All libraries are closed on public holidays.
Library services first began in Belmont in 1885. Our current library was officially opened on 28 October 1982 by the Hon FN Wilkes MP, Minister for Local Government and his Worship the Mayor, Cr PF Ward JP. The building was renovated in 2010 making it a modern, pleasing and community-centric library environment. The renovated library was officially opened by the Hon Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Local Government. Belmont Library is a large and busy hub within easy reach of the High Street commercial precinct.
Find out more about Baby, Toddler and Storytimes here.
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Come and join this expert-facilitated Q & A and knowledge-sharing session with other smartphone users and learners.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and hear Moreno Giovannoni discuss his debut novel, ‘The Fireflies of Autumn’. This absorbing tale takes us to the olive groves and piazzas of the little-known Tuscan village of San Ginese. With recollections of Italo Calvino’s fables, this is Tuscany as you have never seen it before.
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading. No booking required.For a complete downloadable timetable of all our story times across all of our branches, please visit the following page grlc.vic.gov.au/learn/little-readers/events-little-readers
Want to read the latest selection of library magazines free and delivered straight to your device using your library membership? Bring along your own device and learn how. With hundreds of eMagazines to choose from, there is sure to be at least one for you to enjoy!
Meditation and mindfulness teacher Jo Solomon will explain the many benefits of meditation, including reducing stress and anxiety. Jo will take us on a guided meditation for ultimate relaxation. Leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Saturday, 30 June 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Want to try VR? Live out your imagination in immersive and interactive virtual worlds in this hands-on session. Ages 12-18.
Do you love the sound of the rain? With this hand-crafted musical instrument you can make the sound of rain yourself; no water required! Make one to take home in this hands-on session. Ages 8+
Explore ancient African tribal masks and create your own to take home. Ages 5+
Looking for some cosy winter reading when it's cold outside? Bring along your own device and explore some of the library's fantastic resources to help you find your next great read.
Build your own Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Sydney Harbour Bridge or other world-famous landmarks in this hands-on session using recycled materials. Ages 5+
Do you have a favourite video that you just HAVE to share? Share your favourite YouTube clip for the Battle of the YouTubers. You be the judge! Gather, watch, debate and decide which clip wins. Ages 12-18.
Learn how to make your own traditional Russian nesting dolls using paper and craft materials. Ages 8+
Craig has spent the past 30 years employing, working with and mentoring thousands of teenagers in his many Subway stores. His book '28 Tips for Teenagers: Life Skills That Fast Track Success' looks at a range of skills that Craig believes are important in the transition from school to the workforce and beyond. He highlights areas that may need improvement coupled with tips that can help teenagers reach their own full potential.
Would you like to borrow books from the library and read them on your tablet? Bring along your own device and learn how to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from our CloudLibrary via the internet.
For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources
Tell a story with more than just images. Learn how to use Adobe Spark Video to create a digital showpiece using some of your own special photos. Use an iPad to combine pictures with icons, text and music. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.
Friday, 20 July 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
So you've learnt the basics and want to know more? This intermediate session will extend your iPad skills further. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.
Learn the basics functions of the Apple iPad and what it can be used for. If you have an Apple ID, bring the details along, but it is not necessary to participate.
Join award winning screenwriter Mira Robertson, who has written for 'Only the Brave' and 'Head On' as she discusses her debut novel, 'The Unexpected Education of Emily Dean'. Mira's new book is described as a charming coming-of-age novel about desire, deceit and self-discovery.
Wednesday, 1 August 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Learn about the resources available in our eCollections to help you find out more about your family's immigration journey.
Monday, 6 August 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Calling all budding engineers…celebrate Engineering Week and test your tower building skills in this hands-on session. Try to build the tallest tower with the materials supplied. All ages.
What is 'Digger'? Explore the collection of birth, death and marriage indexes colloquially known as 'Digger' and learn the value of using this resource in your family history research.
Thursday, 9 August 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
An educational workshop that focuses on a holistic-health approach to our daily routines. Learn to incorporate best practice for a brain-protective lifestyle.
Part One Workshop should be completed prior to Part Two.
Caroline Van de Pol, a journalist and academic, will discuss the challenges of writing true stories about family and the migrant experience of Melbourne in the 60s, alongside her work with new immigrants. Her book 'Back to Broady: a memoir of growing up in Broadmeadows' reveals that sometimes the only way to heal and move forward is to go back.
Friday, 17 August 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
This session will explore historical newspaper resources including British Newspaper Archive and TROVE.