Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 13:59

Christmas and New Year opening hours for all Yarra Plenty Regional Library branches, the Mobile Library and Outreach Vehicle:

Write Now! Short Story Competition - The Winners

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 13:50


Congratulations to all who entered YPRL's Write Now! short story competition. We held the awards ceremony at the Eltham Library on Sunday 27 November. It was standing room only as we celebrated our great writers from all over Victoria.

So, without further ado, here is the list of winners:

JUNIOR

Bug Crazy?

Friday, November 25, 2011 - 13:52

At Mill Park Library we are getting just a little excited about the Summer Reading Club starting next week.

Come and visit us for the launch party on Thursday 1st December  4.00pm - 5.00 pm where you can sign up, get a Chupa Chup, help us make a bug mural and get a bug 'tattoo".

Pre Christmas Booksale

Friday, November 25, 2011 - 13:44

Our very special, never to be repeated, bargains galore booksale starts on Monday 28th of November. You'll never see bargains like these again!!!

 

All books from our (discarded) non fiction collection are HALF price and everything else will be priced at 20 cents!!! You can see that we are absolutely serious about making sure that you get some real bargains before Christmas. Rush in soon.

 

Italian Night!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 19:24

JaOOnce again Jack our intrepid Community Librarian hosted a fabulous Italian night at Mill Park Library.

Here is what Jack thought of the evening:  "Italian night was a success once again with over 100 people coming along.The performers were Duo Combo and James Liotta.

Book of the Week: Unpolished Gem by Alice Pung

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 15:46

Now that the voting has begun for the Our Story project as part of the National Year of Reading in 2012, we've deceded to feature one of the six books per week, to help you choose.

 

Teddy Bears and Stories around the campfire

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 13:54

Children and teddy bears had great fun last night listening to stories, going on a Bear Hunt and munching teddy bear biscuits.

Our next fantastic evening story time will be around a (pretend) campfire!

Please take note of the date: the correct date is on Dec 19 and not as it is advertised in the events brochure on Dec 5.

Melbourne

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 10:12

eMelbourne - The Encyclopedia of Melbourne Online 

The print volume of the Encyclopedia of Melbourne was published in 2005 by Cambridge University Press. The online Encyclopedia of Melbourne - eMelbourne - now contains the full text of the print volume, with additional text, digital and educational resources.

 

Kinglake: History and Stories

Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 11:24

If you come down to Mill Park Library on Sunday 20th November at 2pm you will be able to enjoy the stories of Deidre Hawkins from the Kinglake Historical Society. She will be telling some entertaining stories about local people: gold miners, farmers, farmers’ wives, midwives and home births, timber cutters, and other fascinating facts about the township.