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:

New kids project resources as eBooks on Overdrive

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 18:36

Is this a familiar scene?

“Mum, Dad I’ve got to do a project about Africa.”

“When‘s the project due?”

“Tomorrow”

“Well, Google it.”

“But the teacher told us we have to use books”

We’ve all been there and it leaves us tearing out our hair but help is at hand…

Calling All Media Students, Creatives, Writers, Actors and Curious Minds

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 13:06


During Youth Week from Friday 4 April until Sunday 14 April, we're offering workshops in acting, script writing, special effects horror makeup, stop motion, filming, directing, stage combat and more.

The workshops are completely free, suitable for beginners and run by industry pros. This program is designed and intended for young people aged 12-25.

Lalor Community Connection Day

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 10:32


Celebrate the different cultures of our community at this fun and lively family event on Saturday 22 March from 11.00am until 4.00pm.
Enjoy a day of music, comedy, dancing, cooking demonstrations, massage, children's activities, and more.
Fun activities for the kids include a petting zoo, jumping castle, fairy floss, face painting and craft.
Come dressed in a cultural costume to be in the running for a prize.

Book Launch St Margaret's Eltham

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 00:38

Book Launch of

A History of Saint Margaret’s Church Eltham Volume 1 – Beginnings to 1888 by Dr. Geoffrey A Sandy

Sunday February 23 2014 -  3 pm.

 

The 1861 church and 1870 Parsonage are heritage listed. The church has been a significant in Eltham’s history.

Bishop James Grant, Patron of the Anglican Historical Society and Jim Connor President of the Eltham District Historical Society will undertake the launch. Refreshments will be served.

 

Victorian Collections updated

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 14:27

The new Victorian Collections website was quietly re-launched in January

The Summer Read

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 15:35


The Summer Read is back and gives Victorians the chance to discover new, local books. Choose from a list of ten great books, written by Victorian authors or telling Victorian stories. There's crime, popular and literary fiction, autobiography, biography and memoir. Recommend another great read and be in the running to win prizes to the value of $4,000. The Summer Read is presented by the State Library of Victoria and Yarra Plenty Regional Library.

Teviot Genealogy Lecture tour

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 16:18

 

Federation of UK Family History Societies Vice President Lady Mary Teviot is returning to Yarra Plenty Regional Library.  Her March lecture tour will provide valuable tips for your UK family history research at the following sessions:

 

Genealogical Geography

Lalor Library

Saturday 1 March

2.00 pm - 3.00 pm