Visit the Eltham District Historical Society exhibition at Eltham Library during June. The exhibition includes a photograph collection from the former Shire of Eltham from the 1980's illustrating people and places, including these lovely ladies enjoying a bite in the sunshine. If you were involved in this photographic project, recognise any of the people photographed […]Read More from Eltham on Display
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Heidelberg Historical Society a new exhibition has opened. The local exhibition celebrates living in the City of Heidelberg in 1967. 50 years ago a number of local history groups were founded including the Shire of Eltham Historical Society now Eltham District Historical Society and Doncaster Templestowe […]Read More from Remembering ’67 Exhibition
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 […]Read More from Who else writes like an Aussie?
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 […]Read More from Feeling Creative? Crafty? Are you feeling lucky??
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 […]Read More from National Simultaneous Storytime Is Here Again!
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 […]Read More from Languages Other than English titles now available on Zinio.
MIGRATION-Stories from Banyule reveals fourteen personal journeys of migration by and about people originally from the Aeolian islands, England, the Greek islands, Italy, Malta, Slovenia and Poland who came to Australia by ship, disembarked at Port Melbourne, and now call Australia Home. Watsonia Library is pleased to host the launch of this publication as part […]Read More from Book Launch: Migration stories from Banyule
Today I turned off the news. Why? Well, some of this was down to simple irritation and frustration. Empty political finger-pointing, distant despots, xenophobia and an endless procession of short-sighted fools. It drives me nuts. The rest? I'll admit it - I can be a coward. It's not pretty, but that's what it is. […]Read More from Fiction and feeling
The University of Melbourne have added new digitised maps to their online map collection. In addition to their Melway Street directories series, maps from the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works has been added. Recent coverage includes the suburbs and towns of Whittlesea, Heidelberg, Wollert, Mill Park, South Morang and Epping. You can view a […]Read More from Melbourne Maps
Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, there was a woman who migrated from a distant land to make her home in Australia. She had a husband and small children, but her circle was very small. She said hello to the shop assistants. She waited for the postman. She laughed bitterly with […]Read More from How a Book Club changed a life