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  • Our Moreland Libraries have reopened! You can see when our libraries are open on our Visit or contact us at the Library page.

  • Our eServices website will be unavailable from 2pm on Thursday 30 June until 7am on Friday 1 July for End of Financial Year activities. This includes payments, lodgements, animal registrations and customer requests.

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 City Library events below or on our Moreland City Libraries Eventbrite page.

Upcoming events

Online events

The best ways to stay up to date with what events are happening are to: 

Register to attend an event

We use Eventbrite for all event bookings. You can see all of the events we have on our Moreland City Libraries Eventbrite page.

When booking with Eventbrite, you need to provide your name, phone number, and email address. You can find out more about this on the Eventbrite website.

Children's events

There are regular online children's activities, storytimes, and school holiday events.

You can see what events are happening for children:

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 Chat sessions will be returning to our Coburg and Fawkner libraries later in 2022. If you are interesting in attending, contact us using the details on our visit or contact us at the library page. 

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. The book groups at Brunswick, Campbell Turnbull and Coburg Libraries are currently at capacity. The Glenroy Library book group has some places still available. This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 1.30 pm. 

There is also an online book group which meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6.45 pm. Links are emailed to participants a few days before the event.

If you are interested in starting your own book group the library has book sets available for you to borrow.

If you are interested in attending a library book group, or you would like to start your own group, contact us using the details on our visit or contact us at the library page.

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.

You can find out more about Glenroy Library on our Visit us or contact us at the Library page.

Short story competition 2022

My happy place

Creators of all ages are invited to enter the 2022 Moreland City Libraries short story competition

Submit an entry written in 500 words or less, recorded or filmed in 3 minutes or less, around the theme My Happy Place.

Entries are open 20 June to 7 August 2022.  Winners announced 19 September 2022.

2022 Moreland City Libraries short story competition entry form

Guest Judges
Authors: Hugh McGinlay & Anna Walker
Scribe Publications:
David Golding (senior editor)
Marika Webb-Pullman (publisher)
Miriam Rosenbloom (Scribble publisher)

Prizes
Up to 8 years old 
Winner: $100 LEGO pack
Achievement: $50 book voucher*

9 - 12 years old
Winner: $100 LEGO pack
Achievement: $50 book voucher*

13 - 17 years old 
Winner: $150 JB Hi-Fi voucher 
Achievement: $50 book voucher* 

Adult
Winner: 1 year membership to Writers Victoria + $100 book voucher*
Achievement: $100 book voucher*
*Book vouchers are redeemable at most Australian book stores.

 

      

  • The conditions for entry for this competition are:

    • Entry is free and must be submitted by close of business 7/8/22
    • 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 3 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

    • Story content 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 19 September 2022 and published on MCL Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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

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

Social and interest groups

English conversation clubs

Our Conversation Clubs are a weekly group for adults who speak English as a second language and anyone interested in intercultural conversations. At these clubs, you can practice speaking and listening in English. Updated times, dates, and locations of our Conversation Clubs are available on our Learning English and other languages page.

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.

Our Scrabble Clubs take place at:

  • Fawkner Library every Monday at 1:30pm
  • Glenroy Library every Thursday at 2pm

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

You can see where our libraries are located on our Visit us or contact us at the Library page.

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 at Fawkner Library on a Wednesday (once a month) at 2pm.

  • 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 at Campbell Turnbull Library on a Thursday at 1:30pm.

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

  • 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.

    Meets at Glenroy Library on Thursdays from 7pm to 10pm.

  • 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.