Media Releases


Thursday 26 July 2018

The search is on for Australia’s next Poetry Slam champion! On Saturday 4 August, Victorians will have the opportunity to witness, first-hand, the excitement of the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam, and compete if they dare!

Woodend Library will host a Victoria heat of this year’s competition at the Woodend RSL.


Tuesday 17 July 2018

Rick Morton is an award winning journalist and social affairs writer for The Australian. One Hundred Years of Dirt is Rick’s memoir. It’s a story of social mobility, class in Australia, childhood trauma, homophobia, mental illness and drug addiction.


Friday 13 July 2018

Do you fancy yourself to be an exceptional speller? Can you recite all those grammatical rules we learned at school – “i before e except after c” – in your sleep? Are you always wondering if embarrassing has one r or two??


Thursday 28 June 2018

Kids and teens under 18 are encouraged to read down their library fines these winter school holidays. The Read Down Your Fines program gives children the opportunity to decrease or remove overdue charges by simply reading in the library for Dewey Dollars.


Thursday 21 June 2018

Acclaimed British crime writer Ann Cleeves will visit Boort Library Agency on Thursday 9 August to celebrate the launch of the newly renovated space and to share stories about her own illustrious writing career.


Tuesday 5 June 2018

Victorian author Mark Brandi will visit Gisborne, Bendigo and Heathcote Libraries, and Wedderburn Library Agency as part of the High Road to Reading program this June. Mark will talk about his award-winning first novel Wimmera.


Friday 25 May 2018

Recent reports in the media suggest that Victorian Councils are urging libraries, schools and kindergartens to audit, and potentially ban, books that encourage gender stereotypes. This report has been revealed to be not true.


Wednesday 16 May 2018

Young families are invited to join in the fun of National Simultaneous Storytime ­­‑ Australia's biggest storytelling session! The same book will be read across Australia, and for the first time New Zealand, at the same time.


Wednesday 2 May 2018

Talking Justice is a thought provoking and enlightening series of public conversations that explore diverse perspectives on what we mean by ‘justice’ in Australian society today. It was created by Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre (LCCLC) in 2014 and has become a feature event during Law Week each year.


Monday 30 April 2018

Brian Carty made a promise to his father Thomas to create a book from his memoirs of life in the Mallee. In May, Brian will visit Wedderburn and Bendigo to launch that book, Giants of the Mallee.

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