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Special Events

MARK SMITH – WRITERS WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Join local author of the Winter trilogy, Mark Smith, for a chance to learn key writing techniques and imaginative approaches to storytelling. This session is aimed at young adults aged 13 to 17 who have a hankering to express themselves through the written word. Mark Smith lives on the Surf Coast, where he writes novels and stories, and runs outdoor-education programs for young adults. His second novel, Wilder Country, won the 2018 Indie Book Award for Young Adults.

Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Torquay Library

Creative & Connected

HEALTHY MEN, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES – ON THE LOW DOWN

Come along to meet others with common interests, get some insights and develop some tools around how to 'be there' for a mate, through being there for yourself first. This preventative mental health event is aimed at men aged 18+, and focuses on the social and cultural factors that influence wellbeing. Dinner is provided free of charge.

Monday, 11 November 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Leopold Library

Creative & Connected

CRAFT FOR A CAUSE – PRODUCE BAGS

Reducing plastic use is the aim of the day. Make a lightweight reusable produce bag to carry your local produce in. All materials supplied.

Friday, 22 November 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

The Perfect Puppy

Join illustrator Katrina Fisher for the launch of her debut picture book The Perfect Puppy created with author Alyce Hall. An easy-to-read, beautifully hand illustrated and heart warming story about looking different and finding your family. Puppy Logan's persistent yet humorous attempts to act like the other animals on the farm will fill children with laughter, love and hope. All ages.

Saturday, 23 November 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Leopold Library

Author Encounters

The Perfect Puppy

Join illustrator Katrina Fisher for the launch of her debut picture book The Perfect Puppy created with author Alyce Hall. An easy-to-read, beautifully hand illustrated and heart warming story about looking different and finding your family. Puppy Logan's persistent yet humorous attempts to act like the other animals on the farm will fill children with laughter, love and hope. All ages.

Saturday, 23 November 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Leopold Library

eKnow How

3D Printing Basics

Discover what 3D printing is and how it works. Design your own custom name tag and see an item 3D printed in this beginner's session.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Author Encounters

BOB MARMION – MURDER AT THE FORT

One cold morning in late May 1942, the bullet-ridden body of Driver Roy Willis was found on the side of the Wallington-Ocean Grove Road. He had been shot anumber of times with a military revolver. Three months later, the killer struck again. Gunner John Hulston’s body was eventually recovered and like Willis, he had been shot in the chest with a .455 calibre army revolver. As with any good murder mystery, this story has more twists and turns than the Great Ocean Road. Local author Bob Marmion uses his experience as a former police detective and military historian to unravel this cold case mystery.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

eKnow How

Computer Basics

Lack confidence with computers? Want to learn how they work in a safe, friendly environment? In this self-paced session we will cover the basics on how to use a computer.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Heritage

MY FAVOURITE ITEMS: CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF THE GEELONG HERITAGE CENTRE ARCHIVE

Join Mark Beasley, Manager of Geelong Heritage Centre Collection, as he highlights some of his personal favourite items from the Collection formed in the forty years since the Heritage Centre was opened on 16 November 1979.

Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Virtual Reality

Experience the latest in virtual reality technology. Enjoy a ride in a fighter jet, ride a rollercoaster or meet a T-rex in a 360-degree video.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Heritage

Immigration Records & Your Family Tree

Learn about the resources available in our eCollections to help you find out more about your family's immigration journey.

 

Multiple Times
Belmont Library

Special Events

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. In this workshop Bronnie will share practical tips and ideas on how to style your home and create a home that inspires and enhances your life.

Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Leopold Library