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Migrant Stories - Online Panel Discussion

A Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival preview event

2020-10-22 19:30:00 2020-10-22 20:30:00 Australia/Melbourne Migrant Stories - Online Panel Discussion Virtual Event

Thursday, October 22
7:30pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-10-22 19:30:00 2020-10-22 20:30:00 Australia/Melbourne Migrant Stories - Online Panel Discussion Join us for this special preview event ahead of the 2020 Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival. Virtual Event

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.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Festivals | Author Talks |

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Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Phone: (03) 4201 0600
Branch Manager
Katherine O’Neill

Hours

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)

We're closed Friday October 23 due to AFL Grand Final Public Holiday
Mon, Oct 19 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Oct 20 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Oct 21 Closed
(Geelong Cup)
Thu, Oct 22 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Oct 23 Closed
(AFL Grand Final Public Holiday)
Sat, Oct 24 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM

About the library

The iconic Geelong Library & Heritage Centre opened in 2015 and is the flagship branch in the Geelong Regional Libraries’ network. Found in the heart of Geelong’s Cultural Precinct, this award-winning building features five public levels, including the Geelong Heritage Centre and an entire floor dedicated to children and young people.  
A diverse collection of print, multimedia and heritage items is complemented by cutting-edge technology, powerful free WiFi, welcoming zones for working, reading, learning and connecting, as well as a licensed café. An extensive program of events and programs for people of all ages is on offer, and event spaces and meeting rooms are available for public hire.  

Upcoming events

Thu, Oct 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)
Online event as part of the Geelong Seniors Festival.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Oct 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual Event
Would you like to know more about what eCollections we have to offer? Borrow an eBook; read a magazine online; stream a movie. All for free.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Oct 22, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Virtual Event
Join us for this special preview event ahead of the 2020 Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival.
Register

Tue, Oct 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual Event
Trove is the National Library of Australia's online repository of digital materials. Learn to search for and access millions of digitised books, images, maps, newspapers, sound recordings and more.

Tue, Oct 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual Event
Drop in for a relaxing yarn with friends. Bring your own project or use our supplies to get started. All skill levels are welcome.

Tue, Oct 27, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Virtual Event
A Jack West Jr Novel # 6 from one of Australia's most successful authors
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Wed, Oct 28, 11:00am - 11:20am
Virtual Event
Join us for a fun-filled, interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers online.

Wed, Oct 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online event
Learn to create games and animations in Code Club @ Home. Ages 8-15 years.

Thu, Oct 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual - Virtual
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.

Fri, Oct 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual Event
How prepared are you and your family for natural disasters? Join us and learn how to create an efficient emergency plan for your household.

Tue, Nov 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual Event
Drop in for a relaxing yarn with friends. Bring your own project or use our supplies to get started. All skill levels are welcome.

Wed, Nov 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online event
Learn to create games and animations in Code Club @ Home. Ages 8-15 years.

Thu, Nov 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual Event
Ever wanted to know what is in the Cloud and how to use it? Come along and learn about using Cloud storage, such as DropBox or Google Drive.

Thu, Nov 05, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Virtual Event
Online Author Talk
Register

Mon, Nov 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual Event
Do you have items at home that are too good to throw out but you don't want to keep? Have you considered online selling? Come along and we will show you how and share some of the pitfalls to avoid.

Tue, Nov 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual Event
Drop in for a relaxing yarn with friends. Bring your own project or use our supplies to get started. All skill levels are welcome.

Wed, Nov 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Virtual event
New to the wonderfully wide world of podcasts? Learn how to access and listen to podcasts and discover some tips for finding podcasts that interest, inspire,challenge and entertain you.

Wed, Nov 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)
A special Remembrance Day 2020 event
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Wed, Nov 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online event
Learn to create games and animations in Code Club @ Home. Ages 8-15 years.

Thu, Nov 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)
Join with other participants online to bring a play to life. This is your chance to be a star for a day! Take on a character to read aloud.

Thu, Nov 12, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual Event
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.

Fri, Nov 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual event
For new members and old who want to learn to skilfully navigate the library's website, catalogue, online collection, book into events, and use your library account more fruitfully.

Tue, Nov 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Virtual Event
Many years ago scrapbooking was a way of displaying and sorting our interests. Nowadays technology makes this so much easier so join us to see how it's done!

Tue, Nov 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual Event
Drop in for a relaxing yarn with friends. Bring your own project or use our supplies to get started. All skill levels are welcome.

Wed, Nov 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual Event
Want to make your Microsoft Word files look sleek, streamlined and professional? This workshop will cover some of the basic tricks that can dramatically improve your documents.

Wed, Nov 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online event
Learn to create games and animations in Code Club @ Home. Ages 8-15 years.

Thu, Nov 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual Event
This workshop will help you explore the world of online music streaming. Access millions of songs, and discover music you?ve never encountered before.