Poetry off the Page Workshop - June 29 2.30

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Poetry Workshop 29 Jun

Are you 13- 18? Would you like to learn about the structure and form of a great poem, investigate new ways of creating poetry and discover poetry ion evryday life?

Join Express Media for this two-hour workshop. Express Media are a national not-for-profit organisation based in Melbourne which provides support and development opportunities for young people in writing and media.

This event is for people aged 13 – 18 years. 

Mon 29 June, 2.30pm
Preston Library
Book online  or call 1300 655 355.

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!

If you are interested in becoming a judge for the Inky Awards you can judge  these twenty and select which ten make the shortlist!


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.