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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Podcast – Near Death Experiences

Author Susan Shore captivated the audience with a presentation on her latest book Death: Our Last Illusion at Eltham Library. The book explores the latest science on near death experiences. Susan appeared in conversation with the president of the Newton Institute Peter Smith. Click here to download the audio (mp3) to listen to Susan's presentation.

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Reading for Social Peace

Our first event for the Marketplace of Ideas: Reading for Social Peace was jam-packed with great information about same-sex parents, the good and the bad. Well, mostly good. It seems that people are mostly very open to being inclusive with families that have same-sex parents. It's really just that people haven't had the conversations to open […]

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Celebrating the Writes of Spring

I n spring 2012, as part of Australia's National Year of Reading, the State Library of Victoria and Victorian public libraries invited adults and children from around the state to tell a story on a postcard, inspired by an original illustration. More than 2400 entires were received from all ages, from which 35 winners were […]

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Write Now! Yarra Plenty Regional Library Short Story Awards 2012

A fantastic crowd of 70 people gathered in the top floor of Ivanhoe library on Sunday 25 November 2012, to celebrate the winning entries to this year's short story competition. Award-winning author, Archie Fusillo, was the judge this year. Archie talked a bit about the writer's life and then went on to announce the winning […]

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Emergency Art

 Endless Black by Megan Burke A short story that was written for Emergency Art as part of Winter in Banyule 2012. The girls walked to the tank at dusk. Ava snuck out, jumping over the fence and gave Buster a bone to keep him quiet; Jilly banged the front wire door shut behind her as she […]

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Your new local bookshop

We love the library. It's a place where a whole world of opportunity awaits, where you can explore books and ideas to your hearts content. But what about those books you come across that you'd like a copy of yourself? And what a perfect thing to give someone, to share in your love of reading. In this year, the National Year […]

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