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Stray Wins The Stella Prize 2015

Emily Bitto's novel The Strays is the winner of this year's Stella Prize! Find it, and all the other shortlisted authors in this list.

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Gallipoli

April 25 2015 marks the centenary of the landing of Gallipoli by allied forces in World War I. Here are some titles to help tell that story.

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What Jane Read

We've all devoured Jane Austen's much loved classics, but what books inspired such genius? Here is a list of Jane's favourite reads.

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To Kill a Mockingbird Read-Alikes

Harper Lee is going to publish her second novel, more than half a century after To Kill a Mockingbird.

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A Tribute to Colleen McCullough

Colleen McCullough 1937–2015 - With many millions of books sold globally, Colleen McCullough was arguably Australia's most popular novelist.…

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ANZAC Day Closure Details

All library branches will be closed on ANZAC Day, Saturday 25 April.

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Rosanna Down My Street Project
By YPRLFamilyHistory

Keen photographer? Here is a chance to help us create a comprehensive collection of photographs of Rosanna! Click for the project details.

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Watsonia Library Reopens

Watsonia Library is showcasing its new attributes after reopening on Monday 5 January following a $250,000 upgrade. A key feature is the…

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The boy was called Hansel and the girl G…

Opera Australia, with AUSLAN Shadow Interpreters, will be presenting a very special production of Hansel and Gretel at the library

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Press Display

Instant access to 3000 newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages. Current Newspapers and Magazine coverage of the last 90 days.

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Nadine's Picks

11 year old Nadine likes to visit Thomastown Library, and she has very kindly given us a list of her most favourite books!

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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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Premiers' Reading Challenge

Participate in the Premiers' Reading Challenge and meet the doggy mascot.

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Fantastic Mr Fox
By Roald Dahl

Witty and funny book. Great for parents to read-aloud to children.

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Magazines

View complete copies of magazines on your computer or mobile device, read Chinese magazines online and browse newspapers in 50+ languages.

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Apps to Take Your Library Mobile

Download these apps to access the library and e-library from anywhere. Put items on hold, download e-books, e-audio and music, read mags ...

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New at the e-Library

If you're into music downloading through the e-Library you may have already discovered this fabulous development... You can now stream music

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Flip the Page with Tina and Mary

Ivanhoe Library Reading Coordinators Tina and Mary are dedicated to keeping you up with everything e-book via the Flip the Page blog.

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Researching the Anzacs

Come and learn with Military historian Neil C Smith, the special guest speaker for Diamond Valley’s Family History Fest program this month.

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How to Bake Perfect Macarons

Need a sugar hit? Visit our Learnist Page and learn how to bake the PERFECT macaron. Don't be afraid to send us a sample!

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Why it's important to sing to your baby

This article from The Guardian details why you should sing to your baby every day to prevent language problems in later life.

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Aspiring author?

Why not join one of our writing groups and refine your skills with the support and advice of other writers in your community.

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Don't Feel HOPELESS Get SLAMMED by THIS…

Discover the popular novels of Colleen Hoover.

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Subscribe to the TMI youth newsletter

Subscribe to the TMI youth newsletter and find out about our game days, storytimes, after school programs and teen groups.

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We Were Liars
By E. Lockhart

Smart, sharp and gripping with a genuinely surprising ending. A thriller well worth reading.

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Genealogy
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On their own : Britain's child migrants

Experiences of British children often taken from children's homes who were sent to Commonwealth colonies 1860s to the 1970s.

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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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Discovery

Search the public archives of the UK government containing over 1000 years of history with over 5% of its collection digitised. Download ima

Irish genealogy research - a free guide to finding your family's history in Ireland #genealogy #http://t.co/CBKchek7Ld

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