Who else writes like an Aussie?

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Danielle from the Alpha Reader Blog has taken "If you liked this book…" and added an OY OY OY! She picks the top read Young Adult books of recent times and suggests other books by Australian Authors that you may also enjoy. You can read her post here, or explore her recommendations with the lists […]

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Feeling Creative? Crafty? Are you feeling lucky??

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To celebrate Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre's Head Full of Love tour we are offering you the opportunity to contribute a creative, crafty masterpiece to a Beanie Exhibition and competition! Submit a hand-crafted beanie reflecting the theme "Head Full of Love" with an entry form to either Whittlesea or Mill Park Library and be […]

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National Simultaneous Storytime Is Here Again!

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Wednesday 27 May 2015 11.00am Join thousands of children across Australia and listen to the same book at the same time. Special guests will read the book The Brothers Quibble by Aaron Blabey at the following locations: Diamond Valley Library, Eltham Library, Ivanhoe Library, Lalor Library, Mill Park Library, Rosanna Library, Thomastown Library, Watsonia Library […]

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Languages Other than English titles now available on Zinio.

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We are very pleased to announce that many Language Other Than English (LOTE) magazine titles are now freely available for download through Zinio. These titles can be accessed via the homepage, under the eLibrary link. The titles (and language) available are: French Avantages Jalouse L'Officiel Paris L'Optimum Votre Beaute German Myself Italian Focus Storia Gente […]

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Google your Genealogy

When it comes to researching your family and local history, and other topics of interest, ensure you get the most out of your new best friend – Google. There are a few tips and tricks to implement so that your search strategies are pulling positive results. Some resources to make the most out of Google […]

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The course of love: does it run true?

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The Course of Love by Alain de Botton A powerful book... filled with enough worthy quotes to fill a respectable Pinterest board (substitute journal, wall or scrapbook for Pinterest if you have no idea what I'm talking about here). It's written in what I found initially to be a slightly jarring style, pairing narrative with […]

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Rootstech 2017

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One of the major conferences for the Genealogy industry and associated family researchers worldwide: Rootstech – has just concluded in Salt Lake City, Utah, and by all accounts it was another huge success. The international conference featured four days of seminars, presentations, product promotion and a huge showcase hall and the opportunity for many attendees […]

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Are there any Good People in this book?

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The Good People by Hannah Kent A review by Mo the cat's owner Mo may not have liked this book... but he is a cat, after all!  My take on the book is slightly different. The Good People is beautifully written: dark and haunting. It stays with you long after you've finished reading, like an […]

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History of Ivanhoe Real Estate

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Heidelberg Historical Society celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2017.  They are kicking off the year with a guest speaker from Miles Real Estate, a local business which has operated in the Ivanhoe and Heidelberg area for over 85 years.  Director Stewart Oldmeadow will speak about the history of the firm on Tuesday 14 February at […]

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Geography of Surnames

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The Geography of surnames is a new resource devoted to the study of English, Scottish and Irish surnames and should be of interest to family history researchers. Surnames are examined from a geographic perspective, focusing on their distribution, patterns and origins. Examples are drawn from areas as diverse as Cornwall, Wales, the Borders of Scotland […]

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