Opera at the Library?

Once each year, an Opera Australia team arrives at one of our libraries with costumes, sets, a pianist and a handful of singers in preparation for a thrilling performance. Fostering a love of the performing arts in people of all ages, these incredible professionals bring an accessible, unique and high calibre experience in music, singing…
View More about Opera at the Library?

Volunteer Feature: Margaret Hopkins

This week we are joining in the celebration of National Volunteer Week with many organisations across Australia to thank those who have given so much to YPRL and our local community. Margaret Hopkins, our Chat and Connect Facilitator at Ivanhoe Library, is our featured volunteer today. She brings people together to have conversations on life…
View More about Volunteer Feature: Margaret Hopkins

Volunteer Feature: Robin Massey

We are joining in the celebration of National Volunteer Week with many organisations across Australia to thank those who have given so much to YPRL and our local community. Today we are featuring one of our wonderful Ivanhoe Library-based volunteers, Robin Massey. Read below to find out how she got involved in the library (hint…
View More about Volunteer Feature: Robin Massey

Insanity in Colonial Victoria

Journey back to the world of Melbourne's early lunatic asylums with writer and clinical psychologist, Jill Giese. Heidelberg Historical Society presents The Remarkable Story of Insanity in Colonial Victoria Presented by Jill Giese Winner of the 2018 Victorian Premier's History Award for her book The Maddest Place on Earth. These asylums were overflowing with patients as Victoria grappled with…
View More about Insanity in Colonial Victoria