Unknown Darebin Photography Competition

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Unknown Darebin Photography Competition


Winners of our Unknown Darebin Photography Competition have been announced.

Congratulations to Sarah Doyle, Sean Brickhill and Zac Ray.  Check out the top 10 entries here.

We received some great entries and the top 10 entries are now on display at the Northcote Library until 28 April. 



Manga Wokshops

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Manga Workshops

Join artists from ‘Drawing With Us’ for Manga character drawing sessions.
Each session will focus on different aspects of Manga drawing, from faces, to bodies and posing.

Bookings essential!  These sessions are for 12–18 year olds.

TUESDAY 10 MAY, 4.30–5.30PM
TUESDAY 17 MAY, 4.30–5.30PM
TUESDAY 24 MAY, 4.30–5.30PM

Looking for a great read?

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Inky Longlist 2016

These great books have been selected by teens, for teens as the best new reads. Whether you like mystery, romance, adventure, drama...the Inkys Awards have it all!

There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book. Find our more about the Inky's at Inside a Dog.

Check out the titles on our catalogue  to see reviews 






Reading Rocks!

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Visit Darebin Libraries to see just how rockin' reading can be - and in the meantime, check out the new titles we have, find out about your favourite authors or see what else we have.

New releases

Author websites





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Playstations now in all branches

Take advantage of the chance to play on a PS4 at any of our branches!

Games include Driveclub, Little Big Planet 3, FIFA 15 and NBA 2K15

Games switch over every few weeks, it's free to use - just come to the customer service desk to issue a controller and enjoy.

Please note: Reservoir PS4 available in our Youth Lounge for 12-25 year olds only 

Study Stuff

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Life can’t be all fun and games – but allow Darebin Libraries to make studying just that bit easier!

Online Resources
Library Catalogue

Writing an essay for school? Check out this great site with advice on what to do, heaps of information on different topics, and images which you can use!




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If you need info about jobs, health, life... get hooked up here with links to a stack of different sites covering all that and more!  Trying to work out your future, or maybe you want to become a volunteer?  Just pick and click! 

Youth links

Love OZ YA

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Love OZ YA

Looking for something new to read? Why not look in your own backyard?

Loved The Hunger Games? Try The Sky so Heavy!

Loved The Fault in our Stars? Try Zac & Mia!

Compare International YA with local YA titles.