We have a range of free events and activities at the library for adults, including author talks, craft sessions, book chat, and more.

Register now for one of our upcoming events or programs.

Regular Programs

Discover our regular programs below and book in for one today. We are excited to announce that we will be returning to our permanent Hoppers Crossing Library location soon!

All Ages Chess

Join us for All Ages Chess at the library. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Our experienced Chess Club Volunteers will be available to help with basic rules, strategies and to referee games. 

Enjoy a game with your friends or family and meet other Chess enthusiasts in the Library!

Manor Lakes Library, Mondays 3pm – 4pm 

Point Cook Library, Tuesdays 4pm 5pm 

Julia Gillard Library Tarneit, Tuesdays 4pm – 5pm

No bookings required. School term only.

Beginner Computer Classes

Come along to a small group class and learn beginners computer skills, or more about specific popular programs like Microsoft Word or Excel.

See all of our Library IT Programs here

Book Chat

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Join our monthly book chat to talk about the books you love. Share reading recommendations and meet new friends over a cuppa in the Library. No bookings required.

Julia Gillard Library Tarneit.

1st Tuesday of the month

6th February 2024
5th March 2024
2nd April 2024

10.30am - 11.30am

Craft and Conversation

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Are you a craft lover?

Join our monthly program to create a new craft each session. Materials are free, conversation is included, and you can take home your finished project.

Bookings required. Bookings open 3 weeks before the session.

Hoppers Crossing Library, 2nd Friday of the month, 10:30am – 12:30pm Register here 

Julia Gillard Library Tarneit, 3rd Friday of the month, 10.30am – 12.30pm Register here

Point Cook Library, 2nd Tuesday of the month, 11am – 1pm Register here

Werribee Library, 4th Tuesday of the month, 1pm – 3pm Register here

Williams Landing Library Lounge, 1st Wednesday of the month, 2pm - 4pm Register here (school terms only)

Pop Up Library at Little River Mechanics Institute Hall, 1st Thursday of the month, 2pm-4pm Register here

 

English Conversation

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At English Conversation you can practise your English skills, meet new people, and learn from others. This is a great way for you to connect with the community and maybe even make new friends.

Hoppers Crossing Library returning in March

Julia Gillard Library Tarneit, Wednesdays, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Manor Lakes Library, Thursdays, 1pm – 2pm

Point Cook Library, Mondays, 2pm – 3pm

Werribee Library, Fridays, 11am – 12pm

English Reading Circle

Do you want to practise your English reading and pronunciation in a fun and informal way?

Join us at Reading Circle, where we will practise our English reading and speaking skills by reading aloud together. Suitable for adults with lower-intermediate English skills. 

Julia Gillard Library Tarneit, Thursdays, 11am – 12pm (school term only)

eSafety sessions

We've partnered with BeConnected to provide learning for older Australians to stay safe online. 

See Library IT Programs for all the programs, including Can you Spot a Scam? and Selling Safely Online.

Library IT Programs

Family History Groups

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We have two Family History Groups that meet at our Libraries to support people working on Family Histories. Join us as we discuss our latest research finds, useful resources, brick walls, up and coming events and get advice from this knowledgeable group.

Julia Gillard Library Tarneit

Last Saturday of the month 

10am – 12pm

 

Manor Lakes Library

First Tuesday of the month 

2pm – 3:30pm

 

Family History Help

Family History Chat

Family History Help will relocate back to Hoppers Crossing Library once this branch has reopened.

Just starting your Family History or are you a seasoned researcher that needs a little support? Our Family and Local History Librarian is available to help. 

Wednesdays, 10am - 11am
Manor Lakes Library

Book Now

 

If this time is not suitable, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch to arrange a time.

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One on One IT help

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Do you need some focused support with computers or technology? Free digital training is available.

Book a 30 minute IT help session, and our friendly staff will help you.

Help available includes:

  • Searching the internet
  • Using email
  • Accessing the online library
  • Setting up a MyGov account, and accessing your vaccine status
  • Help booking your vaccination appointment
  • Connecting online with social media
  • Connecting with online video calls

This is an in-person, or online session, and Microsoft Teams will be used to provide demonstrative information and assistance. Phone support is also available.

This is a session, not a class.

Bookings essential.

Book here

There is also a fantastic range of self paced training on these topics and more available at BeConnected.

Recently Returned Podcast

Tune in to Recently Returned, our podcast on books and reading. Subscribe to hear interviews with guest authors, book recommendations from our librarians and discussions on what we’ve been reading. You can stream Recently Returned via Apple Podcasts, Listen Notes and Spotify.

See recent episodes and transcripts

Writing Group

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Come along to our free writing group for adult writers of all levels of experience. Get your creative juices flowing with exercises designed to inspire and develop your writing skills in a fun and friendly environment.

Point Cook Library, 4th Tuesday of the month, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

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