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Author Encounters

SARAH THORNTON – LAPSE

All it took was a momentary lapse to bring Clementine Jones’ world crashing down. Now she’s living like a hermit in small-town Katinga, coaching the local footy club. And others are starting to ask questions. Clem’s not the only one with a secret, and as tension builds, the dark violence just below the town’s surface threatens to erupt. Author Sarah Thornton gave up her successful law career to live on a 43-foot sailing catamaran, exploring the world and writing novels.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Steps to accessing aged care

Understand the access and support you need with aged care.  This free information session run by Estia Health will explain how to navigate the aged care system from home care to residential care including how to access government funding, the benefits of respite care if you are a carer, and how to volunteer.  There will be time to ask questions and morning tea will be provided.

Friday, 20 September 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Leopold Library

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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Creative & Connected

Paint your Project

Come to this interactive session where Bradley from local business Games Workshop will talk to participants about the art of painting models and miniatures, sharing some tips and tricks before everyone spreads out and works on their own pieces in a warm, friendly and inclusive environment.

Saturday, 21 September 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Corio Library

Creative & Connected Kanopy image

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. 

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All About Kids!

Children's Week LEGO® Challenge

Join other LEGO® fans as we celebrate Children's Week with the ultimate LEGO® challenge. What will you build? All Ages. 

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Belmont Library

All About Kids!

Launch of the Carnegie Hall Lullaby Project

Join us for a unique and tranquil concert at the Dome. Members of Geelong Symphony Orchestra will perform original lullabies, written by local families in collaboration with Scully's Singing Stories, as well as traditional lullabies from all around the world. The Geelong based Carnegie Hal Lullaby Project aims to support maternal health, strenghen the bond between parent and child and aid child development. 

Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Cave, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Alison Lester and Scully's Singing Stories

Come and meet Alison Lester! Alison has created more than 40 children's picture books including family favourites Magic Beach, Noni the Pony and Kissed by the Moon. Join us for a special story time for the launch of her new book The Painted Ponies. There'll be craft activities and local musical collaborator Michelle Scully will lead families on a magical musical journey through Alison's books. Attendees will have the chance to purchase books and have them signed by the author. 

Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Cave, 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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All About Kids!

Writing Cadets

Join our 4-week writing course at the Dome. Try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use ours.
No booking required. Ages 8+

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Stuff for Youth

MOVIE NIGHT

Join us for pizza and a movie (M Rated movie). In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. For bookings contact City of Greater Geelong Youth Development Officer Aleisha on 5272 4683. Ages 12-18.

Thursday, 3 October 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Leopold Library

All About Kids!

Australian animals at Leopold Library - Animals Galore!

Join us for a special morning of animal fun at Leopold Library! Presented by Animals of Oz, a mobile wildlife education company, children will get the chance to get up close wiith Australia's native species. In the first session ANIMALS GALORE, children can meet a range of vertebrae animals - reptiles, and furry and feathered friends. This project is supported by City of Greater Geelong through its Community Investment & Support Fund.

 

Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Leopold Library

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