Write Now! Short Story Competition Winners Announced

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:42


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.

Bestseller and most completed – not the same!

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:56

Here’s an interesting article from the Guardian published 10 December 2014 - Ebooks can tell which novels you didn’t finish.

Kobo Britain’s statistics have revealed that Britons were most likely to finish a romance novel, with 62% completion, followed by crime and thrillers (61%) and fantasy (60%). Italians were also most engaged by romance (74% completion), while the French preferred mysteries, with 70% completion.

New Guide to research Chinese Family History

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 12:11

A new guide has been published on our website to assist people with Chinese Australian family history research.  Be sure to talk with family members and and look for records around the home to get started on your research journey.

Local History Month

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 16:09

November was Local History month.  Seventeen events took place across the region.  Highlights and popular events  included Stories form Mont Park at Rosanna Library, the first City of Whittlesea tour with twenty participants in partnership with the  City of Whittlesea Cultural Heritage Program  at Mill Park Library and a WW1 military memorabilia display and associated talk Boots and all at Eltham Library.  Items included a gas mask and sword, personal letters and photographs.

Poppies Displays

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 16:04

Paddington Bear

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 19:55

The new Paddington Bear movie will soon be screening in cinemas in Australia.

New Titles for local history

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 12:07

The following new titles have been added to the local history collection at Eltham Library.  Loan copies are also available.

Zinio Title of the Month - Your Family Tree magazine

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 12:02

Your Family Tree magazine is one of the most respected genealogy magazines around. Balancing the use of PCs and the Net with the many traditional means of research, Your Family Tree makes tracing family history accessible and rewarding for everyone. It offers practical advice, written by experts, on all areas of family history research.

PD James

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 14:25

The crime novelist PD James, who wrote more than 20 books died peacefully at home in Oxford this week - she was aged 94. The author's books, many featuring sleuth Adam Dalgliesh have sold millions of books around the world and have been adapted for television and film numerous times.