The Whittlesea Courthouse celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2014. Built in 1864, the Courthouse is one of the oldest functional buildings in the municipality. Operating as a Court of Petty sessions until 1989, it was later restored and reopened to the public in 1996. The site features a single-cell lockup, which was built in 1859 to serve the Yan Yean area.
Tomorrow - September 18, 2014 - is International Read an eBook Day so why not checkout an ebook from our Overdrive or Bolinda services and celebrate?
You can read more about the day and the celebrations here.
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:
Don’t panic it’s not at YPRL!
To acknowledge the Anzac centenary Yarra Plenty Regional Library will gather and publish local World War One Stories telling the stories of our men and women from Whittlesea, Nillumbik and Banyule who served in any capacity in World War One.
There are more than 8 million pages from historical newspapers that were published across Britain and Ireland available to explore on the British Newspaper Archive. One million have been added just this year.
In recent months the following titles have been added.
Got a little carried away? Too many eBooks arriving faster than you can read them? Did you know that you can now temporarily suspend a hold in the waiting list in Overdrive?