New Year, New Look

Introducing What's On @ YPRL It is a new year and we are having a fresh start to the year with a NEW LOOK brochure to tell you about all our events, activities, courses, exhibitions and much more. At all of our nine library branches we have so much going on! Our new brochure is…
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Write Now! Winners 2016

Winner Announcement! We would like to congratulate the many talented writers who entered this year’s Write Now! contest. To all of our writers, well done and thank you for taking the time to share your stories with us. Winners were announced by our judge, Lyndel Caffrey and Mayor Tom Melican of Banyule City Council in…
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Love the Arts, Create the Crafts

1 November – 30 November Try something new this year and experience our November festival of arts, craft and culture. Meet an artist, view an exhibition, see a performance, board a tour, create an artwork, enjoy a film or participate in a workshop.   Check out the Love the Arts, Create the Crafts brochure here…
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Write Now! Competition 2016

Ten judges were involved in the preliminary judging process; each story was read by at least two different judges. This process has resulted in a shortlist of 24 entries which have now been passed on to judge Lyndel Caffrey who will select the winning stories. A note from the preliminary judges: Overall, the judges were…
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Hindsight

If given the chance, what would you say to your younger self?     Hindsight Exhibition Watsonia Library Saturday 1 October to Friday 14 October Hindsight represents the changing faces and voices of senior Yarra Plenty Regional Library community members. In 2016, Hindsight participants shared stories, reflections, values and wisdom through photography and interview. The…
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Stories that are…

Listen. He is going to tell you a tale. She is going to speak to you words. They are going to give you stories like small boxes tightly sealed, taped and bound with ribbon. And inside will be things. Dangerous, funny, taboo, local, scientific, performed, crafted, criminal, oral, historic things. Things great and things small…
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Always…

  Inspired by Plenty Ranges Arts Centre’s tour of Always… Patsy Cline, Yarra Plenty Regional Library invited community members to compose a heartfelt letter to their hero, as part of a competition and exhibition program. Letters were exhibited in the theatre foyer and will be displayed at library branches throughout the year. Many heartfelt recollections…
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Celebrating Long-term Partnerships

Holi Dance Drama - held on Sunday 13 March - was one of the highlights of Cultural Diversity Week for Yarra Plenty Regional Library. This colourful event explored the significance, history and current traditions of the Holi festival in India and was held at the Streeton Room, The Centre Ivanhoe. Northern Region Indian Seniors Association…
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The Myer Christmas Window

  For decades the Myer Christmas windows have brought light and joy to Melbourne. This year's story, based on Corinne Fenton's children's book Little Dog and the Christmas Wish is set on Christmas Eve in Melbourne 1956 and includes many of Melbourne's most iconic sites such as Flinders Street Station, the Block Arcade, the Hopetoun Tea Rooms and the Skipping Girl…
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