Global Learning Festival

September 1–4 marks the beginning of the first UNESCO Global Learning Festival, opens a new window. Libraries, schools, universities, and educators interested in sharing their passion for lifelong learning skills will present a range of workshops and videos for everyone around the world to attend.

The event is hosted by Melbourne’s two UNESCO learning cities: Melton City Council, opens a new window and Wyndham City Council, opens a new window. UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. They created the public library manifesto that guides the practices of modern public libraries today like ‘creating and strengthening reading habits in children from an early age’ and ‘promoting awareness of cultural heritage, appreciation of the arts, scientific achievements and innovations’.

Yarra Plenty Regional Library is partaking in the Global Learning Festival on Tuesday 1 September to showcase our Makerspace Online Program. A free interactive mono-printing with native plants workshop is available to book into. The session runs from 2 pm–2:45 pm via Zoom.

You can book your place using our events section, opens a new window.

To find out more about the Global Learning Festival, visit:, opens a new window

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