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 - Cave, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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

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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. 

Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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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Special Events

PETER FITZSIMONS – JAMES COOK

The name Captain James Cook is one of the most recognisable in Australian history - an almost mythic figure who is often discussed, celebrated, reviled and debated. Some 240 years after his death, Peter FitzSimons reveals what kind of man James Cook was at heart - his strengths, his weaknesses, his passions and pursuits, failures and successes.
Peter FitzSimons is Australia's bestselling non-fiction writer and the author of a number of highly successful books. His passion is to tell Australian stories, our own stories: of great men and women, of stirring events in our history.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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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ORCHESTRA GEELONG PRESENTS

Join us for an outstanding free concert in the Dome thanks to Orchestra Geelong. Performing under the baton of worldrenowned Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Mark Shiell, Orchestra Geelong will take you on a musical journey across continents and time zones with short works by composers such as Verdi, Brahms, Mozart, Grieg, Sibelius and more. Presented in partnership with the Geelong Seniors Festival.All ages welcome.

The 11.00am concert is sold out, however due to popular demand, Geelong Regional Library Corporation and Orchestra Geelong are now offering a second concert on the same day at 2.00pm. Book now to avoid disappointment!

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Tech Time

Are you curious about some of the high-tech toys that kids are playing with these days? Experience augmented reality apps and robotic gadgets in this fun hands on session. Absolute beginners welcome.

Saturday, 19 October 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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3d Modelling

Come along and learn how to use basic modelling tools to create some interesting 3D objects.

Monday, 21 October 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

DISCOVER YOUR ANCESTRY & HERITAGE CENTRE VISIT

This session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources followed by a visit to the Heritage Centre's Reading Room.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

CHRISTIAN WHITE – THE WIFE AND THE WIDOW

Set against the backdrop of an eerie island town in the dead of winter and told from two female perspectives, nothing on this island is quite as it seems. Only when these two women come together can they discover the whole story about the men in their lives. World-renowned local author and screenwriter Christian White's first novel, The Nowhere Child, was shortlisted for numerous major awards and sold in 16 territories around the world, including a major movie screen deal.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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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View On Demand

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

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Special Events

HERSTORY: WOMEN OF THE GEELONG REGION

"We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.” Ursula Le Guin

Herstory aims to lift the voices of women past and present, women of First Nations People, women of all backgrounds and cultures, their stories, their struggles and their achievements. The Barwon Month of Action to Stop Men’s Violence Against Women and Children is a good time to reflect on the role that women have played in building and maintaining our communities, our towns and our institutions. It is time to recognise and change the herstory.

Presented in partnership with Deakin University, Reclaim the Night Collective Geelong, Geelong Regional Library Corporation and Barwon Community Legal Service for Barwon Month of Action.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

VIKKI WAKEFIELD – THIS IS HOW WE CHANGE THE ENDING

Sixteen-year-old Nate McKee is doing his best to be invisible. He hangs out at the local youth centre and fills his notebooks with things he can’t say. But when some of his pages are stolen, and his words are graffitied at the centre, Nate realises he has allies. He might be able to make a difference, change his life, and claim his future. Or can he? This is raw and real, funny and heartbreaking—a story about what it takes to fight back when you’re not a hero, from popular young adult author, Vikki Wakefield.

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Making the Most of Your Phone Camera

Get the most out of the camera on your phone or tablet. This workshop will show you how to utilise the photographic tools as your fingertips.

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INTERNET AND EMAIL FOR BEGINNERS

Learn how to sign up for an email account so that you can send messages and attachments. Discover the basics of internet searching, and how you can recognise reputable websites.

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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.

Thursday, 31 October 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

HALLOWEEN ON SCREEN: THE UNCANNY APPEAL OF HORROR MOVIES

Why are horror movies so popular? This lecture explores the arcane origins of horror cinema and speculates over the social and psychological reasons behind its appeal. Celebrate Halloween season by watching clips from some of the most famous (and infamous) horror movies of all time, and dissecting the power and meaning behind their images. Ages 18+

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Author Encounters

ANNA KRIEN – ACT OF GRACE

The exhilarating debut novel from the award-winning author of Night Games. Australian soldier Toohey returns from Baghdad in 2003 with shrapnel in his neck, crippled by PTSD and white-knuckling life. In the Iraq of a decade earlier, aspiring pianist Nasim falls from favour with Saddam Hussein and his psychopathic son Uday, triggering a perilous search for safety. In Melbourne as the millennium turns, Robbie, faced with her father’s dementia and the family silences that may never find voice, tests boundaries. And in the present day, Gerry seeks toescape his father Toohey’s tyranny and heal its wounds. This is a searing, powerful and utterly original work by an exceptional Australian writer.

Thursday, 31 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

SAM THE SPACE DELIVERY MAN

Join Sam on his epic journey through space as he explores nine fantastic worlds on his mission to deliver goods to a variety of alien customers. Not all of the creatures Sam encounters are friendly though. It’s just as well his ship is equipped with a pair of trusty lasers, a can do attitude and a pod of shock rockets! Meet the author and the cast of the show. A radio play for children ages 4+ 
Proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong, Geelong Regional Library Corporation, Skin of our Teeth Productions and Greater Geelong Creative Inc.

Saturday, 2 November 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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PINTEREST

Want to learn how to create digital scrapbooks of your interests to view online? Use 'pins' to share and collaborate with others.

Friday, 13 September 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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SOLVE YOUR PASSWORD WORRIES

Ever felt overwhelmed by the number of online passwords you need to remember? This session will introduce you to a variety of ways to securely save and store your passwords.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

JENNIFER KLOESTER – JANE AUSTEN’S GHOST

A love of Jane Austen led Jennifer Kloester to write her third novel, Jane Austen's Ghost: a modern tale with a Regency twist, which brings the famous author into our world in a story of magic and adventure. Written with humour and an eye for historical detail, this is fictional wish-fulfilment at its entertaining best. Author of the bestselling Georgette Heyer's Regency World and Georgette Heyer, Jennifer Kloester is now writing fiction and making the most of her love of all things Regency.

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

Author Encounters

ROSS MCMULLIN – FAREWELL, DEAR PEOPLE

In commemoration of Remembrance Day 2019, award-winning historian and biographer Ross McMullin presents Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Australia’s Lost Generation. Highlighting the lives of ten Australians of outstanding potential who exemplify their nation’s lost generation of World War I, this collection of extended biographies brings to life these special but long-forgotten Australians for the first time. They include an internationally renowned medical scientist, an Antarctic explorer, a Rhodes Scholar, a barrister, a winemaker, a footballer, a rising Labor star and a popular farmer who inspired the filmGallipoli.Farewell, Dear Peoplehas been awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History and National Cultural Award.

Thursday, 7 November 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre