Children’s Book Week 2018

Saturday 18 August - Friday 24 August 2018 Every year in August, schools, libraries and bookshops across Australia celebrate Children's Book Week with fun events, book displays, character dress-ups, crafts, treasure hunts and other book-themed children's activities. Children's Book Week is a celebration of all things children's literature, and is kicked off with the announcement of the…
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Anzac Day 2018

Australians recognise 25 April as a day of national remembrance. It is a time when we reflect on the many different meanings of war. Yarra Plenty Regional Library is acknowledging Anzac Day through a series of exhibitions and presentations.  Throughout April, Eltham Library are featuring objects from the memorabilia collection of the Eltham Montmorency RSL…
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Easter 2018

What’s On for Easter you may be wondering... Well, this is your go-to guide! From scavenger hunts to arts and crafts, there’s plenty happening at the library in the lead up to Easter. Hop along to this Easter egg-stravaganza and you might even come across a very special guest! Please note some require bookings.  Easter…
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The Benefits of LEGO

LEGO — we have all heard about it and possibly played with it. Most of us grew up with it. It is one of the largest brands in the world, is instantly recognisable.   Have you ever thought of the educational benefits of LEGO?                        …
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Imagine the Yarra

These school holidays families have the opportunity to drop into Eltham or Watsonia Libraries to share your stories and experiences of the Yarra River through a selection of drop in activities. Make a short video on your device, then tag and share via Imagine the Yarra Write a letter addressed to the Yarra River about…
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Book Launch: Migration stories from Banyule

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…
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9th Annual Booklovers Festival

As we enter a two week extravaganza of events celebrating all things Booklovers, here's a round up of some key events to whet your appetite: FESTIVAL LAUNCH: Dressing Jane - Watsonia Library - Saturday 15 July Tea Reads - Rosanna Library - Tuesday 18 July Gideon Haigh: Certain Admissions - Whittlesea Library - Wednesday 19…
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Finding Sanity – John Cade, lithium and the taming of Bi-Polar Disorder

The next meeting of the Heidelberg Historical Society features Dr. Greg de Moore. Dr. Greg de Moore is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry based at Sydney's Westmead Hospital. He has co-authored the first biography of the ground breaking Australian doctor who discovered the first pharmacological treatment for mental illness. Finding Sanity Dr de Moore will discuss…
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