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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

Entrance blocked – PMI Victorian History Library

Written on June 25, 2018 at 9:05 am, by

Entrance blocked – PMI Victorian History Library UPDATE 26 June: Access to the entrance is now free of obstruction. If you are visiting the PMI Victorian History Library today, please be aware that our front door entrance area has been blocked by an abandoned vehicle. We have left the garage roller door open as anContinue Reading

Important Carpet Update: Extended Closure

Written on April 4, 2018 at 2:21 pm, by

  Due to unforeseen issues with the restretching and repair of the carpet, there has been a delay with moving the library and offices back to normal. The PMI Library will now reopen on Tuesday 10 April 2018.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

Library Closure: Monday 26 March – Friday 6 April

Written on March 12, 2018 at 2:14 pm, by

| Library Closure: Monday 26 March – Friday 6 April | The PMI Victorian History Library will be closing for 2 weeks to undertake carpet repairs. The safety of our members, visitors and staff is our utmost priority.  Over the past few weeks the condition of the carpet has significantly deteriorated and we now need toContinue Reading

Cato Square Construction/Road Closures

Written on January 9, 2018 at 10:57 am, by

– Cato Square Construction/Road Closures – Construction on the Cato Square project in Prahran starts Monday 15 January 2018 and the Cato Street car park will be unavailable. Construction will take place within the City of Stonnington’s permitted hours for work: Monday to Friday 7am – 8pm Saturday 9am – 8pm There will be short termContinue Reading

EFTPOS and Credit Card payments now available

Written on January 8, 2018 at 9:30 am, by

– EFTPOS and Credit Card payments now available – We have some great news to bring in the New Year.  It is now easier for you to pay your membership subscription or purchase books and other items.  We can now accept payments via EFTPOS (credit and debit cards).  Payment via EFTPOS can be made withinContinue Reading

Reflections on 2017

Written on December 22, 2017 at 11:00 am, by

Reflections on 2017 As the year draws to a close and thoughts turn to summer, Boxing Day cricket and days at the beach, it is timely to reflect on what has been a very busy and exciting year at PMI Victorian History Library. Firstly what we have managed to achieve this year would not haveContinue Reading

Check out our new Blog

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

Instituting the Past: The inner mechanics of the PMI Victorian History Library (Blog)  We are very excited to launch our Blog ‘Instituting the Past: the inner mechanics of the PMI Victorian History Library’. This is a space where will be sharing book reviews and stories including a regular segment called Plotting History. Plotting History tellsContinue Reading

Grant Announcement 

Written on September 18, 2017 at 9:00 am, by

Grant Announcement  We are pleased to announce the successful outcome of our recent grant application as part of the 2017-18 Public Libraries Funding Program.  In her letter to the PMI, Minister for Local Government, the Hon Natalie Hutchins MP recognised the role that Victorian Mechanics’ Institutes plan in providing services to the community and confirmedContinue Reading

Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting

Written on May 2, 2017 at 9:00 am, by

Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting In accordance with Section 5 of the Rules of the Prahran Mechanics’ Institute and Circulation Library 2007 (constituted under the Prahran Mechanics’ Institute Act No. 1617, 27 October 1899) I hereby announce the notice of our forthcoming Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday 25 May 2017 commencingContinue Reading