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 29 May 2017 - Coburg
Finding your inner gem
An inspirational workshop to help women find or recapture the joy in life.
Thursday 01 June 2017 - Brunswick
Gender, Identity and Matriarchies
Nadja Spiegelman and Stephanie Van Schilt in conversation
Thursday 01 June 2017 - Coburg
Discuss online surveillance and metadata. Learn about privacy and encryption tools.
Friday 02 June 2017 - Coburg
Italian family history
An informative and moving talk about Italian migration and settlement in Australia.
Wednesday 07 June 2017 - Brunswick
A prescribed life
Tony Atkinson discusses love, medicine and royalty.
Wednesday 14 June 2017 - Glenroy
Men’s health week: Retirement and beyond
Experts from COTA will discuss common health issues that affect men post-retirement
Thursday 15 June 2017 - Coburg
Men’s health week: General men’s health
Merri Community Health experts discuss men’s health. Free blood pressure check available.
Tuesday 20 June 2017 - Coburg
Lise Rodgers presents My Emma
An enactment that invites you into the world of Jane Austen and introduces Miss Emma Woodhouse.
Wednesday 28 June 2017 - Coburg
Rod Quantock: a West Coburg boy
Comedian Rod Quantock will reminisce about his childhood in Coburg.
Register to attend a Read More event
The April, May, June Read More program
Download the Read More brochure for April, May and June 2017 (PDF 395Kb)
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.
Read More - Michael Winkler
Join local author Michael Winkler as he brings Brunswick’s gritty and violent past to life as he discusses his new e-book Grungewick at Brunswick Library as part of our Read More program.
This video has a transcript.