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Join us and experience Kanopy, a film streaming service available to all library users, as we watch a classic movie from Hollywood's golden era.
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries. Come and learn how it works.
Join other LEGO® fans as we celebrate Children's Week with the ultimate LEGO® challenge. What will you build? All Ages.
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Join us for a unique and tranquil concert at the Dome. Members of Geelong Symphony Orchestra will perform original lullabies, written by local families in collaboration with Scully's Singing Stories, as well as traditional lullabies from all around the world. The Geelong based Carnegie Hal Lullaby Project aims to support maternal health, strenghen the bond between parent and child and aid child development.
Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Cave, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Come and meet Alison Lester! Alison has created more than 40 children's picture books including family favourites Magic Beach, Noni the Pony and Kissed by the Moon. Join us for a special story time for the launch of her new book The Painted Ponies. There'll be craft activities and local musical collaborator Michelle Scully will lead families on a magical musical journey through Alison's books. Attendees will have the chance to purchase books and have them signed by the author.
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Cave, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Join us for pizza and a movie (M Rated movie). In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. For bookings contact City of Greater Geelong Youth Development Officer Aleisha on 5272 4683. Ages 12-18.
Thursday, 3 October 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
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
By the Meredith Local History Interest Group. A country town pulls together after The Great War. Learn about the reaction to armistice, returned local servicemen and how the Vigilance Committee helped.Books by local history author Margaret Cooper available for purchase on the day.
Afternoon tea provided. Bookings essential - call (03) 4201 0661 to book.
Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Join us for a special morning of animal fun at Leopold Library! Presented by Animals of Oz, a mobile wildlife education company, children will get the chance to get up close wiith Australia's native species. In the first session ANIMALS GALORE, children can meet a range of vertebrae animals - reptiles, and furry and feathered friends. This project is supported by City of Greater Geelong through its Community Investment & Support Fund.
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Join us for a special morning of animal fun at Leopold Library! Presented by Animals of Oz, a mobile wildlife education company, children will get the chance to get up close wiith Australia's native species. In this session, Bugs Galore, children will be able to explore the fascinating and strange world of Australian invertebrates - bugs, stick insects, giant cockroaches and arachnids! This project is supported by City of Greater Geelong through its Community Investment & Support Fund.
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 11:45am to 12:45pm
Annual Lecture in memory of Fiona Baranowski
Join us for a special presentation on one of the most pressing issues facing the world today – finding safe and durable solutions for refugees and other forced migrants globally.
Fiona Chong is a lawyer and was recently a Human Rights Fellow in the Master of Laws program at Columbia University. She has previously worked as a lawyer at the Refugee Advice and Casework Service and as a Postgraduate Public Interest Fellow at Refugees International. She and Jane McAdam are the authors of Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs: A frank, up-to-date guide by experts and Refugees: Why seeking asylum is legal and Australia's policies are not.
Tuesday, 1 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Want to learn the basics of Facebook? Come along and we will show you how to connect with friends, follow pages of interest or create your own page.
Monday, 23 September 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
What’s lurking in the shadows? Lions, tigers and bears… oh my! Make some shadow puppet animals and a stage where you can bring them to life. Ages 8+
Join us for a romping and stomping dinosaur adventure with stories, songs and craft. All ages 5+
Find inspiration in your favourite animal and create a unique bookmark to help decorate your books. All ages.
Create a colourful piece of wildlife art using magazines and animal silhouettes in this fun hands-on workshop. Ages 8+
Create a collage animal character using recycled books and then animate it with Stop Motion Studio app. Ages 8+
Learn some paper folding techniques to build impressive 3D modular origami pieces in this hands-on workshop. Ages 12-18.
Code your trip to the African Savannah and greet some animals when you get there! This program is designed for parent and child to work together using Scratch Jr. Ages 5+
The very hungry caterpillar and friends are roaming in the library. Join them for stories, songs and games, and then create your own Eric Carle inspired creature. All ages 5+
All libraries will be closed on Friday 27 September for the AFL Grand Final Friday public holiday.
We’re very pleased to advise that the Geelong West Library and the City of Greater Geelong’s Geelong West Customer Service Centre are scheduled to re-open on Monday 23 September, in time for the start of the school holidays. We would like to thank the Geelong West community for their patience and understanding during this time.
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