Children's Programs and Events
Baby Time Song lists
School Holiday Program
Children's Storytimes in other languages
Homework Club at Clayton
WordFest Program 2013
Wordfest 2013 Short Story Competition
Seniors Internet Classes
Book Groups & Chats
Holiday Activities for Children
Internet & Email Classes & Events
Addresses and maps for branch locations
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Meet other carers in your local area and enjoy stories and rhymes with your baby. Baby Time is for babies aged 12 months and under.
Clayton Tuesday at 2.00pm
Glen Waverley Wednesday at 2.00pm
Mount Waverley Thursday at 2.00pm
Oakleigh Monday at 2.00pm
Wheelers Hill Tuesday at 2.00pm
Sessions run for 20 minutes.
No bookings necessary.
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Bring your little ones (1-3 years) to a storytime that will delight them each week.
Sessions run for 45 minutes.
Come along at 10.30am on Wednesday May 22 to Oakleigh Library. The Mayor of Monash ,Cr Micaela Drieberg, will read this year's book during our regular storytime event. It is called The wrong book ! Yes that is really what it is called. The author is Nick Bland. Organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and sponsored by Scholastic.
For 3-5 year olds. Designed to foster a love of reading and books.
Sessions run for 45 minutes.
Clayton Monday 10.30 am
Glen Waverley Thursday 10.30 am
Note: AUSLAN Storytime for hearing-impaired and all children is every third Tuesday of the month at Glen Waverley.
Mount Waverley Tuesday 10.30 am
Mulgrave Thursday 2.00pm from 10 January 2013
Oakleigh Wednesday 10.30 am
Wheelers Hill Monday 10.30 am
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Chinese Storytime (in Mandarin) at Mount Waverley. 3rd Thursday of the month at 10.30am except for school holidays.Thursdays :Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 18, May 16, Jun 20, Jul 18 , Aug 15, Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21 2013. Not run in school holidays. Sessions run for 45 minutes. No booking required.
Chinese storytime flyer for Mount Waverley (Chinese language pdf file 810 kb 1 page: same content as in this listing.)
Chinese Storytime (in Mandarin) 2013 February - June 2013 sessions. at Clayton. 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 1.15 pm to 2.00 pm except for school holidays. Mondays Feb 4 and 18, March 4 and 18, April 15, May 6 and 20, June 3 and 17 2013. Sessions run for 45 minutes. No booking required.
Chinese storytime flyer for Clayton (Chinese language pdf file 610 kb 1 page: same content as in this listing.)
Greek Storytime 2013 at Oakleigh. The sessions run the first and third Mondays of each month at 10.30 am. Not run in school holidays. Sessions run for 45 minutes. No booking required.
Greek language storytime flyer for Oakleigh. (pdf file 170 kb same content as above.)
Italian Storytime 2013 at Clayton with Anne Marie Messina. Sessions at 10.30 am: on these Wednesdays : February 6, February 20, March 6, March 20, April 17, May 1, May 15, June 5, June 19. Not held in school holidays.
Italian language storytime flyer for Clayton. (pdf file 250 kb same content as above)
AUSLAN Storytime 2013 at Glen Waverley. Sessions at 10.30am on the third Tuesday of the month. Tuesdays
19 February, 19 March, 16 April, 14 May, 18 June
16 July, 13 August, 17 September, 15 October, 19 November.
AUSLAN storytime flyer for Glen Waverley (pdf file 240 kb 1 page: same content as in this listing.)
A fun, free monthly story and craft activity for primary school children aged 5-12. Three branches will host Blast Off ! at 4 pm on a selected day in 2013. Dates for 2013 as below.
Clayton - 4th Tuesday: 26 Feb , 26 March , 23 April , 28 May , 25 Jun , 23 Jul , 27 Aug , 24 Sep, 22 Oct , 26 Nov 2013
Mount Waverley - 2nd Thursday : 14 Feb , 14 March ,11 Apr, 9 May , 13 Jun , 11 Jul, 8 Aug , 12 Sept , 10 Oct , 14 Nov 2013
Wheelers Hill - 3rd Thursday: 21 Feb , 21 Mar , 18 Apr , 16 May , 20 Jun 18 July , 15 Aug , 19 Sep, 17 Oct , 21 Nov 2013
Sessions run for 1 hour.
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School holiday activities are run within the Libraries at each school holiday break. Details are available on this site and from the libraries at the approach of each holiday period.
Other holiday programs are run in conjunction with the City of Monash. Brochures for these are available in the Libraries and at the council office before each holiday period.
Need help with your homework? Need a place to work with fewer distractions? Join the Clayton Homework Club. Volunteers are available to encourage and support you with your homework, during term time, at Clayton Library.
Where? Clayton Library 9-15 Cooke St, Clayton
When? Tuesdays from 5.00pm to 7.00pm. Homework Club will recommence on February 12, 2013
Phone? 9541 3120
These are some of our online databases that are particularly useful when doing homework and assignments. Use them at home with your library card, or in the library.
Assignment due? Can't get to the library?
Try the Library's Online Resources
And Ask a Librarian
Access from home on the internet with your library card.
Whether you have an eReader already or are considering purchasing one, Monash Public Library Service can help you understand eBooks and eReaders with these free, hands on programs.
Find out if eBooks are right for you by trying a range of eReaders at the library. eBooks are pre-loaded and ready for you to browse, with a librarian ready to answer your questions.
This event is now over. But if you would like us to run this class again, please phone and leave your request. And if you missed the eBooks session, here are the notes from the eBooks session (pdf file 480 kb 10 pages.)
WordFest is an annual literature festival run by Monash Public Library Service that celebrates readers, writers, stories, words and language. The diverse program offers the community a broad range of experiences including writing workshops, exhibitions, films and author talks.
WordFest Launch and Program
The Monash Writers Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at Wheelers Hill Library from 6.00pm-8.00pm.
During these meetings the library supports local writers and helps them reach their creative goals by facilitating and providing peer and professional guidance through discussion, activities and programs.
For more information please contact the Community Engagement Librarian (Adult): 9561 6211
This is an annual event which occurs during our Wordfest. There are 3 categories (12-14 years; 15-17 years; and adult. Prizes of up to $500 are awarded each year.
The group meets on Mondays 10:15am to 12:15pm in the Reading room at Glen Waverley Library
Dates for 2013 are Mondays 7 January, 4 February; 4 March; 29 April; 27 May; 24 June; 22 July; 19 August; 16 September; 14 October; 11 November; 9 December 2013
The next set of internet sessions can be booked from July 15, 2013. The classes are free and are held in Greek, Chinese and Italian as well as in English on a weekly basis for 5 weeks at the branches. Each session lasts 2 hours.
These classes offer an opportunity for people with little or no computer skills to learn in a comfortable environment.
Classes include: Computer basics; Files and folders; Internet browsing; Sending emails; Emails with attachments; Saving digital photos
Playing games is a great way to relax, meet new people and get involved with your community. Adults aged 16+ can join this free group and play board games. You can bring your own games or try ours!
We play games at Glen Waverley Library every Friday from 11.00am to 1.00pm.
Enquiries: 9560 1655
Games at Glen Waverley pdf flyer 196 kb 1 page.Same content as above.
Like a good yarn? ... and knitting too?
Bring along your knitting and meet with fellow enthusiasts. Anyone can join in, regardless of level of skill and experience.
Sessions will last 60 to 90 minutes. No booking required.
Glen Waverley Library Wednesdays at 6.30pm.
Mount Waverley Library First and third Tuesday of the month at 7.00pm.
Oakleigh Library Second and fourth Thursday of the month at 3.00pm.
Wheelers Hill. Every Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Practise your English at our weekly Conversation Circles with the help of experienced volunteers. It's also a great opportunity to meet other people from your local area. Come in for a chat.
Note: the Circles do not run in school holidays
The circles are free. No booking.
Clayton Library Saturdays at 10.00am. Not run on school or public holidays.
Clayton Library Tuesdays at 11.00am. Commences 19 February. Not run on school or public holidays.
Glen Waverley Library Mondays at 11.00am Not run on school or public holidays.
Mount Waverley Library Thursdays at 11.00am. Not run on school or public holidays.
Oakleigh Library Fridays at 11.00 am. Not run on school or public holidays.
Oakleigh Library Conversation Circle for Greek speakers. First and third Mondays at 12 noon. Not run on school or public holidays.
Sessions are for 1 hour. Free. No bookings required.
View flyer Conversation Circles 2013 (pdf file 230kb 1 page same content as above.)
Your chance to tell others about your favourite books and get their recommendations in return. No booking required. Sessions last an hour and will have a staff facilitator.
Mount Waverley - 2nd Tuesday of the month, 2.00pm.
Teen Chat - Mount Waverley, 1st Friday of the month, 4.00pm
Monash Public Library Service hosts book clubs at our Wheelers Hill branch and the Mount Waverley branch.
Book groups usually stop mid to late December and recommence in 2013. Please check the branch to find out commencement dates and details
Book groups are a relaxed and enjoyable way to share your passion for reading!
Daytime group at Wheelers Hill Library
3rd Tuesday of each month at 10.00 am No vacancies.
Evening Group 1 at Wheelers Hill Library
4th Tuesday evening of the month at 6.45 pm. No vacancies.
Evening Group 2 at Wheelers Hill Library
2nd Thursday evening of the month at 6.45pm. No vacancies.
Contact the Wheelers Hill Library 9561 6211 for further information, or to express interest in joining a group at this branch.
Daytime group at Mount Waverley Library
1st Monday of each month at 12.30pm. No Vacancies.
Daytime group at Mount Waverley Library
1st Friday of each month at 2.00pm. No vacancies.
Are you aged 18-35? Do you love reading and discussing books? You should join the club!
Now at Glen Waverley from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Wednesdays in 2013: Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8, Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14, Sept 11, oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11.
Gen Y Book Club flyer( pd file 250 kb same content as above.)
Group classes will be announced on our events pages. Seniors internet classes for semester 1 are now on. Next date to enrol is Monday July 15 2013.
From time to time we also run demonstration or hands-on sessions on topics such as facebook, skype or using tablet computers. Keep a lookout on this site and in the library for information about these.
Individual classes can be arranged by contacting your local branch. The fee for a one-on-one session, tailored to suit you, is $46.50
Payment must be made within 24 hours of booking. Please phone the branch where the session is to be held to make a booking. Pay at any branch within 24 hours