Events & Programs

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CHILDREN'S EVENTS

 

Baby Time 2014

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Meet other carers in your local area and enjoy stories and rhymes with your baby. Baby Time is for babies aged 12 months and under.

Clayton Tuesday at 2.00pm
Glen Waverley Wednesday at 2.00pm
Mount Waverley Thursday at 2.00pm
Oakleigh Monday at 2.00pm
Wheelers Hill Tuesday at 2.00pm

Sessions run for 20 minutes.
No bookings necessary.

 

Baby Time songs list and download

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Toddler Time 2014

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Bring your little ones (1-3 years) to a storytime that will delight them each week.
Sessions run for 45 minutes.

Clayton Friday 10.30am
Glen Waverley Tuesday 10.30am
Mount Waverley Wednesday 10.30am
MulgraveFor all children up to 5 years.
2014 From 7 Jan 2014 on Tuesdays only at 2.00pm.
Oakleigh Thursday 10.30 am
Wheelers Hill Wednesday 10.30 am
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Preschool Storytime 2014

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For 3-5 year olds. Designed to foster a love of reading and books.
Sessions run for 45 minutes.

Clayton Monday 10.30 am
Glen Waverley Thursday 10.30 am
Note: AUSLAN Storytime for hearing-impaired and all children is every third Tuesday of the month at Glen Waverley.
Mount Waverley Tuesday 10.30 am
Mulgrave Tuesdays from 7 Jan 2014 at 2.00pm Note: for all children up to 5 years
Oakleigh Wednesday 10.30 am
Wheelers Hill Monday 10.30 am
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Chinese, Greek,Italian and AUSLAN Storytimes 2014

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Chinese Storytime (in Mandarin) at Glen Waverley.

From 10.30am to 11.15am on the Wednesdays May 7; June 4; August 6; September 3; November 5 and December 3 2014. Free. No booking required.

Chinese storytime flyer 2014 for Glen Waverley (Chinese language pdf file 590 kb 1 page: same content as in this listing.)

Chinese storytime flyer 2014 for Glen Waverley (English language pdf file 490 kb 1 page: same content as in this listing.)

Chinese Storytime (in Mandarin) at Mount Waverley.

In 2014 the Mount Waverley Chinese storytimes will be on the third Thursday of the month at 10.30am except for school holidays. Not run in school holidays. Sessions run for 45 minutes. No booking required.

Thursdays February 20; March 20; April 17; May 15; June 19; July 17; August 21; September 18; October 16; November 20 2014.

Chinese storytime flyer 2014 for Mount Waverley (Chinese language pdf file 565 kb 1 page: same content as in this listing.)

Chinese storytime flyer 2014 for Mount Waverley (English language pdf file 470 kb 1 page: same content as in this listing.)

Chinese Storytime (in Mandarin) at Clayton

In 2014 the Clayton Chinese storytimes will be on Wednesday mornings. Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 10.30am

Wednesdays February 12 & 26; March 12 &26; April 23; May 14 & 28; June 11 & 25; July 23; August 13 & 27; September 10; October 8 & 22; November 12 & 26 2014.

Chinese storytime 2014 flyer for Clayton (Chinese language pdf file 564 kb 1 page: same content as in this listing.)

Chinese storytime 2014 flyer for Clayton (English language pdf file 530 kb 1 page: same content as in this listing.)

Greek Storytime 2014 at Oakleigh. The sessions run the first and third Mondays of each month at 10.30 am. February 3 & 17; March 3 & 17 Not held in April; May 5 & 19 June 2 & 16; July 21; August 4 & 18 September 1 & 15; October 6 & 20; November 3 & 17; December 1 2014.
Not run in school holidays. Sessions run for 45 minutes. No booking required.

Italian Storytime at Clayton with Anne Marie Messina. Sessions at 10.30 am: Not held in school holidays.

2014 Italian storytime will run on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 10.30am. Not run in school holidays

February 5 & 19; March 5 &19; April 2; May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18; July 16; August 6 & 20; September 3 & 17; October 15; November 5 & 19; December 3 2014 (this December date to be confirmed)

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AUSLAN Storytime 2014 at Glen Waverley. In 2014 the Auslan storytime will run at 10.30am on the third Tuesday of the month. Tuesdays February 18; March 18; April 15; May 20; June 17; July 15; August 19; September 16; October 21; November 18 2014.

2014 AUSLAN storytime flyer for Glen Waverley (pdf file 240 kb 1 page: same content as in this listing.)

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Blast Off! 2014

A fun, free monthly story and craft activity for primary school children aged 5-12. Three branches will host Blast Off ! at 4 pm on a selected day in 2014. Dates for 2014 as below.

Clayton - 4th Tuesday: 25 Feb, 25 March, 22 April, 27 May, 24 Jun , 22 Jul, 26 Aug, 23 Sep (Must book for the September session) 28 Oct, 25 Nov 2014

Mount Waverley - 2nd Thursday : 13 Feb , 13 March , 10 Apr (Must book for the April session), 8 May, 12 Jun, 10 Jul (Must book for the July session), 14 Aug , 11 Sept, 9 Oct, 13 Nov 2014

Wheelers Hill - 3rd Thursday: 20 Feb, 20 Mar, 17 Apr (Must book for the April session), 15 May, 19 Jun, 17 July, 21 Aug , 18 Sep, 16 Oct, 20 Nov 2014

Sessions run for 1 hour.

Click to view Flyer for Blast Off! 2014 (pdf file 120 kb 1 page)

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School Holiday Activities

School holiday activities are run within the Libraries at each school holiday break. Details are available on this site and from the libraries at the approach of each holiday period.

View School Holidays Program September 2014
(pdf file 723kb 2 pages)

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School Holidays Program September 2014 (text file)

Note: Minecraft at Mount Waverley is booked out.

Book by phone or in person at any branch. or email eventbookings@monlib.vic.gov.au. Give event details, contact name and phone, full names and ages of attendees. When confirmed, if it is a paid event, please arrange to pay asap at your nearest branch.

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TEEN EVENTS (see also ADULT EVENTS )

 

See the Job Skills and Gap Year sessions in September 2014 as below.

Teen Writers Group

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Like to write? Scribble? Dabble? Compose? Create? If you're aged 12-18 come and join our new Teen Writers' Group at Oakleigh Library, run by author Melissa Gijsbers!

Fourth Thursday of every month at 4pm. Next dates: 28 August 2014 , 25 September 2014 , 23 October 2014.

 

ADULT EVENTS

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iPad Basics for Beginners

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Our experienced trainers will introduce you to the basic functions of an iPad. This class is suitable for people with little or no experience using an iPad. The class will cover navigation, Safari, App Store and photos.iPads provided. A free class.

Wheelers Hill Library

Wednesday 10 September 6pm-8pm OR Tuesday 23 September 2.30pm-4.30pm. 9561 6211

Sorry both Wheelers Hills sessions are fully booked.

Glen Waverley Library

Monday 15 September 10.15am-12.15pm 9560 1655

Sorry this Glen Waverley session is fully booked.

Mount Waverley Library

Thursday 9 October, 6pm-8pm OR Tuesday 28 October 10.15am-12.15pm 9807 5022

Sorry the Mount Waverley sessions are fully booked.

Maggie Mackellar: Author Talk

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Maggie's deeply moving and thought provoking memoir When ItRains was covered on Australian Story. Her second memoir, How To Get There, traces - with her characteristic candour and perception - her move to Tasmania for love, and the struggles and joys of settling there.

In How To Get There Maggie explores learning to love again after living through grief, and the complexities of doing this in community with which she is unfamiliar, with two young children.

Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill
Wednesday 17 September
12.30pm-2pm
Cost: $15
Includes a light lunch with menu designed by Gary Mehigan from Big Kitchen Events.

Book on 9561 6211 or email eventbookings@monlib.vic.gov.au stating the event name and date, names of those wishing to attend, and phone number.

Maggie Mackellar event flyer (pdf file 449kb 1 page.)

Annabel Crabb: Author Talk

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One of Australia's most popular political commentators, Annabel Crabb is the ABC's chief online political writer.

Her new book The Wife Drought explores our fixation on the barriers that face women on the way into the workplace, the different levels of flexibility available to men and women, and the attitudes toward women, men, family and work that prevail throughout our society.

The Wife Drought is full of candid and funny stories from the author's work in and around politics and the media. Crabb's call is for a ceasefire in the gender wars. Rather than a shout of rage, The Wife Drought is the thoughtful, engaging catalyst for a conversation that's long overdue.

Clayton Library (Theatrette),
Thursday 9 October
12 noon -1.30pm
A free event. Includes book sales and signing.

Book on 9541 3120 or email eventbookings@monlib.vic.gov.au stating the event name and date, names of those wishing to attend, and phone number.

Annabel Crabb event flyer (pdf file 790kb 1 page.)

David Hill: The Making of Australia: Author Talk

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David Hill is one of our country's most popular writers of Australian history. His previous books, The Forgotten Children, 1788, The Gold Rush and The Great Race have all been bestsellers.

In his latest book, The Making of Australia,David Hill traces the story of our nation from its European beginnings to Federation.

This is the story of how a struggling convict settlement grew into six dynamic colonies and then the remarkable nation of Australia.The story is told through the key figures who helped build it into the thriving nation it is today. David Hill once again presents Australian history in his most entertaining and accessible way.

Monash Gallery of Art
Wednesday 22 October
12.30pm -2.00pm
A free event. Includes book sales and signing.

Book on 9561 6211 or email eventbookings@monlib.vic.gov.au stating the event name and date, names of those wishing to attend, and phone number.

David Hill event flyer (pdf file 438kb 1 page.)

October is Seniors Month!

Fancy taking part in an historic walk around Glen Waverley? How about watching an artist give a Chinese brush painting demonstration, or learning how to create your own eBook? All this and more for Seniors in October.

Free events. Book now!

Introduction to ePublishing

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Learn how to self-publish your own eBook using Smashwords - a freee online ePublishing tool that also links you to potential readers and eBook buyers.

During this class an eBook will be published as part of a live demonstration, including all necessary preparation and promotion.

Wheelers Hill Library
Friday 3 October, 2.30pm -4.00 pm
Book on 9561 6211 or email eventbookings@monlib.vic.gov.au stating the event name and date, names of those wishing to attend, and phone number. A free event.

Glen Waverley Historic Walk

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This walk is based on a section of the "Historical Markers in the former City of Waverley". Look out for the markers highlighting historical aspects of Glen Waverley, as it was 100 years ago.

The historic walk is a joint event in conjunction with the Waverley Historical Society (WHS). Attendees will receive a handbook to keep that highlights key aspects of the walk (containing text and historical images).

Note: In the event of wet weather this event may need to be cancelled or postponed.

Glen Waverley Library (meet in the courtyard)
Tuesday 7 October, 10.30am -12.30pm.
Book on 9560 1655 or email eventbookings@monlib.vic.gov.au stating the event name and date, names of those wishing to attend, and phone number. A free event.

Hearing Information Session and Free Hearing Checks

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Representatives from Alpha Hearing will provide a free information session on the benefits of regular hearing check-ups.

Free 15 minute hearing checks will be offered after the 30 minute information session.

Note that places are limited for the hearing tests and must be booked over the phone separately to booking into the talk.

Glen Waverley Library Tuesday 14 October
Information session at 10.30am
Free hearing tests can be booked between 11.15am-1.15pm (15 minute session)
Book on 9560 1655 or email eventbookings@monlib.vic.gov.au stating the event name and date, names of those wishing to attend, and phone number. A free event.

StrokeSafe Information Session

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A StrokeSafe ambassador from the National Stroke Foundation will provide a free information session on the early warning signs for strokes and how to prevent a stroke.

Mount Waverley Library (room upstairs – lift and stair access available)
Thursday 16 October, 10.30am - 12 noon.
Book on 9807 5022 or email eventbookings@monlib.vic.gov.au stating the event name and date, names of those wishing to attend, and phone number.. A free event.

Introduction to Skype

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Learn how to cut call costs using this popular free software.

Oakleigh Library Auditorium (upstairs)
Tuesday 21 October, 10.30am - 12.30 pm.
Book on 9563 4138 or email eventbookings@monlib.vic.gov.au stating the event name and date, names of those wishing to attend, and phone number. A free event.

Introduction to the Public Record Office of Victoria (PROV)

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Nicole Llewelyn will present an introduction to the PROV with a focus on wills, probates and shipping records.

Glen Waverley Library
Monday 27 October, 10.30am- 12 noon.
Book on 9560 1655 or email eventbookings@monlib.vic.gov.au stating the event name and date, names of those wishing to attend, and phone number.A free event.

Norwood: It changed the face of Melbourne

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Join author Roland Johnson for his talk about Norwood, an historic homestead once located in Brighton Beach. This is in part a story of a house, its history and its people. It is also the story of the settlement of Victoria and the background to the early formation of Melbourne.

Mount Waverley Library (room upstairs – lift and stair access available)
Thursday 30 October, 2.30pm - 4.00pm.
Book on 9807 5022 or email eventbookings@monlib.vic.gov.au stating the event name and date, names of those wishing to attend, and phone number. A free event.

Chinese Brush Painting Demonstration

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Join artist Echo Wu as she demonstrates Chinese brush painting techniques. Please note this is a demonstration only and not a workshop.

Clayton Library
Friday 31 October, 12.30pm - 1.30pm.
Book on 9541 3120 or email eventbookings@monlib.vic.gov.au stating the event name and date, names of those wishing to attend, and phone number. A free event.

Grandparent Storytime

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Share a special reading time with your grandchildren at the library. Storytimes and Toddler Times at all branches this will feature a special "grandparents theme." Sessions will be held at all libraries. Please see branches or library website for dates/times. No bookings required.

Family History Events

Family History events can be found on the Family History event page. August 2014 has some special Family History Month events. A family history group meets at Glen Waverley. Details for 2014

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WordFest 2014

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WordFest Short Story Winners will be announced on 13 September 2014. The winning stories will be published online.

 

Winners List 2013 and stories online »
Winners List 2012 and stories online »
Winners List 2011 and stories online »

Monash Writers Group

 

The Monash Writers Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at Wheelers Hill Library from 6.00pm-8.00pm.

During these meetings the library supports local writers and helps them reach their creative goals by facilitating and providing peer and professional guidance through discussion, activities and programs.

Writers Group flyer pdf flyer 158 kb 1 page. Same content as above.

For more information please contact the Community Engagement Librarian (Adult): 9561 6211

Family History Group at Glen Waverley

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The group meets on the following Mondays in 2014 from 10:15am to 12:15pm in the Reading room at Glen Waverley Library

Mondays in 2014: February 3 March 3 April 28 May 26 June 23 July 21 August 18 October 13 November 10 December 8, 2014

Family History group at Glen Waverley pdf flyer 1.1MB kb 1 page. Same content as above.

Family History events can be found on the Family History event page.

   

Scrabble Club at Glen Waverley on Fridays at 11am

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Play Scrabble for fun and enjoy the company of others!

From 10 October, the Scrabble Club will meet each Friday from 11am-12pm.

Glen Waverley Library
Enquiries: 9560 1655 / eventbookings@monlib.vic.gov.au
No bookings required.

Scrabble Club at Glen Waverley (pdf flyer 185 kb 1 page. Same content as above.)

 

Knitting Groups 2014

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Like a good yarn? ... and knitting too?

Bring along your knitting and meet with fellow enthusiasts. Anyone can join in, regardless of level of skill and experience.

Sessions will last 60 to 90 minutes. No booking required.

Mount Waverley Library First and third Tuesday of the month at 7.00pm.

Oakleigh Library Second and fourth Thursday of the month at 3.00pm.

Wheelers Hill. Every Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

View flyer Knitting groups 2014 (pdf file 140kb 1 page same content as above.)

 

Conversation Circles 2014

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Practise your English at our weekly Conversation Circles with the help of experienced volunteers. It's also a great opportunity to meet other people from your local area. Come in for a chat. The sessions begin from February 2014.

Note: the Circles do not run in school holidays

The circles are free. No booking.

Clayton Library Saturdays at 10.00am. Not run on school or public holidays.

Clayton Library Tuesdays at 11.00am. Not run on school or public holidays.

Glen Waverley Library Wednesdays at 12 noon. Not run on school or public holidays.

Mount Waverley Library Thursdays at 11.00 am. Not run on school or public holidays.

Oakleigh Library Fridays at 11.00 am. Not run on school or public holidays.

Oakleigh Library Conversation Circle for Greek speakers. First and third Mondays at 12 noon. Not run on school or public holidays.

Sessions are for 1 hour. Free. No bookings required.

View flyer Conversation Circles 2014 (pdf file 420kb 1 page same content as above.)

 

Book Clubs 2014

Monash Public Library Service proudly supports local book clubs, free of charge, by supplying sets of ten titles up to 12 times each year to each club.

The library selects new titles each year to ensure that book clubs have fresh, popular and engaging titles to discuss each month.

For more information, please contact the Adult Services Librarian at your local library branch.

View flyer Book Clubs 2014 (pdf file 309kb 1 page same content as above.)

View Book Clubs Titles List 2014 (pdf file 210kb 2 pages.)

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View Book Clubs Titles List 2014 (word doc file 60kb 2 pages.)

 

Technology Training

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Classes have finished for 2014.

They are free classes for seniors and offer an opportunity for people with little or no computer skills to learn in a comfortable environment. Classes for August and September 2014 are now fully booked and in progress.

Other technology workshops are held regularly throughout the year. During August 2014 there are epublishing and iPad sessions.

Other technology workshops are held regularly throughout the year. You can stay informed about upcoming programs by subscribing to our eNewsletter, following us on Facebook, or by visiting our website or any of our library branches.

Find out what other computer training options are available in Monash by downloading our flyer Where to learn computer skills in Monash from the Training page.

Individual classes can be arranged by contacting your local branch. The fee for a one-on-one session, tailored to suit you, is $46.50

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