Leopold Library

Phone: 
(03) 4201 0675
Leopold Community Hub
31-39 Kensington Road
Leopold VIC 3224

 

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All libraries are closed on public holidays.

 

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.

Monday: 9am - 6pm
Tuesday: 9am - 6pm
Wednesday: 9am - 6pm
Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm
Sunday: Closed

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*CANCELLED* TECH-SAMPLER

We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. You can find out more here.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020 - 2:30pm to 5:30pm
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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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BEES AND BIRDS

*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.

Turn your backyard into a haven for bees and birds and make your own bird feeder and bee hotel in this hands-on session. Ages 8+

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SHINY CRITTERS

*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.

Using a variety of materials and techniques participants will transform old CD and DVD discs into works of art. All ages

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NEWSPAPER STRUCTURES

*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.

In this fun, hands-on construction workshop you will build an incredible environmentally friendly geometric structure with newspaper. Ages 8+

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RECYCLED BOX MONSTERS

*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.

Get crafty and have fun as you construct your own adorable monster from cardboard and recycled materials. Ages 5+

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Author Encounters

ROB HUNTER – DAY 9 AT WOOREEN: KIDNAPPED WITH NINE CHILDREN

Kidnapped on his ninth day of teaching with nine students, Rob Hunter retells the story of how Edwin John Eastwood, the Faraday kidnapper, having escaped from prison, burst into his remote South Gippsland school and at gun point, took Rob and his nine students hostage.  Day 9 at Wooreen brings alive the story of the Wooreen State School kidnapping of 1977.  Written through the teacher’s eyes, this gripping tale gives insight into the trauma experienced by the victims, the timely heroism of logging truck driver Robin Smith and the bravery and commitment of Victoria Police.  Rob celebrates the healing that is possible from such pain and torment, giving his audience renewed hope in a troubled world.

Thursday, 16 April 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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eKnow How

Apollo 11 Quest on Oculus Quest VR

Experience this historic event through the eyes of those who lived through it. A virtual journey that will not be forgotten. Ages 14+

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Creative & Connected

BEGINNER CROCHET

*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.

Ever wanted to crochet a blanket but did not know where to start? Join us to learn the very basics in crochet. Perfect a simple chain stitch; learn a double, or even a triple stitch; and find out how to read a crochet pattern. Hooks and yarn provided.

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*CANCELLED* FRED CAHIR & BART ZIINO - THE MISSING

We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. You can find out more here.

Thursday, 30 April 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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eKnow How

myGov Explored

Explore the benefits and optimise your use of myGov. In partnership with the Australian Department of Health and Human Services.

Tuesday, 5 May 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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Creative & Connected

INTRODUCTION TO LASER CUTTING

*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.

In this beginners session you will learn how to use online software to create files that can be turned into intricate objects using the Laser Cutter at Leopold's Makerspace. Age 16+

Wednesday, 6 May 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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eKnow How

Smart Phone Chat

Come and join this facilitated Q&A and knowledge-sharing session with other smartphone users and learners.

Monday, 11 May 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Creative & Connected

PUZZLE OFF

Are puzzles your thing? Join our Puzzle Off where the team with the most completed in the allocated time wins. You can join as a team, or come along and join a team on the day.

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eKnow How

Make the Most of Your Phone Camera

*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.

Get the most out of the camera on your phone or tablet. This session will give you hands on experience using the photographic tools at your fingertips.

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eKnow How

eBooks on Your Tablet

*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.

Would you like to borrow books from the library without leaving home and read them on your tablet? Let us show you how easy it is and the variety of options available.

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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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Creative & Connected

KANOPY SCREENING – CONNECTION TO COUNTRY

A sacred site, known as Murujuga, is home to the largest and oldest collection of rock art in the world but is under threat from the mining industry. Connection To Country, an award-nominated documentary highlights the resilient push made by the Traditional Owners of Western Australia’s Pilbara region to protect the Burrup Peninsula.

This screening is part of National Reconciliation Week. 

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DREAMTIME STORIES

Creation or dreaming stories describe the travels of the spiritual ancestors and are integral to Aboriginal spirituality. Join us for a special story session as we share some of these great stories with you. Ages 5+

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Author Encounters

LORRAINE SMITH – JOURNEY OF A LOST MANUSCRIPT

In 2014, a customer in a Warrnambool second-hand bookshop found a sixteenth century parchment from Yorkshire inside a copy of Alice in Wonderland. Book shop owner and author Lorraine Smith joins us to reveal the fascinating results of her 18 months of research into this old world discovery.

Thursday, 28 May 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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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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Creative & Connected

PURL JAM – KNITTING CIRCLE

*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.

Drop in for a relaxing yarn with friends. Work on your project or join forces with us to help KOGO - Knit One, Give One - the non-profit organisation supplying winter woollies to Victorians in need. All skill levels welcome. No bookings required.

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Toddler 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.

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

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LEGO® MINDSTORMS

Learn to control a robot in these hands-on sessions. Get the most from LEGO® MINDSTORMS by attending all the sessions.

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

Ages 8+

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Youth Programs

DRONE ZONE

Want to know more about Drones? Come along and learn how to code and fly our tiny CoDrone quadcopters. This program is suitable for beginners. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 12-18.

Thursday, 23 April 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Leopold Library