Get Caught Reading!

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 14:51



Have you ever been caught reading? Maybe in a strange or awkward place? Perhaps when you really should be doing something else?

Email us a photograph of yourself, friends, or family in an unusual or interesting reading position and be in the running for an e-reader prize (one per branch to be WON). The photograph can be real or posed.

Email to smale@yprl.vic.gov.au

Guerrilla Knitting, Get Caught Reading, Flash Mobs and more!

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 11:42


It's the National Year of Reading and that's a big reason to get involved in some of the special activities we have cooked up to celebrate.

Hidden Gem: Learn One of 80 Languages

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 11:23


Learn a language or improve your English with this free service for library members.
Transparent Language Online is packed full of pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing, and vocabulary building lessons for over 80 languages, including 17 English as a second language (ESL) courses.
Thanks to the introduction of new apps for iPhones and Android, you can now access this service on your mobile phone (smart phones).

Magic Circus Show

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 16:03

What a fantastic load of fun was had at Lalor Library today with CARP Productions performing their Magic Circus Show! Whoopsie the Clown and Mr Dingaling the Ring Master hosted a variety of characters who kept children and adults engaged for an hour. One girl was overheard saying that "This is the best circus show ever!".

New on Trove

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 13:32

The National Library of Australia is pleased to announce the following new titles which have been added to Digitised newspapers and more on Trove. Many of these newspapers are currently being added to Trove and further issues will become available shortly.

New South Wales

The Biz (Fairfield, NSW : 1928 - 1954)

The Dawn (Sydney, NSW : 1888 - 1905)

How I Wonder What You Are?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 12:22

"My studio looks out onto stone walls and a wooded area filled with wildlife. The chipmunk's natural curiosity made him the perfect star for this nighttime quest and for the surroundings to become the story's stage.

 

Judy Reviews; Room by Emma Donoghue

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 00:59

 

Room

Room

April Baby of the Month: Gabriella

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 09:13

 

Wanted: Knitters for Guerrilla Knitting

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 16:24


Get your knitting needles out and go undercover with Yarra Plenty Regional Library. We'll be knitting some bookish graffiti and surprising passersby in the Banyule and Nillumbik area.

No More Room Under the Big Top: Bead Clowns

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 16:24

During the April 2012 School Holiday program at Watsonia Library there was no more room to make bead clowns. The table stretched to eternity and was covered with beads, pipe cleaners, bells, paint and ribbon. The children left with their "At the Circus" craft to hang on bags, door handles or off lights.