Marvel Villains – Tribute to Stan Lee

Stan Lee December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018 He co-created numerous popular fictional characters, including superheroes Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and Ant-Man. These are now some of the most iconic and popular figures and the inspiration for 86 released films - that’s 67 live-action films and 19 animated films - released - with another 15+ in production.…
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The Best Australian Books

Thanks to Better Reading  BORROW ME! The Secret River Seven Little Australians The Sound of One Hand Clapping The Engagement Amnesia Mateship With Birds The Man Who Loved Children The Pleasures of Leisure The World Beneath Golden Boys The Great World Five Bells Burial Rites The Bodysurfers Drylands The Turning The Book Thief Questions of…
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Sarka to Westgarthtown: The Wuchatsch Family in Germany and Australia

A new local history book has been added to our collections.  One of which will be preserved in the local history collection at Mill Park Library.  Särka to Westgarthtown by Robert Wuchatsch has been a long time in the making. This 525-page book tells the story of the Wuchatsch family in Germany and Australia from the early…
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Happy Birthday Watsonia

This week Watsonia Library celebrates its 30th birthday. The small free-standing Library was opened on the 12 November 1988 after commitment by The Shire of Diamond Valley in part to replace the mobile library service that had previously served the community. Land purchased close to the railway station and shopping centre included two weatherboard houses…
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What We Discussed: The Wondrous Society of Reading

GENRE (a style or category of art, music or literature)  At The Wondrous Society of Reading the top five genre's favoured by our members were: Horror Fantasy Adventure Mystery Thriller The Wondrous Society of Reading Book Club encourages children to read for pleasure, however, we would like to gently introduce children to other genres such as Historical, Dystopia…
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Strategic Planning Sessions

I really enjoyed attending YPRL's recent strategic planning sessions and relished the opportunity to do some blue-sky thinking about the future of libraries. While varied in topic, our speakers' ideas about the future intersected in interesting ways. Unsurprisingly, the changes that technology have brought to the way we work, live and study were at the…
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CEO Reads: Digital Darwinism

Digital Darwinism This was a really quick and compelling read if you are interested in the current digital disruption happening across every industry. Tom Goodwin has written quite a lot of articles, blogs and presentations about this issue and is very well known in advertising and marketing circles. This is his first book.  What I…
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