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2019 Flash Fiction Competition Open

Written on March 18, 2019 at 11:17 am, by

Our 2019 Flash Fiction Competition is open and this time we have two categories. After the huge response to our inaugural Library and Information Week Flash Fiction competition in 2018, we have decided to run the competition again this year. We are still asking for short stories of 500 words or less but this yearContinue Reading

Coming Soon: Library Lover’s Day

Written on February 4, 2019 at 3:14 pm, by

Library Lover’s Day – 14 February 2019 This year we want you to share you favourite Australian love songs with us. If you’d like to take part, keep an eye on our Facebook page – this is where we’ll be asking for your contributions. The PMI staff and Committee Members will also be sharing their favourites.Continue Reading

Don’t Forget to RSVP to our annual Christmas Afternoon Tea

Written on November 21, 2018 at 10:23 am, by

Don’t Forget to RSVP to our annual Christmas Afternoon Tea Members and volunteers are reminded that RSVPs for our annual Christmas Afternoon Tea close on Monday 26 November 2018 at 5pm If you wish to attend, please confirm your attendance so that we can cater accordingly. The Afternoon Tea will be held on Saturday 1 DecemberContinue Reading

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