What's On

Author Encounters

Nick Toscano: The Woman Who Fooled the World: Belle Gibson's Cancer Con

Belle Gibson convinced the world she had healed herself from terminal brain cancer with a healthy diet. She built a global business based upon her claims. There was just one problem: she'd never had cancer.
In 2015, multi-award-winning journalists Nick Toscano and Beau Donelly uncovered the truth, that this hero of the wellness world, with over 200,000 followers, international book deals, and a best-selling smartphone app, was a fraud.  In this special evening event, Nick Toscano will discuss the book that arose from investigation that tracked the 23-year-old's rise to fame and fall from grace.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Hour of Coding

Join us for an introduction to coding. This program is suitable for beginners only. Age 8+ 

Creative & Connected

Keeping Bees!

Garry Montgomer and Helmut Woerner from the Geelong Beekeepers Club will provide a fascinating insight into the intriguing science of beekeeping and why bees are of such critical importance, Their talk will be followed by a Q&A session and tastings of some very delicious honey.

Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!


Join us for a very special family Christmas storytelling event that will transport you into the festive season. Hear extraordinary Christmas tales both funny and surprising brought to life with a little help from our audience!

Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!


Children’s picture book launch by local author Dawn Marlow. Enjoy the beautiful Queenscliff photos and dialogue in this delightful book, designed to encourage conversation between children and adults through the eyes and voice of Red, Red was rescued by Dawn from GAWS, Geelong Animal Welfare, 8 years ago. He has a cheeky, regal way that attracts children and adults on their walks.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Geelong West Library

Special Events

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

Special Events


Heather Rose’s novel The Museum of Modern Love celebrates the place of art in everyday life, and won the 2017 Stella Prize. Inspired by the artist Marina Abramovic, much of the research for the novel was done at Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (MoNA), where Heather was the inaugural Writer in Residence. At this special in conversation event, Heather will discuss art, writing and creativity.

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

Special Events


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.

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

Special Events


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

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+

Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre


Share a Story

People will be encouraged to reminisce and share stories of Geelong while Heritage staff introduce the array of heritage images available to view on the interactive Cruiser table. An ideal opportunity for family members to share stories together.

Back to What's On