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We’re excited to be able to once again offer group bookings for our beautiful spaces at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.

 

Special Events

 

If you missed the Word for Word Festival’s ‘Life, Changing’ online program, don’t worry!

All 15 festival events are now available to purchase On Demand from the website until 31 December 2020.

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We are pleased to be able to increase visitor capacity and time limits in library branches.

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Click & Collect is now available - find out more below.

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The November/December edition of the What’s On brochure is out now!



 

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

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Our new Click & Deliver Home Delivery Service delivers books to your front door - learn more below. 

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Explore our extensive eCollections from the comfort of your home!

Author Encounters

*ONLINE* Barry Jones – What Is To Be Done

When Sleepers, Wake! was released in Australia almost four decades ago, it immediately became influential around the world. Now its author, the polymath and former politician Barry Jones, turns his attention to what has happened since — especially to politics, health, and our climate in the digital age — and to the challenges faced by increasingly fragile democracies and public institutions. What Is to Be Done is a long-awaited work from Jones on the challenges of modernity and what must be done to meet them.

Barry Jones was born in Geelong, Victoria, and educated at Melbourne High School and the University of Melbourne, where he studied arts and law. At the age of 87, he is officially recognised as a national living treasure.

REGISTER HERE

 

Wednesday, 2 December 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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*ONLINE* Analogue Iran by Ali MC

In August and September 2019, documentary photographer Ali MC spent four weeks capturing the diversity of Iran through black and white 35mm film. The result is Analog Iran, an online exhibition which explores the diversity of a country that is often stereotyped in the media.  From the border of Afghanistan to the bustling metropolis of Tehran, these photographs bring to life the everyday lives of Iranian people.  Ali’s work shows the tension between the hospitality and graciousness of the Iranian people, and the constant political and economic pressures of daily life.

Join us for this wonderful presentation of his stunning photographs, and tales of his travels through this amazing part of the world.

REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, 8 December 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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*ONLINE* Summer Lunchtime Series - New Year, New You!

Join us for this summer series of lunch time workshops and presentations all designed to get you into shape - physically, mentally, spiritually - for what we all hope will be a better year ahead!

Tuesday 12 January at 12.00pm  – Paris Jay, Dietician - Healthy eating principles and nutrition recommendations for optimal health 

Thursday 14 January at 12.00pm  – Tanya Lewis, The Eco Organiser® - Ethically declutter and reduce waste - The 10R’s©

Tuesday 19 January at 12.00pm - Annette Subhani, Wellbeing & Life Coach - Strengthen Your Well-being by Exploring New Pathways Holistic Life Model

Thursday 21 January at 12.00pm - Maggie Flanagan, Wellness and Nutrition Coach – Help! I want my waist back!

Sign up for one or for all, bring your lunch and join us from wherever you are.

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:00pm
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*ONLINE* Short and Sweet - New Australian Fiction 2020

Join us for an exploration of the short story genre hosted by local writer Charlotte Guest, with readings and contributions from writers Elizabeth Flux, Laura McPhee-Browne and Jack Vening.

New Australian Fiction 2020, published by Kill Your Darlings, features contributors from writers all around Australia. Their stories explore how characters respond to some of the most intriguing and urgent issues of our time, including genetic experimentation, nuclear fallout, and ongoing and destructive white-settler colonialism. 

This event is being hosted in partnership with publishers Kill Your Darlings and our bookseller for this event, The Book Bird in Geelong West.

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, 27 January 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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All About Kids!

Baby Time @ Home

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers online.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. You will be sent a secure link to join the session one day prior to the event.

Sessions run Wednesdays 11:00-11:20 weekly. 

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Wednesday, 2 December 2020 - 11:00am to 11:20am
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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.

December 1: Book Now

December 8: Book Now

December 15: Book Now

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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Queenscliff Library opening at temporary location!

The Queenscliff Library will open on Wednesday 2 December at 18 Hesse Street.

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Colac Otway Shire to join Geelong Regional Libraries

Plans are well underway for Colac Otway Shire libraries to join the Geelong Regional Library Corporation as its fifth Member Council.

 

Recommended Reads: Word for Word 2020

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