Thursday, November 06, 2008

November is Local History Month

November is Local History month at Yarra Plenty Regional Library. We warmly invite you to come along to all or some of the following in the coming weeks:

Monday 3 November - Friday 14 November
Diamond Valley Library
Australian centenary of scouting exhibition

Friday November 7
Eltham Library
Haunted Eltham
Friday Focus
10.30 - 11.30 am
Join us for supernatural local tales with local historian Sandie and share your own tales too!

Satuday 8 November
Watsonia Library 20th Anniversary
Join us for a day of celebratins with entertainment for all the family. There will be storytime, balloons, face painting, cake, history display and more

Saturday 8 November 11.00 am – 12 noon
Monday 10 Nov 11.00 – 12.00 noon
Wednesday 19 Nov 11.00 am – 12 noon
Thursday 20 November 1.30 – 2.30
Rosanna Library
Women of West Heidelberg
View the new DVD produced by the Women of West Heidelberg, celebrating local women and the contribution they make to their community.

Mill Park library
In partnership with Whittlesea Heritage Program
Whittlesea Women: research on women’s history in the City of Whittlesea
Mill Park Library
Monday 10 November
11.00 am – 12.00 noon
Join local historians Maureen Doyle and Gwen Hawke who will discuss their continuing research on women who made their mark on the history of the City of Whittlesea.

Wet feet walking
Diamond Valley Library
Tuesday November 11 10.30 – 12.00 noon
This Community Arts Project was initiated by a local photographer and community development worker. Rachel will discuss why and how the stories of the Greensborough Pool were preserved during its last summer. Screening of the DVD will follow.

Australian Centenary of Scouting
Monday 10 November
6.30 - 8.00 pm
Celebrate 100 years of Scouting in Australia and Diamond Creek. Enjoy a presentation of scout history inNillumbik and find out how to join.

Memories of our community – share your story
Watsonia Library
Tuesday 11 November
10.30 am – 11.30 am.
Theme: Food and cookery
Bring along your personal stories, photographs and memorabilia to share in a casual session guided by local and family history librarian Liz Pidgeon.

Joy Jobbins: the rural bohemia of Eltham
Eltham Library
Tuesday 11 November
7.00 – 8.00 pm
Joy’s life has been rich in experience and humour. Listen to Joy recount stories of her life in the advertising world and the rural bohemia of Eltham in the 1950s.
Copies of Joy’s memoir "Shoestring" will be available for purchase.

Lest we forget - memories of war service
Thursday 13 November
Watsonia Library
10.30 - 12.00 noon
View some of the moving belongings from a Soldier's war service courtsey of Watsonia RSL. Share your memories of war and listen to others experiences.

Life Histories and Life Books
Tuesday 18 November
Watsonia Library
10.30 - 12.30 pm
Learn how to make journals, memory boards, timelines and photo books that tell your life story with local genealogist Beryl O'Gorman. Bring your photographs, drawings and memorabilia.

Restoring Chadwick House 1903
Ivanhoe Library
Tuesday 18 November
Join award winning architect Peter Crone, as he details his research and restoration of his Arts and Crafts era home origianlly designed by noted architect Harold Desbrowe-Annear.

Launch of "Nillumbik now and then" by Marguerite Marshall which will take place at Eltham Library on Wednesday November 19 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
On the Run- Daring Convict Escapes Exhibition
Thursday 20 November - Thursday 4 December
Watsonia Library
Enjoy an exhibition that tells the storeis of remarkable men and women who took enormous risks in order to be free in early ninetheenth centry Australia
Westgarthown Information Session
Thursday 20 November
Thomastown Library
10.30 - 11.30 am
Hear about the wonderful local historical building and surrounds from Friends of Westgarthtown
History of library services in Heidelberg and Banyule
Ivanhoe Library
Thursday 20 November
1.30- 2.30pm
The history of library services in Heidelberg is a long one. Join Local History librarian Liz Pidgeon who will describe the history and movers and shakers in the past who first recognised the need for a library. Come along and share your own library experiences.

Old Fashioned Slide Night
Diamond Valley Library
Wednesday 26 November
7.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Reminisce with us as we look at images recently digitised from our local history collection of the Diamond Valley area.

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