Events

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

 Book Club Trivia Night

Book Club Trivia Night

Do you fancy yourself as a literary know-it-all? Test your knowledge on reading, authors, film adaptations and more. Join a team or bring some friends and book your own table. Prizes will be awarded on the night.

Sam Merrifield
Thursday 15 November, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Book online or call 8325 1940

 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

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 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

 Gift Wrapping the Japanese Way

Gift wrapping the Japanese way

Learn Furoshiki (Japanese fabric wrapping) in time for Christmas and make a shopping bag without sewing. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Monday 3 December, 6pm-8.15pm

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 Waste free Christmas

Towards a waste free Christmas

Join one of Australia’s best known zero waste speakers, Erin Rhoads, as she lifts the lid on reducing waste during the holiday season. The talk covers practical tips on food and shopping, sustainable gift giving, wrapping and decorating. Free, bookings necessary.

Niddrie
Tuesday 4 December, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Book online or call 8325 1925

 Basket Weaving

Basket weaving workshop

Get crafty and learn how to weave your own original basket with an instructor from Basketmakers of Victoria. A non refundable $10 booking fee includes materials & tuition; bookings necessary.

Flemington
Saturday 8 December, 1pm-4pm

Book online or call 8325 1975

 Christmas Crackers

Christmas crackers

Surprise family and friends this festive season with a homemade Christmas cracker. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Monday 10 December, 2pm-3:30pm

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 Renting what you need to know

Renting: what you need to know

Gain insight into your rights and responsibilities as a renter. Topics covered will include; dealing with landlords, maintenance and ending your tenancy. Free, bookings necessary.

Niddrie
Tuesday 15 January, 6.30pm-7.30pm

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 Uncle Jim Berg

Uncle Jim Berg – Indigenous culture talk

Enrich your knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture with Uncle Jim Berg. Uncle Jim is an Indigenous Elder of the Gunditjmara people of South-West Victoria. He is a poet, storyteller, and long-time advocate of Indigenous rights and culture, and also helped establish the Koori Heritage Trust. Free, bookings necessary.

Flemington
Tuesday 29 January, 6.30pm-7.30pm

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 Elizabeth Kleinhenz the Life and Times of Germaine Greer

Elizabeth Kleinhenz - Germaine: the life of Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer is one of the most influential and controversial women in Australia. Elizabeth Kleinhenz will speak about Germaine’s life and work based on her research in The Germaine Greer Archive at Melbourne University and her interviews with Germaine’s colleagues and contemporaries. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Wednesday 6 February, 7pm-8pm

Book online or call 8325 1950

 Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year

Join in the excitement as we celebrate with a traditional lion dance, drums and fire crackers. Receive a red pocket or fortune cookie to usher in 2019 - the Year of the Pig. Free, booking necessary.

Flemington
Thursday 7 February, 7pm-8pm

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 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 the Moonee Valley Legal Service. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Tuesday 12 February, 2pm-3pm

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 Enza Gandolfo The Bridge

Enza Gandolfo - The Bridge

Enza Gandolfo will be discussing her book based on the collapse of the West Gate Bridge in 1970 when 35 workers were killed. A tragedy that still scars the city - The Bridge is a profoundly moving novel that examines class, guilt, and moral culpability. Yet it shows that even the most harrowing of situations can give way to forgiveness and redemption. Ultimately, it is a testament to survival and the resilience of the human spirit. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Thursday 14 February,6pm-7pm

Book online or call 8325 1950

 

 

Last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 11:15 PM