Events Calendar

Events for November, 2017

  • International Games Week Fun

    International Games Week Fun

    When: 1 Nov 2017, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Location: Preston Library
    Get your game face on, it’s time to play!  Matt from Melbourne Meeples Inc. will bring along a range of award-winning, interesting and fun games to play for the 10th International Games Day. 

    Bring the family or round up a team for some friendly competition. There will be games suitable for all ages. 

    Register for a reminder or call 1300 655 355.

  • Northern Knitters

    Northern Knitters

    When: 1 Nov 2017, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location: Reservoir Library

    Work on your latest knitting project in the company of fellow knitters.  Northern Knitters is held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month.  Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts.  BYO needles!

    Wed 1 Nov, 10-11.30am
    Reservoir Library


    Register for a reminder or call 1300 655 355.

  • Crying on the Eastern Freeway

    Crying on the Eastern Freeway - Choir and Coffee

    When: 2 Nov 2017, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location: Preston Library

    We’re launching our new Libraries after Dark program with a live performance by Crying on the Eastern Freeway.

    Delicious coffee being served from the Pookie May teardrop caravanette in the library courtyard – the first 60 coffees are on us!

    Libraries after Dark… great events and a new closing time of 10pm, Thursday evenings at Preston Library

    Register for a reminder or call 1300 655 355

  • Putting it off

    Putting it Off - Getting out of the Procrastination Loop

    When: 9 Nov 2017, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location: Preston Library

    This insightful workshop will help you understand the causes of procrastination and learn strategies you can use to combat its effects and lead a more productive life.

    Presented by Dr Julie Kimber.  Julie has a background in biological and social science and has worked as a consultant and social scientist with institutions such as CSIRO.

    Sorry, this event is now FULLY BOOKED!

  • Barry Dickins Author Talk

    Barry Dickins Author Talk

    When: 9 Nov 2017, from 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location: Reservoir Library
    From acclaimed playwright and writer, Barry Dickins, Last Words is the story of Ronald Ryan, the last man hanged in Australia. 

    Join Barry as he discusses the last weeks of Ryan’s life and the story of the infamous man whose personal story has gone untold until now. 

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

  • Beginner Computer Classes

    Beginner Computer Classes - Introduction to Using a Computer

    When: 10 Nov 2017, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location: Preston Library
    Are you looking to improve your computer skills but not sure how to start? These three computer classes give you the building blocks you need to find your way around the internet and communicate online.

    Book into all three one hour sessions or choose the one that is right for you.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

    Friday 10 November Introduction to Using a Computer
    10.30–11.30am, Preston Library

    Friday 17 November Browsing the Internet
    10.30–11.30am, Preston Library

    Friday 24 November Sending Emails
    10.30–11.30am, Preston Library

  • Michael Smith Author Talk

    Michael Smith Author Talk

    When: 14 Nov 2017, from 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location: Northcote Library
    Michael Smith built a multimillion-dollar business fitting out movie theatres around the world, before embarking on an even bigger risk; to become the first person to fly solo around the world in an amphibious plane. 

    In his new book, Voyage of the Southern Sun – An Amazing Solo Journey around the World, Smith talks about retracing the 1938 Qantas, Imperial and Pan Am flying boat routes between Sydney, Southampton and New York. 

    Recently named the 2016 Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Smith risked his life to make modern aviation history. Hear the incredible story of his journey. 

    Darebin Libraries in partnership with Fairfield Books. Copies of Michael’s book will be available to purchase on the night. 

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

  • Evening Craft Circle

    Evening Craft Circle - BYO Craft Project

    When: 16 Nov 2017, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location: Preston Library

    Do you have a craft project that needs finishing? BYO craft project to work on in the company of likeminded crafty folk.  Enjoy free coffee, tea and light refreshments.

    All crafters are welcome, from beginners to experts.

    Register for a reminder or call 1300 655 355

  • Device Advice

    Device Advice

    When: 16 Nov 2017, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location: Reservoir Library

    Get help completing simple tasks on your device in a 20 minute one-on-one session with a library staff member.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

  • Beginner Computer Classes

    Beginner Computer Classes - Browsing the Internet

    When: 17 Nov 2017, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location: Preston Library
    Are you looking to improve your computer skills but not sure how to start? These three computer classes give you the building blocks you need to find your way around the internet and communicate online.

    Book into all three one hour sessions or choose the one that is right for you.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

    Friday 10 November Introduction to Using a Computer
    10.30–11.30am, Preston Library

    Friday 17 November Browsing the Internet
    10.30–11.30am, Preston Library

    Friday 24 November Sending Emails
    10.30–11.30am, Preston Library

  • Second-Hand Book Sale

    Second-Hand Book Sale

    When: 18 Nov 2017, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Location: Reservoir Scout Hall, Edwardes Lake Park, 73-77 Leamington St, Reservoir
    The holiday season is approaching!  Stock up on books for lazy summer reading or go green and buy secondhand for your stocking fillers. Nothing over $2.

    Darebin Libraries in partnership with 1st Reservoir Scouts.

    Register for a reminder or call 1330665355.

  • No waste Christmas

    No-waste Christmas - Cooking demonstration and meal planning workshop

    When: 23 Nov 2017, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location: Preston Library
    Get some tips for making a scrumptious Christmas feast that doesn’t lead to a fridge full of sad leftovers that no-one wants to eat!  Save money, reduce waste and be inspired with these delicious festive food ideas.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

  • Beginner Computer Classes

    Beginner Computer Classes - Sending Emails

    When: 24 Nov 2017, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location: Preston Library
    Are you looking to improve your computer skills but not sure how to start? These three computer classes give you the building blocks you need to find your way around the internet and communicate online.

    Book into all three one hour sessions or choose the one that is right for you.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

    Friday 10 November Introduction to Using a Computer
    10.30–11.30am, Preston Library

    Friday 17 November Browsing the Internet
    10.30–11.30am, Preston Library

    Friday 24 November Sending Emails
    10.30–11.30am, Preston Library

  • 16 Days of Activism

    16 Days of Activism - Film Screening and Panel Discussion

    When: 24 Nov 2017, from 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location: Preston Library
    The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is a global campaign dedicated to ending gender-based violence and raising awareness about the impact of violence against women. 

    In support of this campaign, we are hosting a film screening and panel discussion. Grace Under Fire, a documentary short from the Victorian Women’s Trust, shines a light on the hidden epidemic of workplace sexual harassment facing young women in regional and rural Australia. 

    Inspired by the book Whispers from the Bush by Dr Skye Saunders, Grace Under Fire tells the story of 20-yearold law student Grace Bramwell, who was forced to confront workplace sexual harassment in her hometown in Gippsland, Victoria.  

    Panellists include:
    • Dr Skye Saunders, Academic and Author, Australian National University
    • Sandra Morris, Manager Health Promotion, Women’s Health in the North

    Please note, the documentary includes content about sexual harassment in the workplace. If you are affected by sexual harassment, sexual assault or family violence, contact 1800 RESPECT National Counselling Helpline, Information and Support on 1800 737 732.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

  • Some Girls Book Launch and Storytime

    Some Girls Book Launch and Storytime

    When: 28 Nov 2017, from 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location: Northcote Library

    Author and comedian, Nelly Thomas, will join us at storytime to launch her new picture book, Some Girls

    Some Girls is a story about how everyone is different and special in their own way. It's about knowing that you can do, and be, anything you want. Beautifully illustrated by Sarah Dunk, Some Girls offers parents, carers, educators and kids a way to talk about different ways to be a girl. 

    Register for a reminder or call 1300 655 355.

  • Stories from the River's Edge: A Local History of Fairfield

    Stories from the River's Edge: A Local History of Fairfield

    When: 28 Nov 2017, from 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM
    Location: Northcote Library
    The twisting, turning Yarra River wraps its way around Fairfield, and has shaped both the development of the suburb and the lives of the locals. It gave Fairfield two sharply contrasting identities; as the home of institutions for the sick and the criminal, and as a centre for the recreational pleasures of the river and its parklands. 

    Join us to hear local historian, Cathy Dodson, unfold the tales of living by the river’s edge.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

  • Book Chat

    Book Chat

    When: 30 Nov 2017, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location: Preston Library
    Enjoy a relaxed evening of books and friendly conversation.  Bring along your current read or an old favourite for a casual cuppa, a biscuit or two, and a chat about all things book-related. You'll be able to meet fellow bookworms, hear about what they are reading and get ideas for what to read next! 

    Register for a reminder or call 1300 655 355.

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