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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
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.
Find out how to stay safe online. Develop your cybersafety knowledge, increase your awareness of online risks and the strategies to avoid those risks.
Friday, 28 February 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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.
Come along and learn how to use basic modelling tools to create some interesting 3D objects.
New to the world of computers? Learn the basics of using a mouse and keyboard.
What happens with our recycling? Come along and hear from Mat Dickens, Director and CEO of Corio Waste, about what happens with the material we put in our recycling bins and why it is more important than ever to reduce our waste.
Wednesday, 18 March 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Discover some of the wonderful and varied cultures that make us all Australian through storytelling, craft, music and dance. All ages.
3D Pens are a great way to sculpt quickly in 3D. We have some great Autumn project ideas to help you get the hang of them, or draw your own creation. Ages 14+
Create stunning 3D art with the Oculus Quest stand-alone headset. Ages 14+
Bring along your own device and get some tips on how to get the most out of your tablet.
Create a wind chime using recycled materials that you can take home to enjoy the magical melodies. Ages 8+
Get crafty and have fun as you construct your own adorable monster from cardboard and recycled materials. Ages 5+
Learn to bend, twist and sculpt wire to make something truly unique and create your own piece of whimsical art. Ages 12+
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.
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.
Using a variety of materials and techniques participants will transform old CD and DVD discs into works of art. All ages
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.
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
Celebrate the Heritage Festival and International Women’s Day and join us to learn from the Bellarine Historical Society about the rich history of Newcomb and the woman that the suburb was named to honour in 1956. Caroline Newcomb was born in London, travelled to Port Phillip as governess to John Batman’s children, and along with her partner Ann Drysdale, established the 'Boronggoop' and 'Coriyule' runs on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Wednesday, 6 May 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Interested in discovering more about your family's history? This session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources.
‘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
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
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).
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 screneing is part of National Reconcilation Week.