Jan 24, 2017

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

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.
Family History Group
Meetings for 2017 start  on Tuesday 7 February, 2017.
Sam Merrifield
Weekly on Tuesday, 1pm-3pm
Connect with other local people with an interest in genealogy and share stories, research tips and knowledge. The first hour concentrates on a set topic and the second hour is for open discussion, chat, research and skills sharing. Free, no bookings required.
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,

Nov 24, 2016

Ascot Vale Library is over the hill!

Back in November 1976 Ascot Vale Library held their Grand Opening...
 Montage from an Essendon Gazette article, from 1976, about the opening.

Now Ascot Vale Library is turning 40...
Library 40th Celebration invite

The building has recently been refurbished, inside and out, and is all ready for a big celebration this Saturday 26th November, 10am - 1pm.

Nov 14, 2016

Something new to listen to...

One of my library colleagues has recommended the Dead & Buried podcasts, a new series of interviews about all kinds of diverse and intriguing aspects of Melbourne history, including crime, civil disobedience, love and loss.