Creative State Summit

YPRL staff recently attended the second annual Creative State Summit at Melbourne Museum, featuring a diverse line up of local and international speakers across the creative industries. The summit explored the role of creativity in a post-truth world, as well as effecting change in response to the challenges of our times. Creative State offered delegates an…
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Role of Arts in Childhood Development

Sadly, many adults do not consider themselves ‘creative’. However, when such people speak of their upcoming personal and professional projects, event plans, new hobbies or (less commonly) Excel spreadsheet solutions, it appears the term may require some kind of social reinvention. Creativity, according to the Oxford Dictionary is the use of imagination or original ideas…
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PLVN Stories Matter Seminar

Overview:           Liz Pidgeon Local and Family History Librarian, Liz Pidgeon, is the co-convenor of the Public Libraries Victoria (PLVN) Local Studies Special Interest Group (SIG). She was also part of the organising committee on the recent Stories Matter Seminar hosted in partnership with the Multicultural Services and Programs SIG. Presentations from seven library services were invited to…
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Banyule Combined Advisory Committee Meeting

On Wednesday 6 June, Carolyn Jury and Kate Hansen attended the Banyule Combined Advisory Committee Meeting at the Council Offices. It was an opportunity for all Banyule City Council Advisory Committees to meet each other, share information and explore future objectives. It was a fantastic event, celebrating the work of these committees while inspiring opportunities for…
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Community Creative: Fabiana Grimaldi

Fabiana Grimaldi is a passionate dancer, choreographer and teacher, specialising in Afro-Brazilian and Brazil folkloric dance. Residing in the City of Whittlesea, Fabiana explores the personal, social and cultural benefits of dance, sharing her wisdom and practice across Melbourne's diverse communities. Growing up in Brazil's Northeast, Fabiana studied classical, contemporary and Afro-Brazilian dance styles. At…
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Community Creative: Hazel Edwards OAM

    Best known for picture book series There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake (now performing nationally as a musical), Hazel Edwards OAM  writes for all ages. She co-writes with those from diverse backgrounds, and has recently published a quirky memoir. Her books are translated into Mandarin, Russian, Korean, French, Indonesian, Braille, Auslan and dyslexie…
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Calling artists, writers, crafters and creators!

Yarra Plenty Regional Library is calling for entries to new social media project Community Creatives. Local artists, writers and creators will be featured on the YPRL website and social media pages, highlighting the diverse creative practices within our communities, including links to upcoming events, exhibitions and opportunities. So... tell us about yourself or your group! Promote…
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