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In 2009 Robyn Rowland visited Turkey for the first time and fell in love with the country. After that, a silken thread drew Robyn through the countries of the old Ottoman Turkey. Mosaics from the Map, her 10th book of poems, covered these travels. Her new book, Under This Saffron Sun explores the Turkey of today. This presentation, combining photographs, poetry and images, promises to be a unifying and exciting journey of travel and literature. Robyn has written 11 books of poetry and her work appears in national/international journals, over forty anthologies and eight editions of Best Australian Poems.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds 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.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected


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


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


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

eKnow How

3D Drawing: Heart art for Valentines Day

3D pens are a great way to sculpt quickly in 3D. We have some great Valentines Day project ideas to help you get the hang of them, or draw your own creation.

Friday, 14 February 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Newcomb Library

Creative & Connected


Come along to see screenings of three classic films from the archives projected in the brand new Leopold Hub. Watch the film and then stay for a chat.

Friday, 10 January 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Leopold Library

All About Kids!


Roses are red, that's what they say. Celebrate stories on Library Lovers' Day! Join fellow Library Lovers for a book themed story session. All ages

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Author Encounters


In 1934, Melbourne’s Lord Mayor announced a London-to-Melbourne air race to celebrate his city’s centenary. The audacious plan captured imaginations across the globe. Sixty-four entrants from eleven countries signed up, but only twenty planes eventually took off on 20 October 1934. This heroic race, considered the greatest single sporting event in the history of aviation, is a tale of eccentric characters, daring deeds and sublime courage. Di Websdale-Morrissey’s page-turning account will have readers holding their breaths, just as the world did eighty-five years ago. Image by Brian Randall Photography

Sunday, 16 February 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Queenscliff Uniting Church

eKnow How

Mouse and Keyboard Basics

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

Monday, 17 February 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Newcomb Library

Creative & Connected


An understanding and appreciation of poetry by the Scribes Writers. Come along and learn more about this personal, creative and expressive process. It’s poetry from the heart.

Monday, 17 February 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong West Library