What's On


Getting The Most From Ancestry Library Edition

Having trouble finding those elusive ancestors? Hitting some brick walls? Come along to this session to explore the features of Ancestry Library Edition, which may then help you with your genealogy searching.

Friday, 2 August 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Belmont Library

All About Kids!

Tower Challenge

Calling all budding engineers! Celebrate Engineering Week and test your tower building skills in this hands-on session. Try to build the tallest tower with the materials supplied.
All ages.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Creative & Connected


Have you ever wanted to know how the Cookery and Handcraft is judged at the Royal Geelong Show? Have you ever wondered who can enter and how to enter? Have you ever thought 'Is my work good enough to enter in the show?' Come along and meet the Royal Geelong Show's Home Craft Coordinator Gail Joordens who will answer all your questions.

Monday, 5 August 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

eKnow How

eAudio Books

Ever wanted to relax and listen to a good story? Perhaps in the car, doing housework or maybe fishing? Come and find out all about eBooks at your library so that you can listen to them wherever you might be.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong West Library


Discover Your Family History & Heritage Centre visit

This session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources followed by a visit to the Heritage Centre's Reading Room

Tuesday, 6 August 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters


Join Rich McLean as he launches his new art catalogue, which takes you on a wild ride through his coloured life as an Australian digital and traditional artist, graphic artist, academic, mentor, teacher, PhD researcher, A/r/tographer, and human rights awarded author. A passionate advocate for marginalised people, he has been a prolific public speaker and draws on lived experience to create, inspire and connect with us all.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

Creative & Connected


Colour, Create and Chat. Build social connections in the local community, get creative and chat about hobbies, books, writing...and anything else! Bring your own creative project to work on or use the colouring pages and materials provided. Learn about free library resources including audiobooks and eBooks. Browse the shelves and find endless books on creative activities.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
Lara Library

eKnow How

Create Photo Albums

Learn how to use photo album creation apps to organise printed photobooks.

Thursday, 8 August 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre



Meredith is more than cheese and festivals! Members of the Meredith History Interest Group will chat about the history of Meredith, including anecdotes about the people and events that reflect the times of the squatters, gold rush, coming of the railway and the arrival of the soldier settlers.

Thursday, 8 August 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Bannockburn Library

eKnow How

Draw And Cut With Canvas Workspace

Learn how to create 2D designs to be drawn or cut into fabric or paper using the Brother Design'n'Cut software: Canvas Workspace.

Thursday, 8 August 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Corio Library

Creative & Connected


Come along to see screenings of three classic films from the archives projected in the brand new Leopold Hub. Watch the film and then stay for a chat.

Friday, 9 August 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Leopold Library

eKnow How

Compare Power Prices Online

Get ready for the summer heat by cutting your power bills and finding the best energy prices on the market. This workshop will guide you through reputable, non-profit energy comparison services and help you navigate thousands of plans to work out the cheapest offer for your household.

Friday, 9 August 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Torquay Library