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

In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, the Geelong Regional Library Corporation will temporarily close all library branches and mobile libraries.

View Heritage Centre (L3) 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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All About Kids!

Preschool Story Time

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

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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All About Kids!

PRESCHOOL SCIENCE CLUB

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

This fun-filled 4-week program combines everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods. The program has been designed for children to share with their parent/carer
and participants are requested to attend all sessions. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 3-5.

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Creative & Connected

Bethany Saver Plus Program

Learn how to earn $500 towards you or your children’s education with the Bethany’s Saver Plus program.  Visit a pop-up information booth to find out if you are eligible for the program. Don't miss this opportunity to become more financially savvy while supporting your child’s education.

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All About Kids!

TINY SEEDS

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

Tiny seeds grow into big things! Join us for a special story and craft session and make your very own cress head to take home. All ages


eKnow How

CV/Resume Writing

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

Want to get the inside scoop on how to take your resume to the next level? Learn some useful tips that will make your resume stand out.

Thursday, 9 April 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

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

All About Kids!

INCLUSIVE STORY TIME

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

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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eKnow How

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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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected Image of interior movie theatre

CINEMA 101: HOW TO READ MOVIES

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

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.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

MARCUS RILEY - BOOMING: A LIFE CHANGING PHILOSOPHY FOR AGEING WELL

Ageing. It’s an inevitable part of living and not always looked at in a favourable light. But what if we all had the ability to age well? Booming is the result of Marcus’ 20 years’ experience in the ageing industry. He advocates that by embracing positivity, planning how you want to live the rest of your life and understanding the need for purpose, we can all age successfully. An inspiring, achievable and essential guide for people of all ages.

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

NICK RICHARDSON - 1956

Debunking one of the hardiest clichés in Australian history: that the 1950s was a dull decade, Nick Richardson peels back the layers to reveal Australia at a critical moment in time. By the time the ’60s came around, Australia was already expanding its outlook — politically, economically, and culturally — and central to this were the events of 1956. Nick brilliantly recreates the broader events surrounding the Melbourne Olympics at the end of 1956, as well as the dramas of the Games themselves. Throughout, he also follows a range of men and women who were touched by this transformation, to illuminate the personal consequences of being part of Australia’s pivotal year.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Introduction to Trove

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

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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eKnow How

Research your workplace rights

Curious to know what your workplace rights and entitlements are, but not sure where to look? This practical information session will teach you some of the skills to research how much you should be paid, what breaks you should receive, and other rights and responsibilities that employees have at work.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D Printing: Articulated Animals

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

Ready for a real 3D design challenge? In this session you will used more advanced 3D design tools in TinkerCAD to create a wriggly articulated creature for 3D printing.

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eKnow How

Heritage Storytelling with Spark Video

*SOME EVENTS CANCELLED*

In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

Got a story to tell or ideas to share? Learn how to use Spark Video to create a story from historic digitised photos, icons, voice-over, writing and background music. All you need is an email address to get started.

Tuesday, 5 May 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

eMagazines For Free!

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

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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eKnow How

Stream Music Online

This workshop will help you explore the world of online music streaming. Access millions of songs, discover music you've never encountered before, and let apps deliver you daily curated lists of what you enjoy.

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eKnow How

Fake news: what it is and how to spot it

*SOME EVENTS CANCELLED*

In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

Talk of ‘fake news’ is all over the media at the moment. But what is fake news, and, more importantly, how do you avoid being misled by a fake story? This workshop will help you develop techniques for identifying fake news and scrutinising what you read online.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

THE BRONZE STORIES: GEELONG UNEARTHED PROJECT

Dr Maria Takolander will share her role in both unearthing and writing the ten incredible stories about the Wadawurrung people, convicts, migrants, Geelong’s maritime history, the gold rush, WWI and WWII, that have been captured and now being shared with the community in the Bronze Stories: Geelong Unearthed Project. Bronze Stories is a text-based public-art project funded by the City of Greater Geelong, which aims to unearth Geelong’s fascinating history in the rapidly modernising urban landscape.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

All about photos on your device

Learn about saving, organising and sharing your your photos on your phone or tablet.

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All About Kids!

National Simultaneous Storytime

Join us as we celebrate Library and Information Week with this year's National Simultaneous Storytime. Come along for a special presentation of Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas, written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford. All branches except Queenscliff, Barwon Heads, Chilwell & Western Heights.

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Author Encounters

ADAM COURTENAY – THE GHOST AND THE BOUNTY HUNTER

In 1803, a convict called William Buckley fled an embryonic settlement in the land of the Kulin nation, to take his chances in the wilderness. For 32 years Buckley lived as a Wadawurrung man, learning his adopted tribe's language, skills and methods of survival. The outside world finally caught up with Buckley in 1835, after John Batman, a bounty hunter from Van Diemen's land, arrived. The theft of Kulin country would end in the birth of a city. The frontier wars had begun. The son of one of Australia’s best known storytellers, Bryce Courtenay, Adam Courtenay is a writer, journalist and bestselling author of The Ship That Never Was. Adam consulted with the Wadawurrung Aboriginal Corporation in Geelong in the researching of this book.

This author encounter is part of National Reconciliation Week.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

EXHIBITION: FABRIC OF A CITY

Explore an exhibition of photographs and objects that celebrate Geelong's creative heritage as reflected in architecture, industry and artistic expression. Inspired by Design Week Geelong and the Australian Heritage Festival.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

SHOWCASING A PRIZE WINNING GOWN FROM THE AUSTRALIAN ‘GOWN OF THE YEAR’ 1974.

View this gown which won a bronze medal in the Australian ‘Gown of the Year’, 1974. Created by a Textile Design student from Gordon Institute of Technology, this cutting-edge design costume was later exhibited as part of the Kenebo Design Competition, held in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, February 1974.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Baby Time

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

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 click here.

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