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Readings Prize: New Australian Fiction Readings Prize: New Australian Fiction

recommended by lefasn
This shortlist recognises exciting and exceptional new contributions to local literature based on literary merit.
This shortlist recognises exciting and exceptional new contributions to local literature based on literary merit.

Who else writes like an Aussie? Who else writes like an Aussie?

Because YA books are best consumed on the veranda, dunked in a cuppa, with a lamington on the side. A list of top Aussie reads #LoveOzYA
Because YA books are best consumed on the veranda, dunked in a cuppa, with a lamington on the side. A list of top Aussie reads #LoveOzYA

Wayward Women Wayward Women

recommended by YPRLFamilyHistory
Stories of women who either intentionally or through force of circumstances transgressed society's rules.
Stories of women who either intentionally or through force of circumstances transgressed society's rules.

Countdown to Spring Countdown to Spring

recommended by lefasn
It's so close we can feel it. Here are some books to get you ready and raring for the start of spring!
It's so close we can feel it. Here are some books to get you ready and raring for the start of spring!

Reading in Gilead: a Handmaid's Guide Reading in Gilead: a Handmaid's Guide

recommended by ikillnovel
What types of stories, ideas, or voices would be forced underground in the Republic of Gilead? This list is sure to defy Gilead.
What types of stories, ideas, or voices would be forced underground in the Republic of Gilead? This list is sure to defy Gilead.

Explore

Melanie Cheng & Nicola Redhouse Melanie Cheng & Nicola Redhouse

Sep 21st | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Fact/Fiction Conversation: 2 authors use the motif of the ‘ordinary’ (the ordinary lives of ordinary people) to create 2 different responses
Fact/Fiction Conversation: 2 authors use the motif of the ‘ordinary’ (the ordinary lives of ordinary people) to create 2 different responses

Family Fun Nights at YPRL Family Fun Nights at YPRL

By Yprl
A night of free entertainment for the whole family at your local library. Movies, LEGO and Games - Oh My!
A night of free entertainment for the whole family at your local library. Movies, LEGO and Games - Oh My!

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.

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!

Recommended

Better Reading: Most Exciting Reads 2018 Better Reading: Most Exciting Reads 2018

recommended by lefasn
Did you miss the most exciting reads of 2018? Now that the holds lists have died down, you can see what the talk is about and borrow them!
Did you miss the most exciting reads of 2018? Now that the holds lists have died down, you can see what the talk is about and borrow them!

Book Valet throughout Festival Book Valet throughout Festival

By Yprl
Our librarians will create a personalised reading list for you! Fill in a form to tell us the sorts of books you like and we'll do the…
Our librarians will create a personalised reading list for you! Fill in a form to tell us the sorts of books you like and we'll do the…

Animalia is here! Animalia is here!

Much loved Animalia by Graeme Base has transformed into digital! Digital read-throughs, levelled activities, games, puzzles and more!
Much loved Animalia by Graeme Base has transformed into digital! Digital read-throughs, levelled activities, games, puzzles and more!

NEW to YPRL: Story Box Library is here! NEW to YPRL: Story Box Library is here!

You can look and listen to a range of celebrated stories read aloud by a diverse range of storytellers. Free with your library card!
You can look and listen to a range of celebrated stories read aloud by a diverse range of storytellers. Free with your library card!

The Library Cup The Library Cup

YPRL has a beautiful keep cup for sale. We wanted to provide an eco-friendly alternative and encourage our community to be more sustainable
YPRL has a beautiful keep cup for sale. We wanted to provide an eco-friendly alternative and encourage our community to be more sustainable

Genealogy

Event

Using DNA for Family History Research

Sep 25th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

How to decide to take a DNA test, which types are relevant to genealogy, where to buy a test and interpreting your results

Staff List

Managing your family memorabilia

recommended by YPRLFamilyHistory

Advice to keep your family photos, certificates, letters, diaries and precious items safe, as well as advice to keep your files organised.

Website

Ancestry Library Edition

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

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

Online Resource

Australian History and Genealogy Groups…

Over 1450 Links to focused Facebook groups by location, subject and more. Seek advice and collaborate on your family history research.

Families

Why bother sharing books with your baby? Why bother sharing books with your baby?

Books for 0-3 month old babies... why are we even talking about this? Aren't they too little to understand? Find out here.
Books for 0-3 month old babies... why are we even talking about this? Aren't they too little to understand? Find out here.

Don't tell my bump I'm clueless! Don't tell my bump I'm clueless!

So you are pregnant and you are awash with advice from other mothers, aunts and sometimes the woman on the street. Tips about pregnancy…
So you are pregnant and you are awash with advice from other mothers, aunts and sometimes the woman on the street. Tips about pregnancy…

One Day We Had To Run One Day We Had To Run

recommended by waywardangel
These are deeply moving and disturbing picture book stories about the refugee journey from a destroyed or dangerous homelands. For ages 7-12
These are deeply moving and disturbing picture book stories about the refugee journey from a destroyed or dangerous homelands. For ages 7-12

Mental health: teens, children, parents Mental health: teens, children, parents

recommended by Bookbudgie
Whether you are concerned about your own mental health, or that of a young loved one, the Library has a range of books and e-resources…
Whether you are concerned about your own mental health, or that of a young loved one, the Library has a range of books and e-resources…

Great STEAM Books for Kids Great STEAM Books for Kids

recommended by orite
Do you know what STEAM is and why it is important for kids? These books will help your child learn new skills while having fun!
Do you know what STEAM is and why it is important for kids? These books will help your child learn new skills while having fun!

e-Library

New to Beamafilm: LIFE New to Beamafilm: LIFE

Young photographer Dennis Stock tries to pin down rising actor James Dean for a LIFE magazine assignment. Inspired by true story.
Young photographer Dennis Stock tries to pin down rising actor James Dean for a LIFE magazine assignment. Inspired by true story.

Kanopy FAQs Kanopy FAQs

By Yprl
Kanopy is a video streaming service featuring movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films & educational…
Kanopy is a video streaming service featuring movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films & educational…

Marvel & DC Comics in your Pocket! Marvel & DC Comics in your Pocket!

By Rosa
We're excited to announce that you can now download and read Marvel and DC Comics straight to your preferred device using the app Libby!
We're excited to announce that you can now download and read Marvel and DC Comics straight to your preferred device using the app Libby!

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?

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!)

Learn

Learn new skills with Lynda at YPRL Learn new skills with Lynda at YPRL

By Yprl
When I want to learn a new skill, I head to YouTube but videos can be patchy. I seem to be trying to learn from people as confused as me.
When I want to learn a new skill, I head to YouTube but videos can be patchy. I seem to be trying to learn from people as confused as me.

Suss Out Fake News Suss Out Fake News

Welcome to the world of Fake News, misinformation techniques & bad information courtesy of the Internet. How can you find your way…
Welcome to the world of Fake News, misinformation techniques & bad information courtesy of the Internet. How can you find your way…

Limitless Learning! Limitless Learning!

Your library membership gives you free access to Lynda.com - an online learning library with easy to follow videos at your fingertips.
Your library membership gives you free access to Lynda.com - an online learning library with easy to follow videos at your fingertips.

Digital Literacy Digital Literacy

recommended by TheInfamousElGuapo
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?

Is it time to break up with your phone? Is it time to break up with your phone?

If you are using your smart device to avoid relationships, exercise, or connecting then maybe you need to assess your attention addiction?
If you are using your smart device to avoid relationships, exercise, or connecting then maybe you need to assess your attention addiction?
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