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Come along and help the Glen Eira Historical Society celebrate the launch of “Along the Line: Caulfield to Oakleigh rail stories” – a collection of the ‘day to day’ stories of train travel. The launch will include readings by authors and will be followed by afternoon tea. “Along the Line” records the history of the Caulfield to Oakleigh railway stations, some of which are now lost, along with funny, personal and sometimes surprising stories of train travel. You can find…Find out more »
We will be closed for the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday on Monday 10 June 2019. The returns chute will be open. Don’t forget, you can also renew your items online.Find out more »
Melbourne Rare Book Week – The Extraordinary and the Ephemeral: Rare books of the PMI Victorian History Library
Melbourne Rare Book Week Event! The Prahran Mechanics’ Institute was founded in 1854 and in the last 165 years it has accumulated a collection that not only covers the history of Victoria but contains many hidden gems. Come along as Collections Librarian Ellen Coates takes you through the treasures of the collection. All stories are shaped by the documents that survive to tell them and the PMI is no exception. The tale starts with the letters, ephemera, invitations, dance cards,…Find out more »
A Melbourne Tartan Festival Special Event In this workshop, designed for the beginners as well as for seasoned researchers, Dr. James Donaldson will share experiences of researching family history; to help others and to improve our techniques in opening up the past. There has been an increasing interest amongst Australians of Scottish heritage to discover their roots and cultural background. Many seek to build their family history trees, but even more importantly to “flesh out” the enriching background of their…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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