Join us for a week of special events for people of all ages, as we celebrate the transition of Colac Otway Shire libraries to Geelong Regional Libraries.
Bookings required for all events, follow links below to book. All events will be COVIDSafe*.
COLAC COMMUNITY LIBRARY AND LEARNING CENTRETUESDAY 6 JULY
LEGO Architects – School Holiday Program
10.00am-11.00am and 2.00pm-3.00pm
The ancient world is your sandbox. Become an architect and make your own ancient landmarks in this hands-on LEGO session. Suitable for children 8 years +. Book now for 10am or 2pm session.
The Geelong Heritage Centre Collection & Services
This session, presented by Mark Beasley, Manager of the GHC Collection & Services, will include an overview of the collection in the Geelong Heritage Centre Archive and how the Colac Otway Shire community can explore, access and source local history and heritage information. The presentation will also feature a few special objects from the archive and some local Colac Otway Shire records which have been in the archive for over 20 years. Book now.
WEDNESDAY 7 JULYFamily Fun Day
Bring along the whole family for a range of free fun activities including live music, balloon sculpting, and performances from Dazzling Dan the Magic Man. Visit our Tech Zoo and let us show you how to create impossible photos to share with family and friends using the library's Green Screen, play with some of our robots or try flying a drone, it’s simple and fun! Suitable for children of all ages. Book now.
Author Talk: Neal Drinnan - How People's Stories Become Books
Join local author Neal Drinnan to discover more about the directions writing can take for both author and subject. Neal’s books available for purchase and signing at the conclusion of his presentation. Book now.
THURSDAY 8 JULY
Learn to Use: Geelong Regional Libraries’ App
We're excited to announce the arrival of the Geelong Regional Libraries' App - your digital portal to the library! Join us and find out how to download and use the App for requesting items, borrowing eBooks, booking into programs and more. Book now.
Learn to Use: eCollection
Join us for an introduction into the online resources that area available to you as part of your membership with Geelong Regional Libraries, including over 10,000 eBooks, a full selection of Magazines to flip through on your tablet; and a full selection of reference and general knowledge resources. Book now.
APOLLO BAY LIBRARY
FRIDAY 9 JULY
Family Fun Morning
Lots of family fun and the chance to connect with your community at this family fun morning at Apollo Bay Library. Local children’s author Alison Corke will present a Storytime session with her recently published children’s book Bush Tales - The Quest, with follow-up craft activities for kids. Suitable for children of all ages. Book now.
Colac Community Library and Learning Centre
173 Queen Street, Colac 3250
Phone: 03 5231 4613
Apollo Bay Library
6 Pengilley Ave, Apollo Bay 3233
Phone: 03 5237 1013
* COVID-safe Event Requirements – please see details on our website.
Back to news
The Barwon Heads Library will be reopening on Friday 30 July, from the usual opening time,
We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival in 2021, to allow us time to undertake a thorough review of the festival format. We hope that the festival will be back in 2022, and will continue to share updates on our website and social media channels.
All Geelong Regional Libraries branches and mobile libraries are open!
All libraries and mobile library services will remain closed until Wednesday 28 July (at the usual branch opening time), pending any further instructions from the government.
Due to the recent announcement of a statewide lockdown , Geelong Regional Libraries will be closing all branches and mobile library services from Thursday 15 July (at the usual branch closing time).
Please note that the case identified at Barwon Heads Primary School resulted in the Barwon Heads Library being closed from Thursday 15 July as a precaution.