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Library activities and events

We offer a range of free events including speakers, workshops, makerspaces and digital programs to promote learning and reading in Moreland.

See our list of Moreland Library events below or download our What's On booklet - Winter 2021 (PDF 3Mb).

Upcoming events

Online events

Register to attend an event

We use Eventbrite for all event bookings. When booking with Eventbrite, you need to provide your name, phone number and email address. See Eventbrite's privacy policy for further details.

Children's events

There are regular childrens' activitiesstorytimes and school holiday events at each of our libraries.

Book groups

Book chat

Book chat is a monthly program for book lovers. Enjoy a relaxed chat about books with library staff and other readers. Bring your current read or an old favourite to share, or just come along to hear about what others are enjoying. Bookings are not required.

Book groups for adults

Book groups are a great way for readers to share their love of reading with others. They offer great opportunities to meet new people and have interesting discussions in a relaxed social environment. We have several book groups for adults. See meeting times and dates below. Please note we have a limited number of copies of the book for discussion each month.

Libraries After Dark

Glenroy Library is open until 10pm every Thursday for our Libraries After Dark program. Enjoy special after-hours events and access regular library facilities including photocopying and borrowing items, using library computers or accessing free WiFi on your own device.

Short story competition winners

Escape from Lockdown

Creators of all ages were invited to enter the 2021 Moreland City Libraries Short story competition.
Ninety four short stories have been read, watched and listened to between a panel of 12 fabulous judges, and we have our winners and achievers!!!

Up to 8 years old - Winner: $100 LEGO pack; Achievement: $50 book voucher
Winner: Escape from COVID19 & Lockdown by Azi
Achievment: The Escape by Harshika

9 - 12 years old - Winner: $100 LEGO pack; Achievement: $50 book voucher
Winner: Escape from Lockdown by Nadia
Achievment: Link by Gabriel

13 - 17 years old - Winner: $150 JB Hi-Fi voucher; Achievement: $50 book voucher
Winner: The Kicker - a short film by Juanita 
Achievment: An escape from Lockdown by Alice

Adult - Winner: Writers Victoria membership + $100 book voucher; Achievement: $100 book voucher (Book vouchers are redeemable at most Australian book stores.)
Winner: Escaping Lockdown by Gillian
Achievement: Boredom in Baker Street by Brian

    • Entry is free and must be submitted by close of business 18 July 2021

    • Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form

    • Each written entry is limited to a maximum of 500 words

    • Each recited/filmed entry is limited to a maximum of 5 minutes

    • It is preferred that you type your written entries. Illustrated stories, and

      recorded stories with or without visuals are accepted

    • Recorded entries must include the name of the sound file on the entry

      form. The content and file name must not include the entrant’s name

    • Written entries must not include the entrant’s name

    • Only one entry per writer or reciter/videographer

    • Entries must be suitable for a general audience

    • The competition is open to anyone, except staff of Moreland City Libraries

      Moreland City Libraries reserves the right to retain, duplicate, display and

      publish any entry online.

    • Only first names will be used

    • Winners’ names will be announced by close of business Monday 23

      August 2021 and published on Moreland City Libraries social media.

      The judges’ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered


    • Entries will not be returned. Please retain a copy of your story

Social and interest groups

English conversation clubs

Would you like to practice your English speaking skills in a relaxed environment?

English Conversation Club is a weekly group for adults who speak English as a second language and anyone interested in participating in intercultural conversation practice. Register for the Online Conversation Club through Eventbrite.

The English Conversation Club does not meet during the school holidays.

1 pm, Mondays at Brunswick Library 
1 pm, Tuesdays at Glenroy Library
2 pm, Wednesdays at Coburg Library
1 pm, Thursdays Online using Microsoft Teams
7.30 pm, Thursdays at Glenroy Library
2 pm, Fridays at Fawkner Library

Find out where our libraries are located.

Scrabble clubs

You can play the famous word game Scrabble at our libraries. Scrabble club is free and all levels are welcome. You can come every week or just drop in occasionally.

  • Fawkner Library Scrabble Club meets every Monday at 1.30 pm at Fawkner Library.
  • Glenroy Library Scrabble Club meets every Thursday at 2 pm at Glenroy Library.

There is also a Scrabble set available to use at the Coburg Library.

Find out where our libraries are located.

Craft Groups

  • Be inspired by some crafty locals demonstrating their skills in arts and crafts. Bring along a project you are working on and share your experience or get advice from others while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee.

    Bookings are not required. For more information, call 9355 4200.

    Meets on a Wednesday once a month 2 pm at Fawkner Library.

  • A daytime program for knitters. Whether you are a beginner or an old hand at knitting, all are welcome to our knitting group. Bring your knitting and share your ideas and experiences with others.

    Bookings are not required.

    Meets fortnightly on Thursday at 1.30 pm at Campbell Turnbull Library.

  • Bring along your WIP (Work In Progress) or show off your HOTH (Hot Off The Hook) project.  Share your experience or get advice from others while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee.

    Bookings are not required.

    Meets 2 pm, first Tuesday of the month at Glenroy Library (except for 13 November).

  • Bring along your craft project or be inspired to start something new at the Libraries after Dark craft circle.  Some resources will be supplied.  

    Bookings are not required.

    7 pm - 10 pm Thursdays at Glenroy Library.

  • Brunswick Sewing Club is a social sewing group for creative community members to come together with a needle and thread. Bring along your current project.

    Suitable for participants 16 years and over.