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Aboriginal Authors Aboriginal Authors

recommended by NearlyBaird
For NAIDOC Week we have a list of books by talented Aboriginal authors for you. It's a 'black book challenge'. How many have you read?
For NAIDOC Week we have a list of books by talented Aboriginal authors for you. It's a 'black book challenge'. How many have you read?

Author Fight Club Author Fight Club

July Battle? Two classic authors. There can only one winner.
July Battle? Two classic authors. There can only one winner.

Comfort Food Comfort Food

By Sylph
Warm up this winter with soups, stews, casseroles and indulgent hot desserts. Recipes for experienced cooks and those just starting out.
Warm up this winter with soups, stews, casseroles and indulgent hot desserts. Recipes for experienced cooks and those just starting out.

Season: Winter Season: Winter

recommended by YPRLReadingLiteracy
Author's are reaching toward Winter and the cold heart of earth. Here's a list of novels that are explicitly Wintery. Have you read them?
Author's are reaching toward Winter and the cold heart of earth. Here's a list of novels that are explicitly Wintery. Have you read them?

Family History Fiction for Genealogists Family History Fiction for Genealogists

recommended by YPRLFamilyHistory
Extend your hobby into your recreational reading. Enjoy our suggested reading with family history or genealogy as a central theme.
Extend your hobby into your recreational reading. Enjoy our suggested reading with family history or genealogy as a central theme.

Library News

Melanie Cheng Melanie Cheng

Read it first! This author of this award-winning short story collection is coming in September as part of our Booklovers Festival.
Read it first! This author of this award-winning short story collection is coming in September as part of our Booklovers Festival.

NAIDOC Week 2018 NAIDOC Week 2018

By M82
NAIDOC Week 8–15 July 2018 What is NAIDOC Week? What is the library doing to celebrate?
NAIDOC Week 8–15 July 2018 What is NAIDOC Week? What is the library doing to celebrate?

Role of Arts in Childhood Development Role of Arts in Childhood Development

Discover why encouraging your child to participate in creative activities is important and how you can support them in simple ways at home.
Discover why encouraging your child to participate in creative activities is important and how you can support them in simple ways at home.

What's On @ YPRL July/August EVENTS What's On @ YPRL July/August EVENTS

July is coming fast! And there's more than just school holidays to look forward to! Download our program here or pick one up from a branch.
July is coming fast! And there's more than just school holidays to look forward to! Download our program here or pick one up from a branch.

Doggy Profile Doggy Profile

Meet one of our Reading Dogs: Carita!
Meet one of our Reading Dogs: Carita!

Learn

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!

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.

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.

How much screen time? How much screen time?

We're often asked how much time children should spend watching TV, using iPads, etc. This TED talk may help you to answer that question.
We're often asked how much time children should spend watching TV, using iPads, etc. This TED talk may help you to answer that question.

Looking for a job? Looking for a job?

Finding a job is not always easy. But there are resources and tools available to assist you. Do you need to update your skills? Or see if…
Finding a job is not always easy. But there are resources and tools available to assist you. Do you need to update your skills? Or see if…

e-Library

Resource

Freegal: Free+Legal Music

STOP! Changes to Freegal music! Upgraded website, New app, Increased to 5 downloads per person per week, Unlimited (24/7) streaming

Blogpost

Get your Tech on with RB Digital

By Sylph

Need a bit of a reboot with your computer & tech skills? Why not flick through a mag like: Computer Arts, Macworld Australia or PC Magazine?

Event

eLibrary Help

Jul 25th | 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.

Resource

Choice Magazine

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

Resource

Transparent Languages Online

Your library membership gives you access to this resource online or through the app. 99 languages available and interactive audio lessons!

Kids

Busy Things Busy Things

Quirky, colourful, fun, educational online games for 3-6 year olds.They won't even know they're learning! FREE with your library membership!
Quirky, colourful, fun, educational online games for 3-6 year olds.They won't even know they're learning! FREE with your library membership!

Do Not Lick This Book - Idan Ben-Barak Do Not Lick This Book - Idan Ben-Barak

A humorous, interactive book introducing children to the unseen world of microbes. Idan is coming in September for our Booklovers Festival.
A humorous, interactive book introducing children to the unseen world of microbes. Idan is coming in September for our Booklovers Festival.

Cosy Children's Classics Cosy Children's Classics

recommended by Mel28
Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a timeless story. The library has a wide selection of classic children's literature.
Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a timeless story. The library has a wide selection of classic children's literature.

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?

Create

Community Creative: Mat Vaughan Community Creative: Mat Vaughan

Mat Vaughan is one half of Inking Kombi, a dynamic creative duo with one goal: to bring art to all ages in unusual ways...
Mat Vaughan is one half of Inking Kombi, a dynamic creative duo with one goal: to bring art to all ages in unusual ways...

Community Creative: Eleanor Blythman Community Creative: Eleanor Blythman

Eleanor Blythman is an Australian soprano, currently touring Victoria with Opera Australia's 'By the Light of the Moon'...
Eleanor Blythman is an Australian soprano, currently touring Victoria with Opera Australia's 'By the Light of the Moon'...

Community Creative: Rebecca Johnson Community Creative: Rebecca Johnson

An inspiring creator in our community, Rebecca Johnson works from her sunny studio in Banyule amongst the trees…
An inspiring creator in our community, Rebecca Johnson works from her sunny studio in Banyule amongst the trees…

Community Creative: Fabiana Grimaldi Community Creative: Fabiana Grimaldi

Fabiana Grimaldi is a passionate folkloric dancer, choreographer and teacher...
Fabiana Grimaldi is a passionate folkloric dancer, choreographer and teacher...

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…

Local History

YPRL Local History Flickr YPRL Local History Flickr

View historical photos on our Flickr portal including photos of our libraries, the Fay Thomas and Alice Broadhurst Collections
View historical and contemporary photos on our Flickr portal including photos of our libraries, the Fay Thomas and Alice Broadhurst Collections and Photos documenting the aftermath of Black Saturday

Wikinorthia Wikinorthia

The Wikinorthia website is an open source collaborative project that collects and collates local community stories and photographs …
The Wikinorthia website is an open source collaborative project that collects and collates local community stories and photographs including personal reminiscences, local World War One service profiles and more from the northern Local Government Areas of Darebin, Moreland,…

Search Historical Images Search Historical Images

Search historical, contemporary images and more in our local history collection
Search historical, contemporary images and more in our local history collection

Trove Trove

Free online service to find information about Australia and Australians including historical newspapers, photographs, books, maps and more
Free online service to find information about Australia and Australians including historical newspapers, photographs, books, maps and more

Victorian Collections Victorian Collections

Victorian Collections is a central portal to the cultural treasures held by local history and community groups distributed across Victoria.
Victorian Collections is a central portal to the cultural treasures held by local history and community groups distributed across Victoria, It includes local collections including Eltham District Historical Society, Greensborugh Historical Society and City of Whittlesea
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