Upcoming events and programs

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Author talks

Free events, bookings essential.

SP: A Cook's Story - Meet author Rita Erlich

An open and sometimes confronting look at the pleasures and pitfalls of the industry, SP: A Cook’s Story is a biographical cookbook that tracks acclaimed Melbourne Chef Scott Pickett’s career and passion for food, and asks ‘What does it mean to be a great cook?’

  • 7pm, Thursday 16 July at Kew library

In the quiet - Meet author Eliza Henry Jones

Eliza’s debut novel explores the idea that a mother never really leaves a child. Cate Carlton has recently died, yet she is able to linger on, watching her three young children and her husband as they come to terms with their life without her.

  • 7pm, Wednesday 22 July at Camberwell library

Rural Crime Files - Meet author Sandi Wallace

Tell Me Why is the first novel in Sandi's new Rural Crime Files series and it has been nominated for the Australian Crime Writers’ Association 2015 Ned Kelly Awards - Best First Fiction.

The sequel Black Saturday is due for release in spring 2015.

  • 10.30am, Thursday 23 July at Balwyn library

Linesman- Meet S. K. Dunstall

 S. K. Dunstall is the pen name for Sherylyn and Karen Dunstall, sisters who have been telling stories - and sharing them with each other - all their lives.

  •  7pm, Wednesday 29 July at Balwyn library

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

Free events, bookings essential.


Ashburton Library, 11am on Wednesdays

  •     22 July

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

  • 17 June

Learn it @ Boroondara Libraries

The history of your house

  • 2.30pm, Monday 20 July at Balwyn

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