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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Author Encounters

SARAH THORNTON – LAPSE

All it took was a momentary lapse to bring Clementine Jones’ world crashing down. Now she’s living like a hermit in small-town Katinga, coaching the local footy club. And others are starting to ask questions. Clem’s not the only one with a secret, and as tension builds, the dark violence just below the town’s surface threatens to erupt. Author Sarah Thornton gave up her successful law career to live on a 43-foot sailing catamaran, exploring the world and writing novels.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected Kanopy image

CLASSIC MOVIE SCREENING WITH KANOPY

Join us and experience Kanopy, a film streaming service available to all library users, as we watch a classic movie from Hollywood's golden era. 

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All About Kids!

Launch of the Carnegie Hall Lullaby Project

Join us for a unique and tranquil concert at the Dome. Members of Geelong Symphony Orchestra will perform original lullabies, written by local families in collaboration with Scully's Singing Stories, as well as traditional lullabies from all around the world. The Geelong based Carnegie Hal Lullaby Project aims to support maternal health, strenghen the bond between parent and child and aid child development. 

Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Cave, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Alison Lester and Scully's Singing Stories

Come and meet Alison Lester! Alison has created more than 40 children's picture books including family favourites Magic Beach, Noni the Pony and Kissed by the Moon. Join us for a special story time for the launch of her new book The Painted Ponies. There'll be craft activities and local musical collaborator Michelle Scully will lead families on a magical musical journey through Alison's books. Attendees will have the chance to purchase books and have them signed by the author. 

Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Cave, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected Kanopy image

CLASSIC MOVIE SCREENING WITH KANOPY

Join us and experience Kanopy, a film streaming service available to all library users, as we watch a classic movie from Hollywood's golden era. 

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All About Kids!

Writing Cadets

Join our 4-week writing course at the Dome. Try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use ours.
No booking required. Ages 8+

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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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Open Mind Lecture Series

REFUGEE RIGHTS AND POLICY WRONGS – FIONA CHONG

Annual Lecture in memory of Fiona Baranowski

Join us for a special presentation on one of the most pressing issues facing the world today – finding safe and durable solutions for refugees and other forced migrants globally.

Fiona Chong is a lawyer and was recently a Human Rights Fellow in the Master of Laws program at Columbia University. She has previously worked as a lawyer at the Refugee Advice and Casework Service and as a Postgraduate Public Interest Fellow at Refugees International. She and Jane McAdam are the authors of Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs: A frank, up-to-date guide by experts and Refugees: Why seeking asylum is legal and Australia's policies are not.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Introduction to Trove

Trove is the National Library of Australia’s online repository of digital materials. Come along to this introductory workshop to learn how to search, find and get access to the millions of digitised books, images, maps, newspapers, sound recordings and more.

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Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

GOOGLE SEARCH LIKE AN EXPERT

A Google search can deliver millions of results, making it tricky to find what you're after. This session will help you learn search techniques and tricks to go beyond the basics and findexactly what you’re looking for online.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Get your sea legs on and join us for some rollicking stories, swashbuckling sea shanties and a treasure trove of craft and games. All ages

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eKnow How

New to the Library

Learn to efficiently navigate the library's website, catalogue, online collection, and get the most benefit from your library membership.

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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

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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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Movie Mania

It's a fiesta of film fun these holidays. Join us for a movie that is sure to entertain. Movies are G and PG rated and places are strictly limited. Parents attending require a ticket. Ages 8+

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Modular Origami

Learn some paper folding techniques to build impressive 3D modular origami pieces in this hands-on workshop. Ages 12-18.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Coding the Savannah

Code your trip to the African Savannah and greet some animals when you get there! This program is designed for parent and child to work together using Scratch Jr. Ages 5+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Collage Creature Animation

Create a collage animal character using recycled books and then animate it with Stop Motion Studio app. Ages 8+

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Special Events

BOOK LAUNCH: FAVEL PARRETT – THERE WAS STILL LOVE

Join us for the launch of There Was Still Love, the profoundly moving new novel from Miles Franklin-shortlisted local author Favel Parrett. A tender and beautifully told story of memory, family and love, Parrett's deep emotional insight and stellar literary talent shines through in this love letter to the strong women who bind families together, despite dislocation and distance. Favel Parrett is the author of Past The Shallows and When The Night Comes.

Presented in partnership with Torquay Books.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Rumble in the Jungle

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+

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

ASCII Art

Learn how to make some cool ASCII text art using the Python computer programming language. Suitable for beginner coders.Ages 12-18.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Friends

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+

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eKnow How

eBooks on Your Tablet

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.

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Blossom Tree Art

Use paper quilling and watercolour techniques to create your own 3D blossom tree artwork. Ages 12-18.

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All About Kids!

Animal Collage

Join us and create your own curious animals using collage techniques in this hands-on session. Ages 5+

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