Events

Moonee Valley Libraries have many special events throughout the year, including author talks, information sessions, films and workshops.

 Leigh Hobbs

Leigh Hobbs – picture book exhibition

Works from Leigh Hobbs, bestselling author of more than 20 books, including the iconic Old Tom, Mr Chicken and Horrible
Harriet
. Hobb’s is the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2016-2017.

Avondale Heights
21 August – 9 October

 
Spring Carnival Fashion 

Spring Carnival fashion with Stacey Taras

 
Spring Racing Carnival is upon us! Stacey Taras, well known Melbourne stylist and fashion blogger, chats about style tips. Learn to create your own spring racing fashion. Free, bookings necessary.
 
Sam Merrifield
Tuesday 3 October 6.30pm-7.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1950
 
Les Twentyman 

Les Twentyman – The mouth that roared

One of Australia’s best known youth workers and advocates for disadvantaged young people talks about his new memoir "The mouth that roared".

Presented by Collins Booksellers, Moonee Ponds in proud partnership with Moonee Valley Libraries. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Wednesday 11 October 6.30pm-7.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1950

 

 Happy homes = Happy Families

Happy homes = happy families

Why waste valuable time looking for things, robbing you of precious time with family, friends, and children? Why add to your stress and expenses? Join Eco-Organiser Tanya Lewis to discover how to save time, space, money and help reduce your carbon footprint. Free, bookings necessary.

Niddrie
Tuesday 17 October, 6pm-8pm
Book online or call 8325 1925

 
Improve your photos 

Improve your photos

 
Discover three basic steps to enhance your photographic skills. BYO camera of any sort. Free, bookings necessary.
 
Avondale Heights
Tuesday 17 October, 2pm-3.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1940
 
Star Wars 

Star Wars: celebrating 40 years

 
Members of the leading Star Wars Clubs in Victoria will come dressed as their favourite characters and relive how they fell in love with George Lucas’ creation. Join us for this special celebration. May the force be with you! Free, bookings necessary.
 
Sam Merrifield
Wednesday 18 October, 7pm-8pm
Book online or call 8325 1950
Shaping your story 

Shaping your story: memoir writing with Lyndel Caffrey

 
How do you shape the story of a life? What story do you have to tell? Memoirist Lyndel Caffrey’s one day workshop, shows you how. For beginners and those working on a first draft. Participants can submit either a synopsis of their project or a 500-800 word draft to librarian@mvcc.vic.gov.au after booking. Bookings and submissions close Saturday 7 October. This program is devised for adult learners. A non-refundable fee of $10 can be paid online or in cash at any branch at the time of the booking.
 
Avondale Heights
Saturday 21 October, 10am-3pm
(includes 1 hour break for non-catered lunch) 
Book online or call 8325 1940 
Lorna Ramirez 

Lorna Ramirez – Book launch

 
Moments of love, of lust and of ecstasy, written and launched by local author Lorna Ramirez. This work is a must read for those who love romance, intrigue and human drama. Free, bookings necessary.
 
Avondale Heights
Saturday 28 October, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1940
 
National Novel Writing Month 

NaNoWriMo

 
Celebrate National Novel Writing Month, November 1-30, with a pop-up workshop to get you inspired. This workshop will show you some tools and tips. Participants must have a basic level understanding of computers - including email and internet. Free, bookings necessary.
 
Avondale Heights
Monday 30 October, 6pm-7pm
Book online or call 8325 1940
 
Michael Smith 

Michael Smith – Voyage of the Southern Sun

 
Adventurer Michael Smith retraces Qantas, Imperial and Pan Am flying boat routes between Sydney, Southampton and New York in the 1930s. Voyage of the Southern Sun describes this remarkable global odyssey. Presented by Collins Booksellers Moonee Ponds in proud partnership with Moonee Valley Libraries. Free, bookings necessary.
 
Sam Merrifield
Monday 13 November, 7pm-8pm 
Book online or call 8325 1950
 
Melbourne Cup Vintage Fashion 

Melbourne Cup fashion history

 
Collector and vintage costume expert Ann Dixon from Bygone Days will talk about the history of clothing and fashion at the Melbourne Cup with an emphasis on hats. Examples from her extensive collection will be on display. Free, bookings necessary.
 
Ascot Vale
Tuesday 14 November, 6.30pm-7.30pm 
Book online or call 8325 1990
 
Teas from around the world 

Tea from around the world

 
Taste tea from around the world with Sarah Cowell from Teasense. She will demonstrate how to brew teas from different countries and talk about the background of each tea. Free, bookings necessary.
 
Niddrie
Thursday 16 November, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1925
 
French Cultural Evening 

French cultural evening

 
Experience French traditions and customs at this cultural evening. Host Alex Parise will outline the French way of life before entertaining us with the Ghironda (hurdy-gurdy), a traditional instrument played by troubadours, baroque ensembles and modern folk revivalists. French sweets and savouries will be provided. Free, bookings necessary.
 
Flemington
Tuesday 21 November, 6.30pm-8pm 
Book online or 8325 1975
 
Accommodation in retirement 

Accommodation options in retirement

 
This information session will cover reverse mortgages, downsizing, lifestyle accommodation, retirement villages, home care and an introduction to aged care. Free, bookings necessary.
 
Sam Merrifield
Friday 24 November, 1.30pm-3pm
Book online or 8325 1950
 
Craft Connect: Christmas 

Craft Connect: Christmas

 
Come along and participate in our Christmas craft event. You will be taken through the activity step-by-step by members of the Australian Sewing Guild, Essendon Essentials. All ages welcome. Free, bookings necessary.
 
Avondale Heights
Monday 27 November, 1pm-3pm 
Book online or call 8325 1940
 
Christmas Origami 

Christmas origami

 
Learn to fold Christmas origami from candy canes to Christmas trees. Techniques will be demonstrated by the experts from Paperlab and all materials are provided. Free, bookings necessary.
 
Sam Merrifield
Tuesday 5 December, 1pm-3pm
Book online or call 8325 1950
 
Last updated: Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 8:32 AM