Annual Report 17-18

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Annual Report 17-18

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So you are training to be a Villain... So you are training to be a Villain...

recommended by LibraryPixie
Are you drawn to the dark side? Researching the pros and cons of evilness? Here are some tomes to add to your bedside reading.
Are you drawn to the dark side? Researching the pros and cons of evilness? Here are some tomes to add to your bedside reading.

Celebrating Diversity Celebrating Diversity

recommended by LibraryPixie
A collection of fiction and non-fiction books by African-Australian authors.
A collection of fiction and non-fiction books by African-Australian authors.

Prime Minister's Literary Award Prime Minister's Literary Award

Australia’s literary talent across: fiction, non-fiction, Australian history, young adult literature, children's literature and poetry.
Australia’s literary talent across: fiction, non-fiction, Australian history, young adult literature, children's literature and poetry.

Focus on Friends Focus on Friends

recommended by LibraryPixie
Unlike what so many YA books will have you believe...teen life is more than blind love, romance and obsession. Friendships are important too
Unlike what so many YA books will have you believe...teen life is more than blind love, romance and obsession. Friendships are important too

Shoot Some Hoops Shoot Some Hoops

recommended by LibraryPixie
The NBL Basketball season is starting. Get your kids into the Aussie basketball spirit with some basketball books.
The NBL Basketball season is starting. Get your kids into the Aussie basketball spirit with some basketball books.

News

Happy 30th Birthday Watsonia Library Happy 30th Birthday Watsonia Library

Look back on the creation and history of this much-loved YPRL branch and perhaps share some of your own memories in the comment space.
Look back on the creation and history of this much-loved YPRL branch and perhaps share some of your own memories in the comment space.

Meeting Procedure Amendment Meeting Procedure Amendment

A draft of the proposed amendment is available for review. Feedback must be received by Thursday 6 December.
A draft of the proposed amendment is available for review. Feedback must be received by Thursday 6 December.

Lets Party Like It's 1988 Lets Party Like It's 1988

To celebrate the 30th birthday of Watsonia Library. November is a month-long party - 80s style. Find out more here.
To celebrate the 30th birthday of Watsonia Library. November is a month-long party - 80s style. Find out more here.

Subscribe to our E-Newsletter Subscribe to our E-Newsletter

For information about events, including author visits, health and wellbeing, arts and culture, technology and school holiday programs.
For information about events, including author visits, health and wellbeing, arts and culture, technology and school holiday programs.

Doggy Tales - Read to a Dog Doggy Tales - Read to a Dog

Does a little reluctant reader live at your house? Doggy Tales might be what you have been looking for.
Does a little reluctant reader live at your house? Doggy Tales might be what you have been looking for.

Learn

Top Online Learning Tools Top Online Learning Tools

Online learning is available 24/7 and can take place anywhere at any time. all you need is your library card.
Online learning is available 24/7 and can take place anywhere at any time. all you need is your library card.

I want to be a writer! I want to be a writer!

recommended by louii6
Whether it's problems with the plot, developing characters or building the right mood, this list will assist you on your writing journey.
Whether it's problems with the plot, developing characters or building the right mood, this list will assist you on your writing journey.

Digital Conversion: Retro Technology Digital Conversion: Retro Technology

Nov 19th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
A demonstration session to learn how to convert VHS tapes, cassette tapes, 3.5 floppy disks and photo slides to digital.
A demonstration session to learn how to convert VHS tapes, cassette tapes, 3.5 floppy disks and photo slides to digital.

STEAM Resources: Edison Robots STEAM Resources: Edison Robots

Edison is a small, car-shaped robot aimed at teaching coding and robotics to students from age 4 to 16.  Find out more here.
Edison is a small, car-shaped robot aimed at teaching coding and robotics to students from age 4 to 16.  Find out more here.

Digital Literacy Digital Literacy

recommended by ElGuapoLives
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?

Genealogy

Staff List

Researching your Australian military…

recommended by YPRLFamilyHistory

Resources to research your Australian military ancestor or relative.

Resource

Cole-Tetlow Index

The Tetlow index to the Robert K Cole collection of hotel records for city and metropolitan hotels in Melbourne now includes Country hotels

Blogpost

Top Tips to Research Your Family History

By YPRLFamilyHistory

All our top tips from Family History Month in one place.

Staff List

Oral History - A How to Guide

recommended by YPRLFamilyHistory

A list of resources providing advice on how to conduct an oral history including preparation, setting, questions to ask and equipment

Staff Pick

Convicted

A unique history of Australia retold through the extraordinary lives of Peter Bradley's three ancestors.

recommended by LSS YPRL Family History

Families

The Nutcracker The Nutcracker

Dec 3rd | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
A dance demonstration and class with talented artists from Melbourne City Ballet. Then make a creature...using a pointe shoe!
A dance demonstration and class with talented artists from Melbourne City Ballet. Then make a creature...using a pointe shoe!

The Wondrous Society of Reading The Wondrous Society of Reading

Why should Book Clubs be only for adults? Wait! They're not! Watsonia Library has a Book Club for kids aged 9-12 years old.
Why should Book Clubs be only for adults? Wait! They're not! Watsonia Library has a Book Club for kids aged 9-12 years old.

Friendship, Kindness and Sharing Friendship, Kindness and Sharing

recommended by Mel28
Learn lots of life lessons all about friendship, kindness and sharing with these lovely picture books.
Learn lots of life lessons all about friendship, kindness and sharing with these lovely picture books.

Roadtrip with a Reluctant Reader Roadtrip with a Reluctant Reader

recommended by LibraryPixie
Does your child think reading's a chore/boring? Stuck in a car? Here's some audiobooks to encourage them to love stories and won't bore you!
Does your child think reading's a chore/boring? Stuck in a car? Here's some audiobooks to encourage them to love stories and won't bore you!

Reading Dog: Finn Reading Dog: Finn

recommended by LibraryPixie
The Reading Dog at Mill Park Library is Finn! A beautiful Labrador. Here is a list of books inspired by Finn!
The Reading Dog at Mill Park Library is Finn! A beautiful Labrador. Here is a list of books inspired by Finn!

Create

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.

Community Creative: Adam Wallace Community Creative: Adam Wallace

Love our School Holiday brochure?! Illustrations are by Adam Wallace, three times New York bestselling...
Love our School Holiday brochure?! Illustrations are by Adam Wallace, three times New York bestselling...

Community Creative: Joel Quinn Community Creative: Joel Quinn

Joel Quinn is a local singer and guitarist. By the time he was 18, Joel had performed over 200 gigs and is now…
Joel Quinn is a local singer and guitarist. By the time he was 18, Joel had performed over 200 gigs and is now…

Community Creative: Shakira Tsindos Community Creative: Shakira Tsindos

  Shakira Tsindos is an Australian mezzo soprano, currently touring with Opera Australia in By The Light Of The Moon…
  Shakira Tsindos is an Australian mezzo soprano, currently touring with Opera Australia in By The Light Of The Moon…

Community Creative: Corinne Fenton Community Creative: Corinne Fenton

    Corinne Fenton has established a reputation for writing beautiful picture-book histories of animals whose lives have become legendary.…
    Corinne Fenton has established a reputation for writing beautiful picture-book histories of animals whose lives have become legendary.…

e-Library

Transparent Languages Online Transparent Languages Online

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

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

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!)

eLibrary Help eLibrary Help

Nov 21st | 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.
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.

Choice Magazine Choice Magazine

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