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Financial Abuse and Sexually Transmitted Debt: The Price Women Pay

Not all intimate partner violence is physical. There is often financial control imposed within abusive relationships, and devastating, long-term financial impacts after leaving the relationship.
Financial abuse can take many forms. Women can inherit debt or poor credit ratings, lose property or have to deal with fines incurred by their abusive current or ex-partner.
Join us for an evening of conversation with experts and survivors as they share real-life stories and information about the effects of financial abuse and the road to recovery.
In partnership with Barwon Community Legal Service, Deakin University and Barwon Health.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Rosalie Ham - The Year of the Farmer

Rosalie Ham, the number one bestselling author of The Dressmaker, returns to Geelong to discuss her latest novel, The Year of the Farmer. A darkly satirical novel about a country town at war with the elements and one another, The Year of the Farmer tells the story of Neralie Mackintosh, a woman who returns to her hometown in New South Wales to find it now has more problems than just the drought.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Anne Summers - Unfettered and Alive: A Memoir

Join us for this very special event with Anne Summers in conversation, as she discusses her inspiring memoir.  One of Australia's most influential women, from cadet journalist, to policy maker, to change agent at large, her new book reveals stories about the famous and powerful people she has worked with or reported on. Anne is refreshingly frank about her own anxieties and mistakes as well as her, at times, heart-breaking family story of violence and ultimately reconciliation.

Friday, 9 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Jim Haynes presents The Times and Rhymes of Henry Lawson

Join author and entertainer Jim Haynes for this entertaining and informative session as he tells the remarkable story of Henry Lawson's tragic life and shows us why he is regarded as the most Australian of all verse writers, using Henry's own verse to showcase his humour, observations of life and love of Australia.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

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Jim Haynes presents The Secret Life of Banjo Paterson

Did you know that Banjo Paterson rode winners at Rosehill, had a partially crippled right arm, enlisted in WW 1 at the age of 52 and became a major and was involved a scandalous romance that ended his 6-year engagement? Author and entertainer Jim Haynes will reveal these stories (and many more) and perform a selection of the works of the renowned Australian icon.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

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Jane Harper - The Lost Man

Former Geelong Advertiser journalist turned best-selling author, Jane Harper, makes a welcome return to Geelong Library & Heritage Centre to discuss her much anticipated third book, The Lost Man. Like her previous thrillers, The Dry and Force of Nature, The Lost Man creates a powerful atmosphere of suspense, set against a dazzling Australian landscape. Tickets $40pp include a copy of The Lost Man.

 Book HERE

Sunday, 28 October 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Markus Zusak - Bridge of Clay

Geelong Regional Libraries are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a very special evening event with Markus Zusak in conversation with Deakin University’s Maria Takolander to discuss his much-anticipated new novel, 'Bridge of Clay'. Presented in partnership with the Word for Word Festival

Tickets $45 (Ticket includes a hardcover copy of Bridge of Clay)

 Book HERE

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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International Games Week: Talisman All-In

Play the world’s most popular fantasy board game in a multi-player battle to explore magical lands and win the coveted ‘Crown of Command.’ Ages 8+

Monday, 5 November 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Corio Library

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International Games Week: Traditional Games

Are you game? Play traditional games from around the world like Backgammon (Mesopotamia) and Chinese Checkers (China), Mancala (Africa), Carrom (India), and many more. Ages 8+

Tuesday, 6 November 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Corio Library

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International Games Week: Grim and Gloomy Games

Do you have what it takes to survive the house of horrors? Can you discover the imposter among you? Join a group of explorers if you dare and venture into the house on the hill, then uncover the werewolf hiding among you in these spectacularly spooky board games. Strictly 12-18 years.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Corio Library

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International Games Week: Award Winners

Learn to play some of the best award winning board games you may never have heard of. Featured games include: Ticket to Ride, Carcassone, Pandemic, Robo-rally, and many more. Strictly 12-18 years.

Thursday, 8 November 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Corio Library