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Find out what's on at the library this July and August. 

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Has it been a while since you last explored the library? There's never been a better time to get back to visiting and borrowing! 

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Temporary opening hours are in place from Wednesday 30 March until Friday 1 July 2022 for some libraries.

 

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Our Seed Library is now available for you to obtain free seeds for your garden and help build a collection of seeds for others!

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We’re going fine free – permanently! From Saturday 11 December, overdue fines will be wiped from our members’ account and will no longer accrue.

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Dr Neela Janakiramanan - The Registrar

Author In-conversation

Offering a rare insight into the world of a surgeon-in-the-making from one who has actually survived it. In conversation with Dr Cassandra Szoeke, author of Secrets of Women's Healthy Ageing.

Sometimes in hospital people die - but not all of them should. Told with compassion, skill and emotional heart, this gripping and moving novel goes behind the headlines to reveal the human experience of being both doctor and patient in a medical system at breaking point.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Anthony Car - Waterfalls of the Otway Ranges

Secrets of a waterfall hunter...if you love the Otways and discovering hidden waterfalls, this event is for you!

Writer and explorer Anthony Car will be delivering an author talk and selling and signing copies of his fabulous book, Waterfalls of the Otway Ranges.

In what has been an eight-year odyssey, Anthony provides GPS co-ordinates, topographical mapping, the number of tiers in each waterfall, tier heights, total height, the name of the water course and a first-hand description of each waterfall.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Friday, 22 July 2022 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Colac Library

Special Events

*IN-PERSON* Patriarchy, Power and Privilege

In Partnership with Geelong Women's Union Network

A panel discussion exploring the structures, processes and dominant knowledge that patriarchy invites and examining the consequences of this, and what we need to do to create change.

This event is presented in partnership with Geelong Women's Union Network free of charge but bookings are required.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Wednesday, 3 August 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Franca Di Pietro - Life with a Psychopath

Author Talk

A debut drama/thriller about living with a psychopath and dealing with toxic relationships.

This event is free of charge however bookings are required.

Please note, this event may include readings, media, and discussion around topics such as sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, physical violence, and identity-based discrimination and harassment.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Thursday, 11 August 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Corio Library

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Jock Serong - The Settlement

Author In-conversation

In The Settlement, Jock Serong reimagines the ill-fated exploits of George Augustus Robinson at the settlement of Wybalenna - a venture whose cruelty might stand for the colonial enterprise itself.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Wednesday, 14 September 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*ONLINE* Dr Joëlle Gergis - Humanity's Moment

Author In-conversation

Joëlle shows us that the solutions we need to live sustainably already exist - we just need the social movement and political will to create a better world.

Dr Joëlle Gergis is an award-winning climate scientist and writer at the Australian National University. She is an internationally recognised expert in Australian and Southern Hemisphere climate variability and change who served as a lead author for the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report – a global, state-of-the art review of climate change science.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

Creative & Connected

*IN-PERSON* Claire Varley - Rewriting Our Inner Critic

Writers' Workshop presented by Geelong Regional Libraries

Learn how to 'turn down the volume' on your inner critic and get creative!

A supported ‘self-help pep-talk’ session to help writers (or those too scared to call themselves a writer) overcome self-doubt and the mental roadblocks to putting pen to paper.

The session will cover common myths and barriers that get in the way of creativity, with supported activities to help participants turn down the volume on their inner critic and get creating.

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

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Saturday, 24 September 2022 - 10:30am to 1:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Join Up in July!

Has your library membership lapsed? Do you have family or friends who aren’t yet library members? It’s time to Join Up in July and go into the draw to win great prizes!

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Important notice: Library opening hours and COVID-19

Please be advised of temporary reduced opening hours at libraries across our network from 30 March until 3 June.

 

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