We’re excited to be able to once again offer group bookings for our beautiful venue and meeting spaces at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, and meeting room hire at our community library branches.
We are pleased to be able to be able share further changes for libraries in line with Government directions.
Click & Collect is now available - find out more below.
The January/February edition of the What’s On brochure is out now!
Your Library @ Home is a range of free, informative and entertaining content accessible from anywhere!
Our new Click & Deliver Home Delivery Service delivers books to your front door - learn more below.
Explore our extensive eCollections from the comfort of your home!
Join us for this summer series of lunch time workshops and presentations all designed to get you into shape - physically, mentally, spiritually - for what we all hope will be a better year ahead!
Tuesday 12 January at 12.00pm – Paris Jay, Dietician - Healthy eating principles and nutrition recommendations for optimal health
Thursday 14 January at 12.00pm – Tanya Lewis, The Eco Organiser® - Ethically declutter and reduce waste - The 10R’s©
Tuesday 19 January at 12.00pm - Annette Subhani, Wellbeing & Life Coach - Strengthen Your Well-being by Exploring New Pathways Holistic Life Model
Thursday 21 January at 12.00pm - Maggie Flanagan, Wellness and Nutrition Coach – Help! I want my waist back!
Sign up for one or for all, bring your lunch and join us from wherever you are.
Join us for an exploration of the short story genre hosted by local writer Charlotte Guest, with readings and contributions from writers Elizabeth Flux, Laura McPhee-Browne and Jack Vening.
New Australian Fiction 2020, published by Kill Your Darlings, features contributors from writers all around Australia. Their stories explore how characters respond to some of the most intriguing and urgent issues of our time, including genetic experimentation, nuclear fallout, and ongoing and destructive white-settler colonialism.
This event is being hosted in partnership with publishers Kill Your Darlings and our bookseller for this event, The Book Bird in Geelong West, where you can re-purchase your book now.
Wednesday, 27 January 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Professor Jenny Hocking waged a ten-year campaign and a four-year legal battle to force the National Archives of Australia to release the letters written by Governor General John Kerr to the Queen during one of the most divisive episodes in the nation’s history – the dismissal. In May 2020, despite being opposed by the Archives, Buckingham Palace, and the full resources of the federal government, she won her historic case in the High Court.
The Palace Letters is the ground-breaking account of her indomitable fight. Drawing on material from the Palace letters, Kerr’s archives, and her submissions to the courts, Hocking traces the collusion and deception behind the dismissal, and charts the secret role of High Court judges, the leader of the opposition, Malcolm Fraser, and the Queen’s private secretary in fostering and supporting Kerr’s actions.
Thursday, 4 February 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
One in five Australians has a disability. And disability presents itself in many ways. Yet disabled people are still underrepresented in the media and in literature.
Growing Up Disabled in Australia is the fifth book in the highly acclaimed, bestselling Growing Up series. It includes interviews with prominent Australians such as Senator Jordon Steele-John and Paralympian Isis Holt, as well as poetry and graphic art, and more than 40 original pieces by writers with a disability or chronic illness.
Led by Editor, writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay, and featuring contributors Alistair Baldwin and Lucy Carpenter, this panel discussion event will explore some of the most pressing issues faced by those living with a disability.
This event is fully booked, however please register to go onto our wait list. We will also email you a link to watch the event livestreamed via YouTube.
Thursday, 11 February 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Morocco: a captivating country of honour and tradition. And, for four women, a land of secrets and revelations.
From the twisted alleyways of the ancient medina of Fès to a marriage festival high in the Atlas Mountains, Deborah Rodriguez’s entrancing new bestseller is a modern story of forbidden love set in the sensual landscape of North Africa. Deborah is the author of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul and The Zanzibar Wife, lives in Mazatlán, Mexico and will be joining us via Zoom.
Please note, this is a lunchtime event.
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Has COVID-19 ushered in the end of the office? Or is it the office’s final triumph?
For decades, futurologists have prophesied a boundary-less working world, freed from the cramped confines of the office. During the COVID-19 crisis, employees around the globe got a taste of it. Confined by lockdown to their homes, they met, mingled, collaborated, and created electronically.
In The Momentous, Uneventful Day, Gideon Haigh reflects on our ambivalent relationship to office work and office life, how we ended up with the offices we have, how they have reflected our best and worst instincts, and how these might be affected by a world in a time of contagion.
Seats are limited so please book early!
Thursday, 25 February 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Further changes will come into effect at libraries during January 2021, as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
Plans are well underway for Colac Otway Shire libraries to join the Geelong Regional Library Corporation as its fifth Member Council.
Geelong Regional Libraries