Languages Other than English titles now available on Zinio.

We are very pleased to announce that many Language Other Than English (LOTE) magazine titles are now freely available for download through Zinio. These titles can be accessed via the homepage, under the eLibrary link. The titles (and language) available are: French Avantages Jalouse L'Officiel Paris L'Optimum Votre Beaute German Myself Italian Focus Storia Gente…
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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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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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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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Letters from World War One come to Yarra Plenty Regional Library

To commemorate the centenary of World War One, Yarra Plenty Regional Library in partnership with Nillumbik Shire Council is presenting a touring exhibition from State Library Victoria exploring the personal stories of ordinary Australians told through their own photographs, letters, diaries and writings. Writing the war: Personal stories from WWI tells the story of Australia’s…
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CEO Farewelled

Staff and local, state and international colleagues farewelled Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s Chief Executive Officer last week. Christine Mackenzie has retired after a 41 year career culminating with 12 years in “the best job in Australia”. Prior to joining YPRL, Christine worked at the State Library of Victoria, Mordiallic Chelsea Library, Mornington Peninsula Library and…
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Happy Birthday Us!

Thirty years ago today, four member councils of Heidelberg Regional Library Service, namely Diamond Valley, Eltham, Heidelberg and Whittlesea felt it was time to adopt a name reflecting the wide area we serve. Staff were asked to suggest suitable names.  Names included Plenty Regional Library and Heidelberg Plenty Regional Library. Alan Marshall Regional Library, Heidelberg…
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Book Clubs @ the Library

Love to read but have trouble finding interesting books? Or when you finish a book do you want to share your thoughts with someone else? Library Book Clubs are a popular activity for readers to meet and chat about a range of books once a month. Librarians choose a range of popular, literary and recommended…
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