Thursday, May 31, 2012

Yarra Junction Library's events are featured in May's National Year of Reading newsletter

Yarra Junction Library appeared in May's National Year of Reading May newsletter:

"Yarra Junction Library, part of Eastern Regional Libraries in Victoria, is running three events each month for the National Year of Reading. There’s a bag-a-book competition, to win a mystery Australian book by answering clues; a local writer is chosen each month to be an ambassador for reading, and there’s a monthly discussion about one of the Victorian book nominations from the Our Story program we ran earlier in the year."
National Year of Reading Newsletter May 2012
Well done Yarra Junction staff and members.

Cheers, Maryanne

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Join Underbelly author Andrew Rule for brunch & tales of crime in Melbourne

Andrew Rule is known for his work in co-authoring the hugely successful Underbelly and Chopper books which led to both the TV series and the award winning feature film Chopper.

As a journalist Andrew has received a number of awards including the Gold Walkley, eight Quill awards for excellence in Victorian journalism and he has twice been named Graham Perkin Journalist of the Year.

Please join us for an interesting and thought provoking brunch.

When: Sunday 24th June 10am
Where: Montrose Town Centre, 935 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Montrose
Cost: Free event
Bookings essential phone 9728 4224 or book online - Andrew Rule

Cheers, webgurl

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Yarra Ranges Outreach is off the road Tuesday & Wednesday - apologies

The Yarra Ranges outreach vehicle will be off the road Tuesday 29th May and Wednesday 30th May to have the trailer brakes replaced. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Items may be returned to any branch or renewed online via the library website.

Cheers, Maryanne

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ferntree Gully Community Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project

Do you know how to crochet or would you like to learn how to crochet?  Please join us and have fun. Please bring your own crochet hook and yarn and join us to create a Ferntree Gully Community Satellite Reef as part of a Global Community Project created by Margaret & Christine Wertheim of The Institute for Figuring in Los Angeles. Help it Grow!

For further information about the project visit and

Refreshments provided.

When: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 6-8pm
Every 3rd Friday of the month 2-4pm
Where: Ferntree Gully Library, 1010 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully
Cost: Gold coin donation appreciated
For further information please contact Julie at Ferntree Gully Library on phone 92948140

Cheers, Maryanne

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Celebrate 200 years of Dickens with Playing Miss Havisham

Celebrate 200 years of Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870). Join Eastern Regional Libraries and Willow Productions for Playing Miss Havisham, an intimate comedy with music, song and an endearing array of characters.
"This is a wonderful piece of theatre by a consumate professional and should not be missed."
Nelson Times
Actor Helen Moulder trained in her native New Zealand and in Melbourne, prior to starting her professional career in the UK spending a year with the D'oyly Carte Opera Company. Since then she has performed in the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand winning the New Zealand Actress of the Year in 2000 and 2003.

We are pleased she is joining us during her Australian tour.

Payment must be made prior to the event in person or by telephone (credit card payments) to secure your booking.

When: Sunday 20th May 2:00 pm
Where: Ferntree Gully Library, 1010 Burwood Highway, Ferntree gully
Cost: $10 or $8.50 concession includes afternoon tea
Bookings essential phone 9294 8140 or book online - Havisham

Cheers, Maryanne

New additions to eLibrary

For your delight and delectation we have added 260 new audiobook titles and 717 new eBook titles to the eLibrary. You can browse and peruse these new titles by doing an Advanced Search and choosing Within the last 7 days in the drop down menu next to Date added to site.

Amongst the audiobooks you will find works by Dick Francis, Frederick Forsyth, David Attenborough, Nick Hornby and P.D. James. The eBooks have titles written by Augusten Burroughs; the Inspector George Gently series by Alan Hunter; horror stories from the pens of Graham Masterton and Phil Rickman; plus many of the Text series of classic Australian books including Miles Franklin's My Brilliant Career and Nino Culotta's They're a Weird Mob.

Happy eReading and eListening.

Cheers, Paul.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Yarra Glen returns may now be made at the Yarra Glen Memorial Hall

The old Yarra Glen mobile library returns bin was permanently removed this morning by the Shire of Yarra Ranges. 

Members should now return items to either the Yarra Glen Memorial Hall Reading Room, or any ERL branch.

Cheers, webgurl

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Biggest Morning Tea - Have a cuppa with us & support the Cancer Council

This year the Biggest Morning Tea will be hosted at the following branches:

When: Tuesday 22nd May 10:30am
Where: Rowville Library, Stud Park Shopping Centre, Stud Rd, Rowville
Cost: Free. Donations to support the Cancer Council greatly appreciated.

Morning tea will be served from 10:30am and music will be provided by the wonderful guitarist, Ramon.

Ferntree Gully
When: Thursday 24th May 10am
Where: Ferntree Gully Library, 1010 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully
Cost: Gold Coin donation appreciated.

Join us for a cuppa and morning tea while listening to the smooth, relaxing vocals and guitar playing of Alex Legg.

Enjoy two craft demonstrations this year with pottery by Helena Griffiths and jewellery by Yvonne Jonas.

There will also be plant sales and lucky prizes!

When: Thursday 24th May 10am
Where: Mooroolbark Library, 7 Station St, Mooroolbark
Cost: Free. Donations to support the Cancer Council greatly appreciated.

Help us raise money for Cancer research and prevention programs by coming along to the Mooroolbark Biggest Morning tea.

While you are having your cuppa, enjoy the enchanting songs of the St Peter Julian Eymard Primary School Childrens Choir.

Children from Grades 3-6 will be singing songs from their repertoire leading up to their singing competition in August. Choir will commence approx. 10.45am.

When: Thursday 24th May 10am
Where: Boronia Library, Park Cr, Boronia
Cost: Gold Coin donation. Finger food demonstration by Jill Hess - $5 donation. Book online - Jill Hess

Come along and join us for the annual fundraiser for the Cancer Council. Bottomless tea and coffee and morning tea snacks. Gold coin donation

Finger food demonstration by Jill Hess at 11:00am - $5 donation.

Bookings required for Finger Food demonstration.

Cheers, webgurl

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Website will be unavailable between 8-8:30am tomorrow due to a website update

The library website will be unavailable for a short period between 8-8:30am tomorrow morning due to an update to the Content Management System of the website. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Access the library catalogue (renewals, search, place holds)

Cheers, webgurl

Create, make & shape: Fantastic community art workshops in Knox

Feeling creative? Want to participate in some worthwhile community projects. The following workshops in Knox may be just the thing for you!

Model Making Workshop
When: Wed 23rd May 4–7pm
Where: The Hut Gallery, 157 Underwood Rd, Ferntree Gully
Cost: Gold coin donation on arrival. Tea, coffee and snacks provided.

Replicate a local park within a tiny ceramic boat on legs! This model making workshop is hosted by the Ferntree Gully Arts Society.

Painting Workshop
When: Sat 2nd June 11am–12:30pm
Where: The Chesterfield Farm, Old Homestead, 1221 Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby
Cost: Gold coin donation on arrival. Hosted by The Chesterfield Community Garden all donations will support the development of the garden.

Paint a picture that depicts an idyllic, sustainable park using ceramic letters and collage materials.

Trees & Swings Banner Workshop
When: Sat 16th June 11.30am-2:30pm
Where: The Basin Progress Hall, cnr Mountain Highway & Forest Rds, The Basin
Cost: $4 per person; $10 family of 4. Cash only paid on the day. Devonshire tea included.

Raise funds for The Basin CFA while making a collaborative fabric and model banner representing a playground of trees, swings and flying foxes.

Bookings are essential for all workshops. Places are limited. Workshops are suitable for all ages and families. Contact Jules Kornaat on 9298 8000 or email

Cheers, webgurl

Changes to ERL eLibrary

We have changed the borrowing periods for both eBooks and eAudiobooks in the eLibrary. All items can now be borrowed for 21 days in order to give you more time to read or listen to your downloads.

Happy eReading!

Cheers, Paul.

Monday, May 07, 2012

New website feature - add events to your personal calendar

This feature was suggested to us by Catharine, who loves our Calendar of Events but wanted a way to add these events easily to her calendar. Thanks Catharine!

We've added an ical icon on the event listing on the calendar

  1. Browse the Calendar to search for events
  2. Click on the event required.

  3. Click on the ical icon - looks like a calendar page with a 9

  4. Click on Open in "Calendar"

  5. Click on Add to Calendar and done. If you have more than one calendar on your device you may be asked to select the calendar to add your event.
Cheers, webgurl

Join in the National Simultaneous Storytime Wednesday 23rd May 11am

Join 170,000 children at over 1,100 locations across Australia and share a
heartwarming tale about friendship, sacrifice and learning that appearances
aren’t important.

Story: The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland

When: Wednesday 23rd May 11am
Belgrave Library - Reynolds Lane, Belgrave
Boronia Library - Park Crescent, Boronia
Healesville Library - 110 River St, Healesville
Knox Library - 425 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
Yarra Junction Library - Hoddle Street, Yarra Junction

Ferntree Gully Library will be having their storytime on Wednesday 23rd May 2pm 

Cost: Free event
No need to book! Come along.

Cheers, webgurl

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Rowville Library's bookchute was unavailable - apologies!

Rowville Library's bookchute was unavailable over the weekend due to concreting work being undertaken around the chute. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. If you were unable to return items please advise staff on return.

Cheers, webgurl