What's On at Geelong Regional Libraries - Winter 2019 Brochure Cover Featuring Yassmin Abdel-Magied
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Our Winter edition of the What's On brochure is out now!
 

Heritage Centre

 

Unlock the rich history of Geelong and surrounding regions online!

Victoria’s largest regional archive is now just a click away. Search the Geelong Heritage Centre collections online and uncover the many treasures that exist...

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Libraries Change Lives is a state-wide campaign which highlights the positive impacts that Victorian public libraries have on their communities

Kanopy Streaming Video
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The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available to members of Geelong Regional Libraries, providing access to 30,000 films for free.

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The Dome

 

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HUMANS IN GEELONG

Are you sick of all the bad news? Hear heart-warming stories of inspirational locals who are making a difference. Hear Jacqui Bennett talk about her passion, Humans in Geelong, which uses the powerful medium of storytelling to create positive social  change. The aim is to inspire, connect and strengthen our community by showcasing stories of cultural diversity, sustainable practices, health and wellness, equity, creativity and opportunities. 

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

eKnow How

Introduction to Kanopy

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries. Come and learn how it works. 

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ROBERT MACKLIN – CASTAWAY

The astonishing and little-known story Of Narcisse Pelletier, a French cabin boy shipwrecked on the Far North Queensland coast and saved by the local Uutaalnganu (Night Island people), with whom he lived for almost two decades. In Castaway, Robert Macklin weaves an unforgettable tale of a young man caught between two cultures in a time of transformation and violent upheaval. Robert is the author of 29 books, including Dark ParadiseHamilton Hume – Our Greatest Explorer, and Dragon and Kangaroo – China and Australia’s shared history.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters Megan K. Stack book cover

MEGAN K. STACK – WOMEN’S WORK

In Australia on a whirlwind week-long tour, USA National Book Award finalist and best-selling author of Every Man in This Village is a Liar, New York-based writer and former Middle East war correspondent Megan K. Stack will discuss her latest book, Women’s Work. A personal reckoning with labour, motherhood and privilege, this is a stunning memoir about the expat life of raising children abroad with the help of Chinese and Indian women who are also working mothers, and their stories which  so often go untold.

Thursday, 8 August 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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ALEX MCCLINTOCK – ON THE CHIN: A BOXING EDUCATION

The sport of boxing provokes love, loathing and sometimes lust with equal intensity. In On the Chin, Alex McClintock uses his own unlikely progress through the amateur ranks as a springboard to explore the history, culture and contradictions of the world of boxing — with detours through some of its more notable characters. Alex McClintock grew up in Sydney and now lives in Toronto, Canada. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Monthly

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

TIM RICHARDS - COFFEE, MARZIPAN AND MELTDOWN

Author of Mind the Gap and other travel books, Tim Richards is an experienced travel writer with articles published in newspapers and magazines across the world and regular assignments for Lonely Planet. Join Tim for this unique travel talk where he recounts anecdotes from this amazing journey from Hamburg in Germany to Chernobyl in the Ukraine, via Denmark and Poland - including tales of a woman who leads a Hamburg Beatles tour by playing songs on a ukulele, and his experiences touring abandoned sites and sleeping overnight in Chernobyl, the site
of history’s worst nuclear disaster.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

Author Encounters SARAH BAILEY – WHERE THE DEAD GO (image of author)

SARAH BAILEY – WHERE THE DEAD GO

Sarah Bailey's debut novel, The Dark Lake, was a best seller in Australia, the USA and Canada. It won both the 2018 Davitt Award for Best Crime Debut and the 2018 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime. Where The Dead Go sees the return of Detective Gemma Woodstock in this captivating final chapter.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Preschool Story Time

Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.
No booking required.
For a complete downloadable timetable of all our story times across all of our branches, please visit the following page grlc.vic.gov.au/learn/little-readers/events-little-readers

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Make and Learn

Participate in this four-week program that includes stop motion animation, Scratch 3.0, SpheroBolt and more. No bookings required. Age 8+

Wednesday, 7 August 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Belmont Library

All About Kids!

Coding with Edison Robots

The Edison robot is a powerful, engaging tool for learning computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way. With built-in sensors Edison can respond to light and sound, follow lines, avoid obstacles, and communicate with other Edison robots. Join us for this 4 week course to explore coding with Edison robots. For bookings please contact Bannockburn Library on 5281 2367.

Please note:

  • The Tuesday course is for ages 8+
  • The Friday course is for ages 12+

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Bannockburn Library

Author Encounters Michael Robotham

Michael Robotham - Good Girl, Bad Girl

An unnerving psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today, Good Girl, Bad Girl is about a girl with no past, discovered hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a shocking crime. Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven, a man haunted by his own past, is investigating one case when another threatens to disrupt it and destroy his ordered life.

Former investigative journalist Michael Robotham, winner of the prestigious Gold Dagger Award, has written 13 crime novels, the first of which, The Suspect, sold more than 1 million copies around the world.

Books will be available on the night for purchase and signing.

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Tuesday, 13 August 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Writing Cadets

Join our 4-week writing course at the Dome. Try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use ours.
No booking required. Ages 8+

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

The Drama Games

Lights, camera, action! Join us for imaginative theatrical fun and take part in a range of drama games designed to maximise interaction and laughter. No experience required. No booking required. Ages 8+

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Torquay Library

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Makerspace Mondays

Would you like to be 3D scanned? Want to experience virtual reality? Come along and learn about these amazing technologies.
No bookings required.

Please note this session does not run on Monday 10 June as it is a public holiday. 

Monday, 3 June 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Social Seniors

For over 60s, this three week series of workshops will teach real-life skills that will help you explore new interests, meet new people and stay connected. Book into this 3 week course now!

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Queenscliff Library

All About Kids!

Construction Club

Join us for a 4-week adventure into the world of engineering. Challenge yourself as we recreate famous world landmarks, bridges and buildings. Who can build the highest tower? How much weight can your bridge hold? Ages 8+

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Android Basics

Bring along your own device and get some tips on how to get the most out of your tablet.

Friday, 23 August 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Drysdale Library

Creative & Connected

MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT WITH KANOPY

Join us and experience Kanopy, a film streaming service available to all library users. Enjoy thought-provoking movies in a community setting. Please note film rating before booking, as rating will be enforced.

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Corio Library

All About Kids!

SENSORY STORYTIME

This sensory-rich story time is for all children. These sessions accommodate delayed motor skill development and include opportunities for children to interact, with less sitting and more movement. Audio stimulation is limited and group size is small. Bookings recommended.

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iPad Intermediate

So you've learnt the basics and want to know more? This intermediate session will extend your iPad skills further. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.

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Geelong West Monster Book Fair returns

The ever-popular Geelong West Monster Book Fair returns to the Geelong West Town Hall this Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July.

The Dome

Venue Hire Options

Level 5 of the Dome features a flexible, multi-purpose event space with capacity to seat up to 300 people and high-end audiovisual technology make this the perfect venue for business events, receptions, dinners and weddings.

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