Events & Programs

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CHILDREN'S EVENTS

 

Baby Time 2015

Resuming 27 January 2015

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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.

Babytime sessions finish 30 November and resume from Tuesday 27 January 2015

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.

Resuming 27 January 2015

 

Baby Time songs list and download

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Toddler Time 2015

Resuming 27 January 2015

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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.

Regular Toddler Time Storytimes

Clayton Friday 10.30am
Glen Waverley Tuesday 10.30am
Mount Waverley Wednesday 10.30am
Mulgrave For all children up to 5 years.
2014 From 7 Jan 2014 on Tuesdays only at 2.00pm.
Oakleigh Thursday 10.30 am
Wheelers Hill Wednesday 10.30 am

Toddler regular sessions end as of 30 November. Toddler Time sessions resume from Tuesday 27 January 2015

 

Preschool Storytime 2015

Resuming 27 January 2015

Regular Preschool Storytimes

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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 Tuesdays from 27 Jan 2015 at 2.00pm Note: for all children up to 5 years
Oakleigh Wednesday 10.30 am
Wheelers Hill Monday 10.30 am

Regular Preschool Storytime sessions resume from Tuesday 27 January 2015

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Chinese, Greek,Italian and AUSLAN Storytimes 2015

Chinese Storytime (in Mandarin) at Mount Waverley.chinese stories

Details for 2015 to be announced.

Chinese Storytime (in Mandarin) at Clayton

Details for 2015 to be announced.

Italian Storytime at Clayton with Anne Marie Messina.

Details for 2015 to be announced.

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AUSLAN Storytime 2015 at Glen Waverley

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Details for 2015 to be announced

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Blast Off! 2015

A fun, free monthly story and craft activity for primary school children aged 5-12. Clayton and Wheelers Hill branches host Blast Off ! in 2015 at 4 pm on a selected day.

Clayton dates:

24 Feb; 24 March; 28 April; 26 May; 23 June; 28 July; 25 Aug; 22 Sept** Must book for this session; 27 Oct; 24 Nov

Wheelers Hill dates:

19 Feb; 19 March; 16 April ** Must book for this session; 21 May; 18 June; 16 July; 20 Aug; 17 Sept; 15 Oct; 19 Nov

Click to view Flyer for Blast Off! 2015 (pdf file 120 kb 1 page)

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School Holiday Activities

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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.

The January 2015 program includes Summer Storytimes.

View School Holiday Program 6 -22 January 2015
(pdf file 675kb 1 page)

or view/download as text. Note:Scientwists at both GW and at MW are booked out. Jungle Exploration at MW on 7 Jan is booked out.

School Holiday Program 6-22 January 2015 (text file)

Cosplay event on 16 January at Glen Waverley: Download the Cosplay registration and photo consent form and the Cosplay rules for this event. (small pdf files) These forms are also available at the branches.

Book program events by phone or in person at any branch, or email eventbookings@monlib.vic.gov.au Give event details, contact name and phone, full names and ages of attendees. When confirmed, if it is a paid event, please arrange to pay asap at your nearest branch.

Special Summer Storytimes

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Bedtime, Midsummer and other storytimes to keep your little ones delighted over summer. Free and no booking required.

Bedtime Storytime!

7pm, FREE, no bookings required Wear your PJs and bring a cuddly toy!

Wheelers Hill: Monday 5 January
Clayton: Tuesday 6 January
Glen Waverley: Wednesday 7 January
Mount Waverley: Thursday 15 January
Oakleigh: Monday 19 January

Summer Storytime Fun!

10.30am, FREE, no bookings required
Clayton: Friday 9 January
Clayton: Friday 23 January

Summer Storytime Fun!

11am, FREE, no bookings required

Glen Waverley: Saturday 10 January

Midsummer Night Storytime!

7pm, FREE, no bookings required Wear your PJs and bring your teddy!

Mulgrave: Wednesday 14 January
Mulgrave: Wednesday 21 January

View all Summer Storytimes.(pdf file 1 page 700kb)

Flyers for some of the particular storytimes are also available now.
Midsummer Night Storytimes at Mulgrave (pdf file 1 page 305kb)
Saturday Storytimes at Glen Waverley (pdf file 1 page 540kb)

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TEEN EVENTS (see also ADULT EVENTS )

 

Teen Writers Group

See the School Holiday Program above for Illustration, iPhoneography and Cosplay (Costume) events this summer.

Teen Writers Group

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Like to write? Scribble? Dabble? Compose? Create? If you're aged 12-18 come and join our new Teen Writers' Group at Oakleigh Library, run by author Melissa Gijsbers!

Meet our resident author Melissa Gijsbers, chat about your writing, grab a snack and have just a little bit of fun at our last meeting for the year. No bookings required.

Details for 2015 to be announced.

 

ADULT EVENTS

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Family History Events

Family History events can be found on the Family History event page.

Details for 2015 to be announced.

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WordFest 2014

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WordFest 2014 Short Story Winners were announced on 13 September 2014. The winning stories are now available online.

Winners List 2014 and stories online »

Winners List 2013 and stories online »

Winners List 2012 and stories online »

Monash Writers Group

 

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. The Monash Writers Group will meet again on 21 January 2015.

For more information please contact the Community Engagement Librarian (Adult): 9561 6211

Family History Group at Glen Waverley

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The group meets on the following Mondays in 2014 from 10:15am to 12:15pm in the Reading room at Glen Waverley Library

Details for 2015 to be announced.

Family History group at Glen Waverley pdf flyer 1.1MB kb 1 page. Same content as above.

Family History events can be found on the Family History event page.

   

Scrabble Club at Glen Waverley on Fridays at 11am

From Friday 10 October 2014.

Scrabble Club at Wheelers Hill on Mondays at 2pm

From Monday 3 November 2014

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Play Scrabble for fun and enjoy the company of others!

No bookings required.

Scrabble Clubs (pdf flyer 205kb 1 page. Same content as above.)

 

Knitting Groups 2014

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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.

Mount Waverley Library First and third Tuesday of the month at 7.00pm. Ends 2 December

Oakleigh Library Second and fourth Thursday of the month at 3.00pm. Continues through summer holidays.

Wheelers Hill. Every Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Recommences 15 January 2015.

View flyer Knitting groups 2014 (pdf file 140kb 1 page same content as above.)

 

Conversation Circles 2015

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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. The sessions begin from February 2015.

Note: the Circles do not run in school holidays

The circles are free. No booking.

Clayton Library Saturdays at 10.00am. Ends 6 Dec. 2014. Not run on school or public holidays.

Clayton Library Tuesdays at 11.00am.Ends 2 Dec. 2014. Not run on school or public holidays.

Glen Waverley Library Wednesdays at 12 noon. Ends 3 Dec. 2014 Not run on school or public holidays.

Mount Waverley Library Thursdays at 11.00 am. Ends 4 Dec 2014. Not run on school or public holidays.

Oakleigh Library Fridays at 11.00 am. Ends 5 Dec. 2014 Resumes 6 February 2015. 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 2014 (pdf file 420kb 1 page same content as above.)

 

Book Clubs 2015

Details to be announced.

Monash Public Library Service proudly supports local book clubs, free of charge, by supplying sets of ten titles up to 12 times each year to each club.

The library selects new titles each year to ensure that book clubs have fresh, popular and engaging titles to discuss each month.

For more information, please contact the Adult Services Librarian at your local library branch.

View flyer Book Clubs 2014 (pdf file 309kb 1 page same content as above.)

View Book Clubs Titles List 2014 (pdf file 210kb 2 pages.)

or view as a word documemt

View Book Clubs Titles List 2014 (word doc file 60kb 2 pages.)

 

Technology Training

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Classes or 2015 to be announced.

They are free classes for seniors and offer an opportunity for people with little or no computer skills to learn in a comfortable environment.

Other technology workshops are held regularly throughout the year. You can stay informed about upcoming programs by subscribing to our eNewsletter, following us on Facebook, or by visiting our website or any of our library branches.

Find out what other computer training options are available in Monash by downloading our flyer Where to learn computer skills in Monash from the Training page.

Individual classes can be arranged by contacting your local branch.

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