Events Calendar

Events for April, 2018

  • Public Holiday

    Easter - Public Holiday

    When: From 9:00 AM on 30 Mar 2018, to 10:00 AM on 2 Apr 2018
    Location: All Libraries closed

    All Darebin Libraries branches will be closed for the Easter Public Holidays, from Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April, 2018.

    After hours return chutes will be open at all branches.

    Renewals are available via the 
    Darebin Libraries app  or online

  • Northern Knitters

    Northern Knitters

    When: 4 Apr 2018, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location: Preston Library
    Work on your latest knitting or craft project in the company of fellow crafters. Northern Knitters is held on the first Wednesday of each month.

    Everyone is welcome, just BYO needles and yarn!

    Register for a reminder or call 1300 655 355.
  • School Holiday Fun!

    Dinosaurs & Art

    When: 5 Apr 2018, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location: Preston Library
    Art and science combine in this fun workshop. Draw all sorts of prehistoric stuff and learn bizarre dinosaur facts with author and illustrator, Andrew Plant.

    For kids aged 5-12

    Bookings Essential!
     
    Book online or call 1300 655 355. 
  • The Big Sick Film Screening

    The Big Sick Film Screening

    When: 5 Apr 2018, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location: Preston Library
    Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.

    This romantic comedy/family drama is full of wit and warmth – don’t miss it! 

    Rated M. Coarse language and sexual references.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

  • Introduction to the Internet

    Introduction to the Internet

    When: 6 Apr 2018, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location: Northcote Library
    Learn how to search the internet and find information. The class covers general searching, as well as how to search for images, maps, the news, and tools such as public transport websites. 


    Book online or call 1300 655 355
  • School Holiday Fun!

    Plant the Seed

    When: 6 Apr 2018, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location: Northcote Library
    Join us and our friends from the Northcote Library Food Garden for a special planting session, then decorate your own terracotta pot to take home.

    For kids aged 5-12.

    Bookings Essential!


    Book online or call 1300 655 355.
  • Mark Brandi Writers' Workshop

    Mark Brandi Writers' Workshop

    When: 7 Apr 2018, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location: Northcote Library
    Mark Brandi’s award-winning literary crime debut Wimmera is a dark tale of revenge in small town country Victoria. Join Mark for this insightful literary crime writing workshop to help kickstart your own thriller.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

  • School Holiday Fun!

    Paper Craft Flowers at Reservoir Library

    When: 9 Apr 2018, from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location: Reservoir Library

    Make your own pot of everlasting paper flowers.

    For kids aged 5-12

    Bookings Essential!

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

  • School Holiday Fun!

    Paper Craft Flowers at Fairfield Library

    When: 10 Apr 2018, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location: Fairfield Library
    Make your own pot of everlasting paper flowers.

    For kids aged 5–12

    Bookings Essential!

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

  • Age Pension and Your Choices

    Age Pension and Your Choices

    When: 10 Apr 2018, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location: Preston Library
    This seminar will help you plan for your future.

    Learn about:
    • your retirement choices
    • the pension income
    • assets tests
    • concessions
    • potential tax issues

    Presented by the Department of Human Services’ Financial Information team.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

  • School Holiday Fun!

    Ron the Clown

    When: 11 Apr 2018, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location: Northcote Library
    Music, magic, juggling, puppetry and loads of fun with Ron the clown.

    For kids aged 3–12

    Bookings Essential!


    Book online or call 1300 655 355.
  • Appropriate Behaviour Film Screening

    Appropriate Behaviour Film Screening

    When: 12 Apr 2018, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location: Preston Library
    Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite, but is failing miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliché to hold onto can be a lonely experience.

    Rated MA15+. Strong course language and sex scenes.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

  • Comic Book Workshop with Dean Rankine

    Comic Book Workshop with Dean Rankine

    When: 12 Apr 2018, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Location: Reservoir Library
    If you want to create your own comic books, come along to this hands-on workshop with professional comic artist and writer, Dean Rankine. Among his many credits, Dean is best known for his work on Simpsons Comics.

    Youth workshop – come along if you’re aged 13–25 years.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

  • School Holiday Fun!

    Pow! Zap! Whack! Comic Book Workshop

    When: 12 Apr 2018, from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location: Reservoir Library
    Comic Book Workshop Learn the ins and outs of comic books in this hands-on workshop with professional comic book creator, Dean Rankine.

    Get your pencils at the ready to have a go!

    For kids aged 8-12

    Bookings Essential!

    Book online or call 1300 655 355. 
  • School Holiday Fun!

    Paper Craft Flowers at Preston Library

    When: 13 Apr 2018, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location: Preston Library
    Make your own pot of everlasting paper flowers.

    For kids aged 5–12

    Bookings Essential!

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.
  • The Thankyou Story

    The Thankyou Story

    When: 18 Apr 2018, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location: Northcote Library
    Ever had an idea you thought could make real change in the world? What if you could create a bottled water that would fund safe water projects around the world?
    Learn how a group of young people made their idea a reality.

    To date, Thankyou has given over $5.5 million to projects in 20 countries and helped hundreds of thousands of people in need.

    Be inspired by this amazing social enterprise and the young people behind it.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

  • Evening Craft Circle

    Evening Craft Circle - BYO Craft Project

    When: 19 Apr 2018, from 7:00 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: 20 Apr 2018, 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.

  • Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation Documentary Screening

    Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation Documentary Screening

    When: 26 Apr 2018, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Location: Preston Library
    In this ground-breaking exposé, industry insiders go on the record to explain how carefully Pokies are programmed for addiction. World-leading neuroscientists take us into the lab to reveal how these machines work on the deepest levels of our brains, leading some researchers to call them ‘electronic morphine’.

    Rated PG. Mild themes and drug references.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

  • Houses of Norhcote; A Heritage Study - Collection Launch

    Houses of Northcote; A Heritage Study - Collection Launch

    When: 26 Apr 2018, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location: Northcote Library
    Houses of Northcote; A Heritage Study is a recently acquired collection featuring thousands of images of Northcote houses taken by Architectural Historian, Graeme Butler. We are very excited to be able to make these images available to the community through our library catalogue, and will be launching the images as part of the Australian Heritage Festival with a talk by local historian, Cathy Dodson, and a display of images from the collection.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

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