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Special Events

CLEVER LIVING SEMINAR SERIES – GOING OUT GREEN: PLANNING A SUSTAINABLE FUNERAL

For many of us, living sustainably is a lifelong occupation. But can that extend to the end of our lives, and our funeral planning? In this seminar, renowned community educator Libby Moloney looks at natural and sustainable funeral planning choices, from home-based death and family led (DIY) funerals, to your rights and responsibilities under the law. Presented in partnership with Geelong Sustainability Group. Please note a small fee of $5 applies for this session.

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Makerspace Induction

Book a time to come and get aquainted with the amazing technologies in our Makerspace. Call Leopold Library on 4201 0675 to book your induction.

Multiple Times
Leopold Library

Youth Programs

Art House

Socialise with friends, create amazing artwork and have fun. Remember, you don't have to be a great artist to create fantastic artwork! In partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. No booking required. Ages 12+

Thursday, 30 May 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Lara Library

Youth Programs

The Writing Dome

Are you an aspiring writer? Join our weekly writing group at The Dome. Keep a journal, try different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use ours. No bookings required. Ages 12+

Thursday, 30 May 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Millennials' Book Chat

This is a new book circle for millennials and young people. Read one of our suggestions listed online or a book of your own choice relevant to the monthly theme, then come along to chat, share your thoughts and meet new people. No bookings required.

May topic: Millennial Reads

Suggested books:

iGen - Jean Twenge 
Kids These Days - Malcom Harris
Sweetbitter - Stephanie Dantler
The Circle - Dave Eggers
Hot Little Hands - Abigail Ulman
Generation Less - Jennifer Raynor


 

Multiple Times
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Millennials' Book Chat

This is a new book circle for millennials and young people. Read one of our suggestions listed online or a book of your own choice relevant to the monthly theme, then come along to chat, share your thoughts and meet new people. No bookings required.

May topic: Millennial Reads

Suggested books:

iGen - Jean Twenge 
Kids These Days - Malcom Harris
Sweetbitter - Stephanie Dantler
The Circle - Dave Eggers
Hot Little Hands - Abigail Ulman
Generation Less - Jennifer Raynor


 

Multiple Times
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

PURL JAM - KNITTING CIRCLE

Drop in on Friday afternoons for a relaxing yarn with friends. Work on your project or join forces with us to help KOGO- Knit One, Give One, the non-profit organisation supplying winter woollies to Victorians in need. All skill levels welcome. No bookings required.

Friday, 12 April 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

LEGO® WEDO 2.0

Build and construct LEGO® WeDo 2.0 models which can be programmed and brought to life with simple, drag-and drop software. Activities are designed for children to share with their parent/carer and participants are requested to attend all sessions in this 4-week course. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 7-11.

Monday, 29 April 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Makerspace Evenings

Come along to our Makerspace evening to learn about the library's makerspace including Virtual Reality, 3D printing, Laser Cutter, 3D drawing Pens and Green Screen. Call the Library to book a time for your area of interest on 4201 0675.

Multiple Times
Leopold Library

Special Events

WORKSHOP – PITCHING FOR BEGINNERS

In collaboration with Feminist Writers Festival.

In this three hour workshop with Djed Press' Hella Ibrahim, you'll explore how to take the ideas from concept to pitch: how to conceptualise your idea in a quick and clear way; how to work out the best place for your story and how to sell your idea, and how to approach and talk to editors, including the follow up. Participants will be required to bring an idea or outline for a potential piece of writing to pitch, fiction or non-fiction, to share in the workshop. This workshop is open to women and non-binary writers, and focuses on developing the skills of emerging writers.

Tickets $60/$55pp

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Saturday, 22 June 2019 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

PANEL DISCUSSION – THE NEW (FEMALE) DISRUPTORS

In collaboration with Feminist Writers Festival.
 

As the digital revolution continues to unleash radical change on industries, economies, politics and institutions, what future will this disruption shape? Is the brave new world one of decentralisation, anti-elitism and individual freedom – or surveillance, monopoly and control? And what does it mean in particular for women? Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Eileen Ormsby and Jenny Sinclair discuss the current era of disruption and what it signals for the future of feminism.

Presented in partnership with Griffith Review for the launch of their Edition 64 – The New Disruptors.

Tickets $10pp.

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Saturday, 22 June 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

URBAN HARVEST: COMPOSTING IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The final seminar in this series, this talk focuses on the benefits and potential pitfalls of home composting. It offers practical, expert advice on how to make this sustainable practice work to create an edible garden.

Please note a small fee of $5 applies for this seminar. Book now. 

Tuesday, 2 July 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre