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Wishing Tree Appeal

Christmas Paper Craft Workshop

Maribyrnong City Council is partnering with McKillop Family Services to help many of our City’s most needy children celebrate
Christmas in 2015.

You can help by donating a wrapped gift to the value of $20 for a child and placing it under a Christmas tree at any of our library branches.

Please deliver your gift to your branch library by Friday 11 December so all presents can be delivered to MacKillop Family Services in time for Christmas.

Donations accepted between 23 November - 11 December at any Maribyrnong Library Branch - Footscray, West Footscray, Maribyrnong, Braybrook and Yarraville.

Footscray Library Holiday Opening Hours

Thursday 24 December 10am - 12pm
Friday 25 December CLOSED
Saturday 26 December CLOSED
Sunday 27 December 2pm - 5pm
Monday 28 December 10am - 8pm
Tuesday 29 December 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 30 December 10am - 8pm
Thursday 31 December 10am - 5pm
Friday 1 January CLOSED

Braybrook Library Holiday Opening Hours

Thursday 24 December 10am - 12pm
Friday 25 December CLOSED
Saturday 26 December CLOSED
Sunday 27 December CLOSED
Monday 28 December CLOSED
Tuesday 29 December 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 30 December 10am - 6pm
Thursday 31 December 10am - 5pm
Friday 1 January CLOSED

Maribyrnong, West Footscray and Yarraville Holiday Opening Hours

Closed 12pm 24 December 2015 to 1 January 2016


Knitting Groups

Women Wept: Knitting Groups

We are seeking community minded residents to participate in knitting groups across all library branches and community centers. All are welcome from beginners to experienced knitters.

The knitting groups will be launched in August across all centres, with groups potentially meeting weekly to talk about projects and techniques over a cup of tea.

A special event “Women Wept” an Anzac centenary project funded by the Australian Government under the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program will provide an initial focus for the groups, to commemorate the role of women in WW1.

Weekly knitting groups meeting at all library branches:

Tuesdays 6-7pm | Yarraville
Wednesdays 2-3pm | Footscray
Thursdays 10-12pm | Braybrook
Thursdays 2-3pm | West Footscray
Saturdays 11-12pm | Maribyrnong

Please contact your local library branch for further information.

ANZAC Centenary

Sherryl Clarj - ANZAC centenary tribute

We are seeking your WW1 family stories

We are looking for local stories of World War 1. Stories of how the war touched the men, women and children of Maribyrnong.
Perhaps you have your own story to tell, or have researched a local one.

You may have photographs, letters or postcards to share, Bring them along to any library branch to join the centenary commemoration.

Housebound Library Service Volunteer Information Session


The library is interested in expanding the Housebound Library Service through the use of volunteers. The Housebound Library Service is available to eligible residents who are unable to attend the library due to illness, disability or frailty and do not have someone who can do this for them.
Home library visits are scheduled on a regular basis, usually once a month.
The library is now seeking volunteers who have a positive approach, desire and an interest in working with aged, frail and disabled residents. Suitable volunteers will be available on weekdays and willing to make a commitment for a minimum of 12 months.
Interested applicants are required to attend an initial information session.
The next session will be April 2016. Further details of date and location will be published here in 2016.

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

New Braybrook Library - Now Open

New library and community hub - come along and see the Community Hub and all new facilities.

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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