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Peter Greste – The First Casualty


In a world where the first casualty of war is truth, journalism has become the new battleground. The First Casualty is foreign correspondent Peter Greste’s first-hand account of how the war on journalism has spread from the battlefields of the Middle East to the governments of the West. Join Peter as he discusses his extremely timely, enlightening and passionate account and unpicks the extent to which modern investigative journalism is under threat.

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Maxine Flakemore - Just Like Babies

Come along and meet local author and illustrator Maxine Flakemore, and hear about her new book ‘Just Like 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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Jura Reilly - Sylvia's Book Smuggler

Meet Geelong author Jura Reilly as she talks about her latest book Sylvia's Book Smuggler. The author of three novels, Jura will discuss her writing process and how she promotes her historical romance fiction writing.

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

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Richard Allen - More Great Properties of Country Victoria: The Western District’s Golden Age

Join Richard Allen as he discusses this sequel to the bestselling 'Great Properties of Country Victoria'. Visit the private world of thirteen historic Western district properties. Follow their fortunes—extraordinary tales of risk and reward—and through the photographs see the splendour of these beautiful homes that have been lovingly maintained and carefully restored.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Bernadette Fisers - The Little Book of Big Happiness

Meet the author of The Little Book of Big Weightloss, Bernadette Fisers, as she discusses her new book about happiness and reveals her simple, down-to-earth guide to tapping into your best resource: YOU. Bernadette will share her practical steps to a joyful life. From living in the moment and moving your body, to getting out into nature and embracing failure, these are real tips for real people that anyone can adopt.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Newcomb Library

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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

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Dr Charlie Corke - How to Plan for a Good Death

Leading intensive care specialist Dr Charlie Corke explores the kinds of decisions individuals, families, and medical personnel face in a medical crisis. Dr Corke explores how to make an advanced care plan that will help people make decisions on our behalf; and how we can maintain our dignity and autonomy for as long as possible.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre