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A stunning new novel about longing, regret, redemption and the terrible legacy of decades of secrets buried in an Australian beachside suburb.
Acclaimed writer Malcolm Knox has written a classic Australian novel about the myths that come to define families and communities, and the lies that uphold them. Bluebird exposes the hollowness of the stories told to glorify a dying culture and shows how those who seek to preserve these myths end up being crushed by them.
Malcolm will be in conversation with author Charlotte Wood.
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
New York Times bestselling author of The Dry and former Geelong resident, Jane Harper, joins us to discuss her compelling new novel, The Survivors.
Protagonist Kieran Elliott's life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal community he once called home. When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge. A sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never washed away...
Jane is one of this country’s most popular authors so book early to avoid missing out on this great event!
Jane will be chatting with Kate Mildenhall, author of the newly released novel The Mother Fault.
Thursday, 8 October 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
The Godmothers is the highly anticipated new family drama from one of Australia's most beloved authors. Set in Australia, Scotland, Ireland and England, The Godmothers is a moving and perceptive story about love, lies, hope and sorrow, about the families we are born into and the families we make for ourselves. Monica McInerney is the author of ten internationally bestselling novels and Those Faraday Girls was the winner of the General Fiction Book of the Year prize at the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards.
Monica will be chatting with author Suzanne Leal, whose most recent novel The Deceptions has been shortlisted for the 2020 Nib Literary Award (winner announced on 12th November).
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Join us for this special preview event ahead of the 2020 Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival.
This year’s festival theme is Life, Changing and in this event we’ll discuss multiculturalism in Australia, the heartbreaking choice to start a new life, the struggles in adapting to a new home and the ties that bind to a homeland.
Author Christopher Raja has written an affecting portrait of one family’s search for home, Into the Suburbs. Olympia Panagiotopoulos has written an evocative exploration of the ties that bind in her memoir of food, family and Greece, Beneath the Fig Leaves. Chris and Olympia will be joined on the panel by Panel Moderator Harriet Gaffney, award winning writer, scholar and arts administrator.
Thursday, 22 October 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Jack West Jr is back! Against all the odds, he found the Three Secret Cities but at a heartbreaking cost. With his rivals far ahead of him, Jack must now get to one of the five iron mountains - two of which have never been found - and perform a mysterious feat known only as 'The Fall'.
Matthew Reilly is the internationally bestselling author of the Scarecrow novels, the Jack West novels, and the standalone novels Contest, Temple, Hover Car Racer, The Tournament, Troll Mountain, The Great Zoo of China and The Secret Runners of New York. His books are published in over 20 languages, with worldwide sales of over 7 million copies.
He will be joining us from Los Angeles and chatting with author Neal Drinnan for this blockbuster online author event.
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Looking to share your writing in a safe, online environment? Come and share an original piece of writing with a small and appreciative audience via Zoom (video conferencing). Writing can be poetry, prose, travel writing - whatever you like - but should be limited to five minutes. This is a great opportunity to share your writing and meet other local writers.
Thursday, 12 November 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
*Online Program* Learn how to create enviable social media photos of your favourite books or your ‘to be read’ pile! Don’t forget to tag us @checked.in.ya
Saturday, 19 September 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
*Online Program* Have a plain t-shirt that is screaming for a makeover? Watch this DIY tutorial to learn how to make your own t-shirt transfer with your favourite images or an original design.
*Online Program* Create a slick adventure story using Adobe Spark Post. Share your video with friends or post it to your Instagram account. You must be aged 13+ to register for an account in Adobe Spark Post.
*Online Program* Looking for some fun activities to do this school holidays? Learn how to make a colourful balloon bowl, play a wild and whacky drawing game or go on a scavenger hunt nature walk.
*Online Program* Travel the world without leaving home on a cooking adventure. Design your very own recipe journal with recycled materials, and fill it with tasty, traditional recipes from around the world.
*Online Program* Make your own puzzle piece bracelets that fit together just like pieces of a jigsaw! Each piece is unique but when joined together they make something beautiful. Send pieces of the puzzle to your friends so they can make their own bracelet that interlocks with yours.
*Online Program* Do you love the story We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen? Enjoy our special stop motion animation tribute, and then have fun with the extra activities inspired by this classic tale.
• See the instructions here
• Watch the stop motion animation video here
*Online Program* Enjoy a special school holiday Story Time with 'Who Woke the Baby', by Jane Clark. Then make your own jungle with an elephant, snake and monkey from everyday items you're likely to have around the house.
Book details: 'Who Woke the Baby', by Jane Clark, illustrated by Charles Fuge, published by Nosy Crow.
*Online Program* Learn to create your own scenes and characters, and then send them on an adventure as you learn to code with ScratchJr.
• Watch the video here
• See the instructions here
*Online Program* Enjoy some activities based on Possum Magic by Mem Fox. Take a trip around the lamington plate, like Hush and Granma Poss, or make a magical drawing with the power of invisibility.
•See the instructions here
*Online Program* Enjoy wonderful tales of unexpected adventures, and take inspiration from the stories to create, print and explore.
The Geelong Regional Library Corporation's Annual Report 2019/20 is now available to view online.
Due to local council elections, Geelong Regional Libraries will be in caretaker mode until 24 October
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