Remembering the End – Peace celebrations and life after World War I in Geelong and the Barwon Region
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An exhibition which recalls the peace celebrations and life following World War I in Geelong and Barwon Region will be on display at the Geelong Heritage Centre, before touring Geelong Regional Library branches....

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Held across three days from 16-18 November 2018 at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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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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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

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

eKnow How

Smartphone Chat

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

Thursday, 4 October 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

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

Special Events

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

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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Creative & Connected

Tuesday Sit & Sew Together

 Come along to our sewing makerspace on Tuesdays. Bring your project, or be inspired by others and start something new. Use the sewing machine or sew by hand. Relax and enjoy being part of a diverse group united by a love of sewing. No booking required.

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Corio Library

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

Special Events

Markus Zusak - Bridge of Clay

Geelong Regional Libraries are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a very special evening event with Markus Zusak in conversation with Deakin University’s Maria Takolander to discuss his much-anticipated new novel, 'Bridge of Clay'. Presented in partnership with the Word for Word Festival

Tickets $45 (Ticket includes a hardcover copy of Bridge of Clay)

 Book HERE

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, 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+

Multiple Times
Corio Library

All About Kids!

Writing Cadets

Do you feel the urge to use words in interesting ways? Join our writing group at the Dome. Keep a journal, try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use ours.
No booking required. Ages 8+.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

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

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eKnow How

eBooks on Your Tablet

Would you like to borrow books from the library and read them on your tablet? Bring along your own device and learn how to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from our CloudLibrary via the internet.

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Youth Programs

Coding with Edison

The Edison robot is a powerful, engaging tool for learning computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way. With built-in sensors Edison can respond to light and sound, follow lines, avoid obstacles, and communicate with other Edison robots. Join us for this 4 week course to explore coding with Edison robots. In partnership with Golden Plains Shire, Youth Development Unit. Ages 12-18

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Bannockburn Library

Creative & Connected

Make it: Summer Beach Bags

Create fabulous upcycled beach bags for the summer, using fabric off cuts. Learn the valuable skills of recycling, repurposing fabric to create basic beach bags Learn how to use an overlocker and sewing machine

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Corio Library

eKnow How

Research Your Military Heritage

To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, this workshop will help you delve into your family's military history and discover the service records of your ancestors. This session will conclude with a 30-minute visit to the library's Heritage Centre to showcase the unique family history resources held in our collection.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Tony McNamara - Our Co-dependancy with Bees

Bee populations are under threat all over the world from disease, overuse of insecticides and loss of habitat. Learn how you can stop the tide of extinction starting in your own backyard. Tony McNamara, from Surfcoast Honey, will deliver a talk on all things bees, why we need them and why they need us.

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Remembering the End

Remembering the End - Peace celebrations and life after World War I in Geelong and the Barwon Region will be on display to the public at the Geelong Heritage Centre from Tuesday 13 November until February 2019, before touring to library branches across the region.

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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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