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September 2019

People viewing Hearts of Gold Exhibition at Stanley Athenaeum

EXHIBITION – Hearts of Gold: Minds of Mettle

Friday 6 September - Friday 29 November
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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This exhibition, curated by the Stanley Atheneaum explores the stories and achievements of women who settled and developed the high country community of Stanley in Northeast Victoria in the nineteenth century. Hearts Of Gold: Minds Of Mettle gives voice to the remarkable migrant women who arrived, settled and made a new life in the rough and tumble world of the goldfields. It tells of their achievements, and the ways they found to make a living, support their families and serve…

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October 2019

Back to the Flicks (2019 Bruce Turner Presentation)

Saturday 19 October • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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A nostalgic look at the history of cinema and the growth of ‘picture palaces’ of the yesteryear in the leafy eastern suburbs of Melbourne – many having disappeared with the impact of television. A History Week event! Presented by Tony Tibballs from the Cinema & Theatre Historical Society of Australia Inc., an organisation recording the history, and promoting interest in the preservation and appreciation of our rich cinema and theatre heritage.

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Be Connected Technology Lesson: Online Hobbies

Thursday 24 October • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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In this workshop, you will learn how you can research family history, travel across the globe with Google Earth, Google Voyager and Google Arts & Culture, all from the comfort of your own living room. Please bring along your own portable device or laptop.               Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative aimed at increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians in using digital technology. As a Be Connected Network Partner, ReadyTechGo…

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Malvern Civic Precinct

Heritage Walk: Malvern Civic Precinct (Victorian Seniors Festival Event)

Sunday 27 October • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meeting Point: Clock Tower at Malvern Town Hall, 1251 High Street
Malvern, Victoria 3144 Australia
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About Come on a guided heritage walk of the Malvern Civic Precinct with the Mayor of Stonnington and PMI Vice President, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos Beginning at the base of the clock tower of the Malvern Town Hall, you will explore the Town Hall, nearby Police Station and former Court House; St George’s Anglican Parish (church, hall and vicarage); Stonnington’s only bluestone house; Waiora house; Malvern Square and sculptures; former Malvern Fire Station; former De La Salle College, Armadale; Malvern Tram…

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Be Connected Technology Lesson: Staying Safe Online and Communicating Overseas

Monday 28 October • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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As we now live in a digital age, it can be hard to know the best ways to ensure that you keep your personal information secure. In this workshop, we go through some methods to ensure what is yours, stays yours. Including: - How to create a good password, and how to manage your passwords - Tips for avoiding viruses and malware - Handling unwanted contact online - Avoiding scams - What is social engineering? - How to stay in…

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November 2019

Melbourne Cup Public Holiday

Monday 4 November - Tuesday 5 November
Illustration of jockeys and horses

We will be closed for the Melbourne Cup public holiday on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 November 2019. The returns chute will be open.  Don’t forget, you can also renew your items online.

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Family History Social Group

Monday 4 November • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Do you enjoy friendly conversation and family history? The Friends of the PMI Victorian History Library run a monthly family historical social group. Come along and share your knowledge and skills with other group members in a friendly and supportive environment, while making use of the many resources available at the PMI Victorian History Library. The group meets on the first Monday of each month, 1-3:30pm. Whether you are just starting out with your family history research or have many…

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Be Connected Technology Lesson: Music and Food

Tuesday 12 November • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Turn your device into a pocket radio, music player or restaurant finder! This workshop will help you understanding what streaming means, and guide you on how to access and listen to radio stations and music from anywhere in the world. Learn all about listening to: Music, Radio and Podcasts – On Demand, and For Free. Learn how to find the best cafes and restaurants around you. Please bring along your own portable device or laptop.            …

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December 2019

Family History Social Group

Monday 2 December • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Family History Social Group Image

Do you enjoy friendly conversation and family history? The Friends of the PMI Victorian History Library run a monthly family historical social group. Come along and share your knowledge and skills with other group members in a friendly and supportive environment, while making use of the many resources available at the PMI Victorian History Library. The group meets on the first Monday of each month, 1-3:30pm. Whether you are just starting out with your family history research or have many…

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Summer Library Closure

Monday 23 December 2019 - Sunday 12 January 2020
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Hand holding ice cream

The library will be closed for 3 weeks over the Summer festive season. Loan periods will be automatically extended to ensure no items are due during the closure. You can still access the online catalogue during this time.

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