Photography Workshop

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Interested in photography?

Join us for an introduction to photographic concepts and techniques.

As part of this workshop participants will be invited outside to take photographs of the Reservoir library building and its surrounds.

Explore ideas based on this year’s Youth Photography Competition theme – Unknown Darebin – and get started on your entry!Please note: You will need to bring your own film camera, digital device or SLR.

Bookings essential.  For participants aged between 12-18 years only.

Sat 13 Feb, 1pm
Reservoir Library

Book online  or call 1300 655 355.

Photography Tips & Tricks

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Photography Tips & Tricks
Get the insider knowledge from Preston Photographic Club - the judges of our ‘Unknown Darebin’ Youth Photography Competition.

Come and meet this group of talented photographers and develop your skills in a fun and enthusiastic environment.
Thurs 25 Feb, 5pm
Preston Library

Register for a reminder or call 1300 655 355. 

Manga Worshops

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Manga Worshops

Join artists from ‘Drawing With Us’ to learn the impressive art of drawing Manga style faces. 

Thur 31 Mar, 4pm
Reservoir Library

Book online or call 1300655355.




Unknown Darebin Photography Competition

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Unknown Darebin Photography Competition

Darebin Libraries’ Unknown Darebin Photography Competition is open to all 12-18 year olds who live, work or study in the City of Darebin and are Darebin Libraries members. The theme is ‘Unknown Darebin’ and the theme is open to interpretation by entrants.

First prize: $500 voucher, Second prize: $200 voucher, Third prize: $100 voucher.
All vouchers
 from Digital Camera Warehouse, 367 High Street, Northcote.

Get out your camera or phone and start snapping! The competition runs from 8 February to 18 March 2016.

Remix Competition closed

Manga Drawing Workshop

The competition has now closed.

Reading Rocks!

Photo girl reading

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.