Events

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

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.

Sam Merrifield
Friday 24 August, 1pm-3pm

Book online or call 8325 1950

 MWF Han Yujoo EB

Han Yujoo – “The Impossible Fairytale" (Melbourne Writers Festival)

Presented as part of the 2018 Melbourne Writers Festival, Yujoo is at the forefront of new South Korean literature and will be discussing her new novel and the fine line between dreams and reality. Free, bookings necessary.

Flemington
Saturday 25 August, 6pm-7pm

Book online or call 8325 1975
 Family History online

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 29 August, 1pm-3pm

Book online or call 8325 1940
 MWF Michael Mohammed Ahmad EB

Michael Mohammed Ahmad - "The Lebs" (Melbourne Writers Festival)

Presented as part of the 2018 Melbourne Writers Festival, the author of the critically acclaimed ‘Tribe” talks about his new novel about race, religion, identity and growing up in Western Sydney. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Wednesday 29 August, 7pm-8pm

Book online or call 8325 1950
 Carly Findlay EB

Writing workshop with Carly Findlay

Writer, appearance activist and speaker Carly Findlay will share practical tips and personal advice about life-writing. Topics include: ways to find your writing voice; creating an authentic narrative; and honing, finessing, editing and pitching personal writing. Free, bookings necessary

Sam Merrifield
Tuesday 4 September, 7pm-8.15pm

Book online or call 8325 1950
 Separation EB

Separation: your rights

Separating from your partner and want to know your rights? Gary Sullivan, a solicitor from the Moonee Valley Legal Service will answer any questions during this session. Free, bookings necessary.

Niddrie
Thursday 6 September, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Book online or call 8325 1925
 Colliding Borders EB

Colliding Borders: Multiple Senses of Belonging - Opening Night

The Colliding Borders exhibition opens with live performances by artists Ellen YG Son, Yumemi Hiraki and Anna Dunnill.
Formally titled 'Identity wheel: Ongoing conversations on sociocultural diversity,' this multimedia exhibition has artists explore the sociocultural diversity in identities on their journey to find a true sense of self as a 21st century global citizen. Identities like nationality or ethnicity are instantly given or assigned to a person at birth. However identities form beyond these traditional definitions as individuals grow and develop a sense of belonging to multiple cultures and communities. The exhibition extends the new narratives of social, cultural and sexual diversity. Artist featured include Anna Dunnill, Marcela Gómez Escudero, Yumeni Hiraki, Youjia Lu, Ashley Perry, Ellen YG Son, Chaohui Xie and Kelly Yoon (curator). Free, bookings necessary

Sam Merrifield
Wednesday 12 September, 6.00pm-9.00pm

Book online or call 8325 1950

 Colliding Borders EB

Colliding Borders: Multiple Senses of Belonging - Artist Talk

Formally titled as 'Identity wheel: Ongoing conversations on sociocultural diversity,' this multimedia exhibition has artists explore the sociocultural diversity in identities on their journey to find a true sense of self as a 21st century global citizen. Identities like nationality or ethnicity are instantly given or assigned to a person at birth. However identities form beyond these traditional definitions as individuals grow and develop a sense of belonging to multiple cultures and communities. The exhibition extends the new narratives of social, cultural and sexual diversity.
Artists: Anna Dunnill, Marcela Gómez Escudero, Yumeni Hiraki, Youjia Lu, Ashley Perry, Ellen YG Son, Chaohui Xie and Kelly Yoon (curator)

The artist talk will discuss cultural, social, sexual and religious diversity and how to negotiate an Australian identity.

Sam Merrifield
Saturday 15 September, 1.30pm-3.00pm

Book online or call 8325 1950

 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

 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

 

 

Last updated: Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 1:26 AM