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Nick Riewoldt - The Things that Make Us

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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.

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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

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2017 STELLA PRIZE WINNER - HEATHER ROSE – THE MUSEUM OF MODERN LOVE

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

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STUART KELLS - THE LIBRARY: A CATALOGUE OF WONDERS

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Monday, 11 December 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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GRAEME SIMSION AND ANNE BUIST - TWO STEPS FORWARD

Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist join Sue Lawson in conversation to talk about their new novel, Two Steps Forward. This romantic comedy about Zoe, a recently widowed American artist, and Martin, a recently-divorced British engineer, walking the 2,000 kilometre Camino de Santiago is full of tribulations and triumphs. This feel good novel of the year from newly formed, husband-and-wife writing team, Graeme Simsion author of The Rosie Project and Anne Buist, author of the Natalie King psychological thrillers. The authors have themselves walked the Camino and their shared adventures and their writing life together will make for a fascinating discussion.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre