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  • Ashburton 10am-6pm
  • Balwyn 10am-6pm
  • Camberwell 9am-5pm
  • Hawthorn 10am-6pm
  • Kew 10am-6pm

News and Information

Old tom illustration

We had loads of fun at Hawthorn Library during our kids Crafternoon session on Tuesday 19 April.

Lazy friend cover image

We all know sloths are slow, but did you know they are related to armadillos and anteaters?  They are found in Centra


What does Anzac Day mean to young people?  For many it is just a holiday, a football match and a biscuit.  It is impo

tapir book cover

Tapirs look a bit like pigs with trunks, but are actually related to the horse and rhinoceros!  I find them delightfu

Herbal tea

We had a full house for Herbs for health, the second event in our

manga face

A series of four manga drawing workshops for aspiring young artists.  These workshops will be presented by profession

Events and Programs

Map and compass
7:00pm Monday 9 May 2016
at Camberwell Library

Learn how to search, find and get access to millions of resources in digital format including Australian books, images, maps newspapers, music and websites from

Edison Truck
4:00pm Tuesday 24 May 2016
at Ashburton Library

Join the Scientwists for a fun filled hour of robotics!

Manga may promotional image
4:30pm Wednesday 4 May 2016
at Hawthorn Library

A series of four manga drawing workshops for aspiring young artists.

Chinese storytime
11:00am to 11:45am
Friday 29 April 2016
at Balwyn Library

Children of all ages are welcome.

Join us at the Balwyn Library for stories and songs in Mandarin and English.

Free sessions, no bookings required.

Sing baby sing
2:00pm Friday 29 April 2016 at Ashburton 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.

10:30am Monday 2 May 2016 at Ashburton Library

For children aged 12 months to 2.5 years old