Library At Home - Adults

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While the branches are closed, you can access a wide range of services such as online book groups, on demand video tutorials, and much more. Click on ‘Reading & Book Groups’, ‘Learning & Research’, and ‘External Resources & COVID-19 Updates’ to learn more!

Reading and Book Groups

eLibrary

Our many eLibrary resources are available 24/7. You can access to eBooks and eAudiobooks with Libby and BorrowBox, films with Kanopy, magazines with PressReader and RBDigital, newspapers with PressReader and an enormous range of other online resources to keep entertained and learning during the closure. See the range of apps and websites available here.

Book and Writers' Groups

Many of our book groups are currently meeting over Zoom or WeChat. If you would like to join one of the book groups, please email library@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au. We can also help you get started on Zoom or WeChat.

  • Braybrook Writers’ Group – first Friday of each month at 2-4pm via Zoom
  • Braybrook Book Group – third Tuesday of the month at 6:60-7:30pm via Zoom
  • Yarraville Writers’ Group – fortnightly on Wednesday at 1:30-3:30pm via Zoom
  • Yarraville Book Group – fortnightly on Monday from 7-8pm via Zoom
  • Maribyrnong Book Group – second Thursday of the month at 6:30-8pm via Zoom
  • Spanish Parents Group – Fridays at 4-5:30pm via Zoom
  • Chinese Book Group – Fridays at 10:30am-12pm via WeChat
  • Spanish Book Group – Wednesdays at 2-3pm via phone

Maribyrnong Poetry Anthology

To celebrate International Poetry Day, Cultural Diversity Week and International Day of Forests, we invite you to put pen to paper to write some poetry. These poems will then be collated, printed and bound into a unique anthology that will become part of our print and eBook collection available for all to borrow. See more information on the Maribyrnong Poetry Anthology here.

Learning and Research

Conversation Café Online

Welcome to Conversation Café Online, a conversational English program. A new video will be uploaded to the YouTube playlist every Thursday. We'll soon launch Conversation Café Online sessions via Zoom. If you're interested in joining, please email library@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

Resume Help

Need help on how to create a professional résumé? Email Blibrary@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au, and the team can help you with formatting and editing tips.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. You can watch thousands of video tutorials that help you gain new skills. Find out more information here

Mango

Free, interactive online language learning. Greek, Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese, Spanish and many more! Download the app here and create a Mango Languages login to keep track of your learning progress.

Ancestry.com

Start searching billions of records and discover your family's story. Ancestry.com has opened up remote access so that you can use Ancestry.com from home until 31 December (we will update you if this is extended further). Access for free using your Maribyrnong Libraries membership. See more info at the Family History & Genealogy page.

External resources and COVID-19 updates

Maribyrnong City Council COVID-19 Update: This page will be updated with the latest information relating to Council’s response to COVID-19 to keep our community informed.

SBS Multilingual Coronavirus Portal: Dedicated online information hub for multicultural communities to easily access accurate and trusted news and information about COVID-19, in more than 60 languages.

Free Interpreter Service: Phone 131 450 and request transfer to the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398

Braybrook Community Hub: Enjoy yoga and meditation classes with Braybrook Community Hub. Check their Facebook page for more information.

National Gallery of Victoria: The NGV has a number of virtual tours available online so that you can view the artworks they currently have on display.