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Have your say

We are proposing changes to the opening hours of some of our libraries and we want you to have your say.

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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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Holiday Fun For Kids

Hour of Coding

Join us for an introduction to coding. This program is suitable for beginners only. Age 8+ 

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Creative & Connected

Bethany Saver Plus Program

Learn how to earn $500 towards you or your children’s education with the Bethany’s Saver Plus program.  Attend a pop-up booth and information session to find out if you are eligible for the program. Don't miss this opportunity to become more financially savvy while supporting your child’s education.

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NBN Awareness Initiative

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:

  • What is NBN™ & How to get connected
  • How the NBN™ will affect your existing Home Phone
  • Medical alarms & Power outages 
  • Information about scams, amongst other things

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.

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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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All About Kids!

PAPER BAG PUPPETS

Take inspiration from your favourite story to create a unique puppet from a simple paper bag, and then bring it alive in your own puppet show. Ages 5+

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All About Kids!

DREAM CATCHERS

Join us for this special hands-on session and make your own dream catcher to take home. Ages 5+

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All About Kids!

TREEHOUSE ESCAPADES

Are you a fan of the Treehouse series? Have you ever wished you could have your very own 13 Storey Treehouse? With a little imagination and creativity you can. Construct a diorama of your favourite Treehouse storey, or bring your own ideas to life.Ages 8+

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Ocean Grove Library

All About Kids!

GLORIOUS GARDENS

What will you find hidden in your garden? Join us for a magical session of stories and songs, and then create your own garden inspired craft to take home. All ages.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong West Library

eKnow How

Making the Most of Your Phone Camera

Get the most out of the camera on your phone or tablet. This workshop will show you how to utilise the photographic tools as your fingertips.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Torquay Library

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THE ADVENTURES OF HUNTER AND PHOEBE

Meet Hunter, an ex-working dog of Vision Australia and his trainer, Phoebe. Learn about the highs and lows of life as a trainer. A fun and informative session for the whole family.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Drysdale Library

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Tablet & Smartphone Q&A

Bring along your tablet and discuss apps, features and library services available through your device

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All About Kids!

OSMO MASTERPIECE

Supercharge your drawing skills with this amazing augmented reality app. Ages 8+

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

Getting The Most From Ancestry Library Edition

Having trouble finding those elusive ancestors? Hitting some brick walls? Come along to this session to explore the features of Ancestry Library Edition, which may then help you with your genealogy searching.

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Fun with Felt

Make your very own colourful felt pencil case or mobile phone case. All materials are supplied. Ages 12+

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All About Kids!

CARDBOARD CONSTRUCTION

Boxes, boxes, boxes! What could you make? Use your imagination and transform old recycled boxes into new, amazing creations. All ages.

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LEGO®CHALLENGE

Are you up for the LEGO®Challenge? Test your building skills by completing as many of theLEGO®challenges as possible in one hour. Ages 8+

Thursday, 23 January 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Corio Library

Youth Programs

HARRY POTTER POLYMER CHARMS

Charmus Magnificus! Wear your love of Harry Potter with your own Hedwig charm, Nimbus 2000 necklace or a Deathly Hollows pendant made from polymer clay. Ages 12-18 years

Thursday, 23 January 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP WITH GAWS

Join us to find out more about this long established local charity, the services offered at the Moolap facility and how you can help the animals in care. Experienced GAWS Veterinarian, Dr Ruth, will be on hand to offer practical tips on responsible pet ownership as well as information about adoption. All ages welcome.

Thursday, 23 January 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Newcomb Library

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Makerspace Show and Tell

Get tips and tricks from patrons and staff who get creative in the Leopold Makerspace.Each month will feature a different project focusing on the 3D printer, laser cutter, 3Dpens or a combination of the tools available for public use.

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Leopold Library

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Media release: community invited to have their say

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation is proposing changes to the opening hours at some of its libraries and is inviting the community to have their say from 20 January – 29 February.

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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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