All libraries are closed on public holidays.
Leopold Library, situated within the Leopold Community Hub, is a welcoming and bright space providing zones for working, comfortable reading and activities. A dedicated technology makerspace provides opportunities to develop creativity, imagination and problem solving. The library is further enhanced by other facilities on offer at the Community Hub, which include free car-parking, a Child and Family Centre, youth area, multi-purpose community rooms and public open space.
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Amidst the celebrations at the end of World War I, a new threat was emerging: the Spanish flu, a highly contagious and deadly form of influenza, spread from Europe throughout the world. Learn more about the fascinating history and epidemiology of the Spanish flu from University of Melbourne Professorial Fellow, John Mathews.
Thursday, 5 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Understand the access and support you need with aged care. This free information session run by Estia Health will explain how to navigate the aged care system from home care to residential care including how to access government funding, the benefits of respite care if you are a carer, and how to volunteer. There will be time to ask questions and morning tea will be provided.
Friday, 20 September 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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
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, 21 August 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
In a captivating mix of memoir and cultural critique, Dr Lee Kofman casts a questioning eye on the myths surrounding our conception of physical perfection and what it’s like to live in a body that deviates from the norm. Dr Lee Kofman is a Russian-born Israeli-Australian author of five books, editor of two anthologies, writing teacher and mentor based in Melbourne.
Create a collage animal character using recycled books and then animate it with Stop Motion Studio app. Ages 8+
Code your trip to the African Savannah and greet some animals when you get there! This program is designed for parent and child to work together using Scratch Jr. Ages 5+
Learn how to make some cool ASCII text art using the Python computer programming language. Suitable for beginner coders.Ages 12-18.
I wrote to the Zoo to send me a pet. They sent me an…Join us as we walk, talk and act like the animals featured in Rod Campbell's classic book,Dear Zoo.This interactive session will have you going wild with excitement and you will also get to take home your own piece of the jungle.Ages 5+
Find inspiration in your favourite animal and create a unique bookmark to help decorate your books. All ages.
Interested in discovering more about your family's history? This session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources.
There's a rumble in the jungle, there's a whisper in the trees, the animals are waking up and rustling the leaves.Create your own African jungle diorama with hidden animals to explore.Ages 8+
Come along and learn to crochet by making 'Granny Squares'. Experience how learning a few basic stitches can grow into amazing creations. If you have your own hooks and wool please bring them along, otherwise you can borrow them from the library.
In this beginners session you will learn how to use online software to create files that can be turned into intriciate objects using the Laser Cutter at Leopold's Makerspace.Age 16+
Are your photos in need of rescuing from old magnetic albums? Bring along some photos to this practical workshop and learn how to physically store original photos plus get ideas for digitising, storing and sharing with a mobile device. Presented in partnership with the Geelong Seniors Festival.All ages welcome.
Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Experience the latest in virtual reality technology. Enjoy a ride in a fighter jet, ride a rollercoaster or meet a T-rex in a 360-degree video.
Come along to see screenings of three classic films from the archives projected in the brand new Leopold Hub. Watch the film and then stay for a chat.
Behind its western façade, Japan is still very much a country of ongoing traditions, business forms and culture. Inspired by a selection of letters written between 1974-85, Meet Japanis a journey of enlightenment. This session will interest anyone who is planning to visit Japan, study Japanese or who is interested in better understanding this fascinating culture.
Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Want to learn more about scams, computer viruses, identitytheft or losing your data? Come along to this session with presenters from Consumer Affairs Victoria and the library.
Friday, 18 October 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Why are horror movies so popular? This lecture explores the arcane origins of horror cinema and speculates over the social and psychological reasons behind its appeal. Celebrate Halloween season by watching clips from some of the most famous (and infamous) horror movies of all time, and dissecting the power and meaning behind their images. Ages 18+
Join with other participants to bring a play to life. This is your chance to be a star for a day. Scripts are provided: choose your character to read aloud with fellow cast members.
Celebrate Halloween at the library by creating fantastically creepy scenes with our green screen. All ages.
Learn how to 3D scan objects using iPads to create a 3D printed model of your own.
Come along to meet others with common interests, get some insights and develop some tools around how to 'be there' for a mate, through being there for yourself first. This preventative mental health event is aimed at men aged 18+, and focuses on the social and cultural factors that influence wellbeing.
Join illustrator Katrina Fisher for the launch of her debut picture book The Perfect Puppy created with author Alyce Hall. An easy-to-read, beautifully hand illustrated and heart warming story about looking different and finding your family. Puppy Logan's persistent yet humorous attempts to act like the other animals on the farm will fill children with laughter, love and hope. All ages.
Saturday, 23 November 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am