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Annual Report

Yarra Plenty Regional Library's 2014-2015 Annual Report

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Read Me Then Watch Me

From P&P to Bleak House - 11 Literary Classics you definitely need to binge watch these holidays.

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Fresh Fiction!

New books we've bought in the past 30 days

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Epic Journeys and Magic and Stuff

To celebrate the upcoming TV adaptation of The Shannara Chronicles here is a list of other epic reads that will have GOT fans frothing.

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Off With His Head!

Henry the VIII has been voted the worst monarch in history! To celebrate here is a list of some of the best royal fiction at the library.

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Major Upgrade for Thomastown Library

Thomastown Library is set to receive funding from State and Local Government as part of the Living Libraries Grant for a major upgrade.

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Media Release - New CEO

The Board of Yarra Plenty Regional Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Shaw a…

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Sandy Toes: Beach Picture Books

Hooray, Summer is here! To keep you kids reading through the Summer Break and to get them into the Summer mood, read our favorite beach holi…

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First books for babies (0-9 months)

It's never too early to read to your baby. Reading to little babies can help them to learn new words, develop motor skills and start to und…

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One for the Lads

Taran Matharu wrote a pretty awesome book on his blog. And then it got published! Check out the latest reading craze to hit our shelves.

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A book is a door you know

A list of books inspired by the blog post 10 Perfect Quotes About Life From Our Favorite Children’s Books

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e-Library
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Your New Music Library

Stream or download all the best pop music, Freegal’s database contains 9 million songs from over 28,000 record labels.

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Digital Age - Library Edition

The Library Edition is an archive of true to print digital copies of The Age newspapers from 2006.

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Choice Magazine

Get full access to thousands of reviews and reports on products and services.

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Take Digital Magazines on Vacation

Before you go, don't forget to stock your mobile device with magazines to enjoy on the plane, in the car, on the boat, or at the beach.

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Online Chinese magazines & newspapers

View Simplified and Traditional Chinese newspapers & magazines online from China. New Chinese Newspapers are updated daily.

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Findmypast

Bring your family history to life with over 1.8 billion international records at your fingertips on Findmypast.

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Language Learning

Those "ah ha!" moments in language learning, when you finally understand something, or someone finally understands you!

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busy things

Busy Things is an online learning resource that hosts a range of quirky, colourful, fun educational games for 3 to 6 year olds.

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Ancestry

Learn about your ancestry and build a family tree! Only available in Yarra Plenty Regional Library.

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Atomic Training

Atomic Training is ready to help ease your transition to a newer operating system!

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Teens
The Big Short The Revenant Bridge of Spies Room
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The Oscars. The Books.

Q: What makes a good movie? A: A good book! Check out these books and ebooks which inspired the movies on this year's list of Oscars nomina…

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Space Movies

To infinity and beyond! We've rounded up the greatest space movies of all time.

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Star Wars

Get ready for the next release in the franchise, and celebrate all things Star Wars and the Joy of Reading. The Force Awakens!

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A bildungs-what?!

A bildungsroman is a coming-of-age story; a formative journey beyond adolescence.

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Book of the Year Awards Short List 2015

The winner was Claire Zorn for The Protected. Honours went to Claire Atkins - Nona & Me and Diana Sweeney -The Minnow.

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Starting your family history

Australian titles and websites with advice on first steps in researching your family history.

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Tracing your Criminal Ancestors Tracing your Coalmining Ancestors Horrible Jobs of the Industrial Revolution Occupational Records in Australia
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Genealogy occupations

Resources to understand our ancestors working lives

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The Secret Love Letters Running Away to Home Annie's Ghosts Orphan Train
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Family History Biographies for genealogi

Biographies and autobiography are a reflective, often detailed account of a person's life.

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In Search of your German Roots The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe In Search of your German Roots
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Research your family history in Europe

After research in Australia check this list for resources in Europe

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Victorian BDM Index

Search the Victorian Historical Indexes for free

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