Sarah Schmidt

Sarah Schmidt: librarian, writer, mother, daughter, sister, Reading and Literacy Coordinator, author – can now add ‘award-winning’ and ‘best-selling’ to the list. See What I have Done, published in 2017, has already sold over 25 thousand copies within Australia and is published in eight different languages worldwide. The novel published by Hachette is available in hard…
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It’s Festival Season!

If you’re looking for free, family-friendly opportunities to connect with others, experience new things and celebrate your community, make sure you check out the City of Banyule Kids ArtyFarty Fest and City of Whittlesea Community Festival this Sunday 18 March. Yarra Plenty Regional Library will be out and about this weekend, popping up at both…
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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? ‘Don’t accept knockbacks. Just keep going. Try again and again and again.’ – Hindsight participant   Hindsight was a touring exhibition pilot project, celebrating the contribution of older adults to their communities. Representing the changing faces and voices of senior community members, twelve…
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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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