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Lynda La Plante - Widows’ Revenge

In Lynda La Plante’s ground-breaking thriller, Widows, Dolly Rawlins and her gangland widows managed the impossible: a heist their husbands had failed to pull off. In her newly released sequel Widows’ Revenge, though the characters may now be in the money, they're far from easy street. Join international best-selling author, screenwriter and actress Lynda La Plante as she visits Geelong to discuss her success with Widows which was recently made into a major release film directed by Hollywood heavyweight Steve McQueen and starring acclaimed Oscar winner Viola Davis.

Tickets are $35, and include a paperback copy of Widows’ Revenge.

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Geelong After Dark

As darkness falls, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre rises! This year’s annual Geelong After Dark adventures include a number of unusual, interactive performances and installations at the library. One such treat will be Boombox Requests - for one night only get on your leg warmers and go totally 80s! Or join the musical comedy troupe ‘Impromptunes’ who will bring a mischievous mix of improv and musical theatre. See you when the sun goes down… No bookings required.

Friday, 3 May 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events Photo of Professor Tom Jobling and Dr Karl Najjar

The Benefits of Cancer Research

Join the Geelong Region Cancerians for a specialist panel discussion aimed at exploring the early detection, prevention and research of various types of cancer. Panelists will include:

  • Professor Tom Jobling OAM a Director of Gynaecologic Oncology at Monash Medical Centre and recipient of the Order of Australia Medal in 2017 for services to Ovarian Cancer Research;
  • Dr Karl Najjar, a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and awardee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists;
  • Dr Rachel Delahunty, an oncologist with a special interest in gynaecological oncology;
  • Cancer survivor Maureen O’Keeffe; and
  • Panel moderator Roxie Bennett.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events Maria Takolander

World Poetry Day 2019

Declared by UNESCO in 1999, World Poetry Day is designed to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world. This World Poetry Day event recognises and celebrates the achievements of five local poets: Julie Maclean, John Bartlett, Kathryn Ross, Rosemary Blake and Graeme Kinross-Smith, with introductions by local poet, prize-winning fiction writer and Associate Professor in Writing and Literature at Deakin University, Maria Takolander (pictured). 

Thursday, 21 March 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Melbourne Design Week in Geelong - Keynote Address

THE ECHO OF COUNTRY – MAKING SENSE OF PLACE AND CULTURAL CONNECTION TO COMMUNITY 

Don’t miss this singular opportunity to meet and hear leading Indigenous architect and educator Jefa Greenaway discuss the topic of giving agency to Indigenous voices through design. Event presented in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong. Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government.

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Saturday, 23 March 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events Melbourne Design Week

Melbourne Design Week in Geelong - Panel Discussion

CREATING HEALTHY ENGAGED COMMUNITIES FOR A CLEVER AND CREATIVE CITY

Join our panel of experts as they explore the ways in which clever design can contribute to community connection, resilience and social inclusion. Leading Indigenous architect and educator Jefa Greenaway will be joined on the panel by Valli Morphett, CEO of CoDesign Studio; Sae Ra Germaine Manager Digital Platforms at CAVAL, and Peter Seamer, author of Breaking Point: The Future of Australian CitiesEvent presented in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong. Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government.

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Saturday, 23 March 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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‘OUR NED’ - FIRST LIBRARIAN OF THE GEELONG PUBLIC LIBRARY

As part of the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival, 'meet' the first Librarian of the Geelong Public Library, Mr Edward Purdue (played by Ben Mitchell from Geelong Repertory Theatre Company). In this theatrically-inspired presentation, Dr Coralie Jenkin presents the story of the rather rascally ‘Our Ned’, who in 1878 absconded with Geelong Library funds, abandoning his wife in the process. Join us for an exposé of one of Geelong’s most colourful public characters.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre