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The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available to members of Geelong Regional Libraries, providing access to 30,000 films for free.

Geelong Heritage Centre Living in the seventies 70s history
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Visit the Geelong Heritage Centre and immerse yourself in imagery and objects from Geelong in the 1970s and add your own special memory to the Collection.

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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Author Encounters

CARRIE TIFFANY - EXPLODED VIEW

Set at the close of the 1970s and traversing thousands of kilometres of inland roads, Exploded View is a revelatory interrogation of Australian girlhood. Carrie Tiffany’s debut novel, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Guardian First Book Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and won the Dobbie Award and the WA Premier’s Award for Fiction. Her second novel, Mateship with Birds, was also a remarkable success. Don’t miss this discussion of her third novel which poses the question: must a girl always be a part, and how can she become a whole?

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Smartphone Chat

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

Multiple Times
Belmont Library

Holiday Stuff for Youth

All In Movie Night

Join us for snacks and a movie. (M Rated movie)
In partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre.
Ages 12-18.

Friday, 12 April 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

Make and Learn

Participate in this four-week program including making rubber band-powered LEGO cars, bridge building challenge, Osmo exploration and Makey Makey fun. No bookings required. Age 8+

Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Belmont 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+.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Stuff for Youth

MOVIE NIGHT

Join us for pizza and a movie (M Rated movie). In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. Bookings essential as places are strictly limited. Contact Tania, City of Greater Geelong Youth Development Officer on 0400 555 273. Ages 12-18

Friday, 12 April 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Newcomb Library

Special Events

Geelong After Dark

As darkness falls, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre rises! This year’s annual Geelong After Dark adventures include a number of unusual, interactive performances and installations at the library. One such treat will be Boombox Requests - for one night only get on your leg warmers and go totally 80s! Or join the musical comedy troupe ‘Impromptunes’ who will bring a mischievous mix of improv and musical theatre. See you when the sun goes down… No bookings required.

Friday, 3 May 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

GAMES IRL!

A 4-week program featuring hands-on activities and games involving favourites such as Minecraft, Mario Bros., Ninjago and more! Ages 8+

Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Corio Library

Creative & Connected

BASIC EMBROIDERY

This beginner's class at Corio Library will teach you to use the embroidery function on our sewing machines, which are available for public use. Attendees will produce a small item from start to finish during their two-hour class, which they will take home. Those undertaking this class must have either attended a Basic Sewing class or must know how to use a sewing machine. Bookings essential.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

Sensory Story Time provides opportunities for children with additional needs to experience the magic of stories and develop a love of reading in a low stimulus environment with tactile story-telling formats. Group size is small so bookings are recommended.

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Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Online Selling

Do you have items at home that are too good to throw out but you no longer want to keep? Have you considered online selling? Come along and we will show you how and share some of the pitfalls to avoid.

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Author Encounters

ANDY MCNEILLY – CONNECTING WITH YOUR KIDS – BOOK LAUNCH

Andy McNeilly has been teaching children and adults for many years. More recently he has been running workshops to help families connect. They focus on ‘life skills’ that are vital for our children to succeed in the futures they design for themselves. Life skills are often learnt later on in life, on the job, by trial and error. These are the people skills that enable us to socialise, communicate and interact with each other in harmony. They include gratitude, empathy, communication, imagination, organisation, self-awareness and resilience. Join Andy for the launch of his new book Connecting with Your Kids, which contains fun, simple and practical ideas to help raise resilient children.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

Heritage

RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY AT THE GEELONG HERITAGE CENTRE

This session will introduce the variety of resources and original records held at the Heritage Centre and discuss how they may assist your family history search. Focusing on the Geelong and Barwon Region.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Newcomb Library

eKnow How

Custom Jewellery

Learn how to design a custom piece of jewellery in 3D and explore the potential of your creativity in the Makerspace. Ages 14+

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Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Compare Power Prices Online

Get ready for the summer heat by cutting your power bills and finding the best energy prices on the market. This workshop will guide you through reputable, non-profit energy comparison services and help you navigate thousands of plans to work out the cheapest offer for your household.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

SHERLOCK BONES AND THE NATURAL HISTORY MYSTERY - ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP

Renee Treml, author and illustrator of award-winning picture books Once I Heard a Little Wombat, Ten Little Owls and Wombat Big, Puggle Small is releasing her first illustrated novel for independent readers, Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery. When the world’s most valuable gemstone vanishes without a trace, a delightfully weird museum specimen must find the culprit and recover the diamond or his beloved museum will close forever. This wonderful new book is fully illustrated and perfect for early and independent readers. Come along to this workshop with Renee and learn how to tell your stories through illustration. Ages 8+

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Torquay Library

Author Encounters

D.R. COGHLAN - THE SECRETS WE KEEP: A LOVE STORY

Join local author D.R. (Donna) Coghlan for a discussion about her first published manuscript The Secrets We Keep: A Love Story. Donna will speak about how she came to write the book, the writing process, the book itself, the decision to self publish and other current projects.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

eKnow How

University Study Assist

There are a wealth of tools available to help you get the most from your study time. A bit of time now will pay dividends later.

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eKnow How

Create Your Own Photo Albums

Learn how use online photo album apps to create your own fantastic photo albums. Bookings essential.

Multiple Times
Newcomb Library

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Introducing film streaming service, Kanopy

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available to members of Geelong Regional Libraries, providing access to 30,000 films for free.

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Venue Hire Options

Level 5 of the Dome features a flexible, multi-purpose event space with capacity to seat up to 300 people and high-end audiovisual technology make this the perfect venue for business events, receptions, dinners and weddings.

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