Events Calendar

Events for June, 2018

  • Stories 1001 with Malcolm Hill

    Stories 1001 with Malcolm Hill

    When: Occurs from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM every 4 weeks on Tuesday, from 5 Jun 2018 until 27 Jun 2018
    Location: Reservoir Library

    A four-week storytelling course for anyone with a story to tell.

    Over four sessions the workshop will cover:
    • An introduction to storytelling
    • Plot and character
    • Developing a scene
    • Narrator’s voice
    • Editing and structure
    • Development of story and  writing skills

    Malcolm Hill is a writer of short stories, plays and songs and an English teacher and community arts facilitator.

    Participants are encourage to attend all four weeks to build their skills.
    Tuesday 5, 12, 19 and 26 June 6.30–8pm Reservoir Library
     
    Book online or call 1300 655 355.  

  • Understanding Retirement Income Streams

    Understanding Retirement Income Streams

    When: 12 Jun 2018, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location: Preston Library
    This seminar explores what income streams are, how they work, the options available and tax and Centrelink assessments.

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

    Book online or call 1300 655 355. 

  • Beginner's Guide to Family History Online

    Beginner's Guide to Family History Resources Online

    When: 12 Jun 2018, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location: Preston Library
    Actress, convict, merchant, rogue… what fascinating characters await discovery in your family’s past? Learn how to use the online family history resources available at Darebin Libraries to begin your family tree adventure.

    An overview of Ancestry, Find My Past and British Newspapers Online will be followed by hands-on practice, so bring along some family names to search.

    BYO device or use our laptops.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

  • Evening Craft Circle

    Evening Craft Circle: Bring your Own Project

    When: 14 Jun 2018, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location: Preston Library
    Bring your own craft project to work on in the company of like-minded crafty folk. All crafters are welcome, from beginners to experts.

    Enjoy free coffee, tea and light refreshments.

    Register for a reminder or call 1300 655 355.

  • China by Bike

    China by Bike

    When: 14 Jun 2018, from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
    Location: Northcote Library
    An avid cyclist and intrepid traveller, Gavin Anderson spends two weeks every year exploring China’s ancient cities, mountain passes and rural countryside by bike.

    Come and find out what happens when you take the wrong turn, or discover your bike box is too big for the local taxis… Gavin’s entertaining talk will give you the inspiration and know-how to plan your own cycling adventure.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

  • Device Advice

    Device Advice

    When: 15 Jun 2018, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location: Northcote 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.
  • Winter Book Sale

    Winter Book Sale

    When: 19 Jun 2018, from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location: Northcote Library
    Retired library books at bargain prices, perfect to get cosy with on your couch this winter! 
     
    This book sale will also include books in Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian and Vietnamese.
     
    Register for a reminder or call 1300 655 355. 

  • World Refugee Day Film Screening: Constance on the Edge

    World Refugee Day Film Screening: Constance on the Edge

    When: 20 Jun 2018, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location: Northcote Library
    One family. Two wars. Three countries. What does it take to forge a new life far from home? Filmed over 10 years, Constance on the Edge is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in Australia and the courage and resilience it takes to build new lives.

    Rated M – Recommended for  mature audiences.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355. 

  • Terrarium in a jar

    Do-It-Yourself Terrarium in a Jar

    When: 21 Jun 2018, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location: Preston Library
    Create your own mini-ecosystem to take home in this fun and creative DIY terrarium workshop. Terrariums provide a range of health benefits including anxiety reduction and purification of the air inside your home.

    They are a simple and creative way to bring the joy and calm of nature indoors. All materials are supplied.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355.

  • Family History Resources Online

    Beginner's Guide to Family History Resources Online

    When: 22 Jun 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location: Reservoir Library
    Actress, convict, merchant, rogue… what fascinating characters await discovery in your family’s past? Learn how to use the online family history resources available at Darebin Libraries to begin your family tree adventure.

    An overview of Ancestry, Find My Past and British Newspapers Online will be followed by hands-on practice, so bring along some family names to search.

    BYO device or use our laptops.


    Book online or call 1300 655 355.
  • Eid Celebration

    Eid Celebration

    When: 23 Jun 2018, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    Location: Preston Library
    Celebrate Eid with stories, craft and henna hand painting. Fun for all the family. Everyone welcome!

    Storytime for kids is at 11am.

    Henna hand painting from 11.30am.

    Register for a reminder
     or call 1300 655 355. 

  • Introduction to the Internet

    Introduction to the Internet

    When: 25 Jun 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 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.

  • Anne Connor Author Talk

    Anne Connor Author Talk

    When: 27 Jun 2018, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Location: Preston Library
    Award-winning writer, Anne Connor, weaves a tale of romance, hardship and resilience in Two Generations – the intimate and imaginative retelling of the lasting effect of secrets on a family, and the greater impact of the Second World War on northern Australia and Darwin.

    Life in Preston in the 1960s also features in this memoir of a family who lived on Murray Rd, Preston.

    Book online or call 1300 655 355. 

  • Retro Boardgames night for adults

    Retro Boardgames night for Adults

    When: 28 Jun 2018, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location: Preston Library
    Yahtzee! Tic Tac Toe! Draughts! Backgammon! Dominoes! Come along and relive the glory days of boardgaming with some classic retro boardgames.

    Tea, coffee and light refreshments provided.

    Register for a reminder or call 1300 655 355.

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