Read More program
Read, watch and listen at a Read More event!
Hear talks, watch demonstrations, join in workshops or view displays on topics ranging from health and wellbeing, do-it-yourself projects, lifestyles, the environment, food and history.
Gain an insight into the work of authors from Moreland, Victoria and overseas as they share their writing experiences with us. Take children along to special storytime sessions and craft activities. Enter fun reading competitions throughout the year for chances to win great prizes.
Upcoming Read More events
Thursday 23 February 2017 - Glenroy
Writing workshop with Paul Mitchell
Writing workshop with Paul Mitchell.
Tuesday 28 February 2017 - Brunswick
My beating heart
3RRR’s presenter, Jonathan Alley, will discuss the changing media and music landscape.
Thursday 02 March 2017 - Brunswick
Moreland authors discuss their Miles Franklin shortlisted books
Celebrate the achievements of two Moreland women, Lucy Treloar and Peggy Frew.
Thursday 09 March 2017 - Coburg
Bike maintenance for beginners
A workshop for people who want to be more hands-on with their bicycle.
Friday 10 March 2017 - Brunswick
Live at the Library
A showcase of local musicians.
Tuesday 14 March 2017 - Glenroy
Cultural Diversity Week - Polish cooking
A demonstration of how to make popular Polish dishes in Cultural Diversity Week.
Monday 20 March 2017 - Brunswick
Five Egyptian pounds: the story of George Said
Helen and George share memories of their journey to Australia as part of Cultural Diversity Week.
Wednesday 22 March 2017 - Fawkner
Tour through Fawkner Cemetery visiting Moreland's famous residents and their final resting place.
Tuesday 28 March 2017 - Coburg
Dead and Buried
Hear stories of true crime and underground history from the creators of the Dead and Buried podcast.
Register to attend a Read More event
The January, February March Read More program
Download the Read More brochure for January, February and March 2017 (PDF 2Mb)
Join our mailing list
To join our email list, email the Read More team with 'Mailing List' in the subject line or call 9389 8600.
If you are currently receiving hardcopies of the Read More brochure but would like to switch to the email version, email the Read More team to let us know.
What is Read More?
The Moreland Reading Project Read More is a celebration of reading to develop a community culture where the importance of reading is valued and acknowledged. Since it began in 2000, Read More has hosted a wide range of free activities to appeal to our diverse Moreland community.
From the topical and informative to the escapist and experimental, events have included talks by local and international authors as well as workshops varying from recording your own music, poetry writing, parenting and tracing the history of your house.
Other activities have included film nights, cultural performances, sporting demonstrations, cookery sessions, special children's storytimes and fun competitions.
The BookStart kit
A highlight of Read More is the library's BookStart kit which is distributed to every Moreland baby through Council Maternal and Child Health Nurses.
The free kit contains a board book and advice on developing children's reading skills from an early age as well as information on parenting resources.
How to get involved in Read More
A community-wide initiative, Read More provides a forum for community groups to promote their own reading-related activities.
Local organisations interested in becoming involved in Read More should contact Coburg Library.
Read More - Michael Winkler
Join local author Michael Winkler as he brings Brunswick’s gritty and violent past to life as he discusses his new e-book Grungewick at Brunswick Library as part of our Read More program.
This video has a transcript.