Spotlight on YA Literature

Victorian Youth Week (formerly National Youth Week) is week-long celebration of young people (aged 12–25). To mark this occasion, let's focus on the spectacularly talented YA novels on offer. The Road to Winter Words in Deep Blue Night Swimming Beautiful Mess Untidy Towns The Silent Invasion Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil Fight Like A…
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Learning with Lynda

Hi. I was happily compiling information about what Lynda.com is, how you can access it and why it is good but the information was coming out a little dry and impersonal and like I was trying to sell it (and i'm not) - and who would want to read that? (PS I have left the…
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Looking for a job?

Finding a job is not always easy. But there are resources and tools available to assist you. Do you need to update your skills? Or see if you have the aptitude for a career path you had not thought of? Lynda.com has a series of popular learning paths -short courses to dip your toes in…
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Research Guides

Explore the many research guides at State Library Victoria. There are 70 guides that cover a wide range of research topics. The guides are not restricted to the library's resources but identify the best resources wherever they are located. The guides focus as much as possible on resources that are available online, either through SLV's…
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What a journey…

The integral philosophy of any bookmobile library service, now more commonly known as mobile libraries is to provide a library service to remote communities who otherwise cannot always access our traditional library buildings. Like our branch libraries (nine across our three council areas in addition to our Outreach Van), the service is subject to budgets…
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Poems from Strathewen Bushfire

The Black Saturday bushfires of Saturday 7 February 2009 impacted our local area, in particular the City of Whittlesea and Shire of Nillumbik.  In the aftermath, a local photographer took some photographs which were donated to Yarra Plenty Regional Library last year.  They have since been added to our YPRL Local History Flickr account.  Poems…
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New name for Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies

The Australian institute of Genealogical Studies is now known as Family History connections and has also launched a brand new website Their Press release states: "We are still the same organisation with the same objectives and deep commitment to assist members and the wider community in their search for their ancestors in Australia and overseas"…
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