The Dome

 

Books Beyond Boundaries is a creative arts project now on show at the Dome until 22 December.

Food For Fines 2018 - 26 November - 14 December
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From Monday 26 November until Friday 14 December GRLC will waive library fines in exchange for donations of non-perishable food items.

Remembering the End – Peace celebrations and life after World War I in Geelong and the Barwon Region
Heritage

 

An exhibition which recalls the peace celebrations and life following World War I in Geelong and Barwon Region will be on display at the Geelong Heritage Centre, before touring Geelong Regional Library branches....

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Our Spring edition of the What's On brochure is out now!
 

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Geelong Regional Libraries is seeking community assistance to locate World War One Honour Boards across the region.

 

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The Dome

 

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Author Encounters

Toni Jordan - The Fragments

Join Melbourne author of the acclaimed Our Tiny, Useless Hearts, Toni Jordan, as she discusses her new novel. A superbly crafted and captivating mystery, The Fragments features long-buried secrets, literary intrigue and the most fascinating author to never exist.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Smartphone Chat

Come and join this expert-facilitated Q & A and knowledge-sharing session with other smartphone users and learners.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Author Encounters

Christian White - The Nowhere Child

The Nowhere Child is a critically acclaimed, riveting tale of trauma, cult conspiracy and memory. Author Christian White’s life changed overnight when he went from working odd jobs to pay the rent in-between his screenwriting jobs to winning the coveted Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and receiving publishing deals in 15 countries. Join Christian in conversation as he discussed his extraordinary path to publication and the themes of this remarkable, best-selling debut.

Please note this event has been rescheduled from the September program.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Jim Haynes presents The Times and Rhymes of Henry Lawson

Join author and entertainer Jim Haynes for this entertaining and informative session as he tells the remarkable story of Henry Lawson's tragic life and shows us why he is regarded as the most Australian of all verse writers, using Henry's own verse to showcase his humour, observations of life and love of Australia.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

Author Encounters

Jock Serong - Preservation

Award winning author and master storyteller Jock Serong turn his talents to historical narrative with Preservation. Join the author as he discusses the in-depth research and fascinating back stories behind his latest release which is based on the true story of the wreck of the Sydney Cove.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Jim Haynes presents The Secret Life of Banjo Paterson

Did you know that Banjo Paterson rode winners at Rosehill, had a partially crippled right arm, enlisted in WW 1 at the age of 52 and became a major and was involved a scandalous romance that ended his 6-year engagement? Author and entertainer Jim Haynes will reveal these stories (and many more) and perform a selection of the works of the renowned Australian icon.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

All About Kids!

Preschool Story Time

Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.
No booking 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

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

The Drama Games

Lights, camera, action! Join us for imaginative theatrical fun and take part in a range of drama games designed to maximise interaction and laughter. No experience required. No booking required. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Corio Library

All About Kids!

Writing Cadets

Do you feel the urge to use words in interesting ways? Join our writing group at the Dome. Keep a journal, try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use ours.
No booking required. Ages 8+.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Tuesday Sit & Sew Together

 Come along to our sewing makerspace on Tuesdays. Bring your project, or be inspired by others 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 booking required.

Multiple Times
Corio Library

Youth Programs

Tuesday Techies

Drop in on Tuesdays during Term 2 to tinker with our fun new technology, including the NAO robot, virtual reality, 3D printing and more!
No bookings required. Ages 12+.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Youth Programs

Coding with Edison

The Edison robot is a powerful, engaging tool for learning computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way. With built-in sensors Edison can respond to light and sound, follow lines, avoid obstacles, and communicate with other Edison robots. Join us for this 4 week course to explore coding with Edison robots. In partnership with Golden Plains Shire, Youth Development Unit. Ages 12-18

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Bannockburn Library

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

This sensory-rich story time is for all children. These sessions accommodate delayed motor skill development and include opportunities for children to interact, with less sitting and more interaction. Audio stimulation is limited and group size is small.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

VOD - View On Demand

Discover the thrill of Catch-Up TV and subscription entertainment such as Netflix. Learn to unlock your favourite shows and get the most from your service.

Thursday, 22 November 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Corio Library

Creative & Connected

Decoupage Vintage Christmas Baubles

Learn how to make and decorate vintage-style decoupage ornaments using recycled print materials, scraps of ribbon and lots of glitter.

Thursday, 22 November 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Ocean Grove Library

eKnow How

iPads/iPhones

Do you know someone who is vision impaired or do you have hearing difficulties? This session will help you understand how to enable magnification, dictation and speak screen features on your iPhone or iPad.

Thursday, 22 November 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

Meditation and Creativity

Ken and Elizabeth Mellor have written and published many books and articles and each has a unique style that enriches their creativity as individuals and as co-authors. At this forum they will share their thoughts and experiences on becoming authors, and how they integrated their writing into their lives. In particular they will reflect on the impact of meditation on their creativity.

Thursday, 22 November 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

eKnow How

iPad Basics

Learn the basics functions of the Apple iPad and what it can be used for. If you have an Apple ID, bring the details along, but it is not necessary to participate.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Belmont Library

eKnow How

Saturday Makerspace Morning

Interested in 3D printing, virtual reality or other technology? Come along to our monthly Makerspace morning to learn more about the library's Makerspace opportunities.

Saturday, 24 November 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

One world, many stories

Connect, collaborate and celebrate our diversity during Social Inclusion Week with stories, songs and games for everyone. All ages

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

News

Books Beyond Boundaries - Exhibition at the Dome

Books Beyond Boundaries is a creative arts project now on show at the Dome until 22 December. It features books which have been annotated, altered, or remade by community members of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

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Geelong Regional Library Corporation Annual Report 2017-2018

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation's Annual Report 2017-2018 is available to view online or please visit one of our 16 library branches and two mobile libraries to view a hard copy of the report.

2018 Word For Word National Non-Fiction Festival

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