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Has it been a while since you last explored the library? There's never been a better time to get back to visiting and borrowing! 

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VIGEX International Photo Exhibition 2022

The annual competition is open to all professional and amateur photographers around the world and the exhibition is the best 70 images from about 2000 entries. 

On show from Saturday 15th October until Sunday 30th October 2022

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Saturday, 15 October 2022 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Australian of the Year 2022 Exhibition

Celebrate the eight extraordinary state and territory recipients of the 2022 Australian of the Year Awards, including national winner Dylan Alcott AO.

On show from Wednesday 12th October to Sunday 13th November.

A travelling exhibition from the National Museum of Australia developed in collaboration with the National Australia Day Council

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Wednesday, 12 October 2022 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Orchestra Geelong Seniors Concerts

CANCELLED: 

Orchestra Geelong is sorry to announce that our concert for the Geelong Seniors Festival (Oct 15 2022) is cancelled. This is due to us unfortunately finding ourselves without a conductor (a very important role in an orchestra) and not being able to find a replacement at short notice. We look forward to rescheduling this event in 2023 and hope to have the pleasure of your attendance then.

 

 

Saturday, 15 October 2022 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

*IN-PERSON* White Night Geelong

Light Up Your Weekend

White Night is back and returning to Geelong to light up your night with vibrant visual art, music, light projections and family fun.

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre is proud to present Susie Loch’s “Waves” inflatable art installation on the Ground Floor of the Geelong Library.

The Ground Floor, Mezzanine Level and First Floor (Childrens/Youth Floor) of Geelong Library & Heritage Centre will be open for the night until 11.00pm. Entry via Little Malop Street only (exit via Johnstone Park)

Saturday, 8 October 2022 - 7:00pm to 11:00am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Joe Bakhmoutski - Simplify Cancer

A Men's World Mental Health Day event

After his own struggles with cancer and mental health, this is the challenge that life coach and author Joe Bakhmoutski knows only too well.

In this insightful talk, Joe will share how men can get the support that they want on their terms, and discuss how partners and friends can support their man in a challenging time without throwing him off.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, 12 October 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Corio Library

Creative & Connected

*ONLINE* Literary Trivia - Flying 1940s

"In the Mood" for some swinging, big-band-infused trivia from the decade that brought us literary classics like "1984" and "The Catcher in the Rye", and the movies "Citizen Kane" and "Casablanca"?

Join us for a fun-filled, light-hearted evening of 1940s-themed trivia and test your knowledge of this humdinger of a decade!

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Wednesday, 12 October 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Virtual Event

Creative & Connected

*IN-PERSON* Edible Plants in Your Neighbourhood

Seed Library event

From fruit trees to weeds, many neighbourhoods are full of edible plants. Why not come along and learn about edible flora in your area?

In this session we will cover the resources and tools available online and through the library to help you to identify edible plants.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Monday, 24 October 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Newcomb Library

Creative & Connected

*ONLINE* Get to Know: Horror

As the spooky season approaches, why not come along and join our hunt for great new Horror reads?

Have you read everything by Dean Koontz, Stephen King or Clive Barker?

Join us as we dive into the Horror genre and help you to discover your next favourite scary author.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Saturday, 29 October 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual Event

Creative & Connected

*IN-PERSON* Guenter Sahr & Charles Manila - The Aubade

Writers' Workshop presented by Geelong Regional Libraries

This is a poetry workshop specifically concerned with the non-prescriptive form of the aubade (leave-taking, lament at parting).

Aubade poems are “daybreak” love songs that welcome the new morning but also lament the end of the night. Thus, it is typically about lovers parting at dawn.

This workshop welcomes interested writers from diverse skill levels, ages 16+.

Ticket prices:
$30/$20 for GRLC Members/$10 concession card holders

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Saturday, 29 October 2022 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Belmont Library

Author Encounters

Des Molloy - The Last Hurrah - from Beijing to Arnhem

Travel writer and adventurer

Writer of real-life global motorcycle adventures across five continents on British classic motorcyles.

Des is an award-winner for a written piece, Motorcycling as Therapy, and his presentation also covers the advantages of motorcycling for mental health and well-being.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Wednesday, 2 November 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Lara Library

Creative & Connected

Saving Family Stories

Introduction to the Photo and Video Digitisation Station

Get those photos, VHS tapes, slides and film negatives out of storage and learn how you can bring them to digital life, ready to share with family and friends! This orientation session will provide you with an overview of using our photo and video digitisation station equipment, information on what you'll need to bring to convert your old slides, film negatives and VHS tapes, and how to book your individual session to start digitising your family stories! You are welcome to bring along a slide, photo or negative to share and practise with.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Monday, 7 November 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Belmont Library

Author Encounters

Melissa Doyle - Fifteen Seconds of Brave Tour

Author In-conversation

Join us to chat with Melissa Doyle, an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years' experience.

As co-host of Ch 7's Sunrise, she covered many significant events in both Australian and overseas.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Tuesday, 8 November 2022 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Learn to Use: Google Photos

Got lots of photos on your smartphone or tablet and want to know how to store them?

Maybe you've digitised old family slides and negatives and you want to learn how to share them with others?

Come along to this session for an introduction to Google Photos - a free photo sharing and storing service. Feel free to bring your own laptop, or use one provided by the library.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, 9 November 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Belmont Library

eKnow How

Learn to use: eMagazines and eNewspapers

Want to read the latest magazines and newspapers delivered straight to your device for free using your library membership?

Bring along your own device to get started.

Register now!

Thursday, 10 November 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Rachael Johns - The Work Wives

Author In-conversation

Rachael Johns is currently Australia's leading writer of contemporary relationship stories around women's issues, a genre she has coined 'life-lit'.

Her latest novel will make you laugh, cry and wonder what secrets your friends are keeping!

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2022 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Mindfulness and Meditation on your Device

Get your Zen on and explore the range of free mindfulness and meditation resources available to you from our diverse collection.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Friday, 18 November 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Chilwell Library

Author Encounters

Lorraine Smith - Journey of a Lost Manuscript

Author Talk

Bookshop owner and author Lorraine Smith reveals the results of her eighteen months of research in this fascinating easy-to-read narrative.

In 2014 a customer in a Warrnambool second hand bookshop found a sixteenth century parchment from Yorkshire inside a copy of Alice in Wonderland.

Book shop owner and author Lorraine Smith joins us to reveal the fascinating results of her 18 months of research into this old world discovery.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Leopold Library

Creative & Connected

Learn to Use: Visible Mending

Learn how to give your clothes a new life with visible mending!

Bring in jeans or other items of clothing in need of repair for this hands-on workshop.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, 23 November 2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Chilwell Library

eKnow How

Saving Family Stories - Digital Storytelling

Make an amazing movie using your own photos with the iMovie app on your iPad!

Learn how to add music and captions to photos to tell a digital story about a special person, event or trip using iMovie on your iPad.

Bring along your iPad and photos saved to your device.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, 23 November 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Belmont Library

Author Encounters

Dr Matt Agnew - Dr Matt's Guide to Life in Space

Author In-conversation

Dr Matt Agnew (from TV's The Bachelor 2019) takes us through this fun, information-packed, fascinating look at life in space.

The search for Planet B. Why Earth is so special? And where are the aliens?

Dr Matt Agnew (from TV’s The Bachelor 2019) takes us through this fun, information-packed, fascinating look at life in space.

Sit back, relax, let your imagination run wild and enjoy this scientific journey.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Wednesday, 23 November 2022 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Geelong Regional Libraries Arts and Craft Market Day

Calling all local makers, artists and creatives! We invite you to submit an expression of interest (EOI) to sell your wares and creations at Geelong Regional Libraries Arts and Craft Market Day on Saturday 3 December 2022.

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Important notice: changes to opening hours

We have modified our operating hours again - please read on for more information.

 

Miles Franklin Literary Award 2022

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