Things to do + stay connected

Looking for ideas and resources to help keep your mind and body nourished during these unusual times? We've got you covered:

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Community Support Activities

Be Entertained  

Sign in with your library card to enjoy eBooks, eMagazines, movies and eAudio on any device, anytime, anywhere.  

  • Recycled Reads – Mystery packs of books are available from the Geraldton Regional Library. Support local recycling and get your hands on free books for you to keep. 
  • Movie Mania – Kanopy streaming cinematic masterpieces.
  • Bolinda BorrowBox - The most popular Australian and international eAudiobooks and eBooks.
  • Overdrive (SLWA Collection) and Overdrive (Geraldton Regional Library Collection) – More great eBooks and eAudio to enjoy!
  • EMagazines and Newspapers – Popular, current and back issues of all your favourites.
  • Naxos Music Library - over 75,000 tracks across classical music and historical recordings, as well as Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music.

Be Inspired, Get Creative  

  • Learn a New Language – the UTalk App offers over 140 languages.  Learn in a fun and interactive way.  Simply sign in with your library card.
  • Creative @ Home – Range of home-based creative activities, workshops, community projects and other helpful resources by the North Midlands Project.
  • Writing WA – Stay connected with fellow WA authors and illustrators.  Includes information about financial assistance, developing online income streams, maintaining your writing practice and small business.
  • Big Sky Short Story Prize – Calling all writers of the Midwest!  This new writing competition for adults is being introduced in 2020 as a part of the Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival.
  • Post Office Lane Exhibition – Out exercising?  Why not include Post Office Lane and take in the lovely exhibition Windmills by Jane Barndon.

Connect With Others 

  • Try a Book Club – The Big Library Read is the first ever global eBook Club. The next BLR starts on 22 June.  Keep an eye on this page or the Library Facebook pages to find out more.
  • Throwback Thursdays – Images of old Geraldton to share and comment on. What are your memories of the good old days?
  • Snapshots in Time – Learn more about the heritage of Geraldton and surrounds. Share a historical photo or slide with the Library and help our collection grow.

Kids Korner 

  • The Library’s programs such as Storytime and Rhymetime will recommence in a modified format as of Thursday 18 June. To book your place at Storytime and Rhymetime, please call the Library on 9956 6659 or email library@cgg.wa.gov.au. For more information, read here.
  • Make Your own Storybook Competition – Open to all WA students from Pre Primary to Year 8. Coordinated by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.
  • Join LibraryCraft – the WA Libraries Minecraft Server!
  • Storybox Library - connecting children with literature through vibrant, interactive experience with a diverse range of storytellers.
  • WA Authors and Illustrators – Learning resourcesfor parents and home schoolers.
  • Busy Things – Play and Learn over 115 fun, learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy.

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Sports and skills to practice at home

Be sure to check out your favourite sports websites and social media accounts for updates, at home challenges and skills workshops.

Name Website Social Media Hashtags
Athletics The Virtual Stadium Facebook | Instagram #thisisathletics #athstogether
AFL AusKick Facebook
BMX Facebook
Cricket Cricket NSW Coaching Library
Soccer Play at Home Challenge | Skills Hub Facebook #PlayAtHomeChallenge
Hockey Hockey at Home Facebook | Instagram #Hockeyathome
Netball Netfit Facebook
Netball Shooting 
Squash Facebook #squashinAustralia
Tennis Tennis activities in isolation Facebook #tennisathome 
Volleyball Support sport. Stay at home. Facebook #Volleylife
Water Polo Facebook | Instagram #waterpoloathome

Activities

Keep your brain game strong during isolation with the below activities:

Home Workouts

Work out at home with daily workout challenges and live classes from the below providers:

Have we missed something? Let us know by emailing council@cgg.wa.gov.au 

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commUNITY - an initiative by the City of Greater Geraldton

commUNITY is a project designed to maintain and enhance community connection at a time where social distancing and self-isolation means we cannot currently interact in a physical sense.

commUNITY allows the City the opportunity to have a sense of continuity and familiarity by offering a variety of support and  information, along with new and regular ongoing programs such as sunset yoga, Library sessions and entertainment.

Email events@cgg.wa.gov.au and tell us what you'd like to see as part of commUNITY.

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CGG TV - an initiative of City of Greater Geraldton

We're pleased to introduce CGG TV - a video series of online programming such as Sunset Yoga, sessions from the Library, ‘Sundays by the Stream’, and more.

Once aired, videos will also be available on our YouTube channel.

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