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SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER 2012

SPRING EDITION


“ W elco m e ” It’s my pleasure to present you with the Geelong Regional Library Corporation’s events and programs brochure for September to November 2012. Your libraries are offering a great number and array of activities and events this Spring. We place special emphasis on the development of reading literacy and with this in mind, provide a huge range of children’s and youth activities. We are also helping the community keep pace with changes in technology through our educational programming. Libraries are community spaces. Our programming for adults is also extensive with book chats, poetry readings, author events and many other activities to enjoy. Make the most of the Spring sunshine with a visit to your local library and participate in the events and activities that interest you. This brochure details opportunities for every community member to participate and learn. We hope to see you in our libraries regularly. There is something for everyone. Cr Andy Richards Chair 2012 Geelong Regional Library Corporation Board Members: Cr Barbara Abley, Cr Helene Butler, Cr David Cotsell (Deputy Chair), Cr Cameron Granger, Cr Rod Macdonald, Cr Joe Remenyi, Cr Andy Richards (Chair).

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Contents

CONTENTS Fun for kids

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School Holiday Program

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YOUTH PROGRAMs

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Special Events

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Literary Activities

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Programs for Adults

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Library Learning Workshops

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SENIORS MONTH EVENTS

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Baby Time Nursery Verses Filled with songs, rhymes and finger plays to stimulate little minds and encourage early language skills, a Baby Time session is an early literacy program for babies aged 0-12 months. Sessions run all year except for January. No booking required. Tuesdays Lara, Torquay

2:30-2:50pm

Wednesdays Corio, Drysdale Belmont, Geelong West

Fridays Barwon Heads, Newcomb 11:30-11:50am

11:30-11:50am 2:30-2:50pm

Fourth Saturday of the month Belmont 10:30-10:50am

Thursdays Bannockburn, Geelong, Ocean Grove, Waurn Ponds 11:30-11:50am


Sharing stories with your child is one of the best ways to encourage early literacy skills and develop a lifelong love of reading. Join us for a fun session of stories, songs and rhymes. Sessions run during school terms. No booking required. Mondays Torquay

Tuesdays Bannockburn, Belmont, Chilwell, Corio, Drysdale

Fun for kids

Preschool Story Time

10:30-11:15am 10:30-11:15am

10:30-11:15am Wednesdays Geelong West, Waurn Ponds, Torquay, Lara Thursdays Belmont, Corio, Drysdale, Geelong, Geelong West, Newcomb, Queenscliff

10:30-11:15am

10:30-11:15am

Toddler Time

Fridays Barwon Heads, Highton, Ocean Grove

Encouraging early literacy skills through songs, rhymes and reading helps to develop a lifelong love of reading in your child. Join us for this lively session. Sessions run during school terms. Ages 1-3. No booking required.

Chatter Books

Mondays Waurn Ponds

10:30-11:00am

Tuesdays Newcomb 10:30-11:00am Corio 11:30am-12noon Wednesdays Belmont 9:30-10:00am

Why not join us for an afternoon of bookish fun? We'll explore your favourite books, authors, genres and so much more! Sessions run during school terms. Ages 8-12. No booking required. Third Monday of the Month Belmont, Drysdale 4:00-5:00pm First Wednesday of the Month Ocean Grove 4:00-5:00pm First Thursday of the Month Bannockburn 4:00-5:00pm

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Under

12s The Word on Bookmarks

The A-Z of Wacky Words

Using stamps, stencils and collage techniques featuring letters and words, make and decorate a bookmark. Ages 5+

Words are wonderful, wacky and wild. Words can rhyme, words can make noise, words can be funny and make us laugh out loud. Words help us to tell our stories. Join us for this fun session where we look at words in stories every which way. Ages 3-6

Monday Waurn Ponds

24 September 10:30-11:30am

Thursday Newcomb

27 September 10:30-11:30am

Friday Barwon Heads

28 September 10:30-11:30am

Wednesday Lara Ocean Grove

3 October 10:30-11:30am 4:00-5:00pm

Tuesday Chilwell, Drysdale

25 September 10:30-11:30am

Wednesday Lara, Waurn Ponds

26 September 10:30-11:30am

Thursday Queenscliff

27 September 10:30-11:30am

Tuesday 2 October Newcomb 10:30-11:30am Wednesday Geelong West

Please note: Due to popular demand our school holiday program requires each child participant to be registered for a free ticket via our website to attend.

3 October 10:30-11:30am

Thursday 4 October Belmont 10:30-11:30am Friday Ocean Grove

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5 October 10:30-11:30am


Bed Time Tales

Dress up as your favourite fairytale character for a story time filled with fun as we explore fairytales in brand new ways. Ages 3-6

Join us in your pj's for a session of relaxing bed time stories. Ages 3+

Tuesday Corio

25 September 10:30-11:30am

Friday Ocean Grove

28 September 10:30-11:30am

Wednesday Waurn Ponds

3 October 10:30-11:30am

Thursday Drysdale

4 October 10:30-11:30am

Friday 5 October Highton 10:30-11:30am

Mini Book Necklaces Make your own mini book necklace complete with leather cover. Ages 8-12 Tuesday Corio

25 September 10:30-11:30am

Thursday Newcomb

4 October 2:00-4:00pm

Tuesday Ocean Grove

25 September 6:00-7:00pm

school holidays

Reinventing the Fairytale

My Library Bag Decorate a calico library bag with your own design to use every time you visit the library. Ages 5-10 Tuesday Bannockburn

25 September 10:30-11:30am

Wednesday Drysdale

26 September 10:00-11:00am

Tuesday Belmont

2 October 10:30-11:30am

Thursday Geelong

4 October 10:30-11:30am

Puppet Play Join us as we bring stories to life with puppet fun. Ages 5-10 Tuesday Belmont

25 September 10:30-11:30am

Thursday Drysdale

27 September 10:30-11:30am

Wednesday Torquay

3 October 10:30-11:30am

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Paper Bead Jewellery Make something to treasure and learn something new at the Paper Bead Workshop. Ages 8+ Wednesday Waurn Ponds

26 September 2:30-3:30pm

Cartoon Characters

Bush Dancing

Learn techniques, tips and tricks for creating your own cartoon character. Ages 8-12

Get your dancing shoes on and learn some traditional bush dances like the heel and toe polka! Ages 5+

Thursday Geelong

Monday Waurn Ponds

27 September 2:00-4:00pm

1 October 10:30-11:30am

Word Up Trivia and Games

Minecraft Characters

Take the challenge at this fun trivia and activity session. Ages 8-12

Bring your Minecraft Characters to life by creating a 3D paper version in this hands-on workshop. Ages 8+

Thursday Lara

27 September 2:30-3:30pm

Tuesday Corio

2 October 2:00-4:00pm

Wednesday Waurn Ponds

3 October 2:30-3:30pm

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school holidays

AGES

12+ Stencilling Workshop

iPad Animation

Create your own pop culture art and learn how to cut, paint and multilayer your work to turn drawings and photos into urban street art in this hands on workshop. Ages 12+

Learn the skills to draw animations using iPads and apps, and get the opportunity to create your own mini cartoon. Ages 12+

Monday Waurn Ponds

24 September 2:00-4:00pm

Friday Ocean Grove

5 October 2:00-4:00pm

Stop Motion

Wednesday Ocean Grove

26 September 2:00-4:00pm

Thursday Waurn Ponds

27 September 2:00-4:00pm

In Your Own Words – Journal Making

Create your own stop-motion mini-film at this hands on workshop. Ages 12+

Come along to this session and create your own unique journal for your thoughts, words and inspirations. Ages 12+

Tuesday Newcomb

25 September 2:00-4:00pm

Wednesday Corio

Monday Corio

1 October 2:00-4:00pm

Friday Waurn Ponds

5 October 2:00-4:00pm

26 September 2:00-4:00pm

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Are You a Poet and You Don't Know It? Experiment with poetry using recycled books and magazines and collage techniques by cutting and combining words or creating ‘black out’ poetry. Ages 12+ Friday Queenscliff

28 September 2:00-4:00pm

Monday Belmont

1 October 2:00-4:00pm

Digilicious Experiment with apps and get your game on with some hands-on iPad fun at this sure to be popular session. Ages 12+ Monday Torquay

1 October 2:00-4:00pm

Tuesday Geelong

2 October 2:00-4:00pm

Wednesday Waurn Ponds

3 October 2:00-4:00pm

Cartooning Workshop

YA Library Bag

Whether you are just beginning to draw your own cartoons or are looking for inspiration to improve your technique, come along and learn something new to do with cartoons. Ages 12+

Design a digital image for your new library bag. Ages 12+

Friday Waurn Ponds

28 September 2:00-4:00pm

Tuesday Belmont

2 October 2:30-4:30pm

SWITCH: Journalism Writing Workshops Learn how to write, get advice, swap ideas and have your articles edited at this free workshop run by experienced journalists and contribute to the next issue of SWITCH youth magazine. Presented in partnership with CoGG Youth Development Unit. Ages 12+ Friday Corio

28 September 10:00am-2:00pm

Friday Lara

5 October 10:00am-2:00pm

Tuesday Ocean Grove

2 October 5:00-6:00pm

Game On! Get your game on at these hands-on console gaming sessions! Presented in partnership with CoGG Youth Development Unit. Ages 12+ Tuesday Corio

2 October 4:00-6:00pm

Wednesday Lara

3 October 6:00-8:00pm

Re-bound, Re-purposed Let your imagination run wild and join us for this session as we create something new out of recycled books. Ages 12+ Thursday Corio

4 October 2:00-4:00pm

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

Manga Club

SketchOut

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. Ages 12+

Like to draw, sketch or paint what’s on your mind? SketchOut is a chance to get together with others who write with their art, whether it be comics, cartoons or street art.

First Monday of the Month* Corio 5:00-6:00pm

Second Tuesday of the Month* Waurn Ponds 4:00-5:00pm

First Tuesday of the Month* Belmont 5:00-6:00pm

Last Tuesday of the Month* Torquay 4:00-5:00pm

First Wednesday of the Month* Lara 5:00-6:00pm

TGIF Gametime

Second Wednesday of the Month* Newcomb 5:00-6:00pm Last Thursday of the Month* Waurn Ponds 5:00-6:00pm

Pop Fiction Read, review, create and collaborate at Pop Fiction, the book club with a difference; it focuses on popular culture. Ages 12+ Third Tuesday of the Month* Ocean Grove 5:00-6:00pm Third Wednesday of the Month* Waurn Ponds 5:00-6:00pm

* Continues through school holidays, no bookings required.

Ready for a break at the end of the week? TGIF Gametime is a chance for you to sit back with a controller, deck, or pair of dice and play games new and old. Second Friday of the Month* Waurn Ponds 4:00-5:00pm

Artery at Lara Library Come along to these creative after-school workshops. You'll get hands-on with postcard making, rubber stamp printing, Zine creations, collage, drawing and community art. Bookings are required as numbers are limited. Wednesdays 19 and 26 September, 10, 24 and 31 October, 28 November Lara 4:00-6:00pm

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Story Time with A Very Cranky Bear Best-selling children's book author, Nick Bland will present a very special Story Time Session to kick-start the school holidays. Book your place now to avoid disappointment. Ages 3+ Friday Waurn Ponds

21 September 4.00-5.00pm

Tiff i ny Ha ll, A uthor of 'T h e White Ni nja'.

Afternoon Tea with Tiffiny Hall Although best known for her television appearances on The Biggest Loser and Gladiators, Tiffiny Hall has long dreamt of bringing her character, Roxy Ran, to life and The White Ninja is the first book in this long-awaited series.

r Ni ck Bl a n d, A ut ho Be a r'. ky n a Cr ry Ve of 'T h e

Wednesday Waurn Ponds

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5 September 4.30-5.30pm


What is it about reading that we love so much? Why do books make our lives so much richer? Ramona Koval’s new book By the Book is about reading and living. Don’t miss your chance to meet Ramona and hear her speak about her reading journey and the authors and books that have written themselves into her life. Thursday Waurn Ponds

R a mon a K ova l, A uth or of 'By th e Boo k'.

Turning Tears Into Laughter: Creative Discipline for the Toddler and Preschool Years Back by Popular Demand! Join educator, parent and author Lou Harvey-Zahra for a talk that is packed with helpful information, tips and tools for parenting through the toddler years. Wednesday Waurn Ponds

17 October 6.30-8.00pm

Slightly Scary Halloween Tales

special events

An Evening with Ramona Koval

1 November 7.00-8.30pm

Literary Luncheon with Jill Jolliffe, Author of Balibo Jill Jolliffe is a freelance journalist and author with Geelong origins who has worked for many years in East Timor. Join us as we partner with Libraries for Timor-Leste Inc to present a special fundraising event for the Living Memory Project. Enjoy a two course lunch and learn about Jill's work. $55 per person. Tickets 5272 6010. Tuesday Empire Grill 66 McKillop Street Geelong

13 November 12.00noon-2.30pm

Dress up in your spookiest costume for a story time filled with ghosts, witches and other creepy characters. Ages 3+ Tuesday Ocean Grove

30 October 6:30-7:30pm

All events require booking via website or phone unless specified.

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STORY TIME IN THE PARK We are again pleased to present the Story Time in the Park series in partnership with Parks Victoria for reading and fun outdoors! Bookings essential.

Story Time at the Beach Enjoy Tales of the Sea and a Rockpool Ramble. (Please note that this activity is not suitable for children under 8 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult.) Ages 8+

Story Time in the Park – Our Wonderful Waterways Enjoy stories about water followed by a “waterwatch” activity that will examine the creatures who call our waterways home. Ages 5+

Monday 24 September 10:00-11:15am Rockpool, Barwon Bluff, Bluff Road, Barwon Heads. Meet at 1st car park on Bluff Road.

Tuesday 2 October 10:00-11:00am Bannockburn Recreation Reserve, Moore Street, Bannockburn.

Story Time in the Park – Back to the Bush

Story Time in the Park – Our Environment

Stories of the bush will be followed by a wildlife discovery walk. Ages 5+

Explore your environment and join us for a fun-filled treasure hunt in the park. Ages 5+

Thursday 27 September 10:00-11:15am Serendip Sanctuary, 100 Windermere Road, Lara.

Thursday 25 October 10:00-11:15am Serendip Sanctuary, 100 Windermere Road, Lara.

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literary activities

Mental Health Narratives: Nathan Grixti and Helen Barnacle Living with a mental illness is difficult. Imagine writing about your journey through it! Come and listen and join in the discussion with those who have been able to put their stories in to print. Wednesday Belmont

10 October 6:30-8:00pm

Getting Published You've finished the manuscript but what now? This workshop run by the Australian Society of Authors is full of tips for authors and illustrators. $15 per head. Saturday Belmont

13 October 10:30am-12:15pm

Halloween Poetry Evening An evening of poetry presented by community members and invited guests. Local literary identities will be in attendance with MC Edward Reilly. Wednesday Chilwell

31 October 7:00pm for 7:30pm

Poetry Appreciation Workshop Join us for this interactive poetry appreciation workshop with published poet Rosemary Blake. $15 per head. Saturday Belmont

10 November 2:00-4:30pm

Poetry and Conversation: Mike Ladd and Lisa Jacobson Dr Robyn Rowland, AO, presents two poets followed by an audience Q&A and discussion. Sunday 18 November Morrow Theatrette 3:00-5:00pm (above Geelong Library)

e-Book Launch Redesigning Local Democracy Join Jenny Wills as she launches her user-friendly e-guide for all those interested in making local democracy work better in the 21st century. Sunday 25 November Morrow Theatrette 2:30-4:00pm (above Geelong Library)

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Book Chat

Games Group

Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.

Meet new people and enjoy some friendly rivalry over games such as Scrabble, Checkers, cards, Yahtzee and more. No booking required.

First Tuesday of the Month Waurn Ponds 2:30-3:30pm Geelong West 10:30-11:30am Third Tuesday of the Month Ocean Grove 2:30-3:30pm Second Wednesday of the Month Newcomb 2:30-3:30pm Second Thursday of the Month Chilwell 2:00-3:00pm Third Thursday of the Month Torquay 7:00-8:00pm First Friday of the Month Torquay 11:00am-12:00noon Second Friday of the Month Queenscliff 11:00am-12:00noon

First Friday of the Month Newcomb 10:00-11:00am First Wednesday of the Month Bannockburn 6:00-7:00pm

Touring Around the Adriatic – and Some Veggie Gardens Seen Along the Way Peter Gumley, Chairperson of the Ocean Grove Community Garden recently travelled overseas and has collected examples of vegetable gardens across the Adriatic region. Come along to this community event for inspiration and new ideas for your own garden! Tuesday Ocean Grove

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programs for adults

Grants and Fellowships Ever wondered how to access a grant to get your project off the ground? This workshop run by the Australian Society of Authors will help you. $10 per head. Saturday Belmont

13 October 12:45-1:30pm

Open Mind Lecture Series Writer, poet, activist, social commentator and academic Dr Anita Heiss will speak about Aboriginal Identity in the 21st Century: A Personal Perspective and will include an insight into her latest book, Am I Black Enough for You?

Oversized Chess and Checkers

Monday Waurn Ponds

Saturdays Bannockburn

15 October 7:00-8:30pm

Enjoy our oversized set. Have a game or watch the art of Chess and Checkers. Indoors in Winter and outdoors in Summer. No booking required. 10:00-11:30am

Tea and Talk Enjoy morning tea whilst listening to a talk on the history of tea and the art of tea making. Friday Bannockburn

2 November 10:30am-12noon

Dr Anita Heiss

All events require booking via website or phone unless specified.

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Book a Librarian

Discovering e-Readers

Book a 30 minute one-on-one session to help you use library resources and services and get the most out of your library membership.

A small group session with a librarian and our e-Readers for people who may be considering buying an e-Reader or would like to know more.

Every Monday Ocean Grove

3:00-4:00pm

First Wednesday of the Month Belmont 2:30-3:30pm

Every Tuesday Geelong West Geelong

10:00am-12:00noon 2:00-4:00pm

Every Wednesday Belmont

10:00am-12:00noon

iPads for Everyone

Tuesday Ocean Grove

20 November 6:30-8:00pm

e-Books on e-Readers Bring along your laptop and e-Reader and begin your journey with e-Books. You will be guided through the initial setup of your device including software downloads. By the end of the session you will have your first e-Book to read!

This session will provide tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your iPad. It is designed for the beginner to intermediate user. You can bring your own iPad or use one from the library.

Monday Geelong West

3 September 10:30-11:30am

Third Tuesday of the Month Waurn Ponds 6:00-7:00pm

Monday Drysdale

22 October 10:00-11:00am

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learning workshops

Where's the News? Discover current and historical newspaper and magazine articles online. Learn how to search the library news and journal databases, and have a brief look at online digital newspaper resources. Tuesday 4 September Geelong 10:30-11:30am Thursday Lara

22 November 10:30-11:30am

Monday 26 November Torquay 2:30-3:30pm

Introduction to the Library Website and Online Resources This session will introduce the library website and online catalogue, and demonstrate placing holds and renewing items on loan. It will also explore the fabulous free online learning resources and downloadables. Tuesday Bannockburn

4 September 2:30-3:30pm

Tuesday Chilwell

18 September 2:30-3:30pm

Monday Highton

5 November 2:30-3:30pm

All events require booking via website or phone unless specified.

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The e-Book Revolution

What's the Hype with Skype?

Understand the shift from printed books to electronic books and participate in a 'hands-on' show-and-tell about e-Books and e-Readers. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own e-Readers.

An introduction to this popular web application which allows users to chat to family and friends using live video via the web. Participants are encouraged to bring along a Skype-enabled device and we’ll get you started.

Thursday Lara

13 September 10:30am-12noon

Tuesday Ocean Grove

27 November 6:00-7:30pm

Thursday Waurn Ponds

20 September 2:30-3:30pm

Thursday Queenscliff

18 October 2:00-3:00pm

e-Books for Your Tablet Do you want to learn how to borrow our e-Books and read them on your iPad or Android tablet? Download the Overdrive App from the App Store and we will show you how.

Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition A beginner’s introduction to the Ancestry Library Edition database for family history researchers.

Monday Geelong West

17 September 10:30-11:30am

Friday Torquay

26 October 10:30-11:30am

Monday Drysdale

5 November 10:00-11:00am

Monday Ocean Grove

5 November 2:00-3:00pm

A Passion for Fashion Whether you are a fashion student, or just have an interest in fashion itself, come and explore some of the fascinating fashion resources the library has available in our online collections. Tuesday Belmont

18 September 6:00-7:00pm

Thursday Waurn Ponds

22 November 4:00-5:00pm

All events require booking via website or phone unless specified.

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learning workshops

e-Audio Books Enjoy an interesting presentation about e-Audio Books from library staff. We will guide you through the steps involved in downloading audio books from the internet to your MP3 player, computer or iPod. You can then listen to audio books at any place and any time! Tuesday 13 November Geelong 6:30-8:00pm

Cloud Computing What is the ‘cloud’ and how can you use it? Learn all about cloud computing through two free services, Google Docs and Dropbox. A demonstration will also be given on how these services work on an iPad. Some basic knowledge of using computers and an email account is necessary to get the most out of the session. Tuesday Geelong West

Introduction to Email and the Internet Learn the basics of searching the Internet. Create your own email account to keep in touch with family and friends. Aimed at participants with basic computer skills. Wednesday Corio

24 October 10:30-11:30am

Thursday Drysdale

25 October 2:00-3:00pm

Appy Hour A session for iPhone, iPad or Android users to help you get the most from your apps. Includes demonstrations and tips for downloading. Tuesday Lara

30 October 10:30-11:30am

16 October 2:30-3:30pm

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October is Seniors Month! Book early to secure your place at these special events.

Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition  Come and enjoy a beginner’s introduction to the Ancestry Library Edition database for family history researchers. You will discover how easy it is to access information and use the library resources to begin your journey into your family history.  Monday Waurn Ponds

1 October 2:30-3:30pm

Monday 8 October Belmont 2:30-3:30pm

Keeping Watch

iPads for Seniors   Enjoy this one hour hands-on session and explore all the amazing features and functions of an iPad. You will discover all the things it can do for you whilst using the library’s iPads. It has the ability to be your own personal organiser, e-Reader, gaming console, email account, internet search engine, movie screen, word processor and so much more.    Friday Bannockburn

5 October  2:30-3:30pm 

Tuesday Belmont

23 October  2:30-3:30pm

The Patchwork Poet Carol Reffold and Folk Singer Jill Meehan

From the depths of Queenscliffe Maritime Museum library, discover some of the fascinating stories held in this special collection with Tony Cavanagh, volunteer librarian.

Join these two performers for a morning of live entertainment. Come and enjoy an electric mix of traditional, contemporary, original and larrikin songs and poems. After the show relax and chat to friends new and old over morning tea.   

Thursday Queenscliff

Monday Belmont

4 October 2:00-3:00pm

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e-Audio Books for Seniors

The manager of the Geelong Heritage Centre (GHC), Mark Beasley, will join us to talk about the family history resources available at the GHC. Library staff will also present the library’s online database Ancestry.com. Giving you the tools and knowledge to effectively research your family history.

Enjoy an interesting presentation about e-Audio Books from library staff. We will guide you through the steps involved in downloading audio books from the internet to your MP3 player, computer or iPod. You can then listen to audio books at any place and any time!

Monday Geelong

Thursday Belmont

8 October 10:00am-12:00noon

11 October 1:00-2:30pm

Grandparent Story Time

Introduction to Mahjong

A special grandparent themed story time session for grandparents and their grandchildren. Ages 1-6

Join members of Life Activities Club Geelong who will be in the library playing the game Mahjong. They look forward to introducing the game and teaching those who are interested in playing. Mahjong originated from China and is a game of skill, strategy, calculation and chance.

Tuesday Bannockburn

9 October 10:30-11:15am

Free Legal Information Session on Wills and Powers of Attorney An overview of the free legal services provided by Barwon Community Legal Service, including information about Wills and Powers of Attorney. Lawyer, Geordie Konieczka, will join us as guest speaker. Wednesday Corio

10 October 10:00-11:00am

Heritage Tour of Johnstone Park

Tuesday Belmont

SENIORS MONTH

Family History

16 October 1:30-3:30pm

Tattle Tales Join us for this entertaining afternoon of story-telling featuring quintessentially English stories along with a spot of afternoon tea. Tuesday Belmont

30 October 2:00-3:30pm

Come and enjoy a walk under the trees while listening to historical stories on a guided tour of Johnstone Park. You will explore the surrounding public buildings and park land and be taken back in time with historic tales. Wednesday Geelong

10 October 1:00-2:00pm

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LIBRARY LOCATIONS Bannockburn 25-27 High Street Bannockburn Vic 3331 Phone (03) 5281 2367

Geelong 49 Little Malop Street Geelong Vic 3220 Phone (03) 5222 1212

Barwon Heads Barwon Heads Primary School, Golf Links Road Barwon Heads Vic 3227 Phone (03) 5254 2143

Geelong West 153A Pakington Street Geelong West Vic 3218 Phone (03) 5229 1939

Belmont 163 High Street Belmont Vic 3216 Phone (03) 5243 2655

Highton Roslyn Road (cnr Bellevue Ave) Highton Vic 3216 Phone (03) 5243 4864

Chilwell 51 Russell Street Newtown Vic 3220 Phone (03) 5221 5129

Lara 5 Walkers Road Lara Vic 3212 Phone (03) 5282 4182

Corio Cox Road (cnr Moa St) Norlane Vic 3214 Phone (03) 5275 2388

Newcomb Cnr Bellarine Highway and Wilsons Road Newcomb Vic 3219 Phone (03) 5248 1802

Drysdale 18-20 Hancock Street Drysdale Vic 3222 Phone (03) 5251 3855

Ocean Grove Presidents Avenue (cnr The Avenue) Ocean Grove Vic 3226 Phone (03) 5255 4218 Queenscliff 55 Hesse Street Queenscliff Vic 3225 Phone (03) 5258 2017 Torquay Surf City Plaza Beach Road Torquay Vic 3228 Phone (03) 5261 3049 Waurn Ponds 140 Pioneer Road Waurn Ponds Vic 3216 Phone (03) 5244 0048 Western Heights College Vines Road Hamlyn Heights Vic 3215 Phone (03) 5229 1939

MOBILE LIBRARIES Geelong, Surf Coast and Golden Plains Phone (03) 5272 6010 Opening hours and further information is available from all libraries and at our website www.geelonglibraries.vic.gov.au

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Events and Programs Calendar September to November 2012