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.
Back to What's On
Join us for the launch of There Was Still Love, the profoundly moving new novel from Miles Franklin-shortlisted local author Favel Parrett. A tender and beautifully told story of memory, family and love, Parrett's deep emotional insight and stellar literary talent shines through in this love letter to the strong women who bind families together, despite dislocation and distance. Favel Parrett is the author of Past The Shallows and When The Night Comes.
Presented in partnership with Torquay Books.
Tuesday, 24 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Meet Hunter, an ex-working dog of Vision Australia and his trainer, Phoebe. Learn about the highs and lows of life as a trainer. A fun and informative session for the whole family.
Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
When Grandpa Whistled is Maxine Flakemore's latest children's book, is the story of her father, Neville, as told through his unique whistle. The illustrations depict the many changes that happened through his life and his love of animals. Join Maxine to find out how she creates her wonderful illustrations in sepia ink and ‘inktense’ crayons and create your own drawing to help us celebrate the launch.
Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Liz Harfull is passionate about telling the stories of Australia's quiet voices – the extraordinary, everyday people who make up our communities. The bestselling author and award-winning rural journalist walked away from corporate life to write books and has since written two national bestsellers. Tried Tested and Truewas recently shortlisted for a prestigious international Gourmand Award. The beautifully designed book captures treasured recipes and previously untold stories about Australian community cookbooks and the unsung volunteers who put them together. Please bring along your own favourite community cookbooks to share.
Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Twenty-one years in stand-up comedy… fancy that! Don’t miss Monica Dullard performing her enduring, hilarious comedy. After sell-out shows, Monica is bringing her ridiculously funny stories to the library. Presented in partnership with the Geelong Seniors Festival.
Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library
Learn about the fascinating and peculiar fad of the late 19th century where young people 'played the ghost', disguising themselves in elaborate ghost and monster costumes accentuated with phosphorescent paint, in an attempt to scare people at night. Presented by Dr David Waldron, Lecturer in History and Anthropology, School of Education and Arts, Federation University. Presented in partnership with the Victorian Seniors Festival.All ages welcome.
Sunday, 13 October 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Queenscliff Uniting Church