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Click & Collect now available!

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The September/October edition of the What's On brochure is out now!

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The first-ever Geelong Regional Libraries app is here!

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SPECIALIST COLLECTIONS

Our specialist collections group together favourite and unique genres, sub-genres, themes and authors.

Author Encounters

*ONLINE* Narrelle M Harris - Sherlock Holmes With A Twist

*PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED ONLINE DUE TO THE CURRENT LOCKDOWNS*

Author In-conversation

Join Narrelle M Harris and Lucy Sussex in conversation about The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology (Clan Destine Press). 

Sherlock Holmes, the character created by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is now arguably the world’s most famous fictional detective. 

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Thursday, 28 October 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Luke Keogh - The Wardian Case

How a Simple Box Moved Plants and Changed the World

Join the 2021 Winner of the 2021 of the State Library of NSW's General History Prize

In this generous and carefully written account, Luke Keogh brings a curator’s eye to produce a detailed history of one object—but it’s so much more than that.

Luke is the Curator at the National Wool Museum in Geelong.

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Thursday, 11 November 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

Author Encounters

*ONLINE* Fiona McIntosh - The Spy's Wife

Author In-conversation

Discussing the highly anticipated new historical adventure from the bestselling author of The Champagne War.

This new historical novel is as lush as it is tense and adventuresome. It’s the fish out of water tale as a young woman from a sleepy railway hamlet in the north of Yorkshire is drawn into intrigue and becomes responsible for protecting lives and a nation as she meets the right person at the wrong time. Set in 1930s Britain and Germany.

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Thursday, 11 November 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

Author Encounters

*ONLINE* David Hunt - Girt Nation

Author In-conversation

David will be appearing with special guest Facilitator Charles Firth to discuss Girt Nation, The Unauthorised History of Australia Volume 3.

David Hunt tramples the tall poppies of the past in charting Australia’s transformation from aspiration to nation – an epic tale of charlatans and costermongers, of bush bards and bushier beards, of workers and women who weren’t going to take it anymore.

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Tuesday, 16 November 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

Special Events

*IN-PERSON* Looby Film Screening

Presented by Geelong Gallery and Geelong Regional Library Corporation

A film about controversial artist and Archibald Prize Winner Keith Looby, followed by a Q&A with the film's producers Merilyn Alt and Sean Murphy.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Archibald Prize, and the Archie 100 exhibition at Geelong Gallery, join us for a free screening of Looby, a documentary on controversial painter and winner of the 1984 Archibald Prize, Keith Looby. 

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s producers Merilyn Alt and Sean Murphy.

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Saturday, 27 November 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

*IN-PERSON* Sue Lawson - Writers' Workshop: Editing

Writers' Workshop presented by Geelong Regional Libraries

Finished your first draft? Congratulations.  Now the real work begins.

A completed first draft is just the start of the writing journey. 

The workshop will include discussions, sharing of ideas, techniques and resources as well as writing exercises to improve imagery, develop characters and tighten dialogue.

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Saturday, 4 December 2021 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Cassandra Szoeke

Secrets of Women's Healthy Ageing

The research-based approach to ageing well.

Secrets of Women's Healthy Ageing draws on the findings of a unique study that has focused on the health of more than four hundred women in their mid-to-late lives. Over the past thirty years a team of international investigators has compiled a remarkable amount of data, aiming to raise awareness of modifiable risk factors in women's health.

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Wednesday, 8 December 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Barwon Heads Library temporarily closed

Barwon Heads Library is temporarily closed as a precaution, due to a positive COVID-19 case at the Barwon Heads Primary School.

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The Geelong Regional Libraries' app

The Geelong Regional Libraries’ app is your portal to the library, easily accessible from your mobile device.

The app is compatible with both Apple and Android phones and tablets and is available now through the iOS App Store and Google Play. 

 

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