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  • Music Victoria Awards 2024
    With one week to go, we would love to ensure that all your networks are across the 2024 Music Victoria Awards. 📣 Entries are open for the 2024 Music Victoria Awards! 🎉 ⁠ It’s free to enter! If you’re in the Victorian music industry, you can now nominate yourself, your artists, presenters, venues, and festivals for the ultimate local recognition. Don’t miss out on being…
  • STORYTIME SCIENCE! A hands-on science and literacy program from Children’s Discovery. [Sponsored Post]
    INTRODUCING STORYTIME SCIENCE! A hands-on science and literacy program from Children’s Discovery. “Simple ideas executed beautifully, wonderful way to ‘sew the seed’ of science” Maree, Facilitator, Forbes North Schools as Community Centres Turn your story time session into an engaging STEAM-based experience with genuine scientific investigations. Storytime Science combines flexible, hands-on STEAM activities with book readings, providing engaging experiments, crafts and songs which relate to…
  • Infoxchange Workshops on Scams for the public
    After consultation with a wide range of community organisations, including libraries, Infoxchange have launched a series of workshops for the public on scams. All webinars can be found on Infoxchange’s newly launch Cyber Safety Hub. Each webinar is restricted to 20-30 seats to ensure they can keep it intimate and comfortable for attendees to ask questions.
  • Local Word Festival 2024
    Get excited. The Local Word Writers Festival is back. And tickets are now on sale! Over three days, from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 August, Geelong Regional Libraries invites writers and readers to attend this hyper-local event celebrating and supporting our established, emerging, and aspiring local writing talent. Attend one (or more!) of the eight writers’ workshops and presentations at various libraries on Friday and…
  • Gender equality grants available
    Victorian Women’s Trust (VWT) has has opened its grants program for 2024. VWT grants help women, girls and gender diverse people to thrive. Since 1985, VWT have seen targeted grants help community projects take shape, grow and change lives. The Trust is one of Australia’s few grant-makers dedicated to supporting women and girls across Victoria. Each year, they give to high impact initiatives through their…
  • Legal deposit in Australia: Help spread the word
    Libraries have always been places where both knowledge and creativity are fostered. As Australian-Malaysian poet Omar Musa puts it ‘a library…is a playground for creators and it is a repository of dreams.” This is why libraries are vital resources for authors and researchers looking to self-publish their work. The National Library is seeking to raise publisher awareness of and increase adherence to Legal Deposit obligations…
  • Early bird extended for the IFLA Information Futures Summit
    Exciting news! The IFLA Information Futures Summit (IIFS) has extended the early bird rate until 15 July, for colleagues from Australia and New Zealand only. This gives you more time to register at the lowest rate for this incredible event. Don’t miss out! The Summit is taking place in Brisbane, Australia from 30 September to 3 October 2024. It’s the first major IFLA-sponsored event in…
  • Hooray, Hooray, It’s Library Day: new picture book
    Aussie Kidlit Advocate, Author and Bookstagrammer, Julie Anne Grasso was searching for a picture book about borrowing in the library and couldn’t find anything that truly suited a modern-day public library using Radio Frequency ID (RFID) and DIY checkout kiosks, so she decided to write that book. Taking a unique perspective of a lonely library book longing to be borrowed, who finally goes on an…
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