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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.
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Join us for an introduction to coding. This program is suitable for beginners only. Age 8+
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
Having trouble finding those elusive ancestors? Hitting some brick walls? Come along to this session to explore the features of Ancestry Library Edition, which may then help you with your genealogy searching.
Make your very own colourful felt pencil case or mobile phone case. All materials are supplied. Ages 12+
Boxes, boxes, boxes! What could you make? Use your imagination and transform old recycled boxes into new, amazing creations. All ages.
Relax this summer with a wide selection of free magazines available with your library membership, delivered straight to your device. Please bring along your own device.
Learn about the resources available in our eCollections to help you find out more about your family's immigration journey.
Learn how to create 2D designs to be drawn or cut into fabric or paper using the Brother Design'n'Cut software: Canvas Workspace.
Bring your tablet to the library and learn about the different mindfulness and meditation resources available.
Wednesday, 5 February 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Salwa Abboud is a FengShui Master from The Ministry of Feng Shui& Four Pillars of Destiny. Participants will learn how to capitalise on their destiny for 2020. Please bring your chart with you if you attended the session in 2019.
There are two main outcomes from a DNA test for family history purposes: ethnicity estimates and DNA matches. This presentation looks at both but with more emphasis on DNA matches and how you can solve your family history puzzles. It also examines the impact of doing a DNA test on you, your family and others. Presented by genealogist, historian and researcher Susie Zada.
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Learn the basic functions of the Apple iPad and how it can be used. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.
This spectacular book takes readers on a pictorial journey through time. See the evolution of Geelong’s world-famed Botanic Gardens from the original aspirational vision, to the modern green space overlooking Corio Bay today. Whether you are a green thumb, historian, proud citizen or simply interested in what used to be, this clever book will take you on a journey through time that will create lasting impressions.Written by Ian Rogers, retired employee of the City of Greater Geelong and former Director and long-time advocate of the Geelong Botanic Gardens.
Thursday, 20 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Make the most out of your library membership by using databases to support your child's learning and help with school projects. Come and learn about ScienceOnline, Encyclopedia Britannica and more.
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.
Ever wanted to know more about how to keep a diary?Dr June Alexander is a non-fiction writer with special skills and interest in diary writing, mentoring and editing. She encourages every one of every age to keep a diary and write about their life – we all have a story to tell! Please note, a $10 registration fee ($5 Concession) applies for this workshop.
Saturday, 8 February 2020 - 9:30am to 11:30am