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Monash Public Library Service

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

Current Events

Past Events

  • Between Thursday 9 February 2023 and Thursday 6 April 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
  • Between Thursday 9 February 2023 and Thursday 6 April 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Between Friday 10 February 2023 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
  • Between Monday 13 February 2023 and Monday 3 April 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
  • Tuesday 14 February 2023
    Join this session to learn about writing a good resume - what should (or shouldn't) be included, how to tailor your resume for the job and how to format a resume to make it stand out from the rest.
    Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Tuesday 14 February 2023 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
  • 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
  • Between Tuesday 14 February 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
  • Tuesday 14 February 2023
    Learn sustainable Japanese fabric wrapping ! With a few basics, you can be creative with wrapping all shapes of gifts, from wine bottles to a basket ball! Also learn about Japanese wrapping fabrics Furoshiki and Tenugui that have many other versatile uses, including for wearing, display and even cleaning.
    Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Tuesday 14 February 2023
    In this workshop you will learn how to create your own little journal using recycled paper and other materials.
    Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Thursday 16 February 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.
    Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Monday 20 February 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
  • Tuesday 21 February 2023
    A good cover letter can make your application stand out from the rest! Join this session to learn about writing a cover letter - what should (or shouldn't) be included, how to tailor your cover letter for the job and how to answer selection criteria.
    Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Wednesday 22 February 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.
  • Thursday 23 February 2023
    Join us for an hour of fun whilst we're exercising our brains! You'll be solving puzzles, brain-teasers whilst working in teams.
    Oakleigh Library
  • Monday 27 February 2023
    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.
    Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Tuesday 28 February 2023
    An interview is your chance to shine and land the job. This session will help you prepare, from strategies to give clear and concise answers to interview questions, what research to do beforehand, and how to leave the best impression on the interviewers.
    Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • 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
  • Wednesday 1 March 2023
    The Monash Seed Library program launching in Autumn 2023 will allow you to plant and grow food and plants from home; improve your knowledge of gardening; and to harvest and then share seeds with others. Taking part in the Seed Library is an opportunity for families to learn together and to be a part of sustainable gardening practices. This exciting new program will be available from several of our Monash Libraries as well as some of our local Neighbourhood Houses. Please use this link to register your interest in taking part in the program. You will be contacted in early 2023 with more information. Please note this link is to register for further information - there is not an event on 1 March.
    Glen Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Thursday 2 March 2023
    This session will introduce participants to computers, outlining the advantages of technology and providing an insight into how they work.
    Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Thursday 2 March 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
  • Between Friday 3 March 2023 and Friday 10 March 2023
    Menopause is experienced by one half of the population yet little is spoken of this profound stage in a woman’s life when significant physical, psychological and spiritual change occurs. The more we share, talk, and listen to menopausal experiences the more we breakdown the menstrual & menopausal taboo. We invite you to listen to the voices of women as they share their menopausal experiences and journey.
  • Between Friday 3 March 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. March project: Easter treat bags April project: Library tote bag (Bookings open 10:00 am, 3/3/23) May project: Plastic bag holder (Bookings open 10:00 am, 14/4/23)
    Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Monday 6 March 2023
    Join historian Sam Everingham as he delves into the fascinating history of Freeman Cobb and the establishment of the Cobb & Co stagecoach company, which traces its roots to the Victorian Goldfields. Presented in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group. Event can be attended either in person or watched online from home Hybrid - In person or Zoom
    Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Monday 6 March 2023
    Join historian Sam Everingham as he delves into the fascinating history of Freeman Cobb and the establishment of the Cobb & Co stagecoach company, which traces its roots to the Victorian Goldfields. Presented in partnership with the Monash Libraries Family History Group. Event can be attended either in person or watched online from home Hybrid - In person or Zoom
  • Between Monday 6 March 2023 and Monday 3 April 2023
    On the first Monday of each month we're screening a classic murder mystery movie in the Wheelers Hill Library's Meeting Room. Immerse yourself in the film noir and watch with bated breath for the twist to see who dunnit. Bill Collins won't be there, but we'll present some intriguing trivia as a bonus.
    Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Monday 6 March 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
  • Tuesday 7 March 2023
    Learn to build a basic website from scratch using Wordpress including: · creating a structure · writing content · purchasing a domain name · creating pages · uploading images Intended for those with an intermediate understanding of technology
    Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Wednesday 8 March 2023
    Research suggests that the majority of women do not feel comfortable talking about menopause and sharing their experiences. Menopause is one of the most profound stages in a woman’s life when significant physical, psychological and spiritual changes occur. Join the makers of the film Giving Voice to Menopause as we discuss how we can open up conversations that encourage people to lean in, listen and reflect on their own journey and the stories and experiences of others experiencing menopause.
  • Thursday 9 March 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.
    Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Saturday 11 March 2023
    In Garden Like a Nonno, Jaclyn Crupi shares everything she learnt about productive gardening from her nonnos, Michele and Vincenzo. In this talk, Jaclyn shares their knowledge about soil health and improvement, composting, worm farms, and fertilisers you can make at home. She also will explain how to save seeds from your own vegetable plants to use next season, germinate seeds, plant seedlings and protect them until they are laden with produce. Keeping chickens, maintaining gardening tools and preserving what you grow will also be touched on. This talk is suitable for complete beginners as well as seasoned green thumbs.
    Mount Waverley Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Between Monday 13 March 2023 and Sunday 26 March 2023
    Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the National Apology for Forced Adoptions, we present this film documenting the personal experiences of five adopted people as they reveal how adoption has affected their lives. This emotion-charged documentary dispels many myths which have kept adoptees silent for decades and helps unite them as a community working for better lives. A not-to-be-missed documentary for anyone touched by adoption.
  • Thursday 16 March 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.
    Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Thursday 16 March 2023
    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.
    Clayton Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Monday 20 March 2023
    Let's find out from Jeanette from Mountain Pilates which exercises we can do to strengthen our bodies, enhance our mobility and help us relax while at our desk, to help us stay strong and healthy.
  • Tuesday 21 March 2023
    Join us for an hour 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
  • Thursday 23 March 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.
    Wheelers Hill Library - Monash Public Library Service
  • Friday 24 March 2023
    Andrew Kwong was only seven when he witnessed his first execution. The grim scene left him sleepless, anxious and doubtful about his commitment as a revolutionary in Mao's New China. Yet he knew if he devoted himself to the Party and its Chairman he would be saved. That's what his teacher told him. Months later, it was his own father on trial. This time the sentence was banishment to a re-education camp, not death. It left the family tainted, despised, and with few means of survival during the terrible years of persecution and famine known as the Great Leap Forward. Even after his father returned, things remained desperate. Escape seemed the only solution, and it would be twelve-year-old Andrew who undertook the perilous journey first. This is the poignant, resonant story of a young boy's awakening – to survival, education, fulfilment, and eventually to a new life of freedom.
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