Annual Report 18-19

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Annual Report 18-19

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Audiobooks: Catch up on the Classics Audiobooks: Catch up on the Classics

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From the colonial to contemporary, Australian to global, the audio versions will have you catching up on the classics in no time.
From the colonial to contemporary, Australian to global, the audio versions will have you catching up on the classics in no time.

Best Romance 2019 Best Romance 2019

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Here is the Best Romance of 2019 according the Library Journal.
Here is the Best Romance of 2019 according the Library Journal.

2020 Dublin Literary Award Longlist 2020 Dublin Literary Award Longlist

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The International DUBLIN Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English.
The International DUBLIN Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English.

Top 10 Best Debut Novels of the Decade Top 10 Best Debut Novels of the Decade

As 2020 approaches it is time to look at the top ten lists. Here is the Top Ten best debut novels of the decade according to LitHub.
As 2020 approaches it is time to look at the top ten lists. Here is the Top Ten best debut novels of the decade according to LitHub.

Best Literary Fiction 2019 Best Literary Fiction 2019

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Here is the Best Literary Fiction of 2019 according the Library Journal.
Here is the Best Literary Fiction of 2019 according the Library Journal.

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Christmas Opening Hours Christmas Opening Hours

See here for changes to our opening hours over the festive season.
See here for changes to our opening hours over the festive season.

The Grinch's Christmas Party The Grinch's Christmas Party

The Grinch is having a Christmas bash! You have been invited. Which infamous villain do you hope will be there?
The Grinch is having a Christmas bash! You have been invited. Which infamous villain do you hope will be there?

2020 Dublin Literary Award Longlist 2020 Dublin Literary Award Longlist

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The International DUBLIN Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English.
The International DUBLIN Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English.

Community Creatives: Bronwen Deane Community Creatives: Bronwen Deane

Originally from country Victoria, Bronwen has called Eltham home for the past seven years. She loves the Eltham community, and enjoys…
Originally from country Victoria, Bronwen has called Eltham home for the past seven years. She loves the Eltham community, and enjoys…

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Become a digital library member to access FREE eBooks, audiobooks, mags, movies & more. At your fingertips without leaving your seat.
Become a digital library member to access FREE eBooks, audiobooks, mags, movies & more. At your fingertips without leaving your seat.

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Digital Magazines Digital Magazines

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Library member perk! Download FREE magazines straight to your device. Save money, always have a magazine with you, save paper. No waiting.
Library member perk! Download FREE magazines straight to your device. Save money, always have a magazine with you, save paper. No waiting.

Some of the Best Movies Based on Books Some of the Best Movies Based on Books

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Is it a blessing or a curse to see a great book turned into a movie? Most adaptations can't compare to the book, here are some of the best!
Is it a blessing or a curse to see a great book turned into a movie? Most adaptations can't compare to the book, here are some of the…

Books that Promote Gender Equality Books that Promote Gender Equality

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Broaden your mind and choose books that help you to think differently about gender and gender equality.
Broaden your mind and choose books that help you to think differently about gender and gender equality.

Books About Books Books About Books

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Some of my favourite books are about other books or its theme is set around books, libraries or bookshops!
Some of my favourite books are about other books or its theme is set around books, libraries or bookshops!

Gardening For Beginners Gardening For Beginners

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New to the garden scene? I was in your shoes last year. Here are some books that really helped me learn the ins & outs of gardening quickly.
New to the garden scene? I was in your shoes last year. Here are some books that really helped me learn the ins & outs of gardening…

Genealogy

Staff Pick

The Lost Ancestor

Nice little mystery presented in the "then and now" format with great attention to forensic genealogy methods.

recommended by LSS YPRL Family History

Staff List

It Runs in the Family

recommended by YPRLFamilyHistory

Understand your ancestors by deciphering the wealth of personal and historical clues contained in your photographs and family heirlooms.

Staff Pick

They Shall Not Grow Old

Produced and Directed by Peter Jackson of "Lord of the Rings" fame, this acclaimed documentary is an extraordinary look at the…

recommended by YPRLLocalHistory

Online Resource

British Newspapers Archive

29 million newspaper pages from over 600 titles available from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Access in the library for free

Online Resource

Australian History and Genealogy Groups…

Over 1450 Links to focused Facebook groups by location, subject and more. Seek advice and collaborate on your family history research.

Families

YA Books that Promote Gender Equality YA Books that Promote Gender Equality

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If you're looking for YA reads that challenge stereotypes and give characters non-traditional roles, then the following books are for you.
If you're looking for YA reads that challenge stereotypes and give characters non-traditional roles, then the following books are for…

The Magic of Reading! The Magic of Reading!

Early literacy is about developing a relationship with books and reading, find some tips here on how to find time to nurture this.
Early literacy is about developing a relationship with books and reading, find some tips here on how to find time to nurture this.

Children's Books for Gender Equality Children's Books for Gender Equality

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The following are great examples of books that promote boys and girls as equals.
The following are great examples of books that promote boys and girls as equals.

Picture Books that Celebrate Diversity Picture Books that Celebrate Diversity

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If you’re looking for picture books that break the mould and celebrate difference then you’re in the right place.
If you’re looking for picture books that break the mould and celebrate difference then you’re in the right place.

e-Library

Kanopy FAQs Kanopy FAQs

By Yprl
Kanopy is a video streaming service featuring movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films & educational…
Kanopy is a video streaming service featuring movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films & educational…

Marvel & DC Comics in your Pocket! Marvel & DC Comics in your Pocket!

By Rosa
We're excited to announce that you can now download and read Marvel and DC Comics straight to your preferred device using the app Libby!
We're excited to announce that you can now download and read Marvel and DC Comics straight to your preferred device using the app Libby!

Confessions From a True Crime Fanatic Confessions From a True Crime Fanatic

I love listening to the cruel and twisted world of murder and mayhem. But I hate waiting for the weekly episodes to drop. What do I do?
I love listening to the cruel and twisted world of murder and mayhem. But I hate waiting for the weekly episodes to drop. What do I do?

Commuting with Kids Commuting with Kids

In my family I am the kid-taxi. Find out how we use the time in the car together. (Book reviews from kids found here too!)
In my family I am the kid-taxi. Find out how we use the time in the car together. (Book reviews from kids found here too!)

Learn

Learn new skills with Lynda at YPRL Learn new skills with Lynda at YPRL

By Yprl
When I want to learn a new skill, I head to YouTube but videos can be patchy. I seem to be trying to learn from people as confused as me.
When I want to learn a new skill, I head to YouTube but videos can be patchy. I seem to be trying to learn from people as confused as me.

Suss Out Fake News Suss Out Fake News

Welcome to the world of Fake News, misinformation techniques & bad information courtesy of the Internet. How can you find your way…
Welcome to the world of Fake News, misinformation techniques & bad information courtesy of the Internet. How can you find your way…

Limitless Learning! Limitless Learning!

Your library membership gives you free access to Lynda.com - an online learning library with easy to follow videos at your fingertips.
Your library membership gives you free access to Lynda.com - an online learning library with easy to follow videos at your fingertips.

Digital Literacy Digital Literacy

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Having a hard time getting by in this modern age? Have a question about technology?
Having a hard time getting by in this modern age? Have a question about technology?
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