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BIG SUMMER READ

State-wide reading program for kids
1 December 2021 - 31 January 2022

Registrations now open!

 

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SPECIALIST COLLECTIONS

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

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.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

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.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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

Creative & Connected

*IN-PERSON* Julie Maclean Writers' Workshop - Flash Fiction

When less is more - the art of the short, short story.

"For sale: baby shoes, never worn." This may be Hemingway's shortest story but it's all there in six words.

Start foraging for inspiration. Feel free to bring along a dream, a pic, a weird experience, a funny headline, a receipt, a fantasy. See it take shape as a work of art.

Suggested read: 7 Flash Fiction Stories That Are Worth (a Tiny Amount of) Your Time. www.electricliterature.com

Please note, there is a fee of $10 for attending this event.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

Saturday, 29 January 2022 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* The Game - Sean Kelly

Author Talk

Sean Kelly is a columnist for the Nine papers and a regular contributor to The Monthly. He was a political adviser to Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard.

What happens when the prime minister views politics as a game?  Sean Kelly gives us the definitive portrait of Scott Morrison – a politician not quite like any other. Morrison understands that politics has become a game – one he is determined to win.  

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Thursday, 3 February 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

*ONLINE* Zero Waste Cooking Demonstration

Open Table's No Waste Cook Club is an interactive cooking experience to help people reduce their food waste at home.

This Webinar is an educational session where our experienced Open Table facilitator will demonstrate one of their No Waste recipes using leftovers (veggie scrap fritters), followed by a Q&A session.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions and engage through the chat function. Participants will receive recipes and resources covered in the webinar.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, 9 February 2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Bodysurfing - Hugh McGinlay

A Catherine Kint Mystery, set in Ocean Grove

Bodysurfing, the third Victoria-based Catherine Kint mystery by Hugh McGinlay, is now out with Clan Destine Press.

Catherine Kint is a gin enthusiast and raconteur with a penchant for men with high cheekbones. She also has the distinction of being Australia’s only milliner sleuth. Her talents with hat pins, and a former occupation as a crime scene investigator, mean she is a force to be reckoned with.  

Author Hugh McGinlay is a writer and musician. These poor life decisions mean he has also worked as bus driver, kitchenhand, singing teacher and seller of dental consumables.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Thursday, 17 February 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Ocean Grove Library

Creative & Connected

*IN-PERSON* Writers' Workshop with Cassie Hounsell

Creative Writing 101

Cassie helps adults learn the basics of story writing, such as building compelling characters and plot development.

Writing is an art, and now more than ever, art is such a important and yet understated aspect in mental health. It provides a space for creative release, and the opportunity to process the world through safe, supported means.

Please note, there is a fee of $10 for attending this event.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

Saturday, 19 February 2022 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Adrian Hyland - Canticle Creek

Author Talk

Two bodies. One long hot summer. A town that will never be the same.

When Adam Lawson’s wrecked car is found a kilometre from Daisy Baker’s body, the whole town assumes it’s an open and shut case. But Jesse Redpath isn’t from Canticle Creek.

Author Adrian Hyland is the award-winning author of Diamond Dove, Gunshot Road and Kinglake-350, which was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award for non-fiction in 2012.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Thursday, 24 February 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Corio Library

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Library closures: Christmas and New Year

Please be advised of library closures during the Christmas/New Year period.

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Creative Collective Memory Arts Project - Workshop Series

We are excited to announce our creative arts workshop series! Nine talented local artists will lead you through a creative process to capture your lived experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Walk and talk with top-notch eAudio

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