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Melbourne Cup Day - Public Holiday

Melbourne Cup. Library closed for Melbourne Cup public holiday

Please note that all library locations will be closed on TUESDAY 4 November 2014 for the Melbourne Cup Day public holiday. All branches re-open at 10am on Wednesday 5 November.

Maribyrnong Writes

Maribyrnong Writes events November 2014

Maribyrnong Library Service presents the Maribyrnong Writes Author series. Celebrate stories and writers from your neck of the woods with our November series of Events. There will be writing and reading events for young and old with authors of true stories, inspiring stories, fun stories and experiences to learn from and enjoy.

Highlights include, talking crime with Jane Clifton, Showbiz trails and fails with Rusty Berther, local novelist Anna George, teenage writing with Cath Crowley, and fun for the kids with Stig Wemyss and Aly Walsh. For full program details go to the Events page.

All the events are free.
Full details and Bookings available at

International Games Day @ Your Library 2014

International Games Day @ Your Library 2013

This year we are celebrating International Games Day @ Your Library with lots of fun games to play in the library.
For ages 12+

Saturday 15 November at Footscray Library
1pm - 4:30pm | 56 Paisley Street, Footscray

Join us for:
A Connect 4 competition
A Galaxy Trucker board game competition
A computer puzzle game competition projected up on the big screen
All afternoon | Where’s Wally competition
All afternoon | Board Games

Bookings available at:

Greek and English Bilingual Story Time


Join us for a bilingual story time and learn some Greek words and phrases during our regular Story Times session.

Bookings not required.

11-11.45am Monday 17 November
Yarraville Library

New! Freegal music and streaming

Freegal music from your library

"Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library.

All you need is your library card number and some libraries utilize a PIN. Freegal offers access to about 7 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries.
Download and keep your favourite tracks - today's hits, pop, classical, blues, country and much more.
Click here for more details.

AMES Online English Courses

Learn English with AMES online courses, accessible for free from home or the library 24 hours a day. There are three exciting modules to choose from.

Learn English from beginner to intermediate level - for work, life and study in Australia and global environments.

Improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills - gain the confidence to use English in everyday situations, for work and study. Learn about Australian society and culture.

Learn jobseeking skills to find work in Australia. Practise writing a résumé and cover letter. Prepare for the interview and making cold calls to employers.

Issues in English AMES Learn English Online

Your favourite magazines are now digital!

Zinio digital magazines

Zinio allows you to read your favourite magazines on your home computer, iPad, Smartphone, and other devices.
Choose from a great range of titles on Food, Gardening, Wellbeing, Sport, Travel, Fashion and Home Design.

These magazine are free from your library - and all you need is your library card!

Try it today

IELTS - Learning English

Practice for IELTS exams

General and Academic Modules

Practice IELTS listening tasks under timed conditions
View sample videos of speaking tests, highlighting good and less good practice
Develop vocabulary and techniques for writing tasks 1 and 2
Work on authentic texts for the reading test as in the real exam
Develop vocabulary in topic areas commonly used in the IELTS exam.

Connect to free IELTS learning now .

Event Bookings

Maribyrnong Library Service hosts a wide variety of events. If you wish to book for any of our upcoming events, scan through the calender below to find the event you're interested in and click the register button to make your booking. To view a list of all upcoming Maribyrnong Library Service events that require bookings, visit our Eventbrite page.

More Upcoming Events

Come along to events at the library. Go to our Events and News page for more information.

For more information contact:
The Library
9688 0290
or complete the Contact the Library Form

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