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Libraries are filled with magic. From the Bodleian, the Folger and the Smithsonian to the fabled libraries of middle earth, Umberto Eco’s mediaeval library labyrinth and libraries dreamed up by John Donne, Jorge Luis Borges and Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Stuart Kells explores the bookish places,real and fictitious, that continue to capture our imaginations. Join Stuart, one of Australia’s leading bibliophiles, for a fascinating and engaging exploration of libraries as places of beauty and wonder.

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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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Hubcaps 2 Creative Hubs - Premiere Screening

Geelong Regional Libraries are pleased to host the premiere screening of Hubcaps 2 Creative Hubs: three short documentaries which explore three of Geelong’s unique industrial sites, as they are brought back to life in very special ways. Hubcaps 2 Creative Hubs is a film as well as a research project, developed by Deakin University and The University of Melbourne in partnership with Creative Geelong Inc. The films were produced thanks to the support of the people and businesses of Geelong and by community grants through a crowdfunding campaign in 2016.

Thursday, 1 March 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Associate Professor Felice Jacka - Gut Microbiota and Mood

Following last year's lecture on preventing and treating mental disorders through diet, Professor Felice Jacka, Director of Deakin University's Food and Mood Centre, is returning to explain more about how diet, probiotics and gut microbiota can influence mental health, mood, behaviour and brain development based on emerging evidence and research. In partnership with GMHBA.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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
The High Ground, 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