All libraries are closed on public holidays.
Library services first began in Belmont in 1885. Our current library was officially opened on 28 October 1982 by the Hon FN Wilkes MP, Minister for Local Government and his Worship the Mayor, Cr PF Ward JP. The building was renovated in 2010 making it a modern, pleasing and community-centric library environment. The renovated library was officially opened by the Hon Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Local Government. Belmont Library is a large and busy hub within easy reach of the High Street commercial precinct.
Find out more about Baby, Toddler and Storytimes here.
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Come and join this facilitated Q & A and knowledge-sharing session with other smartphone users and learners.
Monday, 13 May 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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
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.
Interested in discovering more about your family's history? This session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources.
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.
International parenting author Lou Harvey-Zahra presents practical ideas to transform tears and tantrums into smiles. Hear expert tips on establishing family values for positive behaviour and increased harmony in the home. Lou is the author of the best-selling Happy Child, Happy Home and Creative Discipline, Connected Family.
Sessions for parents of children aged 0 - 6 years:
Tuesday 7 May
Wednesday 8 May
Waurn Ponds 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday 9 May
Geelong West 2:00-3:00pm
Sessions for parents of children aged 7 - 12 years:
Wednesday 8 May
Thursday 9 May
Would you like to borrow books from the library without leaving home and read them on your tablet? Let us show you how easy it is and the variety of options available.
Porcelain painting enthusiast Dianne O’Dwyer will demonstrate the process for porcelain painting including choosing what to paint, and techniques.
Saturday, 11 May 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Meditation and mindfulness teacher Jo Solomon will explain the many benefits of meditation, including reducing stress and anxiety. Jo will take us on a guided meditation for ultimate relaxation. Leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Saturday, 11 May 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Award-winning Australian author Fiona Lowe’s latest novel beautifully captures the grief caused by bushfires, as well as the hope and sense of community that rises from the ashes. When a lethal bushfire tears through Myrtle in the breathtaking Otway Ranges, the town’s buildings and the lives of the residents are left as smouldering ash. Join Fiona as she examines themes from her novel such as women supporting women, developing emotional strength in rural communities and the role of community in healing.
Saturday, 11 May 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Celebrate National Families Week with your family and join us for craft activities and LEGO® building fun. All ages.
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).
Want to read the latest selection of library magazines free and delivered straight to your device using your library membership? Bring along your own device and learn how. With hundreds of eMagazines to choose from, there is sure to be at least one for you to enjoy!
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Ages 8+
This special exhibition, developed from the Geelong Heritage Centre's Archive Collection, has been created to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice Day on 11 November 1918. The exhibition explores many themes including the reactions to the end of WWI, peace celebrations, welcoming home the men and women returning from war and life after WWI for people in our region. Remembering the End will appeal to students from upper primary and all secondary levels as it explores local WWI ANZAC involvement and the impact of WWI on our local communities.