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Author Encounters

DI WEBSDALE-MORRISSEY – ON A WING AND A PRAYER

In 1934, Melbourne’s Lord Mayor announced a London-to-Melbourne air race to celebrate his city’s centenary. The audacious plan captured imaginations across the globe. Sixty-four entrants from eleven countries signed up, but only twenty planes eventually took off on 20 October 1934. This heroic race, considered the greatest single sporting event in the history of aviation, is a tale of eccentric characters, daring deeds and sublime courage. Di Websdale-Morrissey’s page-turning account will have readers holding their breaths, just as the world did eighty-five years ago. Image by Brian Randall Photography

Sunday, 16 February 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Queenscliff Uniting Church

Creative & Connected

POETRY READING FROM SCRIBES WRITERS

An understanding and appreciation of poetry by the Scribes Writers. Come along and learn more about this personal, creative and expressive process. It’s poetry from the heart.

Monday, 17 February 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong West Library

Creative & Connected

INTRODUCTION TO CROCHET

Come along and learn to crochet by making 'Granny Squares'. Experience how learning a few basic stitches can grow into amazing creations. If you have your own hooks and wool please bring them along, otherwise you can borrow them from the library.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Queenscliff Library

Author Encounters

JOAN ATHERTON HOOPER - NOTHING TO CRY ABOUT: A MEMOIR

A candid memoir looking back over a tumultuous life, from becoming an orphan and ward of the state at two years of age after her father’s murder, to becoming an abandoned wife in Melbourne with young children wholater struggle with drug, alcohol and mental health issues. The personal struggles she experienced along the way are all testimony to author Joan Atherton Hooper’s resilience and courage.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

Heritage

REMEMBERING THE END

Join Pam Jennings from the Bellarine Historical Society to learn more about what happened following WWI in the local area. Pam’s talk will focus on memorials, the post-war struggle of returned soldiers, Red Cross societies and peace celebrations in the area.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Drysdale Library

eKnow How

FaceTime Playtime for Grandparents

Keep in contact with your grandchildren, and even play games with them, using the video chat apps FaceTime on iPads and Skype. This session will show you how to get started on FaceTime and Skype and introduce 'real life' games and activities you can play.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Special Events

BRONNIE MASEFAU - STYLING YOUR HOME

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.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Bannockburn Library

Special Events

IAN ROGERS – GEELONG BOTANIC GARDENS

This spectacular book takes readers on a pictorial journey through time. See the evolution of Geelong’s world-famed Botanic Gardens from the original aspirational vision, to the modern green space overlooking Corio Bay today. Whether you are a green thumb, historian, proud citizen or simply interested in what used to be, this clever book will take you on a journey through time that will create lasting impressions.Written by Ian Rogers, retired employee of the City of Greater Geelong and former Director and long-time advocate of the Geelong Botanic Gardens.

Thursday, 20 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

Creative & Connected

KEEPING BACKYARD CHOOKS

Always wanted to keep backyard chooks? Presenters from the Geelong and District Poultry Club will talk about buying, feeding and housing backyard chooks as well as how to keep them healthy and producing eggs.

Thursday, 20 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Lara Library

Creative & Connected

GREAT OCEAN ROAD GIN

A young business, Great Ocean Road Gin has been operating since 2017. During that time it has built up a reputation for quality product and commitment to the locals and local area. Come and listen to owner Ann Houlihan’s story about how she decided to make the sea change to Anglesea, develop her skills in production and business, and live the dream.

Thursday, 20 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Torquay Library

eKnow How

Virtual Reality – 3D Art

Create stunning 3D art in a Virtual Reality space. For years 14+

Friday, 21 February 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Newcomb Library

Author Encounters

KATE DOWNEY - THE LUCY STAR TRILOGY

Kate Downey wrote her Lucy Star Trilogy - Lucy Star @7, Lucy Star @13 and Lucy Star @18 - in the Chilwell Library. Kate wanted to write about what transgender people experience psychologically and physically. Learning, listening and understanding gender dysphoria is vital in order for trans people to live in a world where they feel safe to be who they really are.

Monday, 24 February 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Chilwell Library

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