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


 

Writing the War exhibition 

Writing the War: personal stories from WWI

Touring exhibition

Historic Moonee Valley WWI material will be showcased alongside stories drawn from the rich archive of material in the State Library of Victoria’s collection. A selection of diaries, letters, artefacts, photographs, drawings, regalia and other visual material relating to the period 1914–1918 will tell the stories of seven featured Victorians in their own ‘voices’


The Writing the War exhibition is complemented by a full program of special WWI centenary events for all ages – children, young people and adults.


Avondale Heights
March 10 to April 30


Dave O'Neil 

Dave O’Neil - The Summer of ‘82

Dave has been in the comedy business for over 20 years. He has made appearances on ABC TV, been a radio broadcaster and a stand-up comedian. He has also written several books, including the recently published The Summer of ’82 which tells his story of a boy becoming a man in suburban Australia. Free, bookings necessary.


Sam Merrifield
Wednesday 15 March, 7pm-8pm
Book online or call 8325 1950

 
Rice paper rolls made easy 

Rice paper rolls made easy

Celebrate Cultural Diversity Week by learning how to make healthy and delicious rice paper rolls, full of fresh herbs, vermicelli and vegetables. Tastings will be available. Free, bookings necessary.


Sam Merrifield
Thursday 16 March, 2pm-4pm

Book online or call 8325 1950


Tracing your WWI Ancestors 

Tracing your World War I ancestors

Uncover the truth about the soldier in your family. Learn how the smallest piece of information is enough to begin your journey of discovery. Free, bookings necessary.


Niddrie
Thursday 16 March, 11am-12pm
Book online or call 8325 1925


Spanish intermediate 

Spanish - intermediate

Learn intermediate Spanish and be introduced to the art, music, geography and culture of Spain and Latin America. A basic knowledge of Spanish is required or completion of the previous beginners’ class. Run by a professional tutor, these 2 hour classes will run over 8 sessions. This program is aimed at adult learners. A non-refundable fee of $80 for 8 classes can be paid online or in cash at any branch at the time of booking.


Sam Merrifield
Commencing Monday 20 March,
6.30pm-8.30pm
March 27
April 3, 10, 24
May 1, 8, 15
Book online or call 8325 1950


Diversity within the Australian Imperial Force 

Diversity within the Australian Imperial Force

Historian Lenore Frost will look at the different migrant groups that helped make up the early Australian Imperial Force and their impact on society at home and abroad. Free, bookings necessary.


Flemington
Tuesday 21 March, 6.30pm-8pm
Book online or call 8325 1975


Uniting Cultures 

Uniting Cultures: poetry, food and song

Inspired by the exchange of sweets and tinned food between Turkish soldiers and ANZACs during World War I, this event celebrates cultures through poetry, food and song. Enjoy an evening of poetry readings, Turkish Anzac biscuits and music. Be part of Cultural Diversity Week. Free, bookings necessary.


Avondale Heights
Thursday 23 March, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1940


Essendon Rifles 

Essendon Rifles relaunch

Join local historian Judy Maddigan for the relaunch of her publication describing the history of the 58th Battalion, also known as the Essendon Rifles. Free, bookings necessary.


Niddrie
Thursday 30 March, 6pm-7pm
Book online or call 8325 1925


Research your family tree 

Research your family tree

Begin investigating your own family history with this introduction to the online resources Ancestry, Find My Past and Trove. Learn the skills and techniques needed to discover the details of your family’s past. Free, bookings necessary


Flemington
Wednesday 19 April, 6pm-7.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1975

 
Fair Dinkums 

Glenn McFarlane - The Fair Dinkums

The Fair Dinkums is about soldiers from Victoria who were sent to Gallipoli and the Western Front, including William Scurry from Ascot Vale. William’s ‘drip rifle’ was used as a subterfuge in the successful withdrawal of the AIF from Gallipoli. Glenn McFarlane will be speaking about this and other stories. Free, bookings necessary.


Sam Merrifield
Wednesday 19 April, 7pm-8pm
Book online or call 8325 1950


Green renting 

Green renting in Moonee Valley

When you’re one of Moonee Valley’s 16,000 local lessees with green-renter ambitions it’s easy to feel frustrated by the legal barriers preventing you from joining action on climate change and addressing bill stress. Meet leading experts offering great solutions for thermal and energy efficiency, the latest info on energy star appliances, water efficiency solutions, as well as the latest in tech, apps, and websites to help you to a stylish green upgrade. Free, bookings necessary.


Sam Merrifield
Saturday 22 April, 10am-12.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1952


Shaping your story 

Shaping your story - memoir writing with Lyndel Caffrey

How do you shape the story of a life? What is the story you have to tell? Life writer and memoirist Lyndel Caffrey’s one day workshop shows you how. For beginners and those who have partially completed a draft manuscript. Participants must submit either a synopsis of their project or a 500-800 word draft to librarian@mvcc.vic.gov.au once booked, for feedback during the workshop. Bookings and submissions close April 12.


This program is aimed at adults. A non-refundable fee of $10 can be paid online or in cash at any branch at the time of the booking.


Sam Merrifield
Wednesday 26 April, 10am-3pm (with 1 hour for lunch, not provided)
Book online or call 8325 1950


Italian for Beginners 

Italian - beginners

Interested in learning some basic Italian? Taught by a professional tutor, these 2 hour classes will run over 8 sessions. A non-refundable fee of $80 can be paid online or in cash at any branch at the time of the booking. This program is aimed at adult learners.


Niddrie
Commencing Thursday 27 April, 6pm-8pm
Book online or call 8325 1925

The Art of Ikebana 

The art of Ikebana

Ikebana is the art of Japanese flower arranging in which, it is said, nature and humanity are brought together. Come and watch Emerald create beautiful works of art and learn simple flower design techniques. Free, bookings necessary.


Sam Merrifield
Wednesday 10 May, 7pm-8pm
Book online or call 8325 1950


Family law and separation 

Family law and separation talk

Separated with young children? Presented by Moonee Valley Legal Service, this talk seeks to assist separated parents successfully co-parent after their relationship has ended for the benefit of their children. Topics covered include conflict resolution and communication. Free, bookings necessary.


Ascot Vale
Tuesday 16 May, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1990


Spanish for beginners 

Spanish - beginners

Learn beginners Spanish and be introduced to the art, music, geography and culture of Spain and Latin America. Run by a professional tutor, these 2 hour classes will run over 8 sessions. A non-refundable fee of $80 can be paid online or in cash at any branch at the time of booking. This program is aimed at adult learners.


Sam Merrifield
Commencing Monday 22 May, 6.30pm-8.30pm
May 29
June 5, 19, 26
July 17, 24, 31
Book online or call 8325 1950


Understand dementia 

Understand dementia

Do you want to better understand dementia? Alzheimer’s Australia presents information on signs and symptoms and the resources and support services available for a high quality of life with dementia. Free, bookings necessary.


Flemington
Tuesday 23 May, 6.30pm-7.30pm 
Book online or call 8325 1950


Australia's Biggest Morning Tea 

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

You’re invited to be part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. This national event, run in conjunction with the Cancer Council of Australia, supports cancer awareness and research. Join us and share tea, cake and a chat at this community get together. Free event but a gold coin donation is appreciated. For catering purposes please book by Tuesday 23rd May.


Avondale Heights
Thursday 25 May, 10.30am-11.30am
Book online or call 8325 1940


Graeme Simsion 

Graeme Simsion – The Best of Adam Sharp

The best-selling author of The Rosie Project will be talking about his new book, The Best of Adam Sharp. Graeme Simsion’s new comedy is a book about love, music and letting go of the past. Free, bookings necessary.


Sam Merrifield
Wednesday 31 May, 7pm-8pm
Book online or call 8325 1950


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