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Library activities and events

We offer a range of free events including speakers, workshops, makerspaces, and digital programs to promote learning and reading in Moreland.

See our list of Moreland City Library events below or on our Moreland City Libraries Eventbrite page.

Upcoming events

Online events

The best ways to stay up to date with what events are happening are to: 

Register to attend an event

We use Eventbrite for all event bookings. You can see all of the events we have on our Moreland City Libraries Eventbrite page.

When booking with Eventbrite, you need to provide your name, phone number, and email address. You can find out more about this on the Eventbrite website.

Children's events

There are regular online children's activities, storytimes, and school holiday events.

You can see what events are happening for children:

Book groups

Book chat

Book chat is a monthly program for book lovers. Enjoy a relaxed chat about books with library staff and other readers. Bring your current read or an old favourite to share, or just come along to hear about what others are enjoying. Bookings are not required.

Book groups for adults

Book groups are a great way for readers to share their love of reading with others. They offer great opportunities to meet new people and have interesting discussions in a relaxed social environment. We have several book groups for adults. Please note we have a limited number of copies of the book for discussion each month.

Libraries After Dark

Glenroy Library is open until 10pm every Thursday for our Libraries After Dark program. Enjoy special after-hours events and access regular library facilities including photocopying and borrowing items, using library computers, or accessing free WiFi on your own device.

You can find out more about Glenroy Library on our Visit us or contact us at the Library page.

Short story competition winners

Escape from Lockdown

Creators of all ages were invited to enter the 2021 Moreland City Libraries Short story competition.

Ninety-four short stories have been read, watched, and listened to between a panel of 12 fabulous judges, and we have our winners and achievers!

Up to 8 years old

Winner: $100 LEGO pack

Achievement: $50 book voucher

Winner: Escape from COVID19 and Lockdown by Azi (PDF)

Achievement: The Escape by Harshika (PDF)

9 to 12 years old

Winner: $100 LEGO pack

Achievement: $50 book voucher

Winner: Escape from Lockdown by Nadia (PDF)

Achievement: Link by Gabriel (PDF)

13 to 17 years old

Winner: $150 JB Hi-Fi voucher

Achievement: $50 book voucher

Winner: The Kicker - a short film by Juanita (PDF)

Achievement: An escape from Lockdown by Alice (PDF)

Adults

Winner: Writers Victoria membership and $100 book voucher

Achievement: $100 book voucher (book vouchers are redeemable at most Australian book stores).

Winner: Escaping Lockdown by Gillian (PDF)

Achievement: Boredom in Baker Street by Brian (PDF)

  • The conditions for entry for this competition are:

    • Entry is free and must be submitted by close of business 18 July 2021
    • Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form

    • Each written entry is limited to a maximum of 500 words

    • Each recited/filmed entry is limited to a maximum of 5 minutes

    • It is preferred that you type your written entries. Illustrated stories, and recorded stories with or without visuals are accepted

    • Recorded entries must include the name of the sound file on the entry form. The content and file name must not include the entrant’s name

    • Written entries must not include the entrant’s name

    • Only one entry per writer or reciter/videographer

    • Entries must be suitable for a general audience

    • The competition is open to anyone, except staff of Moreland City Libraries. Moreland City Libraries reserves the right to retain, duplicate, display and publish any entry online

    • Only first names will be used

    • Winners’ names will be announced by close of business Monday 23 August 2021 and published on Moreland City Libraries social media. The judges’ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into

    • Entries will not be returned. Please retain a copy of your story.

Social and interest groups

English conversation clubs

Our Conversation Clubs are a weekly group for adults who speak English as a second language and anyone interested in intercultural conversations. At these clubs, you can practice speaking and listening in English. Updated times, dates, and locations of our Conversation Clubs are available on our Learning English and other languages page.

Scrabble clubs

You can play the famous word game Scrabble at our libraries. Scrabble club is free and all levels are welcome. You can come every week or just drop in occasionally.

Our Scrabble Clubs take place at:

  • Fawkner Library every Monday at 1:30pm
  • Glenroy Library every Thursday at 2pm

There is also a Scrabble set available to use at the Coburg Library.

You can see where our libraries are located on our Visit us or contact us at the Library page.

Craft Groups

  • Be inspired by some crafty locals demonstrating their skills in arts and crafts. Bring along a project you are working on and share your experience or get advice from others while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee.

    Bookings are not required. For more information, call 9355 4200.

    Meets at Fawkner Library on a Wednesday (once a month) at 2pm.

  • A daytime program for knitters. Whether you are a beginner or an old hand at knitting, all are welcome to our knitting group. Bring your knitting and share your ideas and experiences with others.

    Bookings are not required.

    Meets fortnightly at Campbell Turnbull Library on a Thursday at 1:30pm.

  • Bring along your WIP (Work In Progress) or show off your HOTH (Hot Off The Hook) project.  Share your experience or get advice from others while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee.

    Bookings are not required.

    Meets at Glenroy Library on the first Tuesday of the month (except for 13 November) at 2pm.

  • Bring along your craft project or be inspired to start something new at the Libraries after Dark craft circle.  Some resources will be supplied.  

    Bookings are not required.

    Meets at Glenroy Library on Thursdays from 7pm to 10pm.

  • Brunswick Sewing Club is a social sewing group for creative community members to come together with a needle and thread. Bring along your current project.

    Suitable for participants 16 years and over.