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LIBRARY SUMMER / 2016-17

ROSALIE HAM

GEOFFREY BLAINEY

WILLIAM McINNES


WELCOME

ON THE COVER

SUMMER IS HERE AND WE HOPE THAT YOU’VE LINED UP YOUR LIST OF GREAT READS FOR THE SUMMER. Enjoy your summer days with a selection of fantastic events at your library. In December we welcome Rosalie Ham, author of The Dressmaker which has enjoyed great international success in movie form starring the fabulous Kate Winslet. A special Pivot Connect Community Day in December will provide opportunities for people of all ages to engage with emerging technologies and ideas in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and maths. We have an Author Encounter lined up with one of Australia’s most significant and popular historians, Professor Geoffrey Blainey. We will also be part of a radio play broadcast for UNESCO World Radio Day next February. Of course, we will help give children and young people a break from the sun and sand over the long summer break with a selection of exciting events especially for them. We hope you enjoy the festive season and have an opportunity to rest and recharge for the New Year. Patti Manolis / CEO Geelong Regional Library Corporation

Cover image: Courtesy of Duffy & Snellgrove Publishing and Sue Maslin, producer of The Dressmaker.

HOW TO BOOK Unless specified, events are free of charge, however, places are limited. Online – go to our website www.grlc.vic.gov.au/events, choose your event, make your booking and print your ticket. In person – go to your local library and staff will book on your behalf. By phone – 03 4201 0500 Group bookings – 03 4201 0500

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CONTENTS SPECIAL EVENTS

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SPECIAL EVENTS / PIVOT CONNECT COMMUNITY FESTIVAL

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AUTHOR ENCOUNTERS

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CREATIVE & CONNECTED

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HERITAGE 09 eKNOW HOW

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YOUTH PROGRAMS / HOLIDAY STUFF!

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ALL ABOUT KIDS! / HOLIDAY FUN!

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UNESCO WORLD RADIO DAY

PIVOT CONNECT

WILLIAM McINNES – FULL BORE

Explore the fun of interactive radio plays

Stimulate your brain with this festival of the mind

Don't miss this unique talk on our sports-obsessed nation

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SPECIAL EVENTS ROSALIE HAM – THE DRESSMAKER

SUSTAINABLE GARDENING

Rosalie Ham’s debut novel The Dressmaker was published in 2000 and became an instant classic and book-club favourite. Over fifteen years later it was released as a star-studded film starring Kate Winslet and has enjoyed a renaissance with readers embracing this gothic tale of love, betrayal and high couture. Meet and hear Rosalie in conversation as she discusses the incredible success of her novel and the experience of seeing her work blossom from the page to the screen.

Gardening expert, Lorna Martin, has worked for many years establishing community gardens, has her own gardening business and is an advocate for sustainable gardening. In this session she will discuss what it means to garden sustainably, and provide tips on the best time to prune and plant fruits and vegetables. Lorna will also discuss creating a garden without a backyard and growing your own fresh, organic food to help live a happier and healthier life.

Thursday 15 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6.30-7.30pm

Wednesday 8 February Newcomb 6.30-7.30pm

UNESCO WORLD RADIO DAY Join us for this two-hour session and explore the fun of interactive radio plays. Speaking parts, sound effects and audience members are all required so come and join us as we celebrate the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together. In partnership with Geelong's own community radio station 97.4FM The Pulse. Sunday 12 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.00-4.00pm

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SPECIAL EVENTS

GEOFFREY BLAINEY – THE STORY OF AUSTRALIA’S PEOPLE VOLUME II Professor Geoffrey Blainey is one of Australia's most significant and popular historians. In Volume II of The Story of Australia's People, Geoffrey Blainey continues his account of the history of this country from the early Gold Rush to the present day, completing the story of our nation and its people. Hear him speak about this final instalment of his ambitious two-part work, and the culmination of the lifework of Australia's most prolific and wide-ranging historian. Tuesday 21 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6.30-7.30pm

NOAH'S STORY – SUNBEAR CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL FOUNDER Noah was moved to action by a visit to Borneo’s Sun Bear Conservation Centre at the age of four where he learned of the endangered livelihood of the Sun Bear. The Sun Bear Children's Festival was founded to raise awareness for ALL endangered wildlife, creating the opportunity for ALL children to share their love of animals and raise awareness and funds for endangered wildlife in Australia and overseas. Come and learn about Noah’s motivation and how his vision for an annual Sun Bear Festival came to fruition. Find out how this inspirational young man achieved this with the support of the community, all by the age of eight years old. Monday 27 February Torquay 4.00-5.00pm

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COMMUNITY FESTIVAL SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER

The Pivot Connect Community Festival on Saturday 3 December is a free event that will engage and excite people about science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, along with virtual and augmented reality technology. In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, Pivot Summit and Cultural Precinct partners. PROFESSOR BUNSEN'S SPECTACULAR SCIENCE SHOW Join Professor Bunsen for an energetic experiment-filled show packed with scientific facts and fun. Seats are limited so please book to avoid disappointment. Parents must accompany children and are also required to book a seat. Saturday 3 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 11.00am-12.00noon

GET YOUR GAME ON! Take gaming to a new level and experience the games wall at the Dome. Bust a move with Just Dance or have a go at something brand new. Saturday 3 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 1.30-3.00pm

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THE SHARING ECONOMY – BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS Keynote speaker Darren Sharp will discuss the 'Sharing Economy', or connecting supply and demand at the peer-to-peer level. This is creating new innovative enterprises allowing for efficiency, reduced waste and increased collaboration. The presentation will showcase local and international case studies that demonstrate how the Sharing Economy is fostering digital and social inclusion to build stronger community connections. Two lightning talks and a Q&A session will follow with documentary maker Dr Fiona Gray and Kathy Reid, digital consultant and instigator of Creative Geelong Makerspace. Saturday 3 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.30am-12.00noon


SPECIAL EVENTS

JUST FOR THE MINI PEEPS Just for the little people: take your turn with OSMO, the award-winning game system or get creative with the Little Bits electronic building blocks. Saturday 3 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 11.00am-3.00pm

iSTORY

STEP BACK IN TIME WITH INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN THE READING ROOM Interact with the heritage collection of photos and videos on the Cruiser Table and create your own poster using the ProScan microfilm reader. Saturday 3 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 11.00am-12.00noon

Using Adobe Spark on i-Pads, create and tell your own digital story with the expert assistance of our librarians. Saturday 3 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 1.30-3.00pm

RASPBERRY PI Blox Bot and Raspberry Pi users – come and interact with the Blox Bot automated Twitter bot, or check out what Geelong locals are up to with the affordable and flexible Raspberry Pi computing platform. Saturday 3 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 11.00am-2.30pm

TECH CONNECT From 3D scanning and printing to the iPad tech bar and virtual reality, you can get hands-on with a range of exciting technology at this come and try session. Saturday 3 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 11.00am-3.00pm

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AUTHOR ENCOUNTERS

AUTHOR ENCOUNTERS Meet these authors and hear about their books and the writing process WILLIAM McINNES – FULL BORE Don't miss your chance to meet and hear one of Australia's favourite writers and actors, William McInnes, as he discusses his new book Full Bore – a unique take on our sport-obsessed nation, Australian popular culture and the artefacts and memorabilia that make us cringe with recognition and laugh with warm affection. Wednesday 15 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6.30-7.30pm

JAMES BUTTON: COMEBACK – THE FALL AND RISE OF GEELONG Former journalist and speechwriter James Button fell in love with the Geelong Football Club as a boy. It was a family affair. However, as the years wore on and the defeats mounted, one nagging question became louder and louder: would his team ever win a premiership again? Comeback tells the Geelong story – how a town unloved by the big city up the road turned to football to show it was as good as anyone. Thursday 23 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6.30-7.30pm

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CREATIVE & CONNECTED

CREATIVE & CONNECTED BOOK CHAT Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet new people. No booking required. First Tuesday of the month Waurn Ponds 2.30-3.30pm Third Tuesday of the month Ocean Grove 2.30-3.30pm First Thursday of the month Geelong West 6.00-7.00pm First Friday of the month Torquay 11.00am-12.00noon Second Friday of the month Queenscliff 11.00am-12.00noon

CHRISTMAS PAPERCRAFT – MAKE IT AND TAKE IT Learn how to make beautiful Christmas decorations using the art of upcycling books and magazines. Saturday 10 December Torquay 10.30am-12.00noon Thursday 22 December Lara 2.30-3.30pm

CREATIVE CHRISTMAS CARDS AND DECORATIONS Join in this fun session and learn how to create unique cards and gorgeous decorations with paper and card. Wednesday 14 December Waurn Ponds 6.00-7.30pm

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CREATIVE & CONNECTED

BRAIN WORKOUT Give your brain a workout in this session designed to get your neural pathways alternately firing and relaxing. Solve a Sudoku, try a brain game on an i-Pad or de-stress with colouring for adults. Wednesday 4 January Lara 10.30-11.30am Friday 10 February Torquay 2.30-3.30pm

THE ART OF MINDFULNESS

SUGAR AND SALT SCRUBS Lift your spirits and re-energise in the lead up to the busy festive season by making your own sugar or salt scrub to rejuvinate your hands and feet and refresh your soul. Take it home for a treat for yourself or for a gift. Please note that this session is not suitable for children. Monday 19 December Lara 2.30-3.30pm

Mindfulness is a practice that can help to reduce stress and anxiety, calm the mind and body, improve health and happiness and slow down the process of ageing. Our practitioner will introduce you to some mindfulness techniques, demonstrate mindfulness meditation practice and have you walking out feeling relaxed and ready to make it a part of your everyday life. Wednesday 11 January Bannockburn 6.30-7.30pm

SO YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER? Got a story to tell, or are you keen to take your writing further? Join writer Harriet Gaffney to explore how best to tell your particular story. Learn how to identify your unique voice and style, create characters and settings that leap from the page and discover where to turn for inspiration and guidance. Suitable for all levels. Wednesday 8 February Bannockburn 6.30-8.00pm

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HERITAGE

HERITAGE GEELONG HOSPITAL RECORDS

CHURCH RECORDS

Learn about these valuable family history resources and other medical records and what surprising information may be found within them.

Let us introduce you to the variety of church records held by the Heritage Centre and how you can access and use these information resources in your research.

Wednesday 14 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 9.30-10.30am

START YOUR AUSTRALIAN FAMILY HISTORY SEARCH USING 'DIGGER' What is 'Digger'? Why is it still relevant? Explore the collection of birth, death and marriage indexes colloquially known as 'Digger' and learn the value of using this resource in your family-history research.

Wednesday 8 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 9.30-10.30am Tuesday 21 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6.00-7.00pm Please also see eKnow How, pages 13 & 14 for details of Discover your Ancestry.

Wednesday 11 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 9.30-10.30am Wednesday 18 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 9.30-10.30am

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eKNOW HOW eBOOKS ON YOUR TABLET

SMARTPHONE BASICS

Would you like to borrow books from the library and read them on your tablet? Let us show you the variety of options we have available. By the end of this hands-on session you will have downloaded your first eBook.

Bring your own Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and learn some tips and tricks to help you use your device to its full potential.

Sunday 4 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.30-11.30am

ANDROID Q&A So you have progressed past the basics and want to know more? Bring your Android tablet and your questions to this roundtable Q&A session. Tuesday 6 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.00-11.00am

ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS FOOD ON YOUR TABLET Fancy yourself as a foodie? Bring along your Apple or Android device and let us take you on a guided tour of some festive food and recipe apps, websites and magazines. Thursday 8 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.30pm

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Monday 12 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.30pm Saturday 28 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.00-3.00pm Thursday 2 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.00-11.00am

TABLET GROUP Meet with other Apple, Android and Windows tablet users to discuss all things tablet. Share helpful tips and tricks, discover new apps and meet new people. No booking required. Mondays December 12 January 9 February 13 Geelong West 10.30-11.30am


eKNOW HOW

ALL ABOUT PHOTOS ON YOUR TABLET Using your tablet, and the library's resources, you can access all the information you require to meet your photographic needs. Wednesday 11 January Geelong West 3.00-4.00pm Wednesday 18 January Bannockburn 11.00am-12.00noon

RELAXING SUMMER READS Looking for some summer holiday reading? Bring along your own device and explore some of the library's fantastic resources. We'll show you our tips and tricks to help you find your next favourite book. Thursday 12 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.30pm Friday 20 January Torquay 10.30-11.30am Wednesday 1 February Bannockburn 11.00am-12.00noon Friday 17 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.30-11.30am

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS PART 2 This session is aimed at understanding the desktop and what's on it. It looks at files, file types, file manipulation, opening and closing applications, file structure and the control panel. Thursday 2 February Ocean Grove 10.30-11.30am

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DOWNLOAD AN eBOOK Would you like to borrow books from the library and read them on your tablet? Let us show you the variety of options we have available. By the end of this handson session you will have downloaded your first eBook. Monday 13 February Newcomb 2.30-3.30pm

ALL ABOUT GARDENING ON YOUR TABLET Using your tablet, and the library's resources, you can access all the information you require to answer your gardening questions. Tuesday 28 February Torquay 10.30-11.30am

LEARN iPAD BASICS Find out why iPads are so popular and learn some secrets to help you get the most out of your device. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library. See website for session dates, times and locations

LEARN 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.

ALL ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA ON YOUR TABLET Learn all about Facebook and other social media apps for your device. Discover the many features and security functions to help protect your online identity. Tuesday 21 February Drysdale 2.30-3.30pm

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See website for session dates, times and locations


eKNOW HOW

eLEARNING

CHRISTMAS MUSIC WITH NAXOS In this session you will learn how to access the extensive collection of Christmas music in the Naxos Music Library. Find out how to stream and download music from other similar sites such as Noise Trade, Free Music Archive, Sound Cloud and Jamendo. It's all free and legal! Wednesday 7 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 11.00am-12.30pm

ZINIO HOLIDAY READING Want some magazines to take away on your holiday? No room to pack them? Digital magazines delivered straight to your device using Zinio may be the answer. Bring along your tablet and we will show you how.  Tuesday 13 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.00-11.00am Wednesday 25 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.30pm

INTERNET AND EMAIL FOR BEGINNERS

DISCOVER YOUR ANCESTRY & HERITAGE CENTRE TOUR For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources followed by a visit to the Heritage Centre Reading Room. Thursday 15 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.00-3.30pm Friday 20 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.00-11.30am Wednesday 8 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.00-3.30pm

NAXOS MUSIC – STREAM AND DOWNLOAD FOR FREE! Find out how to stream and download music through the Library's Naxos Music Library and other web based sites such as Noise Trade, Free Music Archive, Jamendo, Sound Cloud and Vimeo. It’s all free and legal! Wednesday 18 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-4.00pm

Do you know what a search engine or a web browser is and how you use them? This session will show you the basics of searching and how to recognise reputable internet sites. Learn how to sign up for an email account using gmail so that you can send messages and attachments. Wednesday 14 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.30pm

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FACEBOOK 101

ONLINE SELLING 101

Want to learn how to connect with friends, follow pages of interest or create your own page? Come along and we will show you how.

Do you have items at home that are too good to throw out but you no longer want to keep? Have you considered online selling? Come along and we will show you how.

Tuesday 24 January Rokewood Community Centre 10.30-11.30am Friday 3 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.30-11.30am

GOOGLE PHOTOS 101 Learn how to backup all your holiday snaps and videos using Google Photos. Gain free, unlimited storage, easy access from any phone, tablet or computer with fast searching techniques and user-friendly apps. All you need is a Gmail account. Friday 27 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.30pm Monday 6 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 3.00-4.00pm

LINKEDIN 101 Learn how to join the world’s largest professional network site, LinkedIn. Create a profile, find and reconnect with colleagues and classmates, search for jobs and gain industry insights. Experience how this social networking site can help you to enhance your career or start a new one. Monday 30 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.00-11.30am

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Tuesday 7 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.00-11.00am

YOUTUBE 101 Come and explore the world's most popular video streaming website. Thursday 9 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.30pm

DISCOVER YOUR ANCESTRY For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources. Tuesday 7 February Belmont 2.30-3.30pm Wednesday 8 February Lara 3.30-4.30pm


eKNOW HOW

RELAXING READS – LIBRARY LOVERS' DAY Looking for a new author to love? Learn about library resources in this special library lovers' day event. Talk about authors you love to read and learn recommendations from others. Tuesday 14 February Geelong West 3.00-4.00pm Belmont 4.00-5.00pm

LIFELONG LEARNING WITH MOOCs

WHERE'S THE NEWS?

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offer unlimited participation and open access via the internet. A world of knowledge is literally at your fingertips. In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and set tasks, many MOOCs provide user forums to support community interactions between students. We will explore FutureLearn, Coursera, edX, and Open2Study.

Increase your reading pleasure and get greater value from the eCollections by discovering current and historical newspapers online.

Sunday 19 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 1.30-3.30pm

Thursday 23 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.30pm

INTRODUCTION TO THE LIBRARY WEBSITE Learn tips and tricks to get the most out of the library website. You will learn how to login to your library account, search and place holds on resources using the catalogue, find and book events, access the eCollections and learn how to suggest items for purchase. Monday 27 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 3.30-4.30pm

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CREATIVE WORDS & IMAGES ADOBE SPARK PAGE – BEAUTIFUL WEB STORIES IN MINUTES Spark Page will make your photos, videos and text stand out. Create eye-catching photo layouts that are simple, professional and impressive. A great way to share your story, promote an event or create a simple digital portfolio.

ADOBE SPARK POST – CREATE SOCIAL GRAPHICS IN SECONDS

Monday 16 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 1.30-3.00pm

Spark Post is a fast, easy and fun way to create stunning graphics for all occasions. Combine an image with text to post on social media. If an image is worth a thousand words, a post is worth a thousand likes. Monday 5 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 5.30-7.00pm

ADOBE SPARK VIDEO – DIGITAL STORYTELLING MADE SIMPLE Got a story to tell or ideas to share? Learn how to use Spark Video to create a story from icons, images, text and background music. Choose a theme and voice the images, it’s that simple. We’ll demonstrate how it works on our iPads using the Spark App. Friday 16 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 11.00am-12.30pm

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GREEN SCREEN ME! Let us show you how to use the library's green screen kit to create impossible photos to share with family and friends! Tuesday 17 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.30-11.30am


eKNOW HOW

DIGITAL PUBLISHING Which type of digital publishing is for you? Come to this session to play with and discuss what options are available and what might be best for you. Authors are welcome to bring their own content. Young adults welcome. Wednesday 18 January Belmont 6.00-7.30pm

DIGITAL STORYTELLING – ASK A SPECIALIST Bring your story to life by taking advantage of the knowledge and experience of one of our in-house specialists. Bring your project or ideas to us and we will help with video and photo editing.  Tuesday 31 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 11.00am-12.00noon

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP – ASK A SPECIALIST Take advantage of the library's Apple iMacs and Adobe Photoshop software and learn from one of our in-house specialists. Bring in your own digital photos and take your editing skills to the next level. Monday 23 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 11.00am-12.00noon

BLOGGING 101 WITH WORDPRESS Ever wanted to create an online journal that shares your interests, opinions and ideas with other like-minded people? Then blogging is for you! Come along and we will show you how easy it is to learn how to use Wordpress. Tuesday 28 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.00-11.30am

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eKNOW HOW

MAKERSPACES

OCULUS RIFT – VIRTUAL REALITY

3D PRINTING WORKSHOP

Experience the latest in virtual reality technology with the Oculus Rift headset. Swim with seals or meet a T-rex in a demonstration of 360o video. Hang out and interact with other VR users in the social app AltSpaceVR. Learn what the future of virtual reality might have in store! Ages 13+

Want to know what 3D printing is and how it works? In this introductory workshop you will learn more about 3D printing and get to see an object printed.   Thursday 12 January Thursday 23 February Waurn Ponds 4.30-6.00pm

Thursday 15 December Geelong West 4.00-5.30pm

3D PRINTING – SCANNING

Wednesday 18 January Newcomb 2.30-4.00pm

Learn how to scan images and create 3D-printed objects from your image.

Thursday 19 January Drysdale 3.00-4.30pm Wednesday 25 January Ocean Grove 3.30-5.00pm Tuesday 31 January Corio 4.00-5.30pm Thursday 2 February Torquay 4.00-5.30pm Thursday 9 February Waurn Ponds 4.00-5.30pm Thursday 16 February Queenscliff 3.00-4.30pm

MAKERSPACE MONDAYS Want to know what 3D printing is and how it works? Want to experience virtual reality? Come along and learn about these amazing technologies. No booking required. See website for session dates, times and locations

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Tuesday 24 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.00-11.00am

3D PRINTING – MODELLING Come along and learn how to use basic modelling tools to create some interesting 3D objects. Sunday 5 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.30am-12.00noon


YOUTH PROGRAMS

YOUTH PROGRAMS

MANGA CLUB

ART HOUSE

Are you a fan of Anime and Manga? Come along to Manga Club to meet other otaku and draw, discuss and share all things Manga. No booking required. Ages 12+

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

Monday 5 December Belmont 5.00-6.00pm Wednesdays December 7 February 1 & 15 Newcomb 5.00-6.00pm

ADVANCED MINDSTORMS Learn to control LEGOÂŽ MINDSTORMSÂŽ EV3 and program your robot to walk, talk, and do anything you can imagine. Bookings for this 8-week course are essential as places are strictly limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 12+

Thursdays during school terms Lara 3.30-5.00pm

THE WRITING DOME Do you feel the urge to use interesting words in an interesting way? Join our writing group at the Dome. Keep a writing journal, contribute to a group blog, try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. No booking required. Ages 12+ Thursday 9 & 23 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 4.30-6.00pm

Tuesdays February 7, 14, 21 & 28 March 7, 14,21 & 28 Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 4.30-6.00pm

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HOLIDAY STUFF! INTRODUCTION TO ARDUINO Learn to build simple electronics projects with Arduino in this beginner’s hands-on workshop. All materials supplied. Ages 12+ Monday 9 January Sunday 15 January Wednesday 18 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-4.00pm

ALL IN GAME ON! COMIC SOUND EFFECTS Create a comic-inspired 3D masterpiece in this hands-on workshop. Ages 12+ Monday 9 January Waurn Ponds 2.30-3.30pm Tuesday 10 January Belmont 2.30-3.30pm Wednesday 11 January Corio 2.30-3.30pm Friday 13 January Torquay 2.30-3.30pm Tuesday 17 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.30pm Wednesday 25 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.30pm

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Battle it out with your favourite Xbox and Wii games as we get our game on. This program is run in partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. Ages 12+ Tuesday 10 January Corio 2.30-4.30pm


HOLIDAY STUFF!

MISS PEREGRINE'S PECULIAR PHOTOGRAPHY A mysterious island, an abandoned orphanage, a strange collection of curious photographs: take inspiration from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and learn to make your own peculiar images using photo-editing software. Ages 12+ Wednesday 11 January Torquay 2.30-4.00pm

CREATE WITH OSMO MASTERPIECE Create your own hero or villain, or take a selfie and transform yourself as you learn to draw with OSMO Masterpiece. No drawing experience required. Ages 12+ Tuesday 10 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.30pm

Friday 13 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-4.00pm Tuesday 17 January Bannockburn 11.30am-1.00pm Belmont 2.30-4.00pm Thursday 19 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-4.00pm

Wednesday 11 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.30pm Wednesday 18 January Corio 2.30-3.30pm Friday 20 January Lara 2.30-3.30pm Monday 23 January Torquay 2.30-3.30pm Tuesday 24 January Waurn Ponds 2.30-3.30pm

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HOLIDAY STUFF!

POLYMER CREATIONS

UPCYCLED STORY

Learn techniques for jewellery making, bead-making, miniature figurines, and creating colour effects with polymer clay. Please note participants require access to a domestic oven to complete projects at home. Ages 12+

Create your own unique story by constructing a mash-up of recycled cells from manga, comics, graphic novels and other graphic texts. Ages 12+

Wednesday 11 January Ocean Grove 2.30-3.30pm Tuesday 17 January Newcomb 2.30-3.30pm Wednesday 25 January Corio 2.30-3.30pm

Friday 13 January Lara 2.30-4.00pm Friday 20 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.30am-12.00noon Tuesday 24 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-4.00pm Friday 27 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-4.00pm

MOVIE NIGHT Join us for nibbles, pizzas and a movie. This program is presented in partnership with City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. M rated movie. Ages 12+

ALL IN MOVIE NIGHT Bring along your family and friends for Pizza and a movie with us. Pizza at 5.00pm, followed by a movie at 6.00pm. In partnership with fOrT Youth Centre. All ages. Friday 20 January Corio 5.30-8.00pm

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Friday 13 January Newcomb 5.30-7.30pm Tuesday 17 January Waurn Ponds 5.00-8.00pm Tuesday 24 January Ocean Grove 6.00-7.30pm


ALL ABOUT KIDS!

ALL ABOUT KIDS! TODDLER TIME Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program. No booking required. Mondays during school terms Waurn Ponds 10.30-11.00am Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.00pm (time changes to 10.30-11.00am from 30 January 2017)

BABY TIME Come along for a fun-filled session of songs and rhymes for babies. Sessions run all year except for January. No booking required. Mondays Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 11.30-11.50am (time changes to 2.30-2.50pm from 1 January 2017) Drysdale 11.30-11.50am Tuesdays Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 11.30-11.50am, Lara & Torquay 2.30-2.50pm Wednesdays Corio 11.30-11.50am Belmont, Geelong West 2.30-2.50pm Thursdays Bannockburn, Ocean Grove, Waurn Ponds 11.30-11.50am

Tuesdays during school terms Belmont 9.30-10.00am Newcomb 10.30-11.00am Wednesdays during school terms Belmont 9.30-10.00am Ocean Grove, Torquay 10.30-11.00am Thursdays during school terms Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, Bannockburn, Corio, Drysdale, Geelong West, Lara 10.30-11.00am Fridays during school terms Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.00pm Sundays during school terms Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.00pm Sundays 18 February Waurn Ponds 10.30-11.00am

Fridays Barwon Heads (last session December 16), Newcomb 11.30-11.50am Saturdays December 10 & February 4 Belmont 10.30-10.50am

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PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

SENSORY STORY TIME

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

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

Mondays during school terms Ocean Grove, Torquay 10.30-11.15am Tuesdays during school terms Bannockburn, Belmont, Chilwell, Corio, Drysdale 10.30-11.15am Wednesdays during school terms Geelong West, Lara, Waurn Ponds 10.30-11.15am Thursdays during school terms Belmont, Newcomb, Queenscliff 10.30-11.15am Fridays during school terms Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, Barwon Heads, Highton 10.30-11.15am

Thursdays during school terms Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 9.30-10.15am

THE MONDAY MIX Mix it up with after-school activities including stories, tech challenges, art and craft, board games, LEGOÂŽ and more. No booking required. Ages 8+ Mondays during school terms Torquay 3.45-5.15pm

THE WEDNESDAY MIX Mix it up with after-school activities including science and tech challenges, Xbox, Wii, LEGOÂŽ, art, craft, and big-screen movies. No booking required. Ages 8+ Wednesdays during school terms Corio 3.45-4.45pm

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ALL ABOUT KIDS

LEGO MINDSTORMS

LEGO CLUB

Learn to unleash the creative powers of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. Bookings for this 8-week course are essential as places are limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 8+

Castles, catapults, knights and pirates… what can you build? Join other LEGO® fans and let your imagination run riot! No booking required. Ages 8+

Tuesdays February 7, 14, 21 & 28 March 7, 14, 21 & 28 Waurn Ponds 4.00-5.30pm Wednesdays February 8, 15 & 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 4.30-6.30pm

Fridays during school terms Geelong West, Corio 3.45-4.45pm

MINECRAFT MONDAYS Join forces with your fellow challengers to plan and design extraordinary Minecraft creations. Ages 8+ Mondays during school terms Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 4.30-6.00pm

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CODE CLUB

WRITING CADETS

Sign up for Code Club. Term one is all about Scratch where you will take a tour of the Scratch interface and create games and animations. This program is suitable for beginners and bookings are essential for this 8-week course as places are strictly limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 9-11 years.

Do you feel the urge to use interesting words in interesting ways? Join our writing group at the Dome. Keep a journal, contribute to a group blog, try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use the library facilities. At the end of the year we will produce a small book of writing by the members of the group. No booking required. Ages 8+

Tuesdays February 7, 14, 21 & 28 March 7, 14, 21 & 28 Newcomb 4.00-5.00pm Thursdays February 9, 16 & 23 March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Torquay 3.30-4.30pm (Torquay participants are required to bring their own laptop) Corio 3.45-4.45pm Fridays February 10, 17 & 24 March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 5.00-6.00pm

Every Second Thursday from 16 February Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 4.30-6.00pm

CHRISTMAS MAGIC Come along for some jolly fun with Christmas stories, carols and craft. All ages. Saturday 10 December Waurn Ponds 10.30-11.30am Monday 12 December Belmont 5.00-6.00pm Tuesday 13 December Lara 4.00-5.00pm Tuesday 20 December Corio 10.30-11.30am Wednesday 21 December Waurn Ponds 10.30-11.30am Friday 23 December Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.30-11.15am

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ALL ABOUT KIDS!

LITTLE BANG DISCOVERY CLUB Young children are scientists without even knowing it. This fun-filled 4-session program combines everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods. This program has been designed for children to share with their parent/carer. Ages 3-5 years. Wednesdays February 1, 8, 15 & 22 Corio 10.00-11.00am

CHRISTMAS CRAFT Join us as we celebrate the festive season with a Christmas-inspired craft workshop. Ages 8+

Mondays February 27 March 6, 20, 27 Corio 10.30-11.30am

Tuesday 13 December Waurn Ponds 4.00-5.00pm

CHRISTMAS FLIX Join us for a special Christmas-themed movie that's sure to entertain. Movies are P and PG rated. Ages 8+ Monday 19 December Corio 2.30-4.00pm

SUMMER READING CELEBRATION Celebrate a Summer of reading, dress up as your favourite character and enjoy games, stories and activities with us. Ages 5+ Tuesday 24 January Corio 10.30-11.30am

SUMMER STORIES Come along and enjoy stories that celebrate all you love about summer. Ages 5+ Wednesday 22 February Lara 4.00-5.00pm

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HOLIDAY FUN! MOVIE MANIA

ORIENTATION DAY

It’s a fiesta of film fun these school holidays. Join us for a movie that is sure to entertain. Movies are G and PG rated. Ages 8+

Do you have what it takes to be a cunning mastermind? Make your own minion, design a super machine, create your own super villain ID card and help us celebrate our favourite super villains. Ages 5+

Mondays January 9, 16 & 23 Corio 2.30-4.00pm Tuesday 17 January Ocean Grove 6.00-7.30pm Wednesday 18 January Newcomb 6.00-8.00pm Thursday 19 January Waurn Ponds 2.00-3.30pm Bannockburn 2.30-4.00pm In partnership with the Golden Plains Shire Youth Development Team.

SECRET SPY INSTITUTE Do you have what it takes to graduate from the Spy Institute? Learn the tricks of the spy trade and pit your skills against other budding spies. Ages 8+ Monday 9 January Lara 10.30-11.30am Thursday 19 January Belmont 10.30-11.30am Friday 20 January Corio 10.30-11.30am

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Monday 9 January Torquay 10.30-11.30am Tuesday 10 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.30-11.30am Tuesday 17 January Ocean Grove 10.30-11.30am Wednesday 18 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.30-11.30am


HOLIDAY FUN!

STOP MOTION ANIMATION Take inspiration from your favourite heroes and villains to create a unique aluminium foil stop-motion movie. Ages 8+ Tuesday 10 January Corio 10.30am-12.00noon Wednesday 11 January Belmont 10.30am-12.00noon

SUPER SCHOOL

Thursday 12 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.30am-12.00noon

Join our super school, survive our super obstacle course, remove kryptonite, and learn to use your X-Ray vision in our special superhero games. Ages 5+

Wednesday 18 January Belmont 10.30am-12.00noon Torquay 10.30-11.30am

Monday 9 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.30-11.30am Thursday 12 January Corio 10.30-11.30am Monday 16 January Torquay 10.30-11.30am Tuesday 17 January Belmont 10.30-11.30am Wednesday 18 January Geelong West 10.30-11.30am

Thursday 19 January Ocean Grove 10.30am-12.00noon Monday 23 January Waurn Ponds 10.30am-12.00noon Wednesday 25 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.30am-12.00noon Queenscliff 2.30-4.00pm Saturday 28 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-4.00pm

Friday 20 January Winchelsea Community House 28 Hesse St, Winchelsea 3.00-4.00pm Sunday 29 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.30pm

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SUPER BOX CARS Batman, Penelope Pit Stop, Dick Dastardly and Harry Potter all drive very special cars. Take the opportunity to create your own hero or villain-mobile! Test it out on a drivethrough library tour, then watch a cartoon Drive-In movie style! Ages 5+ Tuesday 10 January Bannockburn, Ocean Grove 10.30-12.00noon Thursday 12 January Belmont 10.30-12.00noon Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-4.00pm Tuesday 17 January Corio 10.30am-12.00noon Thursday 19 January Newcomb 10.30am-12.00noon Saturday 21 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-4.00pm Wednesday 25 January Waurn Ponds 10.30am-12.00noon

SUPER POWERED APPS Unleash your superpowers, put yourself in the picture and create your own special effects using a range of augmented reality and comic strip apps. Ages 8+ Tuesday 10 January Newcomb 2.30-3.30pm Wednesday 11 January Torquay 10.30-11.30am Friday 13 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.30-11.30am Saturday 14 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.30pm Sunday 22 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.30pm

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HOLIDAY FUN!

HARRY VS VOLDEMORT Enter the world of Hogwarts, where the forces of good and evil are truly tested. Ages 8+ Wednesday 11 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.30-11.30am Monday 16 January Lara 10.30-11.30am Tuesday 17 January Waurn Ponds 2.30-3.30pm Monday 23 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.30pm Tuesday 24 January Bannockburn 2.30-3.30pm

WHICH WITCH? THE WICKED WITCH! Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble…make a witchy potion, listen to our favourite witchy stories and make your very own witchy mask to take home. Ages 5+ Wednesday 11 January Geelong West 10.30-11.30am Thursday 12 January Newcomb 10.30-11.30am Wednesday 18 January Lara 10.30-11.30am Thursday 19 January Drysdale, Queenscliff 10.30-11.30am Friday 20 January Highton, Waurn Ponds 10.30-11.30am Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.30pm Monday 23 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.30-11.30am Tuesday 24 January Chilwell, Ocean Grove 10.30-11.30am

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HOLIDAY FUN!

LEAGUE ACADEMY

LEGO CHALLENGE

Are you an aspiring hero or villain? Join us as we train your brain, brawn, speed and dexterity ready for your super career. Ages 8+

Castles, catapults, knights and pirates… what can you build? Join other LEGO® fans and let your imagination run riot! No booking required. Ages 5+

Thursday 12 January Ocean Grove 10.30-11.30am

Friday 27 January Corio 10.30-11.30am

Monday 16 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10.30-11.30am

Tuesday 28 February Lara 4.00-5.00pm

SUPERHERO SCIENCE Explore the science of Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Spiderman’s super powers in this hands-on workshop. Create a climbing critter and anemometer to take home. This workshop is designed to be shared with a grown-up. Ages 8+ Thursday 19 January Corio 10.30-11.30am

LEGIONS PARTY Come along for a fun-filled hour of heroes and villains party games perfect for all aspiring superheroes. Ages 5+

SUPER BEAR STORY TIME

Tuesday 24 January Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2.30-3.30pm

Power up our superhero Bear by reading to him and earn credits for your Summer Reading Club reading record. No booking required. Ages 5+

Friday 27 January Highton 10.30-11.30am

Mondays January 9, 16 & 23 Ocean Grove 12.30-1.30pm Fridays January 13, 20 & 27 Ocean Grove 12.30-1.30pm

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GEELONG'S MOST DISTINCTIVE FUNCTION SPACE The High Ground, Wurdi Youang, is a unique, under-the-dome space with inspiring architecture, superb catering, intuitive technology and north-facing balcony with scene-stealing views over Geelong, Corio Bay and the You Yangs. Book your next event Phone 03 4201 0517

Look out for the movie of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker on DVD after 23 November. Copies will be available in the library collection.


GEELONG LIBRARY & HERITAGE CENTRE 51 Little Malop Street T 4201 0600

CHILWELL

NEWCOMB

51 Russell Street, Newtown T 5221 5129

Cnr Bellarine Highway and Wilsons Road T 5248 1802

CORIO Cox Road (cnr Moa Street) Norlane T 5275 2388

DRYSDALE BANNOCKBURN

18-20 Hancock Street T 5251 3855

25-27 High Street T 5281 2367

GEELONG WEST

BARWON HEADS Barwon Heads Primary School, Golf Links Road T 5254 2143

BELMONT 163 High Street T 5243 2655

153A Pakington Street T 5229 1939

HIGHTON

OCEAN GROVE Presidents Avenue (cnr The Avenue) T 5255 4218

QUEENSCLIFF 55 Hesse Street T 5258 2017

TORQUAY Surf City Plaza, Beach Road T 5261 3049

WAURN PONDS

Roslyn Road (cnr Belle Vue Avenue) T 5243 4864

140 Pioneer Road T 5244 0048

LARA

WESTERN HEIGHTS

5 Walkers Road T 5282 4182

Western Heights College Vines Road, Hamlyn Heights T 5277 1177

MOBILE LIBRARY STOPS Aireys Inlet

Grenville

Rokewood

Anakie

Haddon

Smythesdale

Anglesea

Leopold

St Leonards

Cape Clear

Linton

Winchelsea

Deans Marsh

Lorne

Dereel

Meredith

Enfield

Portarlington

Opening hours and further information available at our website www.grlc.vic.gov.au General enquiries T 4201 0500


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