Annual Report 17-18

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Annual Report 17-18

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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.

Rainbow Reads Rainbow Reads

recommended by louii6
This is a list of YA literature that features important LGBT+ characters, relationships, themes and challenges. Excellent reads.
This is a list of YA literature that features important LGBT+ characters, relationships, themes and challenges. Excellent reads.

2019 Superhero movie rumours 2019 Superhero movie rumours

recommended by louii6
You can't sling a web without hitting a Marvel or DC movie. These comics contain characters & storylines rumoured for the big screen in 2019
You can't sling a web without hitting a Marvel or DC movie. These comics contain characters & storylines rumoured for the big screen in 2019

Birds of a Feather Birds of a Feather

recommended by lisadempster
A book list featuring birds. Including fiction, non-fiction and memoir.
A book list featuring birds. Including fiction, non-fiction and memoir.

Library News

Balloons: The Ugly Truth Balloons: The Ugly Truth

Balloons - a fun way to decorate a party! Is it worth it? The impact on ecosystems is devastating. Here's some facts to burst your balloons
Balloons - a fun way to decorate a party! Is it worth it? The impact on ecosystems is devastating. Here's some facts to burst your balloons

You are invited: Future Planning You are invited: Future Planning

Have your say and shape the future of Yarra Plenty Regional Library at a planning session.
Have your say and shape the future of Yarra Plenty Regional Library at a planning session.

Inside a Dog Inside a Dog

A virtual home for Australia’s bookish teens. Reviews, creative writing, book news and more. Only 12-18 year olds can be registered users.
A virtual home for Australia’s bookish teens. Reviews, creative writing, book news and more. Only 12-18 year olds can be registered users.

Librarian's Choice - October 2018 Librarian's Choice - October 2018

recommended by LibraryPixie
Librarians across Australia vote and each month they share their top 10 recommendations.
Librarians across Australia vote and each month they share their top 10 recommendations.

Are you a Local History Buff? Are you a Local History Buff?

Test your knowledge with this true/false quiz!
Test your knowledge with this true/false quiz!

Learn

Digital Conversion: Retro Technology Digital Conversion: Retro Technology

Oct 15th | 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?

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.

Local History

Blogpost

Local History Month

By YPRLFamilyHistory

From walks and talks, to tours and displays, there are discoveries to be had as you connect with the local history in your community.

Blogpost

Merri Creek Oral History Project

By YPRLFamilyHistory

Interviews with residents of the creek before 1970 now appear on Wikinorthia.

Blogpost

Invisible Farmer

By YPRLFamilyHistory

The Invisible Farmer Project  is the largest study of Australian women on the land. 

Online Resource

YPRL Local History Flickr

View historical photos on our Flickr portal including photos of our libraries, the Fay Thomas and Alice Broadhurst Collections

Website

Search Historical Images

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

Kids

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!

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!

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

CEO Reads: Circe CEO Reads: Circe

Miller has woven known legends, fables and Gods into a compelling story of growth, self-knowledge & independence as a woman, mother & witch
Miller has woven known legends, fables and Gods into a compelling story of growth, self-knowledge & independence as a woman, mother & witch

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!)

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!

eLibrary Help eLibrary Help

Oct 10th | 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.

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
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