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Author Fight Club Author Fight Club

Do you love a good thriller? Which author will get your vote this month? Paula Hawkins or Dan Brown? Vote to see who is in the lead.
Do you love a good thriller? Which author will get your vote this month? Paula Hawkins or Dan Brown? Vote to see who is in the lead.

Warning: UNRELIABLE narrators! Warning: UNRELIABLE narrators!

recommended by NearlyBaird
Don't believe everything you read. These books have narrators that should not be trusted.
Don't believe everything you read. These books have narrators that should not be trusted.

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?

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

Entertainers & Comedians Pick up the Pen Entertainers & Comedians Pick up the Pen

By Sylph
Can comedians write? These ones have picked up the pen and written one or more books. You be the judge.
Can comedians write? These ones have picked up the pen and written one or more books. You be the judge.

Library News

Sarah Schmidt Sarah Schmidt

Award-winning staff! Congratulations to YPRL Reading and Literacy Coordinator, Sarah, for winning ABIA Literary Fiction of the Year 2018!
Award-winning staff! Congratulations to YPRL Reading and Literacy Coordinator, Sarah, for winning ABIA Literary Fiction of the Year 2018!

Proposed Budget &Strategic Resource Plan Proposed Budget &Strategic Resource Plan

Yarra Plenty Regional Library invites your submissions on this proposed budget. All submissions are due 4 June 2018.
Yarra Plenty Regional Library invites your submissions on this proposed budget. All submissions are due 4 June 2018.

Appointment of New CEO Appointment of New CEO

The Board of Yarra Plenty Regional Library is very pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Cowell as its new CEO, commencing 28 May '18.
The Board of Yarra Plenty Regional Library is very pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Cowell as its new CEO, commencing 28 May '18.

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.

Libraries After Dark Libraries After Dark

What is it? Where is it? What's On? Forget late night shopping, it's all about late night Library!
What is it? Where is it? What's On? Forget late night shopping, it's all about late night Library!

Learn

National Archaeology Week is nearly here National Archaeology Week is nearly here

Events include Shared Heritage in Mernda talks & a display of artefacts, photos and interpretive panels from the Old Bridge Inn excavations.
Events include Shared Heritage in Mernda talks & a display of artefacts, photos and interpretive panels from the Old Bridge Inn excavations.

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…

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.

e-Library

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?

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

Event

eLibrary Help

May 2nd | 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

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.

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

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

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…

#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.

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

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.

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.

A Timeline of Australian Food

Beautifully presented, fact filled little book for the whole family! Profusely illustrated with nostalgic advertisements and heritage…
recommended by LSS YPRL Family History
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