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International Day of Light at the library

Bright ideas: Transformative meta-optical systems researcher Shaban Sulejman is presenting a hands-on workshop about light in Shepparton. Photo by Darren Linton

Shepparton Library, Sunday, June 5, 1pm to 3pm.

Family fun for ages 12 to 99, all welcome for this free event.

The past, present and future of light.

The story of light — from antiquity to the future of meta-optics. Learn about the sun, fire, lenses, electromagnetism, refraction, diffraction, interference, photons, lasers and the exciting world of meta-optics!

Hands-on demonstrations. Replicate some of the historical experiments that led to some of the biggest discoveries in light!

Learn how to physically demonstrate these exciting concepts at home!

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems generates, manipulates and detects light using meta-optics, a new technology that replaces conventional lenses with nano-surfaces.

For bookings or more information phone 1300 374 765 or email shepparton@gvrlc.vic.gov.au

Warm winter reads

Come into your local library to check out a Warm Winter Read. You’ll find hot romances, spicy thrillers and toasty tales of fun and adventure. You can register and log your participation via the Beanstack website at www.plv.beanstack.org or by downloading the Beanstack Tracker app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

For readers who prefer ‘old-school’, pick up a tracking sheet from your local library. Lots of challenges to keep the next few months interesting.

Author talk postponed

Murder mystery author Ruth Morgan has postponed her book tour days before her arrival in the Goulburn Valley. Ruth was due to visit Euroa Library, Cobram Library, Shepparton Library and Yarrawonga Library next week but due to personal reasons must return home.

Ms Morgan is incredibly disappointed and plans to return to complete her book tour later this year.

Goulburn Valley Libraries appreciates Ms Morgan’s willingness to make the trip back to the area and will announce her return dates as soon as plans have been confirmed. In the meantime, her novel The Whitworth Mysteries can be requested at any Goulburn Valley library.

Movie night — Library After Dark

Free movie nights every month at the Shepparton Library After Dark.

Thursday, June 9 at 7.30pm — Rams (PG)

Sam Neill and Michael Caton lead this comedic Australian drama about feuding sheep-farming brothers forced to band together when a higher power threatens their prized family animals.

Human Book Club

Stories of Wisdom — Thursday, June 23 at 6pm

Life is experiential and some experiences are more memorable than others.

How do we perceive these experiences and the series of events that may follow?

Scrabble Club

What came before Wordle? Scrabble. Come along and test spelling against like-minded people.

Mooroopna: Every Friday from 1pm. All welcome.

Shepparton: Every Thursday from 6pm — Scrabble meets the dark side at Libraries After Dark.

Craft and coffee

Join us for about an hour as we gather to learn a new skill, have a chat and go home with a handcrafted accessory.

Tea and coffee provided but we appreciate your ‘keeper cup’. Bookings are required, as spaces and materials are limited.

Mooroopna Library

Jeans Plant Pot, Thursday, June 23, 10.30am — Use old jeans to make a decorative plant pot for your home or a cute little bird to decorate your home.

Shepparton Library

No-sew eReader Cover, Wednesday, June 15, 11am.

Use book covers, card and other materials to create your unique eReader cover.

Craft circle

Mooroopna

The Happy Hookers meet every Friday at 10.30am in the sunny corner of the library. Bring along your crochet and knitting projects and join in the fun and laughter.

Shepparton

The Knitters meet every Friday from 10am to noon. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects and join the circle for a friendly chat and yarn fun.

Tech chat is back

Join a group of friendly faces to help each other and learn about your mobile devices. Bring your tablet, iPad or mobile phone. A library staff member will be on hand to help you learn. Bookings are required and you need to bring your own device.

Shepparton Library, every Tuesday from 10.30am

Libraries After Dark @ Shepparton Library

Looking for something different on a Thursday evening? Why not visit the library.

The Shepparton Library is open until 10pm. Join our Scrabble group, play Jenga with some keen players, or just pop in to read the newspaper and have a coffee. All of our regular library services are available.

Library membership is free — just ask Kim and Nicole how easy it is to join.

We are busy planning our program of activities for the coming year. Got a suggestion for future programs? Let us know — we want to hear from you.

Check out our webpage at www.gvlibraries.com.au to to see the list of our current programs.

Rhyme and Story Time and Baby Rhyme Time

Mooroopna

Rhyme and Story Time: Every third Wednesday of the month at 10.30am.

Baby Rhyme Time: Every third Thursday of the month from 10.30am.

Shepparton

Rhyme and Story Time: Every Monday and every Friday at 10.30am.

Baby Rhyme Time: Every Wednesday at 10.30am.

Tatura

Rhyme and Story Time: Every second and fourth Thursday of the month at 9.30am.

YA Book Club @ Mooroopna

Mooroopna Young Adult Book group has recommenced. If you are between Grade 5 and Year 9, and love reading and discussing books, give Mooroopna librarians a call on 1300 374 765 to find out more about this fun group.

Click and Collect still available.

We understand that some people are still reluctant to come into the library or are unable to visit at the present time. All the services we offered during lockdowns are still available:

  • Click and Collect continues — place your holds and collect at the door.
  • We’ll select for you, just tell us what you like. You can phone or email with a list or drop off a list.
  • Returns through the outside chute.
  • Free wifi available for a short range outside the library — no password required
  • Mobile printing from our webpage and pick up at the door. Payment with cash or EFTPOS.
  • Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and much more anywhere, anytime with your free library membership. Phone us if you need help — we want to help.

Print and collect

You can now print from anywhere, anytime, to one of our five PrinterOn printers at Euroa, Cobram, Mooroopna, Shepparton and Yarrawonga libraries. Just go to https://www.gvlibraries.com.au/print and follow the instructions.

For information about Libraries After Dark, or about library services and hours:

Phone: 1300 374 765

Email: gvrlc@gvrlc.vic.gov.au

Or call into your local library.

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