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July 2019

Photo of 1857 Silk Invitation

Help us restore our original silk invitation from 1857!

Tuesday 16 July • 8:00 am - Thursday 12 September • 5:00 pm

Help us restore a beautiful original silk invitation to the opening of the Prahran Mechanics' Institute building 1857! In 1854 Prahran Mechanics’ Institute was established after meetings convened by Rev William Moss, for the Mental and Moral Improvement and Rational Recreation of its Members, by means of Lectures, Discussions, Library, Reading Rooms, Classes, Museum, Philosophical Apparatus etc. The PMI Library was first established at the schoolroom of Prahran’s first church, then at a large room in Chapel Street made available…

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Reading Aloud: Historical Fiction Readings

Thursday 25 July • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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This is a collaborative event between the Prahran Mechanics Institute Victorian History Library and the Historical Novel Society Australasia Melbourne Chapter. If you don’t know about either organisation, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet and learn. Come hear local historical fiction authors read from their latest works. A featured author will read for up to 15 minutes followed by an ‘open mic’ for audience members to read for up to 5 minutes from their own writing or a snippet from…

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August 2019

Family History Social Group

Monday 5 August • 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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Victorian History Showcase

Friday 16 August • 10:30 am - Saturday 17 August • 3:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Friday 16 August and Saturday 17 August 2019 from 10:30am-3:30pm The Friends of the PMI Library are excited to be hosting this two day history showcase exhibiting a number of historical, family history and special interest societies from around Victoria, as part of the PMI's 165th birthday celebrations.  This event is perfect for students, historians, genealogists and anyone with an interest in history. The Friends have sourced over $400 in door prizes and show bags including a one year subscription to…

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September 2019

Family History Social Group

Monday 2 September • 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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Public Holiday: AFL Grand Final Eve

Friday 27 September
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We will be closed for the AFL Grand Final Eve Public Holiday. The returns chute will be open. Don’t forget, you can also renew your items online.   Image: The National football game for 2, 3, or 4 players . courtesy of State Library Victoria (www.slv.vic.gov.au) Creator: Melbourne : National Game Co.

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October 2019

Family History Social Group

Monday 7 October • 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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November 2019

Family History Social Group

Monday 4 November • 1:00 pm - 3:00 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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Melbourne Cup Public Holiday

Tuesday 5 November
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We will be closed for the Melbourne Cup public holiday on Tuesday 5 November 2019. The returns chute will be open.  Don’t forget, you can also renew your items online.

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December 2019

Family History Social Group

Monday 2 December • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Family History Social Group Image

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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