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Eighteen year old Freddy has always wanted to be a pilot like his World War Two pilot father and enrols at the Point Cook Air Force College as a cadet. After active service Freddy wakes up, severely injured in a strange hut to find out that he has crashed a Vampire jet, and is to face a court-martial. Author Shane Tindal’s first novel draws inspiration from her experience of the Royal Australian Air Force, initially as a service brat, then as a legal officer and finally as the spouse of an Air Force Engineer.
You may also be interested in the Lara RSL Sub Branch Exhibition at Lara Library, presented in conjunction with this event.
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Heather Morris is an international number one bestselling author who is passionate about stories of survival, resilience and hope. Her second novel, Cilka’s Journey, is the breathtaking sequel to the internationally bestselling novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Based on what is known of Cilka’s time in Auschwitz, and on the experience of women in Siberian prison camps, this is a powerful testament to the triumph of the human will in adversity. Cilka’s Journey is the remarkable story of one woman’s fierce determination to survive, against all odds.
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
These special sessions are being presented by the nbn™ Local Community Affairs team help you understand and answer questions about the nbn™ network.
Each session will cover:
The purpose of this initiative is to ensure communities have all the necessary information during the rollout of the NBN™ access network. It aims to give the community a forum to ask questions and troubleshoot any concerns they might have.
Join us for a very special family Christmas storytelling event that will transport you into the festive season. Hear extraordinary Christmas tales both funny and surprising brought to life with a little help from our audience!
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.
Join us for an introduction to coding. This program is suitable for beginners only. Age 8+
Come along to this hands-on workshop for an introduction into the art of Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo). This session is presented by Japanese expatriate Kazuko Horii-Watson (Reisen Horii), who studied for over forty years under the great calligrapher Master Tetsusen Horino. Participants should wear clothing suitable for painting. Ages 12-18.
Saturday, 18 January 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
RAAF Base Point Cook was the first military aviation base in Australia and features our oldest, most extensive complex of military aviation buildings. As the home of Australia's first military flying school and
the birthplace of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), the air base played a pivotal role in the history of military and civil aviation in Australia for more than 90 years.
The Lara RSL Sub Branch presents a display of photos as well as memorabilia from that era at Point Cook Air Force Base, around the time the book was written, on show from 2-12 December 2019 at Lara Library.
You may also be interested in an Author Encounter session with Shane Tindal discussing her debut novel, Just Like a Son, which draws inspiration from her experience of the Royal Australian Air Force. At Lara Library on Tuesday 10 December. Click here for more information and bookings.
Monday, 2 December 2019 - 10:00am to 8:00pm
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
Ready to mix it up! Join us for an afternoon of Green Screen photography, experience Virtual Reality, experiment with the 3D printer, play games on the big screen and create some art to take home. In partnership with City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. For bookings contact Tania 0400 555 273. Ages 12-18.
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has now been cancelled. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Thursday, 12 December 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Build your own video game with Bloxels! Become the writer, artist and developer with coloured blocks and a 13-bit layout. Create game rooms, characters and objects, and then watch your game world come to life in this 4-week course. For bookings, please contact email@example.com Ages 10+
Learn to create your own electronic circuits with Arduino and Little Bits and learn to use a Makey Makey in this 4-week technology focused course.For bookings please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Ages 8+.
Discover what 3D printing is and how it works. Design your own custom name tag and see an item 3D printed in this beginner's session.
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.
Monday, 9 December 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong West Library
Macrame is the art of knotting string in patterns to make decorative articles. Come into Corio Library and get into the Christmas spirit and take a crash course in how to make snowflakes out of macramé cord.
Monday, 9 December 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Learn the basic functions of the Apple iPad and how it can be used. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.
Keep in contact with your grandchildren, and even play games with them, using the video chat apps FaceTime on iPads and Skype. This session will show you how to get started on FaceTime and Skype and introduce 'real life' games and activities you can play.
Inclusive Story Time provides opportunities for children to experience the magic of stories and develop a love of reading in a low stimulus environment, with limited audio stimulation and a small group size. Bookings are recommended.
Take advantage of some of the fantastic apps available on your smartphone or tablet. Bring your own device and learn how to read eBooks and eMagazines, listen to music and more.
Please read on for information about library opening hours during the festive season.
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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