Geelong Regional Library Corporation and Deakin University present the Local Word Poetry Prize.
Open to established and emerging writers in poetry.
Entries open 1 April!
New Shelf Love hoodies are here!
Find Shelf Love retail items online, and at the following libraries: Belmont, Geelong West, GLHC, Waurn Ponds and Torquay – and you can now find the whole range...
Find out what's on at the library in March and April.
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Q-Lit’s entirely free all-ages program (featuring authors Leigh Hobbs, Yves Rees, Jasper Peach and many more) will include workshops for children and their families, in-conversations, readings and book signings.
Saturday, 1 April 2023 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
New to the world of computers? Learn the basics of using a mouse and keyboard in a safe and supportive environment.
Become familiar with how to use the basic controls: the mouse and keyboard.
Friday, 31 March 2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Stitch along in this introduction to embroidery session presented by a local Embroidery Guild member.
Bring your own project or start something new!
Friday, 31 March 2023 - 10:30am to 11:30am
"I'll Leave You With This" is a heartbreaking, funny, thought-provoking and honest novel about a brother's legacy and the tangled bonds of sisterhood.
Kylie Ladd is a novelist, psychologist and freelance writer. Her five previous novels have been published in Australia and overseas, and one of her latest, The Way Back, has been optioned for film.
Thursday, 13 April 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Children's Author Talk
Join local author, Dave O'Neill, as he shares his new Children's book, "The Seagull Who Soared". Enjoy the story, ask questions, and get creative with a fun craft activity. All ages.
Geelong Regional Libraries invite you to participate in this children's author talk with local author, Dave O'Neill, as he shares his new picture storybook, “The Seagull who Soared”.
Friday, 14 April 2023 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Writers' Workshop presented by Geelong Regional Libraries
A session for those who may not have any writing underway and are seeking a way ‘in’. It covers all the building blocks of a novel: character, dialogue, setting and plot. Each segment has fun exercises designed to stimulate the thinking of participants about how these areas work, providing them some writing tools with which to develop their own work.
A short break will be provided mid-way through the workshop, coffee and tea will be provided. Some prior efforts at writing would be preferable but not necessary.
$30pp or $20 for Geelong Regional Libraries Members (free to join), or $10 Concession/Students.
Saturday, 15 April 2023 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Join us in our beautiful new meeting space at the Queenscliff Hub for an afternoon with the bestselling, acclaimed and beloved author, Toni Jordan, discussing her new book 'Prettier If She Smiled More'.
Join us for light refreshments and a great conversation!
Tickets are $20pp or $10pp for Geelong Regional Library Corporation members (membership is free and available online).
Saturday, 15 April 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
The hidden history of Australia's other bushrangers. Presented as part of the Australian Heritage Festival, running Tuesday 18 April to Thursday 18 May 2023.
MEG FOSTER is an award-winning historian of banditry, settler colonial and public history, and a Research Fellow at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. She was awarded the 2018 Aboriginal History Award from the History Council of New South Wales, has published academically as well as in popular publications like Overland and Australian Book Review and has a passion for connecting history with the contemporary world.
Thursday, 20 April 2023 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Bestselling author Amanda Hampson returns with a wickedly witty cosy crime novel.
The Tea Ladies is set in Sydney in the swinging sixties and is ideal for fans of The Thursday Murder Club series. In Sydney, 1965, at Empire Fashionwear, upstairs are upstairs, downstairs are downstairs, and the tea ladies see it all. But times are changing and there's murder afoot!
Thursday, 27 April 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Australian authors have created many fantastic stories over the years: why not join us as we explore local stories and discover new authors?
Friday, 28 April 2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Terang-based author Jim McIntyre joins us to talk about his book - and the even more remarkable story behind the book!
Set in Russia, Melbourne, and the Dandenongs, and drawing on his five years living in Moscow in the aftermath of communism's collapse, Nikolai the Perfect was twice nominated in The Age survey of Australian writers' Top Ten reads for 2020.
Friday, 28 April 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Winter opening hours will come into effect from 29 May until 1 October.
Due to urgent mechanical repairs, there are disruptions to our Mobile Library services over the coming weeks.