Annual Report 18-19

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Annual Report 18-19

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Relax...Breathe... Relax...Breathe...

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It's November - the busy season is here. In the rush it's easy to get caught up. These books will encourage you to stop & renew your energy.
It's November - the busy season is here. In the rush it's easy to get caught up. These books will encourage you to stop &…

Favourite reads from my comfy chair Favourite reads from my comfy chair

recommended by tara10
Recommended reads from a soul who would rather read than do anything else (except eat chocolate). A W.Smith, J.Archer fan + a few thrillers.
Recommended reads from a soul who would rather read than do anything else (except eat chocolate). A W.Smith, J.Archer fan + a few thrillers.

WINNER of Readings Prize 2019 Recommends WINNER of Readings Prize 2019 Recommends

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This year's winner is Alice Robinson for her second novel, The Glad Shout. We asked Alice to highlight some of her favourite reads.
This year's winner is Alice Robinson for her second novel, The Glad Shout. We asked Alice to highlight some of her favourite reads.

Top 10 Best Debut Novels of the Decade Top 10 Best Debut Novels of the Decade

As 2020 approaches it is time to look at the top ten lists. Here is the Top Ten best debut novels of the decade according to LitHub.
As 2020 approaches it is time to look at the top ten lists. Here is the Top Ten best debut novels of the decade according to LitHub.

2019 Bucket List of Reading Quiz 2019 Bucket List of Reading Quiz

We will give you 1 point for every one of these books you have read. What score did you get? Tell us in the comments.
We will give you 1 point for every one of these books you have read. What score did you get? Tell us in the comments.

Explore

An Unconventional Wife: The Life of… An Unconventional Wife: The Life of…

Nov 20th | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mary Hoban’s book tells the story of Julia Arnold – a nineteenth century colonial belle from Tasmania – who married into a…
Mary Hoban’s book tells the story of Julia Arnold – a nineteenth century colonial belle from Tasmania – who married into a…

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Become a digital library member to access FREE eBooks, audiobooks, mags, movies & more. At your fingertips without leaving your seat.
Become a digital library member to access FREE eBooks, audiobooks, mags, movies & more. At your fingertips without leaving your seat.

Community Creatives: Neek Christie Community Creatives: Neek Christie

Neek Christie is a young non-binary creative who uses both traditional and digital methods of drawing. They are a high-school student who…
Neek Christie is a young non-binary creative who uses both traditional and digital methods of drawing. They are a high-school student who…

Harry Potter Quiz: People & Objects Harry Potter Quiz: People & Objects

By Helen
Challenge yourself with one of our Harry Potter quizzes!
Challenge yourself with one of our Harry Potter quizzes!

YA Books: Who is it for? What is it? YA Books: Who is it for? What is it?

By Lefa
Young Adult fiction isn't a genre, it's a marketing term. It's not meant to indicate books are only suitable for reading by…
Young Adult fiction isn't a genre, it's a marketing term. It's not meant to indicate books are only suitable for reading by…

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Books About Books Books About Books

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Some of my favourite books are about other books or its theme is set around books, libraries or bookshops!
Some of my favourite books are about other books or its theme is set around books, libraries or bookshops!

Books that Promote Gender Equality Books that Promote Gender Equality

recommended by Dgori
Broaden your mind and choose books that help you to think differently about gender and gender equality.
Broaden your mind and choose books that help you to think differently about gender and gender equality.

Calling Local Creatives Calling Local Creatives

By Lefa
Yarra Plenty Regional Library would love to hear from you! We feature the work of talented locals!
Yarra Plenty Regional Library would love to hear from you! We feature the work of talented locals!

Gardening For Beginners Gardening For Beginners

recommended by SHowe_0
New to the garden scene? I was in your shoes last year. Here are some books that really helped me learn the ins & outs of gardening quickly.
New to the garden scene? I was in your shoes last year. Here are some books that really helped me learn the ins & outs of gardening…

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.

Genealogy

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Immigration and Shipping

Nov 27th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Discover resources and learn research tips to reveal your ancestor’s arrival in Australia

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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

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.

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

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BDM Victoria Search your family history

Search the Victorian historical indexes of births, baptisms, marriages, burials and deaths dating back to as early as 1836.

Families

Growing Children, Thriving Children Growing Children, Thriving Children

Nov 18th | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lou Harvey-Zahra is a teacher, international presenter and popular parenting author. This session is based on her new book.
Lou Harvey-Zahra is a teacher, international presenter and popular parenting author. This session is based on her new book.

YA Books that Promote Gender Equality YA Books that Promote Gender Equality

recommended by Dgori
If you're looking for YA reads that challenge stereotypes and give characters non-traditional roles, then the following books are for you.
If you're looking for YA reads that challenge stereotypes and give characters non-traditional roles, then the following books are for…

The Magic of Reading! The Magic of Reading!

Early literacy is about developing a relationship with books and reading, find some tips here on how to find time to nurture this.
Early literacy is about developing a relationship with books and reading, find some tips here on how to find time to nurture this.

Children's Books for Gender Equality Children's Books for Gender Equality

recommended by Dgori
The following are great examples of books that promote boys and girls as equals.
The following are great examples of books that promote boys and girls as equals.

Wimpy Kid read-alikes Wimpy Kid read-alikes

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Does a Wimpy Kid fan live in your house? Here are some fabulous middle grade humour books and series...
Does a Wimpy Kid fan live in your house? Here are some fabulous middle grade humour books and series...

e-Library

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

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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?
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