Lets Party Like It’s 1988

November is a month-long party at Watsonia Library. Like Marty McFly we are going back - Back to the Future with a movie night of course - complete with popcorn and jaffas! Back to the Future The fun starts with Watsonia Library's Annual Craft Fair. There will be a range of locally made craft items and…
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Balloons: The Ugly Truth

By Hansikaa Sharma, Yarra Plenty Regional Library Member (Published with permission.)    Balloon releases and balloons in general are a fun way to commemorate a big event or decorate a birthday party, but considering the impact balloons have on ecosystems it's just not worth it. Balloons are a devastation to the environment. If you are…
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Full STEAM Ahead: Learning Communities are Growing Communities

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills are critically important for productivity, personal decision making and effective community, national and global citizenship. However, exploring and applying STEM principles in new and innovative ways requires the ability to adapt information and initiate creative solutions. Cue STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education! Supporting people of…
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Community Creative: Adam Wallace

Love our September Under the Sea brochure?! Illustrations are by our school holiday guest, Adam Wallace! Adam is a three time New York Times bestselling author with a talent for writing hilarious, horrendous and heartfelt books for children. He has over forty published titles under his belt, including Jamie Brown is Not Rich, Spark, and the Accidentally Awesome series. Adam loves…
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Slime

Slime – the craze that refuses to go away. Why is it so popular, so addictive? Children love it, parents hate it – it feels wonderful, it sticks to everything. Hence the popularity of this activity at the library. The kids get to indulge but the carpets are safe. So why should we let them…
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Poppies for Remembrance

In recent years, members of our community contributed thousands of hand crafted poppies for the Centenary of World War One remembrance 5000 Poppies project.  This project is still going strong with major installations being planned towards the end of the year to acknowledge the end of the War in 1918. Whittlesea Agricultural Society will be…
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NAIDOC Week 2018

NAIDOC Week – Because of Her, We Can! 8–15 July 2018 What is NAIDOC Week? NAIDOC originally stood for 'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'. This acronym has since become the name of an annual week of national celebrations held every July, which observe the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…
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