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Inspired by the domed shape of reading rooms in great libraries around the world, this iconic building features:
Situated in the heart of Geelong’s flourishing cultural precinct, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome) is already a much-loved addition to the city’s cultural and architectural landscape.
Inside, you will find a future-ready sphere of reading, learning and fun that will change the way you think about libraries forever.
Find out more about Baby, Toddler and Storytimes here.
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Learn how to scan objects to create a 3D-printed model of your own.
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.
The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Come and join this expert-facilitated Q & A and knowledge-sharing session with other smartphone users and learners.
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
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
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+.
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
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.
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.
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Want to read the latest magazines delivered straight to your device for free using your library membership? Bring along your own device and learn how. With hundreds of eMagazines to chose from, there is sure to be at least one for you to enjoy!
Bend, stretch and discover the poses of some curious yogi animals in this interactive story experience. This program is not delivered by qualified yoga teachers. Ages 5+
Craft yourself an original monster and then animate it using stop-motion techniques. Ages 8+
Learn how to add creatures to backgrounds in Scratch Jr. and have them interact with each other. This interactive session is designed for a child and caregiver to complete together. Ages 5+
Help us make an Insta-worthy mural using watercolour and ink to create an amazing art wall installation. Ages 12-18.
We all watch movies, but do we really understand them? In this discussion group, we look at the key terms of cinema, including mise-en-scène (what we see), cinematography (how we see it), sound (the accompanying audio), and editing (how elements are cut and arranged). Watch clips from classic films and have the chance to use some of these terms to speculate on the ideas or sensations the filmmakers are trying to convey. Join the conversation and appreciate movies in a whole new way.
Enter the world of invertebrates, test your knowledge of these amazing creatures and design your own new species to take home. Ages 8+
Discover the magic of Oobleck. Is it a solid? Is it a liquid? It’s both! Once you have finished playing with this amazing substance let us show you how to make your very own stress ball. Ages 12-18.
Our LEGO Mindstorms robots are ready and waiting for you to program them! Can you meet the challenge? Ages 8+
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Have fun creating your own kitschy miniature garden gnome from coloured polymer clay. Ages 12-18.
He has terrible tusks and terrible claws. But didn’t you know; there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo! Or is there? Join us to play Gruffalo games, hear Gruffalo tales and make your own Gruffalo puppet to take home. Ages 5+
Ever wanted to know how to make a 3D hologram? We’ll explore the how holograms work and then turn your 3D image into one. Ages 12-18.
Oh the places you could go with a cat wearing a hat, a wocket, a who, and a thing or two. Explore the curious creatures of Dr Seuss in this silly Seussical session. All ages.
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
Join us and create your own curious animals using collage techniques in this hands-on session. Ages 5+
Explore the art of watercolour paints while creating an incredible rabbit painting worthy of any wall. Ages 8+
Create, write, produce and film a short interview with our resident humanoid robot, NAO. Ages 12-18.