Family History Month

Researching your family history?  Feeling a bit frustrated about where to look next?  Looking for some inspiration? August is National Family History Month and YPRL have a number of events to feed your passion. From personal reminiscences to tech tips, there is something for everyone, from beginners to advanced researchers. Expert speakers will present on…
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Invisible Farmer

The Invisible Farmer Project  is the largest study of Australian women on the land.  Initiated by Museums Victoria this three year project (2017-2020) aims to create new histories of rural Australia, reveal the hidden histories of women on the land, learn more about the diverse, innovative and vital role of women in agriculture, stimulate public discussions…
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New items in collection for family historians Part 2

As family historians getting inspired this National Family History Month, we are happy to add new items to our collection to help assist with your research needs.  The following titles would be of interest for your personal archives management. The list also includes the latest publications from Unlock the Past See the full list of new…
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Evolution of Libraries

Evolution of Libraries or From Wood Panels to World Wide Web The following blog was written by a borrower and regular of Thomastown Library Mausoleums lined with dark sombre wood panels with dusty books on dusty shelves, hidden corridors ideal for liaisons with spies or lovers, creeping students and wild haired professors. Decorated with huge…
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National Science Week 2018

Science Week is coming to Yarra Plenty Regional Library... we are EXCITED! Science Week is celebrated around Australia every year. It’s an opportunity to show everyone that Science (and Technology, Engineering and Maths – together they are sometimes called STEM) is fun, interesting and an important part of everyday life. This year, National Science Week…
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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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Creative Libraries Workshop @SLV

A number of YPRL staff attended the Creative Libraries workshops held at the State Library recently. These workshops addressed two themes – that everyone is capable of being creative; and that libraries need to raise our profile as one of the biggest providers of cultural activities in Australia. The first half of the day explored…
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PLVN Stories Matter Seminar

Overview:           Liz Pidgeon Local and Family History Librarian, Liz Pidgeon, is the co-convenor of the Public Libraries Victoria (PLVN) Local Studies Special Interest Group (SIG). She was also part of the organising committee on the recent Stories Matter Seminar hosted in partnership with the Multicultural Services and Programs SIG. Presentations from seven library services were invited to…
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