James Phelan – Writing Workshop

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James Phelan writing workshop

Get advice on writing and how to be creative in your writing style from the highly successful author and master of the international thriller, James Phelan.

Northcote Library, 27 August, 5:00pm.

Book online  or call 1300 655 355.

Stop Animation Workshop

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Join the crew from Visual Feast Creations to make a collaborative clay animation.  

Learn all about stop animation in this fun session as artists work with you to create everything from the story line to the characters and set!

September 25, 2-5pm , Preston Library

Suitable for ages 12 – 18 years.

Book online or call 1300 655 355

African Drumming Workshop

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African Drumming Workshop
Learn African djembe drumming techniques and traditional Guinean rhythms in this workshop with Mohamed Camara.  

Suitable for ages 12 – 18 years.

October 1, 3-4pm, Northcote Library 

Book online or call 1300 655 355.

Inky Awards 2015

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Inky Awards

The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature and the winners are decided by you!

There are two awards the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book.

Check out the Longlist and get reading these great new reads!

Are you interested in hearing the shortlist announced at the Melbourne Writers Festival?


You're the Voice - or you could be!

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Your're the Voice!
Do you love books and writing?  Would you like to get paid to write?
Applications for You’re the Voice  blog contributors are now open.
You’re the Voice is a paid writing opportunity for young adults to have their say about the world of books. To write about what you read, what you love, and what you want. These weekly blog posts are published on the Inside a Dog website, which is all about books for teens.


Xbox 360

Take advantage of the chance to play on an Xbox at Preston, Northcote and Reservoir Libraries!

Games include Kinect JoyRide, Sports, Virtua for tennis, MotionSports, Kinectimals and Adventures.

Games switch over every few weeks, it's free to use - just come along and enjoy.

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




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