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.
Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Geelong psychologist and mindfulness practitioner Helen Handsjuk will answer the questions: What is mindfulness? What are the benefits? Are there any adverse effects? How and why does it work? What does mindfulness practice look like? The session will include practical techniques and time for Q&As.
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library
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
Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.
A delicious new way to socialise with fellow food lovers as well as share recipes and cooking tips. Each month will focus on a different food topic. Please bring along a recipe and library staff can photocopy it for you to share. March – International cuisine, April – Birthday and celebration cakes, May – Gluten free cooking. Bookings not required.