NAIDOC Week 2018

NAIDOC Week – Because of Her, We Can! 8–15 July 2018 What is NAIDOC Week? NAIDOC originally stood for 'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'. This acronym has since become the name of an annual week of national celebrations held every July, which observe the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…
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Creative State Summit

YPRL staff recently attended the second annual Creative State Summit at Melbourne Museum, featuring a diverse line up of local and international speakers across the creative industries. The summit explored the role of creativity in a post-truth world, as well as effecting change in response to the challenges of our times. Creative State offered delegates an…
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Role of Arts in Childhood Development

Sadly, many adults do not consider themselves ‘creative’. However, when such people speak of their upcoming personal and professional projects, event plans, new hobbies or (less commonly) Excel spreadsheet solutions, it appears the term may require some kind of social reinvention. Creativity, according to the Oxford Dictionary is the use of imagination or original ideas…
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Cemetery Research

Lee Anthony from Friends of Coburg Cemetery recently spoke at Diamond Valley Library as part of the monthly Family History Fest program.  The cemetery is managed by the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust.  A Deceased search can be conducted on their website for all nineteen cemeteries in the Melbourne area under their care. If you are…
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Creative Libraries Workshop @SLV

A number of YPRL staff attended the Creative Libraries workshops held at the State Library recently. These workshops addressed two themes – that everyone is capable of being creative; and that libraries need to raise our profile as one of the biggest providers of cultural activities in Australia. The first half of the day explored…
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PLVN Stories Matter Seminar

Overview:           Liz Pidgeon Local and Family History Librarian, Liz Pidgeon, is the co-convenor of the Public Libraries Victoria (PLVN) Local Studies Special Interest Group (SIG). She was also part of the organising committee on the recent Stories Matter Seminar hosted in partnership with the Multicultural Services and Programs SIG. Presentations from seven library services were invited to…
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Banyule Combined Advisory Committee Meeting

On Wednesday 6 June, Carolyn Jury and Kate Hansen attended the Banyule Combined Advisory Committee Meeting at the Council Offices. It was an opportunity for all Banyule City Council Advisory Committees to meet each other, share information and explore future objectives. It was a fantastic event, celebrating the work of these committees while inspiring opportunities for…
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