Reluctant readers and eBooks.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 16:35

With Christmas just a few weeks away have you thought about purchasing an eReader as a gift for the reluctant readers in your life?

There is some evidence that reluctant readers respond well to eReaders and eBooks.

This article in The Digital Shift summarises the results of a study carried out at the Southern Methodist University in Texas.

Celebrate Dutch St Nicholas

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 10:12

Bring the whole family and celebrate the Dutch St Nicholas. Pepernoten will be scattered, Pete will do his tricks and St Nicholas will be greeting young and old.

Looking for Pringle Family

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 11:48

Yarra Plenty Regional Library has received an inquiry from a researcher in England trying to locate family of a World War 2 Pilot. Pilot Officer Lawrence James Pringle was a rear gunner who served with 76 Squadron, in Yorkshire, England. He was killed on operations to Kassel 22 October 1943.

His parents were Leslie and Zoe Pringle who lived at 67 Yarra St, Heidelberg, Victoria.

Get Ready for Some Twisted Travel Over Summer

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 17:30


Got your Summer reads all mapped out? Book yourself into YRead and be in the running to win a GoPro or iPad mini. Just sign up online here from Sunday 1 December and tell us what you’re reading – the more you read, the more chance you’ll win. Ages 13–18. 

Climb Aboard This Year's Summer Reading Club

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 15:17


HAVE BOOK WILL TRAVEL. Come on an exciting journey over the Summer break. Children aged 3–12 can join up and read books for a chance to win an Apple iPad and other great prizes. Sign up at any Yarra Plenty Regional Library branch or online here from Sunday 1 December 2013, grab a passport and reading kit and get reading.

Flinders Street Railway Station

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 15:47

Jenny Davies is the next guest speaker for the Heidelberg Historical Society's next meeting. Tuesday December 10, 2013 at the Uniting Church Community Centre, Seddon Street, Ivanhoe at 8 pm.  Her talk is Our Station: Flinders Street.  Jenny will speak about the diversity of the tenants of Flinders Street Station and their histories.  

 

November is Local History Month

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 15:33

Local History month is well underway at your library this month. Ever wondered about the history of your neighbourhood or that old house in your street? Ever wondered about the history of the families buried in the local cemetery.  Perhaps you've always yearned to create a garden that works with the architectural style of your home.

Discover these things and more at events at the library branches during Local History Month.

 

Local History Exhibition

Mill Park Library

Monday 4 November – Sunday 24 November

Doctor Who eAudiobooks!

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 12:31

Fans! Whovians! As excitement builds for the screening of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special “Day of the Doctor” it’s worth remembering that there are a number of audio books available to download from our Overdrive service.

Help With Cybersafety Plans By Doing This Survey

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 12:18

This survey asks you questions about your technology use to better understand the library community’s digital experiences and help shape services for the future. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and is facilitated by The Alannah and Madeline Foundation. Data will be gathered anonymously to help inform their cybersafety programs.

Ebook vs Real

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 11:49

If you’re interested in the Ebook vs Real book argument, check out this article in The Age – Nov 6 2013.The author, Christopher Bantick discusses the effects changes in practices of universities, schools and individuals have on bookshops. He suggests that bookshops and their staff are valuable resources worth keeping and urges us to support them.