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CHINESE ASTROLOGY FOR 2020: METAL RAT

Salwa Abboud is a FengShui Master from The Ministry of Feng Shui& Four Pillars of Destiny. Participants will learn how to capitalise on their destiny for 2020. Please bring your chart with you if you attended the session in 2019.

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Special Events

SAUCY PAT BRONTË

We know of his children Charlotte, Emily and Anne, but we know very little of him. Patrick Brontë – his wife called him 'Saucy Pat' - was the son of an Irish potato farmer who taught himself to read and won a Cambridge scholarship. Despite being an Anglican priest for over fifty years, he was centre stage in a literary scandal and a murderous revolution. For ages biographers have got it wrong - now discover the truth. Presented by Cenarth Fox.

Saturday, 8 February 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Drysdale Library

Author Encounters

HEATHER ELLIS - TIMELESS ON THE SILK ROAD

Author and adventurer Heather Ellis shares stories and stunning images from her new book, ‘Timeless On The Silk Road : An Odyssey From London to Hanoi’. Based on her solo motorcycle journey along Central Asia’s fabled Silk Roads of antiquity, her stories are infused with a deep spiritual power and sense of wellbeing.

Taking place in The Supper Room, Geelong West Town Hall, 153 Pakington Street.

Saturday, 8 February 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong West Town Hall

Creative & Connected

JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Come along to this hands-on workshop for an introduction into the art of Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo). This session is presented by Japanese expatriate Kazuko Horii-Watson (Reisen Horii), who studied for over forty years under the great calligrapher Master Tetsusen Horino. Participants should wear clothing suitable for painting. Ages 18+

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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.

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Heritage

DNA IN FOCUS – AND IN PLAIN ENGLISH

There are two main outcomes from a DNA test for family history purposes: ethnicity estimates and DNA matches. This presentation looks at both but with more emphasis on DNA matches and how you can solve your family history puzzles. It also examines the impact of doing a DNA test on you, your family and others. Presented by genealogist, historian and researcher Susie Zada.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

All About Kids!

Let's Go LEGO® Club

Make new friends and explore your creativity with LEGO® The program aims to meet the diverse needs of children and can be an effective way to engage children with autism. Parents and carers are required to stay with their children. Delivered in partnership with Golden Plains Shire.

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Bannockburn Library

Creative & Connected

The Art of the Bonsai

Bonsai is the art of growing certain trees and shrubs, of many varieties, in small, shallow containers. Join local enthusiast Mark Ludlow as he shares his expertise in a demonstration followed by a Q&A session. Mark will also bring some bonsais for viewing from his extensive collection at home.

Thursday, 13 February 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Corio Library

eKnow How

How to Manage Screen Time

Come along to learn some tips and strategies that will help you effectively minimise screen time for yourself or your children.

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

AN INTRODUCTION TO SYMBOLISM IN CHRISTIAN ART

Ron Hedgcock, local art historian and researcher, has assembled many brilliantly coloured slides of art works to deliver a series of academic lectures on Religious Art history, under the title of “2000 Years of Christian Art”.The series is not intended to promote any particular religious point of view.This is the first presentation in the series, providing an overview of sacred symbols and conventions.

Thursday, 13 February 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Leopold Library

Creative & Connected

DENIM UPCYCLE

Give your worn out, torn or daggy jeans, jackets or skirts a new lease on life with this hands on workshop.

Saturday, 7 December 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Lara Library

Open Mind Lecture Series

FRED WATSON – COSMIC CHRONICLES

Are we alone in the Universe? Where did the Moon come from? How do we know what stars are made of? Could there really be a future in asteroid mining? In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson – Australia’s Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author – explores the hottest topics in space science and astronomy. Watson presents the most up-to-date knowledge on everything from light echoing around the cosmos, the mechanics of black holes and how to navigate the hidden delights of nightfall, to the most profound questions facing humankind. With mind-bending stories from the frontiers of science, Cosmic Chronicles is an expert’s view of what we know and how we know it. Fred Watson is an English-born astronomer and popular scientist. In 1995 Watson became astronomer in charge of the Australian Astronomical Observatory, but is best known for his work with science outreach, for which he has written many books, as well as musical and choral works. On top of his many nationwide radio slots with the ABC, Watson has also been a frequent guest on The Project. In January 2010, Watson was made a member of the Order of Australia for service to astronomy, particularly the promotion and popularisation of space science through public outreach. He is a frequent guest on Space Nuts podcast with Andrew Dunkley.

Thursday, 13 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre