Events Blog

World Autism Awareness Day Festival

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 12:41 by 523_8

As part of the World Autism Awareness Day Festival, Mill Park Library is hosting a FREE tips and everyday skills session for parents and carers of children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Introductory Workshop covers: Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder: what your child’s ASD means for you and your family; Practical strategies to assist the child with ASD and your family; How to . . . more »

Write Now! Short Story Competition Winners Announced

Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:42 by YPRL_MANDM

Yarra Plenty Regional Library is thrilled to celebrate the creativity of our communities throughout 2014. The annual Write Now! Short Story Competition was a trove of creative gifts and proved why the short story is so vital to the art of literature, particularly for writers who are discovering their own voices. The winners were announced at an awards night held at the Mill Park Library . . . more »

Celebrate Dutch St Nicholas

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 15:49 by YPRL_MANDM

Bring the whole family for a special celebration at Diamond Valley Library on Saturday 29 November from 2.00pm - 5.00pm. Celebrate Dutch St Nicholas at the library. Pepernoten will be scattered, Pete will do his tricks and St Nicholas will be greeting young and old. Everyone welcome. . . . more »

Sensitive Santa for Children on Autism Spectrum

Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014 - 09:54 by YPRL_MANDM

Children on the Autism Spectrum can have their photo taken with Santa in a calm and sensory friendly environment at Mill Park Library. There will be four sessions on: Saturday 22 November Sunday 23 November Saturday 29 November Sunday 30 November To book, contact Sherridan Bourne. Phone 9457 9940 (Monday to Thursday 8.00am-3.00pm) or email

Whittlesea Library Now Open

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 17:11 by YPRL_MANDM

The new Whittlesea township library is now open. Come along to the library at the redeveloped Whittlesea Community Activity Centre at 57-61 Laurel Street Whittlesea. The library is open: Monday 10.00am – 5.00pm Tuesday 10.00am – 8.30pm Wednesday, Thursday 10.00am – 5.00pm Friday 10.00am – 8.30pm Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm (Sunday CLOSED) Parking for the library is at the rear and the entrance is to . . . more »

Booklovers' Festival Beckons With Author Talks and Workshops

Posted on Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 11:24 by YPRL_MANDM

A story begins! It's time for the sixth annual Booklovers' Festival from Wednesday 2 July until Wednesday 30 July. Celebrate new beginnings. Hear stories of sea changes, immigration, starting over, new approaches, new ways of thinking, historic discoveries, adaptations, and famous beginnings. Embark on your own new beginning by taking an inspiring creative workshop or learn what makes a successful crowd funding campaign to make . . . more »

A Morning With Father Bob

Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 13:06 by YPRL_MANDM

Meet the larrikin priest Father Bob Maguire and hear the story of how he began with lonely childhood in poor circumstances and became the much-loved people’s priest of today. Father Bob will be in conversation with Joyce Dickson at the Heidelberg Theatre on Tuesday 20 May at 11.30am - 1.00pm. Places limited. Please book by clicking here. . . . more »

Too Many Elephants at National Simultaneous Storytime

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 - 13:57 by YPRL_MANDM

Join thousands of children across Australia to listen to the same book at the same time on Wednesday 21 May at 11.00am Special guests will read the book Too Many Elephants in This House by Ursula Dubosarsky at all library branches and the Little Big Shots International Film Festival. National Simultaneous Storytime is an important annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to . . . more »

Join the Dots at Your Local Library

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:10 by YPRL_MANDM

It's the week we focus on the many benefits of libraries. Discover how the library can help you join the dots with learning, meeting and reading during Library and Information Week from Monday 19 May to Sunday 25 May. Storing Your Photos When Travelling Mill Park Library Monday 19 May 1.00pm - 2.00pm Get ideas on how to store your photos when travelling. Avoid losing . . . more »

Visit 'Eltham Abbey' to Celebrate the Library's 20th Anniversary

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:59 by YPRL_MANDM

The townspeople of Eltham and surrounds are invited to a soiree at 'Eltham Abbey' (Eltham Library) to celebrate the library estate's 20th anniversary on Saturday 24 May from 11.00am - 2.00pm. The butler will welcome you to a day of celebrations, including a Punch and Judy puppet show, farm animals, a treasure hunt, art tours, balloon sculpture and fairy floss. Balloon sculpture 11.00am - 12.30pm . . . more »