Book Blog

Booklovers' Festival Beckons With Author Talks and Workshops

Posted on Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 10:24 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 - 12:06 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 »

More Story Times at Eltham

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 11:35 by Cait_Sidhe

Can't make it to story time during the week? Why not come on a Saturday? Eltham Library has increased the amount of weekend story times throughout the year. This means that there's even more opportunities for you and your little ones to come into the library, hear some stories and borrow some books. Sessions run on selected Saturdays as listed below between 11:00-11:45am: February 8 . . . more »

Get In Quick: Book To Film Adapations in 2014

Posted on Friday, January 3, 2014 - 10:39 by Cait_Sidhe

Gone Girl Hollywood loves adapting books into movies and 2014 looks like it will be full of a variety of adaptations that will have you wanting to place the books on hold as soon as the films start to be promoted. But why wait until the promos come out and the holds queue looks like it will never end? What if you were to read the books . . . more »

Grow Harvest Cook

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 08:29 by sylph

‘Grow Harvest Cook’ is a new Australian book in our collection with lots of useful tips and ideas on how to grow, store and cook produce. The book has an array of great photos and showcases the many ways to make more of fruit, nuts and vegetables. Foods from almonds to zucchini are covered and have inspired me to cook new vegies that I haven’t . . . more »

Featured Faces: Tina Selenitsch and Mary Gregor

Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013 - 10:50 by ADMIN_MANDM

Follow Tina and Mary! Well not literally. As well as being the reading coordinators at Ivanhoe Library, they are dedicated to keeping you up with everything e-book. So follow them online via the Flip the Page blog to find out about the wonderful world of e-books - lightweight, backlit and instant large print! They talk about e-books, e-book readers and apps, review e-books available through . . . more »

An Ephiphany

Posted on Friday, October 11, 2013 - 10:29 by Cait_Sidhe

I’m the first to admit that when it comes to adaptations of books, I’m the ultimate purist. I shook my head all the way through Eragon, squirmed during Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (where was the ultimate battle at the Ministry of Magic and why weren’t the statues transfigured to fight?) and have sighed while watching Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (where were . . . more »

Beware the Reading Rut

Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 - 15:58 by Cait_Sidhe

It’s a serious literary condition that affect a large part of the population that often isn’t realised until it’s too late: The reading rut. Symptoms include reading the same series, author, genre for a long time (and loving it) only to get the end of the series and are left wondering what to read next, re-reading the same series over and over and trying to . . . more »

The Last Runaway

Posted on Monday, September 9, 2013 - 15:33 by roverjane

September 2013 Book Title: The Last Runaway Author: Tracy Chevalier What we liked about the book Tracy Chevalier is well known for her ability to weave art, history, religion and society into a beautiful and simply told story. The Last Runaway features an innocent Quaker woman, Honor Bright, as the main character. The book follows Honor on her journey of discovery as she migrates . . . more »

Apps to Take Your Library Mobile

Posted on Friday, September 6, 2013 - 10:18 by ADMIN_MANDM

Download these apps to access the library and e-library from anywhere. Put items on hold, download e-books and e-audiobooks and music, read magazines, and more. YPRL MOBILE APP Keep a library in your pocket! The YPRL Mobile app makes it easy to find books, music and movies, see what’s available at your library, place holds and manage your account. Download YPRL Mobile for the iPhone, . . . more »

Upcoming Book Events

29th

Bedside Reads
12:00 pm Lalor

5th

Thomastown Book Group
11:00 am Thomastown

12th

Watsonia Movie Group
7:00 pm Watsonia

Upcoming Guest Speaker Events

24th

Paranormal Chat Group
7:00 pm Lalor

26th

Booklovers' Festival: Photographs From The Top
2:00 pm Watsonia

7th

DIY Thursday - Outdoor areas
7:00 pm Eltham

Organising Your Home
7:00 pm Watsonia

9th

Archie Fusillo
2:00 pm Mill Park