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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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The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available to members of Geelong Regional Libraries, providing access to 30,000 films for free.

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Visit the Geelong Heritage Centre and immerse yourself in imagery and objects from Geelong in the 1970s and add your own special memory to the Collection.

Remembering the End – Peace celebrations and life after World War I in Geelong and the Barwon Region
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An exhibition which recalls the peace celebrations and life following World War I in Geelong and Barwon Region will be on display at the Geelong Heritage Centre, before touring Geelong Regional Library branches....

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Our Autumn edition of the What's On brochure is out now!
 

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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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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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Star Wars Day

May the 4th be with you. Celebrate Star Wars day with us. Test your knowledge and have fun making your own Star Wars memorabilia to take home. Ages 8+.

Saturday, 4 May 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Corio Library

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NATIONAL FAMILIES WEEK

Celebrate National Families Week with your family and join us for craft activities and LEGO® building fun. All ages.

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National Simultaneous Storytime

Join us as we celebrate Library and Information Week with this year's National Simultaneous Storytime. Come along for a special presentation of Alpacas With Maracas, written and illustrated by Matt Cosgrove. All branches (except Barwon Heads, Chilwell & Western  Heights). 

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NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK: DREAMING STORIES

Creation or Dreaming stories describe the travels of the spiritual ancestors and are integral to Aboriginal spirituality. Join us for a special story session as we share some of these great stories with you. Ages 5+

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NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK: SPIN A YARN

Celebrate National Reconciliation Week and spin a yarn with us! Spin a Yarn is an Indigenous oral storytelling game that aims to increase knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture from a contemporary Koorie perspective. Ages 5+

Monday, 27 May 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Corio Library

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Toddler Time

Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program.
No bookings 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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Baby Time

Join us for a fun filled session of songs and rhymes for babies. Sessions run all year except for January.
No bookings required.
For a complete downloadable timetable of all our story times across all of our branches, please click here.

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LEGO® WEDO 2.0

Build and construct LEGO® WeDo 2.0 models which can be programmed and brought to life with simple, drag-and drop software. Activities are designed for children to share with their parent/carer and participants are requested to attend all sessions in this 4-week course. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 7-11.

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LEGO® MINDSTORMS

Build, control and program a robot that walks, talks, and responds to your every command. Bookings for this course are essential as places are limited. To get the most from this program, participants are asked to attend all sessions during the term. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 8+

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Code Club: Scratch 2

Sign up for Code Club. Term 2 covers advanced Scratch where you will take a tour of the Scratch interface and create games and animations. Get the most from Code Club by attending all the sessions. Ages 9+.
For bookings contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

Participants at Ocean Grove and Torquay Libraries are required to bring their own laptop.

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Coding with Edison

The Edison robot is a powerful, engaging tool for learning computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way. With built-in sensors Edison can respond to light and sound, follow lines, avoid obstacles, and communicate with other Edison robots. Join us for this 4 week course to explore coding with Edison robots. For bookings please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 8+

Wednesday, 1 May 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Leopold Library

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SPHERO CHALLENGE

Sphero BOLT is an app-enabled robotic ball that provides endless opportunities to be creative and have fun. Join us for this 4-week course to complete assigned challenges with BOLT. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 8+

Thursday, 2 May 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Leopold Library

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LEGO® FRIDAY

Join other LEGO® fans, explore your creativity and see where your imagination can take you. No bookings required. Ages 8+

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Drysdale Library

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Junior-Bots

Learn to create simple step-by-step programs and develop basic coding skills with our Blue-Bot floor robots. This 4-week course is designed to progressively build on skills developed each week. Get the most from Junior-Bots by attending all the sessions.
Ages 6-8.
For bookings contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

Friday, 3 May 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Preschool Science Club

This fun-filled 4-week program combines everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods. The program has been designed for children to share with their parent/carer and participants are requested to attend all sessions. Ages 3-5 years. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au.

Monday, 6 May 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Lara Library

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Junior Coders

Learn coding skills in this introduction to programming with ScratchJr. Activities are fun and engaging, and are designed for parents and carers to experience alongside their child. Participants are requested to attend all sessions in this 4 week course. Booking includes attending adult. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 5-8.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Waurn Ponds Library

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Geelong After Dark - Heighten Your Senses

The Dome will be alive with sound and music … as Geelong After Dark returns for 2019.

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Bellarine-Surf Coast Mobile Library - Update to Service

Please be advised that the Bellarine-Surf Coast Mobile Library schedule has been disrupted due to urgent maintenance.

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