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.
We are handing the public the keys to the Vault – Victoria’s largest regional heritage archives catalogue is now just a quick click away.
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.
We're pleased to announce the Bellarine-Surf Coast Mobile Library truck is back on the road after undergoing urgent repairs.
Portraits of Justice is a free exhibition created by innovative young people to understand and engage with legal services that can improve their lives.
The Dome will be alive with sound and music … as Geelong After Dark returns for 2019.
All library branches and mobile libraries will be closed for Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays.
Chilwell Library has reopened to the public following a short closure for refurbishments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Patrons are advised that Chilwell Library is closed for refurbishments from Monday 18 March, and will reopen to the public on Thursday 4 April.
Please be advised of changes to the regular opening hours at Western Heights College Library.
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.
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!
The Borough of Queenscliffe Council is calling for community feedback to guide the next steps in the revitalisation of Hesse Street.
Applications are currently being sought from individuals who are interested in joining the Geelong Heritage Centre Collection Advisory Committee.
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.
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.
Golden Plains Mobile Library customers are advised that a limited service has now resumed on this route.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Popular breakfast television program Sunrise, on Channel 7, will broadcast the weather from Geelong Library & Heritage Centre on Thursday 20 September.
Our September newsletter is out now.
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.
We apologise that today’s (August 25) service to Anglesea will not be available.
Complete a library survey before Friday 14 September and help us continue to deliver world-class library services into the future.
An exhibition exploring what it means to belong here, there and everywhere...
Bannockburn Library will continue to open to the local community and visitors on Mondays, following a four-month trial of new operating hours.
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.
Our July newsletter is out now.
Geelong Regional Libraries is seeking community assistance to locate World War One Honour Boards across the region.
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.
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
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.
Our May newsletter is out now!
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
Geelong Regional Libraries’ new project to make local Anzac history accessible to all.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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