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Our Spring edition of the What's On brochure is out now!
 

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Geelong Regional Libraries is seeking community assistance to locate World War One Honour Boards across the region.

 

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Friends 

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Choose Geelong's most distinctive venue for your next event

Heritage

Heritage Reading Room

Visit the Heritage Centre Reading Room and let our skilled staff guide you in your historical research.

All About Kids!

Children's Week LEGO® Challenge

Join other LEGO® fans as we celebrate Children's Week with the ultimate LEGO® challenge. What will you build? All Ages. 

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eKnow How

My Health Record

My Health Record is an online summary of your health information. This is a free information session on how the program works; privacy and security; how it is accessed; and what to do if you don't want a record before the opt-out period ends on November 15.


Facilitated by the Western Victoria Primary Health Network.

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Special Events

Financial Abuse and Sexually Transmitted Debt: The Price Women Pay

Not all intimate partner violence is physical. There is often financial control imposed within abusive relationships, and devastating, long-term financial impacts after leaving the relationship.
Financial abuse can take many forms. Women can inherit debt or poor credit ratings, lose property or have to deal with fines incurred by their abusive current or ex-partner.
Join us for an evening of conversation with experts and survivors as they share real-life stories and information about the effects of financial abuse and the road to recovery.
In partnership with Barwon Community Legal Service, Deakin University and Barwon Health.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Rosalie Ham - The Year of the Farmer

Rosalie Ham, the number one bestselling author of The Dressmaker, returns to Geelong to discuss her latest novel, The Year of the Farmer. A darkly satirical novel about a country town at war with the elements and one another, The Year of the Farmer tells the story of Neralie Mackintosh, a woman who returns to her hometown in New South Wales to find it now has more problems than just the drought.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Dale Baker - Arty Farty Marty: The Paint Smashin' Kraken

Arty Farty Marty loves to surf and paint. Join Dale Baker, the author of this children's book as he tries his tentacles at painting in the style of some famous painters. But what happens when Marty's arty farty ways get a bit too farty?

Thursday, 1 November 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Newcomb Library

eKnow How

Smartphone Chat

Come and join this expert-facilitated Q & A and knowledge-sharing session with other smartphone users and learners.

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Creative & Connected

Book Clubs at Geelong

How to get the best out of your book club membership.

You are invited to attend a roadshow designed specifically for Geelong Library book club members.

In this session you will discover how to navigate the online catalogue; how to manage your kit requests to get the best outcome; and how to keep track of new kits when they are made available.

You will also get some tips and tricks on how to run a book group and how to stimulate discussions.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

Author Encounters

Kaye Baillie - Message in a Sock

Tammy is safe at home, but her heart is with her father at the warfront. While her mother knits socks for the soldiers, Tammy slips a message inside each pair. But will her one special message find her father, and bring him safely home? Based on a true exchange between Lance Corporal A. McDougall and a young girl, Message in a Sock is a gorgeous collage-style tale which pays respect to the ANZACs and their families.

Thursday, 8 November 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Torquay Library

Special Events

Anne Summers - Unfettered and Alive: A Memoir

Join us for this very special event with Anne Summers in conversation, as she discusses her inspiring memoir.  One of Australia's most influential women, from cadet journalist, to policy maker, to change agent at large, her new book reveals stories about the famous and powerful people she has worked with or reported on. Anne is refreshingly frank about her own anxieties and mistakes as well as her, at times, heart-breaking family story of violence and ultimately reconciliation.

Friday, 9 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Keith Badger - Joining Loose Ends

From the Camino to the Pacific Crest Trail, many people are recognising the life-changing force of moving through the landscape on foot. At the age of 58, Keith Badger suddenly found himself with a dream and desire to return to his birthplace in England and walk. It was a simple plan, to walk from one end of Britain to the other with his Australian wife Debby. And yet as they traversed the country, from John O’Groats to Land’s End, Keith and Debby found themselves confronting far greater challenges than the landscape and shocking weather. Join Keith as he discusses his life-changing journey.

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Open Mind Lecture Series

Paul Ham - New Jerusalem

Who is to say that your God is not the true God? The questions raised by Paul Ham in New Jerusalem go to the heart of the meaning of faith - not just for Christianity, but for all religions. New Jerusalem is a story of religious obsession and persecution, of noble ideals trampled to dust, of slavish sexual surrender.

Paul Ham is a former Sunday Times correspondent, with a Master's Degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics. He is now an award-winning and best -selling history writer.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Toni Jordan - The Fragments

Join Melbourne author of the acclaimed Our Tiny, Useless Hearts, Toni Jordan, as she discusses her new novel. A superbly crafted and captivating mystery, The Fragments features long-buried secrets, literary intrigue and the most fascinating author to never exist.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Christian White - The Nowhere Child

The Nowhere Child is a critically acclaimed, riveting tale of trauma, cult conspiracy and memory. Author Christian White’s life changed overnight when he went from working odd jobs to pay the rent in-between his screenwriting jobs to winning the coveted Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and receiving publishing deals in 15 countries. Join Christian in conversation as he discussed his extraordinary path to publication and the themes of this remarkable, best-selling debut.

Please note this event has been rescheduled from the September program.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Jim Haynes presents The Times and Rhymes of Henry Lawson

Join author and entertainer Jim Haynes for this entertaining and informative session as he tells the remarkable story of Henry Lawson's tragic life and shows us why he is regarded as the most Australian of all verse writers, using Henry's own verse to showcase his humour, observations of life and love of Australia.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

Author Encounters

Jock Serong - Preservation

Award winning author and master storyteller Jock Serong turn his talents to historical narrative with Preservation. Join the author as he discusses the in-depth research and fascinating back stories behind his latest release which is based on the true story of the wreck of the Sydney Cove.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Jim Haynes presents The Secret Life of Banjo Paterson

Did you know that Banjo Paterson rode winners at Rosehill, had a partially crippled right arm, enlisted in WW 1 at the age of 52 and became a major and was involved a scandalous romance that ended his 6-year engagement? Author and entertainer Jim Haynes will reveal these stories (and many more) and perform a selection of the works of the renowned Australian icon.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

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The Art of Ron Tandberg

Ron Tandberg was a renowned artist and political cartoonist who won 11 Walkley Awards during his 45-year career at The Age newspaper. Sadly Ron passed away in January this year aged 74, following a short illness. A resident of Queenscliff since 1996, Ron took great pleasure in the environment there. He enjoyed the abundant birdlife, pier, boats in the bay and swimming almost daily at the beach; as well as the many conversations with the people he met while out on his regular walks. Celebrate the late Ron Tandberg’s famed artwork, as part of the Borough of Queenscliffe’s Artists’ Walk. The Walk highlights the works of celebrated artists and photographers who are associated with the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale region.
The Queenscliff Library will host an exhibition of Ron’s artwork, including a series of short videos of Ron discussing the creation of his famous caricatures.

Friday 5 October – Saturday 27 October

Friday, 5 October 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Queenscliff Library

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

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Youth Programs

Tuesday Techies

Drop in on Tuesdays during Term 2 to tinker with our fun new technology, including the NAO robot, virtual reality, 3D printing and more!
No bookings required. Ages 12+.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

The Drama Games

Lights, camera, action! Join us for imaginative theatrical fun and take part in a range of drama games designed to maximise interaction and laughter. No experience required. No booking required. Ages 8+

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Corio Library

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Public holiday opening hours information

Our libraries observe the following public holidays according to their municipalities: Geelong Show - Friday 19 October, Geelong Cup - Wednesday 24 October and Melbourne Cup - Tuesday 6 November.

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Geelong Regional Library Corporation Annual Report 2017-2018

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation's Annual Report 2017-2018 is available to view online or please visit one of our 16 library branches and two mobile libraries to view a hard copy of the report.

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