Reading for Social Peace

Our first event for the Marketplace of Ideas: Reading for Social Peace was jam-packed with great information about same-sex parents, the good and the bad. Well, mostly good. It seems that people are mostly very open to being inclusive with families that have same-sex parents. It's really just that people haven't had the conversations to open…
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Fairy Tales Come To Life

Click on the picture to go to the official Once Upon A Time website (beware, there will be spoilers) Thursday night has officially become my favourite night of the week. Why? Because the third season of Once Upon A Time has started and, as with the other 2 seasons, I’m hooked. For those of you…
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Flickr

Flickr is one of the leading photo sharing and organising websites.  Once uploaded, via a collaborative process, people can comment and tag your photos. last week Flickr announced a free terabyte of space.  Just how big is a terabyte? Flickr describe it as “you could take a photo every hour for forty years without filling…
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Shake your family tree

  Last month I attended the National Archives “Shake your family tree” event at the Victorian Archives Centre.  This is an annual event held in major Australian cities each year. A number of presentations held all around the country are now available as webcasts These include the Melbourne presentation:   Destination Australia A practical introduction to the…
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Librarian at large discovers…

There was a library at Port Arthur for convict use! What's more it contained 13,253 volumes (no doubt of an "improving" nature). The library was tucked into a corner of the mess room in the Penitentiary where it also served as a reading room for officers. Books were circulated to outstations, detached posts, invalids, inmates…
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PHOTOGRAPHY INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION – Rosanna Library

As part of Banyule City Council's 'Home Reframing Craft and Domesticity Exhibition', we invite you to ensconce yourself in a crafty home installation and have your photograph added to the ‘Home family portrait' display reading your craft book of choice. Professional Portraits will be taken on the dates specified below. You can have these portraits emailed to you…
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Circus Skills – April School Holidays

Children at Rosanna ejoyed learning a variety of circus skills with Sharief, from 'Bundles of Entertainment'.  He provided hulu-hoops, plate-spinners, juggling balls and balancing sticks for everyone to try.  The highlight on the day was trying to make their own balloon animals - it is much harder than it looks!                                                    …
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