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
Participate in this four-week program that includes stop motion animation, Scratch 3.0, SpheroBolt and more. No bookings required. Age 8+
Wednesday, 7 August 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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
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!
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.
Bring along your smartphone or tablet and discuss apps, features and library services available through your device.
Get lost in the magical world of Roald Dahl as we celebrate the worlds, characters and stories of this marvellous storyteller. All ages.
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.
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.
The very hungry caterpillar and friends are roaming in the library. Join them for stories, songs and games, and then create your own Eric Carle inspired creature. All ages 5+
Come to the library and make a little felt alpaca pal to pop in your pocket. Ages 12-18.
There's a rumble in the jungle, there's a whisper in the trees, the animals are waking up and rustling the leaves.Create your own African jungle diorama with hidden animals to explore.Ages 8+
Create a colourful piece of wildlife art using magazines and animal silhouettes in this fun hands-on workshop. Ages 8+
Motherlingis a heart-wrenching and heart-warming examination of the nature of grief, loss and processing the many confronting notions of what 'gone' means to a mother who has lost her adult child. Jen Hutchinson walked with her son's ashes on the pilgrimage of Camino de Santiago in Spain as part of her commitment to coming to terms with her grief and finding herself and a future. This is a memoir of love, hope, grief and an 800 kilometre walk from unimaginable loss to peace of mind.
Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Find inspiration in your favourite animal and create a unique bookmark to help decorate your books. All ages.
Learn about the basic functions of the overlocker as well as how to re-thread.
Join Helmut Woerner from the Geelong Beekeepers Club to learn about the critical role of bees in the environment. You'll learn more about how beehives operate and what to consider to run your own beehive. There'll also be a chance to sample different honey varieties. Presented in partnership with the Geelong Seniors Festival.All ages welcome.
Come into the library and you will be greeted by the gentle sounds of SonikSea – an improvised collaboration between local musicians Joseph Stanaway and Demir Aliu. Combining the Pan with a variety of beautiful and unusual strings, flutes and voice, you will transported with this sensitive and atmospheric approach to music.
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.
Interested in discovering more about your family's history? This session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources.
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.
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.