CEO Reads: Circe

Circe I adore fables, fairytales and all of the stories about those wonderful creatures called Gods. And I especially seek out great retellings of these stories passed down over the centuries. My favourite of all time is Neil Gaiman’s American Gods which brings fabled Gods to everyday America and I will need to subscribe to…
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Libraries After Dark in October: Talk, Share, Support

Gambling Harm Awareness Week runs from Monday 8–Sunday 14 October 2018, and in support of this Yarra Plenty Regional Library is hosting events at each of our Whittlesea-based branches: Lalor, Mill Park, Thomastown and Whittlesea. These events are collectively known as Libraries After Dark. In partnership with the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, these branches are…
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You Are Invited: Future Planning for YPRL

Have your say and shape the future of Yarra Plenty Regional Library at a planning session. These sessions include discussions informed by expert guest speakers: Wednesday 17 October, 2.00pm–4.30pm, at the Eltham Community & Reception Centre 801 Main Rd, Eltham Monday 22 October, 2.00pm–4.30pm, in the Fountain View Room City of Whittlesea Offices, Ferres Boulevard Tuesday…
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Full STEAM Ahead: Learning Communities are Growing Communities

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills are critically important for productivity, personal decision making and effective community, national and global citizenship. However, exploring and applying STEM principles in new and innovative ways requires the ability to adapt information and initiate creative solutions. Cue STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education! Supporting people of…
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Commuting with Kids

In my family I do the school drop off, pick up and am the taxi to all the various children’s extra-curricular activities. These are not long drives but lately we have been using these snippets of time to listen to audiobooks together. I use the BorrowBox App through the library all the time for myself…
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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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