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Monash Public Library Service

Monash Public Library Service is a 6 branch service situated in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria. Our libraries are back to regular opening hours. Scheduled programs and events are being held online, or in the library branches. Storytimes are held in branch and will need to be booked. Where fees are charged for special events the TryBooking ticket fee 50c is non-refundable.

Current Events

Past Events

  • Between Thursday 7 July 2022 and Thursday 8 December 2022
    Meet other carers in your local library and enjoy stories and rhymes with your baby. Babytime is for babies aged 12 months and under. Bookings required for anyone over 12 months, including children (but not babies under 12 mths). Bookings open 2 days before each session.
    Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Thursday 7 July 2022
    Create your own feathery creatures in this craft session. Ages: 5-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
    Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Thursday 7 July 2022 and Thursday 1 December 2022
    Free time to spend building, creating, designing new things with heaps of Lego pieces supplied. For primary school age children.
    Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Thursday 7 July 2022
    Dr Lee Kofman is a Russian-born Israeli-Australian author of six books and editor of two anthologies, writing teacher and mentor based in Melbourne. Her writing and reading life began a long time ago in a remote Siberian village where she recited her first poem to an admiring crowd of illiterate babushkas. What followed was decades of wrestling with the art and craft of writing and passionate reading and has been distilled into her latest work - 'The Writer Laid Bare.'
    Wellington Reserve Community Centre
  • Friday 8 July 2022
    Join us in the Monash Gallery of Art for a special Storytime. The Monash Gallery of Art is located in the same building as the Wheelers Hill Library. Ages: 1-5 Cost: FREE Bookings required (please book for adults and children attending)
    Monash Gallery of Art
  • Between Friday 8 July 2022 and Friday 9 December 2022
    Join Wendy for stories, songs and activities Toddlers and preschoolers can sing songs & rhymes, share stories and learn early social skills at Storytime. For ages 1-5 BOOKINGS OPEN AT 10AM TWO DAYS PRIOR TO EACH SESSION Bookings essential for all attending (except children under 12 months)
    Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Friday 8 July 2022 and Friday 25 November 2022
    Do you get little opportunity to speak in Mandarin? Come to our free monthly program and work with a Chinese speaking staff member who will assist you with your pronunciation and enhance your verbal and listening skills. Participants are required to already have a basic knowledge of speaking Mandarin. For adults and teenagers. Limited spaces available 如果您说普通话的机会有限,我们每月一次的免费活动将为您提供 提高语言能力的机会. 我们的中文协助者 将帮助符合条件的成年人和青少年,纠正他们的发音,提高口语和听力能力. 参加者需要能够讲基本普通话.
    Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Friday 8 July 2022
    Join us for fun craft activity. Ages: 5-11 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
    Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Saturday 9 July 2022
    Join Michelle for stories and songs
    Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Monday 11 July 2022 and Monday 5 December 2022
    Οικογένειες με μικρά παιδιά μπορούν να απολαύσουν την ώρα του παραμυθιού στην βιβλιοθήκη του Oakleigh. Families with young children can enjoy a Storytime in Greek at the Oakleigh Library. Ελληνικό Παραμύθι θα παρουσιάζεται κάθε εβδομάδα από τον Φεβρουάριο μέχρι το τέλος Νοεμβρίου εκτός από τις σχολικές διακοπές. Storytime in Greek is held weekly, Feb-Nov. Bookings open at 10am, two days prior to the session. Bookings essential for all attending (except those under 12 months).
    Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Monday 11 July 2022 and Monday 25 July 2022
    Enjoy stories and rhymes with your baby & meet other carers in your local library. Babytime is for babies aged 12 months and under. Bookings required for anyone over 12 months, including children (but not babies under 12 mths). Bookings open 2 days before each session.
    Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Monday 11 July 2022 and Monday 28 November 2022
    Meet other carers in your local library and enjoy stories and rhymes with your baby. Babytime is for babies aged 12 months and under. Bookings required for anyone over 12 months. Bookings open 2 days before each session.
    Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Tuesday 12 July 2022 and Wednesday 30 November 2022
    Join us for stories and songs Bookings required for adults and children attending (children under 12 months do not require a booking). Bookings open 2 days prior to each session at 10am.
    Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Tuesday 12 July 2022 and Thursday 1 December 2022
    Join Suzi and Michelle for stories and songs Bookings required for adults and children attending (children under 12 months do not require a booking). BOOKINGS OPEN 2 DAYS PRIOR TO EACH SESSION AT 10AM.
    Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Tuesday 12 July 2022 and Wednesday 7 December 2022
    Join Lilian for stories and songs Bookings required for adults and children attending (children under 12 months do not require a booking).
    Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Tuesday 12 July 2022 and Tuesday 26 July 2022
    Meet other carers in your local library and enjoy stories and rhymes with your baby. BabyTime is for babies aged 12 months and under.
    Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Tuesday 12 July 2022 and Tuesday 6 December 2022
    Meet other carers in your local library and enjoy stories and rhymes with your baby. Babytime is for babies aged 12 months and under. Bookings required for anyone over 12 months, including children (but not babies under 12 months). Bookings open 2 days before each session.
    Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Tuesday 12 July 2022 and Tuesday 26 July 2022
    Join Bronwyn for stories and songs Bookings required for adults and children attending (children under 12 months do not require a booking).
    Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Tuesday 12 July 2022 and Tuesday 29 November 2022
    Get creative with Lego at Lego Club.
    Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Tuesday 12 July 2022
    Randa Abdel-Fattah is a prominent Australian author, academic, human rights advocate, former lawyer and mother of four children. An award winning author, Randa writes across a wide range of genres and actively seeks to translate her academic work into creative interventions. Her most recent work - 'Coming of Age in the War on Terror' – examines the lives of a generation for whom the rise of the far-right and the growing polarisation of politics seem normal.
  • Between Wednesday 13 July 2022 and Wednesday 23 November 2022
    有幼儿的家庭可以带小朋友 到图书馆参加国语故事会。 Join "A Little Chinese Adventure" for Chinese stories and songs Bookings open at 10am one week prior to the session. Bookings essential for all attending (except those under 12 months).
    Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Wednesday 13 July 2022 and Thursday 8 December 2022
    Toddlers and preschoolers can sing songs & rhymes, share stories and learn early social skills at Storytime. For ages 1-5 Bookings open 2 days before each session. Bookings essential for all attending (except children under 12 months).
    Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Wednesday 13 July 2022 and Wednesday 30 November 2022
    Meet other carers in your local library and enjoy stories and rhymes with your baby. Babytime is for babies aged 12 months and under. Bookings required for anyone over 12 months, including children (but not babies under 12 mths). BOOKINGS OPEN 2 DAYS BEFORE EACH SESSION.
    Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Wednesday 13 July 2022 and Wednesday 23 November 2022
    Play, create, and enjoy. Join us for an hour of Lego fun once a month, for Primary school aged children.
    Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Thursday 14 July 2022 and Thursday 15 September 2022
    A free program for community members from non-English speaking backgrounds to improve their English language skills, connect with other residents and learn more about Australian culture. Reading materials will need to be provided. Sessions are aimed at Beginner Level. You can book for any session. You do not have to book for all sessions.
    Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Thursday 14 July 2022 and Thursday 8 December 2022
    Develop your creative writing skills with author Melissa Gijsbers. Sessions include fun writing activities, meeting other young writers and feedback on your writing. For writers aged 11-18 years.
    Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Thursday 14 July 2022
    This event is for an in-person booking for the Sir John Monash Lecture, which will include a tour of the exhibition and in-person welcome from some of the panelists before the full panel is formed online. 6pm: "Being a voice" exhibition tour begins 7pm: Sir John Monash Lecture commences on Zoom - this will be broadcast into the gallery space for in-person attendees. Please note if you have booked a ticket for this event you do not need to book a separate ticket for the lecture on Zoom.
    Monash Gallery of Art
  • Thursday 14 July 2022
    Learn all about the beautiful art of Bonsai in this workshop presented by Victor Byrdy from The Bonsai Society of Victoria. The session will introduce the craft of Bonsai, a range of plants and styles, potting, care and maintenance. Attendees are welcome to bring along their own plant for personalised advice.
    Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Thursday 14 July 2022
    For the 2022 Sir John Monash Lecture the City of Monash presents an exciting panel discussion on the theme of wisdom from the unique and diverse perspective of the LGBTQI+ community, which will be delivered online via Zoom and feature panelists Benjamin Law, Gary Lonesborough, Roz Bellamy, and Sam Elkin. Our panel members will discuss their individual authorship and creative voice and share insights gained during the past two years of living and working during pandemic conditions.
  • Friday 15 July 2022
    Do you use the internet or have a digital device? Our important documents, accounts and memories are increasingly stored online and these can be lost if we don't plan for what happens to them. This session will explain what is meant by a Digital Legacy and how you can manage your digital assets as part of your estate. Important: This session does not provide legal advice, but will give you some handy things to think about when planning what happens to your online presence.
    Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Saturday 16 July 2022 and Saturday 19 November 2022
    有幼儿的家庭可以带小朋友 到图书馆参加国语故事会。 Families with young children can enjoy a Storytime in Chinese.
    Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Monday 18 July 2022 and Monday 12 December 2022
    Get creative with Lego at Lego Club. The club operates from 4pm - 5pm. For ages: 5+
    Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Tuesday 19 July 2022
    Build your confidence in using online financial services and grow your knowledge of online privacy and scams in this free course. Learn how to tell if online websites and applications are trustworthy, how to safeguard your privacy online, and how to protect yourself from scams.
    Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Wednesday 20 July 2022 and Wednesday 7 December 2022
    Famiglie con bambini piccoli possono partecipare alle storie in Italiano. Families with young children can enjoy a Storytime in Italian Bookings open at 10am one week prior to the session. Bookings essential for all attending (except those under 12 months).
    Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Wednesday 20 July 2022
    Are you interested in becoming a foster carer? Foster Care means a child can live with a different family who aims to provide them with the care and support by offering a safe, secure and nurturing home. It can be a life-changing experience – not just for you and your family, but for the children you help too. Join Key Assets Victoria for this information session to learn more about how you could make a difference.
    Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Wednesday 20 July 2022 and Wednesday 7 December 2022
    Join us for a fun Bedtime Storytime (Zoom session). Enjoy songs, rhymes & stories galore. Don't forget to wear your pj and bring your teddy bear! For children and their families. Bookings open one week before session. Bookings essential: only one booking required per household.
    Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Saturday 23 July 2022
    Learn how to knit a chunky scarf using your arms only! The workshop is structured for you to practice and familiarise yourself with the techniques of casting on, casting off and changing yarn to create different twists and colours. You will finish off the scarf in your own space after class. One yarn ball is provided for you to practice and take home. Feel free to bring extra yarns to make it chunkier. More instructions on yarns will be provided in the session.
    Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Tuesday 26 July 2022
    This course looks at the basics of creating a great presentation for audiences of any size. It focuses on how to captivate an attention of an audience and keep them engaged. Best practice tools are offered on how to use digital tools to enrich a presentation.
    Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Tuesday 26 July 2022 and Tuesday 22 November 2022
    Get creative with Lego at Lego Club. The sessions are held monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 4-5pm.
    Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Thursday 28 July 2022
    In 2017 the Carnegie, Murrumbeena and Hughesdale stations were demolished to make way for Skyrail. This talk by the Glen Eira Historical Society tells the history of these local train stations (along with Caulfield and Oakleigh stations) and the communities they served. Personal stories and memories bring this local history to life. Copies of the book of the same name will be available for sale on the day.
    Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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