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October 2018

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2018 Victorian Seniors Festival

Monday 1 October - Wednesday 31 October
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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The annual Victorian Seniors Festival is back for its 36th year, celebrating and supporting older Victorians to participate in community life with a month of activities, events and entertainment. We are once running and hosting a number of events throughout October.  Our event program is now live on our events page or you can find all of our Victorian Seniors Festival Events here. For more information about other events and activities held across Victoria, visit www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/festivalsandawards or pick up a free…

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Excelling at Ebay

Tuesday 2 October • 11:00 am - Tuesday 30 October • 12:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Have you got too much paraphernalia? Want to downsize your yo-yo collection from the 1960s? Or are you looking to add to you much loved collection of classic 1950s Matchbox cars?  eBay could be your answer? Learn about how eBay works and how easily you can set up an account and start selling or buying. We will also cover PayPal, auctioneering and shipping. There will be an opportunity for people to bring along an item to list with their new…

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Trawling Through Trove

Wednesday 3 October • 10:30 am - Wednesday 31 October • 11:30 am
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Are you researching your family history or wanting to know about an area where you or your parents grew up?  Did you know you can find oodles of information to help you discover the past (or even the future). Let us help you put the pieces of your family history puzzle together with this introduction to exploring and interacting with Trove’s resources including newspapers, photographs, books, websites and other ephemera. Sessions run every Wednesday throughout October as part of the…

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Prahran, the “Rock’n’Roll” Town

Saturday 6 October • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Trot, twirl and boogie your way into the PMI Victorian History Library for a presentation by Ian McFarlane, on the history of rock'n'roll in and around Prahran during the 1960s, 70s, 80s. Prahran was a hot spot for rock’n’roll during the 60s, 70s and 80s with venues like the Station Hotel, the Garrison disco on High Street and Ormond Hall. Greville Street, Prahran is of course still home to Melbourne institution Greville Records (founded in 1978). Hear about Australian bands of yesteryear…

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Success with Family History

Wednesday 10 October • 11:30 am - Wednesday 31 October • 12:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Family Histories are an invaluable historical source, but for libraries they can be quite difficult to acquire.  Find out how you can help ensure that your family history not only makes it into libraries, but is also as accessible as possible for researchers and fellow family historians. Feel free to bring along any family histories you might have written to see how they’d go in a library setting. Also if you have a family history that you’d like to donate…

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Geelong’s Hidden Gem: A history of the Geelong Theatre

Saturday 13 October • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Join the Cinema and Theatre Historical Society for a talk about the fascinating history of the Geelong Theatre. The Cinema and Theatre Historical Society president, Richard Twentyman will present a talk on the development of the Geelong Theatre. The Geelong Theatre opened as a live/cinema venue in 1913, with a capacity of close to 1400 in the single auditorium. It has been transformed over the years, firstly into the Village Twin Cinema, and then into the current Village 11. Richard…

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Heritage Walk: Department Stores of Chapel Street

Sunday 14 October - Wednesday 17 October
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Join local historian and the Mayor of Stonnington, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos on a wander along Chapel Street exploring former department stores big and small.  Limited spaces available so bookings are essential. WHEN We are running 2 tours:   • Sunday 14 October 2018 2:00 PM • Wednesday 17 October 2018 10:00 AM COST Library Members, Seniors/Concession Card Holders $15.00  | Non-Members $20.00 Cost includes Trybooking fees and a history showbag. All proceeds donated by Cr Stefanopoulos to the PMI Victorian History Library to…

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Googling Your Family Tree

Monday 22 October • 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Members from the Friends of the PMI Library will walk you through this hands on workshop. Learn how you can utilise free online resources and websites to extract information to help you build your family tree. Limited class numbers are available so bookings are essential. WHAT TO BRING - laptop - notebook Our lunch room will be available if you wish to bring your own lunch, otherwise there are many cafés in the area with great food and coffee. Non…

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Heritage Walk: Malvern Civic Precinct

Wednesday 24 October • 9:45 am - 11:30 am
Meeting Point: Clock Tower at Malvern Town Hall, 1251 High Street
Malvern, Victoria 3144 Australia
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Come on a guided heritage walk of the Malvern Civic Precinct with the Mayor of Stonnington, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos Beginning at the Stonnington History Centre (1257 High Street, behind Malvern Library), explore: Northbrook (the house, ballroom and stables); St Joseph’s Church and Presbytery (Stanhope Street); the former Malvern Fire Station (now Firestation Print Studio in Willis Street); the former ES&A Bank; Malvern Square and sculptures; St George’s Anglican Church (the church, hall and vicarage); Malvern Police Station and Court House;…

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Slide Night: Days of Melbourne and Victoria’s Past

Thursday 25 October • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Remember when slide nights were all the rage in suburban living rooms across Melbourne? Whether it be Aunty Gladys’ flower and rose slides or Dad’s recording of your trip to Phillip Island. Come along and relive the past with a night of slides remembering Melbourne and wider Victoria of yesteryear. Supper will be provided in keeping with the era. Gold Coin donation invited This event is run as part of the 2018 Victorian Seniors Festival. For more information about events and…

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