James Phelan - Author Talk 11 August

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James Phelan

If you're a fan of Clancy, Cussler or Ludlum and you haven't yet read a James Phelan book, this is the perfect chance to expand your reading and hear first-hand from one of Melbourne's best in the genre of intelligent thrillers.

Northcote Library, 11 August, 7:00pm.

Book online or call 1300 655 355.



Myth-busting a Career in Science

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Myth-busting a Career in Science

You don't have to be a genius or a ‘geek' to study science. Sheree Marris is living proof; a wanna-be marine biologist who was told she wasn't smart enough to finish University. She graduated as an Aquatic Scientist and now works with some of the most talented scientists on the planet.

Studying science can open up a whole world or exciting opportunities. Come along to this Science Week event to discover where a career in science can take you and how science can be applied to any interests students have.

Preston Library, August 18, 7:00pm.

Book online  or call 1300 655 355.

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.

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.

Inky Awards Longlist Announced

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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?


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




Crank it Up!

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Libraries aren't just about books - and we want to let you know about the new CDs and DVDs available to borrow here at Darebin. You can also check out some great music and movie sites!  

Music websites 

Anime Links  



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.

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

Find out more about local servicemen and women from Darebin

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Darebin Heritage Website

Like most Australian towns, Northcote and Preston paid heavily in the battles of the First World War. Find out about their intriguing stories in Brian Membrey's comprehensive record of hundreds of local service personnel who lost their lives during the conflict.