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Author Encounters

CLAIRE G. COLEMAN – THE OLD LIE

A thrilling and ambitious new novel from the author of the bestselling and prize-winning Terra Nullius.Shane Daniels and Romany Zetz have been drawn into a war that is not their own. Lives will be destroyed, families will be torn apart. Trust will be broken. When the war is over, some will return to a changed world. Will they discover that glory is a lie? Claire G. Coleman's new novel takes us to a familiar world to ask what we have learned from the past. Image credit: Jen Dainer Industrial Arc

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected Computer screens and binary code

NBN Awareness Initiative

These special sessions are being presented by the nbn™ Local Community Affairs team help you understand and answer questions about the nbn™ network.
Each session will cover:

  • What is NBN™ & How to get connected
  • How the NBN™ will affect your existing Home Phone
  • Medical alarms & Power outages 
  • Information about scams, amongst other things

The purpose of this initiative is to ensure communities have all the necessary information during the rollout of the NBN™ access network. It aims to give the community a forum to ask questions and troubleshoot any concerns they might have.

Thursday, 6 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Drysdale Library

Author Encounters

FIONA LOWE - JUST AN ORDINARY FAMILY

Every family has its secrets...Bestselling Australian author Fiona Lowe wields a deft hand, creating an utterly addictive story about four women and their complicated family lives that will have you questioning your own perceptions of what family is. As the family implodes, the fallout for these four women will be inescapable. 

Wednesday, 4 March 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Author Encounters

JIM HAYNES - MATTHEW FLINDERS

A story of the bravery, daring, imprisonment and romance - the true life of a village lad who ran away to sea, lived more adventures in his short lifetime than most of us can dream of and died almost forgotten by the British but not by the people of the land he charted
and named. A tale of war at sea, shipwrecks, intrigue, tragedy and romance from Jim's Australia's Best Sea Stories collection.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Drysdale Library

Author Encounters

JIM HAYNES - AUSTRALIA'S MOST UNBELIEVABLE TRUE STORIES

Exploring some of Australia’s oddest and most amazing true stories, Jim Haynes looks at the truth behind some of our most commonly believed Aussie myths. These are stories Jim collected and explained in his books Australia's Most Unbelievable True Stories, Australia's Best Unknown Stories and Best Australian Yarns.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Bannockburn Library

Author Encounters

LAURA WATERS - BEWILDERED

An inspiring story about how Laura walked from one end of New Zealand to the other, a journey that fundamentally changed the course of her life. There are many themes within her journey that seem to resonate with many people: overcoming anxiety, the healing power of nature, overcoming fears, and finding and following an authentic life path.

Thursday, 12 March 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Torquay Library

Author Encounters

ROB MCCUBBIN - THE PENPONT SAGA

Sometimes fate comes in and changes your whole life. That’s what happened to Rob in the Currie Library on King Island on a rainy day. Rob had found a book on local shipwrecks and found the paragraph that was to steer him on a different course.  Scotland to Australia in the mid 1800s would have seemed like a present day voyage to the moon! Excitement, fear of the unknown, thirst for a better life, or an escape from past lives for some. All these splashed out onto the canvas of the Australian bush during and after the Gold Rushes, building The Penpont Saga.

Thursday, 12 March 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Leopold Library

eKnow How

Introduction to Kanopy

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries. Come and learn how it works. 

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Author Encounters

JUDITH HOARE – THE WOMAN WHO CRACKED THE ANXIETY CODE

The true story of the little-known mental-health pioneer who revolutionised how we see the defining problem of our era: anxiety.  The international bestseller Self-Help for Your Nerves has helped tens of millions of people, and continues to do so. Yet even as letters and phone calls from readers around the world flooded in, thanking her for helping to improve — and in some cases to save — their lives, Dr Claire Weekes was dismissed as underqualified and overly populist by the psychiatric establishment. Just who was this woman?

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Special Events

WORLD POETRY DAY

Declared by UNESCO in 1999, World Poetry Day is designed to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world. This is Geelong Regional Libraries’ 10th year of celebrating World Poetry Day, this year recognising the achievements of local poets including David McCooey, Jo Langdon, Cameron Lowe,  Maria Takolander and Melbourne poet, Rose Lucas. The event will feature introductions by local poet and author of three novels, John Bartlett. Bookings required.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

CHRISTINE SYKES – THE CHANGING ROOM

Inspired by the women behind the charity Dress for Success, The Changing Room is an uplifting and heart-warming story of female empowerment, proving that there is more to fashion than just clothes.  A story of hope and second chances and the power of female friendship, The Changing Room is contemporary women’s fiction at its best – with a social cause at the heart.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

Heritage

CURIOUS CORIO

Curious about Corio? Come along and learn about quirky and curious facts about Corio. Bring along your own stories to share over a cuppa and a biscuit.

Monday, 27 April 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Corio Library