Adult programs


Moonee Valley Libraries offer a range of classes. Whether you are an absolute beginner or looking to improve your skills, you're sure to find something that suits your needs.

There is no cost for technology classes. 

Bookings are required prior to attending classes and all classes can be booked via our Eventbrite page.

All classes delivered in the Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre public internet room are proudly supported by the Keilor East Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank.

Bendigo bank logo

Stories from the Suburbs

Stories from the Suburbs is a free community writing program organised by the Moonee Valley Memoirists and funded by Moonee Valley City Council.

Over twelve months, Sam Merrifield Library and Avondale Heights Library will host a series of writing workshops and mentoring sessions with Lyndel Caffrey, award winning writer, teacher, mentor and manuscript assessor. Lyndel's workshops will be supplemented by regular meetings of Moonee Valley Memoirists. As well as getting to know other writers and building their creative writings skills, participants will have the opportunity to submit their writing for a Memoir and Local History Anthology to be published and launched in June 2019.

This program is open to all. Please feel free to attend any one session or all of the sessions. We particularly encourage the many memoirists, life writers, local and family history writers who write about, live in and work in Moonee Valley.

Calendar of Events

Moonee Valley Memoirists

Writing Childhood
Thursday 4 October, 2018, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Avondale Heights Library

Writing Place
Saturday 20 October, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm
Avondale Heights Library

Character in Memoir
Tuesday 27 November, 2018, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Sam Merrifield Library

Writing for Publication
Saturday 2 February, 2019, 10:00am-3:00pm
Avondale Heights Library

Submit Anthology - Deadline
Saturday 26 February, 2019, 5:00pm

Launch of Anthology
Sunday, 23 June,2019, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Sam Merrifield Library


Tech Connect

Bring along your device, share knowledge and meet new friends. Tech Connect is a friendly informal group focusing on exploring technology, gaining a better understanding of devices and their features. Sessions will be facilitated by staff but are not repair workshops. Free, no bookings required.

Avondale Heights
Friday, 9.30am-11.30am
14 September
26 October
23 November

Thursday, 9.30am-11.30am
6 September
27 September
4 October
1 November
29 November


Tech Q&A

Struggling with your computer, smartphone or tablet? Need some help to find your way around a new technology or app? Come and chat with a library staff member for some one on one assistance. Book your 30 minutes now. Free, bookings necessary.

Ascot Vale 
Commencing fortnightly from Friday 14 September, 10am-12pm

Sam Merrifield
Commencing fortnightly from Wednesday 5 September, 2pm-4pm



Help with forms


Do you need help with forms? In partnership with Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Moonee Valley Libraries is offering a free program for people who need help with myGov, filling out forms or understanding bills or other documents. For legal documents please refer to Flemington & Kensington Community Legal Centre. Book your 30 minute session now. Free, bookings necessary.

Commencing weekly from Thursday 7 June, 1pm-3pm


Avondale Heights knitting group


Knitting group for beginners or advanced. Knit your own items or donate to charity. Bring your own supplies, share skills and ideas with others. This program is aimed at adult learners. Free, no bookings required.

Avondale Heights
Weekly on Monday, 1pm-3pm


Craft Connect


Craft Connect

Bring your own craft, share your skills and ideas with others and find inspiration for your next creative effort. This craft group is open to everyone interested in making and creating including knitters, felters, stitchers and more. This program is aimed at adult learners. Free, no bookings required.

Weekly on Wednesday, 11am-1pm

Sam Merrifield
Weekly on Tuesday, 1pm-3pm


English conversation classes


English Conversation

In partnership with Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre, the library offers free conversation classes. These weekly classes are a great way to practice your English and meet new people in a relaxed setting. All levels of English are welcome. This program is aimed at adult learners. Classes do not run during school holidays. Free, no bookings required.

Avondale Heights
Tuesday, 1pm-3pm

Thursday, 10am-12pm

Monday, 9.30am-11.30am

Sam Merrifield
Monday, 10am-12pm
Friday, 10am-12pm

Chinese book chat


Gather with other readers each month and share your reading experiences. Discussion will be in Mandarin. Free, no bookings required.

讨论是用普通话. 诚挚欢迎爱书

Flemington 图书馆
Friday 14 September, 10am-12pm
Friday 12 October, 10am-12pm
Friday 9 November, 10am-12pm


Community meals café


Eligible Home and Community Care residents can have delicious and nutritious three course meals while enjoying the company of others. This program is provided by the Community Strengthening Department. $7.75 per meal. For further information call 9243 8806 or 8325 1940.

Avondale Heights
Weekly on Friday, 12pm-1pm

Film screenings


Films in the Atrium

Come along to Avondale Heights and Flemington Libraries for free screenings of documentaries, international and art house films. Bookings can be made via our Eventbrite page.

All films shown at the Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre are shown using audio visual equipment proudly supported by Keilor East Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank.

Bendigo bank logo

Family History Group


Online Family History

Connect with other local people with an interest in genealogy and share stories, research tips and knowledge. The first hour concentrates on a set topic and the second hour is for open discussion, chat, research and skills sharing. Free, no bookings required.

Sam Merrifield
Weekly on Tuesday, 1pm-3pm


Legal services


Legal Advice

Need free legal advice? The Moonee Valley Legal Service can help with free advice and case work. A family violence lawyer is also available for confidential counselling. To make an appointment call 9376 7929

Avondale Heights
Weekly on Monday, 1.30pm-4.30pm

Fortnightly on Wednesday, 11.30am-12.30pm

Last updated: Friday, 9 November 2018, 4:37 AM