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Geelong Regional Libraries’ branches & mobile libraries have now re-opened, with shorter opening hours in effect until Monday 6 July.

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Your Library @ Home is a range of free, informative and entertaining content accessible from anywhere!

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Explore our extensive eCollections from the comfort of your home!

Special Events

THOMAS MAYOR - FINDING THE HEART OF THE NATION

The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth
Since the Uluru Statement from the Heart was formed in 2017, Thomas Mayor has travelled around the country to promote its vision of a better future for Indigenous Australians. He’s visited communities big and small, often with the Uluru Statement canvas rolled up in a tube under his arm. Through the story of his own journey and interviews with 20 key people, Thomas taps into a deep sense of our shared humanity. The voices within these chapters make clear what the Uluru Statement is and why it is so important.
This is a book for all Australians.

Thomas will be joined in conversation by Wadawurrung woman Corrina Eccles.

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Wednesday, 8 July 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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JENNIFER ACKERMAN - THE BIRD WAY

A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think
Jennifer Ackerman is the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, and has been writing about science, nature, and human biology for almost three decades. Join her online from her home in the USA in a twitchers' event you won't want to miss!

Jennifer is joining us online from the USA and will be talking with renowned Australian birdwatcher, Sean Dooley, author of The Big Twitch and National Public Affairs Manager for Birdlife Australia. He is currently presenting the 'squawkback' segment on ABC Melbourne radio every Thursday afternoon.

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Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

Author Encounters

KAYTE NUNN - THE SILK HOUSE

Weaving. Healing. Haunting. This is the spellbinding story of a mysterious boarding school sheltering a centuries-old secret, by the bestselling author of The Botanist’s Daughter and The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant. Intoxicating, haunting and inspired by the author's background, The Silk House is an exceptional gothic mystery.
Kayte joins us in conversation with local author Jennifer Kloester.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

Author Encounters

CHRIS FLYNN - MAMMOTH

Mammoth is an outrageously clever literary fiction/creative non-fiction hybrid romp through history that is endlessly entertaining, engaging, and endearing. Narrated by a 13,000-year-old extinct American mastodon, Mammoth is the (mostly) true story of how the skull of a Tyrannosaurus bataar, the fossilized bones of a dire wolf, a pterodactyl, a prehistoric penguin, the severed hand of an Egyptian mummy and the narrator himself came to be on sale at a natural history auction in New York in 2007.

Mammoth author Chris Flynn will be joined in conversation by Clare Wright OAM, an award-winning historian, author, broadcaster and public commentator who has worked in politics, academia and the media.

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Wednesday, 29 July 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Author Encounters

KATE GRENVILLE - A ROOM MADE OF LEAVES

Kate Grenville, one of Australia’s most cherished and bestselling authors, has released her first novel in almost ten years. A Room Made of Leaves is the story of an intimate and emotional romance involving Elizabeth Macarthur, an early heroine of Australian wool farming, and a soaring Australian historical adventure about the early days of this country’s colonisation.
Facilitated by writer, journalist, former broadcaster, curator and photographer, ​Caroline Baum.

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Tuesday, 4 August 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Author Encounters

JOHN WOOD - HOW I CLAWED MY WAY TO THE MIDDLE

A delightful peek behind the curtains at the life of John Wood, one of Australia’s most beloved actors. From working class beginnings in Melbourne through to rubbing shoulders with some of the best and brightest in Australia’s acting scene, John takes the reader on an enchanting jaunt through his childhood to his time on the silver screen.

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

All About Kids!

**ONLINE PROGRAM** Preschool Science Club @ Home

Welcome to ‘Preschool Science Club @ Home’, a self-paced video series to help you and your child explore scientific enquiry methods together, using everyday objects found in your home. Ages 3-5 years.

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*ONLINE EVENT* Active Citizenship in the age of COVID-19

Do you want to change the world? Learn about engaging with Australia’s political system, beginning online petitions, contacting the press and talking to your local member of parliament. Discover how you can be a force for change, large or small.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Creative & Connected

**ONLINE EVENT** Purl Jam Digital Yarn

Drop in on our Zoom session for a relaxing yarn with friends. Join forces with us to help KOGO- Knit One, Give One, the non-profit organisation supplying winter woollies to Victorians in need. All skill levels welcome.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENTOnce you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session. 

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Creative & Connected

**ONLINE EVENT** Virtual Book Chat

Come along and enjoy a conversation about books you have been reading and hear recommendations from others.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Multiple Times
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eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* Edit photos on your device

Learn how to use photo editing apps to make your photos look clearer, brighter and sharper. Bring along your own device and photos and learn some simple techniques to dramatically improve their quality.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Thursday, 9 July 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual Event

Creative & Connected

**ONLINE EVENT** Writers Aloud

Looking to share your writing in a safe, online environment? Come and share an original piece of writing with a small and appreciative audience via Zoom (video conferencing). Writing can be poetry, prose, travel writing - whatever you like - but should be limited to five minutes. This is a great opportunity to share your writing and meet other local writers.

Multiple Times
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Creative & Connected

**ONLINE EVENT** Virtual Movie Chat

Join us via Zoom (video conferencing platform) and enjoy a conversation about movies you have been watching and hear recommendations from others.

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eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* eNewspapers for free

Read the latest magazines & newspapers for free and delivered straight to your device. Learn how to navigate the library's Australian & international publication platforms & find magazines & news in a wide range of languages.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* Fake news: what it is and how to spot it

Talk of ‘fake news’ is all over the media at the moment. But what is fake news, and, more importantly, how are you going to avoid being misled by a fake story? This workshop will help you develop techniques for identifying fake news and scrutinising what you read online.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Thursday, 16 July 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Creative & Connected

*ONLINE EVENT* Veggie Gardening for Beginners

Now may be the perfect time to learn how to grow your own vegetables at home. We will discuss setting up your vegetable garden, growing from seed, greenhouses, straw bale gardening, the pitfalls, the triumphs and the pests!

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in, you will be sent an email with a link to join the session.

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* eBooks on your tablet

Would you like to borrow books from the library and read them on your iPad or Android tablet? Then download the free Bolinda Borrowbox App from the app store/Google Play, come along to this session and let us show you how.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual Event

eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* Getting the most from Ancestry Library Edition

Come along and explore the features of Ancestry Library Edition to help you find those elusive ancestors.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Thursday, 23 July 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual Event

eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* Stream Music Online

This workshop will help you explore the world of online music streaming. Access millions of songs, discover music you’ve never encountered before, and let apps deliver you daily curated lists of what you enjoy.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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*ONLINE EVENT* Introduction to eCollections

Would you like to know more about what eCollections we have to offer? In this session we will introduce you to: Bolinda Borrowbox - where you can access free e-books and e-audiobooks online, Kanopy - where you can stream movies, documentaries and children's shows, RB Digital - to download magazines in an extensive range of genres and Mango Languages - for free language courses online.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual Event

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Exciting changes on the way!

We are busy planning for some exciting changes to the way we communicate with you about library events and programs.

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Introducing BorrowBox Unlimited

All GRLC members now have immediate access to a great selection of eBook and eAudiobook titles, without any loan queues.

Recommended Reads: 2020 Davitt Crime Awards Longlist

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