Scanning

Learn how to scan objects to create a 3D-printed model of your own.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Language Learning with Mango

Brush up on a language or start learning one; exercise your mind, prepare for a trip or just have fun. This session will introduce you to our language learning eResource, Mango Languages.

Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Stuff for Youth

All In Movie Night

Bring along your family and friends and join us for a movie.
In partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre.
Ages 12+.

Friday, 6 April 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Corio Library

Author Encounters

Maxine Flakmore - Babies

Come along and meet local author and illustrator Maxine Flakemore, and hear about her new book ‘Babies’. This lovely picture book for young children is about having fun with how baby magpies and baby humans are similar. This is Maxine’s fifth book of true stories for children about birds and animals that Maxine has cared for. Maxine aims to help children understand that all creatures are unique, have different personalities and live in family groups just like people do.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Torquay Library

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