What's on Jan and Feb
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Find out what's on at the library this January and February in our latest brochure.

 

Click and collect service
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Click & Collect now available!

 

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Our Seed Library is now available for you to obtain free seeds for your garden and help build a collection of seeds for others!

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We’re going fine free – permanently! From Saturday 11 December, overdue fines will be wiped from our members’ account and will no longer accrue.

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BIG SUMMER READ

State-wide reading program for kids
1 December 2021 - 31 January 2022

Registrations now open!

 

Creative & Connected

*IN-PERSON* Samantha Thompson - Remix, Rethink mixed media

Creative Collective Memory Arts Workshop Series

Join contemporary artist, Samantha Thompson and explore painting, collage, ink, and basic printmaking. Bring your own dried flowers and other found objects to create one page of a community arts book.

With a focus on community spirit and resilience, artist Samantha Thompson will teach a variety of mixed media techniques from new and recycled elements.

In partnership with Meredith Community Centre.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Saturday, 29 January 2022 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Creative & Connected

*IN-PERSON* Julie Maclean Writers' Workshop - Flash Fiction

** THIS EVENT IS BOOKED OUT BUT YOU CAN STILL JOIN THE WAITING LIST**

When less is more - the art of the short, short story.

"For sale: baby shoes, never worn." This may be Hemingway's shortest story but it's all there in six words.

Start foraging for inspiration. Feel free to bring along a dream, a pic, a weird experience, a funny headline, a receipt, a fantasy. See it take shape as a work of art.

Suggested read: 7 Flash Fiction Stories That Are Worth (a Tiny Amount of) Your Time. www.electricliterature.com

Please note, there is a fee of $10 for attending this event.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

Saturday, 29 January 2022 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*ONLINE* The Game - Sean Kelly

Author Talk

**Please note, this event has been switched to online due to the current situation with the pandemic**

Sean Kelly is a columnist for the Nine papers and a regular contributor to The Monthly. He was a political adviser to Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard.

What happens when the prime minister views politics as a game?  Sean Kelly gives us the definitive portrait of Scott Morrison – a politician not quite like any other. Morrison understands that politics has become a game – one he is determined to win.  

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Thursday, 3 February 2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Michael Burge - Tank Water

Author In-conversation

A coming-of-age story and crime thriller with a large and gentle heart.

James Brandt didn’t look back when he got away from his rural hometown as a teenager. Now, he’s returned for the first time in twenty years because his cousin Tony has been found dead under the local bridge.

After surviving an unexpected homophobic attack, he is drawn into a hunt for the reasons for the high suicide rate of young men in the town, and why local police are not prepared to investigate crimes that no one reckons have taken place.

Michael will be appearing in-conversation with local author John Bartlett.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Tuesday, 8 February 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Belmont Library

eKnow How

*ONLINE* Zero Waste Cooking Demonstration

Open Table's No Waste Cook Club is an interactive cooking experience to help people reduce their food waste at home.

This Webinar is an educational session where our experienced Open Table facilitator will demonstrate one of their No Waste recipes using leftovers (veggie scrap fritters), followed by a Q&A session.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions and engage through the chat function. Participants will receive recipes and resources covered in the webinar.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Wednesday, 9 February 2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Bodysurfing - Hugh McGinlay

A Catherine Kint Mystery, set in Ocean Grove

Bodysurfing, the third Victoria-based Catherine Kint mystery by Hugh McGinlay, is now out with Clan Destine Press.

Catherine Kint is a gin enthusiast and raconteur with a penchant for men with high cheekbones. She also has the distinction of being Australia’s only milliner sleuth. Her talents with hat pins, and a former occupation as a crime scene investigator, mean she is a force to be reckoned with.  

Author Hugh McGinlay is a writer and musician. These poor life decisions mean he has also worked as bus driver, kitchenhand, singing teacher and seller of dental consumables.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Thursday, 17 February 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Ocean Grove Library

Creative & Connected

*IN-PERSON* Writers' Workshop with Cassie Hounsell

Creative Writing 101

Cassie helps adults learn the basics of story writing, such as building compelling characters and plot development.

Writing is an art, and now more than ever, art is such a important and yet understated aspect in mental health. It provides a space for creative release, and the opportunity to process the world through safe, supported means.

Please note, there is a fee of $10 for attending this event.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

Saturday, 19 February 2022 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Adrian Hyland - Canticle Creek

Author Talk

Two bodies. One long hot summer. A town that will never be the same.

When Adam Lawson’s wrecked car is found a kilometre from Daisy Baker’s body, the whole town assumes it’s an open and shut case. But Jesse Redpath isn’t from Canticle Creek.

Author Adrian Hyland is the award-winning author of Diamond Dove, Gunshot Road and Kinglake-350, which was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award for non-fiction in 2012.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Thursday, 24 February 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Corio Library

Creative & Connected

*IN-PERSON* Dance with Xavier McGettigan

Creative Collective Memory Arts Workshop Series

After the Before Times: a dance exploration of lockdown

Dancer and choreographer, Xavier McGettigan will guide you through a fun and energetic improvisation process to explore and express your individual COVID-19 experience.

No dance experience required.

With a focus on positivity and inclusion, this workshop will cover the difficulties, the successes, humorous moments and more through dance.

In partnership with Borough of Queenscliffe.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

Saturday, 26 February 2022 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Queenscliff Town Hall

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Bob Menzies - Benito's Gold

Author Talk

Pirates, treasure and murder. 
Author Bob Menzies has written a possible back story for the mysterious Benitos’ treasure that people have been looking for in Queenscliff for over 150 years.

Set in two very different time periods; the present, when three veterans and friends who make up ABC Adventure tours are hired to find the treasure, and the past when the pirates brought it to Australia.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Sunday, 27 February 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Queenscliff Town Hall

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Heritage Centre seeks community representative committee members

The Geelong Heritage Centre is currently seeking applications from members of the community interested in joining the Geelong Heritage Centre Collection Advisory Committee.

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Important notice: Library opening hours and COVID-19

Due to the current uncertainty with COVID-19 outbreaks, occasionally we will have to close some of our libraries at short notice.

 

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