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Books Beyond Boundaries is a creative arts project now on show at the Dome until 22 December.

Food For Fines 2018 - 26 November - 14 December
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From Monday 26 November until Friday 14 December GRLC will waive library fines in exchange for donations of non-perishable food items.

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 Summer 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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Remembering the End: Curator's Talks

Join the curator of this fascinating display to learn more about how Geelong reacted to the announcement of the end of WW1 and the impact the Great War had on the communities in Geelong and the region immediately after it ended.

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The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Mindfulness and Meditation

Join Rosina Wilson – Instructor in Tai Chi and Yoga, and a teacher of Meditation as she discusses the benefits to life and health of mindfulness and meditation. Participate in a seated meditation session, followed by a Yoga Nidra meditation on the floor.

Thursday, 7 February 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Special Events Photo of Professor Tom Jobling and Dr Karl Najjar

The Benefits of Cancer Research

Join the Geelong Region Cancerians for a specialist panel discussion aimed at exploring the early detection, prevention and research of various types of cancer. Panelists will include Professor Tom Jobling OAM a Director of Gynaecologic Oncology at Monash Medical Centre and recipient of the Order of Australia Medal in 2017 for services to Ovarian Cancer Research; Dr Karl Najjar, a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and awardee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; cancer survivor Maureen O’Keeffe and panel moderator Roxie Bennett.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Fran Griffiths - Suspected Hippy: Travelling on a Wire

In 1974, and at only 19 years of age, author Frances Griffiths travelled on her own from Australia to India along a route known as the Hippy Trail. Join Frances as she discusses her journey.

Saturday, 12 January 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Special Events

Stuart Kells - Shakespeare's Library

From acclaimed author and ardent bibliophile, Stuart Kells, comes an exploration of the quest to find the personal library of the world’s most famous author. The whereabouts of Shakespeare’s library—his personal collection of manuscripts, books, letters and miscellaneous papers—is a mystery that continues to compel and inspire bibliophiles around the world. Join Stuart in conversation as he shares insights and stories of his journey.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Justin D'Ath - 47 Degrees

Join YA author, Justin D’ath, in conversation as he discusses his latest book, 47 Degrees, a fast-paced and poignant novel of survival for young readers. Justin will examine his writing process and how he merged fact with fiction as he drew on his own experience of escaping the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. This session is suitable for an audiences 12+

Wednesday, 6 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Open Mind Lecture Series

Jeff Sparrow - Trigger Warning: Political Correctness And The Rise Of The Right

The unlikely rise of Donald J. Trump exemplifies the political paradox of the twenty-first century. In this new Gilded Age, the contrast between the haves and the have-nots could not be starker. The world’s eight richest billionaires control as much wealth as the poorest half of the planet – a disparity of wealth and political power unknown in any previous period. Yet not only have progressives failed to make gains in circumstances that should, on paper, favour egalitarianism and social justice, the angry populism that’s prospered explicitly targets ideas associated with the left – and none more so than so-called ‘political correctness.' In his latest book, Trigger Warnings, writer, editor, columnist and broadcaster, Jeff Sparrow, excavates the development of a powerful new vocabulary against progressive causes. From the Days of Rage to Gamergate, from the New Left to the alt-right, he traces changing attitudes to democracy and trauma, symbolism and liberation, in an exhilarating history of ideas and movements. Challenging progressive and conservative orthodoxies alike, Trigger Warnings is a bracing polemic and a persuasive case for a new kind of politics.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Alison Sim - Pain Heroes: Stories Of Hope And Recovery

Pain is experienced by everyone at some point in their life. Some people experience pain that hangs around far longer than it should. Join pain management expert, Alison Sim, as she shares the stories of people who have experienced persistent pain and recovered from it from her recent book, Pain Heroes. Alison will also offer some practical, evidence-based advice on how to embrace what modern science tells us about pain, in order to recover. No quick fixes or magic silver bullets, just sensible advice that is echoed by the lived experiences in the stories of the Pain Heroes.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Katherine Collette - The Helpline

The Helpline is a sharp, witty, big-hearted comedy from a hilarious new Australian writer, Katherine Collette. Join Katherine in conversation as she discusses the divisive nature of the office fridge and other themes of her new novel which is all about people power and brain power—and the difficulty of getting them to work together.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Gregory Day - A Sand Archive

Gregory Day is a writer, poet and musician whose debut novel, The Patron Saint of Eel, won the prestigious Australian Literature Society Gold Medal in 2006 and was included on the VCE Literature syllabus for five years. He is a regular contributor to the literary pages of The Age and The Australian newspapers. Gregory will be joined by Deakin University's Associate Professor Maria Takolander for an evening not to be missed. Under discussion will be Gregory’s latest novel A Sand Archive. Hailed by 2018 Miles Franklin winner Michelle De Kretser as a ‘bravura work’, this ground-breaking book crosses between fact and fiction to produce a memorable reading experience.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Jill Stark - Happy Never After

Jill Stark was living the dream. She had a coveted job as a senior journalist, she was dating a sports star, and her first book had just become a bestseller. After years of chasing the fairy-tale ending, she’d finally found it. And then it all fell apart. Join Jill in conversation as she discusses why the happiness fairy-tale is driving us mad and how she flipped the script.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Raspberry Pi Meetup

Interested in Raspberry Pi? This meet-up group is suitable for those who are new to, or knowledgeable about, these credit-card sized computers. A capable little PC, it can be used for many of the things that your desktop does. Bring your Raspberry Pi if you have one, or you can use one of ours.
No booking required. For more information contact: Steve Levakis - SLevakis@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

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Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Christmas holiday opening hours

Customers are advised of changes to regular library opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period.

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Geelong Regional Library Corporation Annual Report 2017-2018

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation's Annual Report 2017-2018 is available to view online or please visit one of our 16 library branches and two mobile libraries to view a hard copy of the report.

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