Feb 15, 2017

Back to school

School is in for 2017
As you take your children and grandchildren back to school you may notice the historic buildings that are part of the schools in our area.
You can find images of some local schools in the library catalogue, as well as some written school histories in the Heritage collection.  Follow this link to see a listing of titles.
Do you have any photos of showing local schools or class photos, especially from 1920s - 1980s?  We'd love to see them and hear the stories behind the photographs, and to add a copy to our heritage collection.  Please contact Julia (8325 1961) or Meredith (8325 1937) at the Library if you can help.

                            McCraken Street, Kensington, with the Kensington State School 1940-1950

Coming up:  Family History events at the library in February and March.....

Online Family History
Avondale Heights
Wednesday 22 February, 1pm-3pm
Begin investigating your own family history with this introduction to the online databases Ancestry, Find My Past and Trove. Learn the skills and techniques needed to discover the details of your family’s past. Free, bookings necessary via Eventbrite or phone 8325 1940
Tracing your World War I ancestors
Niddrie Library
Thursday 16 March 2017 11am – 12pm
Uncover the truth about the soldier in your family. Learn how the smallest piece of information is enough to begin
your journey of discovery.

Free, bookings necessary via Eventbrite or phone 8325 1925

Feb 6, 2017

Family History Group

Family History Group meetings for 2017.

The meetings are every Tuesday afternoon at Sam Merrifield Library, and they're free with no bookings required.

Come along to meet a lovely bunch of people with a shared interest in family history.

Jan 24, 2017

Are you interested in Oral History?

Oral History Victoria, the State branch of Oral History Australia, exists to promote oral history practice and understanding. 
If you have an interest in recording oral history this website gives some resources giving tips on how to record an oral history.  The OHV group also has meetings and events.
Visit their website at http://www.oralhistoryvictoria.org.au/

This photo was taken at Dover Studios at 141 Puckle Street.  Do you know any more about this photo?  If so, please contact us:  librarian@mvcc.vic.gov.au 

Jan 12, 2017

What does Moonee Valley taste like?

Looking for ideas of something different to cook? Take a look at A taste of Moonee Valley.

This little book, put out by our council, features favourite recipes by a diverse range of local residents. The food looks delicious (I like the look of the fattouch salad particularly).

Plus it provides a great record of a range of local faces, like Ola Abouantoun above.

You can borrow this from the library,