Attention all writers. It's time to enter this annual short story competition held in memory of the great writer and former resident of Eltham, Alan Marshall.
Nillumbik Shire Council, in partnership with Yarra Plenty Regional Library, invites writers from across Australia to enter the competition.
Take advantage of the lovely sunny autumn weather we are having by using our outdoor area.
We have some wonderful new outdoor furniture, so the area is now perfect for doing homework or relaxing in the sun with a book, the newspaper or a magazine.
A new display is causing quite a stir at Thomastown Library.
Instead of building a display of books that library staff recommend, we have a display of books we HATE!
The books are proving really popular with library visitors.
The books even cause discussion among staff members as we sometimes disagree about some of the books that have been added to the table.
Library visitors can now donate to assist people affected by the huge 9 magnitude earthquake and more than 7 metre tsunami, which hit north east Japan in March. The donations will go to the Australian Red Cross, which is part of an international support team helping people affected by the disaster.
We'll be talking about the weather at the library.
Do you wonder if these extreme weather conditions will have any influence on your future? Or do you wonder how you'll get to work when (not IF) we run out of petrol?
Leading experts in Peak Oil and Climate Change will come together at Yarra Plenty Regional Library in June to discuss these issues and what we can do about them.
Ivanhoe's Games Room not only has a Wii and Xbox for you to play games on... It now also features a FOOSBALL TABLE!!! and an award winning COLLAGE WALL!!! (thanks to our very talented and visionary staff members).
You may book a time to come in and play, or, just ask if the room is free next time you visit - there are HEAPS of games to choose from!
New to the Local history collection
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Family History researchers may be interested in the following new titles recently added to the collection:
TechnoPlayGroupers had a chance to play with iPads, iPods, ebook readers and iPhones at this morning’s session. We discussed how these technologies might work for us in our everyday lives and gained insights into how they worked for others. Everyone agreed that it was a great chance to gain some “hands on” experience.
TechnoPlaygroup meets on the first Friday of each month, 10am at Ivanhoe Library.