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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Ziebell’s Farmhouse, Westgarthtown

Congratulations to the Friends of Westgarthtown who have successfully completed the Museum Accreditation Program. They were awarded their certificate at the recent Museums Australia (Victoria) awards night held 29 August. This has been a long committed process by this voluntary organisation to meet the recognised museum standards. They are the only accredited museum in the…
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Community Creative: Adam Wallace

Love our September Under the Sea brochure?! Illustrations are by our school holiday guest, Adam Wallace! Adam is a three time New York Times bestselling author with a talent for writing hilarious, horrendous and heartfelt books for children. He has over forty published titles under his belt, including Jamie Brown is Not Rich, Spark, and the Accidentally Awesome series. Adam loves…
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Victorian Collections Day 2018

Victorian Collections Day 2018 was held at the State Library of Victoria last week where over 100 Victorian Collections users came together for a full day of presentations and workshops aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of Victoria’s small museums and collecting organisations. Victorian Collections is a free collections management system for Victoria’s cultural…
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STEAM Resources: mBots

Using an mBot is a fun way to learn how to code, using an ipad or android tablet. Simply drag and drop your code to create and see your mBot come to life. Start with easy tasks and work your way up to more advanced codes. Basic coding knowledge would be good, but not needed…
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STEAM Resources: Drones

Makeblock Airblock Modular Programmable Drone Kit A 7-piece modular drone that can be turned into a hovercraft, car, spider and more! It is made of light but durable plastic foam so you can bump into walls without making dents. Control it from your Smartphone or iPad via Bluetooth using a freely available iOS or Android…
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Much Ado About Books Seminar

This was an inaugural seminar organised by representatives from both the PLVN Collections SIG and the Reader Development SIG and was held at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. The seminar celebrated libraries, books and reading with a mantra to change the current vernacular from “Libraries are more than just books” to “Libraries are books…..and…
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CEO Reads: Australia Day

Australia Day I am not really a reader of short stories as I love getting lost in a ‘big’ story and getting to know the story characters more deeply but as I was to interview Melanie at the Booklovers Festival ‘Permission to Write’ session I needed to read them with the thought of discussion in…
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