Events

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

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
 
Kaz Cooke 

Kaz Cooke - An audience with Ada Delroy


Join us for this intimate event as bestselling author-turned-history-detective Kaz Cooke reveals how she conjured up the amazing life of Ada Delroy, comedian and dancer. Ada and her troupe traveled the world with spectacular performances that made her a household name in Australia and New Zealand more than 100 years ago. This richly imagined memoir sports a fabulous cast of characters from our history, from Helena Rubinstein to Harry Houdini -- and Kaz will share with you some of the rare photos of real vaudevillians she discovered during her research. 


Ada gives a voice to a gloriously entertaining heroine with a fighter’s instinct for survival and a penchant for high drama, one who uses all her wit and stage tricks of concealing and revealing to tell us her story. Step into an era when a woman had so few choices that living big – or living at all – called for dash, daring, and a heart-breaking sacrifice. Kaz will be signing copies of her books at this event. 

Sam Merrifield
Wednesday 29 November, 7pm-8pm
Book online or call 8325 1950

 

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
 
 French Intermediate

French – intermediate

Interested in learning intermediate French? A basic knowledge of French 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 for 8 classes can be paid online or in cash at any branch at the time of the booking.

Niddrie
Commencing Thursday 1 February 2018, 6pm-8pm
February 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22
Book online or call 8325 1925

 The Woman Who Fooled the World

The Woman Who Fooled the World: Belle Gibson’s Cancer Con

In 2015 multi-award winning journalists Beau Donelly and Nick Toscano revealed the Belle Gibson hoax. Nick talks about their new book which tracks the rise and fall of Gibson and the implications of the fraud. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Monday 12 February, 7pm-8pm
Book online or call 8325 1950

 Understanding superannuation

Understanding superannuation


Gain insight into superannuation with an expert from the Department of Human Services. Topics covered include: super myths, contributions, accumulations, tax, social security and retirement. Free, bookings necessary.

Niddrie
Tuesday 20 February, 6.30pm-7.45pm
Book online or call 8325 1925
 Reduce your energy bills

Reduce your energy bills


Victorian Energy Compare presents a workshop to help consumers compare electricity, gas and solar offers from all energy retailers. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Friday 23 February, 2pm-3.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1940

Sam Merrifield
Friday 23 March, 2pm-3.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1950
 CryptoParty

CryptoParty

Concerned about online surveillance? Want to protect your privacy? Bring your phone or laptop and learn about tools that can help you deter digital snoops. Refreshments provided. Free, bookings necessary. 

Sam Merrifield 
Wednesday 28 February, 6.30pm-8.30pm
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 28 February, 1pm-3pm
Book online or call 8325 1940
 International Women’s Day: celebrating women everywhere!

International Women’s Day: celebrating women everywhere!


Celebrate International Women’s Day with writer, comedian, author and social commentator Catherine Deveny. Well known for her work as a columnist with The Age newspaper, Catherine is a regular performer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Thursday 8 March, 11am-12.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1950
Last updated: Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 5:27 AM