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*IN-PERSON* Spoken Word Poetry Night

Free

In partnership with lowercase poetry Geelong

The lowercase crew of Annie Mullen-Walsh, Joshua Maxwell De Hoog and Yasmin Mobayad are excited to be bringing what they do to the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre space this June! lowercase have been running fun poetry events and workshops around Geelong for over 5 years.

lowercase poetry events offer a safe and supportive platform for all poets; from the novice to the published, in which they are encouraged to share their work and connect with other creatives.

The event will include an open mic session with a short break half way through. One drink per person and cheese platters will be served during the break, with non-alcoholic options also available.

Poets can bring any original pieces they wish to share, but the encouraged theme for this event is 'Resurgence'.

All are welcome, whether they come to share their work or just to listen.

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  • Geelong Library and Heritage Centre Thursday, 10 June 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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***BOOKED OUT*** *IN-PERSON* Learning to Save on Power Bills with New Solar and Battery Technology

*THIS EVENT IS NOW BOOKED OUT - SEE HERE FOR OTHER DATES & VENUES

Join Geelong Sustainability to learn about a new, exclusive opportunity to take part in the region's largest ever community bulk-buy solar program.

The Geelong+ Community Solar Program is designed to help homeowners and businesses switch to clean, affordable energy with high quality solar and battery solutions, delivered by the region’s leading solar providers.

A Geelong Sustainability initiative, the program is open to homeowners and businesses in the Greater Geelong, Surf Coast, Colac Otway, Queenscliffe and Golden Plains Shires and is supported by the local councils.

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Thursday, 20 May 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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*ONLINE* Dr Robert Isaacs - Two Cultures, One Story

A Reconciliation Week Event

Told with grace and strength and co-authored by Tanaz Byramji, this memoir shares the inside story of a respected Elder and his drive to improve the lives of his people.

Dr Robert Francis Isaacs AM, OAM, PhD (Hon) has spent his life bridging the divide between white and black Australia. Taken from his mother as a baby, Robert was raised in institutions not knowing he had a family and not knowing he was Aboriginal.

Enduring severe hardship, discipline and abuse at the hands of the Christian Brothers, Robert went out into the world at the age of 16 determined to make a life for himself and a family of his own.

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Thursday, 27 May 2021 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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*ONLINE* Michael E. Mann - The New Climate War

A World Environment Day Event

Renowned climate scientist, Michael E Mann, shows how fossil-fuel companies have waged a thirty-year campaign to deflect blame and responsibility and to delay action on climate change.

In The New Climate War, renowned scientist Michael E. Mann argues that all is not lost. He draws the battle lines between the people and the polluters — fossil-fuel companies, right-wing plutocrats, and petro-states — and outlines a plan for forcing our governments and corporations to wake up and make real change.

This is an online, lunch time event, with Michael joining us from Pennsylvania, USA in the lead up to World Environment Day.

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Thursday, 3 June 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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*ONLINE* Alice Pung - One Hundred Days

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One Hundred Days is a fractured fairytale exploring the faultlines between love and control. At times tense and claustrophobic, it is nevertheless brimming with humour, warmth and character. It is a magnificent new work from one of Australia’s most celebrated writers.

Alice Pung is an award-winning writer, editor, teacher and lawyer based in Melbourne. She is the bestselling author of Unpolished Gem and Her Father’s Daughter and the editor of the anthologies Growing Up Asian in Australia and My First Lesson.

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Wednesday, 16 June 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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*In Person* - Three Obstacles To Getting The Support You Want

Men's Health Week with Joe Bakhmoutski

We put men's health first for Men's Health Week this June to find answers - how do you talk about things that don't even make sense to you in the first place?

Celebrated speaker, author, and podcast host, Joe Bakhmoutski uses his lived experience with cancer and mental health to share inspiration and advice to lead a happier, more fulfilled life.

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Thursday, 17 June 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Corio Library

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*IN-PERSON* Dorothy Johnston - Queenscliff Literary Walk

Join local mystery writer Dorothy Johnston and the Queenscliff Library for a walk and talk around some of Queenscliff's most intriguing literary landmarks.

Starting at Hotel Q (the old Royal), walk down Mercer Street to Henry Handel Richardson’s house, continue on to the checkpoint at the bridge leading to Swan Island, then up Gellibrand Street, pausing on the way to look out towards the pilot’s operation centre then past the police station and finish at the Fort.  All of these locations are featured in Dorothy’s novels.

Dorothy Johnston was born in Geelong and now lives in Ocean Grove. She is currently working on a sea-change mystery series set in Queenscliff. The first three titles are Through a Camel’s Eye, The Swan Island Connection and Gerard Hardy’s Misfortune.

Please note, this event involves moderate walking and participants will need to dress warmly and bring an umbrella.

Dorothy’s books will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the walk.

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Sunday, 20 June 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Queenscliff Library