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January 2019

Australia Day Public Holiday

Monday 28 January
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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.

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February 2019

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Sodomy (A 2019 Midsumma Festival Event)

Thursday 7 February • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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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…

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March 2019

Family History Social Group

Monday 4 March • 1:00 pm - 3:30 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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Outreach Visit to Sale Library

Wednesday 6 March • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sale Library (Wellington Shire Council Libraries), 70 Foster Street
Sale, Victoria 3850 Australia
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We will be visiting the Sale Library with a selection of books from the PMI’s print collection. These items will be available for loan to PMI Library members for a period of 4 weeks. PMI Library members from the Gippsland region are also welcome to reserve items from the PMI Victorian History Library collection for pick up at the Sale Library. Items can be returned at any Wellington Shire Council Library branch. Reservations will need to be placed by Monday…

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Labour Day Public Holiday

Monday 11 March
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We will be closed for the Labour Day Public Holiday on Monday 11 March 2019. The returns chute will be open.  Don’t forget, you can also renew your items online.

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Tomato: Know, sow, grow

Thursday 14 March • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Author and tomato aficionado Penny Woodward guides you beyond the standard red supermarket tomato to a world where there are hundreds of varieties, flavours and colours. Looking at the history of heirloom tomatoes in Australia and why it’s important to grow them and save their seeds, Penny will explore flavour profiles, what makes tomatoes red, yellow, orange and green while offering the chance to taste a variety of fantastically different tomatoes. Become a convert to the church of the heirloom…

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Second-Hand Book Sale

Saturday 30 March • 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Over 1,000 book available from $2 to rare books. Books available from the PMI Victorian History Library, Cinema and Theatre Historical Society and the Australian Railway Historical Society Victoria Division Inc.

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April 2019

Family History Social Group

Monday 1 April • 1:00 pm - 3:30 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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Outreach Visit to Sale Library

Wednesday 3 April • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sale Library (Wellington Shire Council Libraries), 70 Foster Street
Sale, Victoria 3850 Australia
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We are heading back to the Sale for our monthly outreach visit. Ellen, our Collections Librarian will be attending this month. As part of the visit, Ellen will also be giving her short presentation Success with Family Histories at 11am (approx 20 minutes). This talk gives you some tips on 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…

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Success with Family Histories at Sale Library

Wednesday 3 April • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sale Library (Wellington Shire Council Libraries), 70 Foster Street
Sale, Victoria 3850 Australia
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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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