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The Anzac Portal The Anzac Portal

Resources from the First World War to more modern operations, including interviews, event planning resources and more
The Department of Veteran's Affairs Anzac Portal contains information and educational resources from the First World War to more modern operations. It includes interviews, resources for anyone planning events during the Anzac Centenary, posters and more

Read Me: Upcoming Author Talks May/June Read Me: Upcoming Author Talks May/June

recommended by NearlyBaird
The authors of these books are visiting YPRL branches in May. This is your chance to meet the author, ask questions and support local talent
The authors of these books are visiting YPRL branches in May. This is your chance to meet the author, ask questions and support local talent

Author Fight Club Author Fight Club

Battle of the Johns! To celebrate Youth Week in April vote for your favourite. Green or Marsden? Vote to see who is in the lead.
Battle of the Johns! To celebrate Youth Week in April vote for your favourite. Green or Marsden? Vote to see who is in the lead.

Footy's back! Footy's back!

recommended by cato_logue
Why does the beginning of the footy season get us excited? Here's why!
Why does the beginning of the footy season get us excited? Here's why!

Seasons: Autumn Seasons: Autumn

recommended by YPRLReadingLiteracy
A book list that speaks to change: of self, society, of things not being as they appear-stories that prepare us for goodbyes & long winters.
A book list that speaks to change: of self, society, of things not being as they appear-stories that prepare us for goodbyes & long winters.

Library News

Anzac Day 2018 Anzac Day 2018

Australians recognise 25 April as a day of national remembrance. It is a time when we reflect on the many different meanings of war. Yarra Plenty Regional Library is acknowledging Anzac Day through a series of exhibitions and presentations.
Australians recognise 25 April as a day of national remembrance. It is a time when we reflect on the many different meanings of war.

What's On @YPRL May/June EVENTS What's On @YPRL May/June EVENTS

NEW! Find out what is coming up. Download the brochure here or pick one up from your local branch.
NEW! Find out what is coming up. Download the brochure here or pick one up from your local branch.

Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Facebook!

Stay connected. Find out about upcoming events, free resources, new arrivals to the shelves, closure alerts and have some bookish fun.
Stay connected. Find out about upcoming events, free resources, new arrivals to the shelves, closure alerts and have some bookish fun.

Spotlight on YA Literature Spotlight on YA Literature

Celebrate Victorian Youth Week with a book list of talented YA novels and check out some events happening at our library branches.
Celebrate Victorian Youth Week with a book list of talented YA novels and check out some events happening at our library branches.

Upcoming Cancellations and Closures Upcoming Cancellations and Closures

We apologise for any inconvenience. See here for more details.
We apologise for any inconvenience. See here for more details.

Learn

Want to learn another language? Want to learn another language?

We can help with classes, conversation groups, bilingual storytimes, eResources, online databases and our large language collections.
We can help with classes, conversation groups, bilingual storytimes, eResources, online databases and our large language collections.

The YPRL Robot The YPRL Robot

What is a NAO robot? How can you get involved? Find out about the latest addition to the YPRL team - Hamilton the humanoid robot!
What is a NAO robot? How can you get involved? Find out about the latest addition to the YPRL team - Hamilton the humanoid robot!

Learning with Lynda Learning with Lynda

This 'educational professional You Tube' means you can learn at your own pace at home. If you haven't tried it yet - you are missing out.
This 'educational professional You Tube' means you can learn at your own pace at home. If you haven't tried it yet - you are missing out.

Research Guides Research Guides

Explore the many research guides at State Library Victoria. There are 70 guides that cover a wide range of research topics. The guides are not restricted to the library's resources but identify the best resources wherever they are located.
Explore the many research guides at State Library Victoria. There are 70 guides that cover a wide range of research topics.

Kokedama Balls Kokedama Balls

May 9th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn how to make Japanese moss garden. Materials supplied.
Learn how to make Japanese moss garden. Materials supplied.

e-Library

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eLibrary Help

Apr 18th | 10:00am - 1:00pm

Need a bit of help with eBooks, eMags, Music, Movies, Newspapers or any other digital collection? Make a booking for a one-to-one session.

Staff Pick

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

This book was recommended to me by the lovely Cherry at Ivanhoe Library. It is incredible! I listened to it on Borrow Box as an audio which… More

recommended by NearlyBaird

Resource

Choice Magazine

Get full access to thousands of reviews and reports on products and services. Back issues of CHOICE Magazine are available.

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RBDigital Magazines

May 9th | 10:00am - 11:30am

Learn how to access, download and read magazines through RB Digital. Knowledge of iPad or Android is required. Bookings essential.

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Comics Plus - Library Edition

Thousands of digital comic books are available with a click of your mouse or a tap of your finger with Comics Plus: Library Edition.

Kids

Inspiring Picture Books for Girls Inspiring Picture Books for Girls

recommended by Mel28
Strong female characters, positive messages and themes of empowerment. Here are some wonderful reads for the young women in your life.
Strong female characters, positive messages and themes of empowerment. Here are some wonderful reads for the young women in your life.

Early Literacy: What? Is it important? Early Literacy: What? Is it important?

Parents! Do you want to give your child a great start in life? Discover how to best help your child's development here.
Parents! Do you want to give your child a great start in life? Discover how to best help your child's development here.

The Benefits of LEGO The Benefits of LEGO

LEGO: we have all heard about it and possibly played with it. Most of us grew up with it. Have you ever thought of the educational benefits?
LEGO: we have all heard about it and possibly played with it. Most of us grew up with it. Have you ever thought of the educational benefits?

Coding Books for Super Kids! Coding Books for Super Kids!

recommended by EmmilioEstevez
Here's a collection of books to get you excited about coding and help build on your awesome coding skills!
Here's a collection of books to get you excited about coding and help build on your awesome coding skills!

Choose your Own Adventure Choose your Own Adventure

recommended by hammy28
What happened to the ol' Choose your own Adventure books? They are still around! Introduce your kids to this interactive reading experience.
What happened to the ol' Choose your own Adventure books? They are still around! Introduce your kids to this interactive reading experience.

Create

#Bookface? #Bookface?

What is Bookface? How is it done? And where can you see more? Find out here.
What is Bookface? How is it done? And where can you see more? Find out here.

Calling artists, writers and creators! Calling artists, writers and creators!

Be featured in our new social media project…
Be featured in our new social media project…

Ekphrasis 2018 Ekphrasis 2018

COMPETITION: Be inspired by the work of 7 celebrated Australian artists as part of the Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award exhibition.
COMPETITION: Be inspired by the work of 7 celebrated Australian artists as part of the Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award exhibition.

Boomerang Bags Boomerang Bags

Apr 24th | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Join our volunteers as we upcycle and make shopping bags to reduce the use of plastic bags for a community bag-share program.
Join our volunteers as we upcycle and make shopping bags to reduce the use of plastic bags for a community bag-share program.

Maker Spaces @ YPRL Maker Spaces @ YPRL

Do you keep hearing the term 'Maker Space' but don't know what it is? Find out all you need to know here.
Do you keep hearing the term 'Maker Space' but don't know what it is? Find out all you need to know here.

Genealogy

DVA's Nominal Rolls DVA's Nominal Rolls

Search Nominal rolls of members of Australia's defence forces who served during World War 2, Korean War, Vietnam War and First Gulf War.
Search the Department of Veterans Affairs Nominal rolls of members of Australia's defence forces who served during World War 2, Korean War, Vietnam War and First Gulf War.

The Family History Guide The Family History Guide

Free learning, research, training centre and starting point for your family history research.
Free learning, research, training centre and starting point for your family history research. Extended information on computers, resources, specific country research, DNA. 1000's of links to articles and video and more

Gale News Vault Gale News Vault

Search across historical US and UK newspapers with over 400 years of content with your library card
Search across historical US and UK newspapers with over 400 years of content with your library card

State Library Victoria Digitised… State Library Victoria Digitised Collections

Explore SLV's digitised collections. Use the 'Find' function to search all collections or choose the drop down menu to narrow your search.
Explore SLV's popular digitised collections, including Sands and McDougall directories. Use the 'Find' function to search all collections or choose the drop down menu to narrow your search.

Dusty Docs Dusty Docs

Dustydocs is a 'web-linking site' of English Baptisms, Marriages and Burials records for the years 1538 to 1900.
Dustydocs is a 'web-linking site' of English Baptisms, Marriages and Burials records for the years 1538 to 1900. Information is sourced from freely available church BMB records and validated user contributions. Search via family names and/or locations.
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