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All About Kids!

Children's Week LEGO® Challenge

Join other LEGO® fans as we celebrate Children's Week with the ultimate LEGO® challenge. What will you build? All Ages. 

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Belmont Library

All About Kids!

Launch of the Carnegie Hall Lullaby Project

Join us for a unique and tranquil concert at the Dome. Members of Geelong Symphony Orchestra will perform original lullabies, written by local families in collaboration with Scully's Singing Stories, as well as traditional lullabies from all around the world. The Geelong based Carnegie Hal Lullaby Project aims to support maternal health, strenghen the bond between parent and child and aid child development. 

Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Cave, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Alison Lester and Scully's Singing Stories

Come and meet Alison Lester! Alison has created more than 40 children's picture books including family favourites Magic Beach, Noni the Pony and Kissed by the Moon. Join us for a special story time for the launch of her new book The Painted Ponies. There'll be craft activities and local musical collaborator Michelle Scully will lead families on a magical musical journey through Alison's books. Attendees will have the chance to purchase books and have them signed by the author. 

Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Cave, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

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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eKnow How

Victorian Energy Compare

Victorian Energy Compare is the Victorian Government’s independent energy price comparison website. Learn how to find better electricity, gas and solar offers and claim the $50 Power Saving Bonus. Bring along your electricity bill and a pen. iPads will be provided.

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CLASSIC MOVIE SCREENING WITH KANOPY

Join us and experience Kanopy, a film streaming service available to all library users, as we watch a classic movie from Hollywood's golden era. 

Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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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Heritage

Remembrance Day Display

What we know today as Remembrance Day, 11th November each year, used to be called Armistice Day.


At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. This marked the end of World War 1.


After the end of the Second World War, the Australian and British governments changed the name to Remembrance Day. Armistice Day was no longer an appropriate title for a day which would commemorate all war dead.


In 1997, Governor-General Sir William Deane issued a proclamation formally declaring 11 November to be Remembrance Day, urging all Australians to observe one minute's silence at 11 am on 11 November each year to remember those who died or suffered for Australia's cause in all wars and armed conflicts


This display reflects the changed attitudes and the ways in which this day was remembered over the years. This displayed history is part of the memorabilia held at the Lara RSL Sub Branch Museum.

Monday, 4 November 2019 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Lara Library

Special Events

PETER FITZSIMONS – JAMES COOK

The name Captain James Cook is one of the most recognisable in Australian history - an almost mythic figure who is often discussed, celebrated, reviled and debated. Some 240 years after his death, Peter FitzSimons reveals what kind of man James Cook was at heart - his strengths, his weaknesses, his passions and pursuits, failures and successes.
Peter FitzSimons is Australia's bestselling non-fiction writer and the author of a number of highly successful books. His passion is to tell Australian stories, our own stories: of great men and women, of stirring events in our history.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Australian animals at Leopold Library - Animals Galore!

Join us for a special morning of animal fun at Leopold Library! Presented by Animals of Oz, a mobile wildlife education company, children will get the chance to get up close with Australia's native species. In the first session ANIMALS GALORE, children can meet a range of vertebrae animals - reptiles, and furry and feathered friends. This project is supported by City of Greater Geelong through its Community Investment & Support Fund.

 

Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Leopold Library

All About Kids!

Australian Animals at Leopold Library - Bugs Galore!

Join us for a special morning of animal fun at Leopold Library! Presented by Animals of Oz, a mobile wildlife education company, children will get the chance to get up close wiith Australia's native species. In this session, Bugs Galore, children will be able to explore the fascinating and strange world of Australian invertebrates - bugs, stick insects, giant cockroaches and arachnids! This project is supported by City of Greater Geelong through its Community Investment & Support Fund.

Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 11:45am to 12:45pm
Leopold Library

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

Sensory Story Time provides opportunities for children with additional needs to experience the magic of stories and develop a love of reading in a low stimulus environment with tactile story-telling formats. Group size is small so bookings are recommended.

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All About Kids!

Creepy Cutouts

Create a spooky lantern to scare away even the scariest of ghouls this Halloween. During this 3-week course, you will learn the basics of how to use the Canvas Workspace software and see how the Brother Design ‘n’ Cut works. We will build on your skills each week, so we recommended participants attend all sessions. Bookings essential. Ages 8+

Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Corio Library

Heritage

RESEARCH YOUR LOCAL PROPERTY

Receive an introduction to the local history resources available at the Geelong Heritage Centre to help you discover the history of your property. An excellent opportunity for anyone who is interested in discovering more about their property in Geelong and surrounding areas.

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Author Encounters

JOHN URQUHART – MEET JAPAN

Behind its western façade, Japan is still very much a country of ongoing traditions, business forms and culture. Inspired by a selection of letters written between 1974-85, Meet Japan is a journey of enlightenment. This session will interest anyone who is planning to visit Japan, study Japanese or who is interested in better understanding this fascinating culture.

Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Leopold Library

eKnow How

SCAMWATCH

Want to learn more about scams, computer viruses, identitytheft or losing your data? Come along to this session with presenters from Consumer Affairs Victoria and the library.

Friday, 18 October 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Leopold Library

Creative & Connected

CARING FOR THE HOODED PLOVER

Representatives from Bellarine Friendsof the Hooded Plover will speak about their program, and how we can ensure the safety of this precious little beachnesting bird. Presented in partnership with the Geelong Seniors Festival.All ages welcome.

Friday, 18 October 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Ocean Grove Library

Special Events

ORCHESTRA GEELONG PRESENTS

Join us for an outstanding free concert in the Dome thanks to Orchestra Geelong. Performing under the baton of worldrenowned Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Mark Shiell, Orchestra Geelong will take you on a musical journey across continents and time zones with short works by composers such as Verdi, Brahms, Mozart, Grieg, Sibelius and more. Presented in partnership with the Geelong Seniors Festival.All ages welcome.

The 11.00am concert is sold out, however due to popular demand, Geelong Regional Library Corporation and Orchestra Geelong are now offering a second concert on the same day at 2.00pm. Book now to avoid disappointment!

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Tech Time

Are you curious about some of the high-tech toys that kids are playing with these days? Experience augmented reality apps and robotic gadgets in this fun hands on session. Absolute beginners welcome.

Saturday, 19 October 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

iPad Basics

Learn the basics functions of the Apple iPad and how it can be used. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.

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Libraries closed for Annual Staff Day - Monday 14 October

With the exception of the Geelong Library, all branches and Mobile Libraries in our network will be closed on Monday 14 October.

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Public Holiday Opening Hours

Please be advised that our libraries are closed on the following dates to observe public holidays according to their respective municipalities.

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