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Midsumma at Melbourne Library Service

15-24  January 2015

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!

Take a look at the program.


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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
Book your place

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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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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.

December 18 2014
Special guest: Peter Newbury

Join special guest Peter Newbury, Head of History at Melbourne Grammar School for more than 20 years, as he discusses his fascination with the Albert Graving Dock: “They built it, but they didn't come: The Alfred Graving Dock as a case study of Melbourne's Marvellous Megalomania.”

Thu 18 Dec, 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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