Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)

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

All libraries are closed on public holidays.

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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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What's on - Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Smartphone Chat

Come and join this expert-facilitated Q & A and knowledge-sharing session with other smartphone users and learners.

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Heritage

Remembering the End: Curator's Talks

Join the curator of this fascinating display to learn more about how Geelong reacted to the announcement of the end of WW1 and the impact the Great War had on the communities in Geelong and the region immediately after it ended.

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The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters Graeme Simsion - The Rosie Result

Graeme Simsion - The Rosie Result

Internationally bestselling author Graeme Simsion discusses his hilarious and thought-provoking conclusion to the popular Rosie Series – The Rosie Result. Beloved characters Don and Rosie are back in Melbourne after a decade in New York, and they’re about to face their most important challenge. Their son, Hudson, is struggling at school: he’s socially awkward and not fitting in. With a brilliant cast of characters, The Rosie Result is the triumphant final instalment of the internationally bestselling series that began with The Rosie Project.
 

Thursday, 14 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, 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; 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

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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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

Author Encounters Lynda La Plante - Widows' Revenge

Lynda La Plante - Widows’ Revenge

In Lynda La Plante’s ground-breaking thriller, Widows, Dolly Rawlins and her gangland widows managed the impossible: a heist their husbands had failed to pull off. In her newly released sequel Widows’ Revenge, though the characters may now be in the money, they're far from easy street. Join international best-selling author, screenwriter and actress Lynda La Plante as she visits Geelong to discuss her success with Widows which was recently made into a major release film directed by Hollywood heavyweight Steve McQueen and starring acclaimed Oscar winner Viola Davis.

Tickets are $35, and include a paperback copy of Widows’ Revenge.

Book HERE

Sunday, 17 February 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Basic Programming with NAO

Meet NAO, our humanoid robot. Learn to program with Choregraphe Suite and discover how to make her move and talk in this beginner's workshop. Ages 8+


Youth Programs

Wild Weaving

Create a wild woven wall hanging using the colours and textures of nature. Learn how to prepare a loom for weaving, and then practice weaving techniques and simple knot styles. Ages 12-18


All About Kids!

Watercolour Rabbits

Explore the art of watercolour paints while creating an incredible rabbit painting worthy of any wall. Ages 8+

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

iPad Basics

Learn the basics functions of the Apple iPad and what it can be used for. If you have an Apple ID, bring the details along, but it is not necessary to participate.

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Youth Programs

Insta Art

Help us make an Insta-worthy mural using watercolour and ink to create an amazing art wall installation. 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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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.

Thursday, 24 January 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Youth Programs

In conversation with NAO

Create, write, produce and film a short interview with our resident humanoid robot, NAO. Ages 12-18.

Thursday, 24 January 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Mini LEGO WeDo

Build and construct Lego WeDo 2.0 models which can be programmed and brought to life with simple, drag-and-drop software. Ages 8+

Friday, 25 January 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Paper Plate Creatures

Explore some of Earth’s curious creatures and then recreate your own with simple craft materials. All ages.

Friday, 25 January 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

iMovie on iPad

Would you like to edit your own videos using the free iMovie app on your iPad? Come along to learn how.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

eBooks on Your Tablet

Would you like to borrow books from the library and read them on your tablet? Bring along your own device and learn how to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from our CloudLibrary via the internet.

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Creative & Connected

Introduction to Photobooks

Learn how to create a photobook using images from your tablet, phone or computer. This workshop will introduce different ways to get you started. Please note that this is not a printing session. Photobooks ordered will incur a printing fee.

Friday, 1 February 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

VOD - View On Demand

Discover the thrill of Catch-Up TV and subscription entertainment such as Netflix. Learn to unlock your favourite shows and get the most from your service.

Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Chinese New Year

2019 is Year of the Pig. Join us for a special family story session to celebrate Chinese New Year with stories, songs and craft. All ages.

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Special Events

Stuart Kells - Shakespeare's Library

From acclaimed author and ardent bibliophile, Stuart Kells, comes an exploration of the quest to find the personal library of the world’s most famous author. The whereabouts of Shakespeare’s library—his personal collection of manuscripts, books, letters and miscellaneous papers—is a mystery that continues to compel and inspire bibliophiles around the world. Join Stuart in conversation as he shares insights and stories of his journey.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Great Apps for Your Device

Take advantage of some of the fantastic apps available on your smartphone or tablet. Bring your own device and learn how to solve all your password worries, store documents, read eBooks and eMagazines and effortlessly navigate cities.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Justin D'Ath - 47 Degrees

Join YA author, Justin D’ath, in conversation as he discusses his latest book, 47 Degrees, a fast-paced and poignant novel of survival for young readers. Justin will examine his writing process and how he merged fact with fiction as he drew on his own experience of escaping the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. This session is suitable for an audiences 12+

Wednesday, 6 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre