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All library branches, mobile libraries and return chutes are now open with with regular operating hours. 

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The March/April edition of the What’s On brochure is out now!



 

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Special Events

Sydney Writers' Festival - Live and Local Screenings

Be part of Sydney Writers’ Festival, screened for free at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.

Friday 30 April, 2021:

10–11am

Barrie Cassidy & Friends: Biden’s America

12–1pm

Are You There, Sydney? It’s Me, Judy Blume

2–3pm

But Not Forgotten

4–5pm

The Larrikin Lie

 

 

Saturday 1 May, 2021:

10–11am

Barrie Cassidy & Friends: Opposition and Dissent

12–1pm

Isabel Wilkerson: Caste – The Lies That Divide Us

2–3pm

Sarah Krasnostein & Helen Garner

4–5pm

Richard Flanagan & Laura Tingle

 

 

Sunday 2 May, 2021:

10–11am

Barrie Cassidy & Friends: The Canberra Bubble

12–1pm

George Miller: Beyond Thunderdome

2–3pm

Jan Fran & Judith Lucy

4–5pm

Great Adaptations: Margaret and David Return

 

Friday, 30 April 2021 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Alli Sinclair - The Codebreakers

In-conversation with Heritage Centre Manager, Mark Beasley.

A compelling story about tenacity and friendship, inspired by the real codebreaking women of Australia's top-secret Central Bureau in WWII. An Australian Heritage Festival event.
1943, Brisbane: The war continues to devastate and the battle for the Pacific threatens Australian shores. For Ellie O’Sullivan, helping the war effort means utilising her engineering skills for Qantas as they evacuate civilians and deliver supplies to armed forces overseas. Her exceptional logic and integrity attract the attention of the Central Bureau-an intelligence organisation working with England’s Bletchley Park codebreakers. But joining the Central Bureau means signing a lifetime secrecy contract. Breaking it is treason.  As Ellie struggles with the magnitude of the promise she’s made to her country, a wedge grows between her and those she holds dear. When the man she loves asks questions she’s forbidden to answer, how will she prevent the double life she’s leading from unravelling?

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Author Encounters

*ONLINE* Sue Williams - Elizabeth & Elizabeth

An Australian Heritage Festival event.

Two courageous, tough and influential women, and a friendship that helped shape colonial Australia.
The story of how two women, who should have been bitter foes, combined their courage and wisdom to wield extraordinary power and influence behind the scenes of the fledgling colony.

One was Elizabeth Macquarie, the wife of the new governor Lachlan Macquarie, nudging him towards social reform and magnificent buildings and town planning. The other was Elizabeth Macarthur, the wife of John Macarthur, a dangerous enemy of the establishment, who is herself credited with creating Australia's wool industry.

Moving in the same social circles and embroiled in the same politics, gradually the two women found common ground and supported each other through the difficulties of colonial life.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Wednesday, 28 April 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

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Geelong Regional Libraries to welcome new CEO

Geelong Regional Libraries is delighted to announce the appointment of Vanessa Schernickau as its new CEO.

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Colac Otway Shire to join Geelong Regional Libraries

Plans are well underway for Colac Otway Shire libraries to join the Geelong Regional Library Corporation as its fifth Member Council.

 

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