Books about bushfires for kids
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Books about bushfires for kids
Exposure to information about bushfires can raise questions for children; see our list of books to help children and young people understand bushfires.

Opening Hours Have Your Say
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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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Our Summer edition of the What's On brochure is out now!



 

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Libraries Change Lives is a state-wide campaign which highlights the positive impacts that Victorian public libraries have on their communities

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Youth Programs

THIRSTY PLANTS

Have you ever wondered how much water a pot plant needs? Learn how to test soil using Micro:Bits. With a little bit of coding and wire to create and electrical circuit, and you’ll always know when the plants need watering. Ages 12-18.

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Youth Programs

TRIVIA CHALLENGE

Grab your mates or meet new friends at our Trivia Challenge. Fun and fast paced trivia with lots of movie, music and general knowledge questions to test your skills. Try your luck with our table challenges and work in teams to answer the questions. Spot prizes to be won. Ages 12-18.

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Youth Programs

DRONES

Want to know more about drones? Come along and learn to code and fly our CoDrone tiny quadcopters. This program is suitable for beginners. Ages 12-18.

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Multiple Locations

Youth Programs

VICTORIAN YOUTH WEEK

Celebrate Victorian Youth week at the library! Bust out your best dance moves at our silent disco, experience virtual reality and play games. In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong Youth Development Unit. Ages 12-18.

Friday, 3 April 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Youth Programs

STORM SURFERS

Do you dream of big waves? Do you seek the chase for giant storms? Do your heroes include Carroll and Clarke-Jones? Join us for a special screening of Storm Surfers [rated PG]. Narrated by Toni Collette and with extra insights by Ben Matson, this is one of the most adventurous surfing documentaries ever made. Ages 12+

Tuesday, 7 April 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:10pm
Torquay Library

Youth Programs

CODING WITH SPHERO

Sphero BOLT is an app-enabled robotic ball that provides endless opportunities to be creative and have fun whilst learning to code. Join us for this 4-week course to complete coding tasks with BOLT. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 12+

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Youth Programs

Think, Make, Do

From tech to craft, the library offers so many opportunities to try new things. Join us as we ‘think, make and do’ using various materials and technology. No bookings required. Ages 12+

Monday, 24 February 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Youth Programs

Manga Club

Are you a fan of Anime and Manga? Come along to Manga Club to meet other otaku and draw, discuss and share all things manga. No booking Required. Ages 12+

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Newcomb Library

Youth Programs

Art House

Socialise with friends, create amazing artwork and have fun. Remember, you don't have to be a great artist to create fantastic artwork! In partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. No booking required. Ages 12+

Multiple Times
Lara Library

Youth Programs

BLOXELS GAMING

Build your own video game with Bloxels! Become the writer, artist and developer with coloured blocks and a 13-bit layout. Create game rooms, characters and objects, and then watch your game world come to life in this 4-week course. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 12+

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Youth Programs

YA @ The Dome

Meet new people, have fun, create and hang out @ the Dome on Thursday afternoons. Regular drop in activities include games, board games and craft activities. For more details contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. No bookings required. Ages 12-18.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Youth Programs

MAKE A LED PICTURE LIGHT

Make your own neon light picture for your wall. Choose from templates or make up your own and bend and twist LED wire into pictures or words. Use two colours for effects. Take your creation home at the end of the session and hang it on your wall. Includes vegetarian/gluten free snacks. In partnership with City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. For bookings please contact Tanya on 0400 555 273. Ages 12-25.

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Newcomb Library

Youth Programs

MAKE YOUR OWN NEON LED PICTURE LIGHT

Make your own neon light picture for your wall. Choose from templates or make up your own and bend and twist LED wire into pictures or words. Take your creation home at the end of the session and hang it on your wall. Includes vegetarian/gluten free snacks. In partnership with City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. Bookings essential via www.geelongyouth.eventbrite.com.au Ages 12-25.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Youth Programs

35mm PHOTOGRAPHY

An afternoon of exploring photography and the Waurn Ponds Creek area. Learn how to use a 35mm camera, and gain an insight into different angles and shots. Your film will be processed and sent to you at a later date. Includes vegetarian/gluten free snacks. In partnership with City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. Bookings essential via www.geelongyouth.eventbrite.com.au Ages 12-25.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Youth Programs

DRONE ZONE

Want to know more about Drones? Come along and learn how to code and fly our tiny CoDrone quadcopters. This program is suitable for beginners. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 12-18.

Thursday, 23 April 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Leopold Library

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Autumn Book Binge

Read More, Read Widely! Get involved with the Autumn Book Binge and be in the running to win great prizes.

The Dome

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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