The Dome

 

Books Beyond Boundaries is a creative arts project now on show at the Dome until 22 December.

Food For Fines 2018 - 26 November - 14 December
News

 

From Monday 26 November until Friday 14 December GRLC will waive library fines in exchange for donations of non-perishable food items.

Remembering the End – Peace celebrations and life after World War I in Geelong and the Barwon Region
Heritage

 

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....

News

 

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

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Geelong Regional Libraries is seeking community assistance to locate World War One Honour Boards across the region.

 

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The Dome

 

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Author Encounters

Ann Blainey- King Of The Air: The Turbulent Life of Charles Kingsford Smith

Award-winning biographer, Ann Blainey, has penned a revealing portrait of the brilliant and troubled figure Charles Kingsford Smith – a daredevil of the skies. Join her as she discusses the complicated, tumultuous life of a fascinating figure, who pursued his obsession to the greatest heights of fame and catastrophe.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Katherine Barnes - The Sabotage Diaries

Katherine Barnes is a prize-winning author whose book The Sabotage Diaries presents a first-person narrative reconstructed from the diaries, reports and letters of her father-in-law Cecil Edward (‘Tom’) Barnes. Tom was parachuted behind enemy lines in Greece in 1942 with a small, hand-picked band of Allied soldiers to carry out a secret mission for the Special Operations Executive. Tom, a civil engineer, led the demolition party that sabotaged the Gorgopotamos Railway Viaduct, thus blocking Rommel’s supply lines—an event still celebrated annually in Greece.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Special Events

Catherine Deveny and Dr Steve Allen – Mental

Practitioner and professor of psychiatry, Dr Steve Allen, and popular comedian, Catherine Deveny, combine forces to demystify the world of mental health.
Sharing their personal experiences of mental illness and an insider perspective on psychiatry, they unpack the current knowledge about conditions and treatments.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Tinsel Tales

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!

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

3D Printing - Scanning

Learn how to scan objects to create a 3D-printed model of your own.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Smartphone Chat

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

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Heritage

Remembering the End: Curator's Talks

Join the curator of this fascinating display to learn more about how Geelong reacted to the accouncement of the end of WW1 and the impace the Great War had on the communities in Geelong and the region immediately after it ended.

Multiple Times
The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Stuff for Youth

All In Game On!

Battle it out with your favourite Xbox and Wii games as we get our game on. In partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre.
Ages 12+

Thursday, 24 January 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Corio Library

Creative & Connected

Mindfulness and Meditation

Join Rosina Wilson – Instructor in Tai Chi and Yoga, and a teacher of Meditation as she discusses the benefits to life and health of mindfulness and meditation. Participate in a seated meditation session, followed by a Yoga Nidra meditation on the floor.

Thursday, 7 February 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

eKnow How

Drawing with 3D Pens

3D Pens are a great way to sculpt quickly in 3D. We have some great project ideas to help you get the hang of them, including an Eiffel Tower in an hour. 

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Leopold 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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Multiple Locations

Creative & Connected

Tuesday Sit & Sew Together

 Come along to our sewing makerspace on Tuesdays. Bring your project, or be inspired by others and start something new. Use the sewing machine or sew by hand. Relax and enjoy being part of a diverse group united by a love of sewing. No booking required.

Multiple Times
Corio Library

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+.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

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.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Creative & Connected

Christmas Crochet and Knits

Learn how to create a simple Christmas decoration. With wool and a bit of imagination you will be taught some simple steps in knitting for crochet and leave with a small and unique ornament to hang on your tree. Bring 4mm sized needles or hoot and 8 ply wool, the colour of your choice.

Monday, 10 December 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Drysdale 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, coloring techniques or both. Come to Corio library and explore this unique craft.

Monday, 10 December 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

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 interaction. Audio stimulation is limited and group size is small.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Creative & Connected

Cinema 101 - Introduction To Cinema

We all watch movies, but do we really understand them? In this discussion group, we look at the key terms of cinema, including mise-en-scène (what we see), cinematography (how we see it), sound (the accompanying audio), and editing (how elements are cut and arranged). Watch clips from classic films and have the chance to use some of these terms to speculate on the ideas or sensations the filmmakers are trying to convey. Join the conversation and appreciate movies in a whole new way.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Summer Reading - Finding your next book

Learn how easy it is to use library resources to find your next book. Using the library catalogue, online databases and a few trusty 'go to' websites that staff frequently utilise, you will be spoilt for reading options.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Makerspace Demonstration

Come along and see the exciting equipment available to use at the Leopold Library Makerspace including 3D Printer, 3D Pens, Laser Cutter and Virtual Reality. Do you want to use it yourself? Why not get inducted too.

Multiple Times
Leopold Library

News

Golden Plains Mobile Library service information

The Golden Plains Mobile Library service will experience a minor disruption tomorrow (Friday 7 December), but a full service will resume next week.

News

Geelong Regional Library Corporation Annual Report 2017-2018

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation's Annual Report 2017-2018 is available to view online or please visit one of our 16 library branches and two mobile libraries to view a hard copy of the report.

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