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Local Word Writers Festival is back!

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Celebrate NAIDOC Week at the Library!

Amplify voices long-silenced, aid in truth-telling and celebrate First Nations culture with events, activities and displays on offer across our library network

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WINTER LIBRARY FOOD DRIVE

We're now accepting non-perishable food donations at our libraries over the winter months until 31 August. Donate what you can today.

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New What's On brochure out now!

Discover all the highlight events happening at the library this July and August.

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The annual Local Word Poetry Prize is now open.

Open to established and emerging writers.

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2024 Local Word Writing Prize winners announced

The results are in! Discover the winner and runner-up writers from our annual prize and read their winning entries.

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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...

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Special Events

Build a better business seminar

Experienced business owners, and founders of SME Advisory, Bill Winter and Mark Edmonds present practical advice on setting up a business.

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Wednesday, 31 July 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Drysdale Library

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The Future of Space Exploration

Join Kate Green, a member of the Astronomical Society of Victoria as she discusses the future of space exploration, and whether it will involve humans or robots. 

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Wednesday, 17 July 2024 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Drysdale Library

All About Kids! man on the moon

The Moon Landing Revisited

See a life-sized replica of the lunar model (weather permitting), make a pocket-sized solar system and watch original footage of the moon landing with the family.

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Saturday, 20 July 2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Drysdale Library

Special Events

Bellarine Disability Fair

Explore new and existing disability services in the Bellarine Peninsula that can help you meet particular needs and can help expand opportunities.

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Wednesday, 31 July 2024 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Leopold Library

Heritage

Gathering Place: Western Gully exhibition

Explore the early history of Djilang through early drawings, photographs and maps: a tale woven along Western Gully, winding its way from Geelong West to Corio Bay.

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Tuesday, 9 July 2024 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Lorraine Smith - Journey of a Lost Manuscript

The true story of a sixteenth century manuscript found inside a copy of Alice in Wonderland in a second hand bookshop. Join Lorraine as she chats about her reseaarch.

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Thursday, 18 July 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Corio Library

Author Encounters

Graeme Simsion - The Novel Project

Join bestselling novelist Graeme Simsion for a free writers' seminar covering the end-to-end writing process. Book sales and author signings available.

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Tuesday, 23 July 2024 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist - The Glass House

Attend this in conversation event with acclaimed authors Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist about their latest novel. Book sales and author signings available.

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Tuesday, 23 July 2024 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Michelle See-Tho - Jade and Emerald

Hear from the author of this fierce and deeply felt novel about the joys and pains of growing up, of accepting who you are and where you come from.

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Thursday, 25 July 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Geelong West Library

Author Encounters

Anna Kate Blair & Rijn Collins - Warm Winter Words session

Emerging authors Anna Kate Blair and Rijn Collins discuss themes of art, personal crisis, identity, passion, obsession and feeling like an outsider.

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Saturday, 27 July 2024 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Author Encounters

Book Club event with Rijn Collins

Rijn Collins hosts special discussion of her debut novel, Fed to Red Birds.  If you aren’t a member of a book club, don’t worry! The session is free and open to all

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Sunday, 28 July 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Apollo Bay Library

Author Encounters

Hayley Scrivenor - Girl Falling

Join crime novelist Hayley Scrivenor, as she discusses her brandnew book – a tale that forces us to confront the stories we tell ourselves about the people we love.

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Wednesday, 31 July 2024 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Leopold Library

Creative & Connected

Crime writing workshop with Victoria Spicer

Join author Victoria Spicer and discover aspects of crime writing. In partnership with Midwinter Words Writers’ Weekend. Tickets $30 (for full weekend).

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Saturday, 3 August 2024 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Drysdale Library

Special Events

Gender equality in Geelong

Come along to panel session in support of the state government's gender parity target at this year’s council elections. With Libby Coker and Gayle Tierney.

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Thursday, 8 August 2024 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Biyal-a Armstrong Creek Library opens 1 August

We are delighted to announce that the brand new Biyal-a Armstrong Creek Library opens to our community on Thursday 1 August!

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Local Word Writers Festival is back for 2024

We're proud to present the 2024 Local Word Writers Festival for writers and readers.

 

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