*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.
Looking for an ancestor who served in the military? Learn about some of the fantastic resources you can use to discover relatives or explore this fascinating area of history.
Experience this historic event through the eyes of those who lived through it. A virtual journey that will not be forgotten. Ages 14+
During this two-part session we will customise a robot to print and then add the Arduino circuity to create movement.
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
This workshop will help you explore the world of online music streaming. Access millions of songs, discover music you've never encountered before, and let apps deliver you daily curated lists of what you enjoy.
We all watch movies, but do we really understand them? In this discussion group, we look at the key terms of cinema, including mise-en-scène(what we see), cinematography (how we see it), sound (the accompanying audio), and editing (how elements are cut and arranged). Watch clips from classic films and have the chance to use some of these terms to speculate on the ideas or sensations the filmmakers are trying to convey.
Ageing. It’s an inevitable part of living and not always looked at in a favourable light. But what if we all had the ability to age well? Booming is the result of Marcus’ 20 years’ experience in the ageing industry. He advocates that by embracing positivity, planning how you want to live the rest of your life and understanding the need for purpose, we can all age successfully. An inspiring, achievable and essential guide for people of all ages.
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
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.
Trove is the National Library of Australia’s online repository of digital materials. Come along to this introductory workshop to learn how to search, find and get access to the millions of digitised books, images, maps, newspapers, sound recordings and more.
Join us to hear Graham Rawlins from Geelong RSL speak on the history of ANZAC and its history relating to Geelong and surrounding districts. After a short break with refreshments we will hear from Mark Beasley, Manager, Geelong Heritage Centre Collection & Services, to learn about the creation of the ‘Remembering the End’ Exhibition, which reflects on how Geelong reacted to the announcement of the WW1, and the impact the Great War had on the communities in Geelong and the region immediately after it ended.
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Journey into the Jurassic era using the powers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Each week we will solve a challenge using our skills of problem-solving and detection. This 3-week course will have you walking with the dinosaurs and thinking like an archaeologist. Bookings essential. Ages 6+
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Ever wanted to crochet a blanket but did not know where to start? Join us to learn the very basics in crochet. Perfect a simple chain stitch; learn a double, or even a triple stitch; and find out how to read a crochet pattern. Hooks and yarn provided.
Learn the basic functions of the Apple iPad and how it can be used. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.