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Leigh Hobbs

Leigh Hobbs, best-selling author of more than 20 books, including the iconic Old Tom, Mr Chicken Goes to Paris and Horrible Harriet. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to attend a drawing workshop with the Australian Children's Laureate. Places are strictly limited.

Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Hazel Edwards - Hippopotamus Loves To Eat Cake

Join Hazel Edwards and her infamous Hippopotamus who loves to eat cake at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre for a very special Imagination Library story session. 

In partnership with United Way Australia and Ardoch Youth Foundation Edwards as part of the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library series.

Saturday, 23 September 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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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

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Multiple Locations

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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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Code Club

Sign up for Code Club and learn how to make your own computer games, animations and websites. In term 4 we learn to program with Python, used by sites like YouTube and Dropbox. To get the most from this program participants need to attend all sessions. Bookings are essential for this course as places are strictly limited.  For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 9-11 years.

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Multiple Locations

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Sensory Story Time

This sensory-rich story time is for all children, and especially children with sensory processing disorders. These sessions accommodate delayed motor skill development and include opportunities for children to interact, with less sitting and more action. Audio stimulation is limited and group size is small.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Little Bits

Learn all about Little Bits the easiest way to prototype and learn with electronics. The Bits snap together with magnets: no soldering, no wiring, no programming needed. These easy-to-use electronic building blocks give you the power to invent anything. Ages 8+

Friday, 13 October 2017 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Corio Library

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Film It!

Ever wondered how special effects are created or how a green screen works? Want to create your own music video or short film? Come along to Film It and we'll show you how. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Corio Library

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Spring Stories

Spring has sprung and everything is new again! Come and enjoy some fresh new stories with us. Ages 5+

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Lara Library

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Celebrate Children's Week

Join us for a special extravaganza of stories, songs and craft to celebrate Children's week.

Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Missing Pinky - Children's Book Launch

Lucy’s beloved blanket Pinky, made by her grandma, has gone missing! She’s desperate to find Pinky, so she looks in all the usual places and then in some more unusual places. Where could her special blanket be? And who will help her find Pinky? Bring along your own blanket to the launch of this beautiful picture book written by local author, Juliet Williams, and illustrator, Luisa Gioffre-Suzuki.

Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Torquay Library

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Makey Makey

Learn how to use a Make Makey Invention Kit. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet, any material that can conduct at least a tiny bit of electricity will work. 4-week course commencing Friday 3 November. Ages 8+

Friday, 3 November 2017 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Corio Library