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The Geelong West Free Library was opened in the Geelong West Town Hall by Cr John Ince, Mayor of the Borough of Geelong West on 3 July 1885. Its closure was forced in 1890 due to lack of funds but the library reopened in 1891. The Geelong West Free Library relocated in March 1939 to the old Geelong West Court House building. Following minor renovations, the Geelong West Municipal Library was officially opened in 1953 and in 1967 there was an official opening of additions to the library. On 17 October 2008, the Geelong West Library and customer service centre redevelopment was officially opened by the Hon Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Local Government and Cr Barbara H Abley AM DSJ, City of Greater Geelong.
Geelong West Library is a popular gathering place in the heart of the vibrant Pakington Street commercial and retail precinct. We’re mid-sized and always busy with regular programs running in our colourful young readers’ area and many regulars enjoying our newspaper and magazine reading room. Our library originally opened in April 1967 and was refurbished in September 2008. We are co-located with a City of Greater Geelong customer service point.
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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
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.
Rosa is a mechanic living in the Otway Ranges, in one of the last idyllic settlements left after the Rise flooded the coastlines. Unlike those in other communities, Rosa has grown up with access to ample food, fresh water, and safety—but there is a secret that keeps this community sustainable, one that the leaders aren’t willing to share. Rosa isn’t content with hiding away and keeping resources to herself, so when she finds a map that could lead to a fortune in fresh water—a scarce commodity—she embarks on a plan to make a real difference to the world. The only problem? There’s an apocalyptic wasteland between her and possible salvation. Rosa has a map, a mercenary, and a hope to salvage the future.
Saturday, 21 March 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Geelong West Library
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!
Baa and bleat to your hearts content in a fun-filled story session and recycled craft featuring Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox. Ages 5+
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
Hop along to this frog frenzy as we make paper craft frogs and 3D frog life cycles. Ages 5+
Create a wind chime using recycled materials that you can take home to enjoy the magical melodies. Ages 8+
Going on holiday and want to know where to find accommodation? How about maps for the trip or the latest flight information? Bring along your Apple or Android device and we will show you how to make the most of your device.
Monday, 27 April 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong West Library
Do you have items at home that are too good to throw out but you no longer want to keep? Have you considered online selling? Come along and we will show you how and share some of the pitfalls to avoid.
Join us as we celebrate Library and Information Week with this year's National Simultaneous Storytime. Come along for a special presentation of Alpacas With Maracas, written and illustrated by Matt Cosgrove. All branches (except Barwon Heads, Chilwell & Western Heights).
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. Ages 3-5 years. For bookings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, 3 February 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library
Learn to create simple step-by-step programs and develop basic coding skills with our Blue-Bot floor robots. This 4-week course is designed to progressively build on skills developed each week. Get the most from Junior-Bots by attending all the sessions.
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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.
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
Come along and enjoy a conversation about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet other readers. No bookings required.
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.
Bring your friends, colleagues or community together over some tea and treats, and help to raise vital funds for people affected by cancer. In association with the Cancer Council. Gold coin donation. No bookings required