Events

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


 

 

Hush Treasure Book exhibition

Featuring original illustrations and 3D artwork, The Hush Treasure Book is a wonderful collection of stories, poems and artwork by some of Australia’s most loved children’s book creators. It was specially commissioned by the Hush Foundation and is used in the Royal Children’s Hospital and hospitals worldwide.

Avondale Heights
23 May - 16 July

 
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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Knittin mittens 

Knittin’ Mittens

Come along and learn how to knit mittens with Donna de Gille. The finished mittens will be donated to KOGO to be given
to people experiencing hardship. All level knitters, from beginner to experienced, are welcome. Knitting supplies will be provided. This 7 week program is aimed at adults. Free, no bookings required.

Avondale Heights
Commencing Monday 5 June, 1pm-3pm
June 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17 24

 
The Easy Way Out 

Steven Amsterdam - The Easy Way Out

Palliative care nurse, Steven Amsterdam’s new novel speculates on the implications of legalised voluntary euthanasia. Steven won The Age Book of the Year for his debut novel, Things We Didn’t See Coming. Join us as he discusses his provocative new book. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Tuesday 13 June, 7pm-8pm
Book online or call 8325 1950

 
Italian Intermediate 

Italian – intermediate

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

Niddrie
Commencing Thursday 22 June, 6pm-8pm
July 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24
September 7
Book online or call 8325 1925 

 
Cocoa to chocolate 

Cocoa to chocolate: an evening for chocolate connoisseurs

An evening for chocolate connoisseurs. Sample 20 varieties of chocolate, learn the art of chocolate tasting and discover the story of “cocoa to chocolate”. This program is aimed at adult learners. A non-refundable fee of $10 can be paid online or in cash at any branch at the time of booking.

Flemington
Tuesday 27 June, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1975 

 

Three sides of the coin 

Three Sides of the Coin: gambling awareness

Gambling is a public health issue. Come see a live performance by people who have been harmed by gambling and understand the impact it has on our community. Followed by Q&A with the audience. Free, bookings necessary.

Flemington
Wednesday 12 July, 2pm-3pm
Book online or call 8325 1975 

 

We are Essendon 

Rick Edwards - We are Essendon

Danielle Croci from The Footy Gospel Podcast, will chat with author Rick Edwards. Edward’s new book, We are Essendon, highlights how the Essendon supplements saga tested the loyalty of the club’s most passionate supporters. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Thursday 13 July, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1940 

 

Jane Austen - meet Elizabeth Bennet 

Celebrating Jane Austen: meet Elizabeth Bennet

You are invited to help us commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Actor Lise Rogers recreates Jane’s most famous creation, Elizabeth Bennet, in this performance based on Jane’s letters and excerpts from Pride and Prejudice. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Monday 17 July, 7pm-8pm
Book online or call 8325 1950 

 

What's it Worth 

What’s it worth?

Do you have a family heirloom? Have you ever wondered what it’s worth? Have your old treasures valued by a professional with over 30 years experience. No watches, gold or jewellery. A non-refundable fee of $5 per item (maximum of 2 items per person) can be paid online or in cash at any branch at the time of the booking.

Sam Merrifield
Saturday 22 July, 10am-12pm
Book online or call 8325 1950

 

Jane Austen - talk and trivia 

Celebrating Jane Austen: talk and trivia evening

Clara Tuite, Associate Professor of English at Melbourne University, will reveal myths and truths about Jane Austen. The evening includes an Austen quiz with prizes! Free, bookings necessary.

Flemington
Tuesday 25 July, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1975 

 

Estate planning 

Estate planning

An information session on estate planning for older Australians.Topics covered include; intestacy and wills, guardianship and enduring power of attorney and the role of insurance. The session will be run by the Department of Human Services. Free, bookings necessary.

Niddrie
Thursday 27 July, 2pm-3.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1925

 
Winter Warmers 

Craft Connect: winter warmers

Come along and participate in our Winter craft event. Members of the Australian Sewing Guild, Essendon Essentials will show you how. All ages welcome. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Monday 31 July, 1pm-3pm
Book online or call 8325 1940

 
 

Awegust for Awetism – paintings by Patrick Francis

Award winning local artist Patrick Francis exhibits new works: Awegust for Awetism. Find out more about Patrick’s art at
http://patrick-francis.weebly.com

Avondale Heights and Flemington
August

 
Age pension 

Age pension and your choices

An information session on financial support for older Australians. Topics covered include; Age Pension, the Concession Card, retirement planning and income support. The session will be run by the Department of Human Services. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Monday 7 August, 3.30pm-5pm
Book online or call 8325 1940

 
Hislam 

Susan Carland - Fighting Hislam: Women, Faith and Sexism

Dr Susan Carland has been listed as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World. She is the co-creator and presenter of the ground-breaking television show, Salam Café. Her new book looks at how Muslim women define themselves in the face of sexism and Islamophobia. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Monday 14 August, 7pm-8pm
Book online or call 8325 1950

 
Silent reading party 

Silent Reading Party

It’s a party and you’re invited – but there’s no talking and everyone has a book. A Silent Reading Party is a chance to gather with other readers and get away from life’s distractions in order to read, uninterrupted. Bring whatever book you’re currently reading, settle in to a comfy seat, enjoy the companionship of other book lovers and help celebrate 2017 Reading Hour. Hot beverages will be supplied. Free, bookings necessary.

Meet at the Magnolia Room, Doutta Galla Hotel
339 Racecourse Rd in Flemington.
Tuesday 15 August, 6pm-7.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1975 

 

 

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

 
Spanish intermediate 

Spanish – intermediate

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

Sam Merrifield
Commencing Monday 28 August, 6.30pm-8.30pm
September 4, 11, 18
October 9, 16, 23, 30
Book online or call 8325 1950

 

Family history online 

Family history online

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

Avondale Heights
Wednesday 30 August, 1pm-3pm
Book online or call 8325 1940

Niddrie
Monday 24 July, 10am-11.30am
Book online or call 8325 1925

 

 

Writing children’s picture books

Picture books appeal to all ages and range from simple to complex. To write a picture book you need to consider the format, language, theme, action, dialogue, plotline and characters. This 4 session workshop will help guide you through the process. This program is aimed at adult learners. A non-refundable fee of $40 can be paid online or in cash at any branch at the time of booking.

Sam Merrifield
Commencing Tuesday 5 September, 6.30pm-8.30pm
September 12, 19
October 10
Book online or call 8325 1950 

 

French for beginners 

French – beginners

Learn basic French and be introduced to French culture. Taught by a professional tutor, these 2 hour classes run over 8 sessions. This program is aimed at adult learners. A non-refundable fee of $80 can be paid online or in cash at any branch at the time of the booking.

Flemington
Commencing Monday 11 September, 6.30pm-8.30pm
September 18
October 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20
Book online or call 8325 1975 

Last updated: Thursday, 25 May 2017, 7:04 AM