Happy Birthday Watsonia

This week Watsonia Library celebrates its 30th birthday. The small free-standing Library was opened on the 12 November 1988 after commitment by The Shire of Diamond Valley in part to replace the mobile library service that had previously served the community. Land purchased close to the railway station and shopping centre included two weatherboard houses…
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What We Discussed: The Wondrous Society of Reading

GENRE (a style or category of art, music or literature)  At The Wondrous Society of Reading the top five genre's favoured by our members were: Horror Fantasy Adventure Mystery Thriller The Wondrous Society of Reading Book Club encourages children to read for pleasure, however, we would like to gently introduce children to other genres such as Historical, Dystopia…
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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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You Are Invited: Future Planning for YPRL

Have your say and shape the future of Yarra Plenty Regional Library at a planning session. These sessions include discussions informed by expert guest speakers: Wednesday 17 October, 2.00pm–4.30pm, at the Eltham Community & Reception Centre 801 Main Rd, Eltham Monday 22 October, 2.00pm–4.30pm, in the Fountain View Room City of Whittlesea Offices, Ferres Boulevard Tuesday…
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Top Online Learning Tools @ YPRL

Yarra Plenty Regional Library (YPRL) offers programs and services that support the acquisition of knowledge and skills through study, experience or lessons through its nine branches and mobile services. These programs and our online offerings are becoming of increasing importance to the local community. Learning can include borrowing a DIY manual, attending a genealogy course…
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Staff Profile: Kaje

This is Kaje. Mobile Library Officer.   How long have you worked at YPRL? I'm still a neophyte with just over 6 months chalked up! What is your library passion? Children's literature. What do you like about working in a library? Getting to know our borrowers and helping them explore their favourite genres. What is something most people…
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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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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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