For over 60s, this three week series of workshops will teach real-life skills that will help you explore new interests, meet new people and stay connected. Book into this 3 week course now!
This session will provide an introduction to researching WW1 Soldier Settlement & Repatriation records.
Learn more advanced 3D design techiques and create a custom phone stand in this intermediate session.
The Shining Wall is a literary science fiction/dystopian novel about a ruined world, where wealthy humans push health and longevity to extremes and surround themselves with a shining metal wall. Privilege and security is predicated on the services of cloned Neandertals, and the exploitation of women in the shanty towns and wastelands beyond the fortress city. Melissa Jane Ferguson is a local author who is also a biological scientist with an interest in exploring scientific possibilities and their social and personal consequences through fiction. This is her debut novel.
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Get the most out of the camera on your phone or tablet. This workshop will show you how to utilise the photographic tools as your fingertips.
Has your toddler ever turned their nose up at food you put in front of them? Join Amie Harper as she discusses the challenges of feeding a toddler a balanced, nutritious diet. In her book Little Pip Eats the Colours of the Rainbow, Amie shares strategies to help get toddlers eating the right stuff. With a degree in food science and nutrition, Amie is ideally positioned to offer a vibrant collection of recipes, tips and ideas for delicious meals that your little one will adore.
Thursday, 20 June 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Local Anakie wildlife carer Shelley Hyndman has always fostered a love for our native species. Join us as she shares her knowledge of how to rescue and care for these unique creatures and what it takes to release them back into the wild.
Saturday, 22 June 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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.
Bring along your smartphone or tablet and discuss apps, features and library services available through your device.
Learn how to use apps in conjunction with your tablet's camera to make the most of what it has to offer.
Climate change is everywhere – and nowhere. It is simultaneously the most urgent problem facing humanity, and a hopelessly abstract concept that’s impossible for us to wrap our heads around. While 97% of the world’s climate scientists agree that human-caused climate change is already underway, it’s much harder for us – as nations, as communities, as individuals – to work out what this actually means, or what we should do about it. Academics have taken to describing climate change as a ‘super wicked problem’.
Since 2013, former Portarlington resident Tom Doig has been interviewing activists, scientists, climate change deniers and everyday citizens across Australia about their lived experiences of climate change. This project led to two books focusing on the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire disaster. In this Open Mind talk, Tom will talk about his own experiences adjusting to life under climate change, including two years of not flying on planes and a memorable trans-Tasman container ship adventure. He will also share other people’s stories of species extinction in the Northern Territory, bushfires in Victoria, existential angst in Melbourne and storm surges on the Bellarine.
Tom Doig has written two books about the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire disaster, Hazelwood and The Coal Face (winner of Oral History Victoria Education Innovation Award). He has also published a humorous travel memoir, Mörön to Mörön: Two men, two bikes, one Mongolian misadventure.
Tom has a PhD in Literary Journalism and Disaster Studies from Monash University. He teaches creative writing at the University of Melbourne. He is currently working on a new book about people’s lived experiences of climate change in Australia and New Zealand.
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
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.