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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47 Degrees Book Review

Black Saturday affected the lives of many borrowers here at YPRL and I cannot begin to imagine how devastating and life altering that may have been.  Author Justin D’ath does, and he has captured the impact it had on him through his most recent Junior Fiction book, 47 Degrees. On the 7 February 2009, it was…
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