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.
Find out more about Baby, Toddler and Storytimes here.
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Victorian Energy Compare is the Victorian Government’s independent energy price comparison website. Learn how to find better electricity, gas and solar offers and claim the $50 Power Saving Bonus. Bring along your electricity bill and a pen. iPads will be provided.
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 special morning of animal fun at Leopold Library! Presented by Animals of Oz, a mobile wildlife education company, children will get the chance to get up close with Australia's native species. In the first session ANIMALS GALORE, children can meet a range of vertebrae animals - reptiles, and furry and feathered friends. This project is supported by City of Greater Geelong through its Community Investment & Support Fund.
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Join us for a special morning of animal fun at Leopold Library! Presented by Animals of Oz, a mobile wildlife education company, children will get the chance to get up close wiith Australia's native species. In this session, Bugs Galore, children will be able to explore the fascinating and strange world of Australian invertebrates - bugs, stick insects, giant cockroaches and arachnids! This project is supported by City of Greater Geelong through its Community Investment & Support Fund.
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 11:45am to 12:45pm
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 Japan is 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.
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.
Friday, 1 November 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Learn how to 3D scan objects using iPads to create a 3D printed model of your own.
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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+
Thursday, 7 November 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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.
Friday, 8 November 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 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
Interior designer Bronnie Masefau is renowned for her residential designs and has over 25 years of experience in interior design. She is also the author of five books, including her latest The Meaning of Home: A Place to Belong, in which she explores how the spaces we live in contribute to and craft our lives. In this workshop Bronnie will share practical tips and ideas on how to style your home and create a home that inspires and enhances your life.
Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
From tech to craft, the Leopold Library offers so many opportunities to try new things. Join us in the dedicated Youth Space as we 'think, make and do' using various materials and technology. No bookings required. Ages 10+
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
Join other LEGO®fans, explore your creativity and see where your imagination can take you.No bookings required.Ages 5+
Come along and enjoy a conversation about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet other readers. No bookings required.