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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.

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Monday Agatha Christie Club

Between Monday 20 May 2024 and Monday 16 September 2024
A season of the best whodunnit movies based on novels by Agatha Christie.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Understanding Income Streams

Tuesday 21 May 2024
This free information session from a Financial Services Officer from Services Australia will cover topics such as: * What is superannuation? * How do we assess superannuation towards your Centrelink payments? * Contribution caps * Downsizer Contribution * Tax implications * The Australian Retirement standards
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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EAL Reading Club - Beginners

Between Thursday 9 May 2024 and Thursday 27 June 2024
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. Bookings open one week prior to each date. You do not have to book for all sessions.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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EAL Reading Club - Intermediate

Between Thursday 9 May 2024 and Thursday 27 June 2024
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 Intermediate Level. Bookings open one week prior to each date. You do not have to book for all sessions.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Services Australia Information Sessions

Between Thursday 9 May 2024 and Thursday 27 June 2024
Multicultural Service Officer from Services Australia, Floriane will discuss a range of topics. These include help with filling our your eGov forms; digital services; income support payments; debt prevention; mutual obligations; scams. Each week Floriane will cover the following topics: 18 April - Overview of payments and services and digital options 2 May – MyGov, digital and specialist services 9 May - Scams and identity theft 16 May - Debt prevention 23 May - Mutual obligation 30 May - Family tax benefit and end of tax year reconciliation. 6 June - Scams and identity theft 13 June - MyGov, digital and Specialist Services 20 June - Scams and identity theft 27 June – Carer Payment information This is a weekly session to help you navigate Services Australia.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Young Writers Group 2024

Between Thursday 9 May 2024 and Thursday 5 December 2024
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
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Voyage Through Cinema: The Story of Film

Thursday 23 May 2024
Let’s go on a journey through the history of Cinema and discover the films that have defined the artform. At each session, we will watch a selected film, listen to a brief presentation on the film, and then discuss the film over tea and coffee. Take this opportunity to watch films that you may have not considered watching or watch them again with like-minded film enthusiasts! Thursday 23rd of May 5:30pm-8:00pm Battleship Potempkin (Russia, 1925, rated PG), directed by Sergei Eisenstein. English subtitles. This film club is intended for an 18 years and over audience.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Mandarin conversation circle 普通话会话圈 2024

Between Friday 10 May 2024 and Friday 22 November 2024
Do you get little opportunity to speak in Mandarin? Come to our free program held twice a month 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,我们每月两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
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Board Games Night!

Friday 24 May 2024
Who loves board games? If you do, then come along and play board games against other people in the library. You are welcome to bring your own games to play or the library will provide some classic games like Chess, Scrabble and Monopoly. All ages are welcome - children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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A Stolen Generation Story with Aunty Judi Wickes

Monday 27 May 2024
Join Aunty Judi Wickes for a special event to mark National Reconciliation Week 2024 to hear about her lived experience as the granddaughter of two Stolen Generation children. Aunty Judi's grandparents never talked to her about their younger years on the Purga Aboriginal Mission in Queensland. Now, as a grandmother herself she wants the story to be told to share a light on the impact of past Australian Government legislation and policies on her people. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander attendees are advised that the presentation may contain images of deceased persons.
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Healthy Eating and Diabetes (in Mandarin) 糖尿病与健康饮食

Tuesday 28 May 2024
健康饮食是控制糖尿病的重要组成部分。 通过将血糖水平保持在目标范围内,您将降低患糖尿病相关并发症的风险。 Link Health 的糖尿病护士教育者和营养师将介绍他们的服务、他们如何帮助社区以及如何管理糖尿病。 这个信息讲座将以普通话举行,是为糖尿病患者、他们的家人和护理人员举办的。 Healthy eating is an important part of managing your diabetes. By keeping your blood glucose levels within the target range you will reduce the risk of developing diabetes-related complications. A Diabetes Nurse Educator and a Dietitian from Link Health will present about their services and how they can assist the community. This information session will be presented in Mandarin. It is aimed for people living with diabetes, their family members and carers.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Road Safety

Wednesday 29 May 2024
For National Road Safety Week, Sara Coe, Senior Constable and Monash Crime Prevention Officer at Victoria Police, will be discussing general road rules and road safety information, highlighting important points such as what to do when you pass a stationary emergency vehicle. This presentation is targeted at new migrants but is a great refresher for everyone.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Fun with science!

Wednesday 29 May 2024
Build a Tensegrity Structure. Use Lego blocks to build your own structure that seems to defy gravity and discover how to use tension, pivot and equilibrium to design tensegrity structure. For children aged 6 - 13 Free activity Bookings essential
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Discover the Wonders of Matcha Green Tea

Monday 3 June 2024
Join us to find out more about matcha green tea, its many benefits and how to prepare it. Tasting included.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Melbourne's Roaring Twenties (in-person)

Monday 3 June 2024
Melbourne’s booming 1920s economy enabled Melburnians to become ardent followers of the worldwide craze for Jazz - in music, dancing and fashion. A tidal wave of innovation, from electric kettles through to radio broadcasting, brought new experiences and increasing optimism. Presented by Janet Werkmeister in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Melbourne's Roaring Twenties (Zoom)

Monday 3 June 2024
Melbourne’s booming 1920s economy enabled Melburnians to become enthusiastic followers of the worldwide craze for Jazz (music, dancing, fashion and style). A passion for the movies drove the construction of iconic picture theatres, whilst a tidal wave of innovations (from electric kettles through to radio and passenger aeroplanes) brought both new experiences and an increasing sense of optimism. Join author Janet Werkmeister to learn more about how enjoyable life was for Melburnian's at this time, whilst also uncovering the challenges and life experiences faced by ordinary Australians in the 1920s. Presented in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group.
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Film Screening: The New Boy

Monday 3 June 2024
In 1940s Australia during the dead of night, a nine-year-old Indigenous orphan boy arrives at a remote Christian monastery run by a renegade nun (played by Cate Blanchett). At the orphanage the boy begins to question both his faith and his loyalty to his heritage. An event for Reconciliation Week 2024.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Creative Clayton - Step-by-step Acrylic Flowers

Tuesday 4 June 2024
In this hands-on session follow provided step-by-step instructions to paint a flower using acrylic paint. All materials will be supplied and you are welcome to bring along an art smock or old shirt to protect your clothing. This session is for participants aged 16+
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Author Talk with Glenna Thomson

Tuesday 4 June 2024
When Rebecca Bundy fails to return home after the last day of school in 1984 her father reports her missing. But the teenager has run away before, so the police tell the family to wait it out. Gone is a gripping rural crime novel of a grieving family and their forty-year journey to discover the truth.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Falls Prevention Information Session

Wednesday 5 June 2024
One third of people over the age of 65 fall at least once a year, and around half of these are in and around the home. In this information session you will learn how to reduce the risk of falls and stay active and independent for longer. All attendees will receive information to take home, including exercises to improve strength, mobility and balance. A senior talk by Angela from Bolton Clarke.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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It's Time to Rethink your Fashion with Lalita Lowe

Wednesday 5 June 2024
Come join us for a presentation with fashion expert and author Lalita Lowe. In this presentation Lalita will talk about the impact that our clothes has on the environment and how we can make more sustainable decisions that will help create a better and brighter future.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Captain Moonlite: The tragic love story

Thursday 6 June 2024
Charismatic, intelligent and handsome, George Scott was born into a privileged life in famine-wracked Ireland. Arriving in Australia, he dubs himself Captain Moonlite and pulls off both a bank robbery and then a brazen jailbreak. After falling in love with fellow prisoner James Nesbitt, a boyish petty criminal desperately searching for a father figure, Scott finds himself unable to shrug off his criminal past. Pursued and harassed by police, he stages a dramatic siege and prepares for a final showdown with the law. Join author Garry Linnell for the true and epic story of George Scott. An event for Pride Month 2024.
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Sew Fantastic 2024

Friday 7 June 2024
Each month, a beginners sewing class will offer a simple new project for attendees to gain or further their sewing skills. Attendees are required to read and sign a privacy statement and the terms and conditions of Sew Fantastic, prior to the session commencing. Friday 9 February (Bookings open 10:00 am, 12/1/24) Project: Beach bag Friday 1 March (Bookings open 10:00 am, 9/2/24) Project: Bunny treat bag Friday 5 April (Bookings open 10:00 am, 1/3/24) Project: Pencil case
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Brain Training - Clayton Library

Tuesday 11 June 2024
Join us for an hour and a half of fun whilst we're exercising our brains! You'll be solving puzzles, brainteasers whilst working in teams. iPads will be provided for the session, if preferred.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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healthy Eating and Nutrition Information Session

Wednesday 12 June 2024
Healthy Eating & Nutrition community information session will teach you about healthy eating habits, basic nutrition principles and how you can get the most out of your meals every day. You will also receive a free Maggie Beer Foundation recipe booklet so you can turn your new knowledge of nutrition into beautiful, delicious meals. Senior talk by Raquel from Bolton Clarke
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Chatterbooks 2024

Between Wednesday 8 May 2024 and Wednesday 11 December 2024
Come and chat about your recent reads and enjoy a social time with fellow book lovers. Afternoon tea will be provided. This is also an opportunity to discover new books that you can borrow from the library.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Sensory Textile Jewellery Workshop

Wednesday 12 June 2024
In this workshop you will discover how meditative and effortless it is to make a piece of squishy bubble jewellery. If you doubt your own creativity, this sensory workshop is exactly for you. Jewellery designer Vivian Qiu will show you the intuitive jewellery making process. The textiles will guide you to design and to capture the moment, your body sensation and your story. Your creativity will flow naturally. What you will learn: Hands-on techniques of how to make squishy bubble jewellery Finding comfort in working with textile and wool yarns. No hand stitching needed. How to embrace intuitive design thinking. Note: this workshop is for ages 16 and older.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Bee an Eco Coder!

Saturday 15 June 2024
Join Adam from Bee Healthy and discover how to become a Super Eco coder too! Use simple coding skills to tackle recycling issues and learn about the environment! For children aged 6 - 13 Free activity Bookings Essential
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Healthy Brain Healthy Body Information Session

Monday 17 June 2024
Come and join us for this one-hour information session that will introduce us to the six factors of positive ageing so you can learn how to experience happiness and satisfaction at any age. Senior talk by Taryn from Bolton Clarke
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Planning for Retirement

Tuesday 18 June 2024
This free information session from a Financial Services Officer from Services Australia will cover topics such as: • Age Pension Qualification and Eligibility • Income and Asset test threshold for Age Pension assessment • Rate of Age Pension • Portability assessment • Application process
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Learn to crochet and knit

Wednesday 19 June 2024
Crochet or knit a small item of clothing or other project and learn a few techniques of either craft. Some basic crochet or knitting skills recommended but not essential. All materials provided, but bring along knitting needles or crochet hooks if you have them.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Bedtime Storytime (Zoom)

Between Wednesday 15 May 2024 and Wednesday 20 November 2024
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.
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Suminagashi workshop

Thursday 20 June 2024
Suminagashi (or floating ink marbling) is the Japanese technique of creating marbled paper using water and ink to create a unique design. This session presented by Emi Kamataki will cover the history, materials and techniques of Suminagashi. Participants will then create their own unique piece of marbled paper which will reflect the moment the water and ink come together making a movement or flow. All materials will be provided.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Reducing Energy Costs in Your Home

Thursday 20 June 2024
Daniel from Monash City Council Sustainability Department will teach you ways to be more energy efficient, reduce your energy bills and reduce your household expenses by living more sustainably. Topics covered will include: • Insulation, draft stopping and window treatments • Transitioning from gas to electric, including solar • Access to a range of state government energy efficiency rebates There will also be tips and recommendation for renters and lower income households.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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WordFest 2024 Launch with Tracey Spicer

Thursday 20 June 2024
‘A.I and the uncertain future...’ Join Tracey Spicer AM as she officially launches WordFest 2024! Tracey will discuss her new book Man-Made: How the bias of the past is being built into the future, in which the Walkley Award-winning journalist exposes the next frontier of feminism. Man-Made aims to open readers' eyes to a transformative technological shift in society and give them the tools to make positive change. Tracey Spicer AM is a multiple Walkley Award winning author, journalist and broadcaster who has anchored national programs for ABC TV and radio, Network Ten and Sky News. The inaugural national convenor of Women in Media, Tracey was named in 2019 the NSW Premier's Woman of the Year, accepted the Sydney Peace Prize alongside Tarana Burke for the 'Me Too' movement, and won the national award for Excellence in Women's Leadership through Women & Leadership Australia.
Clayton Community Theatre
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Musee d'Orsay Past and Present 巴黎奥萨博物馆的前世今生

Saturday 22 June 2024
The Musée d'Orsay is presented in the literary and artistic form of sculpture, painting and photography, like a condensed modern history of Paris, and the Western art historian Mr. Rui Gu has visited the Musée d'Orsay several times, and he will introduce the museum's masterpieces, as if take you be closer to the 19th and 20th century Paris street scenes, and have a sense of immediacy with the people in the paintings. Full of fun! 奥赛博物馆以雕塑、绘画和摄影的文艺形式呈现,犹如一部浓缩的巴黎近代史,西方艺术史学者顾睿曾经数次参访奥赛博物馆,他将通过介绍博物馆的精品名作,仿佛带你走近19和20世纪的巴黎街景,并与画中人面对面小聚的即时感,趣味十足!
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Master your Mind Information Session

Monday 24 June 2024
Stress is a normal physical response to events that can unbalance your emotions and behaviour. This session is designed to introduce you to techniques to recognise, manage and help prevent unhealthy levels of stress. An event for seniors presented by Taryn from Bolton Clarke.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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WordFest 2024 In-Conversation with Trent Cotchin

Tuesday 25 June 2024
‘Unflinching honesty and generosity...’ Spend an evening with former Richmond Tiger's Captain, Trent Cotchin, for an in-conversation event as he talks about his new book From the Heart. Trent will share personal insights and the lessons that he learnt in the hope that it will help others to live more authentically. Trent Cotchin is one of the greatest and most decorated players in Richmond Football Club history. He is their only triple-premiership captain, leading the team to their 2017, 2019 and 2020 flags. Taken at pick number two in the 2007 AFL National Draft, Trent went on to play 306 games, becoming just the sixth player to reach the 300-game milestone at the club. He's a Brownlow medallist, triple Jack Dyer medallist and All Australian. He retired at the end of the 2023 season, leaving an impressive legacy of strong leadership at the club and being widely respected as a great ambassador for the game. Trent lives in Melbourne with his family.
Clayton Community Theatre
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Macrame for beginners

Wednesday 26 June 2024
Experience the macramé revival and discover the joy of knotting. Join our free workshop for beginners. Learn the art of knotting and craft a simple project. No experience required. All materials and equipment are provided. This workshop is for people aged 16+.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Fun with science!

Wednesday 26 June 2024
How to make an anemometer (wind speed meter) Build your own anemometer with cups and straws and enjoy tracking wind speed! For children aged 6 -13 Bookings Essential Free activity
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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WordFest 2024 Alyssa Huynh In-Conversation with Alice Pung

Wednesday 26 June 2024
‘Finding a safe space and taking a stand...’ Hear author Alyssa Huynh OA, in conversation with Alice Pung, as Alyssa launches her new book Safe Spaces. The book deals with one woman's experience of racism in Australia and how to find hope through community. Alyssa Huynh is a freelance writer from Melbourne. Alyssa has worked as a diversity and inclusion advisor and contributed to publications including Mamamia, The Latch, The Sydney Morning Herald and the Shameless podcast. Alice Pung is the current Artist in Residence at Janet Clarke Hall, Tthe University of Melbourne, and Adjunct Professor at RMIT University's School of Media and Communication. She is the bestselling author of the memoirs Unpolished Gem and Her Father's Daughter, and the essay collection Close to Home, as well as the editor of the anthologies Growing Up Asian in Australia and My First Lesson.
Clayton Community Theatre
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WordFest 2024 Author Talk with Jelena Dokic

Thursday 27 June 2024
‘Strength in the face of hopelessness...’ Join bestselling author and tennis legend Jelena Dokic as she discusses her latest book Fearless. This is a story about how to reclaim your life when you feel all is lost, and the power of speaking up and sharing stories. Jelena Dokic was a prodigious tennis player who made the quarter-finals of Wimbledon at the age of just 16. She was heralded as Australia’s greatest tennis hope since Evonne Goolagong. She had exceptional skills, a steely nerve and an unrivalled fight on the court. At 17 she reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon. By September 2000 she became an Olympian and finished fourth at the Sydney Olympic Games. She has worked as a commentator on both Fox Sports News and Channel Seven’s tennis coverage. She currently lives in Melbourne.
Clayton Community Theatre
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Wordfest 2024 Writer's Workshop with Vikki Petraitis

Saturday 29 June 2024
‘Engage your creativity...’ True crime writer and podcaster Vikki will teach writing fundamentals by drawing on her teaching and writing experience at her workshop. This is suitable for writers of any skill level who want to improve their skills by learning from one of the industry's best.  Vikki Petraitis has written 18 books, including her best-selling book The Frankston Murders about Frankston serial killer Paul Denyer. In 2023, she released a podcast of the same name which topped charts around the world and helped with the push to keep Denyer in jail.  Vikki’s first fiction, The Unbelieved, won the inaugural 2022 Allen & Unwin Crime Fiction Prize and the 2023 Readers’ Choice Davitt Award. In 2024, she is releasing her latest Casefile Presents podcast with Emily Webb called The Unthinkable.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Early contacts with Indigenous populations (In-person)

Monday 1 July 2024
When Europeans first arrived in Victoria in the early 19th century, Aboriginal people had been living there for tens of thousands of years. The clans that lived around Port Phillip Bay and in central Victoria made up the eastern part of the Kulin Nation. Author of the book First People, Dr Presland will detail the Eastern Kulin way of life covering their daily routines, seasonal movements and relationships with both the new arrivals from Europe as well as neighbouring groups. Presented in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group An event for NAIDOC Week 2024 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander attendees are advised that the presentation may contain images of deceased persons.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Early contacts with Indigenous populations (Zoom)

Monday 1 July 2024
When Europeans first arrived in Victoria in the early 19th century, Aboriginal people had been living there for tens of thousands of years. The clans that lived around Port Phillip Bay and in central Victoria made up the eastern part of the Kulin Nation. Author of the book First People, Dr Presland will detail the Eastern Kulin way of life covering their daily routines, seasonal movements and relationships with both the new arrivals from Europe as well as neighbouring groups. Presented in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group An event for NAIDOC Week 2024 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander attendees are advised that the presentation may contain images of deceased persons.
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Electric Vehicle Information Sessions

Tuesday 2 July 2024
If you are considering an Electric Vehicle (EV) or already have one but need some assistance, then this session is for you. EV owners will discuss the latest motoring EV technology, as we transition to a greener future. This session will explain what an EV is, common car models, running costs, using your home solar for green charging, installing and using Apps on your smartphones and tablets, charging. Please note that this is not a commercially sponsored event. Library Tech Help sessions on Wednesdays can assist you with EV Apps for your devices.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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WordFest 2024 In-Conversation with Matt Preston

Tuesday 2 July 2024
‘Joyous, funny and larger than life...’ Join Matt Preston for a fun filled in-conversation event about his new memoir Big Mouth. Matt will share some insights about his difficult upbringing, his career and how food plays a huge part in his life. Matt Preston is an award-winning food journalist, radio presenter and international TV personality. Over 11 seasons on MasterChef Australia, Matt reached an audience of more than 180 million people across 110 countries. Matt writes a weekly column for Stellar in the News Corp Metro Mastheads, seen by over four million Australians every week. He is also a senior editor for delicious. and Taste magazines, and contributes to taste.com.au, one of the world’s most-read recipe websites, with a monthly reach of two million food lovers. Since 2012 he has published eight bestselling cookbooks, most recently Matt Preston’s World of Flavour in 2021.
Mount Waverley Youth Centre
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Wordfest 2024 In-Conversation with Robyn Davidson

Wednesday 3 July 2024
‘A journey of a thousand steps on a camel...’ Join Robyn Davidson for an in-conversation event as she talks about her new book Unfinished Woman, an unforgettable memoir from the author of the sensational international bestseller Tracks: the story of a mother and daughter, of love, loss and the pursuit of freedom. As a special treat for the event, Robyn will share some exclusive photos from her travels. Robyn Davidson was born in Queensland, Australia, and is the author of Tracks, the extraordinary account of her 1,700-mile journey across Australia with four camels, which won the 1980 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and became a film in 2013. She has written extensively for National Geographic and other magazines, and is also the author of Desert Places, Ancestors, and the essay collection Travelling Light. Robyn lives in London, India, and Australia.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Wordfest 2024 Author Talk with John Silvester

Thursday 4 July 2024
‘The dark depths of Australia's criminal underworld...’ Spend an evening with Underbelly author and award-winning crime reporter for an author talk. John will talk about his latest book Naked City, a collection of his best stories, from sophisticated heists to mindless acts of violence and deeds of pure evil - impeccably sourced, wry, wise and witty. Travel the dark depths of Australia's criminal underworld with our most formidable crime reporter and an icon of Australian true crime. John Silvester is Australia's longest-serving crime reporter, covering the beat since 1978. He has won four Walkley Awards, the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award, nine Melbourne Press Club Quills, nine Victorian Law Foundation Awards, a Ned Kelly Award for true crime writing, a Ned Kelly lifetime achievement award, an ASEAN Fellowship to study crime and corruption in South East Asia, and has been elevated to The Australian Media Hall of Fame.
Mount Waverley Community Centre
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Intercultural NAIDOC Week Book Club meeting

Saturday 6 July 2024
Take part in a traditional smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country with an Indigenous Elder. Hear from Book Club members as they discuss books aimed for both adults and children that cover First Nations themes. A partnership event between the Monash Interfaith Gathering (MIG) Intercultural Book Club and Monash Libraries for NAIDOC Week. The event will also be live-streamed if you can’t attend in person. Morning tea will be provided at the event. Enquiries: Kamlavthi Reddy email: Kamlavathi.reddy@gmail.com Phone: 0402436849
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Taylah Eid weaving workshop

Monday 8 July 2024
Taylah Eid is a First Nations Koorie woman indigenous textile designer, artist and educator based in Naarm. Join her for this session to connect and share through a healing craft and enjoy some traditional Indigenous weaving and make your own bowl. All materials are provided. An event for adults.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Film screening: The Drovers Wife

Monday 8 July 2024
This film tells the story of a woman named Molly Johnson (played by Leah Purcell) and her stubborn determination to protect her family from the harshness of a life in 1893 in the Snowy Mountains. The film is a reimagining of the short story written by Henry Lawson in 1892. An event for NAIDOC Week 2024.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Wordfest 2024 Author Talk with Kate Ceberano

Tuesday 9 July 2024
‘The music of life never stops...’ Join beloved Australian musician Kate Ceberano for an evening and hear about her new book Unsung, which explores the people and experiences that have inspired her, what has humbled her, what hurts and what sustains. Singer, songwriter, performer and artist Kate Ceberano celebrated one of the most enduring and inspirational careers in Australian music with the release of her 30th album in 2023. The album My Life is a Symphony, a collaboration with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, went straight to the top of the charts. Over four decades, she’s reached gold and platinum status multiple times, won countless awards and made over 6000 live performances. Kate is a musical force, an electrifying live performer and one of the greatest voices of her generation.
Mount Waverley Community Centre
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Taylah Eid weaving workshop

Wednesday 10 July 2024
Taylah Eid is a First Nations Koorie woman indigenous textile designer, artist and educator based in Naarm. Join her for this session to connect and share through a healing craft and enjoy some traditional Indigenous weaving and make your own bowl. All materials are provided. An event for adults. An event for NAIDOC Week 2024.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Creative Clayton: Washi & Watercolour

Wednesday 10 July 2024
Use washi tape to section your canvas before applying watercolour paint to create a unique painting. All materials are suppled. This session is for people aged 16 +
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Taylah Eid weaving workshop

Thursday 11 July 2024
Taylah Eid is a First Nations Koorie woman indigenous textile designer, artist and educator based in Naarm. Join her for this session to connect and share through a healing craft and enjoy some traditional Indigenous weaving and make your own bowl. All materials are provided. An event for adults.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Sir John Monash Lecture with Nick McKenzie

Thursday 11 July 2024
‘Lines that should never be crossed...’ Nick Mckenzie will present the 2024 Sir John Monash Lecture. His book Crossing the Line is the explosive inside-story behind the once revered but now disgraced SAS soldier, Ben Roberts-Smith. Meticulously researched, Crossing the Line shares the powerful untold story of how a small group of brave soldiers and two determined reporters overcame a plot to suppress one of the greatest military scandals in Australian history. Nick McKenzie is one of the nation's most decorated investigative journalists, having been named Australian Journalist of the Year on four separate occasions. Over two decades, he has worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Four Corners program, Nine's 60 Minutes and The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers. He has been awarded the Walkley, Australia's highest journalism award, a record fourteen times.
Oakleigh Hall
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Children and Baby Clothing Swap

Friday 12 July 2024
Are your children's and baby clothes too small? Do you have unopened clothing sitting in cupboards? Are you a knitter willing to donate items? Bring along your good quality children’s clothing and swap them for ones that other people have donated. Help the environment by increasing the lifetime of clothing and diverting them from landfill. Clothes must be clean, free of stains and smells, in good condition and suitable for children 0 – 13 years old. You are welcome to bring children's clothing for donation into Clayton library from Monday 8 to Friday 12 July. No clothing will be collected after this time.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Learn to read numbered musical notation [in person] 学习识读音乐简谱

Between Monday 15 July 2024 and Monday 29 July 2024
This free course is designed for Mandarin speakers. Three one-hour lessons will be conducted. Participants should attend all three lessons, on three consecutive Mondays, to achieve the best results. You will learn with a professional and use skills like notes, basic symbols, beats, and rhythms. At the end of the course, you should be able to sing new songs by reading musical notations. 该免费课程专为讲普通话的人设计。报名者需要保证连续三周参加星期一上午一小时的培训,以获得最佳效果。 通过向专业人士学习,您将掌握音符、基本符号、节拍和节奏等识谱技能。在课程结束时,您将能够照着简谱唱新歌。
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Understanding Dementia Information Session

Wednesday 17 July 2024
Almost 1 in 10 people over 65 have dementia in Australia and as we age this number increases substantially. It’s important to remember dementia is not a normal part of ageing, and lifestyle changes like physical activity, mental stimulation, a healthy diet, and good social connections can all help reduce risk and improve outcomes. The Understanding Dementia session explains what dementia is, it’s causes, signs and symptoms as well as how to reduce the risks. Senior talk by Angela from Bolton Clarke. Included free hearing check after session if interested.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Therapeutic Movements Class

Thursday 18 July 2024
A journey of self-discovery, within a supportive community through the joy of movement in body, mind and soul. Movements in this class are simple, gentle and completely supported. Seated in a chair, or standing, making it accessible for all experience levels and abilities. Find out how learning to move a little, can change a lot.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Author Talk with Tim Ayliffe

Thursday 18 July 2024
Come join us for an author talk with Tim Ayliffe as we help launch the release of his 5th book in the ‘John Bailey’ series, THE WRONG MAN.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Healthy Skin Information Session

Wednesday 24 July 2024
Did you know that the average person’s skin weighs 4kg, has a surface area of 1.75m and accounts for seven per cent of their body weight? Skin changes as we age and is less able to protect and heal itself. What we eat and drink is of great importance to help nourish and improve skin health. This session will teach you techniques to help improve and maintain your skin health. Presented by Angela from Bolton Clarke.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Armchair Travel: Christmas markets river cruising

Thursday 25 July 2024
Settle down in your chair and enjoy the wonders of European Christmas markets river cruising. Learn more about some of the magical places you can experience as we explore a Winter Wonderland together. Presented by an experienced traveller, we start the journey in Prague before setting sail from Budapest and making our way through to Amsterdam.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Voyage Through Cinema: The Story of Film

Thursday 25 July 2024
Let’s go on a journey through the history of Cinema and discover the films that have defined the artform. At each session, we will watch a selected film, listen to a brief presentation on the film, and then discuss the film over tea and coffee. Take this opportunity to watch films that you may have not considered watching or watch them again with like-minded film enthusiasts! Thursday 25th of July 5:30pm-8:00pm His Girl Friday (USA, 1940, rated PG), directed by Howard Hawks. This film club is intended for an 18 years and over audience.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Keeping Safe from Online Scams

Thursday 25 July 2024
Online scams are everywhere, through your emails, on your phone, in your social media. In this informative session, Marcus our library technology expert will teach you how to protect yourself by learning how to recognise the subtle signs of advanced scams, learn tips and tricks to protect yourself and your devices and learn where to go and who to talk to if you suspect you or someone you know has fallen victim to a scam.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Healthy Bowel Information Session

Wednesday 31 July 2024
A Bolton Clarke information sessions about how to keep the bowel healthy. Bowel control problems are more common than you think. About 1 in 20 people experience a bowel control problem and it affects both men and women. A presentation by Taryn from Bolton Clarke.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Digital Library

Thursday 1 August 2024
Our eLibrary holds digital materials for reading, education and recreation and is here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Join us to learn about the vast array of digital resources available; eBooks, eAudioBooks, eMagazines, eMovies, eSafety and much more. Whether you are interested in reading for pleasure, learning more about technology or improving your language skills, this session will show you how our digital library can help you. This hands-on session is a great way to try out some of our best eResources. To ensure full participation, kindly bring your library card and password. If you don't have them yet, please arrive 15 minutes early with your ID to facilitate the setup of your library card and/or password.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Threepenny Libraries presented by Ann Nield

Friday 2 August 2024
In the 1930s to 1960s many people in Melbourne relied upon private lending libraries (also known as “threepenny libraries”, “circulating libraries” or “rental libraries”) for their reading entertainment. Oakleigh had six such libraries in 1940 and eight in both 1945 and 1950. Join Ann to hear more about the private lending libraries that were once a thriving business in Melbourne, and discover more about the local connection to Monash. This event will be held in the auditorium above the library. Access is by stairs (or by lift upon request). Presented in partnership with History Monash Inc to mark Library & Information Week 2024.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Where do I start? Family history for beginners

Monday 5 August 2024
Presented by Shauna Hicks National Family History Month event
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Healthy Bladder Information Session

Monday 5 August 2024
One in four Australian adults live with incontinence. This information session will teach you simple tips for improved bladder control as well as exercises to help reduce your risk of future bladder problems. A senior talk by Raquel from Bolton Clarke.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Creative Clayton: Paint with Marbles

Tuesday 6 August 2024
In this unique class, marbles will be used in conjunction with acrylic paint to create a painting. All art materials will be supplied but we recommend wearing an art smock or old shirt as this could get messy! This session is for participants aged 16+
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Digital Library

Wednesday 7 August 2024
Digital Library Our eLibrary holds digital materials for reading, education and recreation and is here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Join us to learn about the vast array of digital resources available; eBooks, eAudioBooks, eMagazines, eMovies, eSafety and much more. Whether you are interested in reading for pleasure, learning more about technology or improving your language skills, this session will show you how our digital library can help you. This hands-on session is a great way to try out some of our best eResources. To ensure full participation, kindly bring your library card and password. If you don't have them yet, please arrive 15 minutes early with your ID to facilitate the setup of your library card and/or password.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Buckingham Palace in my Underwear

Tuesday 13 August 2024
One Saturday morning in Bev Moss ignored the usual Saturday chores and read the morning paper instead. Happy in her job and nearly 60 she still wonders what impulse drove her to read the Employment pages on this very ordinary day. Little did she know it was to be a life changing event. This deviation from the domestic routine led to a decade of exciting travel and adventure including taking visitors on tours of Clarence House, home of the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and meeting interesting people both famous and ordinary. Her message is don’t let age be a barrier to what you want to do. Life is out there and wants you to grab it by the throat. Bev will tell you how she did just this!
Oakleigh Hall
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Researching, preserving and restoring old photographs

Tuesday 13 August 2024
Join Peter King, one of Melbourne’s leading photo restoration experts, for an information session as he talks about how to date, preserve and restore your old family photographs. The session will also cover scanning, copying and printing techniques. Bring along some of your own photographs. An event for National Family History Month 2024
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Voyage of their lives: Post World War II migration

Monday 19 August 2024
Presented by Diane Armstrong National Family History Month event
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Concert with Jen Hawley

Tuesday 20 August 2024
Join us for a special concert with Jen Hawley (guitar and vocals). Jen will present an upbeat selection of songs to take you on a journey back to the golden age of 20th Century music. Specialising in jazz, continental and classic hits, take a trip down memory lane as Jen brings back your favourite songs and stories from the 20th century. Hear the beautiful songs of Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to name a few! Your toes will be tapping and your hands clapping along with Jen and her trusty guitar.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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19th century migration to Australia

Monday 26 August 2024
Presented by Dr Liz Rushen National Family History Month event
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Author Talk with Garry Disher

Saturday 31 August 2024
Come join us for an author talk with Garry Disher as we talk about his new book 'Sanctuary'. About the Author: Garry Disher is the award-winning, bestselling author of 60 titles, including the widely translated Hirsch, Wyatt and the Peninsula crime series.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Creative Clayton: Glue Gun Stencil Art

Tuesday 3 September 2024
In this session you will learn how to make your own hot glue gun stencils which will then be used with paints to create an art work on paper. All art materials will be supplied and we suggest that you wear an old shirt or apron to protect your clothing. This session is strictly for participants 16+
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Keeping Safe from Online Scams

Thursday 5 September 2024
Online scams are everywhere, through your emails, on your phone, in your social media. In this informative session, Marcus our technology expert will teach you how to protect yourself by learning how to recognise the subtle signs of advanced scams, learn tips and tricks to protect yourself and your devices and learn where to go and who to talk to if you suspect you or someone you know has fallen victim to a scam.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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2024 Monash Public Library Moon Festival Concert 图书馆中秋音乐会

Monday 16 September 2024
The concert will feature members from the Spring Arts Multicultural Seniors’ Association who will present some instrumental and vocal music they learned in Australia, as well as the people from the library's musical notation class who will sing two Moon Festival songs. You might be inspired to develop amazing talents like them. 音乐会上,春天艺术团成员将表演他们在澳大利亚学会的器乐和声乐。图书馆简谱班的学员集体演唱两首中秋歌曲。您也许会受到启发,像他们一样培养出令人称赞的才艺。
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Artificial Intelligence Today: From Hype to Reality

Monday 16 September 2024
In a world inundated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) hype, it is often difficult to separate fact from fiction. Join Professor John Thangarajah from RMIT as he explores the practical applications of AI. From personalized healthcare diagnostics to intelligent safety monitoring, AI is more than just a buzzword—it's a driving force behind meaningful change in the way we work and live. This talk will reveal some potential of AI through real-life examples and success stories. Whether you're a sceptic or an enthusiast, this talk will hopefully provide insight into the tangible impact of AI in the here and now. John Thangarajah is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence and the Director of Research, Centre for Industrial AI Research & Innovation, at RMIT University.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Money, Ageing and Family By Seniors Rights Victoria

Monday 7 October 2024
Sometimes an adult child will ask his or her older parent/s whether they can move back home. Usually this follows a crisis in the adult child’s life like a relationship breakdown. As people age, they might also consider moving in with family for care and support. It’s important to think about these living arrangements before they are put in place. The Money, Ageing and Family session looks at some of the issues to think about when an older person’s living arrangement is about to change. How does the older person protect their rights and continue a fulfilling lifestyle? A free booklet “Money, Ageing and Family” is provided to participants. A presentation by Seniors Rights Victoria.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Personal Safety, Home Security & Crime Prevention

Tuesday 15 October 2024
For Community Safety Month Sara Coe, Senior Constable and Monash Crime Prevention Officer at Victoria Police, will provide important information and advice about home safety and security, what you can do to prevent crime and theft or damage to your property, and how to make a police report.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Personal Safety, Home Security & Crime Prevention

Thursday 17 October 2024
For Community Safety Month Sara Coe, Senior Constable and Monash Crime Prevention Officer at Victoria Police, will provide important information and advice about home safety and security, what you can do to prevent crime and theft or damage to your property, and how to make a police report.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Chakabuki tea tasting

Thursday 24 October 2024
Join in Chakabuki, a traditional blind tea tasting with Japanese tea. It is similar to a guessing game, so we will have lots of fun! No experience with tea tasting is required. Just bring your curiosity and challenge your taste buds.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Chakabuki Tea Tasting (CANCELLED)

Thursday 24 October 2024
Join in Chakabuki, a traditional blind tea tasting with Japanese tea. It is similar to a guessing game, so we will have lots of fun! No experience with tea tasting is required. Just bring your curiosity and challenge your taste buds.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Planning Ahead By Seniors Rights Victoria

Friday 25 October 2024
Life presents many different circumstances. As people age it’s important to ensure that they have planned to cover future circumstances. The free Planning Ahead session presents information in a simple and interactive way on Enduring Powers of Attorney, Supportive Attorney and Medical Decision Making. During the session, participants have the opportunity to identify their preferred choices for an Advanced Care Directive and consider who might be the most suitable person to appoint as an attorney or Medical Decision Maker. The “Take Control” and “Your Voice - Trust Your Choice” Booklets will be available at the session as well as other printed resources. A presentation from Seniors Rights Victoria
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Music Soiree with Glen Waverley Secondary School

Tuesday 29 October 2024
To celebrate springtime and Seniors Month we wish to invite you to come and join us for a concert with the very talented Glen Waverley Secondary College choir and musicians. This event is for everyone to come and be part of.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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The mystery of the 1930 Melbourne Cup (in-person)

Monday 4 November 2024
Presented by Dr Andrew Lemon
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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The mystery of the 1930 Melbourne Cup (Zoom)

Monday 4 November 2024
Presented by Dr Andrew Lemon
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Melbourne: Archive images 1950s to 1970s Part 2

Friday 15 November 2024
Join us for another special photographic presentation as we take a nostalgic look into the past and relive the city of Melbourne from the 1950s to the 1970s. Online resources such as the National Archives of Australia, the State Library of Victoria and the Public Record Office of Victoria hold a vast collection of images freely available to the public to explore online. We’ll explore these resources and more in this trip back in time. Features images not shown in the 2023 presentation.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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She and Her Pretty Friend with Danielle Scrimshaw

Friday 17 May 2024
Join author Danielle Scrimshaw as she shares her insights into researching and writing about the hidden history of Australian women who love women. This is the exploration of women’s relationships through Australian history, each chapter centring on a specific person, couple, or time period. An event for IDAHOBIT Day 2024.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Garryowen Unmasked with Dr Liz Rushen

Thursday 16 May 2024
Edmund Finn (1819-98), an Irish immigrant, journalist, raconteur and eyewitness to the development of the Port Phillip District, is better known as ‘Garryowen’, author of The Chronicles of Early Melbourne 1835-1852. His writings brought to life this often-neglected period and place. Yet little has been written about the man himself, his actions or attitudes, or the influences that shaped him. Join Dr Liz Rushen who explores the life of this talented man who contributed to the creation of a new society in Melbourne. An event for the Australian Heritage Festival 2024.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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DIY Beading Workshop

Wednesday 15 May 2024
Join us for a hands-on beaded bracelet making workshop. Materials provided. Please note this is an event for adults and teenagers (a similar workshop for children will be run in the April School Holiday Program) Ages: 13+ (adults welcome)
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Energy Assistance information session

Wednesday 15 May 2024
Anglicare’s Energy Assistance Team will provide free assistance with your energy bills to: * Talk to your energy retailer and get help with debt * Access extra financial support * Check that you are receiving eligible concessions on your bill * Find and move to an affordable energy plan and * Understand bills and fix any possible errors
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Understanding Home and Residential Care

Wednesday 15 May 2024
This session with Service Australia will provide information on: - the different types of aged care services - how to check if you’re eligible for government-funded services and making a referral for an aged care assessment - how to get assistance to appoint a representative for My Aged Care - financial implications of aged care services - local support services.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Author Talk with Melinda Ham

Tuesday 14 May 2024
Come join us for an author talk with Melinda Ham as she talk about her new book The Lucky Ones. The Lucky Ones is a moving and meticulously researched book of refugee stories from award-winning journalist and former foreign correspondent Melinda Ham. Though they are from different generations, countries and cultures, the families in this book all have one thing in common: they have escaped persecution in their homelands to find safety in Australia. Spanning 70 years, and tracking journeys from Iraq, Afghanistan, Poland, Tibet, Vietnam and Zaire, The Lucky Ones offers a window into the complex history of Australian refugee experiences. More than 35 million refugees around the world are currently waiting to be resettled. In their own words, the people in this book are some of the 'lucky ones' who survived terror, detention, beatings and torture to reach a country that offered them a new beginning. (Affirm Press)
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Creative Clayton - Recycled Journals

Tuesday 14 May 2024
In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to create your own journal using recycled books, magazine pages and other recycled materials. This session is for participants aged 16+
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Ikebana demonstration

Tuesday 14 May 2024
If you like flowers and nature, or if you are yearning for simple beauty in your home, join us for a special free Ikebana demonstration. You will see hands-on Ikebana creations with insights on Ikebana history and principles. Lara Telford is ikebana artist and ikebana teacher. She holds the highest Degree, Rigi, from Sogetsu School of Ikebana Tokyo, Japan and is both a member of Sogetsu Teachers Association (STA) Japan and Ikebana International Japan
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Smartphone Photography Masterclass

Monday 13 May 2024
Want to step up your game with phone photography? Join Mark, our Library Engagement Officer as he guides you through the process of capturing those special moments on the fly. Whether you just want to learn the features of your smartphone camera or would like some tips on how to unleash your creativity, we have you covered for both iPhone and Android. Please remember to bring your own smartphone to practice with.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Raffia Weaving Workshop

Friday 10 May 2024
Using raffia, learn the basics of weaving following step-by-step instructions. You will learn how to make a coiled mini basket or drinks coaster. All materials and equipment are provided. This workshop is for people aged 16+.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Busting Myths Around Menopause

Thursday 9 May 2024
Join us for a presentation and interactive discussion about menopause and perimenopause. Dr Nicola Chambers from Wellfemme will discuss hormonal changes and their effects during these stages in a woman's life. She will also discuss the benefits and risks of hormone therapy and the alternatives. Dr Nicola Chambers is a GP with a special interest in menopause and midlife health. She is passionate about providing up-to-date and evidence-based information so that women are better educated to make decisions and improve their life. After registering you will be sent a Zoom link before the event.
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Setting Up Your Will and Powers of Attorney

Wednesday 8 May 2024
A State Trustees information session. Since 1939, the State Trustees have been protecting the interests of Victorians by providing clients with financial and legal assistance for every stage of their lives. Join us for this free information session on learning more about setting up a will and how a power of attorney works.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Food and Mood (CANCELLED)

Wednesday 8 May 2024
The food we eat influences our brain, mood and mental health. Toni Smith, Team Leader at Uniting, has worked in mental health and wellbeing for over 20 years. She will be facilitating a discussion around our relationship with food and how it affects our mood.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Concert with Jen Hawley

Tuesday 7 May 2024
Join us for a special concert with Jen Hawley (guitar and vocals). Jen will present an upbeat selection of songs to take you on a journey back to the golden age of 20th Century music. Specialising in jazz, continental and classic hits, take a trip down memory lane as Jen brings back your favourite songs and stories from the 20th century. Hear the beautiful songs of Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to name a few! Your toes will be tapping and your hands clapping along with Jen and her trusty guitar. I light refreshment will be provided.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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History of MacRobertson's Chocolates

Monday 6 May 2024
Join author Jill Robertson to hear the amazing story of Australia’s very own Willy Wonka, MacPherson Robertson. Now mostly lost to history, the man behind some of Australia’s favourite confectionery – including the Freddo Frog, Old Gold chocolate, and the Cherry Ripe – was an eccentric self-made millionaire, handsome debonaire and generous philanthropist whose spirit reflected all the hopes and dreams of a young nation. Presented in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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History of MacRobertson's Chocolates (Zoom) (CANCELLED)

Monday 6 May 2024
Join author Jill Roberston to hear the amazing story of Australia’s very own Willy Wonka, MacPherson Robertson. Now mostly lost to history, the man behind some of Australia’s favourite confectionery – including the Freddo Frog, Old Gold chocolate, and the Cherry Ripe – was an eccentric self-made millionaire, handsome debonaire and generous philanthropist whose spirit reflected all the hopes and dreams of a young nation. Presented in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group.
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Cartoon Mania!

Saturday 4 May 2024
Do you like cartoons? Join Denver from SketchRoo and design your own cartoon character. You will also be able to create your own storyboard! For children aged 6 - 13 Bookings Essential.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Cartoon Mania!

Saturday 4 May 2024
Do you like cartoons? Join Denver from SketchRoo and design your own cartoon character. You will also be able to create your own storyboard! For children aged 6 - 13 Bookings Essential.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Hanging Ned Kelly with Michael Adams

Wednesday 1 May 2024
Join author Michael Adams to look at the life and subsequent demise of Australia's most famous anti-hero from a new perspective: that of a vagabond called Elijah Upjohn who finally put the noose around Ned Kelly's neck. Enter into an infernal underworld seething with serial killers, clueless cops, larrikin vigilantes and fallen women. Looming over them all were the depraved hangmen paid to execute convicted men and women in Melbourne before it became marvellous. An event for the 2024 Australian Heritage Festival.
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Food and Mood

Wednesday 1 May 2024
The food we eat influences our brain, mood and mental health. Toni Smith, Team Leader at Uniting, has worked in mental health and wellbeing for over 20 years. She will be facilitating a discussion around our relationship with food and how it affects our mood.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Library Trivia Night

Tuesday 30 April 2024
Come along and celebrate the idea of love by taking part in a romance-themed trivia night at the Clayton Library. People of all ages are welcome to come along, have fun with some interactive games and answer trivia questions that will test your knowledge of love, literature and all things romance! Couples, singles and families are all welcome to take part. The event is free and some snacks will be provided.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Intermediate Smartphone Skills

Tuesday 30 April 2024
This session will cover both Android devices and Apple devices. The topics which will be covered include: *Viewing and downloading photos and videos from your iCloud, Samsung or Google Storage to PC *Backing-up a device to PC with Smart Switch App *Connecting a Smart Watch, Fitness Tracker or Speaker to a device and which device to buy *Installing and using eSIM to add a second phone number to your device *Setting up a device in preparation to travel overseas *Maintaining your device, including regular updates and running anti-virus Apps *Using Photo GPS information *Using SMARTVIEW to connect an Android device to Smart TV *Converting an old non-Smart TV into a Smart TV using Google Chromecast and other media players, for use with your device Following this session Tony will run a Tech Help session 11.30am-12.30pm.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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The man who invented Vegemite: the true story

Monday 29 April 2024
Today Vegemite is recognised around the world, but when the salty black paste was first produced in 1923 the public wasn't interested. In fact, it took another 15 years and a world war before we embraced it. Hear the true story of Cyril Callister, the man who invented what would become Australia's most beloved consumer product, along with the story of its rocky road to acceptance. Spanning the Gold Rush, the Depression and two world wars, it opens a window on the evolution of modern Australia. Presented by Jamie Callister, the grandson of the man who invented Vegemite.
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In their own image: Greek Australians

Wednesday 24 April 2024
Join socio-cultural historian Leonard Janiszewski and documentary photographer Effy Alexakis to learn the fascinating story of Australia’s Greek presence over the last 200 years. From the earliest pardoned convicts and free settlers to the influx of the 1850s gold rush and mass migration following World War II, together with the more recent arrivals as a result of the Greek economic crisis. They will explore why Australian shores beckoned - and continue to beckon - for the Hellenic men and women. An event for the 2024 Australian Heritage Festival.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Hearing Australia - Free hearing checks

Tuesday 23 April 2024
Hop aboard the Hearing Van for a free hearing check! Now, more than ever, good hearing is important to keep in touch with your loved ones and stay connected to the world around you. Hearing Australia are here to help you rediscover the joy of sounds. The Hearing Australia Hearing Van will be parked outside Oakleigh library. Please book in your 15-minute slot for a private hearing check. Please note that this service is available for adults only.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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ANZAC Week Author Talk with Tania Farrelly

Tuesday 23 April 2024
Set during World War I, investigative reporter Grace Winter and Father Jude, a Catholic Priest, begin to filter secrets through enemy lines. With a growing attraction between them, Grace begins to suspect that Father Jude is keeping his own devastating secret. War of Hearts is Tania Farrelly’s second novel. About the Author: Tania Farrelly is an award-winning advertising strategist who spent more than 25 years working in Australia’s leading advertising agencies. This is her second book. Her first The Eighth Wonder is set in Gilded Age NYC and covers topics such as the rise of feminism and animal rights while following the journey of young aspiring architect and her relationship with an ex-circus man and his rescued elephant.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Aboriginal Australian Soldiers - Fighting for Country

Tuesday 23 April 2024
Until recently, many Australian Aboriginal men who served Australia in various wars since Federation went unrecognised. With a focus on the Boer War and World War I, researcher Peter Bakker will outline how and why these Aboriginal Australian men enlisted and served, and the cost to themselves, their families and communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander attendees are advised that the presentation may contain images of deceased persons.
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Brain Training - Mount Waverley Library

Tuesday 23 April 2024
Work in teams to solve puzzles and brainteasers. This fun session is designed to exercise our brains which helps to maintain healthy brain function as we age. iPads will be provided for the session, or you can bring your own if you prefer.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Intermediate Smartphone Skills Part 1

Tuesday 23 April 2024
This session will cover both Android devices and Apple devices. The topics which will be covered include: *Photo editing to enhance your camera pictures *Setting up Albums to store your photos in the right place *Installing and using the WhatsApp messaging App *Surfing the internet safely, using private browsing and creating web site favourites *Buying and installing Antivirus/Spam/Ransome-ware Apps to keep you safe (especially when doing online Banking) *Moving your stuff to a new device using Smart Switch *Installing and using the SBS On-Demand and ABC iView on-demand TV apps, including on your Smart TV Following this session Tony will run a Tech Help session 11.30am-12.30pm. You can seek help to troubleshoot smartphones, tablets and computers.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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The Art of Sacrifice presented by George Petrou OAM

Monday 22 April 2024
Australians from all walks of life have served our nation with gallantry and sacrifice — ordinary people who displayed mateship, resilience and devotion to duty. Using images of the past and the stories of today, artist George Petrou OAM travelled Australia and overseas to connect both past and present in a unique, powerful and evocative collection of outstanding portraits. His book is a stunning contribution to the understanding and commemoration of all those who have served our great country. The Art of Sacrifice captures the spirit of service in a fitting tribute to all Anzacs of every generation. An event for Anzac Day 2024.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Protecting your rights

Monday 22 April 2024
In Australia, one-in-six people over 65 years of age will experience elder abuse within their family, in any 12 month period. There are ways you can take steps to prevent elder abuse occurring and protect your rights in the future. In this interactive session, Seniors Rights Victoria will discuss the different types of elder abuse, risks, how to plan ahead so your choices are respected and where to seek support and assistance when abuse occurs.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Seed Masterclass

Saturday 20 April 2024
In this comprehensive presentation we delve into the wonderful world of seeds! Find out about seed botany and the history of keeping seeds, the best conditions for germination at home, making your own DIY propagation unit and how seed libraries and seed swaps work. Kaye Roberts-Palmer is Director of Blue Bee Garden Design and comes from a long family tradition of gardening enthusiasts. She has presented over 100 gardening presentations and workshops across Melbourne and is passionate about all aspects of backyard gardening.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Tarot and Oracle Card Workshop

Saturday 20 April 2024
Join us for a special workshop that will provide an overview of both Tarot and Oracle cards, followed by the opportunity to practice doing a reading either on your own or in pairs. Staff will assist in interpreting your readings. Attendees are requested to bring their own Tarot or Oracle decks to the session.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Cloud Storage

Tuesday 16 April 2024
This session will explain why we need cloud storage and the types available, including: • iCloud for iPhones and iPads, in particular paying Apple for extra storage • Samsung to back up your valuable contacts, messages and photos • Google, using your Gmail account to back up your contacts, messages, photos and videos • WhatsApp messaging app to back up your messages, photos and videos * WhatsApp messaging app to back up your messages, photos and videos Following this session Tony will run a Tech Help session 11.30am-12.30pm. You can seek help to troubleshoot smartphones, tablets and computers. Our facilitator, Tony is a retired professional telecoms engineer, who helped design the world’s first truly portable mobile phone in 1985. He has been teaching people to use their smartphones and tablets for many years, from beginner level to advanced. He provides Tech Support at Glen Waverley and Mount Waverly libraries on Wednesdays, if you have any questions about your device.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Monday Jane Austen Club

Between Monday 15 January 2024 and Monday 15 April 2024
Jane Austen never saw a movie, let alone ones based on her own books. This season screens a selection of the films inspired by Austen's celebrated and enduring novels.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Valley Reserve walk

Saturday 13 April 2024
Enjoy a guided walk around Valley Reserve, taking in some of the sites of significance such as the Scar Tree and learning more about the native vegetation and environment in the Reserve. Hosted by the Friends of Scotchmans Creek and Valley Reserve. Please do not bring any dogs with you for the walk. Meet in the main car park in Valley Reserve. In the event of extreme wet or warm weather, this event may be rescheduled.
Valley Reserve
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Help The Bees!

Friday 12 April 2024
Join Friends With Honey to learn about the fascinating world of bees, including hands on activities and a honey tasting. Booking essential Cost: $4.40 each Ages: 4-7
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Tim Credible Magic Comedy Show

Friday 12 April 2024
A family friendly magic show that's full of laughter and fun. Bookings Essential Cost: $4.40 Ages: 5-12
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Author Talk with Gabriel Bergmoser

Thursday 11 April 2024
On the run, Charlotte has adopted a new identity as an off-season caretaker in a tiny, deserted alpine resort. But then strange things start happening around the resort and Charlotte realises that every escape route is being sealed off, one by one. The Caretaker is by Gabriel Bergmoser, the master of propulsive, page-turning storytelling.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Energy Assistance information session

Thursday 11 April 2024
Anglicare’s Energy Assistance Team will provide free assistance with your energy bills to: * Talk to your energy retailer and get help with debt * Access extra financial support * Check that you are receiving eligible concessions on your bill * Find and move to an affordable energy plan and * Understand bills and fix any possible errors
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Movie Screening - Bad Guys

Thursday 11 April 2024
Enjoy a screening of Aaron Blabey’s “Bad Guys”. Popcorn included! Rated: PG Booking essential Free activity Ages: 8+ CHILD/REN TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY PARENT/CARER. AND ADULTS & CHILDREN MUST BOOK A TICKET EACH.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Yoga with FunFit - Session 2

Thursday 11 April 2024
Join Funfit for a Yoga workshop. Ages: 9-12 years $4.40ea
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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STEAM Activity - Fruit powered clock

Thursday 11 April 2024
Have fun making your own fruit – powered clock Booking Essential $4.40 Ages: 7-13
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Yoga with FunFit - Session 1

Thursday 11 April 2024
Join Funfit for a Yoga workshop. Booking essential Ages: 6-8 years $4.40 Bookings essential
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Sri Lankan Dance Styles (CANCELLED)

Wednesday 10 April 2024
Dance to the rhythm of drum beats and learn some Sri Lankan moves Booking essential Free activity Ages: 5-13
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Sri Lankan dance styles workshop

Wednesday 10 April 2024
This session is a fun way to discover Sri Lankan Dance Styles, exercise and dance steps Children will also learn how to use hands with steps and be introduced to some musical instruments For children aged 5 to 13 Bookings Essential
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Mystery Movie

Tuesday 9 April 2024
Join us for a fun mystery movie Clue: Something extra-terrestrial Rated PG Free activity Ages: 6-12 All adults & children must book a ticket each.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Backyard Diversity

Tuesday 9 April 2024
Be introduced to and amazed by all the wildlife that can be found on Melbourne’s doorstep. Bookings Essential Cost $4.40 Ages: 7-12 Please note: At the request of the presenter, Adults will not be able to attend this program
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Origami Workshop!

Tuesday 9 April 2024
ORIGAMI WORKSHOP! Learn the basics of origami and take home some amazing paper creations. Booking essential Free activity Ages: 10-15
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Which apps should I use on my Smartphone?

Tuesday 9 April 2024
This session will explain which apps you need to communicate with family and friends. Learn how to access on-demand TV, plan your trips and navigate online safely. Some of these apps can be installed on your tablet and computer. We will explain WiFi and Bluetooth. Following this session Tony will run a Tech Help session 11.30am-12.30pm. You can seek help to troubleshoot smartphones, tablets and computers. Our facilitator, Tony is a retired professional telecoms engineer, who helped design the world’s first truly portable mobile phone in 1985. He has been teaching people to use their smartphones and tablets for many years, from beginner level to advanced. He provides Tech Support at Glen Waverley and Mount Waverly libraries on Wednesdays, if you have any questions about your device.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Beaded Bracelets

Monday 8 April 2024
Make a bracelet or two with us. You provide the ideas and we will provide the beads. Booking essential Free activity. Ages: 6-12
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Fizzics Education - Exploring Science

Monday 8 April 2024
Have fun doing hands on experiments with Fizzics Science. Bookings Essential Cost $4.40 Ages: 5-12 Please note: At the request of the Fizzics Science presenter, Adults will not be able to attend this session.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Dr Bethany’s ToothTales - Dental Music Show

Monday 8 April 2024
Join Dr. Bethany's Dental Music Show and take home a goodie bag. Ages: 3-10 Bookings Essential
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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DIY pop-up cards

Friday 5 April 2024
Get creative and make your own DIY pop-up cards. Booking essential Ages: 8-12
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Young Writers Workshop - Session 2

Thursday 4 April 2024
Young Writers Workshop Enjoy a creative writing session with Melissa Gijsbers 4.00pm Ages: 11-18yrs Free Activity Bookings essential
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Ready, Set, Race!

Thursday 4 April 2024
Come and join us for a round of Mario Kart on the Nintendo Switch, with prizes to be won. Snacks and board games will also be available. Bookings essential Ages: 8-14
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Botanical Art Workshop

Thursday 4 April 2024
Join artist Rachel Gyan for an botanical art workshop. Booking essential Ages : 8-12 Cost: $4.40
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Writing and Cartooning Workshop

Thursday 4 April 2024
Join author Adam Wallace for a fun and interactive writing and cartooning workshop Bookings essential. Ages: 6-12
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Young Writers Workshop - Session 1

Thursday 4 April 2024
Enjoy a creative writing session with Melissa Gijsbers 2.30pm Ages: 8-12yrs old Free Activity Bookings essential
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Japanese Tea Ceremony

Thursday 4 April 2024
Harumi Oshitani is a certified senior Japanese tea instructor and has been introducing authentic Japanese tea to Australians for many years. Learn more about the brewing process and experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. In celebration of Seimei which is the beginning of bright and shiny Spring in Japan. A time when buds begin to open, and flowers start to bloom. Please note that this is an event for adults.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Ocean Wonders. Session 2

Wednesday 3 April 2024
Pick up a showbag and learn about shells, sharks and ancient marine animals with Museum Victoria. Bookings essential. Free activity Ages: 5-13
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Paper Boats

Wednesday 3 April 2024
Listen to the story "Grumble Boats" and make your own paper boat. Free activity. Bookings essential. Ages : 5-7
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Ocean Wonders. Session 1

Wednesday 3 April 2024
Pick up a showbag and learn about shells, sharks and ancient marine animals with Museum Australia. Bookings essential. Free activity Ages: 5-13
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Creative Clayton (CANCELLED)

Tuesday 2 April 2024
In these workshops you will learn skills in painting, collage, crafting and other art and craft activities to build your confidence and tap into your creative talents. Each workshop is a stand-alone session. You will learn a different art technique in each workshop. Please note that Creative Clayton is for ages 18+.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Creative Clayton - Fire Art

Tuesday 2 April 2024
In this hands-on workshop you will create art using a combination of ink, alcohol and fire. Each participant will create a framed artwork that they can take home to display. Priority will be given to people who have not attended previous fire art sessions. This session is for participants aged 18+
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Paper Crafts Kit - Nature

Tuesday 2 April 2024
Take home a Nature paper crafts kit. Pick up between 10.30am-5.00pm. Free activity Ages : 4-12 Bookings essential
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Dangerous Dinosaurs

Tuesday 2 April 2024
Listen to dinosaur stories then put together your own dinosaur kit and decorate it
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Wild Action

Tuesday 2 April 2024
Join Wild Action as we learn about some of Australia's endangered animals
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Smartphone Basics

Tuesday 2 April 2024
This session will explain what a Smartphone is, why we need one and how much they cost. It will explain which phone would suit your needs and the different mobile phone plans available. You will also learn how to back up your valuable photos and contacts to the Cloud. Following this session Tony will run a Tech Help session 11.30am-12.30pm. You can seek help to troubleshoot smartphones, tablets and computers. Our facilitator, Tony is a retired professional telecoms engineer, who helped design the world’s first truly portable mobile phone in 1985. He has been teaching people to use their smartphones and tablets for many years, from beginner level to advanced. Tony provides Tech Support at Glen Waverley and Mount Waverly libraries on Wednesdays, if you have any questions about your device.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Voyage Through Cinema: The Story of Film

Thursday 28 March 2024
Let’s go on a journey through the history of Cinema and discover the films that have defined the artform. At each session, we will watch a selected film, listen to a brief presentation on the film, and then discuss the film over tea and coffee. Take this opportunity to watch films that you may have not considered watching or watch them again with like-minded film enthusiasts! Thursday 28th of March 5:30pm-8:00pm M (Germany, 1931, rated PG), directed by Fritz Lang. English subtitles. This film club is intended for an 18 years and over audience.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Understanding Carers and Disability Pension

Wednesday 27 March 2024
This free information session presented by Services Australia will cover: • Eligibility and assessment criteria for DSP/CAR Pension • Income and Asset Threshold • DSP/CAR Pension calculation • Carer Allowance Payment – Eligibility criteria • How are we going to assess you superannuation • Portability (What will happen to your pension if you leave the country (Short/temp or permanently)
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Author Talk with Helen Signy

Tuesday 26 March 2024
Come join us with an author talk with Helen Signy as we help launch her new book 'Maya's Dance.' About the Author: Helen Signy is an Australian writer who grew up in England – or, depending how she feels that day, an English writer who lives in Australia. She spent much of her youth travelling the world before becoming a print journalist in Asia and then in Sydney. Most of her writing these days involves science communications for academics, governments and not-for-profits, but she has never lost her passion for telling an amazing story. Maya’s Dance is her first foray into fiction. Helen lives on the Northern Beaches in Sydney with her husband, Peter, and, at various times, her (nearly) grown-up children, Ella, Jamie and Katie.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Author Talk with Su-May Tan

Thursday 21 March 2024
Come join us for an Author Talk with Su-May Tan as we help launch her new book 'Katie Goes to KL'. Su-May will share stories about her life inluding how an immigrant from Malaysia became an Australian author.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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On-demand TV for your Smartphone and Tablet

Thursday 21 March 2024
This session explains On-demand TV, including ABC iView, SBS On Demand and Netflix. We will show you how to access them on your smartphone, tablet and smart TV via a free app. We will also explain how to connect your device to your smart TV via Wi-Fi, as well as how to change an old TV into a smart TV. Our facilitator, Tony is a retired professional telecoms engineer, who helped design the world’s first truly portable mobile phone in 1985. He has been teaching people to use their smartphones and tablets for many years, from beginner level to advanced. He provides Tech Support at Glen Waverley and Mount Waverly libraries on Wednesdays, if you have any questions about your device.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Pasta Love - author talk and pasta making demonstration

Tuesday 19 March 2024
According to Jaclyn Crupi – a proud Italian-Australian pasta maker and devotee – pasta is love, pasta is life. Pasta can be a quick and simple meal or a culinary masterpiece, but in essence it is about generosity, comfort and the beauty to be found in simplicity. Her book Pasta Love is a celebration of pasta and the people who make it. Jaclyn will teach you how to make fresh pasta and how to improve your dried pasta dishes. Hear stories of the incredible pasta Nonne (Italian grandmothers) Jaclyn has been making pasta with and learn their pasta-making ways. Jaclyn will demonstrate how to make a semola rimacinata flour and water pasta dough and then shape it into cavatelli, orecchiette, fusilli al ferretto, lorighittas and many more pasta shapes. If you’re keen to give pasta making a go, or you just love all things pasta, this is the event for you.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Managing Sleep and Fatigue

Friday 15 March 2024
In celebration of World Sleep Day join us for this talk about sleep. Sleep is as vital for life as food or water, and not getting enough can severely affect day-to-day function and lead to fatigue. This Managing Sleep and Fatigue information session covers the signs and causes of fatigue as well as the stages of sleep and sleep architecture, which changes as we age. It will also provide you with tips to getting a better night’s sleep. A Bolton Clarke talk.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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The wonders of Stamp Collecting

Friday 15 March 2024
Come and meet an expert from the Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria to find out all about this wonderful hobby enjoyed by millions around the world. Learn about the history of stamp collecting and where the hobby is at today.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Planning a trip on your Smartphone

Thursday 14 March 2024
This session will explain which apps you can use to find places to visit, book holidays and get directions both in Australia and overseas. We will show you how to install and use these apps. Our facilitator, Tony is a retired professional telecoms engineer, who helped design the world’s first truly portable mobile phone in 1985. He has been teaching people to use their smartphones and tablets for many years, from beginner level to advanced. He provides Tech Support at Glen Waverley and Mount Waverly libraries on Wednesdays, if you have any questions about your device.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Decluttering Workshop

Wednesday 13 March 2024
Are you feeling overwhelmed by clutter and in desperate need of organisation in your life? Look no further! Julie from Space and Time will give you invaluable tools to declutter and organise your surroundings. In this interactive session, you will discover the 6 essential steps of the Space and Time Organising SYSTEM. Julie will guide you through understanding the root causes of clutter, strategies for letting go of unnecessary items, and creating a comprehensive plan to tackle your mess effectively. This is your chance to get answers to your burning organisation questions. By the end of this workshop, you'll say goodbye to chaos and hello to a more organised and stress-free life!
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Laughter Wellness

Wednesday 13 March 2024
Laughter Yoga, or Laughter Wellness, is a powerful healing modality which is simple, fun and filled with laughter that works simultaneously on the body, emotions, mind and spirit. Everyone can benefit, it is an exercise where we choose to laugh, because of the health benefits. It is done without jokes or comedy and is a practice that always guarantees fun and success.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Easter Sewing Craft

Tuesday 12 March 2024
In this session you will make a fabric carrot to hold some small Easter treats. Basic hand sewing skills are an advantage and for those that don't have any sewing experience, you will have a brief introduction. All materials will be supplied. This session is for people aged 16+
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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The Power of Romance

Friday 8 March 2024
Join us for a night of fun, games and a panel discussion chaired by authors from the Melbourne Romance Writers Guild who will discuss why romance is not dead and why this genre is loved by so many readers. Light refreshments provided.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Which apps should I use on my Smartphone?

Thursday 7 March 2024
This session will explain which apps you need to communicate with family and friends. Learn how to access on-demand TV, plan your trips and navigate online safely. Some of these apps can be installed on your tablet and computer. We will explain WiFi and Bluetooth. Our facilitator, Tony is a retired professional telecoms engineer, who helped design the world’s first truly portable mobile phone in 1985. He has been teaching people to use their smartphones and tablets for many years, from beginner level to advanced. He provides Tech Support at Glen Waverley and Mount Waverly libraries on Wednesdays, if you have any questions about your device.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Tai Chi / Qigong Experience with Siew

Thursday 7 March 2024
Tai Chi originated as an ancient Chinese martial Art. The slow flowing movements that create harmony between the mind and body. Tai Chi has many health benefits, it improves your health and vitality, relieves stress, improves concentration, strength and joint flexibility. Tai Chi / Qigong is suitable for all ages and benefits our health, wellbeing and strengthens the mind, body and spirit. Siew will teach you some basic movements in this workshop. Please wear comfortable clothes. This session is suitable for all ages.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Understanding Aged Pension with Services Australia

Wednesday 6 March 2024
This free information session from a Financial Services Officer from Services Australia will cover topics such as: • Eligibility and assessment criteria for Age Pension • Income and Asset Threshold • Age Pension calculation • How are we going to assess you superannuation • Residency period and Work Life Residence • Portability (What will happen to your pension if you leave the country (Short/temp or permanently)
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Corners of Melbourne - a history of Melbourne street corners

Wednesday 6 March 2024
What better defines a city than its street corners? A corner gives you a starting point, a destination and a place to turn. It’s furnished with pillar boxes, newsstands and tram stops, and lamp-posts for light and lounging. Where would you be likeliest to find a pub? At the corner, of course. And who better than Robyn Annear to usher you around the corners of Melbourne, and reveal their bizarre, baroque and mostly forgotten stories? Author Robyn Annear will discuss her new book Corners of Melbourne: The great orange-peel panic and other stories from the streets.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Creative Clayton - Watercolour Garden

Tuesday 5 March 2024
Using simple techniques and watercolour paints learn how to create your own succulents garden on paper. Please bring an apron or old shirt to protect your clothing. This class is for participants aged 16+
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Raffia Weaving Workshop

Tuesday 5 March 2024
Using raffia, learn the basics of weaving following step-by-step instructions. You will learn how to make a coiled mini basket or drinks coaster. All materials and equipment are provided. This workshop is for people aged 16+.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Life on the Victorian Railways with Nick Anchen (in person)

Monday 4 March 2024
The Victorian Railways of old were far more than just a transport business. There was a great railway family, where employees were treated as valued members of the organisation. Join author Nick Anchen for a nostalgic look back at a bygone era and explore the day-to-day operations of the grand old Victorian Railways. Presented in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Life on the Victorian Railways with Nick Anchen (Zoom)

Monday 4 March 2024
The Victorian Railways of old were far more than just a transport business. There was a great railway family, where employees were treated as valued members of the organisation. Join author Nick Anchen for a nostalgic look back at a bygone era and explore the day-to-day operations of the grand old Victorian Railways. Presented in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group.
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Author Talk with Leah Kaminsky

Thursday 29 February 2024
Come join us for a book talk with Leah Kaminsky, she will share some insights about her new book 'Doll's eye'. About the Author: Leah Kiminsky is a physician and award-winning writer. Her debut novel, 'The Waiting Room', was the Voss Literary Prize. 'The Hollow Bones' won both the Literary Fiction and Historical Fiction categories of the 2019 International Book Awards, and the 2019 American Book Fest's Best Book Award for Literary Fiction.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Smartphone basics

Thursday 29 February 2024
This session will explain what a Smartphone is, why we need one and how much they cost. It will explain which phone would suit your needs and the different mobile phone plans available. You will also learn how to back up your valuable photos and contacts to the Cloud. Our facilitator, Tony is a retired professional telecoms engineer, who helped design the world’s first truly portable mobile phone in 1985. He has been teaching people to use their smartphones and tablets for many years, from beginner level to advanced. Tony provides Tech Support at Glen Waverley and Mount Waverly libraries on Wednesdays, if you have any questions about your device.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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SCAM AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

Between Wednesday 7 February 2024 and Wednesday 28 February 2024
Learn about the increasing number, type and complexity of scams which appear on your smartphone and tablets. You will also learn how to protect yourself by installing anti-virus/anti-scam apps and updating your phone software regularly. We will refer you to recommended Government websites with useful Scam prevention information, including ACCC's Scamwatch website https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/protecting-yourself/scams The Wednesday device Tech Support sessions at Glen Waverley and Mount Waverley libraries will provide follow up advice on protecting yourself from scams. Attend one or both sessions.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Healthy Bowels Information session

Monday 26 February 2024
A Bolton Clarke information sessions about how to keep the bowel healthy. Bowel control problems are more common than you think. About 1 in 20 people experience a bowel control problem and it affects both men and women.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Film screening: Past Lives

Friday 23 February 2024
Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora's family emigrates from South Korea. Decades later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront destiny, love and the choices that make a life. In English and Korean. Rated M. An event for the Lunar New Year
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Scams – How to Protect Yourself

Thursday 22 February 2024
For Safer Internet Day Sara Coe, Senior Constable and Monash Crime Prevention Officer at Victoria Police, will discuss how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from Scams. You will learn how to recognise a Scam, the red flags, and how report a suspected scam. This event is being run in partnership with Victoria Police.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Healthy Skin Information Session

Wednesday 21 February 2024
Did you know that the average person’s skin weighs 4kg, has a surface area of 1.75m and accounts for seven per cent of their body weight? Skin changes as we age and is less able to protect and heal itself. What we eat and drink is of great importance to help nourish and improve skin health. Bolton Clarke’s FREE Healthy Skin community information session will help you understand skin health and common skin injuries. This session will also teach you techniques to help improve and maintain your skin health.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Mount Waverley Virtual Historical Walk - High St Road

Tuesday 20 February 2024
Take a virtual walk along High Street Road in Mt Waverley, taking in some historical images from the past of what places used to look out and learning more about significant locations such as the Avenue of Honour planted at the end of World War I. This event is presented in partnership with the Waverley Historical Society (WHS).
Mount Waverley Library
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Author Talk with Kylie Orr

Thursday 15 February 2024
Sleep deprived, struggling and at breaking point, first-time mum Gracie Michaels books one night alone at The Maxwell Hotel. A king- size bed all to herself. No demands. With time to recharge she'll be able to return to her family more like the unflappable mother she pretends to be. Instead, she wakes in a room she doesn't recognise after an encounter with a man who is not her husband. Then she sees something she wishes she didn't.... Join us for an author talk with Kylie Orr as she launches her second book 'The Eleventh Floor'.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Library Trivia Night

Tuesday 13 February 2024
What better way to celebrate Library Lovers Day than taking part in a romance-themed trivia night at the Clayton Library. Everyone is invited to come along, have fun with games and answer trivia questions that will test your knowledge of love, literature and all things romance. Couples, families, and singles are all welcome. It's free and snacks will be provided.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Learning to Fly: My journey to become a pilot

Monday 12 February 2024
Since a young age Jill had a love of aviation and flying, and eventually she decided that she wanted to become a pilot. Join her to hear her story and learn more about the steps she took to realise her dream. Jill will discuss her journey from learning about map reading and aviation laws, through to training on control tower operations and radio communications, and ultimately the final step of obtaining her licence. This presentation will be of great interest to anyone who shares a similar passion for flying. Please note the event is not about learning how to become a pilot. Free. Booking is required.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Film Screening: Of An Age

Friday 9 February 2024
During the summer of 1999, an 18-year-old amateur Melbourne ballroom dancer has an unexpected and intense 24-hour romance with a friend's older brother. Several years later they are brought together again. Starring Elias Anton and Thom Greene and directed by Goran Stolevski. Rated MA 15+
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Healthy Feet Information Session

Wednesday 7 February 2024
We ask a lot from our feet. They carry us millions of kilometers through our life and can suffer the effects of wear and tear. But there are simple ways to keep your feet healthy. Learn how to care for your feet because there’s a lot more to it than just trimming your toenails. An information session from Bolton Clarke.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Creative Clayton - Collage Shapes

Tuesday 6 February 2024
Create your own colourful, geometric abstract art collage using recycled materials, scissors, glue and your imagination! The effects created will depend on the colours, shapes and sizes used. Please note: this class is for participants aged 16+
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Lunar New Year Family Craft

Monday 5 February 2024
Join us for a fun family crafting session to celebrate Lunar New Year in Korean style. We will make Asian style New Year's greeting cards and a paper Bokjumoni, a traditional Korean Lucky Bag. Crafts suitable for ages 8+. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Researching your Australian Ancestors (in person)

Monday 5 February 2024
This presentation will examine a variety of free online websites that allow you to trace your ancestors back to the point of their arrival. Subjects covered will include births/deaths/marriages, cemetery records, newspapers, archives and libraries. A handout will cover all states and territories and provide links to relevant websites. Presented by Shauna Hicks in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Researching your Australian Ancestors (Online/Zoom)

Monday 5 February 2024
This presentation will examine a variety of free online websites that allow you to trace your ancestors back to the point of their arrival. Subjects covered will include births/deaths/marriages, cemetery records, newspapers, archives and libraries. A handout will cover all states and territories and provide links to relevant websites. Presented by Shauna Hicks in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group.
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Squid Game

Saturday 3 February 2024
Have you heard of Squid Game, the survival drama television series? This is your chance to bring your family to celebrate Lunar New Year by playing some South Korean and Chinese games such as Ddakji, Omok, Jegi, Yunori and more! Games are suitable for ages 8 years and older. Anyone aged under 11 years old requires adult supervision.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Top Ten Moments in Victoria’s Very Queer History

Friday 2 February 2024
Victoria has a much queerer past than many people realise. It is a history of people, places, events, and objects; a history that we rarely hear about at school – of pleasure and pain, cowardice and courage, secrecy and vibrant visibility. Presented by Graham Willett, historian and arch-tivist. Graham is a Life Member and long-term volunteer with the Australian Queer Archives and is involved in Queer Oz Folk, which publishes Australian queer history. He was lead researcher and co-author of A History Of LGBTIQ+ Victoria In 100 Places And Objects.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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LECTURE: Van Gogh in America (Mandarin) 梵高在美国

Saturday 27 January 2024
The Detroit Institute of Arts had the courage to successfully bid on a Vincent Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait in 1922 and made history. This talk will cover the history on how American art museums promoting Van Gogh’s works for nearly half a century. The artist’s rise to become famous in the USA was not straightforward… 美国底特律美术馆于1922年成功竞标了一幅梵高的自画像,这是首家美国公共美术馆收藏梵高的作品,创造了历史。本次艺术讲座将介绍近半个世纪以来美国众多艺术博物馆为推广梵高的作品所走过的艰难路程和成功背后的故事。艺术家成功并非一帆风顺,梵高也不例外……
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Mystery Movie

Thursday 25 January 2024
Mystery movie. Rated G Join us for a fun mystery movie. Hint: There will be bugs, lots of bugs. Free. Recommended age: 6+ Bookings essential
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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NGV Kids on Tour. Bracelet Beading

Thursday 25 January 2024
Fatuma and Laurinda Ndenzako from fashion label Collective Closets have created a wonderful beaded bracelet design that you can make for yourself. Ages: 12-16 Free activity Bookings essential
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Under The Sea (CANCELLED)

Thursday 25 January 2024
Use your imagination to build a Sea Diorama. This session is for children aged 6-12 yrs. Free activity.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Film screening: The Set

Wednesday 24 January 2024
Paul Lawrence is a working-class man who dates Cara, sells shirts at a Sydney department store, and dreams of attending art school. Cara leaves for London and Paul becomes the protege of designer Marie Rosefield. Through this he enters the 'set', the world of Sydney art society. The Set is a 1970 Australian drama film controversial at the time due to its depiction of male homosexuality. Rated M. An event to mark Midsumma 2024.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Chess for Intermediate Players

Wednesday 24 January 2024
Meet other advanced chess players and challenge yourself Free. Ages: 6-12. Bookings essential
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Science Discovery Dome - Back to the Moon for Good

Wednesday 24 January 2024
“Back to the Moon for Good.” This session is for children aged 9-12 years. Cost: $4.40. To be held in the Oakleigh Mechanics Hall. Entry to dome is for children with tickets only. Parents can wait in hall outside the dome while the program runs. https://www.starlab.com.au/
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Science Discovery Dome - Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Wednesday 24 January 2024
“Secret of the Cardboard Rocket” This session is for children aged 5-8 years. Cost: $4.40. To be held in the Oakleigh Mechanics Hall. Entry to dome is for children with tickets only. Parents can wait in hall outside the dome while the program runs. https://www.starlab.com.au/
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Chess for Beginners

Wednesday 24 January 2024
iscover some tips and tricks to play chess Free. Ages: 6-12. Bookings essential
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Crazy Solar System

Tuesday 23 January 2024
Make and decorate your own solar system. Ages 6-9 Free Bookings Essential
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Summer Paper Craft

Tuesday 23 January 2024
Use paper and other materials to make a summer mobile. Free activity This session is for children aged 7-11.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Collage - Colourful Self Portraits

Tuesday 23 January 2024
Use coloured paper cutouts to represent our own faces or others! Bring a small mirror – needs to be proficient with using scissors Free. Ages: 6-12. Bookings essential
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Embroidery: Developing Self-Taught Skills (Mandarin) 刺绣:自学技能

Tuesday 23 January 2024
Embroidery: Developing Self-Taught Skills (Talk in Mandarin) Lu Hanlan, an elderly immigrant from China, tells how she began to teach herself embroidery after retirement. Her embroidery work is stunning and her learning journey inspiring. Come and hear from a real person in this community and learn how personal interests impact a person's retirement. 刺绣:培养自学技能 (普通话访谈) 鲁汉兰,一位来自中国的老年移民讲述她是怎样在退休后开始自学刺绣。她的刺绣作品令人惊叹,学习旅程充满启发。欢迎您来倾听这个社区里的真人真事,了解个人兴趣如何影响一个人的退休生活。
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Destination Moon and Beyond!

Monday 22 January 2024
Join Fizzics Education to watch the science required to reach the Moon and the space programs that made it all happen. Cost: $4.40. Ages: 6-13. Bookings Essential
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Young Writers Workshop Ages 11-18

Thursday 18 January 2024
The sessions are run by author Melissa Gijsbers, who loves coming up with interesting writing activities to inspire creativity in young writers.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Young Writers Workshop. Ages 8-12

Thursday 18 January 2024
The sessions are run by author Melissa Gijsbers, who loves coming up with interesting writing activities to inspire creativity in young writers.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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LEGO Club

Wednesday 17 January 2024
Let your imagination run wild, building your own creations with LEGO. This session is for children aged 5 yrs and over. Free activity.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Space Adventure

Wednesday 17 January 2024
Join Carp Productions latest “Out of this World” show Cost: $4.40. Ages: 6-12. Bookings essential
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Dinosaur Bones and Fossils

Wednesday 17 January 2024
Discover Dinosaur bones and fossils. Join Museum of Victoria staff to discover dinosaur bones and fossils. Cost: $4.40. Ages: 6-12 Bookings essential.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Circus Skills - Session 2 - Ages 9-12 years

Tuesday 16 January 2024
Learn the skills of circus performers! This session is for children aged 9-12 years. Cost: $4.40. Bookings essential
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Mystery Movie

Tuesday 16 January 2024
Mystery movie. Rated G Join us for a fun mystery movie. Hint: There will be bees, lots of bees. Free. Recommended age 8+
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Steam Activity - Bubble Machine

Tuesday 16 January 2024
Have fun making your own Bubble machine. Free. Ages: 8-12. Bookings essential
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Wild Action - Australian Animals

Tuesday 16 January 2024
Be introduced to the amazing world of Australian animals Cost: $4.40 Ages: 8-12. Bookings Essential *Please note that “Wild Action has limited the show to 30 people in the room
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Circus Skills - Session 1 - Ages 5-8 years

Tuesday 16 January 2024
Learn the skills of circus performers! This session is for children aged 5-8 years. Cost: $4.40. Bookings essential
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Marbling Paper

Tuesday 16 January 2024
Make uniquely designed paper using shaving cream, water colouring droppers Free. Ages: 6-12 Bookings essential.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Sweet Dreams

Monday 15 January 2024
Make your own dreamcatcher. Free. Ages: 6-12. Bookings essential.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Circus Skillz

Monday 15 January 2024
Teachers from FunFit will teach the children circus skills. Cost: $4.40. Ages: 6-12. Bookings essential
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Dumpling Making Workshop

Friday 12 January 2024
To celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year, Mount Waverley Library will be running a fun workshop on making dumplings. Learn about dough making with a focus on different methods and techniques for folding dumplings. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NOT BE EATING THE DUMPLINGS YOU MAKE IN THIS WORKSHOP. After the workshop, participants will be provided with instructions and recipes to take home. Why not impress your family and friends by making edible dumplings at home to celebrate the special occasion? Please bring along an apron. This workshop is suitable for ages 10 years and over. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Booking is required.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Lego Club

Thursday 11 January 2024
Let your imagination run wild, building your own creations with LEGO. Free activity This session is for children aged 8 yrs and above.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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DANCEfit

Thursday 11 January 2024
Dance your heart out with Funfit! Cost $4.40. Ages: 5-12. Bookings essential
Wheelers Hill Library
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Mystery Summer Craft

Wednesday 10 January 2024
PICK UP YOUR MYSTERY SUMMER CRAFT Bookings Essential Free activity Ages: 6-12
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Monster Craft

Wednesday 10 January 2024
MONSTER CRAFT Make a pom-pom monster. Bring leftover wool to make a pom-pom and turn it into a monster. Free activity This session is for children aged 7 yrs and above.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Luke the Magician

Tuesday 9 January 2024
Join Luke the Magician for magic and fun for everyone! Ages 5-12. Cost: $4.40. Bookings essential
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Craft Activity Pack. MARK MAKING & Collage at home

Monday 8 January 2024
Craft Activity Pack. MARK MAKING & Collage at home – paper, cardboard supplied plus extras Ages 5-12. Pick up at Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library between 10.00am - 5.00pm Free. Bookings essential.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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EAL Reading Club - Beginners (CANCELLED)

Tuesday 19 December 2023
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 be provided. Sessions are aimed at Beginner Level. Bookings open one week prior to each date. You do not have to book for all sessions.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Monday Melodies Club

Between Monday 19 June 2023 and Monday 18 December 2023
Join us for these free screenings of classic Hollywood musicals from the 1940s and 50s. Each film will be a joyous celebration of song and dance featuring the stars that defined the Golden Age of Hollywood. Free popcorn provided!
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Fire Art

Thursday 14 December 2023
In this unique hands-on session you will create art using a combination of ink, alcohol and fire. Each participant will create a framed artwork that they may keep for themselves or decide to gift to a loved one for Christmas. This session is for participants aged 16+
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Chatterbooks at Mulgrave Library

Between Tuesday 8 November 2022 and Tuesday 12 December 2023
All adults are welcome to come and take part in this book chat every month in our newly re-designed community library. Each month, we'll center our discussions on a particular theme. It's also your opportunity to share your thoughts on recent reads, and discover brand new ones. Afternoon tea provided. Booking required.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Clayton Lego Club

Between Monday 20 November 2023 and Monday 11 December 2023
Get creative with Lego at Lego Club. Bookings open 1 week before each session. For ages 5+
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Family Christmas Craft (Ages: 5+) - Wheelers Hill (CANCELLED)

Thursday 7 December 2023
Join us for a fun Christmas crafting session at the Wheelers Hill Library. Crafts suitable for ages 5+ Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please book for all attending.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Young Writer's Group 2023

Between Thursday 9 February 2023 and Thursday 7 December 2023
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
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Bedtime Storytime (Zoom)

Between Wednesday 19 April 2023 and Wednesday 6 December 2023
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.
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Jimmy Sharman's Boxers with Steve McGrath

Monday 4 December 2023
Raised in a large poor Catholic family, Jimmy Sharman became a tent boxer at age eleven. Racked by guilt for the rest of his life after blinding another boxer, Jimmy develops an extremely profitable and popular Australian showground fixture as World War I breaks out. He manages to continue to tour throughout the War and create an unbeatable boxing troupe of White, Chinese and Indigenous boxers, training them to be the most famous of all: the Australian Travelling Boxing Troupes. Join author Steve McGrath as he discusses his extensive research on the real people and real events of an incredibly true and uniquely Australian story.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Christmas Soiree in the Library

Monday 4 December 2023
As we enter the festive season, join us for a morning of Christmas music and other tunes brought to you by the very talented students from Highvale Secondary College. Enjoy a small vocal group, string group, woodwind group and brass group. Festive dress up is welcome.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Sustainable Jewellery Workshop

Saturday 2 December 2023
Artist Vivian Qiu will teach you how to make beautiful jewellery using recycled electrical wires. Participants can make a statement jewellery piece, be it a necklace, earrings, pendant or bracelet for themselves or as a Christmas gift. The workshop will cover hands-on techniques of working with electrical jewellery, jewellery linking methods and decorative elements using wire offcuts.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Young Writers' Group

Between Thursday 9 February 2023 and Thursday 30 November 2023
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
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EAL Reading Club - Beginner

Between Thursday 10 November 2022 and Thursday 30 November 2023
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. Bookings open one week prior to each date. You do not have to book for all sessions.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Speechie Library Talk - Online

Tuesday 28 November 2023
A speech pathologist will share their knowledge about the role of speech pathologists in language and literacy development for 0 to 5 year old’s, as well as information about what you can do at home, through a presentation and demonstrated book reading of one of the winning books from Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2023. This session will be via Zoom and the link will be emailed prior to the event.
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Glen Waverley Lego Club

Between Tuesday 28 February 2023 and Tuesday 28 November 2023
Get creative with Lego at Lego Club. Bookings open 1 week before each session. For ages 5+
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Mount Waverley Lego Club

Between Tuesday 31 January 2023 and Tuesday 28 November 2023
Get creative with Lego at Lego Club. Bookings open 1 week before each session. For ages 5+
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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EAL Reading Club - Intermediate

Between Thursday 2 February 2023 and Tuesday 28 November 2023
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 Intermediate Level. Bookings open one week prior to each date. You do not have to book for all sessions.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Basic English Club for Mandarin Speakers

Between Monday 14 November 2022 and Monday 27 November 2023
If you are a native Mandarin speaker and you would like to practice your English reading and speaking skills, join our free Basic English for Mandarin Speakers program. Sessions will help you to improve your English and to make connections with other Chinese residents. Reading material will be provided and sessions will be facilitated by Mandarin speaking library staff. Bookings required and open one week before each date.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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LEGO Family Challenge

Saturday 25 November 2023
Back by popular demand! Using LEGO we provide, families will work together to complete a construction challenge. Once finished, each challenge piece will be displayed in the Glen Waverley Library and on social media for one week, and the community will vote to find a winner! The LEGO Family Challenge is a fun weekend activity to bring families together for some quality time. Prizes will consist of new Lego packs. Maximum of five families only (up to four people per family). EACH FAMILY GROUP SHOULD REGISTER FOR ONE TICKET ONLY.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Impressions of Shanghai 2023 (in Mandarin)

Saturday 25 November 2023
上海-曾经被誉为东方巴黎,是个融汇中西、包含历史的文化名城,上海似乎每时每刻都在发生变化,变化也是人类发展必不可少的动力。顾睿先生最近回沪,看到了他印象中的上海,让我们随着他的脚步,看看他拍摄的照片,一起听他谈谈“印象上海”吧。
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Mandarin conversation circle GW 普通话会话圈

Between Friday 11 February 2022 and Friday 24 November 2023
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
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Author Talk with Robyn Bishop

Thursday 23 November 2023
Come join us for an author talk with Robyn Bishop as we help launch her new book 'The Rust Red Land'. 'This sweeping novel brings to life the injustices faced by women in the 1800s and 1900s. Punctuated with betrayal and loyalty, hope and despair, love and loss, Matilda and her family come alive showing how the grip of patriarchy tried to strangle the ambitions of women, but there were women who refused to give up.' Robyn Bishop is a Melbourne-based author and playwright. Her love for theatre led her to study Drama at Rusden State College. On completion of her teaching degree, she was employed as a member of the Bouverie St theatre-in-education team before working as a drama teacher at Strathmore Secondary College for more than two decades. During this time, she devised countless performances with students and also wrote three of her own plays, inspired by women's stories, there were performed at The Carlton Courthouse under the umbrella of La Mama. About the Author:
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Speechie Library Talk - Clayton Library

Tuesday 21 November 2023
A speech pathologist will share their knowledge about the role of speech pathologists in language and literacy development for 0 to 5 year old’s, as well as information about what you can do at home, through a presentation and demonstrated book reading of one of the winning books from Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2023.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Oakleigh Lego Club

Between Tuesday 14 February 2023 and Tuesday 21 November 2023
Get creative with Lego at Lego Club. Bookings open 1 week before each session. For ages 5+
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Chinese Brush Painting Workshop

Friday 17 November 2023
Chinese brush painting workshop with artist Echo Wu. During this enjoyable and informative two-hours workshop, participants will learn how to paint blossom flowers and bamboo, using Chinese brushes, ink and color on Xuan paper. Echo will reveal important techniques through step-by-step demonstration and guidance. Each participant will be able to bring home a piece of artwork. All materials and equipment are provided. This workshop is for people aged 16+. Free. Booking is necessary.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Author Talk with Kate Mildenhall

Thursday 16 November 2023
Come join us for an author talk with Kate Mildenhall, where she will talk about her new book 'The Hummingbird Effect'. 'An epic, kaleidoscopic story of four women connected across time and place by an invisible thread and their determination to shape their own stories, from the acclaimed author of 'The Mother Fault'.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Speechie Library Talk - Wheelers Hill Library

Thursday 16 November 2023
A speech pathologist will share their knowledge about the role of speech pathologists in language and literacy development for 0 to 5 year old’s, as well as information about what you can do at home, through a presentation and demonstrated book reading of one of the winning books from Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2023.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Brain training with iPads

Wednesday 15 November 2023
Join us for an hour and a half of fun whilst we're exercising our brains using iPads! You'll be solving puzzles and doing brain-teasers whilst working in teams. iPads will be provided for the session.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Watercolour Basics

Tuesday 14 November 2023
Due to popular demand we are repeating this session! In this session we will introduce you to the basics of watercolour painting. Learn about colour theory, create a colour wheel and experiment with basic watercolour techniques. All materials will be supplied but please bring an old shirt or smock to wear. This session is for people aged 16+.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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How to use MPLS eResources (MANDARIN) 图书馆电子资源

Tuesday 14 November 2023
活动的最后一个部分将向大家介绍可用于获取电子资源(例如电子书,有声书,电子杂志,在线影片等)的相关应用软件,以及如何使用您的图书馆账户在应用软件上获取此类资源 In this session, we’ll teach you how to set up and use e-library Apps and online educational resources. You will discover how to access e-books, e-audio books, e-magazines and enjoy free online movies using various Apps. Presented in Mandarin
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Accommodation Options with Services Australia

Monday 13 November 2023
A Financial Information Services Officer from Services Australia will be covering accommodation options including: - Granny flats - Retirement Villages - Life style Villages - Downsizing The session will be held in the auditorium above the Library. Access is by stairs or lift.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Christmas Craft Workshop

Monday 13 November 2023
Basic sewing skills are required to join this fun Christmas craft workshop where you will make your own Christmas stocking. All materials and tools are provided. For people aged 16+. Free. Booking is required.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Melbourne: Archive images 1950s to 1970s.

Friday 10 November 2023
Join us for a special photographic presentation as we take a nostalgic look into the past and relive the city of Melbourne from the 1950s to the 1970s. Online resources such as the National Archives of Australia, the State Library of Victoria and the Public Record Office of Victoria hold a vast collection of images freely available to the public to explore online. Learn how to access these records whilst taking a journey back into the past.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Healthy Bladder

Friday 10 November 2023
One in four Australian adults live with incontinence. This information session will teach you simple tips for improved bladder control as well as exercises to help reduce your risk of future bladder problems. A senior talk by Raquel from Bolton Clarke.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Healthy Bladder

Friday 10 November 2023
One in four Australian adults live with incontinence. This information session will teach you simple tips for improved bladder control as well as exercises to help reduce your risk of future bladder problems. A senior talk by Raquel from Bolton Clarke.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Foods that Affect Diabetes Control 影响糖尿病控制的食物

Friday 10 November 2023
Healthy eating is an important part of managing your diabetes. By keeping your blood glucose levels within the target range you will reduce the risk of developing diabetes-related complications. Diabetes nurse educator, Leanne Quach and Dan Fu from Link Health will discuss healthy food options and glucose monitoring to effectively control your diabetes. This event will be held Mandarin. 影响糖尿病控制的食物 11月10日星期五上午10:30至中午12点 Mulgrave 图书馆 健康饮食是控制糖尿病的重要组成部分。 通过将血糖水平保持在目标范围内,您将降低患糖尿病相关并发症的风险。 Link Health 的糖尿病护理教育者 Leanne Quach 和营养师 Dan Fu 将讨论健康食品选择和血糖监测,以有效控制糖尿病。
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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AWW cookbooks and their influence on Australian Culture

Thursday 9 November 2023
The Australian Women’s Weekly celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. Over its 90 year history, the Weekly (Australia’s most popular women’s magazine) has published a wide range of cookbooks. From the 1970s, their cookbooks became incredibly popular. Many of the Weekly’s cookbooks, whether the Children’s Birthday Cake Book or the Chinese Cooking Class Cookbook, have become ‘bibles' in the Australian kitchen. This online presentation with Dr Lauren Samuelson will investigate how these books came to be, why they were (and still are) so popular, and how they helped change Australia’s food culture.
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On-demand TV for your Smartphone and Tablet

Wednesday 8 November 2023
This session explains On-demand TV, including ABC iView, SBS on-demand and Netflix. We will show you how to access them on your Smartphone, Tablet and Smart TV via a free app. We will also explain how to connect your device to your Smart TV via WiFi, as well as how to change an old TV into a Smart TV. Our facilitator, Tony is a retired professional telecoms engineer, who helped design the world’s first truly portable mobile phone in 1985. He has been teaching people to use their smartphones and tablets for many years, from beginner level to advanced. He provides Tech Support at Glen Waverley and Mount Waverly libraries on Wednesdays, if you have any questions about your device.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Author Talk: Edita Mujkic (Between Before and After)

Wednesday 8 November 2023
In May 1992 Edita Mujkić fled war-torn Sarajevo with two young children in a borrowed car with two bags and fifty American dollars in her pocket. Her husband Goran stayed behind, trapped in the impenetrable siege and not allowed to leave. Many more months went by while Goran’s every attempt to escape failed. Edita knew she had to help him. But how? What could she do with her broken English, without money and contacts, and two children to look after by herself? Join Edita to hear her moving and compelling true story about the power of courage and love, one that will remind us of the endless challenges of war, displacement and of fleeing conflict.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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How to use the Library website & new App (MANDARIN) 介绍图书馆网站

Wednesday 8 November 2023
第二部分将向大家介绍莫纳什图书馆的官方网站和图书馆应用软件的常用功能,以及如何在网页和手机上登录您的账户使用此类功能。 In this session, we’ll guide you through how to set up and use the MPLS App and website. Learn how to efficiently search the catalogue, place reservations, renew items, access program information, and make a booking. Presented in Mandarin
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Wheelers Hill Lego Club

Between Monday 6 February 2023 and Monday 6 November 2023
Get creative with Lego at Lego Club. Bookings open 1 week before each session. For ages 5+
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Mericourt: Researching the history of a house (IN_PERSON)

Monday 6 November 2023
When Ann Nield decided to explore the history of her Hughesdale home, little did she know that her research would take her on a pilgrimage all the way to a small village in France. Hear Ann's exciting story about her journey into the past. This event is presented in partnership with History Monash Inc and the Monash Libraries Family History Group
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Mericourt: Researching the history of a house (ZOOM)

Monday 6 November 2023
When Ann Nield decided to explore the history of her Hughesdale home, little did she know that her research would take her on a pilgrimage all the way to a small village in France. Hear Ann's exciting story about her journey into the past. This event is presented in partnership with History Monash Inc and the Monash Libraries Family History Group
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Author Talk with Tania Blanchard

Friday 3 November 2023
Come join us for an Author Talk with Tania Blanchard as we help launch her new book A Woman of Courage. 'A gripping, moving story of love, tenacity and the right to be heard by bestseller Tania Blanchard, inspired by a true story.' About the Author: Tania Blanchard writes historical fiction inspired by the true stories and the rich cultural heritage of her family's history. Her bestselling, acclaimed stories of love, loss and hope and the challenges facing women in defining moments in modern history span world wars and pivotal moments in time during great social and political upheaval, and are beloved by readers everywhere. Her books The Girl from Munich, Suitcase of Dreams, Letters from Berlin and Daughter of Calabria are bestsellers. She lives in Sydney with her husband and three children.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Sew Fantastic 2023

Between Friday 3 February 2023 and Friday 3 November 2023
Each month, a beginners sewing class will offer a simple new project for attendees to gain or further their sewing skills. Attendees are required to read and sign a privacy statement and the terms and conditions of Sew Fantastic, prior to the session commencing. November project: Christmas stocking (Bookings open 10:00 am, 6/10/23)
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Author Talk: Brendan Watkins, Tell No One

Thursday 2 November 2023
Brendan's search for his birth parents uncovered an astonishing global scandal at the heart of the Catholic Church. Brendan learned he was adopted when he was eight years old but it would take decades of searching before DNA testing led him to the extraordinary truth - he was the secret child of a Catholic nun and priest. Brendan went on to learn that he is one of thousands of children born to the Catholic clergy, children who are hidden and denied to protect the reputations of the priests and the church.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Mulgrave Lego Club

Between Thursday 2 February 2023 and Thursday 2 November 2023
Get creative with Lego at Lego Club. Bookings open 1 week before each session. For ages 5+
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Planning a trip on your Smartphone

Wednesday 1 November 2023
This session will explain which apps you can use to find places to visit, book holidays and get directions both in Australia and overseas. We will show you how to install and use these apps. Our facilitator, Tony is a retired professional telecoms engineer, who helped design the world’s first truly portable mobile phone in 1985. He has been teaching people to use their smartphones and tablets for many years, from beginner level to advanced. He provides Tech Support at Glen Waverley and Mount Waverly libraries on Wednesdays, if you have any questions about your device.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Greek, Actually: Disentangling adoption deceptions

Tuesday 31 October 2023
Penny Zagarelou-Mackieson always knew she was adopted. But she didn't know she was swapped at birth. After a lifetime of grappling with issues of identity and belonging, Penny discovered that her natural mother was genetically unrelated to her and that her ancestry was Greek. This discovery led to Penny's new quest to learn about her origins and the shocking discovery of a legacy of babies being misidentified and poor medical record-keeping that meant many adoptees in Australia could never know their true origins. Join Penny to hear her story. Copies of the book Greek, Actually will be available to purchase on the night.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Knitting and Crochet workshop for Seniors (PALS)

Tuesday 31 October 2023
Join us for an afternoon of social connection whilst you knit or crochet for charity. Items can range from blanket squares to baby booties. All items created will then be donated to the k.o.g.o (knit one give one) to be passed on to disadvantaged and vulnerable community members. Please bring your own knitting needles and crochet hooks. Wool will be provided. Aimed for adults 60+ years. Basic knowledge of knitting or crochet required.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Japanese Tea Ceremony

Tuesday 31 October 2023
Harumi Oshitani is a lead of certified Japanese tea instructors and has been introducing authentic Japanese tea to Australians for many years. Learn more about the brewing process and experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. In celebration of Japanese Tea Day. An event for adults.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Intro to the library services & resources (MANDARIN) 了解图书馆资源

Tuesday 31 October 2023
活动的第一部分将会涵盖对图书馆馆藏,服务,活动以及其他优质资源的介绍。 This session explores the resources and services MPLS offers, along with insights on the platforms and apps available for accessing them.) Presented in Mandarin.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Games Night at the Library!

Thursday 26 October 2023
Join us for an unforgettable evening of fun, laughter, and strategic thinking at our board game night in your local library. Step into a world of immersive gameplay, where friends and families come together to create lasting memories. Unleash your competitive spirit or embrace collaboration as you navigate through friendly competition. Immerse yourself in the joy of face -to- face interactions. Mark your calendars and let the games begin! Enjoy a range of games such as Chess, Mah-jong, Monopoly and more! An event for Community Safety Month 2023.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Which apps should I use on my Smartphone?

Wednesday 25 October 2023
This session will explain which apps you need to communicate with family and friends. Learn how to access on-demand TV, plan your trips and navigate online safely. Some of these apps can be installed on your tablet and computer. We will explain WiFi and Bluetooth. Our facilitator, Tony is a retired professional telecoms engineer, who helped design the world’s first truly portable mobile phone in 1985. He has been teaching people to use their smartphones and tablets for many years, from beginner level to advanced. He provides Tech Support at Glen Waverley and Mount Waverly libraries on Wednesdays, if you have any questions about your device.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Circus: An Australian story presented by Mark St Leon

Tuesday 24 October 2023
Join author Mark St Leon as he presents a comprehensive, entertaining and visually stunning history of the circus in Australia. The journey starts with his own family's past involvement with the circus, through to how the circus is woven into the historical fabric of modern Australia. The event will be an entertaining and visually stunning history of circus in Australia. Copies of the book by Mark St Leon will be available to purchase at the event.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Protecting your rights

Tuesday 24 October 2023
In Australia, 1 in 6 people over 65 years of age will experience elder abuse within their family, in any 12 months. There are ways you can take steps to prevent elder abuse occurring and protect your rights in the future. In this interactive session, Seniors Rights Victoria will discuss the different types of elder abuse, risks, how to plan ahead so your choices are respected and where to seek support and assistance when abuse occurs.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Healthy Eating and Nutrition

Monday 23 October 2023
Healthy Eating & Nutrition community information session will teach you about healthy eating habits, basic nutrition principles and how you can get the most out of your meals every day. You will also receive a free Maggie Beer Foundation recipe booklet so you can turn your new knowledge of nutrition into beautiful, delicious meals. Senior talk by Raquel from Bolton Clarke
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Impressions of Shanghai (IN ENGLISH)

Saturday 21 October 2023
Shanghai - Once known as the Paris of the East, a cultural city that blends East and West with history, seems to be changing all the time, and the change is an essential driving force for human development. Mr. Gu Rui recently returned Melbourne from Shanghai, obtaining his impression of Shanghai. Join us for this free event and follow in his footsteps, look at the photos he took, and listen to him talk about his "impressions of Shanghai".
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Laughing Yoga session

Friday 20 October 2023
Laughter minimises stress, increases endorphins and is beneficial for all parts of the body. Come join Swarna as she brings gentle exercise and laughter to a session of Laughter Yoga. Bring your smiles and be part of this uplifting and joyful training. Presented by Swarna Upadasa
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Big Data Robbery documentary screening

Thursday 19 October 2023
Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff is sometimes called the Karl Marx of our time. According to her, our personal and private experiences are hijacked by Silicon Valley and used as the raw material for extremely profitable digital products. What really happens with your Facebook photos? Why are there hidden microphones in Google Nest? Big Data Robbery reveals how Silicone Valley brilliantly deceives us all. The residual data that people leave behind in their searches on the Internet is very precious and tradable. An event for Community Safety Month 2023. Rated M.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Games Night at the Library!

Thursday 19 October 2023
Join us for an unforgettable evening of fun, laughter, and strategic thinking at our board game night in your local library. Step into a world of immersive gameplay, where friends and families come together to create lasting memories. Unleash your competitive spirit or embrace collaboration as you navigate through friendly competition. Immerse yourself in the joy of face -to- face interactions. Mark your calendars and let the games begin! Enjoy a range of games such as Chess, Mah-jong, Monopoly and more! An event for Community Safety Month 2023.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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AUTHOR TALK: Sandy Jeffs and Margaret Leggatt

Thursday 19 October 2023
Until the 1990s, Larundel Psychiatric Hospital was ‘the madhouse on the edge of town’ in Bundoora, Melbourne. 'Out of the Madhouse' gives voice to former inmates and staff, exposing the best and worst aspects of mental institutions of the time.
Mulgrave Library
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Smartphone basics

Wednesday 18 October 2023
This session will explain what a Smartphone is, why we need one and how much they cost. It will explain which phone would suit your needs and the different mobile phone plans available. You will also learn how to back up your valuable photos and contacts to the Cloud. Our facilitator, Tony is a retired professional telecoms engineer, who helped design the world’s first truly portable mobile phone in 1985. He has been teaching people to use their smartphones and tablets for many years, from beginner level to advanced. Tony provides Tech Support at Glen Waverley and Mount Waverly libraries on Wednesdays, if you have any questions about your device.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Understanding Superannuation with Services Australia

Wednesday 18 October 2023
Find out from a Financial Information Services Officer from Services Australia more about: - What superannuation is - Superannuation and Centrelink payments - Contribution caps - Tax implications - The Australian Retirement Standard.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Advanced Online Security

Tuesday 17 October 2023
This session will introduce you to advanced ways of protecting your privacy and personal information online. Discover how to manage your passwords with a Password manager and install antivirus software to protect your devices from viruses and other malicious threats. You’ll also learn some other top tips for keeping you safer online. An event for Community Safety Month 2023. Please book for one session only.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Metro Rail Safety and Information session

Monday 16 October 2023
This Metro Rail Safety Education Session will improve passengers' confidence, mobility and ensure all members of the community are safely using the rail network. The sessions will cover platform and train safety, safe use of rail crossings, journey planning, accessible trains and platforms and who to contact for help.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Macrame Workshop CANCELLED

Saturday 14 October 2023
In this three-hour workshop you will learn how to make a coaster and key chain which you can use as home décor or gift to a loved one. All material and equipment are provided. This workshop is for people aged 16+. Free. Booking is required.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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iPads for Seniors: eBooks, eMovies and eMagazines

Friday 13 October 2023
We will introduce our varied free library eResources and show you how to download eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers and stream eMovies. iPads will be available to use in the session, or you are welcome to bring your own.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Squizzy Taylor and the Gangs of Melbourne

Thursday 12 October 2023
Squizzy Taylor enjoyed a fearsome reputation in 1920s Melbourne, with his crimes ranging from pickpocketing, assault and shop-breaking through to armed robbery and murder. Join crime author and biographer Roy Maloy to learn more about the life of this infamous criminal who can be rightly considered as the father of modern Australian crime.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Happy Rights, Happy Life for the Elderly Chinese Community

Thursday 12 October 2023
This session will discuss prevention and support in the area of elder abuse. It aims to build community capacity and knowledge about this topic and ensure that people know about the support services and resources available. Presented in Mandarin. 本次会议将讨论如何预防虐待老年人和提供支持. 会议旨在建设社区能力和提高关于虐待老年人的知识和理解, 确保民众了解可用的支持服务和资源。 用普通话讲解.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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After Hours Mental Health Nursing info session (CANCELLED)

Wednesday 11 October 2023
Ever feel like you're not coping? Sometimes stress, anxiety, grief or depression can become overwhelming. Learn about a new and free service where trained mental health nurses can listen to your needs and concerns, help to identify a course of action, and provide recommendations for ongoing support. Presented by Paige from healthAbility.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Learn to Crochet and Knit

Wednesday 11 October 2023
Crochet or knit an item of babywear or another small project and learn a few techniques of either craft. Some basic crochet or knitting skills recommended.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Learn to paint simple roses

Tuesday 10 October 2023
Using acrylic paints, learn to paint simple roses following step-by-step instructions. All materials will be supplied and you are welcome to bring an art smock or old shirt to wear. This program is for ages 16+
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Master your Mind

Tuesday 10 October 2023
Stress is a normal physical response to events that can unbalance your emotions and behaviour. This session is designed to introduce you to techniques to recognise, manage and help prevent unhealthy levels of stress. An event for seniors presented by Taryn from Bolton Clarke.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Master your Mind

Tuesday 10 October 2023
Stress is a normal physical response to events that can unbalance your emotions and behaviour. This session is designed to introduce you to techniques to recognise, manage and help prevent unhealthy levels of stress. An event for seniors presented by Taryn from Bolton Clarke.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Advanced Online Security

Monday 9 October 2023
This session will introduce you to advanced ways of protecting your privacy and personal information online. Discover how to manage your passwords with a Password manager and install antivirus software to protect your devices from viruses and other malicious threats. You’ll also learn some other top tips for keeping you safer online. An event for Community Safety Month 2023. Please book for one session only.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Our Place, Our Stories: Multilingual Monash info session 2

Saturday 7 October 2023
Are you a new parent, aunty, uncle or grandparent that lives in the City of Monash? Do you speak a language other than English? Monash Libraries and the Monash Intercultural Lab are collecting stories from different cultural backgrounds. These may be stories you have shared with your children or grandchildren, or stories of your own experiences as a parent or carer. Workshops will be held later in the year with translators from Monash University to help translate your stories. Join us for a free information session to discover more. Please register for one information session only.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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iPads for Seniors: Researching your family

Friday 6 October 2023
Do you want to learn more about your ancestors? In this session we will show you some important research tools that you can use. iPads will be available to use in the session, or you are welcome to bring your own.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Signs of Australia: Vintage signs from City to the Outback

Thursday 5 October 2023
Once upon a simpler time, hand-painted and hand-crafted signs brought colour and vibrancy to Australian towns and cities ― advertising everything from dining rooms, milk bars, Peter's ice cream to Chinese restaurants. Now faded and slowly disappearing, they tell the story of Australian life over two centuries. Join photographer Brady Michaels as he discusses the impressive range of nostalgic signs and images he has captured from across Australia, including a selection of images from the City of Monash.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Glen Waverley Secondary College Senior Choir

Thursday 5 October 2023
To celebrate springtime and Seniors Month we wish to invite you to come and join us for a concert with the very talented Glen Waverley Secondary College Senior Choir. This event is for everyone to come and be part of.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Hearing and brain health information session

Wednesday 4 October 2023
Join Dr Jeffrey Pang for this free hearing and brain health information session. Find out why untreated hearing loss is the number one modifiable risk factor for Dementia, and discover how cognitive overload you’re suffering from may be caused by untreated hearing loss. Learn more about what you can do to keep your brain engaged and active and how soon you need to start. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Andrew Campbell's bestselling book, ‘Hearing & Brain Health’
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Our Place, Our Stories: Multilingual Monash info session 1

Tuesday 3 October 2023
Are you a new parent, aunty, uncle or grandparent that lives in the City of Monash? Do you speak a language other than English? Monash Libraries and the Monash Intercultural Lab are collecting stories from different cultural backgrounds. These may be stories you have shared with your children or grandchildren, or stories of your own experiences as a parent or carer. Workshops will be held later in the year with translators from Monash University to help translate your stories. Join us for a free information session to discover more. Please register for one information session only.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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You can’t research Irish Ancestors - wrong! (ZOOM)

Monday 2 October 2023
For decades it was said that you can't research Irish ancestors as all the records were destroyed. This is incorrect! Many presumptions have been made about Irish records, but when we look in more detail there are so many available on the Internet either free or through subscriptions. Join expert Susie Zada to learn more about what is and isn't available for Irish family history research. Presented in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group.
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You can’t research Irish Ancestors - wrong! (IN PERSON)

Monday 2 October 2023
For decades it was said that you can't research Irish ancestors as all the records were destroyed. This is incorrect! Many presumptions have been made about Irish records, but when we look in more detail there are so many available on the Internet either free or through subscriptions. Join expert Susie Zada to learn more about what is and isn't available for Irish family history research. Presented in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Seed Masterclass

Saturday 30 September 2023
In this comprehensive presentation we delve into the wonderful world of seeds! Find out about seed botany and the history of keeping seeds, the best conditions for germination at home, making your own DIY propagation unit and how seed libraries and seed swaps work. Kaye Roberts-Palmer is Director of Blue Bee Garden Design and comes from a long family tradition of gardening enthusiasts. She has presented over 100 gardening presentations and workshops across Melbourne and is passionate about all aspects of backyard gardening.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Eat Drink Man Woman (second screening)

Thursday 28 September 2023
A gastronomic delight from Academy Award winning director Ang Lee, Eat Drink Man Woman is a classic tale of simmering frustrations and relationship woes as semi-retired Master Chef Chu (Sihung Lung) shares his culinary skills and tends to his three unmarried daughters’ respective emotional journeys. An event for the Moon Festival 2023.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Young Writers Group Workshop (Ages: 11-18) - Mount Waverley

Thursday 28 September 2023
Learn creative writing with author Melissa Gijsbers. Ages: 11-18 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Bee Incursion (Ages: 4-8) - Oakleigh

Thursday 28 September 2023
Join 'Friends With Honey' to sing, dance and learn about bees. Ages: 4-8 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Tsukimi Moon Viewing Festival (Ages: 5-12) - Clayton

Thursday 28 September 2023
Bilingual English-Japanese Kamishibai storytelling followed by a craft. Ages: 5-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Young Writers Group Workshop (Ages: 8-12) - Mount Waverley

Thursday 28 September 2023
Learn creative writing with author Melissa Gijsbers. Ages: 8-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Mount Waverley Library
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Monash Robogals: SPIKE Prime Workshop (ages: 9-12) - WH

Thursday 28 September 2023
Learn how to code LEGO robots to do simple tasks, and the role that robotics can have in sustainability. Event in partnership with Sustainable Monash. Ages: 9-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential (Please note: this is a duplicate event to the event on Tuesday 19 September, please only book one session)
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Eat Drink Man Woman

Wednesday 27 September 2023
THIS SESSION IS BOOKED OUT. WE ARE RUNNING A SECOND SESSION ON THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER AT GLEN WAVERLEY LIBRARY. BOOK AT: www.trybooking.com/CKWJZ A gastronomic delight from Academy Award winning director Ang Lee, Eat Drink Man Woman is a classic tale of simmering frustrations and relationship woes as semi-retired Master Chef Chu (Sihung Lung) shares his culinary skills and tends to his three unmarried daughters’ respective emotional journeys. An event for the Moon Festival 2023.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Blast Off (Ages: 7-11) - Oakleigh

Wednesday 27 September 2023
Explore force and motion. Ages: 7-11 Cost: FREE Bookings required
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Be a Super Eco Warrior (Ages: 7-12) - Clayton

Wednesday 27 September 2023
Discover tricks to take care of the planet and enjoy some hands-on activities. Ages: 7-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Fire and Brimstone (Ages: 7-11) - Oakleigh

Wednesday 27 September 2023
Explore and play with electricity. Ages: 7-11 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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WordFest Short Story Competition Awards Ceremony 2023

Tuesday 26 September 2023
This awards ceremony is for entrants of the WordFest 2023 Short Story Competition. Come join the library for a fun filled night of entertainment, where we read some amazing short stories and announce the winners of the WordFest 2023 Short Story Competition. Doors open at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.
Clayton Community Theatre
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Under the Sea Collage (Ages: 8-12) - Clayton

Tuesday 26 September 2023
Use recycled materials to make your own collage. Ages: 8-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Animal Antics (Ages: 5-12) - Glen Waverley

Tuesday 26 September 2023
Meet and learn about Australian animals with Wildlife Xposure. Ages: 5-12 Cost: $4.40 ($3.90 + $0.50 ticket fee) Tickets are non-refundable if you are unable to attend an event. If the event it cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund will be issued to all patrons except for the Trybooking ticket fee of 50c.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Fairy Gardens (Ages: 2-5) - Mulgrave

Tuesday 26 September 2023
Songs, stories and craft. Ages: 2-5 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Fizzics Education (Ages: 8-12) - Mount Waverley

Tuesday 26 September 2023
Learn about stars and planets in this hands-on workshop. Ages: 8-12 Cost: $4.40 ($3.90 + $0.50 ticket fee) Tickets are non-refundable if you are unable to attend an event. If the event it cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund will be issued to all patrons except for the Trybooking ticket fee of 50c.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Making Friends With Dogs (Ages: 5-12) - Oakleigh

Tuesday 26 September 2023
Meet therapy dogs Jimmy and Lucy and learn how to make friends with dogs. Ages: 5-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Digital Skills: Your Questions Answered

Tuesday 26 September 2023
This session will include a brief presentation on a relevant digital topic and provide an opportunity for you to ask your digital questions in a friendly group environment.
Mount Waverley Library
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Colour Carnival Workshop (Ages: 5-12) - Mulgrave

Monday 25 September 2023
Make your own rainbow slime and enjoy dancing and games. Ages: 5-12 Cost: $4.40 ($3.90 + $0.50 ticket fee) Tickets are non-refundable if you are unable to attend an event. If the event it cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund will be issued to all patrons except for the Trybooking ticket fee of 50c.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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DIY Christmas Cards (Ages: 6-12) - Wheelers Hill

Friday 22 September 2023
Learn how to make your own Christmas cards and beat the holiday rush. Ages: 6-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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iPads for Seniors: Connecting with Community Part 2

Friday 22 September 2023
We will show you more apps and websites to help you travel, book movies and restaurants, and even watch catch-up TV. iPads will be available to use in the session, or you are welcome to bring your own.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Author Talk with Steph Vizard

Thursday 21 September 2023
Come join us for a book chat with author Steph Vizard, as we help launch her new book The Love Contract. 'A witty, warm page-turner about love, friendship and the glorious chaos of new motherhood. We're officially Steph Vizard's biggest fans.' Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus, The Book Ninja 'Crisp, sweet and delicate, The Love Contract is pure indulgence. Vizard's writing sucks you in and wrings you out. An ideal cosy weekend read.' Genevieve Novak, Crushing 'A snappy fun read about juggling your love life with motherhood and how messy it can all get in the best possible way.' Saman Shad, The Matchmaker ABOUT THE AUTHOR Steph Vizard is an Australian writer and lawyer. After studying literature at Oxford University, she worked in publishing in London. Her debut romantic comedy, The Love Contract, won the 2022 HarperCollins Banjo Prize. She is a connoisseur of salt and vinegar chips and lives with her family in Melbourne.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Peregrine Falcons

Thursday 21 September 2023
Peregrines are the fastest animals on earth and have adapted well to living in urban areas such as Melbourne’s CBD, where a breeding pair nest high on a skyscraper while their breeding journey is live streamed. Dr Victor Hurley will discuss the key findings of nearly 30 years of field research on Peregrine Falcons across Victoria and some information on the breeding pair in Melbourne's CBD. Dr Hurley is a wildlife ecologist who established the Victorian Peregrine Project. He has been the National President of Birdlife Australia's Raptor Group for 16 years and is currently its Victorian State Representative. After registering you will be sent a Zoom link before the event. This event is in partnership with Merri-bek Libraries.
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Colour and Light Experiments (Ages: 6-8) - Clayton

Thursday 21 September 2023
Make your own kaleidoscope and stained-glass bug decorations. Ages: 6-8 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Food Collage (Ages: 3-6) - Wheelers Hill

Wednesday 20 September 2023
Use paper to create a fun food-themed collage. Ages: 3-6 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Puppy Pen Holder Craft (Ages: 5+) - Oakleigh

Wednesday 20 September 2023
Colour and construct a cute puppy pen holder. Ages: 5-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Learn to Crochet and Knit

Wednesday 20 September 2023
Crochet or knit an item of babywear or another small project and learn a few techniques of either craft. You can book one or both sessions depending on how much you wish to learn. Some basic crochet or knitting skills recommended.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Dinosaur Stomp (Ages: 5-7) - Mount Waverley

Tuesday 19 September 2023
Enjoy dinosaur stories, then decorate your own dinosaur backpack. Ages: 5-7 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Making Friends With Dogs (Ages: 5-12) - Oakleigh

Tuesday 19 September 2023
Meet therapy dogs Jimmy and Lucy and learn how to make friends with dogs. Ages: 5-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Monash Robogals: SPIKE Prime Workshop (ages: 9-12) - WH

Tuesday 19 September 2023
Learn how to code LEGO robots to do simple tasks, and the role that robotics can have in sustainability. Event in partnership with Sustainable Monash. Ages: 9-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential Please note: (Please note: this is a duplicate event to the event on Thursday 28 September, please only book one session)
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Paper Plate Whirlygig (Ages: 2-5) - Mulgrave

Tuesday 19 September 2023
Stories, songs and craft. Ages: 2-5 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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All Pirates On Deck (Ages: 7-12) - Clayton

Tuesday 19 September 2023
Celebrate 'Talk Like a Pirate Day' with fun activities and challenges. Ages: 7-12 Time: 11am-12:30pm Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Digital Skills: Introduction to Social Media

Tuesday 19 September 2023
This session will introduce participants to social media, explaining a number of the more popular social media sites, their purpose, and how to safely use them.
Mount Waverley Library
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Your Digital Legacy

Tuesday 19 September 2023
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.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Mystery Craft Kit (Ages: 5-12) - Mulgrave Collection

Monday 18 September 2023
Collect your Mystery Craft Kit between 10am-5pm. Ages: 5-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Bee Incursion (Ages: 4-8) - Glen Waverley

Monday 18 September 2023
Join 'Friends With Honey' to sing, dance and learn about bees. Ages: 4-8 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Falls Prevention

Friday 15 September 2023
One third of people over the age of 65 fall at least once a year, and around half of these are in and around the home. In this information session you will learn how to reduce the risk of falls and stay active and independent for longer. All attendees will receive information to take home, including exercises to improve strength, mobility and balance. There will be opportunity to get a Blood Pressure Checks and Diabetes risk assessments after the session A senior talk by Raquel from Bolton Clarke
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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iPads for Seniors: Connecting with the Community Part 1

Friday 15 September 2023
We will show you apps and websites to help you travel, book movies and restaurants, and even watch catch-up TV. iPads will be available to use in the session, or you are welcome to bring your own. For seniors aged 60+.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Fresh Spring Recipe & Book Chat

Thursday 14 September 2023
Come along and share favourite spring-inspired recipes and cooking ideas using fresh seasonal produce. We will look at recipe books celebrating spring cooking ideas and discuss any current food and cooking trends we have noticed. After the session some of the recipes will be collated and emailed to participants. Light refreshments will be provided. This session is for participants aged 16+
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Celebrate Roald Dahl Day!

Wednesday 13 September 2023
Creative writing workshop with author Melissa Gijsbers. Discover how to create your own dragon. Ages 8 - 12 years old Cost Free Bookings Essential
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Brain Training - Oakleigh Library

Tuesday 12 September 2023
Join us for an hour and a half of fun whilst we're exercising our brains! You'll be solving puzzles, brain-teasers whilst working in teams.
Oakleigh Library
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Digital Skills: Introduction to Email

Tuesday 12 September 2023
This session will introduce participants to email, including guidance to setting up an email, how to send and receive emails, and awareness of email security and safety.
Mount Waverley Library
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Intro to touchscreen devices using iPads for Seniors

Friday 8 September 2023
In this session we will introduce you to tablets which use touchscreen technology. We will show you how to use a touchscreen and keyboard on the tablet, how to access the Internet and connect to wifi and demonstrate how to download and use apps. iPads will be available to use in the session but you are welcome to bring your own. An event for Seniors aged 60 years plus.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Ikebana Workshop

Thursday 7 September 2023
Join expert Lara Telford for this special workshop where you will create your first Ikebana and take it home to enjoy. Lara will demonstrate and assist you and provide full explanations on the principles and techniques of Ikebana. All the necessary materials, disposable container, and foam will be provided but participants will need to bring a pair of scissors/secateurs to cut flowers. This workshop is for people aged 18 years and over.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Diabetes and You: Health Forum

Wednesday 6 September 2023
A Diabetes Nurse Educator, Dietitian, Physiotherapist, Podiatrist and an Exercise Physiologist from Link Health will present about their services and how they can assist the community. This free information session is aimed for people living with diabetes, their family members and/or carers.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Digital Skills: Introduction to the Internet & Cyber-safety

Tuesday 5 September 2023
This session will introduce participants to internet, and include guidance on how to use the internet but also some basic guidance on how to stay safe on the internet.
Mount Waverley Library
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Cemeteries for Family History research (IN-PERSON)

Monday 4 September 2023
Cemetery research is a crucial family history skill, and locating the last resting places of our ancestors can be an important aspect of our genealogical research. Sometimes the search may be easy and other times more complicated. This session will also look at some of the information you can find as part of your research (such as death certificates, newspaper burial notices and monumental inscriptions. Presented in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Cemeteries for Family History Research (ZOOM)

Monday 4 September 2023
Cemetery research is a crucial family history skill, and locating the last resting places of our ancestors can be an important aspect of our genealogical research. Sometimes the search may be easy and other times more complicated. This session will also look at some of the information you can find as part of your research (such as death certificates, newspaper burial notices and monumental inscriptions. Presented in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group.
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Enjoy AI 2023 Melbourne Open Robotics Competition

Thursday 31 August 2023
Calling all Robotics enthusiasts! The Enjoy AI Melbourne Open Robotics Competition is an international event that provides children with the opportunity to be part of a global community, competing with other students from different countries whilst also increasing their knowledge and understanding of S.T.E.A.M. The tournament will take place on Sunday 1 October. In preparation for the tournament, nine training sessions for students must be completed. Children must be able to attend ALL training sessions and the Competition. Robots and maps will be provided for the training. The event is open to children aged 8 to 12 years. Training dates: Thursdays & Fridays, 4.30pm to 5.30pm (4.30pm to 6.30pm on 28 September). 31 August; 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 & 28 September The venue and times for the Competition on 1 October will be Monash University. Further details to be provided.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Researching Places Local History & Heritage @NAA (in person)

Tuesday 29 August 2023
The National Archives of Australia’s office in Victoria holds many resources, such as historic building plans, files and photographs, which can help you explore the history of your local community. Presented by Patrick Ferry, Assistant State Manage Public Engagement, Victoria Office NAA Hybrid Event. This link is to attend in person at Wheelers Hill Library.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Researching Places Local History & Heritage @NAA (Zoom)

Tuesday 29 August 2023
The National Archives of Australia’s office in Victoria holds many resources, such as historic building plans, files and photographs, which can help you explore the history of your local community. Presented by Patrick Ferry, Assistant State Manage Public Engagement, Victoria Office NAA Hybrid Event. This link for the Zoom option.
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Digital Skills: Introduction to Computers

Tuesday 29 August 2023
This session will introduce participants to computers, outlining the advantages of technology and providing an insight into how they work.
Mount Waverley Library
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The Happy Prince film screening

Friday 25 August 2023
After being imprisoned in England for his love affair with Lord Alfred Bosie Douglas, Oscar Wilde is penniless and in poor health, stumbling the streets of Paris. Out of prison, he survives by falling back on his flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him. The last days of Oscar Wilde—and the ghosts that haunted them—are vividly evoked in Rupert Everett’s directorial debut. As the film travels through Wilde’s final act and journeys from England to France to Italy, desire and loyalty face off, the transience of lust is laid bare, and the true riches of love are revealed. Rated MA15+ An event for Wear It Purple Day
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Rainbow Storytime

Friday 25 August 2023
BOOKING UPDATE: PLEASE TELEPHONE LISA AT THE OAKLEIGH LIBRARY ON 9518 3970 TO REGISTER. Celebrate Wear it Purple Day with a special Rainbow Storytime! Enjoy a selection of stories (such as My Shadow is Purple by Scott Stuart) read by our Youth Librarian that gently demonstrate human and family diversity, and the benefits of being inclusive. An event for Rainbow families and their friends and allies. Free face painting will also be provided at the event! Bookings are required for all attending.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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The Mystery of the Handsome Man presented by Wayne Murdoch

Thursday 24 August 2023
Join author Wayne Murdoch in this stranger-than-fiction story that recounts the strange-but-true story of John Lemprier Irvine. Banker, sporting champion and friend to the colonial elites of Tasmania and Victoria, he was also a man with a secret; a secret that would occasionally lead him into the half-light of the Victorian underworld, and a secret that would ultimately lead to his downfall, disgrace, and disappearance. An event to mark Wear it Purple Day.
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Brain Training - Wheelers Hill

Thursday 24 August 2023
Join us for an hour and a half of fun whilst we're exercising our brains! You'll be solving puzzles, brain-teasers whilst working in teams.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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A Day on the Bay story of excursion paddlesteamers IN PERSON

Tuesday 22 August 2023
Join Nayda Kelly as she speaks about the intriguing facts and stories she uncovered whilst doing her own family history research. Her grandfather worked for 30 years on the Weeroona, which was the last of the Port Phillip Bay excursion paddle steamers to be built. The big three of these elegant ships, Ozone, Hygeia and Weeroona were extremely luxurious with spacious promenade decks and impressive lounges and dining rooms. A Day on the Bay provided passengers with more than just a ferry service, with bands, dancing and other entertainment on board they were assured of an enjoyable trip on the bay. An event to mark National Family History Month 2023.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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A Day on the Bay: story of excursion paddle steamers (ZOOM)

Tuesday 22 August 2023
Join Nayda Kelly as she speaks about the intriguing facts and stories she uncovered whilst doing her own family history research. Her grandfather worked for 30 years on the Weeroona, which was the last of the Port Phillip Bay excursion paddle steamers to be built. The big three of these elegant ships, Ozone, Hygeia and Weeroona were extremely luxurious with spacious promenade decks and impressive lounges and dining rooms. A Day on the Bay provided passengers with more than just a ferry service, with bands, dancing and other entertainment on board they were assured of an enjoyable trip on the bay. This event can be added either in-person or remotely via Zoom. An event to mark National Family History Month 2023.
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Monash Then and Now: A photographic journey part 2

Friday 18 August 2023
Continuing the journey into the past we started back in late 2022, take another nostalgic look back into our local history with a selection of photos taken from the Monash Libraries online Flickr collection. See what some of these locations look like today and learn how you can you contribute to the library’s historic photographic collection. An event to mark National Family History Month 2023.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Calligraphy Workshop

Wednesday 16 August 2023
The origin of writing is a fascinating story. For centuries calligraphers were an essential part of the evolution of the written word. Join Marg Burgess and Sally Diserio from the Calligraphy Society of Victoria for a hands-on workshop where you can hear about the history of calligraphy, learn some basic strokes, and leave with a deeper appreciation of the art-form.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Author Talk: Alli Parker

Tuesday 15 August 2023
'At the Foot of the Cherry Tree' is a novelisation of the true story of Australia’s first Japanese war bride, who was also the author’s grandmother. Spanning seven years and two countries in the aftermath of war, 'At the Foot of the Cherry Tree' is a moving novel about faith, trust, and the power of a love that alters history.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Celebrate Science Week! STEAM activities

Tuesday 15 August 2023
Join us at the Clayton library for some fun STEAM activities! Ages 6-9 years old Cost Free Bookings Essential
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Harry Potter Science Fun! (Ages: 8-12) - Wheelers Hill

Monday 14 August 2023
Join us for some Harry Potter themed science experiments and lots of fun to celebrate Science Week. For ages: 8-12
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Celebrate Science Week! Rocket Workshop!

Saturday 12 August 2023
Join Monash High Powered Rocketry and learn how to make your own rocket! Ages 7-12 years old Cost Free Bookings Essential
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Australian Poetry Slam - Victoria Heat

Friday 11 August 2023
PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE TO WHEELERS HILL LIBRARY (previously advertised as Clayton Library). Audience! You may be chosen as a judge. Poets! You have two minutes to spit, howl, dance, whisper and dream out-loud. Perform your original work; no props, no costumes, no music. The two highest-scoring poets will represent Monash in the Melbourne Final! Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam Champion? Hosted by Ren Alessandra, in partnership with Wordcraft, a spoken word collective. Registrations open at 6:00pm.
Wheelers Hill Library
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Australian Poetry Slam Workshop with Ren Alessandra

Thursday 10 August 2023
PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE TO WHEELERS HILL LIBRARY (previously advertised as Clayton Library). Calling all poets! Monash Library is hosting one of the Victorian Heats for the Australian Poetry Slam 2023, and giving you the opportunity to work with Ren Alessandra. Ren is a national award-winning spoken word artist and English teacher who merges her love of both arts into active, engaging and empowering writing workshops and performances.
Wheelers Hill Library
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Yoga for Beginners

Thursday 10 August 2023
Please join us for beginners' yoga session. This session is for people aged 16+. The session aims to increase muscle strength, improve your balance, build muscle flexibility and also focus on your posture. You are welcome to join us at Mount Waverley Library for a relax and enjoyable evening. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring along a yoga mat.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Convict orphans presented by Professor Lucy Frost (CANCELLED)

Wednesday 9 August 2023
The heartbreaking stories of the colony's forgotten children, and those who succeeded against all odds. Many thousands of abandoned children were treated as free labour in late 19th century Australia, yet their stories have been hidden until now, even to their descendants. Lucy Frost's painstaking research has uncovered what really happened to the convict orphans. An event for National Family History Month
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Finding Historical images on the internet with Kerry Farmer

Monday 7 August 2023
Historical images add interest and context to your family history journey. Join Genealogist Kerry Farmer who will provide an overview of online resources (such as Trove and Flickr) that can assist you in your research. An online event for National Family History Month 2023.
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Library Trivia Night

Friday 4 August 2023
To celebrate Library and Information Week 2023 Clayton Library is hosting a family trivia night! The theme for 2023 is "What's the Source?" Where does a piece of information come from? Is it a primary or secondary source? If you don't know you will learn! Come along, have some fun and test your knowledge and perhaps win a prize. Optional: Dress up as your favourite character from a book.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Understanding Dementia

Friday 28 July 2023
Almost 1 in 10 people over 65 have dementia in Australia and as we age this number increases substantially. It’s important to remember dementia is not a normal part of ageing, and lifestyle changes like physical activity, mental stimulation, a healthy diet, and good social connections can all help reduce risk and improve outcomes. The Understanding Dementia session explains what dementia is, it’s causes, signs and symptoms as well as how to reduce the risks. Senior talk by Angela from Bolton Clarke. Included free hearing check after session if interested.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Digital Skills: Your Questions Answered

Friday 28 July 2023
This session will include a brief presentation on a relevant digital topic and provide an opportunity for you to ask your digital questions in a friendly group environment.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Author Talk with Kate Solly

Tuesday 25 July 2023
Come join author Kate Solly as she talks about her debut book Tuesday Evenings with the Copeton Craft Resistance. ‘Joyous, warm and utterly charming – I smiled for days.’ – Toni Jordan ‘Warm, funny, and bighearted, Kate Solly stitches together a cast of characters here who will restore your faith in people power.’ – Cate Kennedy ‘Big-hearted feel-good fiction with larger-than-life characters.’ – The Age/Sydney Morning Herald ‘Readers from any cultural background will find it well-written, laugh aloud as they read it, and look forward to Kate Solly’s next novel.’ – Eureka Street
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Digital Skills: Introduction to Social Media

Friday 21 July 2023
This session will introduce participants to social media, explaining a number of the more popular social media sites, their purpose, and how to safely use them.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Brain Training - Oakleigh Library

Thursday 20 July 2023
Join us for an hour and a half of fun whilst we're exercising our brains! You'll be solving puzzles, brain-teasers whilst working in teams.
Oakleigh Library
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Watercolour Basics

Tuesday 18 July 2023
This is an introductory session where you will learn the basics of watercolour painting. Come and learn the basics of colour theory and experiment with basic watercolour techniques. All materials will be supplied but please bring a smock or old shirt to wear. This session is for participants aged 16+
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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印象派与浮世绘的渊源 The Origin of Impressionism and Ukiyo-e

Saturday 15 July 2023
浮世绘艺术在日本画坛流行265年,从日本流传到欧洲,並得到欧洲艺术家的青睐,浮世绘在世界艺术舞台上拥有了一席之地。 Ukiyo-e art has been popular in Japanese painting circles for 265 years, spreading from Japan to Europe, and won the favour of European artists. Ukiyo-e has a place on the world art stage.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Digital Skills: Introduction to Email

Friday 14 July 2023
This session will introduce participants to email, including guidance to setting up an email, how to send and receive emails, and awareness of email security and safety.
Clayton Library
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WordFest 2023: Sir John Monash Lecture Kylie Moore Gilbert

Thursday 13 July 2023
As part of WordFest 2023, Monash Council proudly presents the 2023 Sir John Monash Lecture – featuring Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert. Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert is an Australian scholar of Islam and the Middle East, educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Melbourne. Kylie speaks several Middle Eastern languages and has spent significant periods travelling and conducting academic research in the region. In 2018 she was detained during a trip to Iran and thrown into the notorious Evin prison, where she eventually received a ten-year sentence under bogus espionage charges. Kylie served more than two years of this sentence before being freed in November 2020 in a prisoner exchange deal negotiated by the Australian government. Since her return, Kylie has published a memoir about her experiences titled ‘The Uncaged Sky.’
The Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh) (Next to the Wheelers Hill Library)
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WordFest 2023: Author Talk with Toni Jordan

Tuesday 11 July 2023
Toni Jordan is the author of seven novels. The international best-seller Addition was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. Fall Girl was published internationally and has been optioned for film, and Nine Days was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards, was shortlisted for the ABIA Best General Fiction award and was named in Kirkus Review’s top 10 Historical Novels of 2013. Our Tiny, Useless Hearts was shortlisted for the Voss Literary Award and longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. Toni has been widely published in newspapers and magazines and teaching creative writing at Faber Academy. Toni will be discussing her new book Prettier if She Smiled More.
Oakleigh Main Hall
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Managing Sleep and Fatigue

Tuesday 11 July 2023
Sleep is as vital for life as food or water, and not getting enough can severely affect day-to-day function and lead to fatigue. This Managing Sleep and Fatigue community information covers the signs and causes of fatigue as well as the stages of sleep and sleep architecture, which changes as we age. It will also provide you with tips to getting a better night’s sleep. Senior talk by Taryn from Bolton Clarke
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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WordFest 2023: Pathways to Publishing Seminar

Saturday 8 July 2023
You’ve written a book! Congratulations – this is a great achievement. Now what are your next steps? In this informative overview of your options, publishing industry professional Kate Cuthbert will talk you through the different ways you can take your work to the world. Covering trade publishing, supported self-publishing, and self-publishing, this session will also share how to spot the scams, leaving you informed about your options and ready to make the right decision for you and your work. Kate Cuthbert is the editorial director at Pantera Press. Previously, she held senior roles at Writers Victoria and launched the Escape Publishing brand at Harlequin Australia. A genre fiction advocate and enthusiast, she is currently pursuing a PhD examining book covers and titles and is a co-host on the podcast What Would Danbury Do?
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Coniston documentary screening

Friday 7 July 2023
In 1928, following the murder of a white dingo trapper, Central Australia would witness the last known massacre of its Indigenous people. Over one hundred were killed during a series of punitive expeditions now known as the Coniston Massacre, yet many lived to tell of the wholesale slaughter of innocent people. In this documentary those who survived this bloody episode get to tell their side of the story. Courtesy of Beamafilm. Rated M. An event for NAIDOC Week 2023.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Servant or Slave documentary screening

Friday 7 July 2023
In Australia, during the era of the Stolen Generations, thousands of Aboriginal girls were taken from their families and pressed into domestic servitude by the Australian Government. 'Servant or Slave' is an emotional insight into both the history and legacy of the domestic servitude forced upon Aboriginal people in Australia. Crucially confronting, the hidden reality of slavery existing throughout Australia's history is told through the stories of five women. Many thousands of girls were stolen as young children from their parents and placed in institutions to be trained as servants, with the 'aim of assimilation' into 'mainstream' Australian society. Courtesy of Beamafilm. Rated M. An event for NAIDOC Week 2023.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Indigenous Culture Workshop (Ages: 5-8) - Oakleigh

Friday 7 July 2023
Join Sam from Connecting Two Worlds for an interactive incursion into Victorian Indigenous Culture. Ages: 5-8 Cost: $4.40 ($3.90 + $0.50 ticket fee) Tickets are non-refundable if you are unable to attend an event. If the event it cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund will be issued to all patrons except for the Trybooking ticket fee of 50c.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Circus Skillz with FunFit (Ages: 5-12) - Wheelers Hill

Friday 7 July 2023
Use lots of different props to learn amazing circus tricks. Ages: 5-12 Time: 2pm-3.30pm Cost: $4.40 ($3.90 + $0.50 ticket fee) Tickets are non-refundable if you are unable to attend an event. If the event it cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund will be issued to all patrons except for the Trybooking ticket fee of 50c.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Digital Skills: Introduction to the Internet & Cyber-safety

Friday 7 July 2023
This session will introduce participants to internet, and include guidance on how to use the internet but also some basic guidance on how to stay safe on the internet.
Clayton Library
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WordFest 2023: Author Talk with Rachael Johns

Thursday 6 July 2023
Rachael Johns is an English teacher by trade, a mum 24/7, a Diet Coke addict, a cat lover and chronic arachnophobe. She rarely sleeps and never irons. She is also the bestselling, ABIA-winning author of The Patterson Girls and several other romance and women’s fiction books, including her recent bestseller, Something to Talk About. Rachael is currently Australia’s leading writer of contemporary relationship stories around women’s issues, a genre she has coined ‘life-lit’. Rachael will be flying over from her native Perth to take part in this year’s WordFest program. She will discuss her new book Work Wives, as well as ‘life-lit’.
Museum of Australian Photography (Opposite to the Wheelers Hill Library)
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Young Writers Workshop (Ages: 11-18) - Mount Waverley

Thursday 6 July 2023
Creative writing workshop with author Melissa Gijsbers. Ages: 8-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Snowflake Fun (Ages: 5-12) - Glen Waverley

Thursday 6 July 2023
Make papercraft snowflakes and a bookmark. Ages: 5-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Winter Wildlife Wonders (Ages: 5-12) - Clayton

Thursday 6 July 2023
Meet some wild animals and learn about their habitat. Ages: 5-12 Cost: $4.40 ($3.90 + $0.50 ticket fee) Tickets are non-refundable if you are unable to attend an event. If the event it cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund will be issued to all patrons except for the Trybooking ticket fee of 50c.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Young Writers Workshop (Ages: 8-12) - Mount Waverley

Thursday 6 July 2023
Creative writing workshop with author Melissa Gijsbers. Ages: 8-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Living under Aboriginal Exemption (IN-PERSON)

Thursday 6 July 2023
Living under Aboriginal Exemption: Negotiating State Governments' Policies and Practices At a time when most Indigenous Australians were unable to access education, health services, housing and employment, Aboriginal exemption policies offered some Indigenous individuals a means of accessing benefits readily available to non-Indigenous Australians, but also led to family dislocation and lost kin, culture and language. Aunty Judi Wickes is a Kalkadoon/Wakka Wakka woman born in Brisbane with Irish and English heritage. She co-leads a team researching the history of exemption policies and presents and writes about the impact of exemption on her family. This is a hybrid event. Attend in-person or remotely via Zoom.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Living under Aboriginal Exemption (ZOOM)

Thursday 6 July 2023
Living under Aboriginal Exemption: Negotiating State Governments' Policies and Practices At a time when most Indigenous Australians were unable to access education, health services, housing and employment, Aboriginal exemption policies offered some Indigenous individuals a means of accessing benefits readily available to non-Indigenous Australians, but also led to family dislocation and lost kin, culture and language. Aunty Judi Wickes is a Kalkadoon/Wakka Wakka woman born in Brisbane with Irish and English heritage. She co-leads a team researching the history of exemption policies and presents and writes about the impact of exemption on her family. This is a hybrid event. Attend in-person or remotely via Zoom.
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Board Games Evening

Wednesday 5 July 2023
Who loves Board Games? If you do - Come along and play board games against other people in the library. You are welcome to bring your own games to play or the library will provide some classic games like Chess, Scrabble and Guess Who. All ages are welcome, however children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Movie Time! (Ages: 6+) - Wheelers Hill Library

Wednesday 5 July 2023
We're celebrating Christmas in July with a mystery nutcracker-themed movie. Rated PG. Ages: 6+ Cost: FREE Bookings essential (both adults and children need to book a ticket)
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Basketball Hoops (Ages: 7-12) - Clayton

Wednesday 5 July 2023
Unleash your inner creativity and make your own basketball hoop. Ages: 7-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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The March of the Ants (Ages: 5-8) - Oakleigh

Wednesday 5 July 2023
Listen to the story by Ursula Dubosarsky and make a paper ant. Ages: 5-8 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Fatal contact presented by Prof Peter Dowling

Wednesday 5 July 2023
Join author Professor Dowling book for this online presentation on the devastating infectious disease epidemics which were introduced into the Indigenous populations of Australia after the arrival of the British colonists in 1788. Epidemics swept through the Indigenous populations of the continent well into the twentieth century the consequences of which still echo today in Aboriginal health and life expectancy. An event for NAIDOC Week 2023.
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WordFest 2023: Author Talk with Rob Mills

Tuesday 4 July 2023
Heralded as the ‘golden boy’ of Australian theatre, and for good reason, there isn’t much he cannot do! Singing, dancing and acting? Check! Distilled from a footy playing, pub singing tradie from the southeast suburbs of Melbourne, the much-loved Rob Mills has built an impressive career across screen and stage over nearly 20 years. In more recent times, he has become an accomplished presenter and subsequently, an author. For this event, Rob will be discussing his new book Putting on a Show.
Clayton Community Theatre (Next to the Clayton Library)
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Blackout Poetry (Ages: 11-15) - Oakleigh

Tuesday 4 July 2023
Combine art and text to discover a "found" poem. Ages: 11-15 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Ferris Wheel Fun (Ages: 5-8) - Mount Waverley

Tuesday 4 July 2023
Make and decorate your own Ferris wheel. Children can also get their faces painted. Ages: 5-8 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Mary Ann Bugg presentation with Carol Baxter

Tuesday 4 July 2023
Mary Ann Bugg was a Worimi bushranger, one of two notable female bushrangers in mid-19th century Australia. She was an expert horse rider and bush navigator who travelled with her bushranging partner and lover “Captain Thunderbolt.” Join author Carol Baxter who will unearth more about the story of a woman who deserves her own place in history. An event for NAIDOC Week 2023.
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Indigenous Culture Workshop (Ages: 5-8) - Glen Waverley

Monday 3 July 2023
Join Sam from Connecting Two Worlds for an interactive incursion into Victorian Indigenous Culture. Ages: 5-8 Cost: $4.40 ($3.90 + $0.50 ticket fee) Tickets are non-refundable if you are unable to attend an event. If the event it cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund will be issued to all patrons except for the Trybooking ticket fee of 50c.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Educating girls in colonial Melbourne (IN PERSON)

Monday 3 July 2023
Dr Elizabeth Rushen AM is an historian, lecturer, researcher and an author who is committed to community engagement in both history and heritage. Join her as she presents on the topic of education for girls in the time of colonial Melbourne. Presented in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family Group.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Educating girls in Colonial Melbourne (ZOOM)

Monday 3 July 2023
Dr Elizabeth Rushen AM is an historian, lecturer, researcher and an author who is committed to community engagement in both history and heritage. Join her as she presents on the topic of education for girls in the time of colonial Melbourne. Presented in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family Group.
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WordFest 2023: Young Adult Writer's Workshop

Saturday 1 July 2023
Cath Moore is an award-winning author, filmmaker and academic, specialising in YA and own-voice storytelling for the page and screen. In this workshop aimed at young adults, Cath will teach important concepts that will help participants to unlock their creativity.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Digital Skills: Introduction to Computers

Friday 30 June 2023
This session will introduce participants to computers, outlining the advantages of technology and providing an insight into how they work.
Clayton Library
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WordFest 2023: Author Talk with Vikki Petraitis

Thursday 29 June 2023
Vikki Petraitis is the author of 18 books, mostly in the true crime genre. In 2022, she was awarded the Allen & Unwin Crime Fiction Prize for The Unbelieved, a novel she wrote for her PhD in Creative Writing. Vikki has made three long-form podcast series for Casefile Presents which have had millions of downloads. At the event, Vikki will be discussing her new book The Unbelieved, and will share some insights about her writing process and other interesting stories.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Mindful Art Workshop (Ages: 9-12) - Glen Waverley

Thursday 29 June 2023
Join artist Lou Endicott to create a mandala with mindful doodling. Ages: 9-12 Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm Cost: $4.40 ($3.90 + $0.50 ticket fee) Tickets are non-refundable if you are unable to attend an event. If the event it cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund will be issued to all patrons except for the Trybooking ticket fee of 50c.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Birdseed Feeder (Ages: 5-12) - Mulgrave

Thursday 29 June 2023
Create a feeder to hang in your garden. Allergy alert: this craft will use birdseed and peanut butter Ages: 5-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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STEAM Activity (Ages: 8-12) - Clayton

Thursday 29 June 2023
Design your own robot and make a fridge magnet. Ages: 8-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Hip Hop Dance (Ages: 10-14) - Oakleigh

Wednesday 28 June 2023
Learn hip hop moves with a FunFit dance instructor. Ages: 10-14 Cost: $4.40 ($3.90 + $0.50 ticket fee) Tickets are non-refundable if you are unable to attend an event. If the event it cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund will be issued to all patrons except for the Trybooking ticket fee of 50c.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Mindful Art Workshop (Ages: 6-12) - Clayton

Wednesday 28 June 2023
Join artist Lou Endicott to experience the fun of mindful doodling. Ages: 6-12 Time: 2:30pm-4pm Cost: $4.40 ($3.90 + $0.50 ticket fee) Tickets are non-refundable if you are unable to attend an event. If the event it cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund will be issued to all patrons except for the Trybooking ticket fee of 50c.
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Hip Hop Dance (Ages: 5-9) - Oakleigh

Wednesday 28 June 2023
Learn hip hop moves with a FunFit dance instructor. Ages: 5-9 Cost: $4.40 ($3.90 + $0.50 ticket fee) Tickets are non-refundable if you are unable to attend an event. If the event it cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund will be issued to all patrons except for the Trybooking ticket fee of 50c.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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WordFest 2023: Author Talk with Samuel Johnson

Tuesday 27 June 2023
Samuel Johnson has been a much-loved Australian actor for over two decades. He is well known for his work on the popular television series The Secret Life of Us and cop drama Rush, as Mick Molloy's best mate in Crackerjack and a starring role in Stan's Eden. Long-time Australian music fans will best remember him for his portrayal of Ian Meldrum in Seven's ratings smash Molly, which netted him the Gold Logie.  Samuel is also the founder of his charity Love Your Sister, which raises money for cancer research. As a promise to his sister, he once rode across Australia on a unicycle to help fundraise. This event is a great opportunity to be inspired, hear stories about Samuel’s life, work and books, including Love Your Sister, Heroes Next Door, Dear Lover and Dear Mum. The Love Your Sister Charity will be present on the night to sell books and take donations. All proceeds go towards cancer research.
Clayton Community Theatre (Next to the Clayton Library)
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The Amazing Magician Lachlan Wilde (Age: 7-12) - Mt Waverley

Tuesday 27 June 2023
Tricks and fun for everyone. Ages: 7-12 Cost: $4.40 ($3.90 + $0.50 ticket fee) Tickets are non-refundable if you are unable to attend an event. If the event it cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund will be issued to all patrons except for the Trybooking ticket fee of 50c.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Winter Animals (Ages: 2-5) - Mulgrave

Tuesday 27 June 2023
Stories, songs and craft. Ages: 2-5 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Sensitive Storytime for Children with Autism - Mulgrave

Tuesday 27 June 2023
Sensitive Storytime for children with autism. Small group and low sensory sessions. Maximum 4 children per session with one adult each. Ages: for all ages Cost: FREE Bookings essential (please book only for child/children attending)
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Free Activity Kit Preschooler (Ages: 3-5) - Mulgrave

Monday 26 June 2023
Collect your winter wonderland activity kit to enjoy at home. Collect at Mulgrave Library from 10am-5pm on Monday 26 June. Ages: 3-5 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Free Activity Kit Primary Schooler (Ages: 6-12) - Mulgrave

Monday 26 June 2023
Collect your winter wonderland activity kit to enjoy at home. Collect from Mulgrave Library between 10am-5pm on Monday 26 June. Ages: 6-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Zumba (Ages: 5-12) - Mulgrave

Monday 26 June 2023
Dance your heart out! Ages: 6-12 Cost: $4.40 ($3.90 + $0.50 ticket fee) Tickets are non-refundable if you are unable to attend an event. If the event it cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund will be issued to all patrons except for the Trybooking ticket fee of 50c.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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WordFest 2023: Adult Writer's Workshop

Saturday 24 June 2023
Popular Australian Crime Writer Vikki Petraitis will use her experiences as a professional teacher and writer to teach you the fundamentals of writing! This workshop is aimed at participants ages 18+.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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WordFest 2023 Launch: Author Talk with Jon Faine

Thursday 22 June 2023
Known for his provocative and probing debate, quick wit, and ability to ask the stickiest of questions during his more than twenty years on ABC Radio Melbourne, Jon Faine investigated the issues and stories affecting Melbourne with energy and vigour - all without taking life too seriously. He is now a weekly columnist with The Sunday Age as well as a Vice Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School. Our festival audience will be treated to a 'round the dinner table' style presentation that, like any animated conversation amongst friends, can and does lead anywhere. Jon will share insights about his new book Apollo & Thelma which spans forty years of his life and wanders from the law to the media, introducing readers to 'The Mighty Apollo' a circus strongman and his sister Thelma, the publican of Australia's most remote outback pub.
Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh) (Opposite the Wheelers Hill Library)
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Flee documentary screening

Wednesday 21 June 2023
Flee uncovers the remarkable true story of Amin, an Afghan refugee who grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years which now threatens to derail the new life he has built for himself and soon to be husband. Amin recounts the extraordinary journey he undertook as a child refugee from Afghanistan to Denmark. Flee was made with a striking blend of animation, 1980s music and archival footage. An event for Refugee Week and Pride Month. Rated M
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Crochet and Knitting for Beginners

Between Wednesday 7 June 2023 and Wednesday 21 June 2023
Crochet or knit a beanie or scarf and learn the basics of either craft - or both! You can book one or both sessions depending on how much you wish to learn.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Brain Training - Wheelers Hill

Tuesday 20 June 2023
Join us for an hour and a half of fun whilst we're exercising our brains! You'll be solving puzzles, brain-teasers whilst working in teams.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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State Trustees information session

Tuesday 20 June 2023
Back by popular demand! Since 1939, the State Trustees have been protecting the interests of Victorians by providing clients with financial and legal assistance for every stage of their lives. Join us for this free information session on learning more about setting up a will and how a power of attorney works.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Rainbow Storytime - Oakleigh Library (CANCELLED)

Saturday 17 June 2023
Enjoy stories and songs to inspire young readers, while spreading support of diversity, including for our LGBTQIA+ community. We'll also have a face painter on hand to give you a rainbow! For children aged one to ten (1-10) years, and their parents & carers. PLEASE BOOK FOR CHILDREN ONLY, PARENTS/CARERS DO NOT NEED TO BOOK. An event for Pride Month.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Accessing Aged Care with Services Australia

Tuesday 13 June 2023
This free session will provide an overview of the different levels of care at home (the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and Home Care Packages) and give an overview of residential care (both respite and permanent). Learn more about the various options in regards to how to register and be assessed for support and the various channels to get further individual information will also be highlighted. Presented by Paul Fleming, Aged Care Specialist Officer with Services Australia.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Healthy Eating and Nutrition

Friday 9 June 2023
Healthy Eating & Nutrition community information session will teach you about healthy eating habits, basic nutrition principles and how you can get the most out of your meals every day. You will also receive a free Maggie Beer Foundation recipe booklet so you can turn your new knowledge of nutrition into beautiful, delicious meals. Senior talk by Raquel from Bolton Clarke
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Winter Warmers Recipe & Book Chat

Thursday 8 June 2023
In this unique first-time session participants will share stories of favourite recipes, especially those suited to cooler weather and winter cooking traditions and stories from their families. We will also look at what new cook books are available and discuss any food and cooking trends we have noticed. You are encouraged to bring along recipes to share. After the session some of the recipes will be collated and emailed to participants. Hot drinks and light refreshments will be provided. This session is for participants aged 16+
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Advanced Online Security

Tuesday 6 June 2023
This session will introduce you to advanced ways of protecting your privacy and personal information online. Discover how to manage your passwords with a Password manager and install antivirus software to protect your devices from viruses and other malicious threats. You’ll also learn some other top tips for keeping you safer online.
Clayton Library
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Digital Skills: Introduction to Email (CANCELLED)

Tuesday 6 June 2023
This session will introduce participants to email, including guidance to setting up an email, how to send and receive emails, and awareness of email security and safety.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Healthy Brain, Healthy Body

Monday 5 June 2023
Come and join us for this one-hour information session that will introduce us to the six factors of positive ageing so you can learn how to experience happiness and satisfaction at any age. Senior talk by Taryn from Bolton Clarke
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Behind the Rainbow: my grandfather and Mr Cole (IN PERSON)

Monday 5 June 2023
This is the story of Henry Williams, who was a loyal employee of E.W. Cole at Coles Book Arcade for 35 years and one of three Trustees of the Arcade after Mr. Cole's death. He was also a close friend of the whole family and Executor of Mr Cole' Estate. Join us to hear this granddaughter Jeanette talk more about his life and see some of the memorabilia her family has inherited. This is a hybrid event, you can register to attend either in-person or online via Zoom. An event in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Behind the Rainbow: my grandfather and Mr Cole (ONLINE/ZOOM)

Monday 5 June 2023
This is the story of Henry Williams, who was a loyal employee of E.W. Cole at Coles Book Arcade for 35 years and one of three Trustees of the Arcade after Mr. Cole's death. He was also a close friend of the whole family and Executor of Mr Cole' Estate. Join us to hear this granddaughter Jeanette talk more about his life and see some of the memorabilia her family has inherited. This is a hybrid event, you can register to attend either in-person or online via Zoom. An event in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group.
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Winter in the Productive Garden

Saturday 3 June 2023
Winter is a wonderful time in the productive garden. The soil and plants might be at rest but that doesn't mean you have to be. It's time to get stuck into some winter gardening jobs including soil improvement, making liquid fertilisers, creating a hot compost system, making seed tape, overwintering summer vegetables, setting up a simple greenhouse, caring for garden tools and preserving some winter fruit and vegetables. Winter gardening sets up successful and productive spring and summer in the garden! Jaclyn Crupi learnt about gardening from her frugal and practical nonnos and is ready to pass on their wisdom and sage advice so you too can Garden Like a Nonno.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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After the Apology documentary screening (CANCELLED)

Friday 2 June 2023
The removal of Indigenous children from their families has increased at an exponential rate since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered the apology to the 'stolen generations' back in 2008. In Larissa Behrendt's riveting documentary, four Aboriginal women each face their own battle to challenge government policies and bureaucracies to bring their grandchildren home. Their grassroots actions spearhead a national conversation to curb skyrocketing rates of child removal. Courtesy of Ronin Films. Rated M. An event for National Reconciliation Week 2023.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Digital Skills: Your Questions Answered (CANCELLED)

Tuesday 30 May 2023
This session will include a brief presentation on a relevant digital topic and provide an opportunity for you to ask your digital questions in a friendly group environment.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Tarot and Oracle Card workshop

Thursday 25 May 2023
Join us for a special workshop that will provide an overview of both Tarot and Oracle cards, followed by the opportunity to practice doing a reading either on your own or in pairs. Staff will assist in interpreting your readings. Attendees are requested to bring their own Tarot or Oracle decks to the session.
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Brain Training - Wheelers Hill

Thursday 25 May 2023
Join us for an hour and a half of fun whilst we're exercising our brains! You'll be solving puzzles, brain-teasers whilst working in teams.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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History of the Melbourne Royal Show - 175 years! (IN-PERSON)

Wednesday 24 May 2023
In 2023, Melbourne Royal commemorates its 175th anniversary. Since the first ploughing match in 1848, Melbourne Royal has been known lovingly by its community as the ‘cultivators of happiness’ and has promoted and celebrated the importance of agriculture and farming. The Melbourne Royal Show and the Melbourne Royal awards and competitions have created many marvelous memories for the Victorian community in the Melbourne Showgrounds and beyond. In this auspicious anniversary year, Melbourne Royal invites the community to join in the celebrations of its 175th year with special events and storytelling projects.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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History of the Melbourne Royal Show - 175 years! (ZOOM)

Wednesday 24 May 2023
In 2023, Melbourne Royal commemorates its 175th anniversary. Since the first ploughing match in 1848, Melbourne Royal has been known lovingly by its community as the ‘cultivators of happiness’ and has promoted and celebrated the importance of agriculture and farming. The Melbourne Royal Show and the Melbourne Royal awards and competitions have created many marvellous memories for the Victorian community in the Melbourne Showgrounds and beyond. In this auspicious anniversary year, Melbourne Royal invites the community to join in the celebrations of its 175th year with special events and storytelling projects. This event can be attended either in person or watched online from home.
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Ways to Play Workshop (CANCELLED)

Tuesday 23 May 2023
The Ways to Play workshop provides families with plenty of fun and creative ideas that encourage children to play in a way that is free from gender stereotypes. Each family that attends will receive a free Family Play Kit which contains equipment, resources, and a play book. For parents and carers of all abilites with children aged 0-6 years. BOOKINGS ONLY NECESSARY FOR CHILDREN ATTENDING
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Digital Skills: Introduction to Social Media (CANCELLED)

Tuesday 23 May 2023
This session will introduce participants to social media, explaining a number of the more popular social media sites, their purpose, and how to safely use them.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Brooklyn film screening (Volunteers only event)

Saturday 20 May 2023
Young Irish immigrant Eilis Lace (Saoirse Ronan) navigates her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her past disrupts her new vivacity, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Based on the novel by Colm Toibin. A special event for Council volunteers to mark National Volunteers Week 2023.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Women’s Health

Saturday 20 May 2023
This topic will give general information on Women’s Health. After the session, you will gain knowledge on some of the major physical, mental, and sexual health, and where to seek support.            Presented in partnership with Multicultural Health & Support Service (MHSS)
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Drag storytime (CANCELLED)

Friday 19 May 2023
Join Lisa and special guest Sam T for a sparkling morning of stories and songs to inspire young readers, while spreading a message of equality and appreciation of diversity. For ages 1 to 6 years. A special event to mark IDAHOBIT Day 2023.
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Farewell, My Queen film screening

Thursday 18 May 2023
At the dawn of the French Revolution, life at Versailles carries on as normal in the court of Queen Marie Antoinette. As the revolution begins to engulfs France and jeopardizes the Royal Family, the fates of three women (the Queen, her secret lover and a lusty servant girl) becomes intertwined as they deal with impending threat at a most intimate level... An event to mark IDAHOBIT Day 2023. Rated M
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Smartphone photography and editing

Thursday 18 May 2023
Come to this session to learn some of the tricks of taking great photos on your phone, as well as some basic editing tricks to fix common errors and blemishes.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Fiona Lowe Book Launch Event

Thursday 18 May 2023
Come join us for a book chat as we launch Fiona Lowe's latest Book 'The Money Club'. 'A gripping exploration of modern greed as bestselling Australian author Fiona Lowe unpicks the moral quagmire of those who trade on the bonds of their closest friendships and family for money.' About the Author: Fiona Lowe has been a midwife, a sexual health counsellor and a family support worker; an ideal career for an author who writes novels about family and relationships. She spent her early years in Papua New Guinea where reading set up a lifelong love of books. Fiona writes books that are authentic to Australians: they feature real people facing difficult choices and explore how family ties and relationships impact on their decisions. Fiona is based in Geelong, Victoria. Dymocks will be in attendance to sell copies of the books, which you can get signed!
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Serving in Silence presented by Professor Noah Riseman

Wednesday 17 May 2023
Join Professor Riseman for this online presentation as he reveals the integral role played by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women in Australia's military after the Second World War. Their powerful personal stories illustrate the changing face of the Australian Defence Force, the pivotal role of military service in the lives of many LGBTIQA+ Australians, and how they have served their country with distinction. An event to mark IDAHOBIT Day.
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Parenting in the Digital World

Wednesday 17 May 2023
Dolly’s Dream presents 'Parenting in the Digital World' workshop designed to assist parents of both primary and secondary students to navigate negativity as well as empower positive actions both online and offline. Hosted by an educational expert, this workshop will deepen your understanding of the online world, social media and gaming with an analysis of the latest trends, risks and research. Join us and empower your family with skills and strategies for positive online behaviours and digital wellbeing in this 60 minute workshop. This workshop is for adults. Location change to Glen Waverley Library. FREE. Bookings essential.
Glen Waverley Library
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Carol film screening (PALS event)

Tuesday 16 May 2023
In 1950s New York, Carol is a wealthy middle-aged married woman who has a chance meeting with Therese, a shy department store worker. An instance attraction develops between them as their romantic friendship turns into some more serious. Carol’s husband however refuses to let her go without a fight and as a bitter custody hearing ensures Carol and Therese are left to ponder their future together. Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith and starring Cate Blanchett. An event to mark IDAHOBIT Day 2023. Rated M.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Liver Health

Saturday 13 May 2023
This topic is about liver health and viral infections of the liver. After the session, you will gain knowledge of some liver diseases, how to prevent and manage liver diseases.                Presented in partnership with Multicultural Health & Support Service (MHSS)
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Hector by Rozzi Bazzani (author talk)

Thursday 11 May 2023
Hector Crawford is a name remains synonymous with Australian television. His public facade is part of our collective memory but the man behind it, and how his passion and determination changed Australian culture forever, is revealed in the new book 'Hector'. Join author Rozzi Bazzani as she vividly presents on how - as Crawford's influence grew - the off screen politics employed by the TV networks and rivals to diminish his company's power became as exciting as any of his onscreen dramas. An event for the Australian Heritage Festival 2023.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Creative Notebook Workshop

Wednesday 10 May 2023
Creative Notebooks or Creative Journaling can be a powerful tool in self-expression and self-discovery. Notebooks require no previous art experience as its value is in the process of opening a creative mind rather than creating good art. Notebooks can allow ourselves to release powerful feelings, make sense of what is happening around us and generally express ourselves. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to start creative journaling for improved mental health. This workshop is for adults. Glen Waverley Library. FREE. Bookings essential.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Chocolates and cards

Wednesday 10 May 2023
In this hands-on workshop you will make some delicious little chocolates and whilst waiting for them to set, you can make an accompanying gift card or greeting card. You may like to create a gift for someone special or keep as a treat! This session is for ages 16+
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Digital Skills: Introduction to the Internet & Cyber-safety

Tuesday 9 May 2023
This session will introduce participants to internet, and include guidance on how to use the internet but also some basic guidance on how to stay safe on the internet.
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Healthy Relationship and Consent (CANCELLED)

Saturday 6 May 2023
This topic focuses on respectful relationship and explores the term ‘consent’. Having attend the session, you will understand better the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, why consent is important, when, and how to ask for consent. Presented in partnership with the Multicultural Health & Support Service (MHSS)
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Meet the Writers: It's All Connected

Thursday 4 May 2023
Join authors Patricia Sykes, Sandy Jeffs, Cheryl Adam and Editor Pauline Hopkins as they discuss It’s All Connected: Feminist Fiction and Poetry. This anthology brings together an eclectic group of authors, each with a unique perspective on storytelling, to share their short stories and poetry that capture the experiences of women. A great opportunity to meet authors and learn about the writing and editing process, and the steps to publication. Copies of the book will be on sale on the night, which you can get signed!
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Digital Skills: Introduction to Computers

Tuesday 2 May 2023
This session will introduce participants to computers, outlining the advantages of technology and providing an insight into how they work.
Mount Waverley Library- Monash Public Library Service
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The Personal Story of William Buckley (IN PERSON)

Monday 1 May 2023
Family History Group meeting with Robert Larkins
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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The Personal Story of William Buckley (ONLINE/ZOOM)

Monday 1 May 2023
Join author Robert Larkins as he presents on the fascinating character of William Buckley. Buckley was an ex- British soldier who was transported to Victoria for theft in 1799, escaped the failing settlement of ‘Sullivan Bay’ (near modern day Sorrento) and headed into the harsh Australian bush. Although two of his accomplices perished, he was welcomed and saved by the Wathaurong tribe who took Buckley in as one of their own and gave him food and shelter. An event in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group.
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Victor Melder Lecture: Collecting Antiquarian Ceylon Books

Sunday 30 April 2023
Hugh Karunanayake is the founding President of the Ceylon Society of Australia. He was a senior civil servant both in Sri Lanka and in New South Wales and is a prolific writer about all things Ceylon/Sri Lanka as well as being an avid collector. The 2023 Victor Melder Lecture is presented in partnership with the Sri Lankan Australians Incorporated Books, Art and Photography Exhibition
Clayton Hall
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Australian Healthcare System

Saturday 29 April 2023
This topic is to provide basic information in relation to the Australian Healthcare System to newly arrived migrants and refugees. Having attend the session, you will gain insights on what the healthcare system is, how it works, and how to access available services.    Presented in partnership with Multicultural Health & Support Service (MHSS)
Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Brain Training - Oakleigh Library

Thursday 27 April 2023
Join us for an hour and a half of fun whilst we're exercising our brains! You'll be solving puzzles, brain-teasers whilst working in teams.
Oakleigh Library
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Up Close Van Gogh presented by Rui Gu.

Saturday 22 April 2023
This presentation will focus on Vincent Van Gogh’s background and working experience as both an art dealer and an artist. Learn more about the places where he lived and painted and discover where his paintings are displayed around the world (including here in Australia). Rui will also place a focus on Van Gogh’s famous Sunflowers to help you gain a greater appreciation and understanding of their place in the art world. Presented in English.
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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My Body is Like a Race Car (Ages: 5-8) - Glen Waverley

Friday 21 April 2023
Discover how cars and bodies are alike and how you can look after them, then make a superhero mask. Ages: 5-8 Cost: $4.40 ($3.90 + $0.50 ticket fee) Tickets are non-refundable if you are unable to attend an event. If the event it cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund will be issued to all patrons except for the Trybooking ticket fee of 50c. Bookings essential
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Dog Friends (Ages: 7+) - Mulgrave

Friday 21 April 2023
Meet specially trained greyhounds and learn how to make friends with dogs. Come see two very calm dogs 'Lucy' and 'Jimmy' who are specially trained to meet people. A wonderful way to learn about how dogs assist people and fantastic for those fearful of dogs to help overcome their anxiety. Ages 7 to 13 Ages: 7+ Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Cartooning (Ages: 6-12) - Clayton

Thursday 20 April 2023
Join Sketchroo and create your own cartoon characters. Ages: 6-12 Cost: $4.40 ($3.90 + $0.50 ticket fee) Tickets are non-refundable if you are unable to attend an event. If the event it cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund will be issued to all patrons except for the Trybooking ticket fee of 50c. Bookings essential
Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Crazy Catapults (Ages: 6-12) - Glen Waverley

Thursday 20 April 2023
Design and make a creative catapult and look at how things move. Ages: 6-12 Cost: FREE Bookings essential
Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Laugh Til You Snort! (Ages: 5-8) - Oakleigh

Thursday 20 April 2023
Join us for a hilarious Carp Productions show. Ages: 5-8 Cost: $4.40 ($3.90 + $0.50 ticket fee) Tickets are non-refundable if you are unable to attend an event. If the event it cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund will be issued to all patrons except for the Trybooking ticket fee of 50c. Bookings essential
Oakleigh Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Yoga for Kids (Ages: 6-12) - Mulgrave

Thursday 20 April 2023
Stretch your muscles and relax your mind. Ages: 6-12 Cost: $4.40 ($3.90 + $0.50 ticket fee) Tickets are non-refundable if you are unable to attend an event. If the event it cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund will be issued to all patrons except for the Trybooking ticket fee of 50c. Bookings essential
Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Changi with Dr Lachlan Grant

Thursday 20 April 2023
The story of Changi, told by those who lived through it. Changi is synonymous with suffering, hardship and the Australian prisoner-of-war experience in World War II. Join Dr Grant as he provides a unique insight into camp life using a combination of essays, cartoons, paintings and photographs all created by prisoners of war. This is a powerful story of ingenuity, resourcefulness and survival. Dr Lachlan Grant is a Senior Historian in the Military History Section at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and author of The Changi Book. An event to mark Anzac Day 2023.
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Victoria Purman Book Launch

Thursday 20 April 2023
Come join us for a book chat with author Victoria Purman as we help launch her new book A Woman's Work. On the media release: 'The astonishingly rich prize of the 1956 Australian Women's Weekly cookery competition offers two women the possibility of a new kind of future, in this compassionate look at the extraordinary lives of ordinary women - our mothers and grandmothers - in a beautifully realized post-war Australia.' Readings will be available onsite to sell copies of the book.
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Mystery Movie (Ages: 7-13) - Wheelers Hill

Wednesday 19 April 2023
Clue: Our mystery movie is about the first Jamaican bobsled team and is Rated PG. Ages: 7-13 (recommended age) Cost: FREE Bookings essential (Bookings are required for parents staying to watch the film as well as children)
Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
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Sensory Storytime for Children with Autism