Events Blog

Whittlesea Library Now Open

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

Little Big Shots International Film Festival

Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 - 12:44 by ADMIN_MANDM

Laugh, whoop, think and create while exploring the latest and greatest children’s short films at the Little Big Shots Film Festival. This FREE event will be held at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre (PRACC) in Ferres Boulevard South Morang on Wednesday 21 May from 11.00am – 12.30pm. Yarra Plenty Regional Library has been selected to present the only free screening of the Little . . . more »

World Autism Day Event at Mill Park Library

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 - 15:53 by ADMIN_MANDM

Join us at Mill Park Library for World Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday 2 April from 11.00am - 1.00pm. We will be celebrating learning and playing for all, in particular those on the Autism spectrum. Collect a show bag, hear about relevant services and meet other families at this free event. The day's activities will include: 11.00am - 11.30am A special story time for children . . . more »

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

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 13:06 by ADMIN_MANDM

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. That's not all, we're also running the inaugural SHORT SHORTS film . . . more »

Lalor Community Connection Day

Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014 - 10:32 by ADMIN_MANDM

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 . . . more »