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We’re excited to be able to once again offer group bookings for our beautiful venue and meeting spaces at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, and meeting room hire at our community library branches.

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We are pleased to be able to be able share further changes for libraries in line with Government directions.

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Click & Collect is now available - find out more below.

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The January/February edition of the What’s On brochure is out now!



 

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Your Library @ Home is a range of free, informative and entertaining content accessible from anywhere!

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Our new Click & Deliver Home Delivery Service delivers books to your front door - learn more below. 

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Explore our extensive eCollections from the comfort of your home!

Special Events photo of author Jenny Hocking with the cover of her book, The Palace Letters

*ONLINE* Jenny Hocking - The Palace Letters

Professor Jenny Hocking waged a ten-year campaign and a four-year legal battle to force the National Archives of Australia to release the letters written by Governor General John Kerr to the Queen during one of the most divisive episodes in the nation’s history – the dismissal. In May 2020, despite being opposed by the Archives, Buckingham Palace, and the full resources of the federal government, she won her historic case in the High Court.

The Palace Letters is the ground-breaking account of her indomitable fight. Drawing on material from the Palace letters, Kerr’s archives, and her submissions to the courts, Hocking traces the collusion and deception behind the dismissal, and charts the secret role of High Court judges, the leader of the opposition, Malcolm Fraser, and the Queen’s private secretary in fostering and supporting Kerr’s actions.

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Thursday, 4 February 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

Special Events Photo of Editor Carly Findlay next to the cover of the book Growing Up Disabled in Australila

*IN-PERSON* Growing Up Disabled in Australia - Panel Discussion

One in five Australians has a disability. And disability presents itself in many ways. Yet disabled people are still underrepresented in the media and in literature.

Growing Up Disabled in Australia is the fifth book in the highly acclaimed, bestselling Growing Up series. It includes interviews with prominent Australians such as Senator Jordon Steele-John and Paralympian Isis Holt, as well as poetry and graphic art, and more than 40 original pieces by writers with a disability or chronic illness.

Led by Editor, writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay, and featuring contributors Alistair Baldwin and Lucy Carpenter, this panel discussion event will explore some of the most pressing issues faced by those living with a disability. 

This event is fully booked,  however please register to go onto our wait list. We will also email you a link to watch the event livestreamed via YouTube.

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Thursday, 11 February 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters photo of author Deborah Rodriguez with the cover of her book The Moroccan Daughter

*ONLINE* Deborah Rodriguez - The Moroccan Daughter

Morocco: a captivating country of honour and tradition. And, for four women, a land of secrets and revelations.
From the twisted alleyways of the ancient medina of Fès to a marriage festival high in the Atlas Mountains, Deborah Rodriguez’s entrancing new bestseller is a modern story of forbidden love set in the sensual landscape of North Africa. Deborah is the author of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul and The Zanzibar Wife, lives in Mazatlán, Mexico and will be joining us via Zoom.

Deborah will be in conversation with author Suzanne Leal, whose novel The Deceptions recently won the Nib Literary Award People’s Choice Prize.

Please note, this is a lunchtime event.

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Wednesday, 17 February 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Virtual Event

Author Encounters photo of author Gideon Haigh beside his book cover A Momentous, Uneventful Day

*IN-PERSON* Gideon Haigh - The Momentous, Uneventful Day: a requiem for the office

Has COVID-19 ushered in the end of the office? Or is it the office’s final triumph?

For decades, futurologists have prophesied a boundary-less working world, freed from the cramped confines of the office. During the COVID-19 crisis, employees around the globe got a taste of it. Confined by lockdown to their homes, they met, mingled, collaborated, and created electronically.

In The Momentous, Uneventful Day, Gideon Haigh reflects on our ambivalent relationship to office work and office life, how we ended up with the offices we have, how they have reflected our best and worst instincts, and how these might be affected by a world in a time of contagion.

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Seats are limited so please book early!

Thursday, 25 February 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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New Drysdale Library - Public info sessions

Have you heard the exciting news? The City of Greater Geelong is building a new Drysdale library in the town square to service Drysdale, Clifton Springs, Curlewis and northern Bellarine Peninsula communities.

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Colac Otway Shire to join Geelong Regional Libraries

Plans are well underway for Colac Otway Shire libraries to join the Geelong Regional Library Corporation as its fifth Member Council.

 

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