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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Print from Anywhere is finally here!

Print emails, attachments, photos, boarding passes, web pages and more from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer to any of the locations below. Download the instruction guide here for more details and instructions. Download the mobile printing apps from the App Store and Google Play. Select a branch to pick up your printing! Diamond Valley Eltham Library Ivanhoe Library…
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Census Information Sessions

The census is the largest form of information gathering in Australia. Census Night is coming (Tuesday 9 August) so make sure you are ready. If you would like more information about the census, have some questions, are new to Australia or have never participated in a census before then come along to a free community-based…
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