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April 2018

Maxine Flakemore – Babies

10 April @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Come along and meet local author and illustrator Maxine Flakemore, and hear about her new book ‘Babies’. This lovely picture book for young children is about having fun with how baby magpies and baby humans are similar. This is Maxine’s fifth book of true stories for children about birds and animals that Maxine has cared for. Maxine aims to help children understand that all creatures are unique, have different personalities and live in family groups just like people do.

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CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS ONE: Reimagine—the world according to children’s books.

14 April @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session One. Artist and illustrator Van T. Rudd will be in-conversation with local award-winning author Sue Lawson to discuss his work and the experience of illustrating his first children’s picture book.

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Richard Allen – More Great Properties of Country Victoria: The Western District’s Golden Age

17 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Richard Allen as he discussed this sequel to the bestselling ‘Great Properties of Country Victoria’. Visit the private world of thirteen historic Western district properties. Follow their fortunes—extraordinary tales of risk and reward—and through the photographs see the splendour of these beautiful homes that have been lovingly maintained and carefully restored.   Bookings: http://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/whats-on/richard-allen-more-great-properties-country-victoria-western-districts-golden-age

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Bernadette Fisers – The Little Book of Big Happiness

18 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Meet the author of ‘The Little Book of Big Weightloss’, Bernadette Fisers, as she discusses her new book about happiness and reveals her simple, down-to-earth guide to tapping into your best resource: YOU. Bernadette will share her practical steps to a joyful life. From living in the moment and moving your body, to getting out into nature and embracing failure, these are real tips for real people that anyone can adopt.

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Ross McMullin – Never Forget Australia

23 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

On the eve of the centenary of the Villers-Bretonneux conflict during World War One, award-winning historian Ross McMullin will recreate the events leading up to and including the Australian troops’ vital contribution; the daring counter-attack that helped turn the corner on the war and fuelled the legend of ‘digger’ bravery.   Bookings: http://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/whats-on/ross-mcmullin-never-forget-australia

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May 2018

Debra Campbell – Lovelands

2 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Nothing is more important to us than love, yet nothing is more painful than love gone wrong. Throughout our lives, dangerous faultlines can develop in our inner emotional landscapes due to hurts and losses. Psychologist Dr Debra Campbell will discuss her new book ‘Lovelands’; a map she recommends for traversing the treacherous terrain of love and cultivating self-awareness.

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Sarah Rood – Giving Voice To The Past

3 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Everyone has a story to tell, and everyone has a past.  Sarah Rood of ‘Way Back When Consulting Historians’ will explore the nature of oral history and how it has changed over time.  Enjoy Sarah’s visual presentation, loaded with examples to see and hear, including her recent project Geelong Remembers Them, featured in the National Spirit of ANZAC Roadshow Experience.

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Reimagine—the world according to children’s books. CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS TWO

19 May @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session Two. Exhibiting artists Bern Emmerichs and Tai Snaith will be “in-conversation” with local award winning author Sue Lawson.

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