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Holiday Fun For Kids

BEING FIRE SAFE AROUND CAMPFIRES

Calling all junior firefighters and families! Join us for a visit from our local CFA to learn how to be safe around campfires. Enjoy stories and craft activities for pre-school and primary school aged children.

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Creative & Connected

CHIRPEE'S CHOICE – THE ANXIOUS BIRD

Art of the Mind presents Chirpee’s Choice - The Anxious Bird, a play about mental health for primary school-aged children. Join Chirpee on his adventures in the forest where he learns the importance of sharing our worries with safe people. Guided by an array of Australian birds including Gordon the Emu, Al the Masked Owl, Larry the Lyrebird, and Queen Cassie the Cassowary, Chirpee discovers that birds sing to share their worries rather than lock them inside their heads.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Torquay Library

Holiday Fun For Kids

OSMO Fun!

Develop your creativity and problem-solving skills as you experience this fun and educational augmented-reality gaming app. Ages 8+

Tuesday, 1 October 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

GREAT OCEAN ROAD IN PICTURES: MORNING TEA

On 19 September 1919 construction began on what would become one of the world’s greatest roads, the Great Ocean Road. Join staff from the Heritage Centre for a presentation of photographs and film recording the development of the Great Ocean Road. Light refreshments will be served, bookings essential.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

LIZ HARFULL – IN PRAISE OF COMMUNITY COOKBOOKS

Liz Harfull is passionate about telling the stories of Australia's quiet voices – the extraordinary, everyday people who make up our communities. The bestselling author and award-winning rural journalist walked away from corporate life to write books and has since written two national bestsellers. Tried Tested and Truewas recently shortlisted for a prestigious international Gourmand Award. The beautifully designed book captures treasured recipes and previously untold stories about Australian community cookbooks and the unsung volunteers who put them together. Please bring along your own favourite community cookbooks to share.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Basic Programming with NAO

Meet NAO, our humanoid robot. Learn to program with Choregraphe Suite and discover how to make her move and talk in this beginner's workshop. Ages 8+

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

SPRING 3D PEN CHALLENGE

3D pens are a great way to sculpt quickly in 3D. We have some great Spring project ideas to help you get the hang of them, or draw your own creation. Ages 14+

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Queenscliff Library

Creative & Connected

SPRING 3D PEN CHALLENGE

3D pens are a great way to sculpt quickly in 3D. We have some great Spring project ideas to help you get the hang of them, or draw your own creation. Ages 14+

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Queenscliff Library

eKnow How

CREATE A CALENDAR FOR 2020

Create a calendar for 2020! Learn how to create a personalised calendar using images from your tablet, phone or computer in this hands-on workshop. Please note that this is not a printing session. Calendars ordered will incur a printing fee.

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Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

JEN HUTCHISON – MOTHERLING: A WALK

Motherling is a heart-wrenching and heart-warming examination of the nature of grief, loss and processing the many confronting notions of what 'gone' means to a mother who has lost her adult child. Jen Hutchison walked with her son's ashes on the pilgrimage of Camino de Santiago in Spain as part of her commitment to coming to terms with her grief and finding herself and a future. This is a memoir of love, hope, grief and an 800 kilometre walk from unimaginable loss to peace of mind.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

Special Events

MONICA DULLARD PRESENTS ‘FANCY THAT!’

Twenty-one years in stand-up comedy… fancy that! Don’t miss Monica Dullard performing her enduring, hilarious comedy. After sell-out shows, Monica is bringing her ridiculously funny stories to the library. Presented in partnership with the Geelong Seniors Festival.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

eKnow How

Discover Your Ancestry

Interested in discovering more about your family's history? This session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources. 

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