What's On

Creative & Connected

FRIDAY FLICKS

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.

Multiple Times
Leopold Library

Creative & Connected

CRINKLE TAGGIE TOY

Sew and design a crinkly, taggy, sensory toy for your child to love. Learn sewing skills and meet other parents and carers during this session. Babies and children welcome! Bookings essential.

Friday, 11 October 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Corio Library

Special Events

PLAYING THE GHOST: GEELONG’S GUISERS AND GHOST HOAXERS OF THE VICTORIAN ERA

Learn about the fascinating and peculiar fad of the late 19th century where young people 'played the ghost', disguising themselves in elaborate ghost and monster costumes accentuated with phosphorescent paint, in an attempt to scare people at night. Presented by Dr David Waldron, Lecturer in History and Anthropology, School of Education and Arts, Federation University. Presented in partnership with the Victorian Seniors Festival.All ages welcome.

Sunday, 13 October 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Queenscliff Uniting Church

Creative & Connected

GENTLE YOGA

When we read and use our devices we employ our eyes, neck, shoulders, back, arms, and hands. In this session you'll learn some simple stretches and techniques to release physical and mental tension, and develop good posture and habits to help take care of your body. Stretches are done either seated on a chair or standing.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Lara Library

eKnow How

COMPUTER BASICS - PART 2

This follow up session will introduce you to the computer desktop, control panel and some useful applications to build on the skills developed in Basic Computers - Part 1.Presented in partnership with the Geelong Seniors Festival.All ages welcome.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

ELLIOT PERLMAN – MAYBE THE HORSE WILL TALK

Stephen Maserov has problems. To keep the job he hates, pay the mortgage and salvage his marriage, he will have to do something strikingly daring, something he never thought himself capable of. But if he’s not careful, it might be the last job he ever has. Warm, dramatic, and laugh-out-loud funny, with the narrative pull of a thriller, this is a love story and a reflection on contemporary marriage and friendship. Social novelist Elliot Perlman is a multi-award winning and national bestselling author.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

CRAFT FOR A CAUSE – CUTLERY CADDIES

Reducing plastic use is the aim of the day. Make a crafty cutlery roll, made from recycled materials. All materials supplied.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Corio Library

eKnow How

iPad Intermediate

So you've learnt the basics and want to know more? This intermediate session will extend your iPad skills further. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Heritage

LEARN HOW TO UNLOCK THE ARCHIVES

Would you like to learn more about how to search the new Geelong Heritage Centre archives online? Heritage staff will lead you through an introductory session to get the most out of the new archival database online. Bring along your WiFi enabled device, or borrow one of the library's.

Multiple Times
The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

NATURAL STRESS AND SLEEP MANAGEMENT

Rosina Wilson, Community Health Nurse and teacher of meditation, Tai Chi and yoga will provide tools for stress and sleep management. The session will include a practical introduction to meditation and Yoga Nidra (floor based). Please bring along a yoga mat.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

All About Kids!

Creepy Cutouts

Create a spooky lantern to scare away even the scariest of ghouls this Halloween. During this 3-week course, you will learn the basics of how to use the Canvas Workspace software and see how the Brother Design ‘n’ Cut works. We will build on your skills each week, so we recommended participants attend all sessions. Bookings essential. Ages 8+

Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Corio Library

Author Encounters

JOHN URQUHART – MEET JAPAN

Behind its western façade, Japan is still very much a country of ongoing traditions, business forms and culture. Inspired by a selection of letters written between 1974-85, Meet Japan is a journey of enlightenment. This session will interest anyone who is planning to visit Japan, study Japanese or who is interested in better understanding this fascinating culture.

Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Leopold Library