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How to: Find a Good Book Recommendation How to: Find a Good Book Recommendation

There are lots of ways you can find great book recommendations! Here are our Top 6 ways find your next read.
There are lots of ways you can find great book recommendations! Here are our Top 6 ways find your next read.

2019 Stella Prize Longlist 2019 Stella Prize Longlist

recommended by ikillnovel
Be surprised, educated and entertained by these exceptional books by Australian Women.
Be surprised, educated and entertained by these exceptional books by Australian Women.

Sustainability at Home: Books to Guide Sustainability at Home: Books to Guide

Climate change is a hot topic. We look to political parties for policies but you can make actions that can promote a sustainable lifestyle.
Climate change is a hot topic. We look to political parties for policies but you can make actions that can promote a sustainable lifestyle.

ABIA Awards: Fiction Book of the Year ABIA Awards: Fiction Book of the Year

recommended by so_it_goes
More than 250 publishers, booksellers, agents, media and industry representatives vote. Have you read any of the general fiction longlist?
More than 250 publishers, booksellers, agents, media and industry representatives vote. Have you read any of the general fiction longlist?

Top Ten April Librarians' Choice Top Ten April Librarians' Choice

recommended by Library_geek
This month we say farewell to Librarians' Choice, but we say goodbye with a fantastic list of books by talented Australian authors.
This month we say farewell to Librarians' Choice, but we say goodbye with a fantastic list of books by talented Australian authors.

Explore

True Crime Author Talk True Crime Author Talk

Mar 23rd | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maryrose will discuss her new true crime book about the grisly events in Central VIC of a farming dispute that resulted in a triple murder.
Maryrose will discuss her new true crime book about the grisly events in Central VIC of a farming dispute that resulted in a triple murder.

Keep Calm, Keep Bees Keep Calm, Keep Bees

There's something appealing about keeping your own beehives... See here for beekeeping books, beekeeping clubs, upcoming events and more.
There's something appealing about keeping your own beehives... See here for beekeeping books, beekeeping clubs, upcoming events and more.

Live More Sustainably: 12 Simple Ideas Live More Sustainably: 12 Simple Ideas

Do your part in looking after our planet. Top tips and free workshops will assist you to take up the challenge.
Do your part in looking after our planet. Top tips and free workshops will assist you to take up the challenge.

What Library Job Should You Have? What Library Job Should You Have?

Ever think ‘gosh I’d like to work in a library!’? But what job are you best suited to? Take our quiz to find out!
Ever think ‘gosh I’d like to work in a library!’? But what job are you best suited to? Take our quiz to find out!

Australia for Preschoolers Australia for Preschoolers

recommended by hollyhock25
Picture books about Australia - folk tales, animals, habitats, people.
Picture books about Australia - folk tales, animals, habitats, people.

Learn

Airblock Drones Airblock Drones

Mar 23rd | 11:00am - 12:00pm
Take to the skies and show off your best manoeuvres with this introduction to Airblock drones.
Take to the skies and show off your best manoeuvres with this introduction to Airblock drones.

Digital Conversion: Retro Technology Digital Conversion: Retro Technology

Mar 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.

Spotlight On... LOTE Spotlight On... LOTE

LOTE stands for Languages Other Than English. What is new on the library shelves? We are launching a new Hindi and Punjabi Collection.
LOTE stands for Languages Other Than English. What is new on the library shelves? We are launching a new Hindi and Punjabi Collection.

Gamers Edition Gamers Edition

recommended by Library_geek
Whether you create your own or just like to play, we have some fantastic books about gaming. Game on!
Whether you create your own or just like to play, we have some fantastic books about gaming. Game on!

Aussie Driver Aussie Driver

Preparing to sit the VicRoads learners test? Practise with simulated learners tests.
Preparing to sit the VicRoads learners test? Practise with simulated learners tests.

Genealogy

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Free Genealogy Websites

recommended by YPRLFamilyHistory

Australian websites to assist family history researchers on their research journey. Search now!

Online Resource

British Newspapers Archive

29 million newspaper pages from over 600 titles available from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Access in the library for free

Website

Ancestry Library Edition

Access the world's largest online family history resource via the Library Edition. Search billions of records in the library

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Newspapers and Family History @SLV

By YPRLFamilyHistory

A tour of the new Newspapers and Family History Reading Rooms space at State Library Victoria

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Really Useful Information Guides

Really useful information guides for researching your family history in Australia, UK and North America via the UK Federation of Family…

Families

Disability in Picture Books Disability in Picture Books

recommended by MissRoslyn
Books that portray disabled characters respectfully and realistically. Some make no point of the characters disability.
Books that portray disabled characters respectfully and realistically. Some make no point of the characters disability.

Interactive Books Interactive Books

recommended by MissRoslyn
Books that require participation from the readers in some way. Great for reluctant readers and one-on-one reading
Books that require participation from the readers in some way. Great for reluctant readers and one-on-one reading

Picture Books that Rhyme Picture Books that Rhyme

recommended by Library_geek
Books that rhyme teach children how language works, helps to understand sounds and recognise patterns and make predictions.
Books that rhyme teach children how language works, helps to understand sounds and recognise patterns and make predictions.

Great Books for Girls Great Books for Girls

recommended by MissRoslyn
Cant stand another sickly sweet picture book of gender norms and useless heroines? Try these.
Cant stand another sickly sweet picture book of gender norms and useless heroines? Try these.

Favourite Kids Books Favourite Kids Books

recommended by MissRoslyn
Being the Storyteller at Eltham Library I get the chance to read a LOT of children's books. These are my personal favourites.
Being the Storyteller at Eltham Library I get the chance to read a LOT of children's books. These are my personal favourites.

e-Library

Confessions From a True Crime Fanatic Confessions From a True Crime Fanatic

I love listening to the cruel and twisted world of murder and mayhem. But I hate waiting for the weekly episodes to drop. What do I do?
I love listening to the cruel and twisted world of murder and mayhem. But I hate waiting for the weekly episodes to drop. What do I do?

Jean Hailes - For Women Jean Hailes - For Women

Jean Hailes is a leader in women’s health. They believe in physical and emotional health and wellbeing for all women in Australia…
Jean Hailes is a leader in women’s health. They believe in physical and emotional health and wellbeing for all women in Australia throughout their lives. This resource provides fact sheets and more with a Health A-Z on topics including bladder & bowel, bone health, breast…

Dallas Buyers Club Dallas Buyers Club

Stream this award-winning film through Beamafilm. Free with your library card.
Stream this award-winning film through Beamafilm. Free with your library card.

Get your Tech on with RB Digital 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?
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?

Fahrenheit 11/9 Stream NOW on Beamafilm! Fahrenheit 11/9 Stream NOW on Beamafilm!

'I hope he never does one on me,' said Trump. Moore’s latest documentary examines current US politics. Stream free with your library card.
'I hope he never does one on me,' said Trump. Moore’s latest documentary examines current US politics. Stream free with your library card.

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.

Design Maker Space Design Maker Space

recommended by LibraryPixie
The Design Maker Space at Ivanhoe offers programs to unleash your creativity using Adobe Creative Cloud. These books will extend your skills…
The Design Maker Space at Ivanhoe offers programs to unleash your creativity using Adobe Creative Cloud. These books will extend your…

#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.

Brain Health Brain Health

recommended by roverjane
Brain Health spans 4 categories: physical health, diet, cognitive activity and social engagement. Learn more @ Rosanna Library's Maker Space
Brain Health spans 4 categories: physical health, diet, cognitive activity and social engagement. Learn more @ Rosanna Library's Maker Space
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