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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Paddington Bear

The new Paddington Bear movie will soon be screening in cinemas in Australia. Paddington first appeared on 13 October 1958 - his author (biographer?) Michael Bond featured him in more than twenty books. Paddington hails  from deepest, darkest Peru and with his old hat, battered suitcase, duffle coat and love of marmalade has become a…
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Fairy Tales Come To Life

Click on the picture to go to the official Once Upon A Time website (beware, there will be spoilers) Thursday night has officially become my favourite night of the week. Why? Because the third season of Once Upon A Time has started and, as with the other 2 seasons, I’m hooked. For those of you…
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Angels Are The New Vampires

Working at YPRL, you tend to notice trends and fads when it comes to what people like to read, particularly in the areas that interest you which in my case includes teenage fiction. And one thing that I've noticed lately is that angels seem to be the new vampires. When Twilight and the Vampire Diaries…
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Ted- A Movie Review

Click on the picture to be taken directly to the Ted website How can a movie about a talking teddy bear possibly appeal to adults? That was the question that I asked myself before I went to see Ted, the latest movie from Seth MacFarlane, who is better known for creating and voicing some of…
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The Avengers reviewed

What do you get when you put Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Incredible Hulk, Ironman and Thor into the one movie? And let’s not forget Nick Fury of course. That’s the question that everyone has been asking and for me, that question has been answered. Directed by Joss Whedon (most known for his work writing…
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An Evening With Miss Fisher

Click on the picture to go the the ABC's Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries website Tonight is the night I have been waiting a year for, the night one of my favourite book series leaves the pages and becomes reality. Which one I hear you ask? Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries of course. Tonight I have completely…
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