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Creative & Connected

DECLUTTER YOUR LIFE

Marion Ivermee-Villarosa is a professional organiser and she will demonstrate ways that you can reach a place of calm within your own life by removing the clutter.

Thursday, 23 April 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Drysdale Library

Heritage

THE SPANISH FLU

Amidst the celebrations at the end of World War I, a new threat was emerging: the Spanish flu, a highly contagious and deadly form of influenza, spread from Europe throughout the world. Learn more about the fascinating history and epidemiology of the Spanish flu from University of Melbourne Professorial Fellow, John Mathews.

Thursday, 23 April 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Torquay Library

Creative & Connected

Meditative Music Performance - SonikSea

*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.

Come into the library and you will be greeted by the gentle sounds of SonikSea – an improvised collaboration between local musicians Joseph Stanaway and Demir Aliu. Combining the pantam with a variety of beautiful and unusual strings, flutes and voice, you will transported with this sensitive and atmospheric approach to music.

Friday, 24 April 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

eKnow How

All about Travel on your Tablet

Going on holiday and want to know where to find accommodation? How about maps for the trip or the latest flight information? Bring along your Apple or Android device and we will show you how to make the most of your device.

Monday, 27 April 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong West Library

Special Events

NICK RICHARDSON - 1956

Debunking one of the hardiest clichés in Australian history: that the 1950s was a dull decade, Nick Richardson peels back the layers to reveal Australia at a critical moment in time. By the time the ’60s came around, Australia was already expanding its outlook — politically, economically, and culturally — and central to this were the events of 1956. Nick brilliantly recreates the broader events surrounding the Melbourne Olympics at the end of 1956, as well as the dramas of the Games themselves. Throughout, he also follows a range of men and women who were touched by this transformation, to illuminate the personal consequences of being part of Australia’s pivotal year.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

AUSTRALIAN ORPHANAGE MUSEUM AND CLAN

Did you know that the Australian Orphanage Museum is right here in Geelong? CLAN (Care Leavers Australasia Network) is the peak agency supporting and advocating for victims of abuse, neglect, and child labour in orphanages, children’s homes, foster care, training farms, missions, and laundries in both Australia and New Zealand. Join Leonie Sheedy CEO and Cofounder of CLAN as she guides us through the important work her organisation does and the services and resources it has to offer. Some items from the Australian Orphanage Museum will be displayed on the night.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

eKnow How

Research your workplace rights

Curious to know what your workplace rights and entitlements are, but not sure where to look? This practical information session will teach you some of the skills to research how much you should be paid, what breaks you should receive, and other rights and responsibilities that employees have at work.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*CANCELLED* FRED CAHIR & BART ZIINO - THE MISSING

We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. You can find out more here.

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

eKnow How

3D Printing Basics

*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.

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

eKnow How

Mouse & Keyboard Basics

New to the world of computers? Learn the basics of using a mouse and keyboard.

Monday, 4 May 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Newcomb Library

eKnow How

3D Printing: Articulated Animals

*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.

Ready for a real 3D design challenge? In this session you will used more advanced 3D design tools in TinkerCAD to create a wriggly articulated creature for 3D printing.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Star Wars Day

May the 4th be with you. Join us at the library to celebrate Star Wars day. Come dressed up as your favourite Star Wars character, have your photo taken fighting with light sabers on the green screen and make some Star Wars-themed craft. All ages.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations