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It’s Our Birthday!

Written on May 1, 2019 at 12:45 pm, by

Today the PMI turns 165. On the first of May 1854 a meeting was held in Prahran,  the rules for the new Prahran Mechanics’ Institute were gazetted and the PMI declared itself into existence. William Moss (local congregational minister) moved that the institute should be established at once. Head over to our Blog to findContinue Reading

Reminder: RSVP Annual General Meeting

Written on April 30, 2019 at 2:53 pm, by

The PMI Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday 16 May 2019 at 7:00pm.  We request that members arrive at 6:30pm, the meeting will commence promptly at 7:00pm. To avoid delays, RSVP either by phone (9510 3393) or online via the RSVP button below. This will also assist with catering. Upon arrival, please beContinue Reading

Early Closure Friday 7 December 2018

Written on December 3, 2018 at 12:05 pm, by

The PMI Victorian History Library will close at 12PM on Friday 7 December 2018 for a staff function. The returns chute will be open. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Early close on Thursday 6 September

Written on August 31, 2018 at 8:16 pm, by

Early close on Thursday 6 September Due to a staff function, the library will be closing early at 6PM on Thursday 6 September. We apologise for any inconvenience.

PMI Library Survey

Written on August 29, 2018 at 2:05 pm, by

PMI Library Survey We’d love to get an idea about who our members are and how you use our library.  The more we know about you, the better we can tailor our programs and services. This survey is anonymous and will only be used by library staff to develop library services and programs. The survey shouldContinue Reading

Celebrate older Victorians this October

Written on August 22, 2018 at 10:42 am, by

The annual Victorian Seniors Festival is back for its 36th year, celebrating and supporting older Victorians to participate in community life with a month of activities, events and entertainment. Throughout October, our senior community are invited to enjoy a variety of outings, concerts, seminars, workshops and exhibitions, which celebrate their significant contributions. The Victorian SeniorsContinue Reading

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