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Write Now! Short Story Competition Winners Announced

Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:42 by YPRL_MANDM

Yarra Plenty Regional Library is thrilled to celebrate the creativity of our communities throughout 2014. The annual Write Now! Short Story Competition was a trove of creative gifts and proved why the short story is so vital to the art of literature, particularly for writers who are discovering their own voices. The winners were announced at an awards night held at the Mill Park Library . . . more »

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours 2014-2015

Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:09 by YPRL_MANDM

Please note the Christmas and New Year opening hours for all Yarra Plenty Regional Library branches, the Mobile Library and Outreach Vehicle: December 2014 Wednesday 24 December (Christmas Eve) - Libraries OPEN UNTIL 12.00noon. Thursday 25 December (Christmas Day) - All libraries CLOSED. Friday 26 December (Boxing Day) - All libraries CLOSED. Saturday 27 December - All libraries OPEN regular hours. . . . more »

Celebrate Dutch St Nicholas

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 15:49 by YPRL_MANDM

Bring the whole family for a special celebration at Diamond Valley Library on Saturday 29 November from 2.00pm - 5.00pm. Celebrate Dutch St Nicholas at the library. Pepernoten will be scattered, Pete will do his tricks and St Nicholas will be greeting young and old. Everyone welcome. . . . more »

Watsonia Library CLOSED For Renovations

Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014 - 16:43 by YPRL_MANDM

It's Watsonia Library's turn to get a makeover. The library will be CLOSED from Monday 17 November until Monday 5 January 2015. The upgrade is funded by the State Government ($125,000) and Banyule City Council ($125,000) and will include: · New carpet and furnishings · A relocated and updated children’s library · Re-painting of the library · A lab bar, where lap tops can be . . . more »

Sensitive Santa for Children on Autism Spectrum

Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014 - 09:54 by YPRL_MANDM

Children on the Autism Spectrum can have their photo taken with Santa in a calm and sensory friendly environment at Mill Park Library. There will be four sessions on: Saturday 22 November Sunday 23 November Saturday 29 November Sunday 30 November To book, contact Sherridan Bourne. Phone 9457 9940 (Monday to Thursday 8.00am-3.00pm) or email sherridan.bourne@banyule.vic.gov.au

Like Us on Facebook and WIN

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:33 by YPRL_MANDM

Be the 1,000th person to like the Yarra Plenty Regional Library Facebook page and WIN a signed copy of a Matthew Reilly novel. (library staff members are excluded from this promotion) . . . more »

Celebrate the New Whittlesea Library

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 15:53 by YPRL_MANDM

Come along to the Whittlesea Library this Saturday 18 October from 9.00am - 1.00pm for some special activities as part of the official opening of the Whittlesea Community Activity Centre. Storytime Meeting Room 1 9.00am – 9.30am Face Painting Meeting Room 2 10.30am – 12.00noon Storytime and craft Meeting Room 2 12.00noon – 12.45pm DJ Equipment Young Adult Area 10.30am – 1.00pm Fairy Floss Children’s . . . more »

Check Out the New-Look Lalor Library

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 13:51 by YPRL_MANDM

Lalor Library has reopened after its $1 million upgrade. The new-look library will be officially launched by The Hon Tim Bull, Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and City of Whittlesea Mayor Cr Mary Lalios, on Monday 20 October at 4.00pm and all are welcome to attend. The launch will include a choir performance. The upgrade includes: · Replacement of out-of-date and . . . more »

Contribute to the Silver Linings Photo Exhibition

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 - 17:29 by YPRL_MANDM

What are you grateful for? Yarra Plenty Regional Library invites people aged 55 and over to submit a photograph on the theme of 'GRATITUDE' for an exhibition at library branches. Write a sentence to describe your entry and submit with your photo at your local library. The deadline for entries has been extended and entries are now accepted until Friday 19 December 2014. Download the . . . more »

Whittlesea Library Now Open

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 17:11 by YPRL_MANDM

The new Whittlesea township library is now open. Come along to the library at the redeveloped Whittlesea Community Activity Centre at 57-61 Laurel Street Whittlesea. The library is open: Monday 10.00am – 5.00pm Tuesday 10.00am – 8.30pm Wednesday, Thursday 10.00am – 5.00pm Friday 10.00am – 8.30pm Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm (Sunday CLOSED) Parking for the library is at the rear and the entrance is to . . . more »

Upcoming Events

22nd

Animal Tales - make a mini-book
11:00 am Whittlesea

Language Cafe
2:00 pm Lalor

23rd

New Books Morning Tea
10:00 am