Community Creative: Hazel Edwards OAM

    Best known for picture book series There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake (now performing nationally as a musical), Hazel Edwards OAM  writes for all ages. She co-writes with those from diverse backgrounds, and has recently published a quirky memoir. Her books are translated into Mandarin, Russian, Korean, French, Indonesian, Braille, Auslan and dyslexie…
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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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Learning a Language at YPRL

Are you interested in learning another language? YPRL can facilitate your journey to becoming a multi-linguist through classes, conversation groups, bilingual storytimes, online databases and our large language collections.   Just starting out? Try attending one of our classes to start your language journey. Learn Practical English for Chinese Speakers at Ivanhoe with Louise on…
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#Bookface?

What is Bookface? It is the trick of lining up a  book cover with a part of a persons face or body, or with an object, or a place. The objective is to make it seem like the book cover and subject are one. How is it done? Generally you need 3 people; the model…
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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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Greensborough – Do you recall?

Greensboorugh Historical Society have published their second volume of their collection of local stories.  Memories and photographs have been gathered from past and present residents from Greensborough, Watsonia, Greenhills, Briar Hill, Grace Park and Montmorency. Do You Recall?l is available for loan and by visiting the Diamond Valley Library local history collection…
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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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The Corner Store

The Corner Store is becoming a thing of the past, but memories from residents of Eltham will be invoked with a painting recently hung at Eltham Library.  The Corner Store by Ted Dalton was painted in oil about 1980 and has been identified as  the view of the old Burgoyne store looking south-east across Main…
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