Aug 28, 2015

Melbourne Day

Melbourne in 1882.
Image created by Cooke, A. C.
Sourced from State Library of Victoria (

Happy Melbourne Day!

This weekend help celebrate Melbourne's 180th Anniversary of settlement with celebrations occurring in the CBD and Docklands.

With events and activities throughout the city, you can be sure to learn something new about Melbourne.

For more information on the events this weekend visit the Melbourne Day website here.

Aug 21, 2015

Moonee Valley Libraries is now eSmart

Moonee Valley Libraries has successfully completed the eSmart Libraries Program. 

eSmart Libraries is about informing and educating staff and library users about cybersafety: that is how be safe when using digital technology. This includes the internet, online services, email, all social media such as Facebook.

The program has been developed by the by the Telstra Foundation and The Alannah and Madeline Foundation in collaboration with Australia’s library network.

Libraries participating in the program are connecting their users with tools and resources to help improve cybersafety and wellbeing.

By completing this Program, Moonee Valley Libraries is now accredited as an eSmart Library.

For more information on cybersafety at Moonee Valley Libraries please click here.

Genealogy and DNA testing

Image sourced from Britannica Image Quest

DNA testing has become a popular way of supplementing genealogical research. Ancestry promotes it as a means of finding family members although it can be complicated and inconclusive.

Jane Davies will discuss what can be determined through DNA testing and what needs to be considered before going ahead with a test.  Jane teaches classes at the Australian Institute of Genealogy Studies.

When: Monday, 31 August 2015 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

Where: Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre - 69-79 Military Rd Avondale Heights, VIC 3034.

To book, click here

Italian Family History Class

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Interested in discovering more about your Italian roots? Learn how to research your Italian heritage using Family Search.

Discover how to use Italian vital records, such as births, deaths and marriages, to begin researching your family history.

This event is part of Family History Month 2015 at Moonee Valley Libraries.

To book click here.

Where: Niddrie Library, 483 Keilor Rd, Niddrie

When: Saturday, 29 August 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (AEST)

Aug 14, 2015

Victory in the Pacific commemorative service

This Saturday, 15 August 2015, marks 70 years since the end of the Second World War – Victory in the Pacific, or VP Day.

Nearly 1 million Australians served in WWII, around 30,000 were captured as POWs and 40,000 would never return home. 

A commemorative service will be held at the Shrine of Remembrance at 12:00

For more information see the Shrine of Remembrance website