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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National Simultaneous Storytime 2016

Sim Mult and Taneous are coming together again in May for National Simultaneous Storytime! Join us and a very special guest on Wednesday 25 May at any YPRL library for a very special reading of the national reading  selection I Got This Hat by Jol and Kate Temple and celebrate books with rhymes and fun times. Contact your local branch…
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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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Love the Arts, Create the Crafts

Break out the bedazzlers, prep your glitter cannons and get ready to paint that wagon cos Sunday 1 November to Monday 30 November is Love the Arts, Create the Crafts month at YPRL. Discover a world of ideas and creativity during November at your local library. Explore arts, craft, culture and film through workshops, exhibitions, talks…
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Write Here! Write Now!

Calling all writers. Yarra Plenty Regional Library's Short Story Competition is here! Entires will be accepted from July 1 2015 until September 4 2015. This year there are three categories for entry. The three categories are: Junior (6-11 years) First prize $50.00; second $25.00 Young Adult (12-17 years) First prize $70.00; second $40.00 Open (over…
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Do you ever wunder?

And the theme is Wunderlust! This winter we are taking you on a journey, all across July you will be able to traverse new and unknown terrain with nothing but your library card! Join us for writing workshops, author talks, memoirs, bike tours and more. The 7th Annual Booklovers' Festival, Wunderlust runs from Thursday 2 July to…
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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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