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Author Encounters

JUDY NUNN – KHAKI TOWN

Judy Nunn’s new bestseller is a breathtaking historical novel set in Queensland during World War II. It’s March 1942. Singapore has fallen. Darwin has been bombed. Australia is on the brink of being invaded by the Imperial Japanese Forces. And Val Callahan, publican of The Brown’s Hotel in Townsville, could not be happier as she contemplates the fortune she’s making from lonely, thirsty soldiers. After combining her successful international acting career with scriptwriting, Judy Nunn decided in the 1990s to turn her hand to prose, writing a number of subsequent bestsellers.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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CHRISTOS TSIOLKAS – DAMASCUS

Christos Tsiolkas' stunning new novel Damascus is a work of soaring ambition and achievement, of immense power and epic scope, taking as its subject nothing less than events surrounding the birth and establishment of the Christian church. The author of six novels including Loaded, The Slap and Barracuda, each of which was made into either a film or television series, Christos Tsiolkas is one of Australia’s most highly regarded and awarded authors.

Tuesday, 3 December 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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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CLASSIC MOVIE SCREENING WITH KANOPY

Join us and experience Kanopy, a film streaming service available to all library users, as we watch a classic movie from Hollywood's golden era. 

Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Victorian Energy Compare

Victorian Energy Compare is the Victorian Government’s independent energy price comparison website. Learn how to find better electricity, gas and solar offers and claim the $50 Power Saving Bonus. Bring along your electricity bill and a pen. iPads will be provided.

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J.M. GREEN – SHOOT THROUGH

J.M. Green is a crime writer based in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Her debut novel, Good Money, the first hardboiled-crime novel featuring Stella Hardy, was shortlisted for a 2016 Ned Kelly Award, the Sisters in Crime's Davitt Award for best debut, as well as the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Shoot Through is the third in the Stella Hardy series, following Too Easy.

Thursday, 5 December 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Corio Library

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Heather Morris - Cilka's Journey

Heather Morris is an international number one bestselling author who is passionate about stories of survival, resilience and hope. Her second novel, Cilka’s Journey, is the breathtaking sequel to the internationally bestselling novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Based on what is known of Cilka’s time in Auschwitz, and on the experience of women in Siberian prison camps, this is a powerful testament to the triumph of the human will in adversity. Cilka’s Journey is the remarkable story of one woman’s fierce determination to survive, against all odds.

 

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Preschool Story Time

Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.
No booking required.
For a complete downloadable timetable of all our story times across all of our branches, please visit the following page grlc.vic.gov.au/learn/little-readers/events-little-readers

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NBN Awareness Initiative

Come along to this information session to find out more about the rollout of the nbn™ access network.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and troubleshoot any concerns they might have.  Drop in anytime during this session to receive information including:

• What the nbn™ is and how to get connected
• How the nbn™ will affect your existing home phone
• Medical alarms and power outages 
• Information about scams

Drop in session - bookings not required.

Monday, 25 November 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Lara Library

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BLANCHE D’ALPUGET – BOB HAWKE: THE COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY

Bob Hawke began life as a good Christian boy from a teetotal family. He became a wild, drinking, womanising student, a Rhodes Scholar, a champion of workers, a folk hero recognised throughout the country, and a dynamic politician who was elected four times as Australia’s Prime Minister. Bob’s widow and biographer, Blanche d’Alpuget is an acclaimed novelist, biographer and essayist. She has won numerous literary awards, including the inaugural Australasian Prize for Commonwealth Literature in 1987. Join Blanche in conversation with Robert Gott to discuss her definitive commemorative biography marking Bob Hawke’s extraordinary life and legacy. 

Tickets $60 pp ($50 concession) including lunch at the magnificent Wurdi Youang (top floor of the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre) and a glass of champagne upon arrival - book here

 

Saturday, 7 December 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

PETER FITZSIMONS – JAMES COOK **SOLD OUT**

***Please note this event is sold out and the waitlist is full, so we are no longer taking bookings.***

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

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

Sensory Story Time provides opportunities for children with additional needs to experience the magic of stories and develop a love of reading in a low stimulus environment with tactile story-telling formats. Group size is small so bookings are recommended.

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