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Library events

Moonee Valley libraries have many special events throughout the year, including author talks, information sessions and workshops.

View our recurring library programs and discover what's happening at your local library.


 

Travel Writing

The secrets of good travel writing

Experienced travel writer, Tim Richards, has had articles published with Lonely Planet and in newspapers and magazines across the world. He also publishes a weekly blog. He will illustrate how to go beyond bland predictable descriptions as he gives examples of pieces he was written on his trip through Europe in 2011.

Niddrie Library
Tuesday, 3 March, 6.30pm
Free, bookings necessary, call 8325 1925 or book online

Philomena

Philomena

Judi Dench stars in the story of Philomena Lee, mother of a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later Philomena meets a BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travelling companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship. M. 94 mins.

Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre
Friday, 6 March, 1pm
Free, bookings necessary, call 8325 1940 or book online

 

Gough Whitlam

Author Talk - Whitlam: The Biography

Jenny Hocking has written the definitive biography of Australia’s 21st Prime Minster. This two volume book has been shortlisted for the Margarey Medal for Biography, The Age Book of the Year, the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and the National Biography Award. Professor Hocking is Research Fellow at The National Centre for Australian Studies.

Sam Merrifield Library
Monday, 16 March, 7pm
Free, bookings necessary. Call 8325 1950 or book online

 

Between the Devil and the deep blue sea

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Part of Cultural Diversity Week (March 16-20)

In Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea you will meet the human faces behind the most controversial issue of our time. Documentary filmmakers, Jessie Taylor and Ali Reza Sadiqi travelled across Indonesia and met with 250 asylum seekers in jails, detention centres and hostels. Through candid interviews and hidden camera footage, in the words of asylum seekers themselves, the story of the “refugee” is told. It asks the question, what pushes people to leave home and become a “boat person”?

Flemington Library
Tuesday, 17 March, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Free, but bookings necessary, call 8325 1975 or book online

 

Make Hummus not war

Make Hummus Not War

Part of Cultural Diversity Week (March 16-20)

One of the oldest-known prepared foods in human history, hummus is claimed by multiple Middle Eastern nationalities. So when Graham, a self-described hummus tragic, learned of a Lebanese plan to sue Israel for acting as if it had proprietary rights over the dish, he was intrigued and hungry for more. Unrated Documentary. 80 mins.

Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre
Thursday 19 March, 6pm
Free, bookings necessary, call 8325 1940 or book online

 

 Bicycle Maintenance

Bicycle maintenance workshop

Join Damien Lack from Flemington Cycles and learn how to repair and service your own bike. Damien will share his invaluable knowledge and tips on bike maintenance and safety. Damien has raced both road and mountain bikes and has over 30 years experience in the industry.

Flemington Library
Tuesday 24 March, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Free, bookings necessary, call 8325 1975 or book online

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Last updated: Friday, 27 February 2015, 4:31 PM