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Melton City Libraries

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Melton City Libraries includes Melton Library and Learning Hub, Caroline Springs Library and Civic Centre. We also have a presence at Diggers Rest Family Services and Eynesbury Discovery Centre. We offer an array programs in story telling, arts and crafts, writing workshops and author talks for children, teens and adults.

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February 2019

Free

Hot Rods

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs, Victoria 3023
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Author Alison Hadfield chats about her dad, Rod, the subject of her book, The Mad Scientist of Australian Hot Rodding, and creator of some of Australia’s most radical, yet immaculately engineered custom cars.

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Hot Rods

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton, Victoria 3337
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Author Alison Hadfield chats about her dad, Rod, the subject of her book, The Mad Scientist of Australian Hot Rodding, and creator of some of Australia’s most radical, yet immaculately engineered custom cars.

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Free

Ink Painting Workshop

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 22, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on February 25, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on March 4, 2019 at 10:00am

Paint delicate cherry blossoms, birds and bugs in this Chinese ink painting class designed for the absolute beginner.

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Free

Genealogy Help

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton, Victoria 3337
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Join volunteers from the Melton Family History Group in Melton Library’s dedicated local and family history research area, and learn how to get started on your family history using free library resources.

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Free

Genealogy Help

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton, Victoria 3337
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Learn how to get started on your family history using free library resources.

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Migrant Workers Job Help Workshop

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton, Victoria 3337
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Easy to understand information about migrant workers’ rights, how to look for local jobs, and templates for making a resume and cover letter.

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Free

Street Art Party

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs, Victoria 3023
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Enjoy food and lively entertainment at this outdoor twilight party to celebrate the end of Summer of Street Art.

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Selling Your Craft on Etsy

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 28, 2019 at 2:00pm

Join Dee Wild, local crafter and organiser of the Wild About Melbourne Pop-up Makers Markets, as she takes you through the ins-and-outs of selling your own creations on the online marketplace, Etsy.

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Free

Learn Beat Making & Song Writing

February 28 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:45pm on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs, Victoria 3023
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Whether you sing, rap, play instruments or make beats, take it to the next level as you learn the elements of song writing from the Sound of the Future team.

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March 2019

Free

Mindfulness Mornings

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on April 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 4, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on March 31, 2019 at 10:30am

This class will teach basic meditation methods and meaningful skills for personal practice.

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Free

Creative Writing for Beginners

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 2019

Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs, Victoria 3023
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This creative writing group will provide a safe and inspiring environment to encourage you to write.

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Free

After Schooligans!

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

Hang out with us after school - there will be something different to do every week! It could be art, craft, games, literary or STEM related activities.

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Free

The Future of Work

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton, Victoria 3337
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Dr Jude Walker, labour market specialist, will provide a no-nonsense insight into how employment will change over the next ten years and how to prepare for it.

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Free

English Conversation Class

March 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until May 31, 2019

Come along and improve your English speaking, reading and writing skills.

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Tech SOS – One on One Session

March 5 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Get a free 30-minute one-on-one session to learn about your iPad, computer, smartphone or other device.

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Free

Resume Review Service for Young Adults

March 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Drop-in for resume and job application help.

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Free

Chess Club

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Learn how to play chess, become a better player or challenge an opponent.

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Free

Job Lab at CS Library

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until May 2, 2019

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2019

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fifth of the month, repeating until May 30, 2019

Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs, Victoria 3023
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Join our free regular sessions to improve your resume and job seeking skills with the help of a qualified careers advisor.

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Free

Coding for Beginners

March 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on March 14, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on March 21, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on May 6, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on May 13, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on May 20, 2019 at 4:00pm

Learn the basics of coding, and work towards the creation of your own game!

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Free

Job Lab at Melton Library

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until May 9, 2019

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 23, 2019

Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton, Victoria 3337
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Join our free regular sessions to improve your resume and job seeking skills with the help of a qualified careers advisor.

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Free

The Supremes & Andrews Sisters Tribute

March 14 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs, Victoria 3023
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This show features smooth vocals from Susi Tate, classy harmonies, 60’s choreography and beautiful costumes.

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Free

Faces of Melton

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
CS Gallery, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs, 3023 Australia
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Tamirat Gebremariam has painted striking portraits of 12 local residents, a tribute to diverse individuals living in a community where cultural identities are varied and complex.

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Free

Sweet Treats Maltese Cooking

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on March 23, 2019 at 2:00pm

Guided demonstration on how to make a Maltese soufflé .

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Free

Research, Preserve & Restore Old Photos

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton, Victoria 3337
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Learn how to look after your irreplaceable family photos, both print and digital.

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Free

Explore the eCollections – Music and Film Streaming

March 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on March 28, 2018 at 9:30am

These sessions focus on aspects of our eCollections - Music and Film Streaming.

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Free

Charcoal Portraits for Beginners

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on April 2, 2019 at 1:00pm

Learn the basics of free-flowing charcoal portrait drawing.

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Free

The Thrifty Gardener

March 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs, Victoria 3023
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Be inspired to use more recycled materials in your garden to help the environment and make your garden beautiful, functional and productive on a budget.

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Free

Sharing your Garden with Wildlife

March 29 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton, Victoria 3337
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Learn how to become a ‘Champion for Wildlife’ by incorporating food sources, water, shelter and nesting places in your garden for our indigenous animals.

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April 2019

Free

Seniors Music Event – Brian Muldoon

April 3 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton, Victoria 3337
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Listen, sing or tap your feet along to ‘blasts from the past,’ a collection of great classic hits played by Brian Muldoon.

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Free

ADHD To the Power of Three

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs, Victoria 3023
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Author Carolyn Angelin is the mother of triplets with ADHD. Hear her discuss parenting, schooling and tips to deal with situations when life isn’t quite what you dreamt of.

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Free

Melton’s Paranormal World

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton, Victoria 3337
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Be spellbound by stories of paranormal investigations, local and afar.

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Free

Movin Round Melton

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 15, 2019 at 10:00am

Bringing back our brand of fun with craft, games (of all sizes) and quirky activities.

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Free

Draw your Family!

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on April 8, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on April 15, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on April 15, 2019 at 1:00pm

Artist Tamirat Gebremariam will guide kids through drawing a person they love, using fun materials.

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Free

Stem Stations

April 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 9, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on April 11, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on April 11, 2019 at 1:30pm

Take the challenge to complete each science, tech, engineering and math activity in time!

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Free

Foil Embossing

April 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on April 18, 2019 at 10:30am

Be inspired by our designs or try a design of your own for a truly unique piece of art.

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Free

Watercolour Art

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on April 18, 2019 at 2:00pm

Create a beautiful masterpiece using a technique that does not require any actual watercolour paints and take your finished work home.

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Free

Circus Skills

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on April 16, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on April 17, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on April 17, 2019 at 11:30am

Come along and learn how those amazing Circus performers do it.

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Free

Making Home-Based Business Accessible

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs, Victoria 3023
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Hear how and where you can introduce digital technology tools to increase your small business performance using a real-life case study.

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Free

Your Energy Broker

April 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on April 30, 2019 at 1:30pm

This Brotherhood of St. Laurence program helps you switch energy providers and save money. Learn how the program works and eligibility criteria.

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Free

Hell Ship with Michael Veitch

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton, Victoria 3337
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Hear Michael Veitch discuss this calamitous voyage.

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May 2019

Free

Explore the eCollections – E-books and E-audiobooks

May 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on May 2, 2019 at 9:30am

These sessions focus on aspects of our eCollections - E-books and E-audiobooks.

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Free

The Smart Home Experience

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton, Victoria 3337
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Play with a ‘smart’ speaker, vacuum and lights! Find out exactly what a ‘smart home’ is and throw your questions at Emagineering Computers experts, and technology commentator Vanessa Toholka from Triple R radio show, Byte Into It.

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Free

Star Wars After Schooligans!

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 7, 2019 at 4:00pm

Come dressed as your favourite hero or villain from any of the movies and enjoy the Star Wars-themed activities and crafts.

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Free

DJIWARR Opening Event

May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CS Gallery, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs, 3023 Australia
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Photographer Wayne Quilliam presents a series of digital works which draw on textures and tones from nature to depict the female form.

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Free

A Zero Waste Home

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on May 15, 2019 at 5:30pm

Tammy Logan, curator of popular blog ‘Gippsland Unwrapped’ will share practical solutions for zero waste living, leading to a simpler, healthier and happier life.

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Free

Seniors Movie Screening – Casablanca

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton, Victoria 3337
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Join us at Melton Library for a free showing of the movie Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

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Free

Seniors Movie Screening – The Harvey Girls

May 22 @ 10:45 am - 1:30 pm
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs, Victoria 3023
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Join us at the Caroline Springs Library for a free showing of The Harvey Girls starring Ray Bolger and Judy Garland.

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Free

National Simultaneous Storytime – Alpacas with Maracas

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Alpacas with Maracas, written and illustrated by Matt Cosgrove, will be simultaneously read to families in libraries across Australia.

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Free

Kids, Blokes and Science

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 12, 2019

Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs, Victoria 3023
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Grab your dad, uncle, grandpa, step-dad, carer, the man in your life, and book in for weekly sessions with the Scientwists!

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Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy a cuppa, nibbles and a chat while checking out some of our latest books.

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Free

The Life of Sir Hubert Opperman

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton, Victoria 3337
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Biographer Daniel Oakman discusses Oppy’s public and private life and the controversies of his later career.

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Free

Scams Information Session

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs, Victoria 3023
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Join this session to learn about the most common types of scams and how to avoid them.

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Free

Making IT!

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CS Gallery, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs, 3023 Australia
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Photographer Wayne Quilliam will share tips and tricks on developing your career as a young artist

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Free

Explore the eCollections – Newspapers and Magazines Online

May 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on May 30, 2019 at 9:30am

These sessions focus on aspects of our eCollections - E-books and E-audiobooks.

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June 2019

Free

Photographers Tour with Wayne Quilliam

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CS Gallery, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs, 3023 Australia
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Wayne Quilliam presents stories about his illustrious photography career amidst his experimental photo art at CS Gallery.

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