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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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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;…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. 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…Find out more »
We will be closed for the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday. The returns chute will be open. Don’t forget, you can also renew your items online.Find out more »
Library Closure - Christmas and New Year Holidays The library will close for 2 weeks during the Chistmas/New Year holiday period from 12:00pm on Friday 21 December 2018, reopening on Monday 7 January 2019. The PMI staff and committee wish you all a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. The returns chute will be open. Don’t forget, you can also renew your items online.Find out more »
We will be closed for the Australia Day Public Holiday on Monday 28 January 2019. The returns chute will be open. Don’t forget, you can also renew your items online.Find out more »
THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT A tangental exploration of the dark swamps of Prahran Presenter, Cam Knuckey paints a twisted picture of the historical underground of Prahran as part of this year’s Midsumma Festival. Join us for an evening of exploration into the sordid history of Prahran. From boy floggings, baby farming, brothels, rapes and murders to the trials in the Prahran Court, explore the relationship of the gays of the period in contrast to the high life and Town…Find out more »
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