Matthew Brady of theguardian.com,
Wednesday 27 November 2013 02.19 AEST poses some really thought provoking questions.
Public Records Office Victoria hold a number of records relating to the Victorian State Government. Think about how your ancestor interacted with the government and which department that may have created a record. Records date from 1836.
The researcher landing page is a good introduction.
Free online indexes include passenger lists, wills and probate, education and more.
Check out these exciting new additions to Diamond Valley Library's lovely garden!
The students from Apollo Parkways paid us a visit and created these very impressive scarecrows using an array of recycled materials.
What is Wattpad?
Wattpad is an online community for reading and sharing stories. Users are able to post articles, stories, and poems about anything either online or through the Wattpad app. The content includes work by undiscovered and published writers and all the popular genres are there. Users are able to comment and like stories or join groups associated with the website.
Ever wanted to make your own iPhone app? What about your own website or blog? Even if you don't know anything about making apps or websites, Treehouse can teach you the skills you need to code your dreams. Gain the knowledge to make complex Ruby applications then spend some time sharpening your design skills. These are just a sample of the many courses available on Treehouse.
Available FREE to library members through the e-library.
So many hopeful authors came to Watsonia Library on Saturday 23 November to find out if they had won the writing competition. We were fortunate to have the judge, Paul Collins, attend to give out the awards and to talk about writing. The biggest advice is that just because you don't win a competition, don't be discouraged. All entrants should be applauded for entering because many writers find it hard to complete stories, so this is good practice.
Six bestselling contemporary authors have been asked to rewrite Jane Austen’s novels - Sense & Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Pride & Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion and Mansfield Park - adding their own unique take on Jane Austen’s novels. The Austen Project was launched with Joanna Trollope’s reimagining of Sense & Sensibility in October 2013. Trollope’s version, along with Jane Austen’s original is already available to borrow as an eBook from our Overdrive service.
Do you like reading Other People’s Books? Do you Have to Know what that person sitting next to you in a train, plane, bus is reading? Do you get strange looks from people as you read over their shoulder?
Help is at hand!
Red Cross is celebrating 100 years in Australia in 2014. In recognition of this milestone, they are collecting the personal stories of people helping people over the past century, in preparation for a dedicated website to be launched next year.
Australian Red Cross began as the Australian Branch of the British Red Cross Society on 13 August 1914, nine days after the outbreak of World War I. It was formed by Lady Helen Munro-Ferguson, the wife of the Governor-General, who called on the wives of the State governors to form State committees.