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THE ADVENTURES OF HUNTER AND PHOEBE

Meet Hunter, an ex-working dog of Vision Australia and his trainer, Phoebe. Learn about the highs and lows of life as a trainer. A fun and informative session for the whole family.

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REDUCE OVERWHELM: EMBRACE LIFE BALANCE

Do you sometimes feel exhausted and overwhelmed?Do you find it difficult to balance and juggle family, work, household chores, social activities and struggle to find time for self-care and nourishment? Have you found yourself stuck in old habits, patterns and behaviours? Even when you start a new regime you often return to your old patterns? Jo Surkitt is a Positive Change Educator and she will teach you strategies and techniques on creating balance, reducE overwhelm and how to rewire and refire your brain so you can create new healthy habits, thought patterns and behaviours that are simple, sustainable, and long lasting; creating the ‘Positive Change’ you want to see in your life.

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SHERLOCK HOLMES COMES TO GEELONG!

Sherlock Holmes has appeared in more plays, books and films than any other fictional character. Cenarth ‘Ken’ Fox knows a bit about Mr Holmes, having written three plays and five books about Sherlock and staged his ‘Sherlockian’ show over 200 times to adults and children. In this family friendly show you’ll meet Arthur Conan Doyle, Holmes, Watson and Moriarty, the schoolboy Sherlock Holmes and Lord Byron and witness the detective skills performed by Sherlock Holmes. Fox is narrator and storyteller and - as Sherlock - proves that ‘truth is indeed stranger than fiction’.

Saturday, 8 February 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Newcomb Library

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SAUCY PAT BRONTË

We know of his children Charlotte, Emily and Anne, but we know very little of him. Patrick Brontë – his wife called him 'Saucy Pat' - was the son of an Irish potato farmer who taught himself to read and won a Cambridge scholarship. Despite being an Anglican priest for over fifty years, he was centre stage in a literary scandal and a murderous revolution. For ages biographers have got it wrong - now discover the truth. Presented by Cenarth Fox.

Saturday, 8 February 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Drysdale Library

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ROBYN ROWLAND - SERENDIPITY AND THE CURIOUS MIND

In 2009 Robyn Rowland visited Turkey for the first time and fell in love with the country. After that, a silken thread drew Robyn through the countries of the old Ottoman Turkey. Mosaics from the Map, her 10th book of poems, covered these travels. Her new book, Under This Saffron Sun explores the Turkey of today. This presentation, combining photographs, poetry and images, promises to be a unifying and exciting journey of travel and literature. Robyn has written 11 books of poetry and her work appears in national/international journals, over forty anthologies and eight editions of Best Australian Poems.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

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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

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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

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MAKE NOISE IN TORQUAY LIBRARY

Do you think of libraries as “shhh-ing” places? Now is your chance to engage with your local library like never before. Join us at this event and you can: • laugh with a professional laughing group • give kids a place to experiment with how sound travels; how we hear; how noise can change • listen to and learn music on the ukulele • explore our e-Audio collections • enjoy a local youth band play Participants will also be able to enjoy a sausage sizzle and face painting.

Saturday, 18 January 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Torquay Library

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MOTORING MADNESS COMES TO CORIO!

Geelong Regional Library Corporation and Geelong Museum of Motoring are presenting an exhibition to relive Australian motoring history. Geelong Museum of Motoring will be showcasing a couple of classic cars on the day and the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre will have a digital display showcasing Geelong's unique motoring history. No bookings required.

Saturday, 1 February 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Corio Library

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DIARY WRITING WORKSHOP

Ever wanted to know more about how to keep a diary?Dr June Alexander is a non-fiction writer with special skills and interest in diary writing, mentoring and editing. She encourages every one of every age to keep a diary and write about their life – we all have a story to tell! Please note, a $10 registration fee ($5 Concession) applies for this workshop.

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Saturday, 8 February 2020 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Belmont Library