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Important update – Local Word has been postponed.

 

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Has it been a while since you last explored the library? There's never been a better time to get back to visiting and borrowing! 

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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.

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.

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

Creative & Connected

*IN-PERSON* Claire Varley - Rewriting Our Inner Critic

Writers' Workshop presented by Geelong Regional Libraries

Learn how to 'turn down the volume' on your inner critic and get creative!

A supported ‘self-help pep-talk’ session to help writers (or those too scared to call themselves a writer) overcome self-doubt and the mental roadblocks to putting pen to paper.

The session will cover common myths and barriers that get in the way of creativity, with supported activities to help participants turn down the volume on their inner critic and get creating.

Ticket prices:
$30/$20 for GRLC Members/$10 concession card holders

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Saturday, 3 September 2022 - 10:30am to 1:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Creative & Connected

*IN-PERSON* Australian Poetry Slam Workshop

Dynamic Spoken Word Poetry in Geelong

Not your average writing workshop! With a focus on writing for performance, Australian Poetry Slam (APS) Workshops get participants excited and engaged with the writing process. Each participant will create a new piece of poetry using their own experiences, community and identity as inspiration.

These workshops teach new ways of expressing creative ideas using live performance, writing techniques, and video references.

Content Warning: APS events are for all ages and some content may not be suitable for children.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Tuesday, 6 September 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Jock Serong - The Settlement

Author In-conversation

In The Settlement, Jock Serong reimagines the ill-fated exploits of George Augustus Robinson at the settlement of Wybalenna - a venture whose cruelty might stand for the colonial enterprise itself.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Wednesday, 14 September 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*ONLINE* Dr Joëlle Gergis - Humanity's Moment

Author In-conversation with Dr Sian Prior

Joëlle shows us that the solutions we need to live sustainably already exist - we just need the social movement and political will to create a better world.

Dr Joëlle Gergis is an award-winning climate scientist and writer at the Australian National University. She is an internationally recognised expert in Australian and Southern Hemisphere climate variability and change.

Joëlle will be appearing in conversation with Dr Sian Prior, writer, broadcaster, musician and teacher and author of memoir, Childless: a Story of Freedom and Longing.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* You Matter - Helping Kids with Strong Emotions

Practical tips for parents, teachers and caregivers

There's no doubt children are facing extreme stress and uncertainty at the moment. In fact, studies by the University of Melbourne and Deakin University reveal a worrying increase in children's mental health issues.

What can we do to help children cope?

Join Geelong authors, Sue Lawson and Sue Hindle, to chat about helping children recognise and navigate feelings and emotions, and share how to use their beautiful new book, You Matter - Be Your Own Best Friend.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Wednesday, 5 October 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Special Events

*IN-PERSON* White Night Geelong

Light Up Your Weekend

White Night is back and returning to Geelong to light up your night with vibrant visual art, music, light projections and family fun.

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre is proud to present Susie Loch’s “Waves” inflatable art installation on the Ground Floor of the Geelong Library.

The Ground Floor, Mezzanine Level and First Floor (Childrens/Youth Floor) of Geelong Library & Heritage Centre will be open for the night until 1.00am. Entry via Little Malop Street only (exit via Johnstone Park)

 

Saturday, 8 October 2022 - 7:00pm to 1:00am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Joe Bakhmoutski - Simplify Cancer

A Men's World Mental Health Day event

If you are going through a challenging time in your life, it can be difficult to find the right time, or the right words, to talk about it.

After his own struggles with cancer and mental health, this is the challenge that life coach and author Joe Bakhmoutski knows only too well.

In this insightful talk, Joe will share how men can get the support that they want on their terms, and discuss how partners and friends can support their man in a challenging time without throwing him off.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Wednesday, 12 October 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Corio Library

Creative & Connected

*IN-PERSON* Guenter Sahr & Charles Manila - The Aubade

Writers' Workshop presented by Geelong Regional Libraries

This is a poetry workshop specifically concerned with the non-prescriptive form of the aubade (leave-taking, lament at parting).

After an introduction to the form by way of six poems which trace a brief history of the form and highlight its non-prescriptive nature (a contemporary poem by Charles is included), participants will be encouraged to develop their own aubade poems with support from the facilitators as well from other participants through structured supportive feedback.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Saturday, 29 October 2022 - 10:30am to 2:30pm
Belmont Library

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Local Word has been postponed

In light of the rising levels of illness across the community, Local Word Regional Showcase has been postponed until Friday 18 and Saturday 19 November 2022.

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Important notice: changes to opening hours

Please be advised of temporary reduced opening hours at libraries across our network until 30 September.

 

Miles Franklin Literary Award 2022

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