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Steve Johnson – The Cat with the Giant Story


Steve Johnson has become the king of reinvention – from misbehaving larrikin to premiership star; from Cat to Giant – and he's been at the heart of two of the most remarkable AFL teams of modern times: the great Geelong triple-premiership side, and the coming juggernaut of Greater Western Sydney. From troubled talent to AFL superstar, this is a story of redemption: of a larrikin with a competitive spirit that drove him to become one of the most successful and watchable players of the modern era.  Don’t miss your chance to meet and hear Steve at this special evening event.

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Clive Mackinnon - Every Picture Tells A Story

Local writer and presenter Denis Walters will be in-conversation with the former Sun photographer, Clive Mackinnon. Audience members will have a unique chance to hear the stories behind some of Australia’s most memorable press photographs. See rare and iconic images that record our history taken by one of the most respected photographers of the era.

Friday, 20 April 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

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Tim Winton on Lost Boys and Toxic Masculinity


In his only regional Victorian appearance, acclaimed Australian author Tim Winton will explore his new novel, The Shepherd's Hut, as he delivers a powerful meditation on lost boys and the riptide of toxic masculinity. With a specially commissioned soundscape and photographic interludes, this is an hour long event exploring our most bewildering and desolate landscape – contemporary manhood. Bookings are essential. In partnership with Word for Word Festival.

Tickets: $45 includes one signed copy of The Shepherd’s HutFriends of the Library will be entitled to reserved seating at this event.

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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World Poetry Day 2018

Celebrate our rich landscape of local poets with an evening of poetry readings hosted by Cameron Lowe. Poems by Diane Fahey, Barry Hill, David McCooey, Brendan Ryan and Maria Takolander feature in Black Inc’s ‘The Best Australian Poems 2017’. Readings that showcase their talent will be shared for your enjoyment.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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CLEVER LIVING SEMINAR 2 - Eco Building Materials

Careful selection of building materials can yield significant improvements in the comfort and cost-effectiveness of your home and reduce its environmental impact. Ensure your home utilises healthy building materials and minimises exposure to potentially dangerous substances. Learn about building biology, indoor air quality, electromagnetic radiation, moisture and mould. Presented by Elizabeth Wheeler, Principal of Future Focused Buildings and Raphael Siket, Director of Ecolibria.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Ross McMullin - Never Forget Australia

On the eve of the centenary of the Villers-Bretonneux conflict during World War One, award-winning historian Ross McMullin will recreate the events leading up to and including the Australian troops' vital contribution; the daring counter-attack that helped turn the corner on the war and fuelled the legend of 'Digger' bravery.

Monday, 23 April 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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CLEVER LIVING SEMINAR 3 - How to Achieve Energy Freedom

Learn how to have a comfortable home that costs nothing to run and achieves a zero carbon footprint. By combining simple energy efficiency measures with quality electrical appliances and a rooftop solar system, your home can produce more power than it uses. Learn how to reduce your power usage through smart choices for cooling/heating, hot water service, lighting, cooking & appliances, energy monitoring & control, home automation, renewable energy, photovoltaic systems, batteries and new technological advances. Presented by Richard Keech, Beyond Zero Emissions.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre