What's On at Geelong Regional Libraries - Winter 2019 Brochure Cover Featuring Yassmin Abdel-Magied
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Our Winter edition of the What's On brochure is out now!
 

Heritage Centre

 

Unlock the rich history of Geelong and surrounding regions online!

Victoria’s largest regional archive is now just a click away. Search the Geelong Heritage Centre collections online and uncover the many treasures that exist...

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Libraries Change Lives is a state-wide campaign which highlights the positive impacts that Victorian public libraries have on their communities

Kanopy Streaming Video
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The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available to members of Geelong Regional Libraries, providing access to 30,000 films for free.

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ADAM ROZENBACHS – PARIS AND OTHER DISAPPOINTMENTS

Sick of going overseas and enjoying himself, comedian Adam Rozenbachs takes his father on the trip of a lifetime to Europe. For his dad, it was a chance to return to the place he hasn’t seen since fleeing post-war Germany as an immigrant. For Adam, it was a chance to repay his dad for everything he’d given him in life. As it turned out, after three weeks of travel, Adam decided not killing his dad was more than enough repayment.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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LUCY TRELOAR – WOLFE ISLAND

Kitty Hawke, the last inhabitant of a dying island sinking into the wind-lashed Chesapeake Bay, has resigned herself to annihilation... Until one night her granddaughter rows ashore, desperate and begging for sanctuary. And when trouble comes following her granddaughter, no one is more surprised than Kitty to find she will fight to save her as fiercely as her name suggests. A richly imagined and mythic parable of home and kin that cements Lucy Treloar's place as one of our most acclaimed novelists.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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LIVING WITH BACKYARD CHICKENS

Kerrie and Megan, from Our Life Our Way, have 40 years of collective experience living with backyard chickens. In this session they will discuss chickens as part of the backyard closed loop system, and the basics of what chickens need to stay healthy, happy and productive. 
This chicken chat is for anyone new to or thinking about living with backyard chickens.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

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REMEMBERING THE END – SPANISH FLU TALK


Amidst the celebrations at the end of World War I, a new threat was emerging: the Spanish flu, a highly contagious and deadly form of influenza, spread from Europe throughout the world. Learn more about the fascinating history and epidemiology of the Spanish flu from University of Melbourne Professorial Fellow, John Mathews.

Thursday, 5 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Leopold Library

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ANTONY LOEWENSTEIN – PILLS, POWDER AND SMOKE

Like the never-ending war on terror, the drugs war is a multi-billion-dollar industry that won’t go down without a fight. Its direct results have included mass incarceration in the US, extreme violence in different parts of the world, the backing of dictatorships, and surging drug addiction globally. Author, writer and filmmaker Antony Loewenstein is a Jerusalem-based Australian journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, the BBC, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, and many others. Pills, Powder, and Smoke investigates the individuals, officials, activists, victims, DEA agents, and traffickers caught up in this deadly war.

Word for Word Festival Preview Week

Two special non-fiction author encounters to whet your appetite ahead of Word for Word festival in November. www.wordforwordfestival.com.au

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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REBEKAH ROBERTSON – ABOUT A GIRL

In 2000, Rebekah Robertson gave birth to twin boys, George and Harry. But as they grew older, their preferences began to show, and by the age of three it was clear Georgie was drawn to anything that was pretty or had a skirt that could swirl. Rebekah and her husband united in their determination to help her live freely and fearlessly. Their case was the start of the long road to justice for transgender children in Australia and became the basis of the 2013 landmark decision to remove the Family Court’s jurisdiction. This is Rebekah Robertson’s extraordinary personal story of raising her transgender child, Georgie Stone, who has become a voice not just for other transgender kids – but for an emerging generation.

Word for Word Festival Preview Week

Two special non-fiction author encounters to whet your appetite ahead of Word for Word festival in November. www.wordforwordfestival.com.au

Thursday, 12 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Steps to accessing aged care

Understand the access and support you need with aged care.  This free information session run by Estia Health will explain how to navigate the aged care system from home care to residential care including how to access government funding, the benefits of respite care if you are a carer, and how to volunteer.  There will be time to ask questions and morning tea will be provided.

Friday, 20 September 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Leopold Library

eKnow How

Introduction to Kanopy

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries. Come and learn how it works. 

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Creative & Connected

Paint your Project

Come to this interactive session where Bradley from local business Games Workshop will talk to participants about the art of painting models and miniatures, sharing some tips and tricks before everyone spreads out and works on their own pieces in a warm, friendly and inclusive environment.

Saturday, 21 September 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Corio Library

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CLASSIC MOVIE SCREENING WITH KANOPY

Join us and experience Kanopy, a film streaming service available to all library users, as we watch a classic movie from Hollywood's golden era. 

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All About Kids!

Children's Week LEGO® Challenge

Join other LEGO® fans as we celebrate Children's Week with the ultimate LEGO® challenge. What will you build? All Ages. 

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Belmont Library

All About Kids!

Launch of the Carnegie Hall Lullaby Project

Join us for a unique and tranquil concert at the Dome. Members of Geelong Symphony Orchestra will perform original lullabies, written by local families in collaboration with Scully's Singing Stories, as well as traditional lullabies from all around the world. The Geelong based Carnegie Hal Lullaby Project aims to support maternal health, strenghen the bond between parent and child and aid child development. 

Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Cave, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Alison Lester and Scully's Singing Stories

Come and meet Alison Lester! Alison has created more than 40 children's picture books including family favourites Magic Beach, Noni the Pony and Kissed by the Moon. Join us for a special story time for the launch of her new book The Painted Ponies. There'll be craft activities and local musical collaborator Michelle Scully will lead families on a magical musical journey through Alison's books. Attendees will have the chance to purchase books and have them signed by the author. 

Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Cave, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Make and Learn

Participate in this four-week program that includes stop motion animation, Scratch 3.0, SpheroBolt and more. No bookings required. Age 8+

Wednesday, 7 August 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Belmont Library

All About Kids!

Coding with Edison Robots

The Edison robot is a powerful, engaging tool for learning computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way. With built-in sensors Edison can respond to light and sound, follow lines, avoid obstacles, and communicate with other Edison robots. Join us for this 4 week course to explore coding with Edison robots. For bookings please contact Bannockburn Library on 5281 2367.

Please note:

  • The Tuesday course is for ages 8+
  • The Friday course is for ages 12+

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Bannockburn Library

All About Kids!

Preschool Story Time

Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.
No booking required.
For a complete downloadable timetable of all our story times across all of our branches, please visit the following page grlc.vic.gov.au/learn/little-readers/events-little-readers

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All About Kids!

Writing Cadets

Join our 4-week writing course at the Dome. Try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use ours.
No booking required. Ages 8+

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

The Drama Games

Lights, camera, action! Join us for imaginative theatrical fun and take part in a range of drama games designed to maximise interaction and laughter. Please note this is a 4-week course. 

No experience required. No booking required. Ages 8+

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Torquay Library

Holiday Stuff for Youth

MOVIE NIGHT

Join us for pizza and a movie (M Rated movie). In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. Bookings essential as places are strictly limited. Contact Tania, City of Greater Geelong Youth Development Officer on 0400 555 273. Ages 12-18

Friday, 4 October 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Newcomb Library

eKnow How

Makerspace Mondays

Would you like to be 3D scanned? Want to experience virtual reality? Come along and learn about these amazing technologies.
No bookings required.

Please note this session does not run on Monday 10 June as it is a public holiday. 

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Western Heights College Library - Closed for Curriculum Day

Patrons are advised that Western Heights College Library will be closed on Thursday 5 September due to a Curriculum Day.

The Dome

Venue Hire Options

Level 5 of the Dome features a flexible, multi-purpose event space with capacity to seat up to 300 people and high-end audiovisual technology make this the perfect venue for business events, receptions, dinners and weddings.

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