Events

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

 Colliding Borders EB

Exhibition: Colliding Borders: Multiple Senses of Belonging

In this multimedia exhibition artists explore the sociocultural diversity in identities on their journey to find a true sense of self as a 21st century global citizen. Free, no booking required.

Flemington, Niddrie & Sam Merrifield
Monday 17 September-Thursday 27 September

 The cot story EB

The Cot Story - Artist talk

A set of various works that tell a hauntingly deep story of a deaf woman who was attacked and her transformation over the last 16 years. Free, no booking required. Meet the artist, Chelle Destefano and enjoy some refreshments. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Thursday 20 September, 6pm-7pm

Book online or call 8325 1940

 Silent reading party EB

Reading Party

Gather with fellow readers and get away from all of life’s distractions in order to read, uninterrupted. Bring whatever book you’re currently reading, settle in to a comfy seat, and enjoy the companionship of other book lovers to help celebrate 2018 Reading Hour. Hot beverages will be provided. 18 years and over, BYO book. Free, bookings necessary.

Doutta Galla Hotel, Magnolia Room
Thursday 20 September, 6pm-7.30pm

Book online or call 8325 1975

 Scam Savvy

Cyber Safety

Ensure positive online experiences and protect your private information by becoming scam savvy. Free, bookings necessary.

Flemington
Friday 5 October, 10am-12pm

Book online or call 8325 1975 

 Michael Veitch EB

Michael Veitch - Hell Ship

In 1852 the Ticonderoga sailed into Melbourne from Liverpool having lost a quarter of its passengers and with many others suffering from typhus. Michael Veitch, comedian, broadcaster and author, will discuss this doomed voyage and its impact on early Melbourne and how he came to write a book about it. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Monday 8 October, 7pm-8pm

Book online or call 8325 1950

 The Journey EB

Mental Health Awareness Talk: The Journey

Mental health ambassador and ex-AFL footballer Lance Picioane is an advocate for raising awareness and reducing the stigma around mental health. His talk will include coping mechanisms, support networks, mindfulness and wellbeing conversations. In partnership with Love Me Love You. Free, bookings necessary.

Flemington
Tuesday 9 October, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Book online or call 8325 1975

 Early Aerodromes EB

Early aerodromes of Melbourne

Aviation has played a pivotal role in the history of Moonee Valley. Roger Meyer from the Civil Aviation Authority presents an illustrated talk on the history of aerodromes around Melbourne featuring the Essendon Airport. Free, bookings necessary.

Niddrie
Tuesday 9 October, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Book online or call 8325 1925

 Natalie Moore EB

Bemoore

Join Natalie Moore in a wellness workshop for World Mental Health Day and learn how to invest more time into your health and well being. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Wednesday 10 October, 2.30pm-4pm

Book online or call 8325 1940

 Super brain train EB

Super Brain Train

Super Brain Train is a dementia awareness workshop. Presented by Maggie Flanagan, a counsellor and wellness coach with 18 years’ experience in conducting community health education courses. This session will focus on daily holistic dementia prevention tips. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Friday 12 October, 2pm-4pm

Book online or call 8325 1940

 Improve your photos

Improve your photos

Discover three basic steps to enhance your photographic skills. BYO camera. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Tuesday 16 October, 2pm-3.30pm

Book online or call 8325 1940

 Sustainable home decorating EB

Sustainable home decorating

Interior decorator Teresa Day will show you how to 'future furnish' your space with authentic, handcrafted and sustainable new and pre-loved pieces. Free, bookings necessary. 

Sam Merrifield
Monday 15 October, 7pm-8.30pm

To book, please visit: bit.ly/mvsustain

 Discover the history of your home EB

Trace the history of your home

Curious about the history of your house? Participants in this workshop will be shown print and online resources to aid in researching the history of their home and street. Free, bookings necessary.

Flemington 
Tuesday 16 October, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Book online or call 8325 1975

 Aged care fees EB

Aged care frees

Gain insight into aged care fees with an expert from the Department of Human Services. Topics covered include home care and aged care, fees and charges options for your former home and pension issues. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Thursday 18 October, 2pm-3.30pm

Book online or call 8325 1940

 Finding joy in reading and learning EB

Finding joy in reading and learning

Join us for the screening of ‘The Taranganba Way of Reading’. Hear how innovative teachers at a regional Queensland school developed strategies to build their students’ love of reading. After the screening, join in a ‘Q&A’. Free, bookings necessary.

Presented in partnership with Australian Learning Lecture and State Library Victoria. 

Avondale Heights
Thursday 18 October, 6pm-7pm

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.

Flemington
Friday 19 October, 2pm-3pm

Book online or call 8325 1975

 50 birthday party

Niddrie Library turns 50: Cake cutting ceremony

Celebrate the 50th birthday of Niddrie library at a special cake cutting ceremony. Free, no booking required.

Niddrie
Friday 19 October, 4pm-4.30pm

 Christian White EB

The Nowhere Child

Christian White talks about his just published thriller about a lost child, religious cults and small town society. This novel was originally the winner of the 2017 Victorian Premiers literary award for an unpublished manuscript. Christian’s writing has been compared to Stephen King and Gillian Flynn. This talk is run in partnership with Collins Booksellers in Moonee Ponds. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Wednesday 24 October, 7pm-8pm

Book online or call 8325 1950

 Sustainable Xmas table

Sustainable Christmas Table

Wow your guests with an ethical celebration as co-founder of Sustainable Table, Cassie Duncan, covers everything from ethical menus, to unconventional trees, and avoiding waste. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Monday 5 November, 12.30pm-2.30pm

To book, please visit: bit.ly/mvsustain

 Kokedama EB

Kokedama workshop

Kokedama; the Japanese art of binding plants into mini hanging works of art. Learn how to make your own kokedama with Emma Grace in this fun workshop. A non-refundable fee of $10.00 can be paid online or in cash at any branch at the time of booking.

Niddrie
Saturday 10 November, 10.30am-12.30pm

Book online or call 8325 1925

 Bracelets workshop

Upcycled bracelets

As part of National Recycling Week, make a cool, creative bracelet from old magazines. All ages. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Saturday 10 November, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Book online or call 8325 1940

 Merrifields of MP

Researching the Merrifields

Virginia Noonan, author of From Devon to Australia: a 19th Century narrative through the unpublished letters of the Merrifield family, will speak about her research into this fascinating family history. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Tuesday 13 November, 7pm-8pm

Book online or call 8325 1950

 Writing for publication EB

Writing for publication: an author’s experience

Local author, Lorna Ramirez, has written and published works in various genres, including memoir and romance fiction. As part of National Novel Writing Month, come and hear her talk on writing and publishing. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Saturday 17 November, 2pm-3pm

Book online or call 8325 1940

 Family history online EB

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 21 November, 1pm-3pm

Book online or call 8325 1940

 Sustainable Christmas 2019 EB

New books for the New Year

Get the ‘low down’ on what’s hot as Kate from Collins Bookseller and Jennie from Sam Merrifield Library discuss new releases for Christmas and the coming year. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Wednesday 28 November, 7pm-8pm

Book online or call 8325 1950

 

 

Last updated: Monday, 17 September 2018, 11:51 PM