Creatives of all ages are invited to join local artist Fern Smith to help create the longest book in the world!
Come along and participate in one of the many community based, pop-up creative workshops being held from September 2022 to September 2023.
“The longest book in the world” is a multi-disciplinary arts project aimed at producing a concertina book - the longest book in the world. This will be a community made travel book focusing on popular, treasured, and personal landmarks within the boundaries of the City of Greater Geelong to produce the longest book in the world. Geelong aims to beat the last recorded length of a concertina book of 814.26 metres created by Yang Shuanming of in Taiyuan, Shanxi China in 2019 (as recorded in the Guinness Book of records).
This is a free creative workshop. All are welcome and materials will be supplied.
Supported by Geelong Writers Inc and Geelong Regional Libraries.
Workshops are held on the lands of the Wathaurong people, and we wish to acknowledge them as Traditional Owners.
AGE GROUP: | All Ages |
EVENT TYPE: | Workshops & Lectures | Make & Create |
TAGS: | recommended |
|Mon, Jun 05||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Tue, Jun 06||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Wed, Jun 07||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Thu, Jun 08||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Fri, Jun 09||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Sat, Jun 10||9:00AM to 1:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 11||Closed|
The Geelong West Free Library was opened in the Geelong West Town Hall by Cr John Ince, Mayor of the Borough of Geelong West on 3 July 1885. Its closure was forced in 1890 due to lack of funds but the library reopened in 1891. The Geelong West Free Library relocated in March 1939 to the old Geelong West Court House building. Following minor renovations, the Geelong West Municipal Library was officially opened in 1953 and in 1967 there was an official opening of additions to the library. On 17 October 2008, the Geelong West Library and customer service centre redevelopment was officially opened by the Hon Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Local Government and Cr Barbara H Abley AM DSJ, City of Greater Geelong.
Geelong West Library is a popular gathering place in the heart of the vibrant Pakington Street commercial and retail precinct. We’re mid-sized and always busy with regular programs running in our colourful young readers’ area and many regulars enjoying our newspaper and magazine reading room. Our library originally opened in April 1967 and was refurbished in September 2008. We are co-located with a City of Greater Geelong customer service point.