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Libraries closed for AFL Grand Final public holiday

All libraries will be closed on Friday 27 September for the AFL Grand Final Friday public holiday.

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The Dome to host polling station for First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria election

Geelong Regional Libraries is honoured to support the historic work of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission by hosting a polling station for the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria election at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.

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Update: Geelong West Library

We’re very pleased to advise that the Geelong West Library and the City of Greater Geelong’s Geelong West Customer Service Centre are scheduled to re-open on Monday 23 September, in time for the start of the school holidays. We would like to thank the Geelong West community for their patience and understanding during this time.

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UPDATE: GEELONG WEST LIBRARY CLOSURE

An update on the temporary closure of the Geelong West Library.

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Celebrating 60 years of the Geelong Library

Today marks 60 years of a Geelong Library operating at 49-51 Little Malop Street, Geelong, the site on which the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre currently stands. Read on for a brief overview of the history of the Library.

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Western Heights College Library - Closed for Curriculum Day

Patrons are advised that Western Heights College Library will be closed on Thursday 5 September due to a Curriculum Day.

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"Without the library I would never have published my espionage novel.”

Mention the library and most people will think about borrowing a book rather than publishing their own. But for Geelong woman, Prue Moriarty, the library helped her to finish writing and publish her own book, The Hunt for Code Polaris, a psychological-thriller about espionage during the Cold War.

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Changing lives at Corio Library

Siblings Soraya, Mustafa and Murtaza grew up in Pakistan and until they moved to Australia, had never set foot in a library. In 2015, they moved with their family to Geelong and have been visiting their local Corio Library almost every week since.

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Geelong Regional Libraries is an eSmart Library!

Geelong Regional Libraries (GRLC) is proud to have attained eSmart Status.

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image - coming soon to Geelong!

For a week in October, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will be bringing their exciting Education program to Geelong.

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VIGEX International Photographic Print Salon comes to the Dome

A stunning and free exhibition of world-class photography will be on display to the public at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.

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Geelong West Monster Book Fair returns

The ever-popular Geelong West Monster Book Fair returns to the Geelong West Town Hall this Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July.

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What's on in July?

Our July e-newsletter is now available. Find out what is coming up and start booking!

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Bellarine & Surf Coast mobile library currently out of service

We regret that the Bellarine & Surf Coast mobile library is experiencing mechanical difficulties and will be off road until next Tuesday.

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Geelong Regional Libraries’ CEO awarded Queen’s Birthday honour

Patti Manolis has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) as announced by the Governor-General today.

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Libraries closed for Queen's Birthday public holiday

All Geelong Regional Libraries will be closed for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on Monday 10 June. Normal opening hours resume on Tuesday 11 June.

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Notice of cancellation of Special Meeting

Please be advised that the Special Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 29 May 2019 to hear public submissions regarding the GRLC's Draft Budget 2019/20 and Strategic Resource Plan 2019/23 has been cancelled, due to no public submissions being received.

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National Reconciliation Week 2019

National Reconciliation Week runs annually from 27 May to 3 June and is a chance for all Australians to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

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Unlocking the Vault

We are handing the public the keys to the Vault – Victoria’s largest regional heritage archives catalogue is now just a quick click away.

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Simultaneous storytelling: join in and celebrate the joy of reading

As part of National Simultaneous Storytime, Geelong Regional Library Corporation Chair, Councillor Ron Nelson and fellow local government representatives will guest read Alpacas with Maracas to children at libraries across the region on Wednesday 22 May.

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Bellarine-Surf Coast Mobile Library back on the road!

We're pleased to announce the Bellarine-Surf Coast Mobile Library truck is back on the road after undergoing urgent repairs.

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Portraits of Justice Exhibition

Portraits of Justice is a free exhibition created by innovative young people to understand and engage with legal services that can improve their lives.

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Geelong After Dark - Heighten Your Senses

The Dome will be alive with sound and music … as Geelong After Dark returns for 2019.

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Upcoming holiday opening hours information

All library branches and mobile libraries will be closed for Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays.

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Chilwell Library reopens after refurbishments

Chilwell Library has reopened to the public following a short closure for refurbishments.

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Bellarine-Surf Coast Mobile Library update

The Bellarine Surf-Coast Mobile Library service is currently experiencing a limited service at some stops.

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Introducing film streaming service, Kanopy

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available to members of Geelong Regional Libraries, providing access to 30,000 films for free.

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Geelong West Book Fair returns

The Geelong West Rotary Club’s first Monster Book Fair for 2019 will be held at Geelong West Town Hall on Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March.

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Remembering the End - a touring exhibition

The exhibition, Remembering the End - Peace celebrations and life after World War I in Geelong and the Barwon Region, is currently touring to library branches across the region.

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Living in the 1970s - Geelong and Barwon Region

Visit the Geelong Heritage Centre Reading Room and immerse yourself in imagery and objects from Geelong in the 1970s. While you're there share a 'groovy' or 'far out' memory of 1970s Geelong on a memory postcard.

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Libraries closed for public holiday

All Geelong Regional Libraries will be closed for the Labour Day public holiday on Monday 11 March. Normal opening hours resume on Tuesday 12 March.

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Chilwell Library closed for refurbishments

Patrons are advised that Chilwell Library is closed for refurbishments from Monday 18 March, and will reopen to the public on Thursday 4 April.

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Changes to regular opening hours at Western Heights College Library

Please be advised of changes to the regular opening hours at Western Heights College Library.

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No mobile library service to Anakie today

We regret that there will be no mobile library service to Anakie today (Tuesday 15 January) due to a mechanical issue with the Golden Plains Mobile Library vehicle.

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Leopold Library Free Family Fun Day

Come along and celebrate the opening of the new Leopold Library with a Free Family Fun Day on Saturday 8 December from 10am-3pm. The Mik Maks will be performing, as well as Roaming Reptiles, storytelling, face-painting and a visit from Santa!

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Have your say on Queenscliff's Hesse Street

The Borough of Queenscliffe Council is calling for community feedback to guide the next steps in the revitalisation of Hesse Street.

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Heritage Centre seeks Committee members

Applications are currently being sought from individuals who are interested in joining the Geelong Heritage Centre Collection Advisory Committee.

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Books Beyond Boundaries - Exhibition at the Dome

Books Beyond Boundaries is a creative arts project now on show at the Dome until 22 December. It features books which have been annotated, altered, or remade by community members of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

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Food for Fines is back

We are proud to once again partner with Geelong Food Relief Centre to support local people in need through the Food for Fines appeal, running from 26 November to 14 December 2018.

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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.

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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.