The first eBook?

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 12:30

An electronic version of Peter James’ 1993 novel Host, which was published on two floppy discs, is to go on display in London’s Science Museum as the world’s first electronic novel.

But is it really the first? Debate rages – at least in the Guardian.

World Autism Day Event at Mill Park Library

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 15:53

Join us at Mill Park Library for World Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday 2 April from 11.00am - 1.00pm. We will be celebrating learning and playing for all, in particular those on the Autism spectrum.

Collect a show bag, hear about relevant services and meet other families at this free event.

Featured Face: Reading Rover Coordinator Donna Edwards

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 16:18

New Reading Rover Coordinator Donna Edwards is good at lots of things - blowing bubbles, reading stories, singing and talking (a lot, self-confessed) and you will see her out and about driving the newest and smallest member of our mobile library team.

What do you do in your role?

Poppies for Remembrance

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 13:59

As part of the 2015 Anzac Commemoration, the 5000 Poppies project will be “planting” a field of more than 5000 poppies in Federation Square Melbourne as a stunning visual tribute to Australian servicemen and women for more than a century of service in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.  Over 9000 poppies have in fact been collected to date.

Babes in the Bush: the making of an Australian image

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 11:45

Dr Kim Torney was a guest speaker this year as part of the Heidelberg Historical Society excellent speakers program. 

Not sure if that eBook is quite what you want?

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 16:41

Many titles in Overdrive’s digital collection have a sample available so you can read, watch or listen to an excerpt of the title before borrowing it.To sample a title, click on the Sample button on the title’s details page. 




eReader news

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 11:56

What’s happening with the SONY eReader?

The news is that SONY will be closing its North American eBook business and not selling its eBook readers on the North American market. But don’t panic yet - SONY will still be selling eReaders in Australia. It’s an excellent product and works perfectly with our Bolinda and Overdrive services

What’s APPening with local history

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:23

There are hundreds of thousands of apps now available for your smart phone or tablet.  There are many genealogy related ones designed to assist the recording and researching of your family history but if you have an interest in local history there are some worth exploring too.

Inside History regularly review apps and have a section on their website 

What is the difference between downloading a book and reading it in your browser?

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:08

For people who don’t feel confident downloading the software that allows them to read eBooks on their devices, Overdrive has provided a ‘simpler’ alternative. You can Read(in your browser).

Trove update

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:46

The following is an update from the National Library of Australia's Trove team: