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? ‘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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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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FEASTival

Do you like food? Then you need to find out more about FEASTival. FEASTival? What is that? I hear you asking. Well the library is celebrating cultural diversity and bringing flavours of the world to you. There are food-inspired events of all sorts including progressive cooking demonstrations and tastings. Don’t miss out on these foodie…
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National Science Week

Saturday 13 August - Sunday 21 August It is National Science Week is Australia's annual celebration of science and technology with events taking place across the nation for anyone and everyone to join in and participate. Make sure you check out these YPRL events happening on Wednesday 17 August:  Whittlesea Library Read to Mr Whittles…
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Early Years Expo

DIAMOND VALLEY LIBRARY Early Years Expo Saturday 30 July 2016 10.00am – 1.00pm This is the second annual Early Years Expo for Diamond Valley Library. As you can see it is going to be a flurry of activities, stalls and information. So, come along and see what your community has to offer parents, caregivers and…
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Thomastown Library Open Again

  UPGRADE FOR THOMASTOWN LIBRARY The Thomastown Library has received funding from both the Andrews Labor Government under the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program and City of Whittlesea. The library was closed from Monday 11 July but is now back open! Thomastown Library welcomes you to celebrate the renovation and check it out for yourself at the…
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