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Open Mind Lecture Series

REFUGEE RIGHTS AND POLICY WRONGS – FIONA CHONG

Annual Lecture in memory of Fiona Baranowski

Former staff member of Geelong Regional Libraries, Fiona Baranowski, who is remembered for her long history and valuable contribution to the library services in the Geelong Region, passed away suddenly in March 2015. Fiona established the Open Mind Lectures and this event is presented in her memory.

Join us for a special presentation on one of the most pressing issues facing the world today – finding safe and durable solutions for refugees and other forced migrants globally. At a time when there are more people in need of refugee protection than at any time since World War II, Australia’s policies of deterrence are indefensible. They violate Australia’s obligations under international law – obligations to which our Government has voluntarily agreed. They do nothing to address the underlying conditions that lead people to take boat journeys in the first place – persecution and human rights violations at home, and the lack of alternative pathways to safety. Australia has simply pushed the problem away – out of sight, out of mind. In Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs, authors Jane McAdam and Fiona Chong argue that a radically different approach is possible – one that is consistent with international refugee and human rights law. According to McAdam and Chong, Australia is one of the world’s most harmonious, multicultural and socially mobile countries, and we have the capacity to accommodate and celebrate diversity, and to be generous towards those who seek our protection. Fiona Chong is a lawyer and was recently a Human Rights Fellow in the Master of Laws program at Columbia University. She has previously worked as a lawyer at the Refugee Advice and Casework Service and as a Postgraduate Public Interest Fellow at Refugees International. She and Jane McAdam are the authors ofRefugee Rights and Policy Wrongs: A frank, up-todate guide by expertsandRefugees: Why seeking asylum is legal and Australia's policies are not.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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
Inspiration Space, 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.

Multiple Times
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

JEN HUTCHISON – MOTHERLING: A WALK

Motherlingis 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 Hutchinson 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. 

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Heritage

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. 

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Creative & Connected

NEURAL KNITWORK

Find out how to keep your brain sharp, engaged and healthy as we craft colourful neurons for our Neural Knitworks community art project. No knitting experience required, but feel free to BYO your own crochet hooks, knitting needles and/or grandchildren! This program was developed by the Neural Knitworks team, for full acknowledgements, see /www.scienceweek.net.au/neural-knitworks/Presented in partnership with the Geelong Seniors Festival.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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