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A Morning With Father Bob

Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:06 by ADMIN_MANDM

Meet the larrikin priest Father Bob Maguire and hear the story of how he began with lonely childhood in poor circumstances and became the much-loved people’s priest of today. Father Bob will be in conversation with Joyce Dickson at the Heidelberg Theatre on Tuesday 20 May at 11.30am - 1.00pm. Places limited. Please book by clicking here. . . . more »

Too Many Elephants at National Simultaneous Storytime

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:57 by ADMIN_MANDM

Join thousands of children across Australia to listen to the same book at the same time on Wednesday 21 May at 11.00am Special guests will read the book Too Many Elephants in This House by Ursula Dubosarsky at all library branches and the Little Big Shots International Film Festival. National Simultaneous Storytime is an important annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to . . . more »

Join the Dots at Your Local Library

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:10 by ADMIN_MANDM

It's the week we focus on the many benefits of libraries. Discover how the library can help you join the dots with learning, meeting and reading during Library and Information Week from Monday 19 May to Sunday 25 May. Storing Your Photos When Travelling Mill Park Library Monday 19 May 1.00pm - 2.00pm Get ideas on how to store your photos when travelling. Avoid losing . . . more »

Visit 'Eltham Abbey' to Celebrate the Library's 20th Anniversary

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:59 by ADMIN_MANDM

The townspeople of Eltham and surrounds are invited to a soiree at 'Eltham Abbey' (Eltham Library) to celebrate the library estate's 20th anniversary on Saturday 24 May from 11.00am - 2.00pm. The butler will welcome you to a day of celebrations, including a Punch and Judy puppet show, farm animals, a treasure hunt, art tours, balloon sculpture and fairy floss. Balloon sculpture 11.00am - 12.30pm . . . more »

Little Big Shots International Film Festival

Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 - 11:44 by ADMIN_MANDM

Laugh, whoop, think and create while exploring the latest and greatest children’s short films at the Little Big Shots Film Festival. This FREE event will be held at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre (PRACC) in Ferres Boulevard South Morang on Wednesday 21 May from 11.00am – 12.30pm. Yarra Plenty Regional Library has been selected to present the only free screening of the Little . . . more »

Meet the Summer Reading Club and YRead Winners

Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 - 11:31 by ADMIN_MANDM

Thousands of words were consumed over the Summer break by the children and young people who joined our Summer reading clubs and read, read, read. These are the lucky winners. Jamie Lester (pictured) of Ivanhoe is the major prize winner for the Summer Reading Club. She is now the proud owner of a shiny new iPad Mini. Congratulations to Keira Wright of Lower Plenty, who . . . more »

Lachlan the Reading Dog Inspires Kids to Read

Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 - 09:05 by ADMIN_MANDM

Diamond Valley Library's Reading Dog, Lachlan, is inspiring children across Victoria to read more books as the face of the 2014 Premiers' Reading Challenge. Victoria's first registered reading dog, the placid Smooth Collie has been helping children with their reading at Diamond Valley Library as part of the Doggy Tales program. Reading to Lachlan is great for kids because they can read without judgement and . . . more »