Curious Adventures In Illustration

YPRL are thrilled to be hosting a collection of works by author and illustrator Judith Rossell at Eltham Library Community Gallery this summer. Supported by Nillumbik Shire Council, Adventures in Illustration will showcase and celebrate the curious creatures, colourful characters and cautionary tales in Judith’s puzzles, mazes, picture books and award-winning illustrated novels Withering-by-Sea, Wormwood MireandWakestone Hall.  The exhibition will be launched at Eltham Library Community Gallery on Saturday 15…
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Community Creative: Hazel Edwards OAM

    Best known for picture book series There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake (now performing nationally as a musical), Hazel Edwards OAM  writes for all ages. She co-writes with those from diverse backgrounds, and has recently published a quirky memoir. Her books are translated into Mandarin, Russian, Korean, French, Indonesian, Braille, Auslan and dyslexie…
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Calling artists, writers, crafters and creators!

Yarra Plenty Regional Library is seeking entries to social media project Community Creatives. Local artists, writers and creators will be featured on the YPRL website and social media pages, highlighting the diverse creative practices within our communities, including links to upcoming events, exhibitions and opportunities. So... tell us about yourself or your group! Promote your work…
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9th Annual Booklovers Festival

As we enter a two week extravaganza of events celebrating all things Booklovers, here's a round up of some key events to whet your appetite: FESTIVAL LAUNCH: Dressing Jane - Watsonia Library - Saturday 15 July Tea Reads - Rosanna Library - Tuesday 18 July Gideon Haigh: Certain Admissions - Whittlesea Library - Wednesday 19…
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Where Nan Is – Stephanie Knight

  Gentle patter on window pane Steaming mug in hand Lounging in the lounge room Crocheted blanket on my lap Smiling faces framed on wall Radio static AM magic Rifts of time and passage open up History all around Blanket snug like own Nan’s arms Familiar, comfortable Family home Clocks ticking counting down Wasting the…
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The Trapdoor – Anna Hetyey

  The lull in the conversation, the signal for something new. In desperation, ideas become too few. Walking to the lounge room, to all appearances normal. Silent, eerie, like a tomb.  Awkward in feeling, and formal. The blinking, the hesitation, seeking reassurance with a smile. Hands and knees and concentration – “Here it is, stay…
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