For a full list of our events and programs, visit the Valley View website and change the display from all events to Libraries.

Headphones with cord attached to books
Walking talking books

Join us for a leisurely walk in Queens Park as we listen to an engaging audio book. Tea or coffee and a chat will follow. Free, bookings necessary.

Meet at Sam Merrifield
Thursday, 19 September, 10am–12pm
Thursday, 17 October, 10am–12pm
Thursday, 21 November, 10am–12pm
Book online or call 9243 1950
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Reading Party: Australian Reading Hour and Page Turners
Make a date with a book and join us at our Reading Party to celebrate Australian Reading Hour and the conclusion of our Page Turners Winter Reading Challenge. Bring a book and curl up for an hour of blissful reading at the Magnolia Room, Doutta Galla Hotel in Flemington. Then stay and chat to fellow book lovers and share reading ideas. Hot beverages will be supplied. Free, bookings necessary.

Doutta Galla Hotel
Thursday, 19 September, 6pm–7.30pm
Book online or call 9243 1900
Poetry slam
Australian Poetry Slam heat

The search is on for Australia’s 2019 poetry slam champion. Open to anyone to perform two minutes of original work in front of a supportive audience. Speak, scream, howl, whisper or even sing your poem, story, lyrics or monologues in this live event where the audience is the judge. Two finalists from each state will receive prizes and a spot in the national final in October to perform at the Sydney Opera House. This event is aimed at a mature audience. Free, bookings necessary.

To perform at this event, you are required to register on the night.

The Clocktower Centre
Thursday, 26 September, 7pm–9pm
(Registration: 6.30pm)
Book online or call 9243 1975
Elvira book launch
Book launch: Elvira

Launched by local author Lorna Ramirez, this book tells the turbulent story of a Filipino woman’s journey to Australia and starting a new life. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Saturday, 5 October, 2pm–4pm
Book online or call 9243 1940
Wills and Probate
Wills and Probate

What is a Will? What is Probate? What happens if I die without having made a Will? What are the ‘Rules of Intestacy’? Can I challenge a Will? These and others questions are addressed in this session run by Moonee Valley Legal Service. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Monday 7 October, 2pm–3pm
Book online or call 9243 1950
Spring, meditation

Spring wellness: Meditation

Come along to a meditation workshop with Nadia Viglianti, the principal teacher at Yoga Freedom and Meditation. She will outline tools that may help with taking the stress out of everyday life. Free, bookings necessary.

Ascot Vale
Tuesday, 8 October, 6.30pm–8pm
Book online or call 9243 1990

Italian classes

Italian for beginners

Discover the wonders of Italian. Run by a professional tutor, these two hour classes occur over eight weeks. These classes are aimed at adult learners. A non-refundable fee of $100 concession and $120 full fee for eight classes can be paid online or in cash at any branch at the time of the booking. Bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Saturdays, 10.30am–12.30pm
October 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Book online or call 9243 1940

Coffee beans, cup, cops
Coffee with a cop

Join us for a coffee and a chat with local council officers and Victoria Police representatives. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know other members of the community. Free, bookings necessary.

Tuesday, 15 October, 11am–1pm
Book online or call 9243 1975
Paint, brush, watercolour classes
Watercolour classes

Artist and tutor Patricia Goldby will teach still-life watercolour classes running over six weeks, enabling you to learn new artistic skills and meet new friends. Enjoy learning in a fun, nonjudgmental environment where no experience is necessary. A non-refundable fee of $120 can be paid online or in cash at any branch at the time of booking. Bookings necessary.

Weekly on Wednesdays, 6pm–8pm
October 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20
Book online or call 9243 1975
Neo, magician
Neo Classical Conjuring

Be bedazzled by the skills of master magician Elio Simonetti as he delivers an inventive show with zest! This show is strictly for people over 18. Free, bookings necessary.

Friday, 18 October, 6.30pm–7.30pm
Book online or call 9243 1925
Diwali festival
Diwali festival – Bollywood workshop

Celebrate Diwali with Bindaas Bollywood. With diverse performers, teachers, choreographers and musicians, Bindaas puts on an unforgettable show filled with fun activities for all. Immerse yourself in this celebration; dance, dress up and taste the culture. Light refreshments available. All ages event. Presented in partnership with Active You. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Monday, 28 October, 6.30pm–8pm
Book online or call 9243 1940
Cally Berryman
Cally Berryman - The Accidental Gambler

Addiction counsellor, Dr. Cally Berryman’s new novel explores the dark world of female problem gambling. It describes how women often use gambling to deal with grief, trauma and unresolved issues. Cally will talk about her book and wider issues of problem gambling. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Wednesday, 30 October, 7pm–8pm
Book online or call 9243 1950
Morning tea
Neighbourhood morning tea

Enjoy morning tea and connect with others in the Moonee Valley community. Everyone is welcome. We would love to hear your tales about Moonee Valley, your life or even what you like to read. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Tuesday, 19 November, 10am–11.30am
Book online or call 9243 1950
Terrarium workshop
Terrarium workshop

This hands-on workshop will make a green-thumb out of anyone! Start with the basics of plant care and selection, then move to construct mini worlds within an up-cycled glass vessel. A non-refundable fee of $15 can be paid online or in cash at any branch at the time of booking. Bookings necessary.

Saturday, 23 November, 10am–11.30am
Book online or call 9243 1925
Christmas crackers
Handcrafted Christmas crackers

Surprise family and friends this festive season and learn to create handcrafted bespoke Christmas crackers. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Monday, 25 November, 2pm–3.30pm
Book online or call 9243 1950
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Cultural conversations

Love listening to people’s stories? Interested in a cross-cultural chat? Come along to our cultural conversations morning tea and share stories, food and fun with others. This session will focus on Spring traditions. This event is aimed at adults. Free, no bookings required.

Sam Merrifield
Thursday, 28 November, 10.30am–11.30am
Susan Lowe
Exhibition: Habitat by Susan Lowe

Habitats are indicative of a particular time and place. In this series, Susan Lowe presents paintings that reference places to live or dwell in. The use of colour recalls children’s building blocks and our innate urge to create and build. Free, no bookings required.

Monday, 19 August–Monday, 16 December
Pilates  Pilates in the library

Increase your body control and strength while relaxing your mind in our new mat Pilates classes. $11 full fee or $8 concession per session. Bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifeld
Tuesdays, 7.45pm–8.45pm.

Book online or call 9243 1950

Last updated: Friday, 13 September 2019, 4:13 AM