Events

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

Page turners

Page Turners: adult reading challenge

Six challenges. Twelve weeks. Thousands of pages turned. Expand your reading habits and read outside your comfort zone this summer with Moonee Valley Libraries adult reading challenge. During this 12 week challenge you will be encouraged to read your way through a diverse range of genres and authors from the library’s collection. Register yourself at any of our five branches to go into the draw to win a $100 book voucher. At the conclusion of the challenge join other participants at a get-together to share your favourite summer reads.

Challenge information
Reading record and suggestions

All library branches
1 December-28 February

Page Turners party

Participants of the adult summer reading challenge are invited to come along and meet fellow bookworms and share their favourite summer reads.  Free, bookings necessary.

Doutta Galla Hotel, Flemington
Monday 4 March
6.30pm-7.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1975

 Women sitting in lotus position.

Yoga at the Library

Want to try yoga? Come and join us for a 10-week yoga program. This class is suitable for all fitness levels and you need no prior experience. Please wear appropriate clothing for exercise when attending. Mats are supplied or you can bring your own. Places are limited, so if you would like to book all 10 sessions to secure your place, staff can assist you.

There is a non-refundable fee of $11.20 or $7.15 concession. If you are a concession card holder, please contact the library to get the discount. Bookings are necessary.

Avondale Heights
Begins Thursday 10 January, 11am-11.45am

Book online or call 8325 1940

Flemington
Begins Wednesday 9 January, 7pm-7.45pm

Book online or call 8325 1975

Sam Merrifield
Begins Tuesday 8 January, 7.45pm-8.30pm

Book online or call 8325 1950

 Bush exhibition

Exhibition: The magic of the Australian bush

Discover the enchanting world of Australian flora and fauna painted by Joanna Bish. These works in watercolour and aquarelle pencil depict the magical and whimsical world of the Australian bush. Free, no bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
January-February 

 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

Book online or call 8325 1925

 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

Book online or call 8325 1975

 Mum and bub doing yoga

Parents and bubs yoga at the library

Come and join us for a 10-week yoga program specifically for parents with babies. This class is suitable for all fitness levels and you need no prior experience. Please wear appropriate clothing for exercise when attending. Mats are supplied or you can bring your own. Places are limited, so if you would like to book all 10 sessions to secure your place, staff can assist you.

There is a non-refundable fee of $11.20 or $7.15 concession. If you are a concession card holder, please contact the library to get the discount. Bookings are necessary.

Ascot Vale
Friday 1 February, 9am-9.45am

Book online or call 8325 1990

 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

Book online or call 8325 1975

 Painting of woman's mouth with English and Spanish voice captions.

Spanish Beginner Classes

Learn basic Spanish and be introduced to the art, music and culture of Spain and Latin America. Classes run over 8 weeks, are facilitated by a professional tutor and costs a non-refundable fee of $120 ($100 concession). Fees can be paid online or at any branch at the time of booking. Either Wednesday or Thursday classes are available. This program is aimed at adult learners.

Sam Merrifield
Wednesdays, 6.30pm-8.30pm:
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27

Book online or call 8325 1950

Thursdays, 6.00pm-8.00pm:
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28

Book online or call 8325 1950

 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

Book online or call 8325 1940

 Ross McMullin

Ross McMullin - Pompey Elliott at war: in his own words

Using Pompey Elliot’s letters and diaries award-winning biographer Ross McMullin portrays the frank, forthright and controversial Australian General who led triumphs at Villers- Bretonneux and Polygon Wood. Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Tuesday 12 February, 6pm-7.30pm

Book online or call 8325 1950

 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: Saturday, 12 January 2019, 9:54 AM