Heidelberg's favouite music teacher

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:55
Mr Renn Wortley, a long-time member of the Heidelberg Historical Society, will be the guest speaker at next month's Heidelberg Historical Society Meeting.

Commonwealth Games – Glasgow July 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 17:53

The Commonwealth Games are a thrilling festival of sport, bringing together athletes from around the world. Held every four years, they celebrate the best that the Commonwealth has to offer. But how did they get their start, and how are they organized? Who have been the star performers, and what can we expect at the 2014 Games in Glasgow? Read this eBook to find out all about the Commonwealth Games.

Celebrate your Trove stories

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 16:04

August is family history month and if you are a family historian, Trove wants to celebrate your stories in the Trove blog. Share your favourite Trove discovery about your family, the best Trove tip you have for a budding family historian, or any thoughts you have about how Trove has changed the way you research. Feel free to include a photo of yourself or of something you've uncovered through your digging. (Please only share images which are out of copyright or for which you own the copyright.)

Fancy some family history?

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 16:43


Fancy some family history? August is National Family History Month.  Be inspired and learn how you can explore your family tree at the library with our special guest speakers and events.


Ivanhoe Library


Tuesday 5 August

Lalor Library to Undergo $1 million Upgrade

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 17:05

Lalor Library is undergoing a $1 million upgrade. While the upgrade takes place the library will be closed to the public from:

To Kill A Mockingbird is now available as an eBook and downloadable audio!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 17:40

In a rare public statement released through her publisher, HarperCollins, Lee said: "I'm still old-fashioned. I love dusty old books and libraries. I am amazed and humbled that Mockingbird has survived this long. This is Mockingbird for a new generation."

First published in July 1960, Mockingbird has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and that total is climbing by more than 1 million copies a year, according to HarperCollins.

Trove in July

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 16:52
The National Library of Australia is pleased to announce that the following newspapers, digitised by the National Library through the Australian Newspaper Plan program, have been recently added to  Digitised newspapers and more on Trove.

Booklovers Festival - Don't forget eBooks!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 18:31

Yarra Plenty Regional Library proudly presents The Sixth Annual Booklovers' Festival

Wednesday 2 July to Wednesday 30 July

These exciting events will be held in Yarra Plenty Regional Library branches.

Celebrate new beginnings. Hear stories of sea changes,immigration, starting over, new approaches, new ways of thinking,historic discoveries, adaptations, and famous beginnings.

Montmorency - the farm on the Plenty

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 17:32

Why is there a windmill in Were Street?

Who were the first people on the land?

Where was the original homestead?

Latest news from Trove

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 14:18

New contributors

Two new law journals contributing their material to Trove. The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is a peer reviewed journal that publishes research about the challenges confronting criminal justice systems around the world. The Victoria University Law and Justice journal is published annually, and includes articles from their former journal DICTUM. Both journals are open access journals; they provide unrestricted online access to peer reviewed research.