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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

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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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Visit the Geelong Heritage Centre and immerse yourself in imagery and objects from Geelong in the 1970s and add your own special memory to the Collection.

Remembering the End – Peace celebrations and life after World War I in Geelong and the Barwon Region
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An exhibition which recalls the peace celebrations and life following World War I in Geelong and Barwon Region will be on display at the Geelong Heritage Centre, before touring Geelong Regional Library branches....

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Our Autumn edition of the What's On brochure is out now!
 

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Creative & Connected

Lara Creatives

Colour, Create, and Chat! Build social connections in the local community. Get out of the house, create, and chat about creative hobbies, books, writing, and anything else.  Bring your own creative activity to work on or use colouring pages and materials provided. Learn about free library resources including audiobooks and ebooks. Browse the shelves and endless books on creative activities.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
Lara Library

Special Events

The Gut and Brain Connection

Continuing on in our annual series of health seminars brought to you in conjunction with GMHBA, join Professor Felice Jacka and Dr Tetyana Rocks as they explore the gut and brain connection and how this impacts our brain and mental health. Learn the science behind these connections and what dietary changes you can make to start improving your own gut and brain health.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Smartphone Chat

Come and join this facilitated Q & A and knowledge-sharing session with other smartphone users and learners.

Monday, 13 May 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Belmont Library

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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Technology Drop-in: Bellarine Living and Learning Centre

Come along on Mondays to the Bellarine Living and Learning Centre for a free technology drop-in session with John from Newcomb Library. John will be available to answer your questions about smartphones, digital tablets or computers. Bring along your own device or use one of ours. Monday April 29th until June 24th (from midday), at the Bellarine Living and Learning Centre, 20 Worden Court, Whittington.

These sessions are delivered in partnership with the Bellarine Living and Learning Centre.

Monday, 29 April 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Youth Programs

Tuesday Techies

Drop in on Tuesdays during Term 2 to tinker with our fun new technology, including the NAO robot, virtual reality, 3D printing and more!
No bookings required. Ages 12+.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Geelong After Dark

As darkness falls, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre rises! This year’s annual Geelong After Dark adventures include a number of unusual, interactive performances and installations at the library. One such treat will be Boombox Requests - for one night only get on your leg warmers and go totally 80s! Or join the musical comedy troupe ‘Impromptunes’ who will bring a mischievous mix of improv and musical theatre. See you when the sun goes down… No bookings required.

Friday, 3 May 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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REMEMBERING THE END: BELLARINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK

Join Pam Jennings from the Bellarine Historical Society to learn more about what happened following WWI in the Ocean Grove and Wallington area. Pam’s talk will focus on memorials, the post-war struggle of returned soldiers, Red Cross societies and peace celebrations in the area.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

eKnow How

iPad Basics

Learn the basics functions of the Apple iPad and how it can be used. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.

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Special Events

‘OUR NED’ - FIRST LIBRARIAN OF THE GEELONG PUBLIC LIBRARY

As part of the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival, 'meet' the first Librarian of the Geelong Public Library, Mr Edward Purdue (played by Ben Mitchell from Geelong Repertory Theatre Company). In this theatrically-inspired presentation, Dr Coralie Jenkin presents the story of the rather rascally ‘Our Ned’, who in 1878 absconded with Geelong Library funds, abandoning his wife in the process. Join us for an exposé of one of Geelong’s most colourful public characters.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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An ANZAC In The Family: Tracing Your Military Ancestors

Looking for an ancestor who served in the military? Learn about some of the fantastic resources you can use to discover relatives or explore this fascinating area of history.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Torquay Library

eKnow How

Online Selling

Do you have items at home that are too good to throw out but you no longer want to keep? Have you considered online selling? Come along and we will show you how and share some of the pitfalls to avoid.

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eKnow How

Discover Your Ancestry

Interested in discovering more about your family's history? This session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources. 

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Belmont Library

Creative & Connected

Crafty Artisans

Join leather artist Aram O’Mara and learn how to create a keytag, coaster and coin purse. Leather crafting or simply leathercraft is the practice of making leather into craft objects or works of art, using shaping techniques, colouring techniques or both. Come along and explore this unique craft.

Monday, 29 April 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Corio Library

Author Encounters

ANDREA GOLDSMITH - INVENTED LIVES

In the mid 1980s, 24 year old Galina Kogan leaves Leningrad – forbidden ever to return. As a Jew, she's inherited several generations’ worth of Russia's chronic anti-Semitism. As a Soviet citizen, she is unprepared for Australia and its easygoing ways. Andrea Goldsmith’s first novel, Gracious Living, was published in 1989. This was followed by Modern Interiors, Facing the Music, Under the Knife, and The Prosperous Thief, which was shortlisted for the 2003 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Reunion was published in 2009, and The Memory Trap was awarded the 2015 Melbourne Prize. Invented Lives tells a story of love and exile – exile from country, exile at home, and exile from one's true self.

Monday, 29 April 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

BASIC SEWING CLASSES

Always wanted to learn how to sew on a sewing machine? Then come and take a beginner’s class at Corio Library. We will teach you to use the sewing machine and overlocker, which are available for public use. Attendees will produce a small item from start to finish during their two-hour class, which they will take home. Come and explore your creative side with our sewing makerspace. Bookings essential.

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Corio Library

eKnow How

myGov Explored

Explore the benefits and optimise your use of myGov. In partnership with the Australian Department of Human Services.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Lara Library

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

Sensory Story Time provides opportunities for children with additional needs to experience the magic of stories and develop a love of reading in a low stimulus environment with tactile story-telling formats. Group size is small so bookings are recommended.

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eKnow How

eMagazines For Free!

Want to read the latest selection of library magazines free and delivered straight to your device using your library membership? Bring along your own device and learn how. With hundreds of eMagazines to choose from, there is sure to be at least one for you to enjoy!

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Creative & Connected

Photo Editing on your Phone & Tablet

Use the tools you have to get the most out of your digital photos

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Drysdale Library

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Geelong After Dark - Heighten Your Senses

The Dome will be alive with sound and music … as Geelong After Dark returns for 2019.

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Bellarine-Surf Coast Mobile Library - Update to Service

Please be advised that the Bellarine-Surf Coast Mobile Library schedule has been disrupted due to urgent maintenance.

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