Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)

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

Author Encounters

Toni Jordan - The Fragments

Join Melbourne author of the acclaimed Our Tiny, Useless Hearts, Toni Jordan, as she discusses her new novel. A superbly crafted and captivating mystery, The Fragments features long-buried secrets, literary intrigue and the most fascinating author to never exist.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Christian White - The Nowhere Child

The Nowhere Child is a critically acclaimed, riveting tale of trauma, cult conspiracy and memory. Author Christian White’s life changed overnight when he went from working odd jobs to pay the rent in-between his screenwriting jobs to winning the coveted Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and receiving publishing deals in 15 countries. Join Christian in conversation as he discussed his extraordinary path to publication and the themes of this remarkable, best-selling debut.

Please note this event has been rescheduled from the September program.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Jock Serong - Preservation

Award winning author and master storyteller Jock Serong turn his talents to historical narrative with Preservation. Join the author as he discusses the in-depth research and fascinating back stories behind his latest release which is based on the true story of the wreck of the Sydney Cove.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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+.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Writing Cadets

Do you feel the urge to use words in interesting ways? Join our writing group at the Dome. Keep a journal, try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use ours.
No booking required. Ages 8+.

Multiple Times
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

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

VOD - View On Demand

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

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

iPads/iPhones

Do you know someone who is vision impaired or do you have hearing difficulties? This session will help you understand how to enable magnification, dictation and speak screen features on your iPhone or iPad.

Thursday, 22 November 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Product Safety

Consumer Affairs Victoria will highlight safety issues concerning products being sold to Australians. A must see session before planning seasonal purchases.

Monday, 26 November 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

One world, many stories

Connect, collaborate and celebrate our diversity during Social Inclusion Week with stories, songs and games for everyone. All ages

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Creative & Connected

Editing With Photoshop Express

Experience the magic of Photoshop on your device using the free app Photoshop Express. Learn simple tools that will enhance your digital photos.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Making the Most of Your Phone Camera

Get the most out of the camera on your phone or tablet. This workshop willl give you hands on experience using the photographic tools at your fingertips. If you are unfamiliar with HDR, living images and touch focus, this is for you.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Youth Programs

The Writing Dome: Book Launch

Join us for the launch of 'Thursday Afternoons: the third', and celebrate the dedication and commitment of a talented group of young writers who have put together an anthology of short stories and poems as part of the Geelong Library's young adult writing program, The Writing Dome.

Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Cave, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

LEGO® MINDSTORMS®

Build, control and program a robot that walks, talks, and responds to your every command. Bookings for this course are essential as places are limited. To get the most from this program, participants are asked to attend all sessions. Ages 8+

For bookings contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Code Club: Python

Sign-up for Code Club and learn how to make your own computer games, animations and websites with Python. To get the most from this program participants need to attend all sessions. Bookings are essential for this course as places are strictly limited. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 9-11

Participants at Ocean Grove and Torquay Libraries are required to bring their own laptop.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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

eKnow How

Invitations with MS Publisher

Do you have a birthday or Christmas party coming up and need to create an invitation? Use MS Publisher and be creative.

Due to unforeseen circumstances this session has been cancelled.  Thank you for your understanding.

Monday, 19 November 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Inspiration Space, 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.

Multiple Times
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 visit the following page grlc.vic.gov.au/learn/little-readers/events-little-readers

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

LEGO® WeDo

Build and construct LEGO® WeDo® models which can be programmed and brought to life with simple, drag-and-drop software. To get the most out of this 4 week course, participants are requested to attend all sessions. Bookings are essential as places are strictly limited. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 7-11

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Raspberry Pi Meetup

Interested in Raspberry Pi? This meet-up group is suitable for those who are new to, or knowledgeable about, these credit-card sized computers. A capable little PC, it can be used for many of the things that your desktop does. Bring your Raspberry Pi if you have one, or you can use one of ours.
No booking required. For more information contact: Steve Levakis - SLevakis@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

Thursday, 22 November 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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+

Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Millennials' Book Chat

This is a new book circle for Millennials and young people. A different theme is nominated each month and a list of suggested readings provided. Read one of the suggestions or a book of your own choice relevant to the monthly theme (fiction or non-fiction) and share your thoughts. No bookings required.

November's topic: Feminist Reads.

Suggested readings: Zelda (Zelda D'Aprano), Deeds Not Words (Helen Pankhurst), Why I Am Not a Feminist (Jessica Crispin), Beyond Veiled Cliches (Amal Awad), Moxie (Jennifer Mathieu), Fight Like A Girl (Clementine Ford).

Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre