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Find out what's on at the library this May and June in our latest brochure.

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Temporary opening hours are in place from Wednesday 30 March until Friday 3 June 2022 for some libraries.

 

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.

Special Events

*IN-PERSON* Resilience - A Year in Pictures

An Exhibition by Geelong Photographer Sam Tench

This contemporary and innovative pictorial presentation of the pandemic will provide an important addition to Geelong's social history records.

Following the release of Resilience - A Year in Pictures, this photography exhibition features a selection of candid, relatable and insightful images captured throughout 2020.

From 2 May to 30 June 2022

Bookings not required

Monday, 2 May 2022 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*ONLINE* Keeping Them Honest

Author In-conversation

The case for a genuine National Integrity Commission and other vital democratic reforms - by Stephen Charles and Catherine Williams

Keeping Them Honest explains what we need to do to expose political corruption, uphold accountability, and restore trust - and why we need to do it now.

Stephen and Catherine will be in conversation with literary and arts professional, Harriet Gaffney.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Wednesday, 1 June 2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

eKnow How

*IN-PERSON* 3D Modelling with Tinkercad

Learn how to use basic modelling tools and create some interesting objects and submit them to the 3D printer.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Monday, 6 June 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Newcomb Library

eKnow How

*IN-PERSON* Intro to Podcasting

Did you know the library has podcasting equipment?

Come along to this introduction to podcasting and get hands-on with our new equipment and workshop your ideas with other pod lovers!

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Monday, 6 June 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Corio Library

*IN-PERSON* Meal Planning Presentation

with The Passionate Nutritionist, Mel Bald

Are you tired of stressing about what's for dinner? Do you feel like you're not organised or always eat the same things every week? Come along to this session to learn some top tips on planning and prepping meals which will save you time, money and stress. This event is presented free of charge but bookings are required.

Brought to you by the City of Greater Geelong in partnership with Geelong Regional Libraries

Book now to avoid disappointment.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Creative & Connected

*IN-PERSON* Bannockburn Library Book Club

Join the Bannockburn Library Book Club.

We provide the books. BYO coffee and share your views.

Expect stimulating conversation with a welcoming community of fellow readers.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, 15 June 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Bannockburn Library

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Hilde Hinton - A Solitary Walk on the Moon

Author Talk

The new novel from the bestselling author of The Loudness of Unsaid Things and dedicated big sister to Connie and Samuel Johnson.

With a joyous and unique touch, Hilde Hinton's extraordinary novel A Solitary Walk On The Moon gives us an insight into the people we pass on the street.

Hilde will be appearing in conversation with fellow Hachette Publishing and Geelong-based author, Rhett Davis. $20 per ticket or $10 for Members (membership is free - join up here)

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Wednesday, 15 June 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

*IN-PERSON* Author appreciation: Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney has been hailed as the voice of a generation and the greatest author of her time.

Come to this session to meet other Sally Rooney fans and chat in-depth about her novels.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Thursday, 16 June 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong West Library

eKnow How

*IN-PERSON* iPad Intermediate

So you've learnt the basics and want to know more?

The intermediate session with extend your iPad skills further. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Friday, 17 June 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Leopold Library

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* June Factor - Soldiers and Aliens

Author Talk

This forgotten history restores to public memory the experiences of men, many recent immigrants and refugees, who either willingly or reluctantly joined the Australian army during WWII.

Join us during Refugee Week to acknowledge the story of Soldiers and Aliens: Men in the Australian Army’s Employment Companies during World War II.

Of these men was author June Factor's father. Despite fleeing Poland to begin a new life with his wife and young child in Australia, Szulem, a man of strong principles, felt that serving in the army was something he simply had to do.

June will be appearing in-conversation with local author Jen Kloester.

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

*ONLINE EVENT* Literary Trivia - Swingin' 1960s

The Beatles, Flower Power, Woodstock, The Outsiders... the 1960s were groovy man!

Join us in our virtual time-travelling Kombi van for a fun-filled, light-hearted, online trivia evening and test your knowledge of literature, music and movies from this far-out decade!

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Belmont Library

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Dr Neela Janakiramanan - The Registrar

Author In-conversation

Offering a rare insight into the world of a surgeon-in-the-making from one who has actually survived it. In conversation with Dr Cassandra Szoeke, author of Secrets of Women's Healthy Ageing.

Sometimes in hospital people die - but not all of them should. Told with compassion, skill and emotional heart, this gripping and moving novel goes behind the headlines to reveal the human experience of being both doctor and patient in a medical system at breaking point.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Anthony Car - Waterfalls of the Otway Ranges

Secrets of a waterfall hunter...if you love the Otways and discovering hidden waterfalls, this event is for you!

Writer and explorer Anthony Car will be delivering an author talk and selling and signing copies of his fabulous book, Waterfalls of the Otway Ranges.

In what has been an eight-year odyssey, Anthony provides GPS co-ordinates, topographical mapping, the number of tiers in each waterfall, tier heights, total height, the name of the water course and a first-hand description of each waterfall.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Friday, 22 July 2022 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Colac Library

Special Events

*IN-PERSON* Patriarchy, Power and Privilege

In Partnership with Geelong Women's Union Network

A panel discussion exploring the structures, processes and dominant knowledge that patriarchy invites and examining the consequences of this, and what we need to do to create change.

This event is presented in partnership with Geelong Women's Union Network free of charge but bookings are required.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Wednesday, 3 August 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Franca Di Pietro - Life with a Psychopath

Author Talk

A debut drama/thriller about living with a psychopath and dealing with toxic relationships.

This event is free of charge however bookings are required.

Please note, this event may include readings, media, and discussion around topics such as sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, physical violence, and identity-based discrimination and harassment.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER HERE

Thursday, 11 August 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Corio Library

Special Events

*IN-PERSON* The Dairying Industry of Colac and District

Historical Exhibition

A comprehensive and informative display celebrating the history of the Dairying Industry of Colac and District.

Adriana Stewart of Colac has curated a comprehensive and informative display, with help from both the Colac Library and Historical Society, celebrating the history of the Dairying Industry of Colac and District.

The exhibition will remain on display until the end of May.

Bookings are not required.

Monday, 28 March 2022 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Colac Library

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The Warm Winter Read is coming!

This winter, we encourage you to make time for reading every day by participating in the Warm Winter Read.

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Important notice: Library opening hours and COVID-19

Please be advised of temporary reduced opening hours at libraries across our network from 30 March until 3 June.

 

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