Upcoming Events

Check out our YouTube Channel for recordings of all our events.

Agenda view:
May
2
Thu
Creative Writing Course
May 2 @ 11:00 am โ€“ Jun 27 @ 1:30 pm
Creative Writing Course

We have partnered with Prahran Place to bring you a Creative Writing Course. This course is a Learn Local course.ย Learn Local (ACFE) funded places are for those wishing to upskill, try for a new career, return to study or volunteer regardless of prior training or employment status. Contact us to find out if you are eligible.

The nine-week introductory program will cover:

  • Inspiration and ideas that compel us to write
  • Short stories and their structure, form and function
  • Character depth and arc; writing realistic dialogue
  • Poetry of place, inner worlds in relation to environment
  • Writing prompts for stimulating the imagination and silencing the inner critic.


Click here to register: https://socialplanet.com.au/activity/view?id=21078ย 

May
21
Tue
A Musical Ouroboros
May 21 @ 6:30 pm โ€“ 7:30 pm
A Musical Ouroboros

๐ŸŽถ A Musical Ouroboros – how the Hottest 100 both reflects and encourages the empowerment of Australian youth.

For 30 years, triple j’s Hottest 100 has been Australia’s go-to countdown for the year’s top songs. Beyond mere entertainment, it’s a reflection of youth sentiment. In the past, it echoed Gen X rebellion with bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Today, it’s a diverse tapestry showcasing female artists, LGBTQ+ voices, and people of colour, mirroring a generational shift. This countdown isn’t just about music; it’s a space where young Aussies steer the conversation. Their votes drive the event’s success, inadvertently giving them a platform and a voice in shaping cultural dialogue.

Bookings are essential with a gold coin for entry.

Click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/CNRBK

Jun
4
Tue
PMI Bookclub
Jun 4 @ 11:15 am โ€“ 12:15 pm
PMI Bookclub

๐Ÿ“– PMI’s Monthly Book Club – Led by Friend of the Library, Raymond.

Join a friendly, considerate and open group for a chat about books. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month and choose our next book’s in advance. Keep an eye on your email and the PMI’s social media for details about what we are reading next.

In 2023 we read books like The Women In Black by Madeleine St John, Eucalyptus by Murray Bail and The Time We Have Taken by Steven Carroll. But we are always open to suggestions!

Click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/CMWBA

Jun
11
Tue
The Great Orange Peel Panic: and other stories from Melbourne
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm โ€“ 7:30 pm
The Great Orange Peel Panic: and other stories from Melbourne

๐ŸŠ The Great Orange Peel Panic: and other stories from Melbourne

Did you know around the 1860’s civic reprobates who discarded orange peel in the streets of Melbourne, risked life and limb? Apparently new flagstone paving stones, combined with discarded orange peels, were a serious hazard. Oranges were a popular snack at the time and peel littered the pavements, with women blamed by the newspapers as the โ€˜chief strewers of peel’.

Join us as Robyn Annear talks about this story and more from her new book Corners of Melbourne. Robyn is an author who…’tackles her sprawling subject matter with her trademark wit and her knack for singling out the perfect historical reference.’ Age

This is a joint event with Family History Connections. Bookings are essential with a gold coin for entry.

Click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/COJKF

Jun
18
Tue
Stories from ASIOโ€™s files
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm โ€“ 7:30 pm
Stories from ASIOโ€™s files

๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿฝ Stories from ASIOโ€™s files

Step into the clandestine world of intrigue and mystery! Unveil the enigmatic lives of a doctor, a teacher, a gardener, and an undercover operative, as Patrick, the Assistant State Manager of Victoria at NAA, unravels a riveting tale straight from ASIO’s secretive archives. These seemingly ordinary individuals possessed secrets that caught the eye of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. Who were they, really? What compelled ASIO to track their every move? Join us on a thrilling journey through covert operations and concealed identities.

Image NAA: A432, 1963/2272

Bookings are essential with a gold coin for entry.

Click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/CNNBH

Jun
26
Wed
Family History Workshops
Jun 26 @ 10:30 am โ€“ 2:30 pm
Family History Workshops

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿฝ Family History Workshops hosted by Wendy Eldridge from our Friends of the Library.

Do you want some guided help with your family history journey? We can help. Join a friendly and supportive environment while making use of the many resources available at the PMI Victorian History Library.

Our workshops will cover:
28 Feb – What you need to know what you Get Started
24 Apr – What Beginners should do
26 Jun – Special Guest
28 Aug – Doing your family history using Ancestry
30 Oct – Understanding Military Records and Resources

Bookings are essential.

Click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/CMVYL

Jul
2
Tue
PMI Bookclub
Jul 2 @ 11:15 am โ€“ 12:15 pm
PMI Bookclub

๐Ÿ“– PMI’s Monthly Book Club – Led by Friend of the Library, Raymond.

Join a friendly, considerate and open group for a chat about books. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month and choose our next book’s in advance. Keep an eye on your email and the PMI’s social media for details about what we are reading next.

In 2023 we read books like The Women In Black by Madeleine St John, Eucalyptus by Murray Bail and The Time We Have Taken by Steven Carroll. But we are always open to suggestions!

Click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/CMWBA

Jul
23
Tue
Some Rambles with the Campbells
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm โ€“ 3:00 pm
Some Rambles with the Campbells

๐Ÿƒ Some rambles with the Campbells โ€“ The life and times of Western District pastoralist politician, and Anglican vicar, Colin Campbell (1817-1903) and his family.

This talk with Dr. Ian Clark will cover Colin Campbell and his wife Frances Campbell (nรฉe McWhirter) and their relationship with the Djabwurrung Aboriginal people of the Buangor district. Colin Campbell actively supported missionary efforts to improve the living conditions of Aboriginal people and when the Victorian government sought to introduce a system of local guardians to distribute rations and supplies to Aboriginal people in their districts and correspond with the government on their circumstances, he willingly became the local guardian in the Buangor district.

This will be an online event, so a stable internet connection is necessary. Bookings are essential.

Click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/CRMDP

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