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Youth Programs

Mental Health Challenges Emerging From COVID-19 – Panel Discussion

This session is designed to support those aged 12-25, but all participants are welcome.

COVID-19 has meant living and learning in challenging circumstances for everyone. Join us as we talk all things youth mental health during this time. We have put together a panel of experts and lived experience specialists to answer your questions about looking after our own mental health and the health of those around you. You can watch or take part in this discussion, hosted by headspace National CEO Jason Trethowan, by entering your questions in the Q&A section.

This is a joint event brought to you by Geelong Regional Library Corporation and headspace Geelong. 

REGISTER HERE

Please complete a short anonymous survey prior to this event

This is a Libraries Change Lives event. 

Thursday, 4 June 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Virtual Event

Creative & Connected

**ONLINE EVENT** Virtual Movie Chat

Join us via Zoom (video conferencing platform) and enjoy a conversation about movies you have been watching and hear recommendations from others.

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual Event

eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* Saving photos to the cloud for free

Ever wanted to know what is in the Cloud and how to use it to save your photos? Come along and learn about using Cloud storage, such as DropBox and Google Drive.

Please note this is an ONLINE EVENT.  Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

 

Tuesday, 9 June 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual Event

Creative & Connected

**ONLINE EVENT** Purl Jam Digital Yarn

Drop in on our Zoom session for a relaxing yarn with friends. Join forces with us to help KOGO- Knit One, Give One, the non-profit organisation supplying winter woollies to Victorians in need. All skill levels welcome.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENTOnce you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session. 

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Creative & Connected

**ONLINE EVENT** Virtual Book Chat

Come along and enjoy a conversation about books you have been reading and hear recommendations from others.

Wednesday, 10 June 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual Event

eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* Solve your password worries

Ever feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of online passwords you need to remember? This session will introduce you to a variety of ways to securely save and store your passwords and leave all your password worries behind.

Please note: this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book into the session you will be sent a link for the session. 

Thursday, 11 June 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual Event

Creative & Connected

*ONLINE EVENT* Your Language @ Home

Are you missing the opportunity to have a conversation with others who speak your language?  We are hosting a series of online chats in various languages. Join us online through Zoom to connect and converse in languages other than English.

Please note this is an ONLINE EVENT.  Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.
Monday 25 May: Nepalese

Monday 1 June: AUSLAN

Monday 15 June: Italian

Monday 22 June: French (for the advanced speaker - must be fluent in French)

Multiple Times
Virtual Event

eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* CV/Resume Writing

Want to get the inside scoop on how to take your resume to the next level? Learn some useful tips that will make your resume stand out.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

 

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual Event

Creative & Connected

**ONLINE EVENT** Armchair Actors

 Join with other participants online to bring a play to life. This is your chance to be a star for a day! Take on a character to read aloud with fellow cast members. Sessions will be run through Zoom.

Instructions for Zoom and a copy of the play will be emailed to participants before the session starts.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Friday, 19 June 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Virtual Event

eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* 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.

Please note this is an ONLINE EVENT.  Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual Event

eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* eBooks on your tablet

Would you like to borrow books from the library and read them on your iPad or Android tablet? Then download the free Bolinda Borrowbox App from the app store/Google Play, come along to this session and let us show you how.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Thursday, 25 June 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual Event

eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* iPad Intermediate

So you've learnt the basics and want to know more? This intermediate session will extend your iPad skills further. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Friday, 26 June 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual Event

eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* eBooks on your Kobo eReader

Learn how to download eBooks from Bolinda to your Kobo eReader using a computer. All Kobo eReaders including Aura, Clara, Forma and Libra models are supported.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual Event

eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* Active Citizenship in the age of COVID-19

Do you want to change the world? Learn about engaging with Australia’s political system, beginning online petitions, contacting the press and talking to your local member of parliament. Discover how you can be a force for change, large or small.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual Event

Creative & Connected

**ONLINE EVENT** Writers Aloud

Looking to share your writing in a safe, online environment? Come and share an original piece of writing with a small and appreciative audience via Zoom (video conferencing). Writing can be poetry, prose, travel writing - whatever you like - but should be limited to five minutes. This is a great opportunity to share your writing and meet other local writers.

Multiple Times
Virtual Event

eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* eNewspapers for free

Read the latest magazines & newspapers for free and delivered straight to your device. Learn how to navigate the library's Australian & international publication platforms & find magazines & news in a wide range of languages.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual Event

All About Kids!

*ONLINE EVENT* Code Club @ Home

Welcome to our newly adapted Code Club @ home. Ages 8-15 years.

Join Geelong Regional Library’s Scratch Studio where weekly projects are shared and tested in a closed, moderated web-space.  

The best part about Code Club is meeting up with other kids who love coding too. We don’t want you to miss out on this, so we will be hosting (optional) weekly virtual meetings.

All participants must be registered by an adult. Program details will be emailed with your booking confirmation. For bookings contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au
 

Monday, 11 May 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Virtual Event

Author Encounters Photo of Author, Maya Linnell

MAYA LINNELL - BOTTLEBRUSH CREEK

Bestselling romance author Maya Linnell joins us to discuss Bottlebrush Creek, her highly anticipated follow up to Wildflower Ridge. This is a sparkling rural romance about changing relationships and family ties, combining pure escapism with on-farm family drama, a meddling mother-in-law, home renovation laughs and a plot twist you won’t see coming.
Maya is joined by Geelong-based bestselling author Fiona Lowe to discuss the craft of writing romance, family sagas and page-turning fiction.

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Wednesday, 10 June 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

Author Encounters Photo of Author, Charlotte Wood

CHARLOTTE WOOD - THE WEEKEND

Four older women have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. 
The Weekend explores growing old and growing up, and what happens when we're forced to uncover the lies we tell ourselves. 

The Weekend was recently awarded the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA’s) Literary Book of the Year 2020. Charlotte is joined in this discussion by author and poet, John Bartlett.

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

Author Encounters Photo of Author, Paige Toon

PAIGE TOON - THE MINUTE I SAW YOU

Paige Toon is an internationally bestselling author, published in 15 countries, with more than 1.5 million copies of her books sold worldwide. She has been writing books set in sun-drenched locations since 2007. She has released thirteen novels and a three-part spin off series for young adults. The Minute I Saw You, an emotional and heartwarming holiday romance love story, is her 14th novel.

REGISTER HERE

 

Wednesday, 24 June 2020 - 7:30pm to 7:30pm
Virtual Event

News

Libraries re-opening Tuesday 9 June

We are pleased to announce that Geelong Regional Libraries’ branches and Mobile Libraries will re-open to the public on Tuesday 9 June.

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Introducing BorrowBox Unlimited

All GRLC members now have immediate access to a great selection of eBook and eAudiobook titles, without any loan queues.

Recommended Reads for World Environment Day

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