WHAT'S ON AT THE
LIBRARY AUTUMN / 2018
ON THE COVER
We are pleased to offer an exciting Autumn program full of high-calibre events. You will find each page bursting with great authors, inspirational speakers, learning opportunities and fun activities. There is something for everyone! Explore Australian masculinity with renowned author, Tim Winton; celebrate the importance of storytelling in history with Sarah Rood; and delve into our collectively shaped Australian cultural identity with Eleanor Bourke, as part of our Open Mind Series. Hear Heather Morris discuss her novel based on real-life Holocaust survivor Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov. In May, we will participate in Library and Information Week by joining other libraries across the country for National Simultaneous Storytime. eKnow How is full of sessions that can assist you to learn new skills around technology. There is something very special happening in partnership with Geelong Gallery where we explore contemporary Australian children's literature with a series of 'Reimagine-The World According To Children's Books' events including a Family Fun Day. We also have a great program of activities for children and young people during the term and over the school holidays.
Cover image: The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton.
HOW TO BOOK Unless specified, events are free of charge, however, places are limited. Online – go to our website www.grlc.vic.gov.au/whats-on, 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
Make some time to enjoy one of the many free events at your local library. Cr Margot Smith / Chair Geelong Regional Library Corporation
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL WHEREVER YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL BOOK SALES AND AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING AT EVENTS WHEREVER YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL EVENT HELD AT THE GEELONG LIBRARY & HERITAGE CENTRE
CONTENTS SPECIAL EVENTS
CREATIVE & CONNECTED
HERITAGE 18 eKNOW HOW
YOUTH PROGRAMS / HOLIDAY STUFF!
ALL ABOUT KIDS! / HOLIDAY FUN!
REIMAGINE THE WORLD ACCORDING TO CHILDRENâ€™S BOOKS
JACQUI LAMBIE - REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE
DR. NATALIE SENJOV-MAKOHON - TWO TWIGS
Exploring contemporary approaches to children's literature and illustration with celebrated Australian authors and illustrators.
In her new memoir Jacqui Lambie discusses her life in Parliament with humour and refreshing honesty.
Hear about the journey taken by two groups who formed the first Ukrainian community in Geelong.
SPECIAL EVENTS BACK TO BACK THEATRE C.A.M.P – BIBLIOMANIAC Artists Tamara Searle & Ingrid Voorendt lead a theatre workshop as part of Back to Back Theatre’s weekend of performance making, 'C.A.M.P,' i.e. 'Come And Make Performance'. Places for this year's C.A.M.P 'Bibliomaniac' are limited and no previous drama experience is necessary. You will have the option to register for the full weekend series when booking. Fees apply for this session. In partnership with Back To Back Theatre Co.
HUBCAPS 2 CREATIVE HUBS PREMIERE SCREENING Geelong Regional Libraries are pleased to host the premiere screening of Hubcaps 2 Creative Hubs: three short documentaries which explore three of Geelong’s unique industrial sites, as they are brought back to life in very special ways. Hubcaps 2 Creative Hubs is a film as well as a research project, developed by Deakin University and The University of Melbourne in partnership with Creative Geelong Inc. The films were produced thanks to the support of the people and businesses of Geelong and by community grants through a crowdfunding campaign in 2016. Thursday 1 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 7:00-9:00pm
Saturday 3 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10:00-1:15pm
WORLD POETRY DAY 2018 Celebrate our rich landscape of local poets with an evening of poetry readings hosted by Cameron Lowe. Poems by Diane Fahey, Barry Hill, David McCooey, Brendan Ryan and Maria Takolander feature in Black Inc’s ‘The Best Australian Poems 2017.’ Readings that showcase their talent will be shared for your enjoyment. Wednesday 21 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6:00-8:00pm
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR FELICE JACKA - GUT MICROBIOTA AND MOOD Following last year’s lecture on preventing and treating mental disorders through diet, Professor Felice Jacka, Director of Deakin University’s Food and Mood Centre, is returning to explain more about how diet, probiotics and gut microbiota can influence mental health, mood, behaviour and brain development based on emerging evidence and research. In partnership with GMHBA. Tuesday 13 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6:30-8:30pm
EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY: CLIVE MACKINNON Local writer and presenter Denis Walters will be in-conversation with the former Sun photographer, Clive Mackinnon. Audience members will have a unique chance to hear the stories behind some of Australiaâ€™s most memorable press photographs. See rare and iconic images that record our history taken by one of the most respected photographers of the era. Friday 20 April Ocean Grove 11:00am-12:30pm
TIM WINTON - TENDER HEARTS, SONS OF BRUTES In his only regional Victorian appearance, acclaimed Australian author Tim Winton will explore his new novel, 'The Shepherd's Hut' as he delivers a powerful meditation on lost boys and the riptide of toxic masculinity. With a specially commissioned soundscape and photographic interludes, this is an hour-long event exploring our most bewildering and desolate landscape â€“ contemporary manhood. Tickets include a signed copy of 'The Shepherd's Hut'. In partnership with Word for Word Festival. Tickets $45 per person. Thursday 22 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 7:00-8:00pm
CLEVER LIVING SEMINAR SERIES SEMINAR 2 Eco Building Materials
SEMINAR 3 How to Achieve Energy Freedom
Careful selection of building materials can yield significant improvements in the comfort and cost-effectiveness of your home and reduce its environmental impact. Ensure your home utilises healthy building materials and minimises exposure to potentially dangerous substances. Learn about building biology, indoor air quality, electromagnetic radiation, moisture and mould. Presented by Elizabeth Wheeler, Principal of Future Focused Buildings and Raphael Siket, Director of Ecolibria.
Learn how to have a comfortable home that costs nothing to run and achieves a zero carbon footprint. By combining simple energy efficiency measures with quality electrical appliances and a rooftop solar system, your home can produce more power than it uses. Learn how to reduce your power usage through smart choices for cooling/heating, hot water service, lighting, cooking & appliances, energy monitoring & control, home automation, renewable energy, photovoltaic systems, batteries and new technological advances. Presented by Richard Keech, Beyond Zero Emissions.
Tuesday 27 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday 8 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6:30-8:30pm
ROSS MCMULLIN NEVER FORGET AUSTRALIA On the eve of the centenary of the VillersBretonneux conflict during World War One, award-winning historian Ross McMullin will recreate the events leading up to and including the Australian troops' vital contribution; the daring counterattack that helped turn the corner on the war and fuelled the legend of 'Digger' bravery. Monday 23 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6:30-7:30pm Image: D Grant
GEELONG AFTER DARK See the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre come alive at night as we again join 'Geelong After Dark'. Explore the mysterious and illuminating world of bugs, beetles and other creepy crawlies in a whole new way with pop-up performances, artistic installations and interactive happenings for all the family. Friday 4 May 2018 Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6:00-10:00pm
REIMAGINE - THE WORLD ACCORDING TO CHILDREN’S BOOKS To celebrate the exhibition, 'Reimagine - the world according to children's books', Geelong Regional Libraries and Geelong Gallery will host discussions exploring contemporary approaches to children's literature and illustration with celebrated Australian authors and illustrators. CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS Session One Artist and illustrator Van T. Rudd will be in-conversation with local awardwinning author Sue Lawson to discuss his work and the experience of illustrating his first children’s picture book. Bookings at geelonggallery.org.au Saturday 14 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 11:00-12:00noon Tai Snaith, Try new things 2017 gouache, ink, watercolour, paper and stoneware and porcelain clay [from Slow Down, World, Thames & Hudson, Australia, 2017]. Collection of the artist © Tai Snaith
FAMILY FUN DAY Experience a special day of family activities; from performances to getting hands-on with technology! Explore wonderful, new ways to experience children’s books. Meet book characters and listen to tales from some of your favourite authors and illustrators. Full program details will be available mid-April from the Geelong Regional Libraries' website grlc.vic.gov.au/
Session Two Exhibiting artists Bern Emmerichs and Tai Snaith will be in-conversation with local award winning author Sue Lawson. Bookings at geelonggallery.org.au Saturday 19 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 11:00-12:00noon
Sunday 20 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10:00am-3:00pm
OPEN MIND SERIES
OPEN MIND SERIES Annual Lecture in Memory of Fiona Baranowski Former Geelong Regional Libraries staff member, Fiona Baranowski, who is remembered for her long history and valuable contribution to library services in the Geelong region, passed away suddenly in March 2015. Fiona established the Open Mind Lectures when working with us and this event is presented in her memory.
Are Australia’s First People the Foundation to Our National Identity? On the eve of International Women's Day, the prominent elder of the Wergaia people and Wamba Wamba descendant, Eleanor Bourke will share her perspective on our most recent shared cultural history and how this has influenced our collective notion of the Australian cultural identity. In a time when Australia is struggling with its national identity, a better resolution will come from true recognition of the role of Australia’s First People in our society. Wednesday 7 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6:30-8:00pm
ABOUT ELEANOR BOURKE: Eleanor Bourke's career in Aboriginal affairs spans four decades in Victoria, the ACT and South Australia. In 2005 she became a Native titleholder through Victoria’s historic first positive determination, known as the Wotjobaluk native title claim, which includes the Wergaia, Jardwa, Jardwajarli and Japagulk and in 2010 Eleanor was inducted into the Victorian Women's Honour Roll. Eleanor has been described as "a pioneering female Aboriginal activist in the 1960s, devoting herself to increasing awareness, appreciation and advancement of Aboriginal people and improving understanding between Aborigines and non-Aborigines." She has held professorial positions at the Aboriginal Research Institute, University of South Australia and the Centre for Aboriginal and Islander Studies at Monash University. She has lectured on Indigenous issues nationally and internationally. Eleanor is currently chair of the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council (VAHC) and is a member of the Victorian Government’s Treaty Working Group.
AUTHOR ENCOUNTERS Meet these authors and hear about their books and the writing process JACQUI LAMBIE REBEL WITH A CAUSE Outspoken, unexpected and refreshingly honest, 'Rebel with a Cause' is the candid memoir of former Senator Jacqui Lambie. During her time as a Senator, Jacqui's authentic and unscripted voice made her stand out as she campaigned tirelessly for the causes she felt passionately about. Listen to Jacqui discuss the story of her life in Parliament with humour, honesty and dignity. Monday 5 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6:30-7:30pm
FIONA LOWE - BIRTHRIGHT Award-winning Australian author Fiona Lowe's new novel is set against the backdrop of Victoriaâ€™s high country. 'Birthright' is the story of a family tangled together by a legacy of wealth, secrets, simmering childhood rivalry and betrayals. Join Fiona as she discusses her exploration of whether inheritance is a privilege or a right? Thursday 1 March Belmont 6:30-7:30pm
MESHEL LAURIE - BUDDIHISM FOR THE UNBELIEVABLY BUSY We are all so very busy these days. Self-confessed workaholic Meshel Laurie knows better than anyone what it is to feel overwhelmed. As a practising Buddhist she's discovered some principles to help temper her tendencies. Join Meshel as she shares her wit and wisdom on how to reclaim calm. Tuesday 6 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6:30-7:30pm
HEATHER MORRIS THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ "I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart." This is the incredible story of Lale Sokolov, the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved. A tale full of beauty and hope, based on years of interviews author Heather Morris conducted with real-life Holocaust survivor Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov. Wednesday 14 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6:30-7:30pm
JURA REILLY – SYLVIA’S BOOK SMUGGLER Meet Geelong author Jura Reilly as she talks about her latest book 'Sylvia’s Book Smuggler'. The author of three novels, Jura will discuss her writing process and how she promotes her historical romance fiction writing. Wednesday 21 March Waurn Ponds 6:30-7:30pm
MAXINE FLAKEMORE - BABIES Come along and meet local author and illustrator Maxine Flakemore, and hear about her new book ‘Babies’. This lovely picture book for young children is about having fun with how baby magpies and baby humans are similar. This is Maxine’s fifth book of true stories for children about birds and animals that Maxine has cared for. Maxine aims to help children understand that all creatures are unique, have different personalities and live in family groups just like people do. Tuesday 10 April Torquay 10:30-11:30am
RICHARD ALLEN - MORE GREAT PROPERTIES OF COUNTRY VICTORIA: THE WESTERN DISTRICT’S GOLDEN AGE Join Richard Allen as he discusses this sequel to the bestselling 'Great Properties of Country Victoria'. Visit the private world of thirteen historic Western district properties. Follow their fortunes—extraordinary tales of risk and reward—and through the photographs see the splendour of these beautiful homes that have been lovingly maintained and carefully restored. Tuesday 17 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6:30-7:30pm
DEBRA CAMPBELL - LOVELANDS Nothing is more important to us than love, yet nothing is more painful than love gone wrong. Throughout our lives, dangerous faultlines can develop in our inner emotional landscapes due to hurts and losses. Psychologist Dr Debra Campbell will discuss her new book 'Lovelands'; a map she recommends for traversing the treacherous terrain of love and cultivating self-awareness. Wednesday 2 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6:30-7:30pm
BERNADETTE FISERS - THE LITTLE BOOK OF BIG HAPPINESS Meet the author of 'The Little Book of Big Weightloss', Bernadette Fisers, as she discusses her new book about happiness and reveals her simple, down-to-earth guide to tapping into your best resource: YOU. Bernadette will share her practical steps to a joyful life. From living in the moment and moving your body, to getting out into nature and embracing failure, these are real tips for real people that anyone can adopt. Wednesday 18 April Newcomb 6:30-7:30pm
DR CHARLIE CORKE - HOW TO PLAN FOR A GOOD DEATH Leading intensive care specialist Dr Charlie Corke explores the kinds of decisions individuals, families, and medical personnel face in a medical crisis. Dr Corke explores how to make an advanced care plan that will help people make decisions on our behalf; and how we can maintain our dignity and autonomy for as long as possible. Tuesday 22 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6:30-7:30pm
CREATIVE & CONNECTED
CREATIVE & CONNECTED CROCHET CRAFTEROO
Try crochet and chat about your craftiness at these 'crafteroo' sessions. Learn with others and visit the Heritage Centre to see an exhibition featuring needlework by local women of the past. Beginners will receive instruction and advice on learning to crochet. Tutorials & materials provided. No booking required.
Come along and chat about the books you have been reading, meet new people and hear their recommendations for a good read. No booking required.
Wednesday 7 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10:30-11:30am Thursday 8 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-3:30pm
First Tuesday of the month Geelong West 10:30-11:30am Third Tuesday of the month Ocean Grove 2:30-3:30pm Second Wednesday of the month Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:00-3:00pm First Friday of the month Torquay 11:00am-12:00noon
FAY TRAN - INSIGHTS INTO LEARNING DIFFICULTIES FOR CHILDREN
Second Friday of the month Queenscliff 11:00am-12:00noon
Is your child having difficulty at school? Do you want to tap into the latest information on how to help your child achieve their goals? Expert Fay Tran will lead this informative and insightful session. Fay has over 30 year's experience working in learning support for children, and her books include 'Teaching Kids to Read'.
Thursday 5 April 2018 Thursday 10 May 2018 Drysdale 2:00-3:00pm
Thursday 8 March Drysdale 4:30-5:30pm
VINTAGE DECOUPAGE EGGS Learn how to create beautiful decoupage eggs using recycled print material and paper napkins. A simple and impressive way to decorate your Easter table or as a gift at Easter or Mother’s Day. Thursday 15 March Ocean Grove 2:30-3:30pm
PRACTISE ENGLISH CONVERSATION
8 THINGS ABOUT DEMENTIA
Would you like to practise and improve your English speaking skills? Practise listening to and speaking English at our sessions. All skill levels are welcome as we share conversation in a friendly and welcoming space.Â No booking required.
Dementia Australia is the unified, national body for people of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers.
Mondays March 5, 19 & 26, April 16, 23 & 30, May 7, 14, 21 & 28 Waurn Ponds 2:00-3:00pm Tuesdays March 6, 13, 20 & 27, April 17 & 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Corio 3:30-4:30pm Thursdays March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, April 19 & 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 Geelong West 2:00-3:00pm
DONâ€™T BET ON IT An informal talk aimed those affected by gambling. With the increased access to betting, the proliferation of advertising and emergence of simulated gambling digital games, it is becoming more frequent for casual gamblers to become entrapped by the lure of quick money. Come and get the facts on gambling. Questions will be answered, and a financial counsellor will be available for those affected by gambling. Monday 19 March Corio 3:00:-4:30pm Wednesday 28 March Newcomb 2:30-3:30pm
The session provides information on dementia and services: what dementia is, including causes, signs, symptoms and risk factors; how dementia is diagnosed; how to seek help; and what services are available. Wednesday 21 March Belmont 6:00-7:00pm Tuesday 27 March Ocean Grove 11:00-12:30pm Wednesday 28 March Queenscliff 2:30-4:00pm Wednesday 18 April Corio 3:30-5:00pm Wednesday 9 May Bannockburn 3:30 4:30pm Friday 11 May Torquay 2:30-4:00pm Wednesday 16 May Lara 1:00-2:30pm Wednesday 16 May Drysdale 3:30-4:45pm Wednesday 23 May Waurn Ponds 6:00-7:00pm For Carers: Friday 18 May Drysdale 3:30-4:45pm
CREATIVE & CONNECTED
YOGA AND MEDITATION FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING
PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP
Yoga teacher Sherrill Harvey will lead you on a journey to discover the benefits of yoga and meditation. Participants will begin with some simple standing stretches followed by a seated guided meditation. Leave feeling relaxed and refreshed!
Job-hunting or changing jobs? Come along to one of these free workshops hosted by 'Proven Resume Results', who are an awardwinning resume writing service. Learn how to create the perfect resume and cover letter, discover some essential interview and key selection criteria tips and much more.
Tuesday 27 March Lara 6:30-7:15pm
UPCYCLED BOOK CRAFT This creative and fun session of crafting utilises old books and other recycled materials to create original Easter cards and decorations.
Wednesday 28 March Corio 3:00-4:30pm Thursday 31 May Newcomb 4:00-5:30pm
RESUME WRITING BASICS
Wednesday 28 March Waurn Ponds 6:00-7:30pm
Learn the basics of how to write a resume using Microsoft Word and Google Docs templates.
Thursday 22 March Lara 6:00-7:30pm
Wednesday 2 May Corio 2:30-3:30pm
DECLUTTERING Is your house in need of decluttering? Marion Ivermee-Villarosa, a professional organiser from ‘A Place of Calm’, will present some information on how clutter can affect us, and hints and tips on how to go about decluttering your house. Tuesday 17 April Belmont 6:00-7:00pm Wednesday 16 May Corio 3:30-4:30pm
CASSANDRA PERRY INVISIBLE ART OF BEING Cassandra Perry is a Reiki Master and Teacher, accredited and initiated yoga instructor, educator, therapist and healer. Cassandra will guide the consideration of your core values: what you believe in. As part of the ‘invisible art of being’ she will introduce the notion that what drives us is invisible. This workshop offers an opportunity to attain deep self-awareness to make fulfilling life changes. Wednesday 18 April Waurn Ponds 6:00-7:30pm
QUEENSCLIFF LITERARY FESTIVAL - WRITE A SHORT STORY ON THE THEME OF EXPLORATION People of all ages are invited to write a short story on the theme of Exploration. Please drop your story to the Library between Tuesday 1 May and Saturday 19 May. Selected stories will be read in the library on Saturday 26 May. Morning tea will be provided. Come along and enjoy hearing these shared tales from local talent. In partnership with Queenscliff Literary Festival and the Borough of Queenscliffe. Saturday 26 May Queenscliff 10:30-12:00pm
MOTHER’S DAY CARD MAKING WORKSHOP Enjoy this social crafting session with our expert card maker. If it's not a surprise, perhaps bring your Mum along to share this creative experience with her. Saturday 28 April Belmont 3:00-4:00pm
ADOBE SPARK - TELL YOUR STORY Learn how to create a digital Exploration Story for the Queenscliff Literary Festival on your iPad. Bring along any photos you wish to include, and we will show you how to use Adobe Spark to create your story. Participants of this session will also be invited to share their presentations with an audience on Saturday 26 May. Thursday 10 May Queenscliff 2:30-3:30pm
MEDITATIVE MUSIC – AN INFORMAL SHARING OF BEAUTY Come into the library and you will be greeted by the gentle sounds of a beautiful and relatively new instrument while you browse and enjoy the space. Local musician Joseph Stanaway will be playing his Pantam for all to experience and enjoy. No booking required. Tuesday 29 May Ocean Grove 6:30-7:30pm
CREATIVE & CONNECTED
MAKE SOME NOISE
Come and make some noise at the library. YIKES! UKES IN THE LIBRARY Bring your ukulele to the Drysdale Library and join with other players. There will be a how-to demo for beginners and an opportunity to learn from an expert ukulele player.
SEA OF UKES Join us in Queenscliff for the joyful sounds of 'Sea of Ukes'. This group will bring out the cheerfulness and frivolity of a tune played on a Ukulele – what could be more fun? Friday 4 May Queenscliff 3:00-4:00pm
Thursday 26 April 2018 Drysdale 4:00-5:00pm
BABYTIME: BABIES LIKE SOUNDS Shake, rattle and roll with your baby. Monday 30 April Drysdale 11:30-12:00pm
STRUM, TAP AND SING
HOW IS NOISE MADE?
Bring your pre-schooler to the library for story time, make an instrument and play a tune.
How does noise travel? How do we hear? What does sound look like? Take advantage of these hands-on experiments in the library designed to answer these questions and more. Tap a glass, beat a drum and watch sound. Suitable for ages 8+.
Tuesday 1 May Drysdale 10:30-11:30am
TAP, MOVE AND SING
Thursday 3 May Drysdale 3:30-5:00pm
Bring your toddler to the library for singing, dancing and stories. Thursday 3 May Drysdale 10:30-11:30am
AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL 'MY CULTURE, MY STORY' DISCOVER HISTORICAL IMAGES The Geelong Heritage Centre's image collection is a treasure trove of pictorial depictions of bygone eras. Learn how to explore our extensive image and photographic resources for research or curiosity! Wednesday 9 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 9:30-10:30am
SARAH ROOD GIVING VOICE TO THE PAST Everyone has a story to tell, and everyone has a past. Sarah Rood of 'Way Back When Consulting Historians' will explore the nature of oral history and how its use has changed over time. Enjoy Sarah's visual presentation, loaded with examples to see and hear, including her recent project Geelong Remembers Them, featured in the National Spirit of ANZAC Roadshow Experience. Thursday 3 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6:30-7:30pm
GEELONG'S CULTURAL HISTORY Celebrate the Australian Heritage Festival, 'My Culture, My Story'. Join us as we journey through the Heritage Centre collections, exploring and celebrating the diverse European cultures that have shaped our region. Wednesday 18 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 9:30-10:30am
DR. NATALIE SENJOV-MAKOHON GEELONG'S UKRAINIAN HERITAGE Join Dr Natalie Senjov-Makohon as she discusses her book 'Two Twigs', the story of the journey taken by two groups in the 1950s and early 1960s to settle in and contribute to Geelong. The first group began to arrive in Australia in 1948, and the other group’s arrival began in 1952. These two groups came from two diverse areas of Europe and united to form a Ukrainian community in Geelong. Tuesday 15 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 6:30-7:30pm
HERITAGE AN ANZAC IN THE FAMILY? TRACING MILITARY ANCESTORS Looking for an ancestor who served in the military? Learn about some of the fantastic resources you can use to discover relatives or explore this fascinating area of history. Tuesday 17 April Lara 10:30-11:30am Monday 23 April Belmont 2:30-3:30pm
HERITAGE CENTRE RESOURCE INTRODUCTION Have you wondered what resources are archived or available at the Geelong Heritage Centre and how to find them? Let us introduce you to the catalogues of collections and indexes that allow you to explore all of our many resources.
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. Wednesday 7 March Drysdale 10:00-11:00am Friday 6 April Belmont 10:30-11:30am Thursday 12 April Newcomb 2:30-3:30pm Monday 30 April Ocean Grove 2:30-3:30pm Monday 14 May Belmont 2:30-3:30pm
Wednesday 14 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 9:30-10:30am
EXPLORE THE FASCINATING PAST OF YOUR PROPERTY An excellent opportunity for anyone who is interested to discover the history of their property. Receive an introduction to the local history resources available at the Geelong Heritage Centre to enable you to unlock the past. Wednesday 11 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 9:30-10:30am
DISCOVER YOUR ANCESTRY AND 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 Geelong Heritage Centre. Friday 27 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:00-3:30pm Thursday 17 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10:30-12:00noon
IMMIGRATION AND YOUR FAMILY TREE Find out more about how and when your ancestors arrived. Learn about the resources available in our eCollections to help you find out more about your family's immigration journey. Monday 7 May Belmont 2:30-3:30pm
MAKE A HISTORIC PHOTOSTORY Come to Geelong Heritage Centre, and we will show you how to bring old photos to life using Adobe Spark! Utilise the Heritage Centre's collection of digitised historical images, narrate a story and learn how to combine them with icons, text and music. Thursday 24 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:00-3:00pm
eKNOW HOW Would you like to make the most of your device and the world of learning resources you can access? Browse this section for sessions aimed at helping you to learn about your device and the resources you can access with it. iPAD BASICS Learn the basic 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. Thursday 1 March Newcomb 2:30-3:30pm Friday 23 March, Friday 27 April & Friday 25 May Belmont 2:00-3:00pm Saturday 14 April Lara 10:00-11:00am Wednesday 18 April Corio 2:30-3:30pm Monday 23 April Newcomb 10:30-11:30am
iPAD INTERMEDIATE So you've learnt the basics and want to know more?Â This intermediate session will extend your iPad skills further. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library. Friday 9 March, Friday 18 May Belmont 10:30-11:30am Thursday 15 March & Thursday 24 May Newcomb 2:30-3:30pm Monday 16 April Torquay 2:30-3:30pm Wednesday 16 May Corio 2:30-3:30pm
ALL ABOUT TRAVEL ON YOUR TABLET Going on holiday and want to know where to find accommodation? How about maps for the trip or the latest flight information? Bring along your Apple or Android device, and we will show you how to make the most of your device for your travels. Monday 5 March Newcomb 2:00-3:00pm Thursday 5 April Lara 10:30-11:30am Tuesday 1 May Geelong West 3:00-4:00pm
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNET AND EMAIL Do you know what a search engine or a web browser is and how to use them? This session will show you the basics of searching and how to recognise reputable internet sites. Learn how to sign up for a Gmail account so you can send messages and attachments. Wednesday 7 March Corio 2:30-3:30pm
EMAGAZINES FOR FREE! Want to read the latest magazines delivered straight to your device for free using your library membership? Bring along your own device and learn how. With hundreds of eMagazines to choose from, there is sure to be at least one for you to enjoy! Wednesday 14 March Ocean Grove 2:30-3:30pm Wednesday 2 May Drysdale 10:00-11:00am Tuesday 8 May Lara 10:30-11:30am
SMARTPHONE CHAT Come and join this expert-facilitated Q & A and knowledge-sharing session with other smartphone users and learners. Friday 16 March Belmont 10:30-11:30am Thursday 3 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:00-3:00pm Wednesday 23 May Drysdale 10:00-11:00am Monday 28 May Belmont 2:30-3:30pm
EBOOKS ON YOUR TABLET
NEW TO THE LIBRARY
Would you like to borrow books from the library without leaving home and read them on your tablet? Bring along your own device and learn how to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from our CloudLibrary via the internet.
Learn to efficiently navigate the library's website, catalogue, online collection, and get the most benefit from your library membership.
Monday 19 March Newcomb 2:00-3:00pm
Thursday 22 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10:30-11:30am
Monday 26 March Waurn Ponds 2:30-3:30pm Thursday 5 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:00-3:00pm Friday 27 April Belmont 10:30-11:30am Wednesday 16 May Ocean Grove 2:30-3:30pm
SCAMWATCH & CYBERSAFETY
LANGUAGE LEARNING WITH MANGO
Ever wondered if you can trust the internet? Want to know more about scams, computer viruses, identity theft or losing your data? With the right tools and a few precautions, you can protect yourself while online.
Brush up on a language or start learning one; exercise your mind, prepare for a trip or just have fun. This session will introduce you to our language learning eResource, Mango Languages.
Friday 23 March Belmont 10:30-11:30am
Thursday 29 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 5:30-6:30pm
Saturday 14 April Lara 11:30-12:30pm Monday 21 May Queenscliff 2:30-3:30pm
RASPBERRY Pi MEETUP
Interested in Raspberry Pi? This meet-up group is suitable for those who are new to, or knowledgeable about, these credit-card sized computers. A capable little PC, it can be used for many of the things that your desktop does. Bring your Raspberry Pi if you have one, or you can use one of ours. No booking required. For more information contact Steve Levakis - SLevakis@geelongcity.vic.gov.au
Explore the benefits and optimise your use of myGov. In partnership with the Department of Human Services.
Thursday 22 March, Thursday 26 April & Thursday 24 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 5:30-7:30pm
FACTS ON FILE, BRITANNICA AND PROQUEST ONLINE For researchers and students, Geelong Regional Library has Facts on File, Encyclopaedia Britannica and ProQuest online. Come and discover the research resources available and get some handy hints on search methods. Thursday 19 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 3:00-4:00pm
Tuesday 1 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:00-3:30pm
LIFELONG LEARNING WITH MOOCS Take courses run by the world's leading universities. A wealth of knowledge is at your fingertips using MOOCs. In addition to traditional course material such as filmed lectures, readings, and set tasks, many MOOCs provide forums to support students. Thursday 10 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 5:30-6:30pm
HTC VIVE Want more of what virtual reality has to offer? Come and discover HTC VIVE and experience another way to journey through virtual reality. Thursday 17 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-3:30pm
Do you want to use technology to make and create? Browse this section of eKnow How for a range of sessions involving making and creating. ADOBE SPARK Tell a story with more than just images. Learn how to use Adobe Spark Video to create a digital showpiece using some of your own special photos. Use an iPad to combine pictures with icons, text and music.
MAKERSPACE MONDAYS Would you like to be 3D Scanned? Want to experience virtual reality? Come along and experience these cutting-edge technologies.Â No booking required. Every Monday (except public holidays) Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:00-3:00pm
Monday 19 March Belmont 2:30-3:30pm Thursday 29 March Newcomb 2:30-3:30pm Monday 9 April Waurn Ponds 2:30-3:30pm Tuesday 24 April Lara 10:30-11:30am
VIRTUAL WORLD: GOOGLE EARTH
Monday 7 May Ocean Grove 2:30-3:30pm
Catch a glimpse of the future and experience a virtual reality tour to the other side of the world. Travel to places you've dreamed of without moving an inch!
Friday 11 May Belmont 10:30-11:30am Monday 28 May Newcomb 10:30-11:30am
Thursday 15 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:00-3:00pm
3D PRINTING - SCANNING
3D PRINTING - MODELLING
Learn how to scan objects to create a 3D-printed model of your own.
Come along and learn how to use basic modelling tools to create some interesting 3D objects.
Tuesday 27 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 3:00-4:00pm
MESHMIXER - BASIC INTRODUCTION TO FIXING 3D SCANS AND MODELS If you have attended one of our 3D scanning or modelling sessions you may like to come along and learn how to use Meshmixer to manipulate your file further. We can also problem solve your 3D models. Monday 7 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 4:30-6:00pm
Tuesday 24 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-4:00pm
3D PRINTING WORKSHOP Discover what 3D printing is and how it works. Learn more about 3D printing in this introductory workshop and get to see an object printed. Thursday 17 May Lara 4:00-5:30pm Thursday 31 May Bannockburn 4:00-5:30pm
GREEN SCREEN ME
Drop in and let us show you how to create impossible photos using the Library's Green Screen. Share them with family and friends - they will be amazed! Ages 12+
Podcasting offers you a powerful way to share your voice, your creativity, your thoughts, your music or whatever else you can create. Maybe you have an opinion that needs to be heard? Learn about podcasts, what they are and how to create your own.
Tuesday 3 April Corio 2:30-3:30pm
Tuesday 22 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-4:00pm
Find out what coding is all about. Learn how you can create visual and interactive works of art using processing software. Thursday 19 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10:30-11:30am
LEARNING ENGLISH WITH MANGO LANGUAGES Are you learning English as a second language? Learn how to access the English language courses available in our Mango Language eResource. Thursday 24 May Corio 11:00-12:00pm
CLOUD STORAGE Ever wanted to know what’s in the Cloud and how to use it? Come along and learn about using Cloud storage, such as DropBox or Google Drive. Friday 25 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-3:30pm
VOD - VIEW ON DEMAND Discover the thrill of Catch-Up TV and subscription entertainment such as Netflix and Stan. Learn to unlock your favourite shows, record and get the most from your service. Tuesday 29 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-3:30pm
PHOTO CREATION AND DESIGN Have a bunch of photos on your tablet or PC? Learn how to create virtual collages and make your own custom-made printed albums. Participants will need to bring along their own iPad for this session.
OCULUS RIFT: VIRTUAL REALITY Experience the latest in virtual reality technology with the Oculus Rift headset. Swim with seals or meet a T-rex in a demonstration of 360-degree video. Interact with the virtual world using the Oculus Touch controllers. Thursday 5 April Waurn Ponds 2:00-3:30pm Tuesday 10 April Corio 3:30-5:00pm Thursday 12 April Geelong West 2:00-3:30pm Thursday 26 April Belmont 4:00-5:30pm
Thursday 31 May Drysdale 3:00-4:00pm
3D SCANNING Learn how to scan images and create 3D-printed objects from your image. Thursday 19 April 2018 Bannockburn 11:30am-1:00pm
YOUTH PROGRAMS NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK
FRIGHT NIGHT Wear something ghoulish for our special 'Fright Night' Friday the 13th spooky movie. Places are limited so please book.Â Ages 12+ Friday 13 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 5:30-7:30pm
TOTE BAG WORKSHOP Get arty and create your own unique bag! Learn stencilling techniques to decorate a canvas tote bag with your design. Materials supplied. Ages 12+ Wednesday 18 April Ocean Grove 4:00-5:30pm
BOOK BATTLE Be part of our book battle at Torquay Library as we decide which books rule and which books drool! Only one book can conquer! One book will rule them all... you be the judge! Ages 12+ Thursday 19 April Torquay 5:30-7:30pm
THE WRITING DOME Do you feel the urge to use words in interesting ways? Join our fortnightly creative 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 12+ Thursdays 1, 15 & 29 March 26 April, 10 & 24 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 4:30-6:00pm
MANGA CLUB 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+ Wednesdays 14 & 28 March 9 & 23 May Newcomb 5:00-6:00pm
CODERDOJO If you’ve enjoyed Code Club and are looking for the next challenge, CoderDojo is for you. Learn coding skills and explore technology in an informal, creative and fun environment. Some coding experience is required. For bookings contact:email@example.com Ages 7-17 Tuesdays during school terms Corio 4:00-5:00pm
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+ Thursdays during school terms Lara 3:30-5:00pm
ADVANCED MINDSTORMS NATURE ART CLASSES Draw reptiles and birds with local artist Marita Reynolds. Learn pencil technique, shading, tone and colour mixing. All materials supplied. Ages 12+. For bookings & enquiries contact Marita Reynolds 0425 735 581. In partnership with Golden Plains Shire, Arts & Culture. Wednesdays 9, 16, 23 & 30 May 6, 13, 20 & 27 June Bannockburn 4:45–6:00pm
Learn to design, build, program and control LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 robot in this hands-on session. Get the most out of Advanced Mindstorms by attending all sessions. For bookings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Ages 12+ Tuesday 24 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 4:30-6:00pm
HOLIDAY STUFF! ALTERED ART
TISSUE PAPER ART
Alter puzzle pieces using decoupage techniques to create a beautiful and unique piece of collaborative artwork to be displayed in the library. Ages 12+
Create art-pieces worthy of an exhibition with a range of techniques using tissue paper. Ages 12+
Tuesday 3 April Belmont 2:30-4:00pm
Tuesday 3 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-3:30pm
Wednesday 4 April & Monday 9 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-4:00pm
Wednesday 4 April Geelong West 2:30-3:30pm
GREEN SCREEN ME
Friday 6 April Bannockburn 2:30-3:30pm
Drop in and let us show you how to create impossible photos to share with family and friends using the library's Green Screen. Ages 12+ Tuesday 3 April Corio 3:30-5:00pm
Thursday 5 April Torquay 2:30-3:30pm
Tuesday 10 April Waurn Ponds 2:30-3:30pm Wednesday 11 April Ocean Grove 2:30-3:30pm Friday 13 April Newcomb 2:30-3:30pm Friday 13 April Lara 2:30-3:30pm
PAINT LIKE PICASSO Surrealism is a unique art form that challenges the way we view the world. Join this creative session and paint your own Picasso-inspired portrait to take home. Ages 12+ Tuesday 3 April Ocean Grove 2:30-4:00pm Friday 6 April Lara 2:30-4:00pm
STOP MOTION NINJAS Make super-skilled ninja warriors and then film them in stop-motion animation action. Ages 12+ Thursday 5 April Corio 2:30-4:00pm Tuesday 10 April Belmont 2:30-4:00pm Wednesday 11 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-4:00pm Thursday 12 April Torquay 2:30-4:00pm
3D PRINTING Interested in 3D printing? Come along and learn the basics, and watch an object being printed. Ages 12+ Thursday 5 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-4:00pm
MOVIE NIGHT Join us for pizza and a movie. In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. M rated movie. Thursday 5 April Waurn Ponds 5:30-8:00pm Friday 6 April Newcomb 5:00-8:00pm
ALL IN MOVIE NIGHT Bring along your family and friends and join us for a movie. In partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. Ages 12+ Friday 6 April Corio 5:00-8:00pm
HIDDEN WORD PHOTOGRAPHY Find hidden letters in everyday objects and create unique photographic art in this interactive workshop. Ages 12+ Friday 6 April 2018 Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-4:00pm Thursday 12 April Drysdale 10:30-12:00noon
OCULUS RIFT: VIRTUAL REALITY Want to experience the latest in virtual reality technology? Swim with seals or meet a T-rex in this Oculus Rift introduction.Â Ages 12+ Tuesday 10 April Corio 3:30-5:00pm
ADVANCED PROGRAMMING WITH NAO Meet NAO, our humanoid robot. Learn to program with Choregraphe Suite and teach NAO some new dance moves in this hands-on workshop. Ages 12+ Tuesday 10 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-4:00pm
ALL IN GAME ON!
INTRODUCTION TO DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS Learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons, the world's most popular role-playing game. Create your own character and join a group of adventurers in epic quests, battling deadly foes, carrying out daring rescues and forging friendships. This activity has been specially created for beginners. Ages 12+ Wednesday 11 April Corio 2:30-4:30pm
VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY Come and try our Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headsets, the Green Screen and Google Cardboard to travel around the world in this hands-on session. Ages 12+ Thursday 12 April & Sunday 15 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-4:00pm
Battle it out with your favourite Xbox and Wii games as we get our game on. In partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. Ages 12+ Thursday 12 April Corio 2:30-4:30pm
ALL ABOUT KIDS! THREE THURSDAYS Drop in to the library for after school activities including craft, games and LEGOÂ®. Thursday 1 March, Thursday 8 March & Thursday 15 March Queenscliff 3:45-4:45pm
OUR FAVOURITE PICTURE BOOK Join us throughout the day at Torquay Library, as staff share their favourite picture books. Stories will be read on the hour starting from 11.00am. No booking required. Friday 2 March Torquay 11:00-5:00pm
YOUNG READERS THEATRE Readers Theatre is a fun and exciting way to build confidence, learn performance skills, and explore themes and characters by reading theatre scripts. No drama experience required. Ages 8+ Monday 5 March, Monday 19 March & Monday 26 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 4:30-5:30pm
WRITING CADETS Do you feel the urge to use words in interesting ways? Join our fortnightly creative 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. Ages 8+ No booking required. Thursdays 8, 22 March, 19 April, 3, 17 & 31 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 4:30-6:00pm
ALL ABOUT KIDS!
WORLD STORYTELLING DAY Celebrate the traditional art of storytelling with tales, myths and legends of Wise Fools from Faraway Lands. Ages 5+ Tuesday 20 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10:30-11:30am
JUNIOR-BOTS Learn to create simple step-by-step programs and develop simple coding skills with our Blue-Bot floor robots. This 4-week course is designed to progressively build on skills developed each week. Get the most from JuniorBots by attending all the sessions. Ages 6+. For bookings contact email@example.com Tuesdays from 6 March or Mondays from 23 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 4:00-5:00pm
BABY TIME Join us for a fun filled session of songs and rhymes for babies. Sessions run all year except for January. No booking required. Mondays 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 Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-2:50am, Ocean Grove, Waurn Ponds 11:30-11:50am Fridays Bannockburn, Newcomb 11:30-11:50am Saturdays 3 March, 28 April & 26 May Belmont 10:30-10:50am
LET'S GO LEGO CLUB
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. Wednesdays during school terms Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10:30-11:15am
Make new friends and explore your creativity with LEGO®. The program aims to meet the diverse needs of children and can be an effective way to engage children with autism. Parents and carers are required to stay with their children. Ages 5-11. For bookings contact Bannockburn Library ph 5281 2367. In partnership with Golden Plains Shire. Wednesdays during school terms Bannockburn 4:00-5:00pm
THE MIX Mix it up with after-school activities including tech challenges, art, craft, games, LEGO® and more. Ages 8+ No booking required. Mondays during school terms Torquay 3:45-5:15pm
BILINGUAL STORIES: FRENCH Bonjour! Come and join us for some French and English stories and songs in this special bilingual story session. Friday 23 March Torquay 10:30-11:30am
BILINGUAL STORIES: HINDI Namaste! Come and join us for some Hindi and English stories and songs in this special bilingual story session. Thursday 10 May Waurn Ponds 10:00-11:00am
MINECRAFT CLUB Join forces with your fellow challengers to plan and design extraordinary Minecraft creations. Ages 8+ Wednesdays during first term Corio 3:45-4:45pm
ALL ABOUT KIDS!
CULTURAL DIVERSITY WEEK
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program. No booking required.
Geelong Regional Libraries are proud to celebrate Cultural Diversity Week. Discover some of the wonderful and varied cultures that make us all Australian through storytelling, craft, music and dance.
Mondays during school terms Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, Waurn Ponds 10:30-11:00am 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 10:30-11:00am
Monday 19 March Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 11:30am-12:30pm Tuesday 20 March Belmont 4:00-5:00pm Tuesday 20 March Ocean Grove 10:30-11:30am Wednesday 21 March Torquay 3:30-4:30pm Friday 23 March Waurn Ponds 9:30-10:30am
Fridays during school terms Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-3:00pm, Lara, Waurn Ponds 10:30-11:00am Sundays during school terms Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-3:00pm
Join other LEGO® fans and see where your imagination can take you. Ages 8+
Compete in our Mini Commonwealth Games and make your own 'mini' games to test your skills with others. Ages 5+
Thursdays during school terms Geelong West 3:45-4:45pm
Friday 6 April Waurn Ponds 10:30-11:30am
Friday 23 March, Friday 27 April 2018 Drysdale 3:45-4:45pm
FISHY TALES PRESCHOOL STORY TIME Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading. No booking required. 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
One, two, three, four, five, once I caught a fish alive! Join the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centres and Queenscliff Library for a morning of fishy tales and craft. Booking essential. Ages 4+. Bookings include free entry for one accompanying adult. For bookings contact Queenscliff Library ph. 5258 2017. Thursday 12 April The Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre 10:30-11:30am
PRESCHOOL SCIENCE CLUB This fun-filled 4-week program combines everyday objects with scientific enquiry. This experience is designed for children to share with their parent/carer. Ages 3-5 For bookings please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Monday 23 April & Wednesday 6 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:00-3:00pm Monday 30 April Newcomb 2:00-3:00pm
Tuesday 1 May Waurn Ponds 2:00-3:00pm
ALL ABOUT KIDS!
CODE CLUB: SCRATCH 2
NATURE ART CLASSES
Sign up for Code Club. Term 2 covers advanced Scratch where you will take a tour of the Scratch interface and create games and animations. Get the most from Code Club by attending all the sessions. Ages 9+. For bookings contact email@example.com
Draw reptiles and birds with local artist Marita Reynolds. Learn pencil technique, shading, tone and colour mixing. All materials supplied. Ages 8+. For bookings & enquiries contact Marita Reynolds 0425 735 581. In partnership with Golden Plains Shire, Arts & Culture.
Mondays Commencing 23 April Ocean Grove* 4:00-5:00pm *(participants are required to bring their own laptop)
Wednesdays 9, 16, 23 & 30 May 6, 13, 20 & 27 June Bannockburn 3:45-4:45pm
Tuesdays Commencing 24 April Waurn Ponds, Newcomb 4:00-5:00pm Wednesdays Commencing 2 May Belmont 3:45-4:45pm Thursdays Commencing 26 April Corio 3:45-4:45pm Torquay* 3:30-4:30pm *(participants are required to bring their own laptop) Fridays Commencing 27 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 4:00-5:00pm
LEGO MINDSTORMS Learn to control a robot in this handson session. Get the most from LEGO® MINDSTORMS by attending all the sessions. Ages 8+. For bookings contact firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesdays commencing 2 May Corio 3:30-5:00pm Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 4:30-6:00pm
STAR WARS DAY May the 4th be with you. Celebrate Star Wars day with us. Test your knowledge and have fun making your own Star Wars memorabilia to take home. Ages 8+ Friday 4 May Lara, Torquay 4:00-5:00pm
FAMILIES WEEK Bring along someone special and join us at Torquay Library to celebrate Families Week with a special story time for just for you. Friday 18 May Torquay 10:30-11:15am
NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK Creation or Dreaming stories describe the travels of the spiritual ancestors and are integral to Aboriginal spirituality. Join us for a special story session as we share some of these great stories with you. Ages 5+
NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME Join us as we celebrate Library and Information Week with this year's National Simultaneous Storytime. Come along for a special presentation of 'Hickory Dickory Dash'Â written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood. Wednesday 23 May 11:00-12:00noon All branches [except Barwon Heads, Chilwell & Western Heights]. The 2018 National Simultaneous Story will be read at 11.00am.
Monday 28 May Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 4:00-5:00pm Tuesday 29 May Ocean Grove 10:30-11:30am
CODING FOR BEGINNERS Join us for an introduction to coding. This fun, easy activity is designed especially for beginners. Ages 8+ Wednesday 30 May Lara 4:00-5:00pm
EXPERIENCE THE DOME Book your next private function at the High Ground (Wurdi Youang) on Level 5 of the iconic Dome. Celebrate your special occasion in a unique space with breathtaking views. Our friendly venue hire team and catering partner THE RK GROUP will help you plan and enjoy every aspect of your special occasion.
CONTACT US TODAY T 03 4201 0517 email@example.com grlc.vic.gov.au/venuehire
HOLIDAY FUN! THIS IS NOT A BOX!
Join us as we use our imaginations to turn a simple cardboard box into a new and SUPER creation. The possibilities are endless! Ages 5+
Create colourful costumes with recycled paper materials. Ages 8+
Tuesday 3 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10:30-11:30am Wednesday 4 April Lara, Waurn Ponds 10:30-11:30am Thursday 5 April Drysdale, Queenscliff 10:30-11:30am Friday 6 April Highton 10:30-11:30am Tuesday 10 April Chilwell 10:30-11:30am Wednesday 11 April Torquay 10:30-11:30am Thursday 12 April Bannockburn 10:30-11:30am
ABSTRACT SCULPTURES Take inspiration from the Spanish artist Joan Miro and create a vibrant sculpture to take home. Ages 8+
Tuesday 3 April Belmont, Drysdale 10:30-11:30am Newcomb 2:30-3:30pm Wednesday 4 April Torquay 10:30-11:30am Thursday 5 April Ocean Grove 2:30-3:30pm Wednesday 11 April Corio 10:30-11:30am Thursday 12 April Geelong West 10:30-11:30am Saturday 14 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-3:30pm
POP STICK PUZZLES Transform ordinary pop sticks into a special jigsaw puzzle to take home. Ages 5+ Wednesday 4 April Ocean Grove 10:30-11:30am
Thursday 5 April Lara 10:30-11:30am
Monday 9 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10:30-11:30am
Monday 9 April Waurn Ponds 10:30-11:30am
Thursday 12 April Newcomb 10:30-11:30am
Friday 13 April Barwon Heads 10:30-11:30am
Friday 13 April Torquay 10:30-11:30am
Enjoy stories that will take your imagination to new and exciting places and then make a mask to take home in this special 'craftale' holiday session. Ages 5+
Learn a new way to create intriguing sculptures, get inventive and make a cute, quirky woollen creature to take home. Ages 8+
Wednesday 4 April Belmont 10:30-11:30am
Wednesday 4 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10:30-11:30am
Thursday 5 April Newcomb 10:30-11:30am
Thursday 5 April Corio 10:30-11:30am
Friday 6 April Barwon Heads 10:30-11:30am
Monday 9 April Lara 10:30-11:30am Torquay 2:30-3:30pm
Friday 6 April Corio 10:30-11:30am Tuesday 10 April Bannockburn 10:30-11:30am Wednesday 11 April Geelong West 10:30-11:30am
MASTERS OF DISGUISE Explore the power of disguise with masquerading stories and games, then make photo props to protect your secret identity! Ages 5+ Thursday 5 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10:30-11:30am Tuesday 10 April Corio 10:30-11:30am Drysdale 10:30-11:30am
Tuesday 10 April Ocean Grove 2:30-3:30pm Wednesday 11 April Newcomb 2:30-3:30pm Thursday 12 April Belmont 10:30-11:30am Friday 13 April Waurn Ponds 10:30-11:30am
BOOK ART REIMAGINED Turn old books into new works of art as we explore different book art techniques. Ages 8+ Friday 6 April & Thursday 12 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10:30-12:00noon
Wednesday 11 April Waurn Ponds 10:30-11:30am
Explore architecture by building an incredible geometric newspaper sculpture. Ages 8+
OSMO is an award-winning gaming accessory that allows you to play in a physically engaged way with an iPad. Learn to draw with OSMO Masterpiece, solve Tangram puzzles, play word games with a friend. Ages 8+
Sunday 8 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-3:30pm Friday 13 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10:30-11:30am
PRINTMAKING Get messy with paint, printing and stamping using everyday objects to create your very own masterpiece to take home. Ages 5+ Monday 9 April Ocean Grove 10:30-11:30am Tuesday 10 April Belmont 10:30-11:30am Wednesday 11 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10:30-11:30am Wednesday 11 April Lara 10:30-11:30am
Tuesday 10 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 10:30-11:30am
BASIC PROGRAMMING WITH NAO Meet NAO, our humanoid robot. Learn to program with Choregraphe Suite and discover how to make her move and talk in this beginner's workshop. Ages 8+ Friday 13 April Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 2:30-3:30pm
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• Reserved seats at large library events and discounted Word for Word Festival tickets.
• Discounted entry to the National Wool Museum and in the museum shop.
• Discounts on Geelong Libraries merchandise and at Public café.
• Discounts at Paton Books, Newtown and at Dymocks Geelong stores.
• Discounts on ticketed exhibitions at Geelong Gallery and season tickets to GPAC.
• Access to the State Library of Victoria’s private Foundation members lounge.
Conditions apply. Please see website for details.
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COMMUNITY LIBRARY SERVICE
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Geelong Regional Libraries What's on Autumn 2018