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Following yesterday’s State Government announcement regarding the further easing of restrictions, we are pleased to advise libraries will re-open from Monday 26 October.

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Click & Collect is now available - find out more below.

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Special Events

*ONLINE* Migrant Stories - Christopher Raja and Olympia Panagiotopoulos

Join us for this special preview event ahead of the 2020 Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival.
This year’s festival theme is Life, Changing and in this event we’ll discuss multiculturalism in Australia, the heartbreaking choice to start a new life, the struggles in adapting to a new home and the ties that bind to a homeland.
Author Christopher Raja has written an affecting portrait of one family’s search for home, Into the Suburbs. Olympia Panagiotopoulos has written an evocative exploration of the ties that bind in her memoir of food, family and Greece, Beneath the Fig Leaves. Chris and Olympia will be joined on the panel by Panel Moderator Harriet Gaffney, award winning writer, scholar and arts administrator.

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Thursday, 22 October 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Author Encounters

*ONLINE* Matthew Reilly – The Two Lost Mountains

Jack West Jr is back! Against all the odds, he found the Three Secret Cities but at a heartbreaking cost. With his rivals far ahead of him, Jack must now get to one of the five iron mountains - two of which have never been found - and perform a mysterious feat known only as 'The Fall'.
Matthew Reilly is the internationally bestselling author of the Scarecrow novels, the Jack West novels, and the standalone novels Contest, Temple, Hover Car Racer, The Tournament, Troll Mountain, The Great Zoo of China and The Secret Runners of New York. His books are published in over 20 languages, with worldwide sales of over 7 million copies.

He will be joining us from Los Angeles and chatting with author Neal Drinnan for this blockbuster online author event.

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Tuesday, 27 October 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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*ONLINE* Halloween on Screen - The History of Horror Movies

Why are horror movies so popular? Join us online to explore the arcane origins of horror cinema and speculate over the social and psychological reasons behind its appeal.

Celebrate Halloween season by watching clips from some of the most famous (and infamous) horror movies of all time, and dissecting the power and meaning behind their images.

Please note: The movie clips featured in this discussion are taken from films with an M or MA rating, meaning anyone under 15 wishing to attend needs to be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

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Thursday, 29 October 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Virtual Event

Author Encounters

*ONLINE* Chris Hammer - Trust

The third riveting novel from award-winning and internationally acclaimed crime fiction author Chris Hammer.

Set in a Sydney riven with corruption and nepotism, privilege and power, Trust is the gripping new Martin Scarsden story. Chris's previous books have sold over 285,000 copies worldwide and been twice shortlisted for the ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year.

Chris will be in conversation with acclaimed author, Heather Rose.

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Thursday, 5 November 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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WWI Honour Boards: Remembering the Women and Men of the Geelong Region

Join us for a special Remembrance Day panel discussion, through the lens of the Geelong Honours Them Project.

This community project involved locating and photographing hundreds of WWI Honour Boards around our region with the resulting digital images now available to explore on a dedicated website

A panel of guest speakers, including Dr Ruth Lee, Lieutenant Colonel Neil C Smith, AM (Retired), Lynne Bryant and Mark Beasley will discuss the significance of commemorating those who served and preserving and recording the Honour Boards with Facilitator, Dr Geoff Russell

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A project of Geelong Regional Libraries supported by the Victorian Government with funding from the Victoria Remembers Major Grant Program

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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*ONLINE* Marie Younan with Jill Sanguinetti - A Different Kind of Seeing (a Memoir)

A Different Kind of Seeing is a memoir telling the inspiring story of Marie Younan, an Assyrian refugee, accidentally blinded as a child, who after a long and difficult journey eventually migrated to Melbourne. She attended the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind where she learnt English, braille and gained physical mobility with the help of a cane. Marie is now a professional interpreter with counsellors and refugees at the Foundation Centre for Survivors of Torture.

Marie will be accompanied by co-author Jill Sanguinetti, in discussion with a facilitator, author Chloe Hooper on Wednesday 25th November at 3.00pm.

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To commemorate Social Inclusion Week 2020 and International Day for People With a Disability.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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*ONLINE* Analogue Iran by Ali MC

In August and September 2019, documentary photographer Ali MC spent four weeks capturing the diversity of Iran through black and white 35mm film. The result is Analog Iran, an online exhibition which explores the diversity of a country that is often stereotyped in the media.  From the border of Afghanistan to the bustling metropolis of Tehran, these photographs bring to life the everyday lives of Iranian people.  Ali’s work shows the tension between the hospitality and graciousness of the Iranian people, and the constant political and economic pressures of daily life.

Join us for this wonderful presentation of his stunning photographs, and tales of his travels through this amazing part of the world.

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Tuesday, 8 December 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Creative & Connected

**ONLINE EVENT** Writers Aloud

Looking to share your writing in a safe, online environment? Come and share an original piece of writing with a small and appreciative audience via Zoom (video conferencing). Writing can be poetry, prose, travel writing - whatever you like - but should be limited to five minutes. This is a great opportunity to share your writing and meet other local writers.

Thursday, 12 November 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Libraries re-opening Monday 26 October: The details

Geelong Regional Libraries’ branches and mobile libraries will re-open from Monday 26 October.

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Election Caretaker Period: until 24 October 2020

Due to local council elections, Geelong Regional Libraries will be in caretaker mode until 24 October

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