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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What's on - The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Gregory Day - A Sand Archive

Gregory Day is a multi-award winning novelist, poet and musician from Victoria, Australia. He is also an acclaimed nature writer and literary critic. His new novel A Sand Archive was published in 2018 to outstanding reviews.
Dual Miles Franklin winner Michelle de Kretser described the book as: “At once effortlessly cosmopolitan and firmly attached to the particularities of place, A Sand Archive is a bravura work”, whilst Stella Prize winner Carrie Tiffany believes that the book’s main character, F.B. Herschell, is “one of the greatest characters of Australian literature”.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Open Mind Lecture Series Julienne van Loon

Julienne van Loon - The Thinking Woman

On the eve of International Women’s Day, we present award-winning novelist Julienne van Loon to discuss her extraordinary new book, The Thinking Woman. In her work, Julienne discusses ‘love’ with author and cultural critic, Laura Kipnis; ‘play’ with award-winning novelist and essayist, Siri Hustvedt; ‘work’ with author and socialist feminist activist, Nancy Holmstrom; ‘fear’ with philosopher, literary critic and author, Julia Kristeva; ‘wonder’ with feminist cultural historian Marina Warner; and ‘friendship’ with pre-eminent feminist philosopher, Rosi Braidotti.

Julienne van Loon holds a Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowship with the writing and publishing program at RMIT University. Julienne’s honours include the Australian/Vogel’s Award and an appointment as Honorary Fellow in Writing with the University of Iowa. The Thinking Woman is her first nonfiction book.
 

Thursday, 7 March 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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

Special Events 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.

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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

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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Multiple Locations

Special Events Photo of example of high quality collective housing

Clever Living Seminar Series - Innovative Options for Affordable Housing

The first 2019 Clever Living Seminar takes a look into the possibilities for citizen-led development; enabling residents to take control of the design of their own high quality, and collective housing.  By working as a collective, the model provides a more affordable alternative for people to design their compact home.

Presented in partnership with Geelong Sustainability

Please note, a fee of $5 applies to this session.

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Tuesday, 5 March 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Katherine Collette - The Helpline

The Helpline is a sharp, witty, big-hearted comedy from a hilarious new Australian writer, Katherine Collette. Join Katherine in conversation as she discusses the divisive nature of the office fridge and other themes of her new novel which is all about people power and brain power—and the difficulty of getting them to work together.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

My Gov

Explore the benefits and optimise your use of myGov.In partnership with the Department of Human Services.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Inspiration Space, 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.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

This sensory-rich story time is for all children. These sessions accommodate delayed motor skill development and include opportunities for children to interact, with less sitting and more interaction. Audio stimulation is limited and group size is small.

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Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Stream Music Online

This workshop will help you explore the world of online music streaming. Access millions of songs, discover music you've never encountered before, and let apps deliver you daily curated lists of what you enjoy.

Friday, 22 February 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

All About: Productivity Apps

Want to better organise your day using your smartphone or tablet? In this session we explore apps for note taking, scheduling, meeting creation, document storage and more, to help your day run more smoothly.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Learn a Language with Mango

Ever wanted to learn a language? Let an app do it for you for with Mango Languages, our language-learning eResource that will deliver short, fun and convenient lessons to your device.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Jill Stark - Happy Never After

Jill Stark was living the dream. She had a coveted job as a senior journalist, she was dating a sports star, and her first book had just become a bestseller. After years of chasing the fairy-tale ending, she’d finally found it. And then it all fell apart. Join Jill in conversation as she discusses why the happiness fairy-tale is driving us mad and how she flipped the script.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Make Music with Garageband

A one, a two, a one, two, three, four! Well maybe a few more steps but come and learn how to take it from the top with Garageband.

Thursday, 28 February 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

LEGO MINDSTORMS

Learn to control a robot in these hands-on sessions. Get the most from LEGO® MINDSTORMS® by attending all the sessions. Ages 8+.
For bookings contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

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All About Kids!

Code Club: Scratch

Sign up for Code Club. Term 1 is all about Scratch, where you will take a tour of the Scratch interface and create games and animations. This program is suitable for beginners. Participants are requested to attend all sessions. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 9-11 years.

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All About Kids!

Junior Coders

Learn coding skills in this introduction to programming with ScratchJr. Activities are fun and engaging, and are designed for parents and carers to experience alongside their child. Participants are requested to attend all sessions in this 4 week course. Booking includes attending adult. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 5-8.

Friday, 8 February 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Toddler Time

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

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Makerspace Mondays

Would you like to be 3D scanned? Want to experience virtual reality? Come along and learn about these cutting-edge technologies.
No booking required.

Multiple Times
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Little Explorers

Pack your bags for a special story journey around the world. Hear stories about children from other countries and cultures, and learn songs and words in different languages. Ages 3-6.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Baby Time

Join us for a fun filled session of songs and rhymes for babies. Sessions run all year except for January.
No bookings required.
For a complete downloadable timetable of all our story times across all of our branches, please click here.

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Multiple Locations

Youth Programs

The Writing Dome

Do you feel the urge to use interesting words in an interesting way? Join our writing group at the Dome. Keep a writing journal, contribute to a group blog, try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group.
No booking required. Ages 12+

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre