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Celebrating the birthday on 30 July 1818 of one of the most enigmatic figures in English literature – Emily Brontë. Blending the few letters and diary entries that exist in Emily’s hand, with reminiscences from those who knew her and excerpts from her astonishing Wuthering Heights; this unique performance evokes something of her world, her work and her tragically short life. Devised and performed by accomplished Melbourne actress Lise Rodgers, whose career has spanned stage, screen and radio and widely known for her ongoing Jane Austen series of performances. Tickets $50 plus booking fee, includes high tea and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. Presented in conjunction with Tastes of Central Geelong.

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  • Geelong Library and Heritage Centre Sunday, 28 July 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Author of Mind the Gap and other travel books, Tim Richards is an experienced travel writer with articles published in newspapers and magazines across the world and regular assignments for Lonely Planet. Join Tim for this unique travel talk where he recounts anecdotes from this amazing journey from Hamburg in Germany to Chernobyl in the Ukraine, via Denmark and Poland - including tales of a woman who leads a Hamburg Beatles tour by playing songs on a ukulele, and his experiences touring abandoned sites and sleeping overnight in Chernobyl, the site
of history’s worst nuclear disaster.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

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Join local beekeeping expert, John Webb, as he shares his knowledge about how to harness the power of bees. John will demonstrate what is in a beehive and educate us about how to safely interact with these unique and amazing insects.

Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Lara Library