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Jim Haynes presents The Times and Rhymes of Henry Lawson


Join author and entertainer Jim Haynes for this entertaining and informative session as he tells the remarkable story of Henry Lawson's tragic life and shows us why he is regarded as the most Australian of all verse writers, using Henry's own verse to showcase his humour, observations of life and love of Australia.

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The name Captain James Cook is one of the most recognisable in Australian history - an almost mythic figure who is often discussed, celebrated, reviled and debated. Some 240 years after his death, Peter FitzSimons reveals what kind of man James Cook was at heart - his strengths, his weaknesses, his passions and pursuits, failures and successes.
Peter FitzSimons is Australia's bestselling non-fiction writer and the author of a number of highly successful books. His passion is to tell Australian stories, our own stories: of great men and women, of stirring events in our history.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Join us for an outstanding free concert in the Dome thanks to Orchestra Geelong. Performing under the baton of worldrenowned Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Mark Shiell, Orchestra Geelong will take you on a musical journey across continents and time zones with short works by composers such as Verdi, Brahms, Mozart, Grieg, Sibelius and more. Presented in partnership with the Geelong Seniors Festival. All ages welcome.

Please note: This concert is now sold out.



Due to popular demand, a second concert is now being offered on the same day at 2.00pm. However please note, Orchestra Geelong have advised that this concert will not be an orchestral performance and will be very different in content to the morning performance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact Orchestra Geelong at www.orchestrageelong.com for more information.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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"We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.” Ursula Le Guin

Herstory aims to lift the voices of women past and present, women of First Nations People, women of all backgrounds and cultures, their stories, their struggles and their achievements. The Barwon Month of Action to Stop Men’s Violence Against Women and Children is a good time to reflect on the role that women have played in building and maintaining our communities, our towns and our institutions. It is time to recognise and change the herstory.

Presented in partnership with Deakin University, Reclaim the Night Collective Geelong, Geelong Regional Library Corporation and Barwon Community Legal Service for Barwon Month of Action.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Join Sam on his epic journey through space as he explores nine fantastic worlds on his mission to deliver goods to a variety of alien customers. Not all of the creatures Sam encounters are friendly though. It’s just as well his ship is equipped with a pair of trusty lasers, a can do attitude and a pod of shock rockets! Meet the author and the cast of the show. A radio play for children ages 4+ 
Proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong, Geelong Regional Library Corporation, Skin of our Teeth Productions and Greater Geelong Creative Inc.

Saturday, 2 November 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Join local author of the Winter trilogy, Mark Smith, for a chance to learn key writing techniques and imaginative approaches to storytelling. This session is aimed at young adults aged 13 to 17 who have a hankering to express themselves through the written word. Mark Smith lives on the Surf Coast, where he writes novels and stories, and runs outdoor-education programs for young adults. His second novel, Wilder Country, won the 2018 Indie Book Award for Young Adults.

Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Torquay Library

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Interior designer Bronnie Masefau is renowned for her residential designs and has over 25 years of experience in interior design. She is also the author of five books, including her latest The Meaning of Home: A Place to Belong, in which she explores how the spaces we live in contribute to and craft our lives. In this workshop Bronnie will share practical tips and ideas on how to style your home and create a home that inspires and enhances your life.

Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Leopold Library