Monash Public Library Service


Service Interruption

Owing to maintenance on our catalogue system from 9.30pm Wednesday 22 October 2014, access to online services and databases will be interrupted. It is anticipated that services will be resumed in the morning on 23 October. Our apology for the inconvenience.

Swallow Me, Now! A book launch with Melissa Gijsbers

book cover

Swallow Me, NOW! is the first book in an exciting new series. At Green Oaks Primary School, ten year old Samantha Phillips is back in Australia after three years in Nepal. But settling into a new school in a different country is tough and Sam sometimes wishes the ground would just, "Swallow me, now!" For junior readers aged 8-12 years.

Oakleigh Library on Saturday 25 October at 1pm

Details and booking »

Annabel Crabb Podcast

Annabel Crabb

Listen to the podcast of Annabel talking at a recent library event about her new book, The Wife Drought.

One of Australia's most popular political commentators, Annabel Crabb is the ABC's chief online political writer. Her new book explores our fixation on the barriers that face women on the way into the workplace.

Link to podcast page »

Monash Community Grants Program: Applications Open 20 October

Suitable organisations and groups can apply for funding through the 2015/16 Monash Community Grants Program. If you have a three year grant from Council you do not need to apply. If unsure, please contact (03) 9518 3649.

Applicaton forms will be available from Monday 20 October 2014 at the link below. Meanwhile for more information, please visit the Monash Community Grants page on the Council site.

Seniors' Month is in October

A great variety of events awaits you in October at the library: try new technology, enjoy local history, learn about brush painting, share a special storytime with your grandchild, and safeguard your health. All events are free.

View the details and book your place. »

Sir John Monash Lecture 2014: Podcast of The Hon. Michael Kirby's Speech

hon michael kirby

Listen to the podcast of this lecture on the topic of Human Rights in North Korea.

Link to podcast page »

Short Story Awards. Read the stories online now!

wordfest logo

Awards were presented last Saturday for the WordFest Short Story Competition 2014. Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who entered.

Find out who won and enjoy some great stories »


Library Bag on the Move

bag at Borobudur, Java

The Library Bag sees the stunning temple of Borobudur in the early morning light.

View closeup »
View other great locations » where our Library bag has been sighted.

You can download acrobat reader for pdf files at the adobe site