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Special Events

WINE AND CRIME PANEL - KERRY MCGINNIS & KATHERINE FIRKIN

Our second Wine and Crime online event will see two very different female crime writers come together to discuss their divergent paths within the broader crime genre.
Australian rural crime and outback mystery author Kerry McGinnis, author of The Waddi Tree, Wildhorse Creek, Mallee Sky, Tracking North, Out of Alice, Secrets of the Springs, The Heartwood Hotel and The Roadhouse will join us from Bundaberg to discuss her latest release, Croc Country. Kerry will be joined by Melbourne journalist and debut crime author Katherine Firkin, author of the newly releasedSticks and Stones, which draws on the inherent drama of the courtroom and criminal trials.
The panel discussion will be led by founding member, convenor and current President of Sisters in Crime and well known crime and true crime author, Lindy Cameron.

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Wednesday, 19 August 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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Special Events

JUDITH BRETT - THE COAL CURSE

In this, our first preview event ahead of the 2020 Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival, we explore the consequences of Australia’s coal addiction with Emeritus Professor Judith Brett, author of the Quarterly Essay The Coal Curse.
This year’s festival theme is Life, Changing and Judith will appear in conversation with journalist Eve Fisher. Join us as we trace the unusual history of Australia’s economy while asking why we are doubling down on fossil fuels at a time when politicians are engaging in evidence-based, bipartisan policy-making in response to COVID-19.

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Wednesday, 26 August 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

Special Events

WINE AND CRIME - BENJAMIN STEVENSON AND KYLE PERRY

Join us for our third monthly Wine and Crime event in September as we explore the complexities of the crime genre. Author of Greenlight, Benjamin Stevenson (pictured, right), has returned with a bang in his new novel Either Side of Midnight, which is a mind-bending, suspense-filled thriller that explores how technology is fast outpacing our society’s ability to cope, especially in terms of our mental health and legal systems. Benjamin will be joined by debut crime author, Kyle Perry (pictured, left), whose background in drug and alcohol counselling has informed his new novel, The Bluffs, which has been described as Scrublands meets Picnic at Hanging Rock!

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Thursday, 3 September 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

Author Encounters

JOCK SERONG - THE BURNING ISLAND

Set in colonial Australia, this is an epic historical adventure, starring a reclusive, secretive man and his determined adult daughter, and the voyage of the Moonbird which becomes their mission. Irresistible prose, unforgettable characters and magnificent, epic storytelling: The Burning Island delivers everything readers have come to expect from this author.
Jock Serong’s novels have received the Ned Kelly Award for First Fiction, the Colin Roderick Award and the inaugural Staunch Prize (UK). He lives with his family on Victoria’s far west coast.

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Wednesday, 9 September 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Author Encounters

BELINDA ALEXANDRA - THE MYSTERY WOMAN

In a small town, everyone is watching ... this is a story of secrets, scandal and betrayal in 1950s small town Australia. Against the backdrop of the turbulent sea, the novel’s main character, postmistress Rebecca Wood, is soon caught up in the dangerous mysteries that lie behind the town’s respectable net curtains.
This intriguing mystery with its gothic undertones is the stunning new novel from international bestseller Belinda Alexandra, who has published no less than seven novels to wide acclaim in Australia and New Zealand, France, Germany, Holland, Poland, Norway and Greece. She is the daughter of a Russian mother and Australian father, and has been an intrepid traveller since her youth.

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Wednesday, 16 September 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Creative & Connected

**ONLINE EVENT** Armchair Actors

 Join with other participants online to bring a play to life. This is your chance to be a star for a day! Take on a character to read aloud with fellow cast members. Sessions will be run through Zoom.

Instructions for Zoom and a copy of the play will be emailed to participants before the session starts.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Friday, 7 August 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Creative & Connected

**ONLINE EVENT** Purl Jam Digital Yarn

Drop in on our Zoom session for a relaxing yarn with friends. Join forces with us to help KOGO- Knit One, Give One, the non-profit organisation supplying winter woollies to Victorians in need. All skill levels welcome.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENTOnce you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session. 

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Creative & Connected

*ONLINE EVENT* Podcasts - find, listen and enjoy

Explore the wonderfully wide world of podcasts!  Learn how to access and listen to podcasts and hear some tips for finding podcasts that interest, inspire, challenge and entertain you.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session the day prior to the event.

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* View on Demand

Discover the thrill of Catch-Up TV and subscription entertainment such as Netflix. Learn to unlock your favourite shows and get the most from your service.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Thursday, 13 August 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* 3D Modelling with Tinkercad

Come along and learn how to use basic modelling tools to create some interesting 3D objects.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Virtual Event

eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* eNewspapers for free

Read the latest magazines & newspapers for free and delivered straight to your device. Learn how to navigate the library's Australian & international publication platforms & find magazines & news in a wide range of languages.

Please note, this is an ONLINE EVENT. Once you book in for a session, you will be sent a link to join the session.

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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eKnow How

*ONLINE EVENT* Google Search like an Expert

A Google search can deliver millions of results, making it tricky to find what you're after. This session will help you learn search techniques and tricks to go beyond the basics and findexactly what you’re looking for online.

Note: This is an online program. You will be emailed a link prior to the session. 

Monday, 24 August 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual Event