The PMI Victorian History Library holds various events throughout the year.
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The Prahran Mechanics’ Institute Victorian History Library (PMI) is the second oldest library in Victoria. It was founded in 1854 and was incorporated under its own act of Parliament in 1899. It is the only mechanics' institute in Victoria still governed by its own Act of Parliament. The Institute has a fascinating history. The library has been continuously providing access to books and knowledge for its members since foundation. It is now a central resource for research into the history…Find out more »
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. Take a journey back to Melbourne and Victoria of yesterday drawing on slide collections from various sources. Supper in-keeping with the era will be provided. This event is run as part of the Australian Heritage Festival. Cost: Gold Coin DonationFind out more »
We're heading to the Clunes Booktown Festival 5-6 May 2018 this weekend and we're bringing a van load of quality, second hand and brand new books with us. You can download a copy of the booklist below to browse titles we will have available for sale.Find out more »
Library and Information Week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia. It gives libraries and information services the opportunity to showcase their resources, facilities, events, contacts and services through different programs and events to the community. We are running a number of events to celebrate Library and Information Week.Find out more »
Do you love to write? Would you like the chance to win $500? Write a story of 500 words or under, themed around finding something in a library. It can be yourself, a book, an object, a story, whatever you like. Be creative! The winning entry will be published in our newsletter. We are fortunate to have Australian author Eliza Henry Jones as a judge for this competition. Eliza is the author of In The Quiet (shortlisted for the Readings…Find out more »
Have you had your DNA tested and would like to create your family tree but are unsure where to start? We can help! This session will educate you in creating a family tree using Ancestry.com as an example of how you can use your DNA results to gain greater knowledge about your ancestry. This is a hands-on day, where can start creating your family tree with the assistance of experience tutors. IMPORTANT INFORMATION You will require an Ancestry subscription in…Find out more »
Do you have a subscription to Ancestry.com but would like to learn more about how to find information about your ancestry? Come along to this hands on workshop where experienced tutors will assist you in how to best use Ancestry.com in your family history research. IMPORTANT INFORMATION You will require an Ancestry subscription in order to research your own family history during the session. Please bring along your own laptop. If you do not have an Ancestry account or do…Find out more »
PMI VICTORIAN HISTORY LIBRARY GENERAL EVENTS TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The PMI Victorian History Library (PMI) are committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for our customers, visitors and staff.
Unsociable behaviour such as harassment, aggression or the use of inappropriate language, is not acceptable.
The PMI reserves the right to prohibit entry of any person to a PMI event, or eject any person from a PMI event based on behaviour deemed inappropriate by PMI staff and/or its agents and others working under its authority.
The PMI may contact you on the email provided during the booking process to advise you about any change to an event or venue or to invite you to complete an online feedback form.