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  • Ashburton 10am-5pm
  • Balwyn 10am-5pm
  • Camberwell 10am-5pm
  • Hawthorn 10am-5pm
  • Kew 10am-5pm

News and Information

Family history and genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies in Australia.  August is National Family History Mont

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Find out when new issues of magazines are available to reserve. 

I'm a dirty dinosaur

If you love dinosaur books, here is a fantastic list put together by Lisa at Ashburton Library.

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The Pokémon Go phenomena has hit Boroonda

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When I went to buy the four Neapolitan Novels the bookseller said, 'I see you have Ferrante fever'.

Events and Programs

7:00pm Wednesday 10 August 2016
at Hawthorn Library

Do you love hearing and telling special stories about your family?

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1:00pm Tuesday 16 August 2016
at Camberwell Library

Do you have some interesting Boroondara family stories and photographs you would like to share?

Children's Book Week
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Friday 26 August 2016
at Hawthorn Library

Celebrate Book Week by helping to select new books for the Library. Join in the fun with children’s activities and light refreshments.



Sing baby sing
10:30am Thursday 4 August 2016 at Hawthorn Library

For babies aged 0 to 12 months old.

Sing Baby Sing is an interactive session that will introduce your baby to the joy and rhythm of language.

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2:30pm Thursday 4 August 2016 at Hawthorn Library

Become aware of security issues and learn tips for staying secure when completing important tasks online.

10:30am Friday 5 August 2016

For children aged 12 months to 2.5 years old