Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)

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(03) 4201 0600
51 Little Malop Street
Geelong
VIC 3220

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Opening hours

Monday: Ground & Mezzanine 8am – 8pm, Level 1 & 2 9am – 8pm
Tuesday: Ground & Mezzanine 8am – 8pm, Level 1 & 2 9am – 8pm
Wednesday: Ground & Mezzanine 8am – 8pm, Level 1 & 2 9am – 8pm
Thursday: Ground & Mezzanine 8am – 8pm, Level 1 & 2 9am – 8pm
Friday: Ground & Mezzanine 8am – 8pm, Level 1 & 2 9am – 8pm
Saturday: Ground & Mezzanine, Levels 1 & 2 10am – 5pm
Sunday: Ground & Mezzanine, Levels 1 & 2 10am – 5pm

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Special Events

Geelong After Dark

As darkness falls, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre rises! This year’s annual Geelong After Dark adventures include a number of unusual, interactive performances and installations at the library. One such treat will be Boombox Requests - for one night only get on your leg warmers and go totally 80s! Or join the musical comedy troupe ‘Impromptunes’ who will bring a mischievous mix of improv and musical theatre. See you when the sun goes down… No bookings required.

Friday, 3 May 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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;
  • Dr Rachel Delahunty, an oncologist with a special interest in gynaecological oncology;
  • 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

Special Events Maria Takolander

World Poetry Day 2019

Declared by UNESCO in 1999, World Poetry Day is designed to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world. This World Poetry Day event recognises and celebrates the achievements of five local poets: Julie Maclean, John Bartlett, Kathryn Ross, Rosemary Blake and Graeme Kinross-Smith, with introductions by local poet, prize-winning fiction writer and Associate Professor in Writing and Literature at Deakin University, Maria Takolander (pictured). 

Thursday, 21 March 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Youth Programs

Tuesday Techies

Drop in on Tuesdays during Term 2 to tinker with our fun new technology, including the NAO robot, virtual reality, 3D printing and more!
No bookings required. Ages 12+.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Preschool Story Time

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

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Special Events Jefa Greenaway

Melbourne Design Week in Geelong - Keynote Address

THE ECHO OF COUNTRY – MAKING SENSE OF PLACE AND CULTURAL CONNECTION TO COMMUNITY 

Don’t miss this singular opportunity to meet and hear leading Indigenous architect and educator Jefa Greenaway discuss the topic of giving agency to Indigenous voices through design. Event presented in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong. Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government.

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Saturday, 23 March 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events Melbourne Design Week

Melbourne Design Week in Geelong - Panel Discussion

CREATING HEALTHY ENGAGED COMMUNITIES FOR A CLEVER AND CREATIVE CITY

Join our panel of experts as they explore the ways in which clever design can contribute to community connection, resilience and social inclusion. Leading Indigenous architect and educator Jefa Greenaway will be joined on the panel by Valli Morphett, CEO of CoDesign Studio; Sae Ra Germaine Manager Digital Platforms at CAVAL, and Peter Seamer, author of Breaking Point: The Future of Australian CitiesEvent presented in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong. Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government.

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Saturday, 23 March 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

Sensory Story Time provides opportunities for children with additional needs to experience the magic of stories and develop a love of reading in a low stimulus environment with tactile story-telling formats. Group size is small so bookings are recommended.

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eKnow How

Research Your Workplace Rights Online

Curious to know what your workplace rights and entitlements are, but not sure where to start? This practical information session will teach you some of the skills to research how much you should be paid, what breaks you should receive, and other rights and responsibilities that employees have at work.

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Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Cultural Diversity Week

Geelong Regional Libraries are proud to celebrate Cultural Diversity Week. Discover some of the wonderful and varied cultures that make us all Australian through storytelling, craft, music and dance.

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Online Selling

Do you have items at home that are too good to throw out but you no longer want to keep? Have you considered online selling? Come along and we will show you how and share some of the pitfalls to avoid.

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Compare Power Prices Online

Get ready for the summer heat by cutting your power bills and finding the best energy prices on the market. This workshop will guide you through reputable, non-profit energy comparison services and help you navigate thousands of plans to work out the cheapest offer for your household.

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Author Encounters

CARRIE TIFFANY - EXPLODED VIEW

Set at the close of the 1970s and traversing thousands of kilometres of inland roads, Exploded View is a revelatory interrogation of Australian girlhood. Carrie Tiffany’s debut novel, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Guardian First Book Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and won the Dobbie Award and the WA Premier’s Award for Fiction. Her second novel, Mateship with Birds, was also a remarkable success. Don’t miss this discussion of her third novel which poses the question: must a girl always be a part, and how can she become a whole?

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

University Study Assist

There are a wealth of tools available to help you get the most from your study time. A bit of time now will pay dividends later.

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Getting Around In Google Maps

Are you getting lost in your Google Maps App? Come along and get started and get some tips to enable you to reach your destination.

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Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

JACKIE GILLIES - SHINE IT UP

Well known to Australian television audiences from Real Housewives of Melbourne, sassy and adventurous Jackie Gillies also works as one of the country’s most sought-after psychic mediums. In her first book Shine It Up, Jackie examines ways to bring spirituality into everyday life and shows us how to shine through all sorts of circumstances. This is the story of a young woman from Newcastle doing all the conventional things, who found the courage to follow her gift and create an amazing life.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Saving to the Cloud for free

Ever wanted to know what’s in the Cloud? Come along and learn about using Cloud storage, such as DropBox or Google Drive.

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Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

PAPER CROWNS

Colour, cut, fold and stick constructed paper to create your own magical crown to take home. Ages 5+

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All About Kids!

FRANKENTOY CODING

Have you ever wanted to make your toys talk to you? In this session you will not only make a Frankentoy but with the help of a Makey Makey you will learn how to program it to talk you. Ages 8+

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3D Scanning

Learn how to 3D scan objects using iPads to create a 3D printed model of your own.

Monday, 8 April 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

COLLAGE CREATIONS

Awaken your creativity in this ripping, snipping, assembling and pasting mixed-media collage workshop. Ages 8+

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Silent Disco

Bust our your best dance moves at our silent disco, experiment with green screen technology and experience Oculus Rift virtual reality. In partnership with City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. Ages 12-18

Tuesday, 9 April 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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eMagazines For Free!

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!

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All About Kids!

CODED ART

Discover the possibilities with coded digital art. Learn to create backgrounds and characters which bounce, spin, shrink and disappear in this introduction to coding with Scratch Jr. This session is designed for children to complete with the support of a grown-up. Ages 5+

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Making the Most of Your Phone Camera

Get the most out of the camera on your phone or tablet. This workshop will show you how to utilise the photographic tools as your fingertips.

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