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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. . . . 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 »

World Autism Day Event at Mill Park Library

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 - 14:53 by ADMIN_MANDM

Join us at Mill Park Library for World Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday 2 April from 11.00am - 1.00pm. We will be celebrating learning and playing for all, in particular those on the Autism spectrum. Collect a show bag, hear about relevant services and meet other families at this free event. The day's activities will include: 11.00am - 11.30am A special story time for children . . . more »

Featured Face: Reading Rover Coordinator Donna Edwards

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 15:18 by ADMIN_MANDM

New Reading Rover Coordinator Donna Edwards is good at lots of things - blowing bubbles, reading stories, singing and talking (a lot, self-confessed) and you will see her out and about driving the newest and smallest member of our mobile library team. What do you do in your role? I get to read fabulous children’s books, talk (a lot), learn every day, drive a very . . . more »

Calling All Media Students, Creatives, Writers, Actors and Curious Minds

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 12:06 by ADMIN_MANDM

During Youth Week from Friday 4 April until Sunday 14 April, we're offering workshops in acting, script writing, special effects horror makeup, stop motion, filming, directing, stage combat and more. The workshops are completely free, suitable for beginners and run by industry pros. This program is designed and intended for young people aged 12-25. That's not all, we're also running the inaugural SHORT SHORTS film . . . more »

Upcoming Events

24th

Preschool Storytime
10:00 am Watsonia

Toddler time
10:00 am Thomastown

Toddler Time 2014
10:00 am Lalor

ANZAC Day
10:00 am Eltham

Preschool Storytime
10:00 am Mill Park