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Remembering the End

Remembering the End - Peace celebrations and life after World War I in Geelong and the Barwon Region will be on display to the public at the Geelong Heritage Centre from Tuesday 13 November until February 2019, before touring to library branches across the region.

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Limited Golden Plains Mobile Library service

Golden Plains Mobile Library customers are advised that a limited service has now resumed on this route.

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Get Real at Word for Word

Australian literary powerhouse Helen Garner, distinguished advocate for Indigenous Australia Professor Marcia Langton, six-time Walkley Award winner Kerry O’Brien, feminist icon Clementine Ford, renowned historian Peter Cochrane, and writer and actor William McInnes – these are just some of the big names set to grace the literary stage at the 2018 Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival, Geelong.

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Public holiday opening hours information

Our libraries observe the following public holidays according to their municipalities: Geelong Show - Friday 19 October, Geelong Cup - Wednesday 24 October and Melbourne Cup - Tuesday 6 November.

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Introducing the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum Collection

A partnership between the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum and Geelong Regional Libraries has enabled broad public access to the Museum’s rich maritime book collection for the first time.

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White Night Geelong

Saturday 13 October, 7pm-late Geelong Library & Heritage Centre The international phenomena White Night is coming to Geelong on Saturday 13 October, and Geelong Library & Heritage Centre will host the amazing art installation Phantasmagoria by artist Christopher Langton.

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Libraries Closed 9 October for Staff Training

Please note: With the exception of the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, all Geelong Regional Library branches, including the Geelong Heritage Centre and mobile libraries will be closed on Tuesday 9 October due to a staff training day. Thank you for your understanding.

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Geelong Regional Library Corporation Annual Report 2017-2018

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation's Annual Report 2017-2018 is available to view online or please visit one of our 16 library branches and two mobile libraries to view a hard copy of the report.

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Places and Spaces Survey: Have Your Say

The City of Greater Geelong invites you to have your say on our community places and spaces, including neighbourhood houses, halls, leisure facilities and of course, libraries. You can participate in the survey online or pick up a survey form at your local library branch.

Torquay Library News

Torquay Library to Undergo Refurbishment

Torquay Library will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 8 October reopening Saturday 13 October. During that period, library holds will be relocated to the Waurn Ponds Library.

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Pick up a book for Australian Reading Hour

Thursday 20 September is the day to take the time to relax, pick up a book and read for one hour on your own, or with your children.

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Sunrise broadcasts from The Dome

Popular breakfast television program Sunrise, on Channel 7, will broadcast the weather from Geelong Library & Heritage Centre on Thursday 20 September.

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September Newsletter

Our September newsletter is out now.

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Disability Access and Inclusion: Have Your Say

Do you have a disability or care for someone who does? Geelong Regional Libraries is seeking your feedback for the development of its Access and Inclusion Plan.

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Bellarine-Surf Coast Mobile Library - minor disruption to service

We apologise that today’s (August 25) service to Anglesea will not be available.

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Geelong Regional Libraries Survey: Have Your Say

Complete a library survey before Friday 14 September and help us continue to deliver world-class library services into the future.

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Near and Far Exhibition

An exhibition exploring what it means to belong here, there and everywhere...

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Revised Bannockburn Library Hours Reflect Community Feedback

Bannockburn Library will continue to open to the local community and visitors on Mondays, following a four-month trial of new operating hours.

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Scheduled Website Outage

Geelong Regional Libraries' website will be temporarily unavailable for up to one hour, between 11pm (AEST) Thursday 19 July 2018 and 3am (AEST) Friday 20 July 2018, due to scheduled maintenance. Access to the online Catalogue will not be disrupted throughout this period.

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July Newsletter

Our July newsletter is out now.

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Geelong Honours Them - You Can Help

Geelong Regional Libraries is seeking community assistance to locate World War One Honour Boards across the region.

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Disability Access Survey

Tell us what you think. We invite your participation in this short survey to help inform the development of a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan, that will guide our initiatives to provide enhanced spaces and services.

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Victoria’s only display of the 2018 Australian of the Year Travelling Exhibition

The free exhibit showcases each of the eight state and territory 2018 Australian of the Year recipients and is open to the public at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, until Sunday August 5.

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The Dome Is An Accredited Changing Place

The Geelong Library & Heritage Centre has recently gained accreditation as a Changing Places facility. Being a Changing Places accredited facility means that a public toilet is available that has been specially designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities

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Simultaneous storytelling highlights the value of reading

Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) Chair, Councillor Ron Nelson has congratulated children who participated in National Simultaneous Storytime and encouraged local families to continue to promote the value of reading.

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May Newsletter

Our May newsletter is out now!

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Reimagine Family Fun Day

Reimagine Family Fun Day Experience a special day of family activities exploring wonderful new ways to experience children's books. Meet book characters, take part in free workshops and listen to tales from some of your favourite authors and illustrators. This special event is presented by Geelong Regional Libraries in collaboration with Geelong Gallery

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Geelong Honours Them

Geelong Regional Libraries’ new project to make local Anzac history accessible to all.

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Bellarine-Surf Coast Mobile Library - minor disruption to service

We apologise that today’s (April 10) service to Lorne has been delayed by a minor vehicle breakdown. We hope to have the mobile library at Lorne for a brief period in the middle of the day. The service to Aireys Inlet this afternoon should not be affected.

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Mural Brings New Life To Classic Story Book Characters

Artist Scott Jansen has recently completed a large Wonderland themed mural on Level One of the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre. The artwork was commissioned by Central Geelong Marketing to promote Storyfest which takes place in central Geelong between 3 – 15 April.

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The Geelong Book Fair

The first Book Fair for 2018 will be held at Geelong West Town Hall on Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March, and as in past years, there a literally thousands of books in a whole variety of genres on offer. And all it takes it takes for you to change a life is a gold coin donation and a book purchase of $2 (or just $1 for childrens books) - nothing could be easier!

Bannockburn Library News

New operating hours for Bannockburn Library

Opening at 9am and on Mondays! We've listened to your feedback, so from Monday 5 February Bannockburn Library will have NEW hours of operation.

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Australia Day Holiday

All Geelong Regional Libraries will be closed for the Australia Day Holiday, Friday 26 January. Normal hours resume on Saturday 27 January.

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Food for Fines gets ‘tonnes’ of support!

The communities of the City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire, Golden Plains Shire and the Borough of Queenscliffe and our library members demonstrated their support for those in need by donating literally ‘tonnes’ of food for the Geelong Food Relief Centre’s annual Food for Fines campaign. Almost 2 tonnes of food items were donated to the Geelong Food Relief Centre this year from the Food For Fines campaign.

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Heritage Centre celebrates 100,000 visitors with local school group

The Geelong Heritage Centre celebrated the visit of the 100,000th visitor since opening in its new location at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre two years ago. Since moving into the new building, visitation has exceeded even the most hopeful forecasts with tens of thousands of people visiting the beautifully-appointed reading room and enjoying the combination of skilled staff, the latest digital technology and a wealth of historical records that combine to bring the past alive.

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City of Greater Geelong reviewing Social Infrastructure Plan

The City of Greater Geelong is holding a series of focus groups across the region to review the City's Social Infrastructure Plan.

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Torquay Library has reopened

Torquay Library has reopened after closing following flood damage yesterday.

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Read our December newsletter now

Read our latest newsletter and learn about the exciting Summer events program.

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Saying No to Family Violence

At its board meeting held Monday 27 November the Geelong Regional Library Corporation Board resolved that the Corporation become a signatory to the City of Greater Geelong’s Prevention of Family Violence Statement of Commitment and join Council and other organisations in taking a city wide approach on this serious but preventable community issue.

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FOOD FOR FINES 2017

FOOD FOR FINES is on again until 13 December. Assist Geelong Food Relief Centre to help those in need. Donate packaged, non-perishable food for the Centre's Christmas appeal at your local library. Library fines will be waived in exchange for food donations. Food expiration dates May 2018 or later. #FooodForFines #ChooseKind #ChristmasAppeal

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Word for Word National Non-Fiction

A world-class line-up of authors, writers and personalities will feature at the fourth annual Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival on 17-19 November at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.

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Read all about it: mobile library a lucky find for Anglesea resident

When Wendy Crebbin moved to Anglesea a few years ago, there was one stop she made that connected her with her new community.

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The Archibald has landed!

The Archibald Prize has landed at the Geelong Gallery with the exhibition opening on Saturday 28 October and running until 10 December.

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No mobile service at Winchelsea this afternoon

Due to mechanical issues, there will be no mobile service at Winchelsea this afternoon.

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Library’s bottom line in good shape

Our Annual Report 2016/17 is now available and reports on another successful year for the Geelong Regional Library Corporation.

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Upcoming Holiday Opening Hours Information

Our libraries observe the following holidays according to their municipalities: Geelong Show - Friday 20 October, Geelong Cup - Wednesday 25 October and Melbourne Cup - Tuesday 7 November.

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Learn more about the Prevention of Family Violence Statement of Commitment: http://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/news/saying-no-family-violence Learn more about Food for Fines: http://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/news/food-fines-2017

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Libraries (except GLHC and Western Heights) closed Tuesday 10 October

All libraries except the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre and Western Heights College will be closed on Tuesday 10 October for the annual staff day.

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Joint statement on marriage equality

Geelong Regional Libraries is a member of the Victorian public library system, basing our charter on the UNESCO Manifesto on Public Libraries.

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Long-standing mystery solved

The painting of Geelong’s first Town Clerk, William Weire, normally adorns the corridors of City Hall but detective work uncovering the identity of the artist has led to the painting going on loan to the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania.

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