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Celebrate older Victorians this October

Written on August 22, 2018 at 10:42 am, by

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. Throughout October, our senior community are invited to enjoy a variety of outings, concerts, seminars, workshops and exhibitions, which celebrate their significant contributions. The Victorian SeniorsContinue Reading

National Family History Month Events

Written on July 24, 2018 at 11:54 am, by

  National Family History Month Events We are celebrating National Family History Month by hosting various events throughout August.   Historical Society Pop Ups Author Talks/Workshops

Bargain Book Day

Written on June 27, 2018 at 11:30 am, by

Bargain Book Day Saturday 14 July – 10:30an-3:00pm The Friends of the PMI Library are holding a Bargain Book Day. Hundreds of of books available from $2. NOTHING OVER $10! A huge variety of subject matter will be available including some Victorian history gems.  

2018 Short Story Competition: Winner Announced

Written on June 25, 2018 at 12:37 pm, by

 2018 Short Story Competition: Flash Fiction – Winner Announced We are pleased to announce the winner of our inaugural 2018 Library and Information Week Short Story Competition. The staff and committee of the PMI Victorian History Library would like to congratulate Hannah van Didden on her successful entry Between Shelves. Judge and author Eliza HenryContinue Reading

Clunes Booktown Festival 2018

Written on May 2, 2018 at 3:07 pm, by

Clunes Booktown Festival 2018 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.

Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting

Written on April 14, 2018 at 9:11 pm, by

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Prahran Mechanics’ Institute. 1.00pm, Saturday 12 May 2018 AGENDA Apologies. Confirmation of Minutes of AGM held on 25 May 2017 Matters arising from previous Annual General Meeting. Correspondence. President’s report. Secretary Librarian’s report. Treasurer’s Report. Election of two committee members Appointment of auditor. The AGM will be followed at 2.00pmContinue Reading

2018 Australian Heritage Festival

Written on February 26, 2018 at 10:06 am, by

*2018 Australian Heritage Festival* The PMI Victorian History Library is once again be participating in the Australian Heritage Festival. We have expanded our program this year to include more events. The festival will be held between 18 April – 20 May and celebrates Australia’s fantastic heritage, history and culture The 2018 Australian Heritage Festival themeContinue Reading

Prahran’s History on Display: Cato Street Archaeological Dig

Written on October 20, 2017 at 9:00 am, by

Prahran’s History on Display: Cato Street Archaeological Dig Earlier this year the Cato Street carpark in Prahran was the site of an archaeological investigation ahead of commencement of the City of Stonnington’s recently announced landmark new urban redevelopment, Cato Square. Artefacts from Melbourne’s early years have been unearthed in what was hailed as one ofContinue Reading

2017 PMI Press Publication

Written on July 20, 2017 at 9:00 am, by

2017 PMI Press Publication Where Did All the Blacksmiths Go? by Shirley Xanthos The PMI Press is excited to announce its latest publication, Where Did All the Blacksmiths Go? written by Shirley Xanthos. Thousands of years ago man made fire, man heated rock, man discovered by heating rock he could improve his weapons for hunting for food.Continue Reading