Supporting Local History Groups

I recently attended a half day seminar presented by Museums Australia (Victoria) on supporting Local History Groups. The seminar was primarily aimed for local government employees, but would have been of interest to people across the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums).  The seminar was held at the Kathleen Syme Library, Carlton. A number of speakers were on the…
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Take the fun (and learning!) home

  For years now libraries have pushed themselves to engage with new technologies and provide programming that complements the school curriculum in preparing kids for the coming challenges of the future. YPRL has met this challenge through many successful programs, such as our Code Clubs, Maker Spaces and regular workshops in Science, Technology, Engineering and…
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Sensitive Santa

At this time of year, things can get hectic, a little louder and brighter. Santa's ho ho ho's and bell ringing bring delight to the nearby children in the shopping centres. Everything is blingy, noisier and the chaotic rush of present buying, grocery shopping and the endless activities from morning to night, permeates the air…
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YPRL @ Whittlesea Tech School Makers Faire

Whittlesea Tech School’s inaugural Mini Maker Faire was held on the 4th December and attended by upper primary school students from the area, where they had the opportunity to get their hands dirty with science and creative arts activities. Wobble bots, electronic synthesizers, vortex cannons and cryptography were just some of the activities enthusiastically taken…
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Curious Adventures In Illustration

YPRL are thrilled to be hosting a collection of works by author and illustrator Judith Rossell at Eltham Library Community Gallery this summer. Supported by Nillumbik Shire Council, Adventures in Illustration will showcase and celebrate the curious creatures, colourful characters and cautionary tales in Judith’s puzzles, mazes, picture books and award-winning illustrated novels Withering-by-Sea, Wormwood MireandWakestone Hall.  The exhibition will be launched at Eltham Library Community Gallery on Saturday 15…
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Share Your Learning

Attending conferences and external training is a great way to extend our professional skills. But where does the information go after the training? Writing a blog post is a good way to consolidate your learning and help share what you learned with your colleagues.  If you’re new to blogging, don’t be daunted! Just keep it…
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Olympic Village Souvenir

Olympic Village 1956 Yarra Plenty Regional Library in partnership with Heidelberg Historical SocietyFifty nine years ago this week, Melbourne - and the world was in the grip of Olympic Games fever. Held 22 November to the 8 December 1956, Melbourne hosted the Olympics for the first time. We were very proud of our purpose built…
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