Diamond Valley Sportsmen Win Medals at the Brisbane Commonwealth Games, 1982

As we settle into the Commonwealth Games, this #ThrowbackThursday we reflect back to the Brisbane 1982 Commonwealth Games.  Local athletes were represented and they were acknowledged by Diamond Valley Shire President Peter Cleeland, here presenting engraved silver letter openers created by Eltham silversmith Michael Wilson. Medal winners from left are Remo Sansonetti, Greensborough, silver medal…
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Learning a Language at YPRL

Are you interested in learning another language? YPRL can facilitate your journey to becoming a multi-linguist through classes, conversation groups, bilingual storytimes, online databases and our large language collections.   Just starting out? Try attending one of our classes to start your language journey. Learn Practical English for Chinese Speakers at Ivanhoe with Louise on…
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Happy Easter

The Pavlidis family children paint hard boiled eggs red and crack them as part of their custom to celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter. (about 1995)  Easter eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Christ, shed on the Cross, and the hard shell of the egg symbolizes the sealed Tomb of Christ—the cracking of which…
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#Bookface?

What is Bookface? It is the trick of lining up a  book cover with a part of a persons face or body, or with an object, or a place. The objective is to make it seem like the book cover and subject are one. How is it done? Generally you need 3 people; the model…
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Calling artists, writers, crafters and creators!

Yarra Plenty Regional Library is calling for entries to new social media project Community Creatives. Local artists, writers and creators will be featured on the YPRL website and social media pages, highlighting the diverse creative practices within our communities, including links to upcoming events, exhibitions and opportunities. So... tell us about yourself or your group! Promote…
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Grace Park Estate – Beautiful building allotments

The New Grace Park Electric Station Estate, (Watsonia) was advertised widely in June 1924 showcasing the nearly completed electrified line and Railway Station and advocating its proximity to prospective buyers.  The Advertiser, reported on Friday 27 June 1924, .."The sale last Saturday of 44 allotments in the Grace Park Estate, adjacent to the new railway station…
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Easter 2018

What’s On for Easter you may be wondering... Well, this is your go-to guide! From scavenger hunts to arts and crafts, there’s plenty happening at the library in the lead up to Easter. Hop along to this Easter egg-stravaganza and you might even come across a very special guest! Please note some require bookings.  Easter…
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Featherston – Design for Living (1947 – 2017)

The next meeting of Heidelberg Historical Society will feature guest speaker Mary Featherston.  Her talk will touch on the scope of the Featherston's multi-disciplinary practice and illustrate some key furniture and interior design projects. She will also discuss ideas and beliefs that have motivated their quest to create affordable, practical and beautiful design. Mary Featherton studied…
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The Benefits of LEGO

LEGO — we have all heard about it and possibly played with it. Most of us grew up with it. It is one of the largest brands in the world, is instantly recognisable.   Have you ever thought of the educational benefits of LEGO?                        …
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Plenty Uniting Church

In 1924, the small community of Plenty built a modest weatherboard building for the local Methodist congregation. Situated in Yan Yean Road on the corner of River Avenue , Plenty,  The church was central to community life along with the nearby school and Plenty Store.  After a short time as a Uniting Church, it closed…
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