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eKnow How

Make Music with Garageband on your iPad

A one, a two, a one, two, three, four! Well maybe a few more steps but come and learn how to take it from the top with GarageBand on your iPad.

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Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Heritage

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

AN EVENING WITH RICH MCLEAN

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

Armchair Actors

Join with other participants to bring a play to life. This is your chance to be a star for a day. Scripts are provided: choose your character to read aloud with fellow cast members.

Thursday, 22 August 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

NINA KENWOOD – IT SOUNDED BETTER IN MY HEAD

The romantic comedy of the year, this is the story of Natalie: unsure of herself in the summer between high school and university. This book is for anyone who’s ever hidden in the bathroom at a party, or cringed inwardly at something they’ve said. It Sounded Better in My Head is a YA release that will appeal to women everywhere - it’s for the awkward teen in all of us! Nina Kenwood is the marketing manager at Readings Bookshop in Melbourne. It Sounded Better in My Head won the 2018 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. This is her first book.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Special Events

BEE TALK

Join local beekeeping expert, John Webb, as he shares his knowledge about how to harness the power of bees. John will demonstrate what is in a beehive and educate us about how to safely interact with these unique and amazing insects.

Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Lara Library

Heritage

REMEMBERING THE END: A TOURING EXHIBITION

This special exhibition, developed from the Geelong Heritage Centre's Archive Collection, has been created to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice Day on 11 November 1918. The exhibition explores many themes including the reactions to the end of WWI, peace celebrations, welcoming home the men and women returning from war and life after WWI for people in our region. Remembering the End will appeal to students from upper primary and all secondary levels as it explores local WWI ANZAC involvement and the impact of WWI on our local communities.

Monday, 27 May 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Belmont Library

All About Kids!

Toddler Time

Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program.
No bookings required. 
For a complete downloadable timetable of all our story times across all of our branches, please visit the following page grlc.vic.gov.au/learn/little-readers/events-little-readers

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All About Kids!

Baby Time

Join us for a fun filled session of songs and rhymes for babies. Sessions run all year except for January.
No bookings required.
For a complete downloadable timetable of all our story times across all of our branches, please click here.

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eKnow How

Makerspace Mondays

Would you like to be 3D scanned? Want to experience virtual reality? Come along and learn about these amazing technologies.
No booking required.

Monday, 27 May 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

SIT AND SEW TOGETHER

Come along to our community-led sewing makerspace on Tuesdays. Bring your project, or be inspired by othes and start something new. Use the sewing machine or sew by hand. Relax and enjoy being part of a diverse group united by a love of sewing. No bookings required.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

Junior Coders

Learn coding skills in this introduction to programming with ScratchJr. Activities are fun and engaging, and are designed for parents and carers to experience alongside their child. Participants are requested to attend all sessions in this 4 week course. Booking includes attending adult. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 5-8.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Waurn Ponds Library