Curious Adventures In Illustration

YPRL are thrilled to be hosting a collection of works by author and illustrator Judith Rossell at Eltham Library Community Gallery this summer. Supported by Nillumbik Shire Council, Adventures in Illustration will showcase and celebrate the curious creatures, colourful characters and cautionary tales in Judith’s puzzles, mazes, picture books and award-winning illustrated novels Withering-by-Sea, Wormwood MireandWakestone Hall.  The exhibition will be launched at Eltham Library Community Gallery on Saturday 15…
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Share Your Learning

Attending conferences and external training is a great way to extend our professional skills. But where does the information go after the training? Writing a blog post is a good way to consolidate your learning and help share what you learned with your colleagues.  If you’re new to blogging, don’t be daunted! Just keep it…
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Olympic Village Souvenir

Fifty nine years ago this week, Melbourne - and the world was in the grip of Olympic Games fever. Held 22 November to the 8 December 1956, Melbourne hosted the Olympics for the first time. We were very proud of our purpose built Olympic village built to accommodate and feed elite athletes from all over…
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Book Review: Digby & Claude

A recent publication out of the National Library of Australia Digby & Claude is written and illustrated by Emma Allen and Hannah Sommerville as a picture book. It touches on a common theme of constant change within the urban environment. Digby and Claude feel connected to their neighbourhood and community. This is a story about friendship…
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Mont Park to Springthorpe Heritage Project

  A community driven project has come to fruition recently with the launch in September of the Mont Park to Springthorpe: Springthorpe Heritage Project. The website explores the former Mont Park Hospital and Asylum and its environs, the heritage-listed buildings, horticulturally significant landscape design, social and cultural history, hospital and psychiatric care history, indigenous history…
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CEO Reads: The Lost Man

The Lost Man The high quality of Australian crime writing needs to be celebrated by dedicated readers everywhere but especially here at home in Australia. Emma Viskic, Trent Dalton and Chris Hammer have written some fantastic Australian crime fiction and Jane Harper is another for readers everywhere to celebrate. I have read and enjoyed her…
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