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December book sale

Our much anticipated and popular City Library book sale is on once again.

Our store room is bursting with books to sell. Books that aren't in the right condition for our shelves, books that haven't been popular and books that have been donated that we can't use! Come and select from second-hand books, fiction and non-fiction, all $1.

When: Sat 6 Dec, 11am to 3pm
Where: Majorca Room, City Library


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An introduction to cake decorating with Pearly

Decorate your own elegant cupcake and eat it too!
Learn how to decorate cupcakes with a professional cake decorator. You will create edible Christmas bauble themed cupcakes, taking home your creations in a beautifully presented box. Just in time for Christmas.
This session is for adults only. Bookings essential.

When: Sat 6 Dec, 11am-1pm
Where: East Melbourne Library
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Wow! It’s Italian: cookery demonstration

Come and meet the team from Wow! It’s Italian. With ancestors who migrated from a remote village in the Abruzzi region, high in the mountains east of Rome, their passion for food led them to record traditional recipes to share with everyone. They believe in remaining loyal to the simple ingredients and cooking traditions of their ancestors, this love of food and sharing has led to popular cooking classes in the Yarra Valley. Find out about the Mediterranean diet - live longer, live healthier and live tastier!
Bookings essential.

When: Sat 6 Dec, 2pm-3pm
Where: Lithuanian Club Kitchen, 44 Errol Street, North Melbourne
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Christmas at East Melbourne Library

You’re invited to join us at East Melbourne Library for a Christmas BBQ and Family Storytime celebration.

If you’d like to take part in the Christmas BBQ, please donate a non-perishable item which will be donated to the Wesley Mission 2014 Families Appeal.

6pm       Family Christmas Storytime
6.30pm  BBQ

We look forward to your company as we celebrate the festive season.

Bookings essential.

When: Tue 9 Dec, 6pm-8pm
Where: East Melbourne Library
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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.

4 December, 5 February, 5 March, 2 April, 7 May.



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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:
7 Nov, 5 Dec, 6 Feb and 6 Mar, 2pm–4pm.
Where: Activities Room, Library at The Dock.

No bookings required.

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Second Tuesday Reading Circle at Library at The Dock

Share your love of reading with us and discover some great reads in time for summer.
Unlike a book club, a reading circle does not set a book to read. Each person discusses what they are currently reading or a book that has changed their life. Whether a good novel, a collection of poetry, your favourite play or a biography, however you reacted to it, we want to hear about it!

When: second Tuesday of the month, 6pm to 7pm
11 November, 9 December
Where: Reading Lounge, Library at The Dock
Cost: free
Book your place

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Words on the Wind 

Nine storytellers from Storytelling Australia Victoria have crafted six compelling tales to reflect their relationship to this part of Melbourne’s Docklands. 

As the River tells it Roslyn Quinn
An immersive, original storytelling performance of transformation, inspired by the myth and history of the Docklands.

As The River Tells It, is an immersive, original storytelling performance of transformation, inspired by the myth and history of the Docklands. Roslyn brings her haunting tales to the stage with music, puppetry and movement, to draw the audience into a world of familiar strangeness and to wonder at the waters around them.

When: Thu 18 Dec, 6pm-7pm
Where: The Library at the Dock 

Full details about Words on the Wind .



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Southbank History Group

Travel back in time with local historians, collectors, guest speakers and meet other likeminded people at our monthly Southbank History Group. So if you love history and love to research come along and let us know.
Everyone welcome. 

Special guest: Graeme Butler

The heritage study of Southbank arose as a rush job from the Ministry of Planning towards the end of 1982. The places assessed were chosen on foot by a ministry man and Graeme Butler, marking them on a map as they walked. Four years later the National Trust of Australia made a last minute dash to halt the destruction of Victoria's industrial seed bed by the ongoing Westgate Freeway and riverside development. They failed. Graeme will be talking on the 1982 list, most of which has been lost.

When: Tue 25 Nov, 6pm-7pm
Where: Boyd Assembly Hall, Southbank Library

Book online

The Southbank History Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 6pm to 7pm. 

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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.

Special guest: Carmel Taig

Carmel Taig will be discussing her latest book The Giant by the River: A history of the Yarraville Sugar Works.

When: Thu 27 Nov, 6pm-7pm
Where: Meeting Room, Library at the Dock

Book online

The Docklands History Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month, 6pm to 7pm.

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Story Lounge 

Do you like to listen to a good story?  We’re introducing a storytime for adults!
Bring your lunch, relax, knit, dream or enjoy the view, as we read you a hand-picked story or two.
Story Lounge happens at noon, on the fourth Wednesday of the month, in our beautiful new Library at the Dock.
No bookings required.

Where: Library at The Dock
When: Wednesdays, 12pm to 1pm
26 November

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