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Lalor Library to Undergo $1 million Upgrade

Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 16:05 by ADMIN_MANDM

Lalor Library is undergoing a $1 million upgrade. While the upgrade takes place the library will be closed to the public from: Monday 25 August to mid-late September 2014. The upgrade is funded by the State Government ($300,000) and the City of Whittlesea ($700,000) and will include: · Replacement of out-of-date and inefficient climate control system · A relocated and updated children’s library . . . more »

Write Now! Writing Competition

Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 10:40 by ADMIN_MANDM

The fourth annual Yarra Plenty Regional Library Write Now! Short Story Competition will be open for entries from Tuesday 1 July until Tuesday 30 September. Award-winning author Kirsty Murray (pictured) will judge winners from three categories. The winning stories will be published in an anthology to be launched in November. Competition details and entry form available from your local branch or click here to download.

Outreach Van Off-road

Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 14:13 by 523_8

Please be advised that the Outreach Van will be off-road from Monday June 16 until Thursday June 19 inclusive for scheduled maintenance. The van will resume normal duties on Friday June 20. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. . . . more »

Booklovers' Festival Beckons With Author Talks and Workshops

Posted on Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 10:24 by ADMIN_MANDM

A story begins! It's time for the sixth annual Booklovers' Festival from Wednesday 2 July until Wednesday 30 July. Celebrate new beginnings. Hear stories of sea changes, immigration, starting over, new approaches, new ways of thinking, historic discoveries, adaptations, and famous beginnings. Embark on your own new beginning by taking an inspiring creative workshop or learn what makes a successful crowd funding campaign to make . . . more »

Collections Survey Thank You

Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 09:55 by ADMIN_MANDM

Thank you for your response to our 2014 Collections survey. Yarra Plenty Regional Library conducts an annual Collections survey to give library patrons an opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions on how our collections can be developed and improved. This year’s survey was available online via our website and print copies which could be accessed at the branches. We received 1,194 responses. While many respondents . . . more »

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 »

Upcoming Events


Preschool Storytime 2014
10:00 am Lalor

Preschool Storytime
10:00 am Ivanhoe

Toddler Time
10:00 am Mill Park

Tea and Technology
10:00 am Ivanhoe

English Conversation Practise Group
10:00 am Ivanhoe