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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Lalor Library is Turning 40

  Lalor Library first opened on 11 November 1976 and to celebrate we are hosting a Family Day with lots of FREE activities and entertainment on Saturday 12 November 2016 from 11.00am - 4.00pm. Don't miss out on this great day! What's On? A Sausage sizzle, animal farm, face painting, henna tattoos, craft activities, storytime…
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Tech Savvy Seniors

Yarra Plenty Regional Library is offering a series of free computer classes aimed at Seniors Card holders. These classes are part of the Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors program supported by Seniors Card and Telstra. The classes offer hands-on practice in a range of computer skills including internet, email, cyber safety and online shopping. Students don’t…
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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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Intergenerational Storytime

  Intergenerational  storytime brings  together three generations: seniors, children and their parents. Sunlight Aged Care, Whittlesea Lodge Aged Care, Whittlesea Library, Whittlesea Community Engagement, TRY Childcare, Whittlesea Kindergarten and Whittlesea Playgroup are conducting specialised storytime sessions to provide seniors, children, their parents and/or caregivers with opportunities to interact through play, song, craft and stories. The…
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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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Doggy Tales – Read to a Dog

Does a little reluctant reader live at your house? Doggy Tales might be what you have been looking for. What is it? The YPRL Doggy Tales program provides children with a non-judgemental, comforting and safe canine audience as they practise their reading.  It also encourages and develops children’s verbal communication skills and presents reading as…
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