Newcomb Library

Phone: 
(03) 4201 0657
Bellarine Hwy (cnr Wilsons Rd)
Newcomb VIC 3219

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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: 10am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 10am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 10am - 8pm
Thursday: 10am - 5:30pm
Friday: 10am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 12pm
Sunday: Closed

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What's on - Newcomb Library

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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Online Selling

*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.

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.

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

DRONES

*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 know more about drones? Come along and learn to code and fly our CoDrone tiny quadcopters. This program is suitable for beginners. Ages 12-18.

Monday, 6 April 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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All About Kids!

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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SOLVE YOUR PASSWORD WORRIES

*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 felt overwhelmed by the number of online passwords you need to remember? This session will introduce you to a variety of ways to securely save and store your passwords.

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Heritage

GEELONG HISTORY OF ANZAC AND REMEMBERING THE END

Join us to hear Graham Rawlins from Geelong RSL speak on the history of ANZAC and its history relating to Geelong and surrounding districts. After a short break with refreshments we will hear from Mark Beasley, Manager, Geelong Heritage Centre Collection & Services, to learn about the creation of the ‘Remembering the End’ Exhibition, which reflects on how Geelong reacted to the announcement of the WW1, and the impact the Great War had on the communities in Geelong and the region immediately after it ended.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Computer Basics

Lack confidence with computers? Want to learn how they work in a safe, friendly environment? In this self-paced session we will cover the basics on how to use a computer.

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3D Printing Basics

*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.

Discover what 3D printing is and how it works. Design your own custom name tag and see an item 3D printed in this beginner's session.

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Mouse & Keyboard Basics

New to the world of computers? Learn the basics of using a mouse and keyboard.

Monday, 4 May 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Discover Your Ancestry

*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.

Interested in discovering more about your family's history? This session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources. 

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3d Modelling

Come along and learn how to use basic modelling tools to create some interesting 3D objects.

Monday, 11 May 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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Virtual Reality 3D Art

*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.

Create stunning 3D art with the Oculus Quest stand-alone headset. Ages 14+

Monday, 11 May 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Author Encounters

ROBYN ANNEAR – NOTHING NEW

‘Given the way we live now,’ writes Robyn Annear, ‘it would be easy to suppose that newness has always been venerated.’ But as this wonderfully entertaining short history makes clear, modern consumerism is an aberration. Mostly, everyday objects—from cast-off cookware to clothing worn down to rags—have enjoyed long lives and the appreciation of serial owners. Nothing New is itself an emporium: a treasure store of anecdotes and little-known facts that will intrigue and enlighten the devoted bargain-hunter and the dilettante browser alike.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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INTERNET AND EMAIL FOR BEGINNERS

Learn how to sign up for an email account so that you can send messages and attachments. Discover the basics of internet searching, and how you can recognise reputable websites.

Monday, 18 May 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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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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Android Basics

*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.

Bring along your own device and get some tips on how to get the most out of your tablet.

Friday, 29 May 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Special Events

THE FINAL QUARTER: DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

Come and watch the Adam Goodes documentary, The Final Quarter on the big screen. Adam Goodes was a champion AFL footballer and Indigenous leader. In the final three years of his playing career he became a lightning rod for a heated public debate and widespread media commentary that divided the nation. He publicly called out racism, was named Australian of the Year, was accused of staging for free kicks, and performed an on-field war dance celebration. Using only archival footage aired at the time, the film holds a mirror to Australia and is an opportunity to reconsider what happened on and off the football field.

This screening is part of National Reconciliation Week.

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All About Kids!

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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Creative & Connected

Book Chat

*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.

Come along and enjoy a conversation about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet other readers. 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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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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Code Club: Scratch 2

Sign up for Code Club. Term 2 covers advanced Scratch where you will take a tour of the Scratch interface and create games and animations. Get the most from Code Club by attending all the sessions. Ages 9+.
For bookings contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

 

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Youth Programs

Manga 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.

Are you a fan of Anime and Manga? Come along to Manga Club to meet other otaku and draw, discuss and share all things manga. No booking Required. Ages 12+

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AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST MORNING TEA

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

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Heritage

REMEMBERING THE END: A TOURING EXHIBITION

*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 special exhibition, developed from the Geelong Heritage Centre's Archive Collection, has been created to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice Day on 11 November 1918. The exhibition explores many themes including the reactions to the end of WWI, peace celebrations, welcoming home the men and women returning from war and life after WWI for people in our region. Remembering the End will appeal to students from upper primary and all secondary levels as it explores local WWI ANZAC involvement and the impact of WWI on our local communities.

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