24 October, 2006

October Events at Yarra Plenty Library

Refugee Week

Come to a talk at Watsonia Library, Thursday 26th October, 7-8PM.
What is it like to be a refugee?
Malyun Ahmed from the North Eastern Region Migrant Resource Centre speaks about:

Her work with refugees.
Needs and issues confronted by refugees.

Her own experience as a refugee.

Bookings essential.

MANGA Workshops and Graphic Novel Launch.

Manga is a popular style of comic art that has been a huge part of the publishing industry in Japan since the 1950s.

Come along to our exciting Manga workshop run by OzTaKU, the hottest new talent in Manga in Australia.
Learn about the history, see techniques demonstrated and learn how to draw your own.

We will also be launching our new range of graphic novels at these workshops.
Bookings at each Branch Library.
Saturday 28th October, Rosanna Library, 1-2.30pm.

Monday 30th October, Mill Park Library, 4-5.30pm.
Tuesday 31st October, Lalor Library, 4-5.30pm.

Thursday 2nd November, Watsonia Library, 4-5.30pm
Tuesday 21st November, Diamond Valley Library, 4-5.30pm.

Ulysses Motorbike Club Talk.

Friday 27th October,
Mill Park Library, 1.30-2pm.
Talk to Club members and learn how to participate.
Their motto is..... 'Grow old disgracefully'

Afternoon tea provided.

Explore Melbourne Online at Eltham Library.

Thursday 26th October, 10.30-12 noon.
Be a tourist in your 'Home Town' and find those hidden places and Events.
Hands on practice!
Bookings essential, places limited!

13 October, 2006

Fire Information in Victoria

Useful websites for the latest FIRE information in Victoria.

The Country Fire Authority.
Advice on current fires, Fire restrictions, community planning and awareness. Total Fire Ban Days.

The Department of Sustainability and Environment.
This page gives information on the status of current fire activity on public land, excellent maps, personnel (including recruitment) involved at each fire. Also information about prescribed burning and fuel reduction burning.

Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade also offers important Fire Safety information for the Community.