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March 2019

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Flash Fiction Competition: Library and Information Week 2019

Monday 18 March • 9:00 am - Monday 6 May • 11:59 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Do you love to write?  Write a story of 500 words or under, with an Australian history theme. It can be about whatever you like and using any genre as long as it fits the specified theme. Be creative! The winning entry will be published in our newsletter and on our website. This year we have 2 categories, Adult (18 and over) and Under 18. Entries open: Monday 18 March 2019 at 9:00am.  Entries close: Monday 6 May 2019 at…

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Second-Hand Book Sale

Saturday 30 March • 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Over 1,000 book available from $2 to rare books. Books available from the PMI Victorian History Library, Cinema and Theatre Historical Society and the Australian Railway Historical Society Victoria Division Inc.

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April 2019

Family History Social Group

Monday 1 April • 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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Outreach Visit to Sale Library

Wednesday 3 April • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sale Library (Wellington Shire Council Libraries), 70 Foster Street
Sale, Victoria 3850 Australia
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We are heading back to the Sale for our monthly outreach visit. Ellen, our Collections Librarian will be attending this month. As part of the visit, Ellen will also be giving her short presentation Success with Family Histories at 11am (approx 20 minutes). This talk gives you some tips on how you can help ensure that your family history not only makes it into libraries, but is also as accessible as possible for researchers and fellow family historians. Feel free to bring…

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Success with Family Histories at Sale Library

Wednesday 3 April • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sale Library (Wellington Shire Council Libraries), 70 Foster Street
Sale, Victoria 3850 Australia
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Family Histories are an invaluable historical source, but for libraries they can be quite difficult to acquire.  Find out how you can help ensure that your family history not only makes it into libraries, but is also as accessible as possible for researchers and fellow family historians. Feel free to bring along any family histories you might have written to see how they’d go in a library setting. Also if you have a family history that you’d like to donate…

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Easter Holidays

Friday 19 April • 9:30 am - Monday 22 April • 4:30 pm
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We will be closed during the Easter Holiday break from Friday 19 April - Monday 22 April 2019. The library will reopen on Tuesday 22 April 2019. The returns chute will be open.  Don’t forget, you can also renew your items online.

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ANZAC Day Public Holiday

Thursday 25 April
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We will be closed for the ANZAC Day public holiday. The returns chute will be open.  Don’t forget, you can also renew your items online. Image: ‘Memorial’ by Fraser Mummery available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/73014677@N05/6940819311/ under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Full terms at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0.

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May 2019

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Heritage Walk: Department Stores of Chapel Street

Wednesday 1 May • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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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 walk. Bring along your camera to capture some of the stunning examples of architecture along Chapel St. Cost: PMI Library Members, National Trust Members, Seniors/Concession Card…

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Family History Social Group

Monday 6 May • 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. 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. Come along to this special Heritage Festival edition of the Family History Social Group to enjoy morning tea and take home a show bag. The group meets on…

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Phonse Tobin: An Anything but Ordinary Life (Laurie McCalman Presentation)

Thursday 9 May • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Hear the story of Phonse Tobin who began Australia’s most successful family-owned funeral service company with his brothers – Tobin Brothers Funerals. From trapping rats for pocket money to being a long serving member of the North Melbourne Football Club committee, his life was rich with history. Born in 1905, Phonse followed soldiers as they marched to the wharves to depart for WW1. After leaving school he worked as a storeman, salesman, soldier and fireman. A natural entertainer with a…

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