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Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Writing Fridays

Virtual events Calling Gold Coast writers! Join our FREE virtual Writing Fridays sessions every Friday from 10am to 4pm. Now is the perfect time to focus on your writing, so retreat to a comfortable workspace at home and join us online for a structured day of writing using the Pomodoro Technique. 25-minute blocks of focused writing (tomato) are followed by 5-minutes of break time. We smash one tomato at a time until we’re done! You’ll need to set up a free Discord account to join the online sessions. https://queenslandwriters.squarespace.com/blog/how-to-set-up-your-discord-account. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Books and authors. Friday, August 14, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

Author Encounter: Bernard Gallate 'The Origin of Me'

Virtual events Gold Coast Libraries welcomes animator turned author Bernard Gallate for a virtual Author Encounter as he talks about his charming debut novel ‘The Origin of Me’. A beguilingly original and satirical debut novel of friendships, imagination, and the bodies we live in Lincoln Locke’s fifteen-year-old life is turned upside down when he’s thrust into bachelor-pad living with his father, after his parents’ marriage breaks up, and into an exclusive new school. Crestfield Academy offers Lincoln a new set of peers – the crème de la crème of gifted individuals, who also happen to be financially loaded – and a place on the swim relay team with a bunch of thugs in Speedos. Homunculus, the little voice inside his head, doesn’t make life any easier; nor does Lincoln’s growing awareness of a genetic anomaly that threatens to humiliate him at every turn. On a search for answers to big LIFE questions, he turns to the school library, where he spies a nineteenth-century memoir, My One Redeeming Affliction by Edwin Str… Program group: Author encounter. Library: Online. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Books and authors. Friday, August 14, 2020, 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

National Science Week: The secret life of a nudibranch

Virtual events Books, magazines and media often focus on prolific marine wildlife such as whales, turtles and sharks. The nudibranch, although brightly coloured and very photogenic rarely gets mentioned. Join us to find out about their biology and behaviour from the marine science team from Ocean Connect. Don’t forget to explore our recommended reading list for kids! Program group: National Science Week. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

National Science Week: Get the GC Reef lowdown

Virtual events Did you know that the Gold Coast has reefs right off our coastline? Join innovative citizen science organisation, Reef Check Australia, and get the lowdown on the health of our beautiful and important reefs, and learn how you can play your part in understanding and appreciating our local reef habitats. Don’t forget to explore our recommended reading lists for National Science Week! Program group: National Science Week. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: 8 to 12 years. 13 to 17 years. Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Talks and lectures. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

National Science Week: Explore Marine Science with Sea World

Virtual events Join the Sea World Marine Education team to explore how the ocean positively impacts our lives, the ways we impact the ocean and what we can all do to help the marine animals that live there. Head to our Facebook page to watch this presentation. Program group: National Science Week. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Sunday, August 16, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

National Science Week: Marine Biologist field day

Virtual events Have you ever thought about being a marine biologist when you grow up? What are some of the things that you would do as part of this job? Join us in this interactive workshop when we dive underwater and talk about some of the creatures we will find and be introduced to some amazing habitats below the surface. Presented by Griffith University Centre for Coastal Management. Don't forget to check out recommended reading list for kids! Program group: National Science Week. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Monday, August 17, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

National Science Week: Sea World Rescue animal video diary

Virtual events Catch up with the Sea World Research and Rescue team, including some of the rescued animals, to learn more about how they assist marine animals that need our help. Don't forget to check out our recommended reading list for kids! Program group: National Science Week. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Monday, August 17, 2020, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Luminary Lecture: The impact of climate change on whale shark movement and behaviour

Virtual events Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the sea, but because they can travel vast distances and dive to great depths, they are difficult to study and there are still many mysteries surrounding their biology and ecology. Whale sharks are an endangered species and their biggest threats are from humans and changes to the ocean caused by climate change. Samantha will introduce us to these charismatic and enigmatic giants and explain some of the innovative research that is helping to understand their mysteries, including a global a citizen science project that you can contribute to. Program group: National Science Week. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Talks and lectures. Monday, August 17, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Scinema: Screening of 'Blue'

Virtual events Join us for a virtual screening of the marine conservation documentary, BLUE. This fascinating documentary highlights how half of all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years, and by 2050 there could potentially be more plastic in the oceans than fish. Watch the film and find out how you can make a difference to help protect our oceans and marine life. 'This screening thanks to the Australian Marine Conservation Society; supported by Good Pitch Australia (Shark Island Institute & Documentary Australia Foundation)'. Program group: National Science Week. Library: Online. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Virtual. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

National Science Week: Rocky shore explore

Virtual events Our marine biologists from Ocean Connect will introduce you to some of the weird and wonderful creatures living amongst the rocks surrounding Burleigh Headland. You will be able to meet and greet without getting wet feet! There will be a chance to ask questions about anything marine science. Don’t forget to borrow your copy of the Rocky Shores Gold Coast pocket guide from the library collection and go exploring yourself after the event! Program group: National Science Week. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

National Science Week: Sea World Rescue animal video diary

Virtual events Catch up with the Sea World Research and Rescue team, including some of the rescued animals, to learn more about how they assist marine animals that need our help.   Don't forget to explore our recommended National Science Week reading list for kids! Program group: National Science Week. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Virtual. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Finding and hiring the right person for your business

Virtual events The smaller your business the more critical each employee becomes, so its important to hire the right person for the job. Learn how to find and hire the right people for your business. This workshop is presented by Kim Arnel - Human Resource Consultant at People & Kapability Please note: You will be sent a link to watch this webinar prior to the event.  Gold Coast residents can apply for an online membership at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/librariesathome. Program group: Start-me-up business. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Business. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Luminary Lecture: Whales in the City - Humpback whale resting and calving in the Gold Coast bay

Virtual events Humpback whales face many challenges during their migration. The Gold Coast bay is one of the few resting, socialising and emerging calving grounds for humpback whales. Humpbacks and High-rises is a community based not-for profit organisation established in 2011. They have monitored humpback whales for almost 10 years and now run South East Queensland’s largest marine mammal monitoring program. Join Humpbacks and High-rises founder and marine biologist, Dr Olaf Meynecke from Griffith University, as he shares his research and fascinating stories about these magnificent creatures. Program group: National Science Week. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Talks and lectures. Virtual. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Explore your world and climate science with Professor Tim Flannery - live stream event

Virtual events For kids 6-12 years: Learn all kinds of weird, wild and amazing facts about animals from Professor Tim Flannery’s recent book, Explore your world : weird, wild, amazing! He will also talk about climate change and ways that we can help protect the world, our oceans and all of the marine animals that we love so much. This special kids National Science Week event will be livestreamed virtually. Don’t forget to borrow your copy of Explore your world: weird, wild, amazing! from the library and start learning some cool science facts today! Program group: National Science Week. Library: Online. Audience: 6 to 12 years. 8 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Contact email: esl@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Type of event: Virtual. Kids. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Science and Sustainability of the Sea - Professor Tim Flannery in conversation with ABC Gold Coast's Nicole Dyer

Virtual events Join Professor Tim Flannery as he discusses the impact of climate change on our oceans and marine life, with ABC Gold Coast’s Nicole Dyer. Renowned for its beach and surf culture, this is a highly recommended event for local Gold Coast residents. Professor Tim Flannery will share insights from his years of conservation work and campaigning against the impacts of climate change across the globe, with a specific focus on measures which can help our much loved oceans. This National Science Week major event will be live streamed virtually in front of a live audience at Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre. Keep an eye out on our website for information about how you could WIN a seat as part of the limited live audience with Nicole Dyer to watch this live stream event. Details of how to WIN will be released on Monday 10 August!  Explore more about our National Science Week program 'Science of the Sea' at cityofgoldcoast.qld.gov.au/scienceweek and don't forget to check out our collection of print and digital… Program group: National Science Week. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Older adults. 13 to 17 years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Contact email: esl@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Contact phone: (07) 5581 1625. Type of event: Virtual. Talks and lectures. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Writing Fridays

Virtual events Calling Gold Coast writers! Join our FREE virtual Writing Fridays sessions every Friday from 10am to 4pm. Now is the perfect time to focus on your writing, so retreat to a comfortable workspace at home and join us online for a structured day of writing using the Pomodoro Technique. 25-minute blocks of focused writing (tomato) are followed by 5-minutes of break time. We smash one tomato at a time until we’re done! You’ll need to set up a free Discord account to join the online sessions. https://queenslandwriters.squarespace.com/blog/how-to-set-up-your-discord-account. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Books and authors. Friday, August 21, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

Luminary Lecture: How to keep the Great Barrier Reef great

Virtual events As the largest coral reef system on earth, the Great Barrier Reef remains one of the great wonders of the World. Professor Peter Mumby will share his research into the creatures that inhabit the reef and discuss the impacts of climate change. Learn some of the ways in which we can help the Great Barrier Reef continue to thrive for many years to come. Don't forget to explore our recommended National Science Week reading list! Program group: National Science Week. Library: Online. Audience: Adults. 13 to 17 years. Older adults. Cost: Free. Contact email: esl@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Contact phone: (07) 5581 7200. Type of event: Virtual. Talks and lectures. Friday, August 21, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Author Encounter: Barbara Hannay 'The Sisters Gift'

Virtual events Gold Coast Libraries welcomes bestselling Australian romance author Barbara Hannay for a virtual Author Encounter to discuss her latest touching novel ‘The Sisters Gift’. The heartwarming new family drama by the bestselling author of Meet Me in Venice. Two sisters, one baby and the best of intentions... As a vibrant young woman with a lifetime of possibilities ahead of her, Freya grants her sister, Pearl, the ultimate gift of motherhood. But this comes at a hefty price – an unexpected rift in her family and the loss of the man she loves. Decades later, Freya is divorced, childless and homeless, at rock bottom after losing everything she's worked for. When her estranged niece, Billie, offers sanctuary, managing the family restaurant on beautiful Magnetic Island, Freya can hardly refuse. Billie has never understood the tension between her mother and her aunt and now, with a newly broken heart, she is nursing a family secret of her own. All three women come together under the tropical Queensland… Program group: Author encounter. Library: Online. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Books and authors. Friday, August 21, 2020, 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Saturday, August 22, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

National Science Week: Marine Biologist field day

Virtual events Have you ever thought about being a marine biologist when you grow up? What are some of the things that you would do as part of this job? Join us in this interactive workshop when we dive underwater and talk about some of the creatures we will find and be introduced to some amazing habitats below the surface. Don't forget to explore our recommended National Science Week reading list for kids! Program group: National Science Week. Library: Online. Audience: 6 to 12 years. 8 to 12 years. Cost: Free. Contact email: esl@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Contact phone: (07) 5581 7200. Type of event: Virtual. Kids. Saturday, August 22, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

National Science Week: Explore Marine Science with Sea World

Virtual events Join the Sea World Marine Education team to explore how the ocean positively impacts our lives, the ways we impact the ocean and what we can all do to help the marine animals that live there. No bookings required. To access this event, head to our Facebook page at the scheduled event time of 10.30am. Program group: National Science Week. Library: Online. Audience: 6 to 12 years. 8 to 12 years. Cost: Free. Contact email: esl@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Contact phone: (07) 5581 7200. Type of event: Kids. Sunday, August 23, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Podcasting: Opportunities To Broadcast

Virtual events Podcaster, Joe Rogan just got a $150 million pay check to take his show, and his audience to Spotify. As if you need any more convincing that podcasting has become a massive part of the marketing mix, Deloitte reported 70% audience growth in 2020 with 1.6 million Australians now regularly downloading content. But it’s not just marketing, it’s a social revolution based on an accessible technology and quality information. This talk explores what it is, who’s doing it and why it could be a digital channel for you to promote your business.  This workshop is presented by Martin Franklin - Digital Producer at East Coast Studio. Please note: You will be sent a link to watch this webinar prior to the event.  Gold Coast residents can apply for an online membership at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/librariesathome. Program group: Start-me-up business. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Business. Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Writing Fridays

Virtual events Calling Gold Coast writers! Join our FREE virtual Writing Fridays sessions every Friday from 10am to 4pm. Now is the perfect time to focus on your writing, so retreat to a comfortable workspace at home and join us online for a structured day of writing using the Pomodoro Technique. 25-minute blocks of focused writing (tomato) are followed by 5-minutes of break time. We smash one tomato at a time until we’re done! You’ll need to set up a free Discord account to join the online sessions. https://queenslandwriters.squarespace.com/blog/how-to-set-up-your-discord-account. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Books and authors. Friday, August 28, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

Author Encounter: Bram Connolly 'The Commando Way'

Virtual events Gold Coast Libraries welcomes author Bram Connolly for a virtual Author Encounter in which he discusses his nonfiction debut The Commando Way, a guide to leadership and success. Clear-headed, frank, witty and surprising, a top Australian soldier shares his secrets of success in life and work learnt in combat and adversity. 'For Bram to share his amazing stories is a gift . . . you can't help but be inspired.' - Paul Roos   To be a good leader you first have to be a good follower, but to be a great leader you have to remember that being a good follower wasn't easy. Imagine having access to the planning, training and motivational secrets of Australia's most elite military operators; then imagine being able to adapt what they know to your own everyday life. This is what Bram Connolly gives us in this smart, surprising, optimistic and autobiographical manual for resilience, personal leadership and success. In sharing the tedium of training as a raw recruit and taking us into the pitch of battle… Program group: Author encounter. Library: Online. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Books and authors. Friday, August 28, 2020, 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Saturday, August 29, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Writers' Block workshop: Ghostwriting - the art of the invisible writer

Virtual events Places are for Gold Coast Libraries members only and strictly limited. Register your interest here and we will provide further instructions on how to book, subject to availability. See ‘important information’ below. In this workshop, learn how you can earn a living through ghostwriting, from two experts in the field. Michael Collins and Judy Gregory have more than 50 years’ combined writing experience and millions of words between them. In this online discussion, Michael and Judy offer practical advice inspired from their own experience - how to make yourself available as a ghostwriter, how to negotiate and work with clients, and how to best capture that client's voice. Topics will include defining the project, gathering information and conducting research, capturing the author’s voice, the difference between ghosting and heavy editing, liaising with authors and meeting author demands. Michael Collins formerly lived in Brisbane and is now based in Hobart, Tasmania, Michael has ghostwritten memoirs for… Program group: Writer’s Block. Library: Online. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Saturday, August 29, 2020, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Writing Fridays

Virtual events Calling Gold Coast writers! Join our FREE virtual Writing Fridays sessions every Friday from 10am to 4pm. Now is the perfect time to focus on your writing, so retreat to a comfortable workspace at home and join us online for a structured day of writing using the Pomodoro Technique. 25-minute blocks of focused writing (tomato) are followed by 5-minutes of break time. We smash one tomato at a time until we’re done! You’ll need to set up a free Discord account to join the online sessions. https://queenslandwriters.squarespace.com/blog/how-to-set-up-your-discord-account. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Books and authors. Friday, September 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Saturday, September 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Optimising your Google My Business page

Virtual events Improve your local SEO ranking by making your Google My Business Page work better for you. Learn about simple changes you could make that can improve your local SEO ranking, and find out how to use Google Reviews and why these are important for strong local SEO for your business. Presented by Senior SEO Strategist Localsearch, Mike Andrew. Please note: You will be sent a link to watch this webinar prior to the event.  Gold Coast residents can apply for an online membership at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/librariesathome. Program group: Start-me-up business. Library: Online. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Business. Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Writing Fridays

Virtual events Calling Gold Coast writers! Join our FREE virtual Writing Fridays sessions every Friday from 10am to 4pm. Now is the perfect time to focus on your writing, so retreat to a comfortable workspace at home and join us online for a structured day of writing using the Pomodoro Technique. 25-minute blocks of focused writing (tomato) are followed by 5-minutes of break time. We smash one tomato at a time until we’re done! You’ll need to set up a free Discord account to join the online sessions. https://queenslandwriters.squarespace.com/blog/how-to-set-up-your-discord-account. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Books and authors. Friday, September 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Saturday, September 12, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

How to Develop a High Performing Team (or Individual)

Virtual events Every successful small business needs a high performing team. Without them it’s impossible for your business to achieve results and grow. Learn how to get a team or an individual up and running quickly and how to build a high performing team. This workshop is presented by Kim Arnel - Human Resource Consultant at People & Kapability Please note: You will be sent a link to watch this webinar prior to the event.  Gold Coast residents can apply for an online membership at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/librariesathome. Program group: Start-me-up business. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Business. Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Writing Fridays

Virtual events Calling Gold Coast writers! Join our FREE virtual Writing Fridays sessions every Friday from 10am to 4pm. Now is the perfect time to focus on your writing, so retreat to a comfortable workspace at home and join us online for a structured day of writing using the Pomodoro Technique. 25-minute blocks of focused writing (tomato) are followed by 5-minutes of break time. We smash one tomato at a time until we’re done! You’ll need to set up a free Discord account to join the online sessions. https://queenslandwriters.squarespace.com/blog/how-to-set-up-your-discord-account. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Books and authors. Friday, September 18, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

YouTube: Show, Don’t Tell

Virtual events With over 2 billion logged in global users each month, watching for 12 minutes every single day there are a lot of eyeballs pointing at YouTube. This talk will mine the rich content seam on the platform to illustrate some real world examples of businesses making use of video on YouTube to reinforce their values and interests to energise their connection with their audience. This workshop is presented by Martin Franklin - Digital Producer at East Coast Studio. Please note: You will be sent a link to watch this webinar live prior to the event. Gold Coast residents can apply for an online membership at bit.ly/3bcZ6ce. Program group: Start-me-up business. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Business. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Writing Fridays

Virtual events Calling Gold Coast writers! Join our FREE virtual Writing Fridays sessions every Friday from 10am to 4pm. Now is the perfect time to focus on your writing, so retreat to a comfortable workspace at home and join us online for a structured day of writing using the Pomodoro Technique. 25-minute blocks of focused writing (tomato) are followed by 5-minutes of break time. We smash one tomato at a time until we’re done! You’ll need to set up a free Discord account to join the online sessions. https://queenslandwriters.squarespace.com/blog/how-to-set-up-your-discord-account. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Books and authors. Friday, September 25, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Saturday, October 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Search Engine Marketing

Virtual events Discover how to use Search Engine Marketing to increase the visibility of your business and website in search results through paid ads on popular search engines like Google.  Presented by Senior SEO Strategist Localsearch, Mike Andrew. Please note: You will be sent a link to watch this webinar prior to the event.  Gold Coast residents can apply for an online membership at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/librariesathome. Program group: Start-me-up business. Library: Online. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Business. Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Saturday, October 10, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Managing Underperformance in Your Small Business

Virtual events Managing underperformance can be one of the most challenging parts of any business owners role. Learn how to address and manage underperformance effectively before it leads to unhealthy and unproductive outcomes that pose a risk to your business.  This workshop is presented by Kim Arnel - Human Resource Consultant at People & Kapability. Please note: You will be sent a link to watch this webinar prior to the event.  Gold Coast residents can apply for an online membership at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/librariesathome. Program group: Start-me-up business. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Business. Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Saturday, October 17, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Digital Strategy: Building The Machine

Virtual events The number of digital tools and platforms that can help you talk to customers can be a giant Engagement Robot straddling your market, or a time consuming waste of effort. This talk will suggest some approaches to assembling choice tools to create an efficient goal-centred system that brings your audience closer to your message and your products. This workshop is presented by Martin Franklin - Digital Producer at East Coast Studio. Please note: You will be sent a link to watch this webinar prior to the event.  Gold Coast residents can apply for an online membership at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/librariesathome. Program group: Start-me-up business. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Business. Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.