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Melton City Libraries

03 9747 5300||http://www.melton.vic.gov.au/Out-n-About/Libraries-and-learning/Libraries

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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Upcoming Programs

January 2018

Take Your Best Shot – Youth Photo Competition!

January 17 @ 1:00 am - January 18 @ 12:59 am
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An event every day that begins at 1:00am, repeating until March 1, 2018

Whether it’s a place, people, an event, whatever - we want you to capture what this city means to you. Pick up your camera or phone and get snappin’ for your chance to win! We’ve got $2000 in prizes up for grabs across 12-15, 16-20 and 21-25 age divisions. The prizes to be won in the following age categories are: -Age Group: 12 – 15 – Nikon Coolpix B500 Superzoom, Travel Kit, -Age Group: 16 – 20 - Canon EOS…

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Free

Cartooning Workshop at Melton Library – FULLY BOOKED

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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Learn the basic tricks of drawing cartoon face expressions, hand action and bodies for your own cartoon characters. Then we’ll move on to developing your cartoon characters and how to add action to your comic strip! Scrap books and pencils will be supplied. This event is fully booked, click here to go onto the waiting list (17 Jan session). Ages 6-12years. Wednesday 17 Jan • 10am-11.30am • Melton Library Friday 19 Jan • 10am-12pm • Caroline Springs Library

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Free

Publish Me Workshop at CS Library – FULLY BOOKED

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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A Kids’ Own Publishing artist will guide students to produce text and illustrations to create their own book on the theme of their choice. The book will be ‘published’ with one copy kept for display and another to take home. For children aged 5-12years. Bookings essential, this session is fully booked, click here to go onto the waiting list. Wednesday 17 Jan • 10.00am – 12.00pm • Caroline Springs Library

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Free

Craft & Chat Club at Melton Library

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until February 22, 2018

Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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Discover the joys of making hand-crafted items! Learn how to knit and crochet, enjoy a cuppa, and spend time sharing ideas with other craft-lovers. Bring along a project you’re working on, or find inspiration for your next one. Melton Library and Learning Hub: Every Thursday mornings 10am 

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Free

Applying for your First Job

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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Do you need a casual job after school? Are you moving into the workforce for the first time? Learn the essentials required for applying, getting, and keeping your first job in our interactive workshop. Our expert careers advisor will help you develop your first resume, and showcase skills you might not realise you have! Topics covered include: Looking for a job Preparing a resume Communication, teamwork and problem solving skills How to prepare for an interview Personal presentation Workbook will…

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Free

Twisted Tots – Meet Einstein at CS Library FULLY BOOKED

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Children are naturally curious about the world and every child wants to be a discoverer or an experimenter. This session introduces Scientists through a literacy and science activity that stimulates the "wondering" process. Twisted science is the home of hands-on science specialists and they are coming to Melton City Libraries over summer. Get your kids involved in the amazing world of science where learning is so much fun and the team is inspiring curiosity and creativity in science. This event is…

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Twisted Tots – Meet Einstein at Melton Library

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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Children are naturally curious about the world and every child wants to be a discoverer or an experimenter. This session introduces Scientists through a literacy and science activity that stimulates the "wondering" process. Twisted science is the home of hands-on science specialists and they are coming to Melton City Libraries over summer. Get your kids involved in the amazing world of science where learning is so much fun and the team is inspiring curiosity and creativity in science. Bookings are required,…

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Free

Tech SOS – One on One Sessions

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Tuesdays 2pm at Melton or Thursdays 2pm at Caroline Springs

Need help with your device? We’re offering 30 minute one-on-one sessions to assist you with basic troubleshooting and set-up of your devices. Bring along your tech device - iPad, computer, smartphone or other device, and we’ll show you how to solve your problem. Tuesdays at Melton Library, 2pm or 2.30pm Thursdays at Caroline Springs Library, 2pm or 2.30pm Bookings essential. Please view the events calendar for dates. When booking please provide an indication of what you require help with by…

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Mark Brandi Author Talk

January 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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Wimmera is a novel about crime and vengeance set in the Wimmera town of Stawell. Murder in a small country town is the theme of Mark Brandi’s novel Wimmera. Evoking memories of long hot summers join Mark as he talks about his novel. Bookings essential, click here to book. Thursday 18 January • 6:30pm – 7:30pm • Melton Library

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Movin’ Round Melton Summer Pop-Up Library

January 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Friday, repeating until January 26, 2018

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until January 23, 2018

Schools out, reading is in! Melton City Librarians will be hosting pop up libraries in locations around Melton on Tuesday and Friday mornings throughout January. Kids and families will have access to hot reading picks to take home and enjoy, register for summer reading clubs and take part in an environmental activity. Friday 5 January • 9.30am-11.30am • Woodlea Estate Playground Tuesday 9 January • 9.30am-11.30am • Taylors Hill Central Park Playground Friday 12 January • 9.30am-11.30am • Bridge Road…

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Free

Sewing Group at Melton Library

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Runs every week except Public Holidays
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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Do you have a sewing project that you are working on? Come and join a group of avid sewers while you spend some time sewing, sharing ideas, advancing your abilities, and enjoying a cuppa.

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Free

Cartooning Workshop at CS Library – FULLY BOOKED

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Learn the basic tricks of drawing cartoon face expressions, hand action and bodies for your own cartoon characters. Then we’ll move on to developing your cartoon characters and how to add action to your comic strip! Scrap books and pencils will be supplied. Ages 6-12years. This event is fully booked, click here to go onto the waiting list (19 Jan session).  Wednesday 17 Jan • 10am-11.30am • Melton Library Friday 19 Jan • 10am-12pm • Caroline Springs Library

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Free

Publish Me Workshop at Melton Library – FULLY BOOKED

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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A Kids’ Own Publishing artist will guide students to produce text and illustrations to create their own book on the theme of their choice. The book will be ‘published’ with one copy kept for display and another to take home. For children aged 5-12years. This event is fully booked, click here to go onto the waiting list. Friday 19 Jan • 10.00am – 12.00pm • Melton Library

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Free

Summertime Preschool Storytime at Melton Library

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

One event on December 16, 2017 at 11:00am

Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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We are running special storytime sessions during summer at Melton and Caroline Springs Libraries! Preschool-aged kids are curious about everything. Storytime is a great way to introduce children to the wonderful world of books. Sessions include stories, songs, rhymes, a short craft activity and an introduction to AUSLAN. All programs are designed for parents to participate with their children. Preschool storytime is 45 to 60 minutes long and it’s geared toward 3- to 5- year olds. No bookings are required.…

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Free

Summertime Preschool Storytime at CS Library

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

One event on December 16, 2017 at 11:00am

Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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We are running special storytime sessions during summer at Caroline Springs and Melton Libraries! Preschool-aged kids are curious about everything. Storytime is a great way to introduce children to the wonderful world of books. Sessions include stories, songs, rhymes, a short craft activity and an introduction to AUSLAN. All programs are designed for parents to participate with their children. Preschool storytime is 45 to 60 minutes long and it’s geared toward 3- to 5- year olds. No bookings are required.…

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Summer Reading Club Celebration & Prize Draw – Melton Library

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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It’s Game On, and to celebrate the Summer Reading Club you’ll be testing your skills with games both big and small. Then we’ll follow up with the major prize draw. You’ve got to be in it to win it! This program is designed for the skill level of primary & secondary aged school children. Bookings essential, click here to book. Monday 22 Jan • 2.00pm – 3.30pm • Melton Library

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Summer Reading Club Celebration & Prize Draw – CS Library

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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It’s Game On, and to celebrate the Summer Reading Club you’ll be testing your skills with games both big and small. Then we’ll follow up with the major prize draw. You’ve got to be in it to win it! This program is designed for the skill level of primary & secondary aged school children. Bookings essential, click here to book. Tuesday 23 Jan • 2.00pm – 3.30pm • Caroline Springs Library

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Free

Night Crafties at Melton Library

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Runs every week except Public Holidays
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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Got a woollen scarf or beanie on the go or do you want to learn to knit, crochet or just be creative? Join our group for a regular, relaxed weekly session.

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Women Self Defence Seminar

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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4 different sessions available
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Learn basic karate self-defence for women with instructor Felix Johansson. In these classes, you will learn about general personal safety awareness, to minimize your vulnerability and increase confidence by learning practical personal safety techniques. Learn how to take control and remove your personal vulnerability from any given scenario. Classes will include general information, demonstrations and Q & A. Physical participation at these sessions is optional, however if you would like to engage in actual practice please wear loose, comfortable clothing.…

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February 2018

LEAP in2future WORK at CS Library

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 3, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on February 8, 2018 at 1:00pm

Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Looking for inspiration to re-enter the workforce or make that career change? We’ve partnered with YouthNow and Learn Local to bring you these amazing free sessions aimed at youth to adults. We’ll have experts on hand to introduce you to new learning opportunities, and develop a new mindset to prepare for work in the modern world. There’ll be on-the-spot career advice, along with the opportunity to learn about creative technologies such as coding, robotics and virtual reality. Parents are welcome…

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Free

Craft & Chat Club at CS Library

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until February 2, 2018

Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Discover the joys of making hand-crafted items! Learn how to knit and crochet, enjoy a cuppa, and spend time sharing ideas with other craft-lovers. Bring along a project you’re working on, or find inspiration for your next one. Caroline Springs Library and Learning Hub: Every Friday mornings 11am during school term

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Homework Club at the Library

February 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Monday, repeating until March 26, 2018

Need some help with your homework, or not quite sure how to approach a project at school? Our qualified tutor can help! Drop in to Homework Club between 4.30pm-5.30pm and enjoy wi-fi, resources and professional guidance. All for free! BYO school project, assignment or homework. This session is intended for students in years 7 - 9 at secondary school. Sessions will alternate fortnightly between Melton and Caroline Springs Libraries.

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Chess Club at CS Library

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until February 26, 2018

Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Learn how to play chess, become a better player or challenge an opponent at our weekly Chess Club. Chess boards provided, and instruction will be given by a skilled facilitator. Bookings not required. Ages 7years +. Mondays 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb & continuing through Mar & Apr • 5.30pm – 7.30pm • Caroline Springs Library

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Free

Resume Writing Seminar

February 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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Come along to a FREE information session hosted by Proven Resume Results.

Learn how to create the perfect resume and cover letter, discover some essential interview and key selection criteria tips and much more.

Bookings required.

Melton Library and Learning Hub: Wednesday 25th October 9:30am - 11am

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Chess Club at Melton Library

Chess
February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until February 28, 2018

Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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Learn how to play chess, become a better player or challenge an opponent at our weekly Chess Club. Chess boards provided, and instruction will be given by a skilled facilitator. Bookings not required. Ages 7years +. Wednesdays 7, 14, 21, 28 Feb & continuing through Mar & Apr • 5.30pm – 7.30pm • Melton Library

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Free

Try Cloud Storage at Caroline Springs Library

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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You’ve heard about the cloud, now learn the basics. Try out two leading cloud storage platforms and find out how to use them and how they can help make your life easier. Participants will be shown how to use Microsoft OneDrive and Apple iCloud cloud storage platforms. Equipment provided, but participants should have basic computer knowledge. Bookings essential, click here to book. Friday 9 February • 12pm - 2pm • Caroline Springs Library

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Reading Circles at the Library

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 26, 2018

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

Reading Circles are here to help Primary School aged children and their parents practice their reading homework. Take the opportunity to read together in a supportive and encouraging environment, and get help if you need it! No bookings required, just drop in. Mondays 12, 19, 26 Feb & 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar • 4.00pm – 5.00pm • Melton Library Wednesdays 14, 21, 28 Feb & 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar • 4.00pm – 5.00pm • Caroline Springs Library

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Conversation Club at CS Library

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

One event on February 14, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on February 28, 2018 at 11:00am

Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Come along to the conversation club to meet new people, have a good discussion on a variety of books, talk about the latest films, and see what’s new in the library. We meet fortnightly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month at Caroline Spring Library 11am-12pm. No need to book, just come by!

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Introduction to Coding at Melton Library – FULLY BOOKED

February 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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Using scratch coding, attendees will learn the basic fundamentals of coding, and work towards the creation of a game of their own. Attendance is required at all sessions to build on new skills each week. For children aged Ages 6-12years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This session is fully booked, click here to go onto the waiting list (bookings only required for children attending) Wednesdays 14, 21, 28 Feb & 7 Mar • 4.00pm – 5.00pm • Melton Library

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Recipe Raves at CS Library

February 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on February 14, 2018 at 5:00pm

Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Are you interested in joining a book club that chats about cook books, recipes, tips and tricks in the kitchen? Come along to our meeting, check out the latest cookbooks, and join in for some fun and great ideas. For more information call the library on 9747 5300 or email [email protected] Second Wednesday of each month 5-6pm.

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Free

Storytelling for Adults

February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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This Library Lovers Day why not pamper yourself - there is nothing like a little me time! Join us at the library to relax and listen to renowned storyteller Jackie Kerin, as she carries you away with her amazing stories, and transports you to another place with her soothing voice. Listening to a story is a wonderful way to escape the everyday and relax.  Join Jackie as she transports you with her storytelling. Light snacks provided. Bookings are essential, click…

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Introduction to Coding at CS Library – FULLY BOOKED

February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Using scratch coding, attendees will learn the basic fundamentals of coding, and work towards the creation of a game of their own. Attendance is required at all sessions to build on new skills each week. For children aged Ages 6-12years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This session is fully booked, click here to go onto the waiting list (bookings only required for children attending) Thursdays 15, 22 Feb & 7, 1, 8 Mar • 4.00pm – 5.00pm • Caroline…

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Free

Tech Ready Tourist – CS Library

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Be inspired and pick up some excellent tips and tricks when it comes to planning your next holiday online. Bring along your digital device or borrow one from us as we discuss useful apps and websites that you can rely on for booking flights, accommodation and piecing together a memorable holiday. Share your own experiences as we enjoy a cuppa. Bookings essential, click here to book.  Friday 16 Feb • 2pm-3.30pm • Caroline Springs Library Friday 23 Feb • 2pm-3.30pm…

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Free

Maltese Cookery – Pastizzi at Melton Library

February 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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Sharon is a chef with many years training and knows the foolproof way to make these delicious savoury treats. Sharon will demonstrate how to make the delicious Maltese staple - pastizzi.  Learn all the tips and tricks for perfect pastizzi every time. Take the opportunity to share recipes, and connect with other cooks. Bookings are essential, click here to book. Tuesday 20 February • 9:30am – 12 pm • Melton Library

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Free

Maltese Cookery – Pastizzi at CS Library

February 20 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Sharon is a chef with many years training and knows the foolproof way to make these delicious savoury treats. Sharon will demonstrate how to make the delicious Maltese staple - pastizzi.  Learn all the tips and tricks for perfect pastizzi every time. Take the opportunity to share recipes, and connect with other cooks. Bookings are essential, click here to book. Tuesday 20 February • 2.30pm - 5pm • Caroline Springs Library

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Discovering Family History

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Discover the basics to begin your Family history research. Learn where to search for records about your ancestors, how to search genealogical databases and tips and tricks on getting the best search results. This session is aimed at absolute beginners who are looking at beginning their family history research. Bookings are essential, click here to book. Friday 23 February • 1pm – 3pm • Caroline Springs Library

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Free

Tech Ready Tourist – Melton Library

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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Be inspired and pick up some excellent tips and tricks when it comes to planning your next holiday online. Bring along your digital device or borrow one from us as we discuss useful apps and websites that you can rely on for booking flights, accommodation and piecing together a memorable holiday. Share your own experiences as we enjoy a cuppa. Bookings are essential, click here to book. Friday 23 Feb • 2pm-3.30pm • Melton Library Friday 16 Feb • 2pm-3.30pm…

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Free

Emily Webb – Murder in Suburbia Author Talk

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Emily will talk about crimes that you may not have heard of before.  If you are interested in true crime this is the talk for you. Join us for a fascinating insight into true crime in suburbia. Emily Webb will discuss the crimes that happen behind closed doors in ordinary suburban streets. Emily’s latest book is Murder in Suburbia, and she also works with Meshel Laurie on the podcast: Australian True Crime. Bookings are essential, click here to book. Monday…

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March 2018

Library Test Event

March 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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Test event

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