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October 2019

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Heritage Walk: Department Stores of Chapel Street (Victorian Seniors Festival Event)

Sunday 13 October • 2:00 pm - Wednesday 16 October • 11:00 am
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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About We have 2 walks scheduled: Sunday 13 October at 2pm and Wednesday 16 October at 11:00am. Each tour will take approximately 1 hour. Cr Steve Stefanopoulos, Mayor of Stonnington and Vice President of the PMI will take you for a wander along Chapel Street exploring former department stores big and small between Malvern/Commercial Roads and High Street. This walk has booked out quickly in the past, so get in fast to secure your spot on this very popular heritage…

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Family History Lesson: Exploring Military Records

Monday 14 October • 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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About Learn about the multitude of avenues for researching Army, Air force and Navy records available. Breaks will be provided. Important Information Bring along any names or other information you may have for any military personal you wish to research. What do I need to bring? - Laptop or device - Notepad and pen/pencil. - BYO lunch. Alternatively, there are many cafes nearby. Limited spaces available, bookings essential.    

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Back to the Flicks (2019 Bruce Turner Presentation)

Saturday 19 October • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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A nostalgic look at the history of cinema and the growth of ‘picture palaces’ of the yesteryear in the leafy eastern suburbs of Melbourne – many having disappeared with the impact of television. A History Week event! Presented by Tony Tibballs from the Cinema & Theatre Historical Society of Australia Inc., an organisation recording the history, and promoting interest in the preservation and appreciation of our rich cinema and theatre heritage.

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Be Connected Technology Lesson: Online Hobbies

Thursday 24 October • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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In this workshop, you will learn how you can research family history, travel across the globe with Google Earth, Google Voyager and Google Arts & Culture, all from the comfort of your own living room. Please bring along your own portable device or laptop.               Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative aimed at increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians in using digital technology. As a Be Connected Network Partner, ReadyTechGo…

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Malvern Civic Precinct

Heritage Walk: Malvern Civic Precinct (Victorian Seniors Festival Event)

Sunday 27 October • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meeting Point: Clock Tower at Malvern Town Hall, 1251 High Street
Malvern, Victoria 3144 Australia
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About Come on a guided heritage walk of the Malvern Civic Precinct with the Mayor of Stonnington and PMI Vice President, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos Beginning at the base of the clock tower of the Malvern Town Hall, you will explore the Town Hall, nearby Police Station and former Court House; St George’s Anglican Parish (church, hall and vicarage); Stonnington’s only bluestone house; Waiora house; Malvern Square and sculptures; former Malvern Fire Station; former De La Salle College, Armadale; Malvern Tram…

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Be Connected Technology Lesson: Staying Safe Online and Communicating Overseas

Monday 28 October • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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As we now live in a digital age, it can be hard to know the best ways to ensure that you keep your personal information secure. In this workshop, we go through some methods to ensure what is yours, stays yours. Including: - How to create a good password, and how to manage your passwords - Tips for avoiding viruses and malware - Handling unwanted contact online - Avoiding scams - What is social engineering? - How to stay in…

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November 2019

Melbourne Cup Public Holiday

Monday 4 November - Tuesday 5 November
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We will be closed for the Melbourne Cup public holiday on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 November 2019. The returns chute will be open.  Don’t forget, you can also renew your items online.

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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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Be Connected Technology Lesson: Music and Food

Tuesday 12 November • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Turn your device into a pocket radio, music player or restaurant finder! This workshop will help you understanding what streaming means, and guide you on how to access and listen to radio stations and music from anywhere in the world. Learn all about listening to: Music, Radio and Podcasts – On Demand, and For Free. Learn how to find the best cafes and restaurants around you. Please bring along your own portable device or laptop.            …

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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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