Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)

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(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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Introduction to Kanopy

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries. Come and learn how it works. 

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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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OSMO MASTERPIECE

Supercharge your drawing skills with this amazing augmented reality app. Ages 8+

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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DREAM CATCHERS

Join us for this special hands-on session and make your own dream catcher to take home. Ages 5+

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Fun with Felt

Make your very own colourful felt pencil case or mobile phone case. All materials are supplied. Ages 12+

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All About Kids! Chinese New Year - writing with rat

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.

Friday, 24 January 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Basic Robotics

During this two-part session we will customise a robot to print and then add the Arduino circuity to create movement.

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EDIT PHOTOS ON YOUR DEVICE

Learn how to use photo editing apps to make your photos look clearer, brighter and sharper. Bring along your own device and photos and learn some simple techniques to dramatically improve their quality.

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All About Kids!

CODING WITH SPHERO

Sphero BOLT is an app-enabled robotic ball that provides endless opportunities to be creative and have fun whilst learning to code. Join us for this 4-week course to complete coding tasks with BOLT. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 10+

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Author Encounters

ANGELA SAVAGE – MOTHER OF PEARL

This novel explores the unsettling and extraordinary process of trying to bring a child into the world across borders of class, culture and nationality. A luminous and courageous story about the hopes and dreams we all have for our lives and relationships, and the often fraught and unexpected ways they may be realised.Angela Savage is an award-winning Melbourne writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. She is currently the Director of Writers Victoria.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Construction Club

Join us for a 4-week adventure into the world of engineering. Challenge yourself as we recreate famous world landmarks, bridges and buildings. Who can build the highest tower? How much weight can your bridge hold? Ages 8+

Wednesday, 5 February 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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INCLUSIVE STORY TIME

Inclusive Story Time provides opportunities for children to experience the magic of stories and develop a love of reading in a low stimulus environment, with limited audio stimulation and a small group size. Bookings are recommended.

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Create a Travel Diary

Come and learn to create an online travel diary/blog. Share your trip with friends and family. Then order a printed photobook to keep.

Thursday, 6 February 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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New to the Library

Learn to efficiently navigate the library's website, catalogue, online collection, and get the most benefit from your library membership.

Thursday, 12 December 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Harry Potter Book Night

Dress up in your favourite house colours and join other Potterheads in this very special event which will explore all about Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. All ages.

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Author Encounters

NICOLE HADDOW - SMASHED AVOCADO

At thirty, journalist Nicole Haddow had an unstable income, no financial plan and only credit-card debt to her name. But less than two years later she was a homeowner. In Smashed Avocado, Nicole explains the steps she took to purchase her own home, and interviews other people who have found diverse ways to enter the property market, including rentvesting, flipping, Airbnb, tiny homes and buying regionally.

Thursday, 6 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Code Club: Scratch 1

Sign up for Code Club. Take a tour of the Scratch interface and create games and animations. This program is suitable for beginners and bookings are essential. To get the most from this program participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 9-11 years.
For bookings, contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

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Heritage

Getting The Most From Ancestry Library Edition

Having trouble finding those elusive ancestors? Hitting some brick walls? Come along to this session to explore the features of Ancestry Library Edition, which may then help you with your genealogy searching.

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How to Manage Screen Time

Come along to learn some tips and strategies that will help you effectively minimise screen time for yourself or your children.

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Open Mind Lecture Series

FRED WATSON – COSMIC CHRONICLES

Are we alone in the Universe? Where did the Moon come from? How do we know what stars are made of? Could there really be a future in asteroid mining? In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson – Australia’s Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author – explores the hottest topics in space science and astronomy. Watson presents the most up-to-date knowledge on everything from light echoing around the cosmos, the mechanics of black holes and how to navigate the hidden delights of nightfall, to the most profound questions facing humankind. With mind-bending stories from the frontiers of science, Cosmic Chronicles is an expert’s view of what we know and how we know it. Fred Watson is an English-born astronomer and popular scientist. In 1995 Watson became astronomer in charge of the Australian Astronomical Observatory, but is best known for his work with science outreach, for which he has written many books, as well as musical and choral works. On top of his many nationwide radio slots with the ABC, Watson has also been a frequent guest on The Project. In January 2010, Watson was made a member of the Order of Australia for service to astronomy, particularly the promotion and popularisation of space science through public outreach. He is a frequent guest on Space Nuts podcast with Andrew Dunkley.

Thursday, 13 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Edit videos with iMovie

Would you like to edit and share your own videos using the free iMovie app on your Apple device? Come along to this session to learn how.

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Homework Help

Make the most out of your library membership by using databases to support your child's learning and help with school projects. Come and learn about ScienceOnline, Encyclopedia Britannica and more.

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Author Encounters

CLAIRE G. COLEMAN – THE OLD LIE

A thrilling and ambitious new novel from the author of the bestselling and prize-winning Terra Nullius.Shane Daniels and Romany Zetz have been drawn into a war that is not their own. Lives will be destroyed, families will be torn apart. Trust will be broken. When the war is over, some will return to a changed world. Will they discover that glory is a lie? Claire G. Coleman's new novel takes us to a familiar world to ask what we have learned from the past. Image credit: Jen Dainer Industrial Arc

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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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 read eBooks and eMagazines, listen to music and more.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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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.

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