Events

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

 Biggest morning tea

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Be part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. This nationwide 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. Supported by Keilor East Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank. Free event, but a gold coin donation is appreciated. For catering purposes please book by Tuesday 22 May.

Avondale Heights
Thursday 24 May, 10.30am-11.30am

Book online or call 8325 1940

 International Women’s Day: celebrating women everywhere!

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 May, 1pm-3pm

Book online or call 8325 1940

 International Women’s Day: celebrating women everywhere!

Flemington Community Fun Day

Help Flemington Library celebrate fifty years of providing services to the community. Join us for a community fun day with activities including a jumping castle, face painting, youth and adult workshops, a sausage sizzle, a petting zoo and much more. Free, no bookings required. 

Flemington Library carpark
Saturday 26 May, 10am-1pm

 Stories from the Suburbs

Memoir writing with Lyndel Caffrey

Join this one day workshop to learn how to shape the story of your life with advice from professional author Lyndel Caffrey. For personalised feedback during the session, participants can submit either a synopsis of their project or 500-800 word draft to librarian@mvcc.vic.gov.au.gov.au. Bookings and submissions close Saturday May 26.

Avondale Heights
Saturday 2 June, 10am-3pm

Book online or call 8325 1940

 Energy saving

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. 

Niddrie
Thursday 14 June, 2pm-3.30pm

Book online or call 8325 1925

 rug maker talk

Refugee week talk: The Rug Maker’s journey from Afghanistan to Australia

Najaf Mazari is the author of The Rug Maker of Mazar-E-Sharif and The Honey Thief. Listen as he recounts his life journey from a small Afghani village, to forced exile to escape the dangers of civil war, to being held in custody in an Australian detention centre ... and finally, to freedom. Free, bookings necessary.

Flemington
Tuesday 19 June, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Book online or call 8325 1975

 Merrifields of MP

The Merrifield’s of Moonee Ponds

Virginia Noonan will talk about the Merrifield family and her new book From Devon to Australia. A prominent member of this family is Samuel Merrifield, who served as Member for Essendon and Moonee Ponds and founded the Essendon Historical Society. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Tuesday 26 June, 7pm-8pm

Book online or call 8325 1950

 Scam Savvy

Scam savvy

Reduce your vulnerability by learning about common types of scams and how to avoid them at an interactive information session presented by Consumer Affairs Victoria. Free, bookings necessary.

Niddrie
Thursday 28 June, 1pm-3pm

Avondale Heights
Friday 20 July, 1pm-3pm

Sam Merrifield
Friday 24 August, 1pm-3pm

Book online or call 8325 1950

 Bubbles and books

Bubbles and books

Celebrate the 50th Birthday of Sam Merrifield Library with an evening of bubbles and books, a selection of sparkling wine paired with the perfect book. This event is 18+ only. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield

Friday 6 July, 6pm-7.30pm

Book online or call 8325 1950

 Flag raising

NAIDOC Week: flag raising ceremony

Join our annual flag raising ceremony. This family friendly event will include a Welcome to Country by a Wurundjeri Elder with food and activities for the whole family. Free, no bookings required.

Avondale Heights
Wednesday 11 July, 10.30am-12pm

 Basket weaving

NAIDOC Week: Aboriginal basket weaving

Create your own basket using traditional Aboriginal weaving techniques, as demonstrated by Donna Blackhall, from the Yorta Yorta nation. This activity celebrates NAIDOC Week. All ages welcome. Free, bookings necessary.

Ascot Vale
Wednesday 11 July, 6pm-8pm

Book online or call 8325 1990

 Cosplay

Cosplay: bringing fantasy to life

Bring your hero or inner character to life! Discuss how you can dress up, strike a pose and become one of your favourite characters with the help of the Melbourne Costume Group. Learn how to cosplay with the best of them. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Wednesday 11 July, 7pm-8pm

Book online or call 8325 1950

Last updated: Monday, 21 May 2018, 6:54 AM