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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Room For Poetry e-book

The Room For Poetry project was a community art project developed by Yarra Plenty Regional Library and Banyule City Council in 2013. Inspired by Banyule City Councils’ Home: Reframing Craft and Domesticity exhibition at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, the project invited community members to respond poetically to the interior spaces of a ‘home’. The project…
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Genealogy Software

One of the keys to successfully researching family history is to stay organised.  In the beginning a lot of information can be fairly easily gathered in a short time.  Blank family group sheets are a terrific first step to document each family, but soon you will be looking for something better.  Consider then a software…
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Local History Month

November was Local History month.  Seventeen events took place across the region.  Highlights and popular events  included Stories form Mont Park at Rosanna Library, the first City of Whittlesea tour with twenty participants in partnership with the  City of Whittlesea Cultural Heritage Program  at Mill Park Library and a WW1 military memorabilia display and associated…
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Paddington Bear

The new Paddington Bear movie will soon be screening in cinemas in Australia. Paddington first appeared on 13 October 1958 - his author (biographer?) Michael Bond featured him in more than twenty books. Paddington hails  from deepest, darkest Peru and with his old hat, battered suitcase, duffle coat and love of marmalade has become a…
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“Clarivue” Ivanhoe RSL

Clarivue, which now houses the Ivanhoe RSL at 3- 5 Studley Road Ivanhoe was built for Fitzroy timber merchant Wallace Stone by builder John W. Brown in 1913-14. It was sold to Robert A. Tregowan of Ramsay & Tregowan (oil & grease merchants) in 1936.   If you have information about this building please contact…
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Read Under the Stars this Summer

Monday 1 December 2014 to Sunday 1 February 2015 Aged 13-18? YRead is Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s summer reading program, which runs from Monday 1 December 2014 until Sunday 1 February 2015. This summerYRead will have you Reading Under the Stars, and each of our library branches will have events on throughout the school holidays to celebrate this theme…
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Planning a genealogy research trip

  This time last year I was preparing for my study tour – first stop was Who Do You Think You Are Live, a major genealogy conference held in London each year. (Follow my blog posts about it here)  I have just returned from another (personal) trip overseas – hence the hiatus in blog posts.  I hope everyone has a successful…
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