We’re (Almost) Back!

With restrictions easing across metropolitan Melbourne, YPRL is working on our COVIDSafe plans to welcome you back into our branches! Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for further details in the coming week. Until then, we are still operating our Click & Collect service from most of our branches. When…
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Makers Market

November is traditionally the time for makers’ markets to be held across our branches at Yarra Plenty Regional Library, while we can't meet in person to explore the talents of local makers, we've put together a list here with links to their online offerings. Click on the square to link to the maker's online store…
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Remote Access to Find My Past

Good news for family history researchers!  Yarra Plenty Regional Library is now able to provide at home access to Find My Past.  With over 900 million names, FMP has one of the most complete records of civil registration records for the United Kingdom. Some historical newspapers are also available.  There are also records covering Australia…
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Lost Trades: Household Wisdom

Ah, the simple life! In days gone by, our cupboards weren’t cluttered with a myriad of expensive cleaners. Householders made do with items in the house and simple, cheap routines to keep their house clean and family healthy. Many of these involved lemon, bi-carb and vinegar, and the principles of reusing and repurposing. Clothes were…
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Lost Trades: Pattern Making

Lost Trades: Patternmaking Written by YPRL staff member Alan Thompson. My Dad’s shed was a magical place for me, as a kid. It was full of dark corners and mysterious drawers and racks of strange tools. I couldn’t guess what they were used for, but Dad always told me if I asked. If I wanted…
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Victoria Reads…The Dressmaker’s Secret with Rosalie Ham

After months of reading alone it’s time for Victorians to read together!  On Thursday 12 November you can join us online for an exclusive reading from The Dressmaker’s Secret, the long-awaited sequel to the best-selling novel and award-winning film, The Dressmaker. Let author Rosalie Ham bring 1950s Melbourne to life with help from a fabulous…
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Spring = Bees

With spring in the air, the number one important creature that comes to mind is a Bee. We have so many interesting native species and they play such an important role in the eco-system. Below are some resources to learn more about them.  The Bee Friendly Garden is a guide for all gardeners great and…
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