Spring Carnival of Reading – they’re off!

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 16:09

The Spring Carnival of Reading has started at Ivanhoe Library.

All you need do is read a horse or racing related book, write a short review and you could win the champion’s trophy. Just look at some of the suitable choices on our Overdrive service…

Fairy Houses & Troll Caves

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 14:19


Have you ever seen a fairy or troll house? These are miniature homes that have been constructed with natural and recycled materials. This craft is limited only by your imagination, so be transported to a world of enchantment while bringing out the architect in your child.

Watsonia Library, Thursday 26 September 11.00am. Booking essential.


Overdrive and iOS 7 - giving trouble?

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 13:52

This news from Overdrive for iPhone and iPad users:

“Apple released iOS 7 yesterday and many Apple users may have upgraded their device(s) or will be upgrading in the near future.

Geocaching Notes 3 : What is Geocaching?

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 12:28

In a nutshell ...

Geocaching is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or hand-held GPS and can then share their experiences online. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates to find the Geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Geocaching: A Treasure Hunt

Tuesday 15 October

Help solve the mystery of finding fun on the school holidays..

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 16:04


The answer is simple; come to Lalor Library this school holidays.


Mysterious Maze

Wednesday 25 September

2.00 pm - 3.00 pm


We are making wands, we are making Wizard hats, we are making a mess!


Magical Toy Stories

Thursday 3 October

Cookbook of Unknown ladies

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 14:21

New articles on Wikinorthia

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 14:10

Some terrific interesting stories have been added to our Wikinorthia portal recently.  Enjoy


Mernda Bakery Café Mernda


Burying my baby at Heidelberg Cemetery 1951


Get ready for the Spring Carnival of Reading

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 12:08

The Spring Carnival of Reading will be off on 22 September and running until 4 November 2013 at Ivanhoe Library. Winners will be announced Wednesday 6 November.
To enter, read and write a short review of at least one horse or horse racing themed, fiction or non-fiction book - you could win the champions trophy!
Selected entries will be featured on this blog and all ages are welcome to enter.

Crazy Pete

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 10:54

Peter is one of the best slight of hand magicians in the country. As a more casual character Crazy Pete's magic skills combined with his gentle rapport, make for a great show. As part of the School Holiday Program "Magical Mysteries", Watsonia Library will be presenting Crazy Pete's show on Tuesday 24 September, 6.30-7.30pm

Indigenous reading project

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 10:20

In an earlier post we talked about Worldreader - a global non-profit organization that provides access to eBooks to children and families but if you are interested in a charity closer to home consider the Indigenous Reading Project.