Programs to connect, inspire and learn
CULTURAL DIVERSITY WEEK
COMEDIAN DAVE O’NEIL
JANE GODWIN AND ANNA WALKER
Looking for tech help? Pick up a copy of our March Digital Literacy Program.
1.6 BILLION WAYS TO BE MUSLIM
A beautiful and heart warming photographic
exhibition showcasing the many and diverse
practices of being Muslim.
Inspired by the work of artist and author Peter
Drew (Poster Boy) and curated by Karima Far
(The Muslim Collective).
TUE 9 MAR-FRI 26 MAR
A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
You are warmly invited to join our community
conversation event. Facilitated by Reem Sweid
from the Melbourne Muslim Collective, this event
aims to address misconceptions and challenge
stereotypes around what it means to be Muslim in
2021, encouraging story sharing, connection and ISLAMIC MOSAIC PROJECT
understanding. Join talented ceramicist Kerry Punton to create
delightful ceramic tiles of classic Islamic design.
THU 18 MAR, 6-7PM The tiles will form a beautiful Islamic mosaic to
BOOK be permanently installed in the atrium of the new
NOW Kangaroo Flat Library.
For ages 10 and up. Stay as little or as long as you
WORLD GAMES DAY choose.
So many cultures, so many wonderful games! City Supported by the City of Greater Bendigo for the Inclusive
of Greater Bendigo’s Intercultural Ambassadors Multicultural Libraries Project.
have joined up with Bendigo Library and friends to SAT 27 MAR, 9.30-11AM & 11.30AM-1PM
share some of the best-loved games from around Bendigo Library
the world. Join us for fantastic family fun!
FRI 9 APR, 10-11.30AM & 12-1.30PM
We are developing online options to be COVID
contingent. Please register your interest online so Kangaroo Flat Library
we can keep you up to date. FRI 16 APR, 10-11.30AM
SAT 20 MAR, 10AM-1PM Eaglehawk Library
Bendigo Library and Gardens BOOK FRI 16 APR, 1.30-3PM
FAMILY HISTORY DETECTIVE
Do you need some advice on tracking down your
family tree? Sign up for some one-on-one tips
on family history research, and how to use the
many fantastic tools and resources freely available
through Goldfields Libraries.
3 x 45 minutes sessions available for each date.
THU 4 & 18 MAR, 2-4PM
Bookings: phone 5472 1458
LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS Bendigo
Home and housewifery on the central Victorian CARES
goldfields presented by Katrina Dernelley.
Dernelley’s PhD thesis is a domestic, architectural
and social history of the Victorian goldfields. It
examines the role and impact of women, home and
housework during the Victorian gold rushes.
La Trobe University, BRAC, Goldfields Libraries and Golden Dragon
THU 4 MAR, 5.30-6.30PM COMEDIAN DAVE O’NEIL
Bendigo Library Join us for some light-hearted fun with comedian
NOW of 30 years Dave O’Neil. Dave has featured on
TV shows such as The Project, Have You Been
Paying Attention, Hughsey, We Have a Problem,
and Spicks & Specks. He is also author of several
books, his latest, The Summer of ‘82, is ‘almost’
a best seller!
TUE 23 MAR, 7PM
HEFFERNAN OF THE SHAMROCK
Join local historian and author Mary Healy for
fascinating insights into the remarkable Heffernan.
CRAIG CASTREE: SAVING, STORING From impoverished conditions in Ireland, he
AND SOWING SEEDS travelled the world seeking a better life for himself
Horticulturalist, author of Edible Gardens, and and his family, ending up in the central Victorian
TV presenter Craig Castree discusses how easily goldfields. As well as establishing the Shamrock
you could be growing food in your garden. Craig Hotel in Bendigo, Heffernan has strong links
has 40 years’ experience in growing his food with Axedale, selecting land at Axedale East and
organically and creating edible gardens. He is also mentoring Jeremiah Heffernan.
the President of Werribee Park Heritage Orchard, FRI 26 MAR, 2.15-3PM
restoring old fruit varieties.
Axedale Library Agency
Sponsored by Macedon Ranges Seed Savers, funded by the BOOK
Newham Garden Sale.
THU 4 MAR, 7.30-8.30PM
STORYTIME SPECIAL WITH JANE STAR CINEMA BOOK CLUB:
GODWIN AND ANNA WALKER THE BOY IN STRIPED PYJAMAS
Sometimes, we need to remember all the things A poignant story of a forbidden World War II
we can do to be part of the world. Small things, friendship based on John Boyne’s 2006 novel of
like offering a smile. And bigger things, like hoping, the same name. Rated M.
dreaming, imagining... Join acclaimed children’s
author Jane Godwin, and illustrator Anna Walker Tickets $12. Phone Star Cinema on 5446 2025.
for a special event celebrating the release of their Borrow The Boy in Striped Pyjamas from your
timely and uplifting new picture book Don’t Forget. local library.
For children under 8 and their families. TUE 30 MAR, 7PM
SAT 27 MAR, 11AM-12PM Star Cinema
Castlemaine Library Peg Leg Road, Eaglehawk
REMEMBERING THE MOON
LANDING AND 1969
What do you, or someone close to you remember
about 1969? Were you mesmerised by man walking
on the moon, or fired up about the Vietnam War?
In 100 words or less, or a 2-minute video tell us
where you were, what you thought or how it
affected someone you knew.
Winners will receive a collection of Lorraine
Marwood’s verse novels, including the captivating
Footprints on the Moon.
Ages 10 and up.
Entries close Friday 2 April.
Email entries to [email protected]
Presented via ZOOM. Session link emailed 1 hour prior to event.
Watch later at youtube.com/goldfieldslibraries
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DIGITAL LITERACY PROGRAM
Make the most of life online with programs to connect, inspire and learn
IT HELP FAMILY HISTORY DETECTIVE
One-on-one assistance with laptops, tablets and One-on-one tips for online family history research,
phones. Learn how to use your eReader to make the using the fantastic tools and resources freely
most of the library’s fantastic range of eResources. available through Goldfields Libraries.
BY APPOINTMENT 3 x 45 minutes sessions available for each date.
Bendigo, Castlemaine, Eaglehawk, Gisborne,
Heathcote, Kangaroo Flat, Kyneton, Romsey and THU 4 & 18 MAR, 2-4PM
Woodend libraries. Castlemaine Library
Bookings: phone 5472 1458
Axedale, Boort, Dingee, Elmore, Inglewood,
Pyramid Hill, Tarnagulla and Wedderburn library
See ncgrl.vic.gov.au/libraryagencies for details.
Collect a copy of our companion events program
Be Connected Workshops
Come along to our small interactive workshops where questions are welcomed! BYO device or we can bring
one for you if needed. Book online or ring your local library.
Be Connected is an Australian Government partnership initiative aiming to increase online confidence, skills
and safety of older Australians.
INTRODUCTION TO ANDROID INTRODUCTION TO APPLE iPADS
TABLETS We’ll show you how to set up your Apple iPad,
We’ll show you how to set up your Android tablet, safely customised to suit your needs.
safely customised to suit your needs.
WED 17 MAR 2.30-3.30PM
WED 3 MAR, 2.30-3.30PM Kyneton Library. Phone 5422 1365 BOOK
Kyneton Library. Phone 5422 1365 NOW
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL MEDIA
STAYING SAFER ONLINE
Have you ever wanted to find out more about
Learn the essentials of safe passwords, how to pay social media? We’ll show you the basics of social
safely online and tips to avoid scams and tricks.
media, how it works and some tips and tricks for
WED 10 MAR, 10-11AM staying safe.
Castlemaine Library. Phone 5472 1458 THU 18 MAR 2-3PM
NOW Kangaroo Flat Library. Phone 5447 8344
INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY
HISTORY ONLINE INTRODUCTION TO MyGov
Discover how to research your family history
online, with tips and tricks on getting the most out Find out how MyGov can make managing your
online government services easy and convenient.
of the internet, step-by-step guides on beginning
your family tree and more. We’ll guide you step by step how to set up and
use your MyGov account safely, claim medical
MON 15 MAR, 2-3PM expenses and control who sees your My Health
Bendigo Library. Phone 5449 2700 Record information.
TUE 23 MAR 11AM-12PM
THU 25 MAR, 2-3PM
Castlemaine Library. Phone 5472 1458 BOOK Gisborne Library. Phone 5428 3962
WED 24 MAR, 2.30-3.30PM
Romsey Library. Phone 5429 3086
INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO CALLS
Learn all about getting started using Zoom, Skype MON 29 MAR, 2-3PM
and FaceTime. Our friendly staff can help you Bendigo Library. Phone 5449 2700 BOOK
build your confidence with video calling apps. NOW
WED 17 MAR, 2-3PM
Inglewood Library Agency. Phone 5449 2790
THU 18 MAR, 11AM-12PM
Heathcote Library. Phone 5433 3734
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