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Midsumma 2015

15 to 24  January

We have a huge range of events an exhibition at City Library, Queer Reading Circle, an appearance at Carnival, children’s storytimes, Queer Flicks and history walks.

There is program gold at the end of our rainbow!

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Let There Be Uke: Ukulele evenings for beginners

Ever wanted to play a musical instrument? Now is your chance. Lily Jephson will be taking ukulele ‘evenings’ at East Melbourne Library in February.

Lily has been playing the ukulele for 4 years, is a drama teacher, and a current and active member with the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective. 
These sessions are for adult beginners and run on Tuesday nights over four weeks. Places are limited so make sure you are available for all four sessions.

Bookings essential.

When: Every Tuesday, 3-24 Feb, 7pm-8pm.
Where: East Melbourne Library

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It’s all about the bees and more: the Sustainable Living Festival at Melbourne Library Service

8-23 February

We’ve been busy bees gathering some great events for the Sustainable Living Festival. Stories about bees that buzz, crafty activities for busy little ones, a special evening panel on green investment and finances, and books and resources that help you learn more about sustainability. Don’t miss the Rooftop Honey guys, who will share a sweet little story or two.

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White Night, Saturday 21 February

Escape the White Night crowds at City Library.
At our Flinders Lane oasis you can relax and enjoy our extensive creative program, which is inspired by our uniquely innovative, literary and artistic city. 

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Melbourne Book Club 

Reading a book set in your home town is a special thrill. Melbourne has a vast array of stories: from Melbourne history and foodie culture, to the gritty crime of Peter Temple or the entertaining mysteries of Kerry Greenwood.
If you enjoy books about Melbourne – fact or fiction – then this is the book club for you. 

Where: Group Study Room, City Library
When: 3 Feb, 3 Mar, 7 Apr, 5 May, 2 Jun, 7 Jul, 4 Aug, 1 Sep, 6 Oct, 10 Nov, 1 Dec, 6pm-7pm

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Chinese Book Club Morning Tea

Come and join us for morning tea and see our new Chinese books at Library at The Dock.

Meet other readers, have a chat and find some new Chinese books, magazines or DVDs to borrow.

Where: Library at The Dock
When: First Thursday of the month, 9am to 11am.

5 Feb, 5 Mar, 2 Apr, 7 May.

ANZAC Centenary Celebrations

Poppy Crafting Group

Meet and collaborate with other crafters to help us collect crafted poppies in preparation for the 2015 ANZAC Centenary celebrations at Melbourne Library Service.
Poppies will be placed on display at all branches as part of the commemoration of the centenary of ANZAC Day 2015.
Please bring your preferred crafting materials. Crochet and knitted patterns will be available.

When: First Friday of the month:
6 Feb and 6 Mar, 2pm–4pm.
Where: Activities Room, Library at The Dock.

No bookings required

Story Lounge

Story Lounge is a storytime for adults. Hand-picked stories and poems read aloud in a relaxed setting. Slow down and enjoy the simple pleasure of listening.

Story Lounge happens twice a month. Each month, the stories read at East Melbourne Library will be repeated at Library at The Dock.
Free, no bookings required and all welcome!

East Melbourne Library
Second Monday of the month, 10.30-11.30am.
9 Feb, 13 Apr, 11 May, 13 Jul, 10 Aug, 14 Sep, 12 Oct, 9 Nov

Library at The Dock
Fourth Wednesday of the month, 12.30-1.30pm.
25 Feb, 25 Mar, 22 Apr, 27 May, 24 Jun, 22 Jul, 26 Aug, 23 Sep, 28 Oct, 25 Nov

Docklands History Group 

Travel back in time with local historians, collectors, guest speakers and meet other like-minded people at our monthly Docklands History Group. Share a cuppa and stories with other local history enthusiasts and learn about the people, places and industries from times gone by.  Everyone welcome.

26 February

Special Guest archaeologist Gary Vines joins us as we discover the unemployed and homeless tip-dwellers of Dudley Flats.

26 March

Explore the history of the Docklands railyards with Ian Jenkin, Vice President of the Australian Railway Historical Society Victoria.

When: Fourth Thursday of the month , 6pm-7pm
Where: Meeting Room, Library at the Dock

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