Geelong Heritage Centre Living in the seventies 70s history
Heritage

 

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
Heritage

 

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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Geelong Regional Libraries is seeking community assistance to locate World War One Honour Boards across the region.

 

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Author Encounters

CARRIE TIFFANY - EXPLODED VIEW

Set at the close of the 1970s and traversing thousands of kilometres of inland roads, Exploded View is a revelatory interrogation of Australian girlhood. Carrie Tiffany’s debut novel, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Guardian First Book Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and won the Dobbie Award and the WA Premier’s Award for Fiction. Her second novel, Mateship with Birds, was also a remarkable success. Don’t miss this discussion of her third novel which poses the question: must a girl always be a part, and how can she become a whole?

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events Maria Takolander

World Poetry Day 2019

Declared by UNESCO in 1999, World Poetry Day is designed to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world. This World Poetry Day event recognises and celebrates the achievements of five local poets: Julie Maclean, John Bartlett, Kathryn Ross, Rosemary Blake and Graeme Kinross-Smith, with introductions by local poet, prize-winning fiction writer and Associate Professor in Writing and Literature at Deakin University, Maria Takolander (pictured). 

Thursday, 21 March 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Smartphone Chat

Come and join this facilitated Q & A and knowledge-sharing session with other smartphone users and learners.

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Belmont Library

Holiday Stuff for Youth

All In Movie Night

Join us for snacks and a movie. (M Rated movie)
In partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre.
Ages 12-18.

Friday, 12 April 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

Make and Learn

Participate in this four-week program including making rubber band-powered LEGO cars, bridge building challenge, Osmo exploration and Makey Makey fun. No bookings required. Age 8+

Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Belmont Library

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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Special Events Jefa Greenaway

Melbourne Design Week in Geelong - Keynote Address

THE ECHO OF COUNTRY – MAKING SENSE OF PLACE AND CULTURAL CONNECTION TO COMMUNITY 

Don’t miss this singular opportunity to meet and hear leading Indigenous architect and educator Jefa Greenaway discuss the topic of giving agency to Indigenous voices through design. Event presented in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong. Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government.

Book Now

Saturday, 23 March 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events Melbourne Design Week

Melbourne Design Week in Geelong - Panel Discussion

CREATING HEALTHY ENGAGED COMMUNITIES FOR A CLEVER AND CREATIVE CITY

Join our panel of experts as they explore the ways in which clever design can contribute to community connection, resilience and social inclusion. Leading Indigenous architect and educator Jefa Greenaway will be joined on the panel by Valli Morphett, CEO of CoDesign Studio; Sae Ra Germaine Manager Digital Platforms at CAVAL, and Peter Seamer, author of Breaking Point: The Future of Australian CitiesEvent presented in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong. Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government.

Book Now

Saturday, 23 March 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Youth Programs

Tuesday Techies

Drop in on Tuesdays during Term 2 to tinker with our fun new technology, including the NAO robot, virtual reality, 3D printing and more!
No bookings required. Ages 12+.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Stuff for Youth

MOVIE NIGHT

Join us for pizza and a movie (M Rated movie). In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. Bookings essential as places are strictly limited. Contact Tania, City of Greater Geelong Youth Development Officer on 0400 555 273. Ages 12-18

Friday, 12 April 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Newcomb Library

Special Events

Geelong After Dark

As darkness falls, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre rises! This year’s annual Geelong After Dark adventures include a number of unusual, interactive performances and installations at the library. One such treat will be Boombox Requests - for one night only get on your leg warmers and go totally 80s! Or join the musical comedy troupe ‘Impromptunes’ who will bring a mischievous mix of improv and musical theatre. See you when the sun goes down… No bookings required.

Friday, 3 May 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

GAMES IRL!

A 4-week program featuring hands-on activities and games involving favourites such as Minecraft, Mario Bros., Ninjago and more! Ages 8+

Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Corio Library

Heritage

A HISTORY OF LEARNING IN LEOPOLD

To help celebrate the new Leopold library, we are joined by Bellarine Historical Society member Pam Jennings, to delve into the history of libraries, schools and other early institutions in Leopold. Leopold Free Library was established in 1882 along with a Temperance Hall, pound, two churches, school and brass band! Learn about how the area has developed over the years leading up to the Leopold Community Hub.

Thursday, 21 March 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Leopold Library

Creative & Connected

3D Pen Drawing Challenge

3D Pens are a great way to sculpt quickly in 3D. We have some great project ideas to help you get the hang of them, or draw your own creation. Ages 14+

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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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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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eKnow How

Research Your Workplace Rights Online

Curious to know what your workplace rights and entitlements are, but not sure where to start? This practical information session will teach you some of the skills to research how much you should be paid, what breaks you should receive, and other rights and responsibilities that employees have at work.

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Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

PHILOMENA MANIFOLD – WRITTEN IN STONE

Philomena Manifold has created a book of beauty and wonder in Written in Stone: Reading the Rocks of the Great Ocean Road. A visual book that dives deep into time, poetry and the way rocks hold stories, Written in Stone is multi-disciplinary, combining research, writing, sketches, maps, and photographs. These elements have been woven together into a 135 million-year journey that follows the coast from Torquay to Warrnambool.

Thursday, 21 March 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Torquay Library

eKnow How

Online Selling

Do you have items at home that are too good to throw out but you no longer want to keep? Have you considered online selling? Come along and we will show you how and share some of the pitfalls to avoid.

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Heritage

Immigration Records & Your Family Tree

Learn about the resources available in our eCollections to help you find out more about your family's immigration journey.

 

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Kanopy logo News

Introducing film streaming service, Kanopy

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.

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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