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 Photo of Adam Rozenbachs

ADAM ROZENBACHS – PARIS AND OTHER DISAPPOINTMENTS

Sick of going overseas and enjoying himself, comedian Adam Rozenbachs takes his father on the trip of a lifetime to Europe. For his dad, it was a chance to return to the place he hasn’t seen since fleeing post-war Germany as an immigrant. For Adam, it was a chance to repay his dad for everything he’d given him in life. As it turned out, after three weeks of travel, Adam decided not killing his dad was more than enough repayment.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters Photo of Lucy Treloar

LUCY TRELOAR – WOLFE ISLAND

Kitty Hawke, the last inhabitant of a dying island sinking into the wind-lashed Chesapeake Bay, has resigned herself to annihilation... Until one night her granddaughter rows ashore, desperate and begging for sanctuary. And when trouble comes following her granddaughter, no one is more surprised than Kitty to find she will fight to save her as fiercely as her name suggests. A richly imagined and mythic parable of home and kin that cements Lucy Treloar's place as one of our most acclaimed novelists.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events Photo of Antony Loewenstein

ANTONY LOEWENSTEIN – PILLS, POWDER AND SMOKE

Like the never-ending war on terror, the drugs war is a multi-billion-dollar industry that won’t go down without a fight. Its direct results have included mass incarceration in the US, extreme violence in different parts of the world, the backing of dictatorships, and surging drug addiction globally. Author, writer and filmmaker Antony Loewenstein is a Jerusalem-based Australian journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, the BBC, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, and many others. Pills, Powder, and Smoke investigates the individuals, officials, activists, victims, DEA agents, and traffickers caught up in this deadly war.

Word for Word Festival Preview Week

Two special non-fiction author encounters to whet your appetite ahead of Word for Word festival in November. www.wordforwordfestival.com.au

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events Photo of Rebekah Robertson

REBEKAH ROBERTSON – ABOUT A GIRL

In 2000, Rebekah Robertson gave birth to twin boys, George and Harry. But as they grew older, their preferences began to show, and by the age of three it was clear Georgie was drawn to anything that was pretty or had a skirt that could swirl. Rebekah and her husband united in their determination to help her live freely and fearlessly. Their case was the start of the long road to justice for transgender children in Australia and became the basis of the 2013 landmark decision to remove the Family Court’s jurisdiction. This is Rebekah Robertson’s extraordinary personal story of raising her transgender child, Georgie Stone, who has become a voice not just for other transgender kids – but for an emerging generation.

Word for Word Festival Preview Week

Two special non-fiction author encounters to whet your appetite ahead of Word for Word festival in November. www.wordforwordfestival.com.au

Thursday, 12 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+

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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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eKnow How

Makerspace Mondays

Would you like to be 3D scanned? Want to experience virtual reality? Come along and learn about these amazing technologies.
No bookings required.

Please note this session does not run on Monday 10 June as it is a public holiday. 

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK PERFORMANCE

Celebrate Children’s Book Week with us and enjoy a wonderful live performance by Meerkat Productions including audience interaction, original songs and fantastic puppetry. Bookings essential for all attending adults and children. All ages.


eKnow How

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!

SENSORY STORYTIME

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 movement. Audio stimulation is limited and group size is small. Bookings recommended.

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eKnow How

CV/Resume Writing Tips

Learn about useful resume writing tools at this practical session.

Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Inspiration Space, 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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3D Scanning

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

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Heritage

LEARN HOW TO UNLOCK THE ARCHIVES

Would you like to learn more about how to search the new Geelong Heritage Centre archives online? Heritage staff will lead you through an introductory session to get the most out of the new archival database online. Bring along your WiFi enabled device, or borrow one of the library's.

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The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Virtual Reality

Experience the latest in virtual reality technology. Enjoy a ride in a fighter jet, ride a rollercoaster or meet a T-rex in a 360-degree video.

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All About Kids!

Roald Dahl Day

Get lost in the magical world of Roald Dahl as we celebrate the worlds, characters and stories of this marvellous storyteller. All ages.

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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

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

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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