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Orchestra Geelong Seniors Concert

Orchestra Geelong presents a free concert for Geelong Seniors consisting of a full symphony orchestra.

Under the baton of conductor Janice Wilding, the 45-piece symphony orchestra, with a featured soloist, will present a variety of orchestral classics as well as some amazing new compositions.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see this full orchestral performance up close and interact with our wonderful community members that create this fantastic music.

Concert 1 - 12:00-12:30pm - book here

Concert 2 - 1:00-1:30pm - book here

Saturday, 15 October 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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*IN-PERSON* Meditation and Mindfulness on your Tablet

Get your Zen on and explore a range of free mindfulness and meditation resources available on your tablet, and from the Library!

Please bring along your own smartphone or tablet.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, 5 October 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Waurn Ponds Library

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* You Matter - Helping Kids with Strong Emotions

Practical tips for parents, teachers and caregivers

There's no doubt children are facing extreme stress and uncertainty at the moment. In fact, studies by the University of Melbourne and Deakin University reveal a worrying increase in children's mental health issues.

What can we do to help children cope?

Join Geelong authors, Sue Lawson and Sue Hindle, to chat about helping children recognise and navigate feelings and emotions, and share how to use their beautiful new book, You Matter - Be Your Own Best Friend.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, 5 October 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

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*IN-PERSON* White Night Geelong

Light Up Your Weekend

White Night is back and returning to Geelong to light up your night with vibrant visual art, music, light projections and family fun.

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre is proud to present Susie Loch’s “Waves” inflatable art installation on the Ground Floor of the Geelong Library.

The Ground Floor, Mezzanine Level and First Floor (Childrens/Youth Floor) of Geelong Library & Heritage Centre will be open for the night until 11.00pm. Entry via Little Malop Street only (exit via Johnstone Park)

 

Saturday, 8 October 2022 - 7:00pm to 1:00am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Joe Bakhmoutski - Simplify Cancer

A Men's World Mental Health Day event

If you are going through a challenging time in your life, it can be difficult to find the right time, or the right words, to talk about it.

After his own struggles with cancer and mental health, this is the challenge that life coach and author Joe Bakhmoutski knows only too well.

In this insightful talk, Joe will share how men can get the support that they want on their terms, and discuss how partners and friends can support their man in a challenging time without throwing him off.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

 

Wednesday, 12 October 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Corio Library

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*ONLINE* Literary Trivia - Flying 1940s

"In the Mood" for some swinging, big-band-infused trivia from the decade that brought us literary classics like "1984" and "The Catcher in the Rye", and the movies "Citizen Kane" and "Casablanca"?

Join us for a fun-filled, light-hearted evening of 1940s-themed trivia and test your knowledge of this humdinger of a decade!

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, 12 October 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Virtual Event

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*IN-PERSON* Edible Plants in Your Neighbourhood

Seed Library event

From fruit trees to weeds, many neighbourhoods are full of edible plants. Why not come along and learn about edible flora in your area?

In this session we will cover the resources and tools available online and through the library to help you to identify edible plants.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

Monday, 24 October 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Newcomb Library

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*ONLINE* Get to Know: Horror

As the spooky season approaches, why not come along and join our hunt for great new Horror reads?

Have you read everything by Dean Koontz, Stephen King or Clive Barker?

Join us as we dive into the Horror genre and help you to discover your next favourite scary author.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

Saturday, 29 October 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual Event

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*IN-PERSON* Guenter Sahr & Charles Manila - The Aubade

Writers' Workshop presented by Geelong Regional Libraries

This is a poetry workshop specifically concerned with the non-prescriptive form of the aubade (leave-taking, lament at parting).

Aubade poems are “daybreak” love songs that welcome the new morning but also lament the end of the night. Thus, it is typically about lovers parting at dawn.

This workshop welcomes interested writers from diverse skill levels, ages 16+.

Ticket prices:
$30/$20 for GRLC Members/$10 concession card holders

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

Saturday, 29 October 2022 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Belmont Library

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Digitise, share and preserve precious family memories at the library

Saving Family Stories will provide people in the local community with free access to equipment and technical support to scan, save, edit and share old negatives, slides, video footage and photographs. This project will allow precious family stories and treasured memories to be shared and enjoyed, and digitally preserved for generations to come.

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Important notice: changes to opening hours

We have modified our operating hours again - please read on for more information.

 

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