The Tops of February…

We took a look back on February. What is hot and what is not? Do you want to know what was the most popular/borrowed items? There are a lot of hot newbies here and an old favourite. Some needed extra copies purchased to keep up with the demand, some just don't sit on the shelf…
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Proud to Belong

Cultural Diversity Week is Victoria’s largest multicultural celebration and YPRL is proud to celebrate our diverse communities! Since the traditional owners first inhabited the land, Victoria’s cultural diversity has continued to evolve and shape our identity. Today, almost half of Victorians were either born overseas or have at least one parent who was born overseas. We come…
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Keep Calm, Keep Bees

  There's something appealing about keeping your own beehives. Perhaps it's the honey sourced directly from your own backyard, or maybe the knowledge that you're helping pollinate plants in your area. You can keep bees just about anywhere that flowers bloom. The very first thing a beginning beekeeper should do is get a good book…
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Spotlight On… LOTE

What is LOTE? LOTE stands for Languages Other Than English What is new on the library shelves? We are launching a new Hindi and Punjabi collection at Lalor Library in March. To celebrate this range of magazines, DVDs, CDs and children’s picture books there will be an afternoon of dance performances, henna art, refreshments and…
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Live More Sustainably: 12 Simple Ideas

Sustainability & You We are hosting a range of exciting workshops, supported by a Banyule Council Sustainability Grant to empower you to make lifestyle changes and live more sustainably. Participants will learn new skills like reducing waste, composting, avoiding harmful pesticides and plastic, how to encourage beneficial insects, bee keeping and planning their own permaculture garden.…
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Are you multi-lingual?

Did you know that Victorians come from 200 countries and speak over 260 languages? Our library shelves reflect the diversity of our community with items in 18 different languages! In order for the library to offer items – books, magazines and DVDs – in a language other than English there must be over 1000 people in our…
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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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