Read More program
Read, watch and listen at a Read More event!
Hear talks, watch demonstrations, join in workshops or view displays on topics ranging from health and wellbeing, do-it-yourself projects, lifestyles, the environment, food and history.
Gain an insight into the work of authors from Moreland, Victoria and overseas as they share their writing experiences with us.
Take children along to special storytime sessions and craft activities. Enter fun reading competitions throughout the year for chances to win great prizes.
Upcoming Read More events
Monday 28 May 2018 - Brunswick
Reading the stars: the science of Aboriginal astronomy
Astronomer Dr Duane Hamacher discusses indigenous astronomical knowledge.
Wednesday 30 May 2018 - Coburg
The library: a catalogue of wonders
Stuart Kells discusses the fascinating world of libraries.
Thursday 31 May 2018 - Glenroy
Food and mood
Hear how nutrition can help promote mental health.
Thursday 31 May 2018 - Brunswick
The tattooist of Auschwitz
Author Heather Morris, will discuss her novel based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov.
Thursday 07 June 2018 - Glenroy
Building a tiny house
Learn how to plan, build and live in a tiny house (Fully booked. Add you name to the waiting list).
Wednesday 13 June 2018 - Coburg
Live long, be strong: Men's Health Week
Men's Health Week 2018
Thursday 14 June 2018 - Glenroy
Abdi Aden tells his story. He fled war-torn Somalia and made a perilous solo journey to seek asylum.
Thursday 14 June 2018 - Brunswick
Australian Poetry Slam heat
Perform your original poem in a Victorian heat of the Australian Poetry Slam at Brunswick Library.
Monday 18 June 2018 - Fawkner
Internet scams and how to spot them
Learn to identify online scams.
Thursday 28 June 2018 - Glenroy
Three sides of a coin
A theatre production drawing on people's personal experiences with gambling.
Register to attend a Read More event
Read More program
Download the Read More brochure April May and June 2018 (PDF 2Mb).
Join our mailing list
To join our email list, email the Read More team with 'Mailing List' in the subject line or call 9389 8600.
If you are currently receiving hardcopies of the Read More brochure but would like to switch to the email version, email the Read More team to let us know.
What is Read More?
The Moreland Reading Project Read More is a celebration of reading to develop a community culture where the importance of reading is valued and acknowledged. Since it began in 2000, Read More has hosted a wide range of free activities to appeal to our diverse Moreland community.
From the topical and informative to the escapist and experimental, events have included talks by local and international authors as well as workshops varying from recording your own music, poetry writing, parenting and tracing the history of your house.
Other activities have included film nights, cultural performances, sporting demonstrations, cookery sessions, special children's storytimes and fun competitions.
The BookStart kit
A highlight of Read More is the library's BookStart kit which is distributed to every Moreland baby through Council Maternal and Child Health Nurses.
The free kit contains a board book and advice on developing children's reading skills from an early age as well as information on parenting resources.
How to get involved in Read More
A community-wide initiative, Read More provides a forum for community groups to promote their own reading-related activities.
Local organisations interested in becoming involved in Read More should contact Coburg Library.