Sherlock’s Mates

If you enjoy British detective fiction and like a good period British police procedural these authors might be just right for you ranging from medieval England, the 1920s, 1980s and leading to present day. Ann Cleeves, Award-winning English crime-writer of the Vera Stanhope series, now dramatized as the TV detective series Vera, and the Jimmy…
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Jacaranda Snow

For more than eighty years, Jacaranda trees have been a living symbol of Australian children. In the 1940s and 1950s maternity hospitals like Jacaranda Maternity Hospital in Caringbah, New South Wales, sent new mothers home with a baby and a Jacaranda seedling. "Mrs Haxton would carry the baby to the car followed by a nurse…
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SLV Digital Image Pool

  State Library Victoria has launched the first stage of their new digital object management system (DOMS). In this first phase, more than 170,000 non-culturally sensitive, out-of-copyright images in their digital image pool will have new viewers, which will offer: • a fresh and more intuitive user interface • a better experience on mobile devices…
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CEO Reads: The Alice Network

The Alice Network 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and,  after the commemorations for WW1 and the ANZACs that have been occurring around the country from 2014-2018, I think I was primed to notice this historical novel that delves into both WWI and the aftermath of WWII.  I had not read anything of Kate…
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Anti-Valentines Day?

All this lovey-dovey paraphernalia can get a bit much, right? For couples: The pressure for love-gestures and gifts feels forced and you are surrounded by a conspiracy to conform by rom-coms and retailers. For singles: whether you would prefer to be in a couple or not, you simply can’t seem to avoid the world around…
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Sylvester John Brown – early settler of Heidelberg

Local historians Phil Jones and John Noack will present the first talk for Heidelberg Historical Society's meetings calendar for 2019. The Society will meet Tuesday 12 February at 8 pm at the Uniting Church Hall, Ivanhoe. Captain Sylvester Brown was one of Heidelberg’s first settlers. This talk will present the triumphs and tragedies of Captain…
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Library Lovers’ Day

Happy Library Lovers' Day folks! What better way to celebrate than to share #LibraryLoveStories from our amazing community partners as part of the Libraries Change Lives campaign? Take a peek and see how love can be found at the library, through work, play and collaboration... 'Araluen participants can improve their literacy and social abilities, let their imaginations fly…
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Doggy Profile: Tezza

Reading Dog: Tezza Branch: Watsonia When: Tuesdays 3.30pm - 4.30pm (during school term) Breed: Labrador  Age: 12 Why a reading dog: Tezza was training to be a guide dog but developed a skin complaint so he decided he'd like to hear stories and help kids read. He enjoys being at the library and listening to stories…
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