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Evening Maker Market and Summer Book Sales!

YPRL Staff

18 November, 2023

Join us for a special evening!

We’re already so close to December - and with that comes the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we all know it can be stressful organizing gifts for family and friends, and shopping centers can be a nightmare, especially during this season! 

That’s why we’re so excited to be hosting an Evening Maker Market this Friday 1 December at Ivanhoe Library, where you can find handmade, high quality, locally made goods.  

Buying locally is a great way to find unique gifts and support talented local artisans, all while enjoying a lovely outdoor evening on our deck, with live music by Georgia Fields and a guest DJ! 

Some of the amazing things you’ll be able to find at the Evening Maker Market include: 

  • Homemade Italian foods and sweets 

  • Unique pottery products 

  • Zines, comics, prints and stickers   

  • Delicate wheel-thrown ceramics influenced by Japanese aesthetic   

  • Spoons, spatulas, spreaders, bowls, and small handheld sculptures made from wood 

And more! 

Summer Book Sale

But wait, there’s still more to explore! On the same weekend, Ivanhoe, Eltham and Lalor are running our much-anticipated Summer Book Sale.

Fill a bag, box or the boot of your car!  

Prices start from $1 with special deals for bulk purchases. All proceeds collected will go into supporting sustainable practices for YPRL's collection maintenance.  

Ex-Library books can also make amazing, sustainable holiday gifts. It’s also a great way to add to your own home library with these pre-loved, high-quality books from a broad range of topics.  

Please note payments for the Book Sale are Credit/Debit only, we do not accept cash. 

We look forward to seeing you there! 


Evening Maker Market, Friday 1 December, 4.00pm—8.00pm, at Ivanhoe Library

The Ivanhoe Summer Book Sale will be running alongside our Evening Maker Market from 4pm, as well as over the weekend!

Summer Book Sale, Saturday 2 December, 10.00am—5.00pm, at Lalor Library

Summer Book Sale, Saturday 2 December, 10.00am—5.00pm, at Eltham Library

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Libraries After Dark: Twilight Craft Market, Thursday 23 November, 6.00pm—9.00pm, at Mill Park Library

Explore the work of local makers and browse through our many stalls for unique gifts, home goods, stationery, clothing, artwork, jewellery, toys, educational items and much more. It's the perfect way to get ready for Christmas. Plus, enjoy live music and fresh food at our Chancez Café.

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