Booklovers Festival – Don’t forget eBooks!

Yarra Plenty Regional Library proudly presents The Sixth Annual Booklovers' Festival Wednesday 2 July to Wednesday 30 July These exciting events will be held in Yarra Plenty Regional Library branches. Celebrate new beginnings. Hear stories of sea changes,immigration, starting over, new approaches, new ways of thinking,historic discoveries, adaptations, and famous beginnings. Embark on your own…
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Ryerson now has location search

Location search has now been added to the Ryerson Index to death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers - search facility.  The search is conducted through the normal search page but although the  surname is still asterisked as a mandatory field this is not so if one adds a location. In other words either a surname or a…
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Lochaber Farm

  Lochaber cottage was home to two generations of the Smith Family, located at the present address of 45 harvest Home Road, Epping.  Two of the twelve Smith children are pictured here with their father in front of their bluestone farmhouse in c.1918.  “Mr Robert Smith (pictured at right) spent his lifetime in this and…
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More British Newspapers

Three new titles have been recently added to The British Newspaper Archive. Search news reported by the Daily Mirror national newspaper in 1915, with more editions from the World War One period coming soon.  Discover the local, national and international stories that were printed in the Dundee, Perth and Forfar People’s Journal from 1859-1861. Access…
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World Cup Futebol

Has World Cup fever left you puzzled? Looking for an explanation? Futebol  by Alex Bellos - updated to coincide with the 2014 World Cup -  is available to borrow from  YPRL’s Overdrive service.  Mixing fact with local legend, history and myth the book explores what makes Brazil the football loving country it is…
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British Newspapers Archive

The British Newspapers Archive has grown to over 8 million searchable pages.  300,000 new pages have recently been added, including six brand new titles.  These include the national newspaper the Daily Mirror, the Lancashire Evening Post and the The Oxford Times. Newspapers are an excellent research tool to learn more about your family history. Access…
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