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Celebrating Cultural Diversity - Walking the Path of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

These compelling sessions will examine
the worldwide Humanitarian refugee
crisis and give context to the Australian
humanitarian program in recognition of
Cultural Diversity Week. Be moved by
stories of courage and resilience from
two local young people. They will take
you on the journey of life, a world of
persecution and the joys and challenges
of being settled in Australia. This event
is supported by Diversitat’s Equip
Program and funded by Department
of Employment’s Empowering Youth
initiative.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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Book Launch - Gathering Gumleaves

Join us to celebrate the launch of
Gathering Gumleaves, the second
anthology from the Bannockburn and
District Writers' Group. This wonderful
collection showcases the talent of the
group and the extent to which their writing
has grown and improved. Each writer will
present a snippet of their work and share
their stories and journey with you. Books
will be for sale and available for signing
on the night.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Bannockburn Library

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Play Reading

If you normally nestle into an armchair
to enjoy your current read here is an
opportunity to break out of the everyday.
Join with other participants to bring a
play to life. This is your chance to be a
star for a day! Pick the script and choose
your character to read aloud with cast
members.

Friday, 28 April 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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International Women's Day - Play Reading

Want to celebrate International Women's Day with us by bringing a female playwright's work to life? This is your opportunity to be a star for a day! Come along and choose your character to read aloud with other cast members.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Upcycled Book Craft

Breathe new life into old books. Create jewellery, cards, practical pieces, sculptural works and more using old books and other recycled materials. Creative and fun session of crafting and community.

Multiple Times
Waurn Ponds Library

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World Storytelling Day

World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. Storytellers from Storytelling Australia- Victoria will share stories with the audience. This year’s theme is Transformation.

Sunday, 19 March 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Kimono Crazy!

Celebrate Golden Week early with this all-ages session based around traditional Japanese papercrafts and activities. Take your photo while wearing a traditional silk or cotton kimono, colour a kanzashi flower and make your own hair clip or bouquet, fold a kusudama flower, or design and colour your own paper hagoita paddle. Tanoshimi ni!

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Lara Library

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Keeping Backyard Chooks

Always wanted to keep backyard chooks? Presenters from the Geelong and District Poultry Club will talk about buying, feeding and housing backyard chooks as well as how to keep them healthy and producing eggs.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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Autumn Scents

Welcome the beautiful scents of autumn into your home with this sensory session using essential oils, spices, and flowers. Learn how to make Tudor pomanders or scent balls, Regency scent stones, and fizzing Edwardian bath bombs. Keep them for yourself or make them for Easter gifts.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Lara Library

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8 Steps to a More Organised Home

MaryAnne Bennie, author of From Stuffed to Sorted,will show you how to organise your whole house in a series of eight-minute blitzes. Bust your excuses and find the motivation to start; develop techniques to set yourself up for success and focus on one area of your house at a time. From kick-starting your kitchen to boosting your bedroom, make the finishing touches to create the home you have always wanted.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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Make a special handmade card for Mother’s Day

Show your Mum how special she is to you by creating your own bespoke card. Library staff members (who are card making devotees) will assist you in this workshop to make your own card to take home. Perhaps you could bring your Mum along to share this session with her.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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Writing and Publishing Historical Fiction with Jura Reilly

Join local author Jura Reilly as she discusses writing an historical novel, the process of publishing, selling to a target audience and the role of Facebook in marketing. Jura’s latest release, Circle of Amberwill be available for purchase.

Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library