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.
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Join other LEGO® fans as we celebrate Children's Week with the ultimate LEGO® challenge. What will you build? All Ages.
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Victorian Energy Compare is the Victorian Government’s independent energy price comparison website. Learn how to find better electricity, gas and solar offers and claim the $50 Power Saving Bonus. Bring along your electricity bill and a pen. iPads will be provided.
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
Interested in discovering more about your family's history? This session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources.
Thursday, 3 October 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Come and learn from Marie Goldsworthy, a keen family historian, who will encourage you to research and publish your family history and share some valuable tips from her own experiences. Presented in partnership with the Geelong Seniors Festival. All ages welcome.
Please note change of date for this event, which will now be held on Friday 25 October.
Friday, 25 October 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Why are horror movies so popular? This lecture explores the arcane origins of horror cinema and speculates over the social and psychological reasons behind its appeal. Celebrate Halloween season by watching clips from some of the most famous (and infamous) horror movies of all time, and dissecting the power and meaning behind their images. Ages 18+
Come along to this hands-on workshop for an introduction into the art of Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo) and flower pressing (Oshibana).Get a taste of these art forms and their relationship to the Japanese aesthetic tradition.Presented by Japanese expatriate Kazuko Horii-Watson.Participants should bring a smock or wear clothes that can get messy.
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Learn about the resources available in our eCollections to help you find out more about your family's immigration journey.
Do you have a young person in your life struggling with mental health issues? Expert panellists will provide insights including signs of concern, how and where to seek help and how to get support while looking after a loved one. Presented in conjunction with headspace, BCYF Family Services, Barwon Health Carer’s Support, Bellarine Health Care and Pritchard Health.
Bring along your smartphone or tablet and discuss apps, features and library services available through your device.
Wednesday, 6 November 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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.
Thursday, 7 November 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am
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.
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.
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.
This fun-filled 4-week program combines everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods. The program has been designed for children to share with their parent/carer and participants are requested to attend all sessions. Ages 3-5 years. For bookings, please contact email@example.com.
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
Learn to create simple step-by-step programs and develop basic coding skills with our Blue-Bot floor robots. This 4-week course is designed to progressively build on skills developed each week. Get the most from Junior-Bots by attending all the sessions.
For bookings contact firstname.lastname@example.org