Upcoming events and programs

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Author talks

Free events, bookings essential.

    Emily Bitto in conversation with Melanie Joosten

    Emily Bitto has a Masters in literary studies and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Melbourne.

    Her debut novel, The Strays, was shortlisted for the 2015 Indie Prize, the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and shortlisted for the Dobbie Award. The Strays won the 2015 Stella Prize.

    • 7pm, Thursday 30 July at Kew library

    The Abyssinian contortionist - Meet author David Carlin

    From the age of six in her home in Ethiopia, Sosina Wogayehu dreamed of being a circus performer. Twenty-five years later, Sosina has conjured herself a new life in Australia. She has rescued one brother and lost another. She has traveled the world as a professional contortionist. Sosina is able to juggle worlds and stories, too.

    • 7pm, Thursday 27 August at Hawthorn library

    Read more about David Carlin

    Free events, bookings essential.

    What if? Unique ideas from university to community

    What if? 10 questions for brand health

    Specifically tailored for the Small Business Victoria Festival, this installment of the What If? series focuses on 10 questions for Brand Health for start-ups and SMEs. Led by three of Swinburne's branding experts, attendees will learn how to build and manage their brand, and engage with customers to add value to their business.


    Dr Julian Vieceli, Director, Postgraduate Education; Senior Lecturer, Marketing; Program Coordinator, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Dr Simone Taffe, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Design (Honours) and specialist in Participatory Design and Branding
    Bridgette Engeler Newbury, Course Coordinator Double Degrees in Communication Design and Business; Lecturer in Design Strategy and Management, Strategic Foresight, Copywriting and Design Thinking

    • 7pm, Tuesday 25 August, Hawthorn library

    Free events, bookings essential.


    Ashburton Library, 11am on Wednesdays

    •   7 October

    Balwyn Library, 11am on Mondays

    • 3 August

    Camberwell Library, 11am on Thursdays

    • 20 August

    Hawthorn Library, 2pm on Tuesdays

    • 1 September

    Kew Library, 2pm on Wednesdays

    • 16 September

    Learn it @ Boroondara Libraries

    Privacy and safety online

    Want to know who can see your holiday snaps? Keep control of your online information.

    • 10.30am, Wednesday 5 August at Ashburton Library

    Security online

    Keeping your personal information safe. Learn some simple tips when using the internet to search, email, shop and play.

    • 2.30pm, Monday 31 August at Balwyn Library

    Free events, bookings essential.

    Stitch with Boroondara

    Grab your knitting, crocheting or sewing and head down to your library to Stitch with Boroondara Libraries.

    Ashburton Library

    Third Monday of the month from 6.30pm to 8pm

    Camberwell Library

    Last Tuesday of each month from 1.30pm to 3pm

    Hawthorn Library

    Second Thursday of each month from 10.30am to 12pm

    Kew Library

    First Thursday of the month from 6.30pm to 8pm