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Tristan Bancks: The Fall

From the award-winning author of Two Wolves, comes a fast-paced, action-packed mystery that will have readers on the edge of their seats. Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear Tristan discuss his latest work which is imbued with the themes of family, male connection, resilience and mortality in a tale which explores what it means to be a hero.
 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Special Events

Oliver Phommavanh: Super Con-Nerd

Our favourite character from Con-nerd returns in Super Con-nerdwhere he feels like everybody else is smarter than him and he is trying to play catch up with the other super nerds, like Andrew Thompson who is top of his class. Join us for a humorous debrief with author Oliver Phommavanh.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Open Mind Lecture Series

John Safran - Depends What You Mean By Extremist: Going Rogue with Australia's Deplorables

John Safran reveals his alarming adventures in a weird world of misfits whose extremist views (and behaviour) have helped propel the rise of the alt-right. Welcome to a place in time where blonde- haired, blue-eyed boys grow up aspiring to be ISIS freedom fighters, an Islamic preacher quotes Monty Python and newly arrived immigrants oppose multiculturalism. Yep, that’s right. It all depends what you mean by extremist…

In conversation with Deakin University's Dr Richard Evans.

Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Jenevieve Chang – The Good Girl of Chinatown

Raised to be a ‘good girl’, Jenevieve Chang has been running away for as long as she can remember. After skipping Australia to train in London, Jenevieve moved to Shanghai and became part of China’s first Vaudeville, Variety and Burlesque club, Chinatown.Her vibrant memoirThe Good Girl of Chinatown is a true story of cultural clash and hedonism gone awry. Join Jenevieve for this special evening of spoken-word performance based on her riveting memoir.

Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D Printing - Scanning

Learn how to scan images and create 3D-printed objects from your image.

Multiple Times
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D Printing Workshop

Want to know what 3D printing is and how it works? In this introductory workshop you will learn more about 3D printing and get to see an object printed.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Advanced Searching Skills

Would you like to find exactly what you are looking for on the Internet or in a specific database? Learn some advanced search techniques and tricks, and ask your specific database questions.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Inspiration Space, 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.

Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Stuff for Youth

All In Movie Night

Bring along your family and friends for pizza and a movie with us. Pizza at 5.00pm, followed by a movie at 6.00pm. This program is run in partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. All ages.

Friday, 7 July 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Corio Library

Author Encounters

Jamila Rizvi - Not Just Lucky

Over the past five years, Jamila Rizvi has firmly established herself as the preeminent voice of young Australian women online. She is a columnist for News Limited, a presenter for Fox FM and a regular television commentator for shows including The Project and The Drum and is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Mamamia Women’s Network websites.
Join Jamila for this special in conversation event as she discusses her newly released book, Not Just Lucky.  She will provide insights into what women need to ditch the doubt and fight for success and how to use their courage and success to lift other women up, to start fighting for equality at work for all. Not Just Lucky is a practical toolkit that arms women with the tools they need to thrive in the workplace.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, 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+

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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