Diamond Creek Local History

Nillumbik Historical Society have been updating and re-publishing a number of publications that local historian Jock Ryan first compiled in the early 2000's.  These titles include a chronology of the area's history, a history of the Hurstbridge railway line, especially related to the extension from Eltham to Diamond Creek, Wattle Glen and Hurstbridge, the story…
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Early Literacy

What is early literacy? Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write.  Early literacy skills are the roots of reading success –- and it is never too early to plant the seed! Children prepare to read long before they enter school.   Why is early literacy important? Children introduced to…
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Anzac Day 2018

Australians recognise 25 April as a day of national remembrance. It is a time when we reflect on the many different meanings of war. Yarra Plenty Regional Library is acknowledging Anzac Day through a series of exhibitions and presentations.  Throughout April, Eltham Library are featuring objects from the memorabilia collection of the Eltham Montmorency RSL…
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Diamond Valley Sportsmen Win Medals at the Brisbane Commonwealth Games, 1982

As we settle into the Commonwealth Games, this #ThrowbackThursday we reflect back to the Brisbane 1982 Commonwealth Games.  Local athletes were represented and they were acknowledged by Diamond Valley Shire President Peter Cleeland, here presenting engraved silver letter openers created by Eltham silversmith Michael Wilson. Medal winners from left are Remo Sansonetti, Greensborough, silver medal…
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Learning a Language at YPRL

Are you interested in learning another language? YPRL can facilitate your journey to becoming a multi-linguist through classes, conversation groups, bilingual storytimes, online databases and our large language collections.   Just starting out? Try attending one of our classes to start your language journey. Learn Practical English for Chinese Speakers at Ivanhoe with Louise on…
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