We love our libraries!
Boroondara’s libraries are well-loved community facilities, and they are proving as popular as ever.
In March alone, more than 1000 people became Boroondara Library Service members. Balwyn Library also issued around 25,000 borrowings, including more than 6500 reserves. Our study spaces have re-opened to the public, and our program of in-person events, including storytime and our family history group, has been well attended.
Library members also borrowed or renewed 84,053 items using our self-service kiosks – accounting for 82 per cent of all loans made in March.
Remember, our friendly library staff are always on hand to help out, whether you are picking up a reservation or want to stay, roam or browse.
Just scan it
Not sure how to use our libraries’ book scanners? Simply place your items on the scanner, and the technology will instantly record your loans.
For more information visit Libraries.
What’s on at your neighbourhood house
If there’s an interest or a passion you’d like to pursue, your local Neighbourhood House has a range of courses, classes and workshops to explore. Nurture a creative talent, learn a language, develop your skills or join a social group. We have options for children and teens through to the senior members of our community. Get in contact with your local house and find out what’s on offer.
Download a copy of the full Short Course Guide at Neighbourhood Houses and Community Centres.
Yoga for all – online pass
Join our online yoga classes any day of the week. Styles include Raja Yoga, Yin Yoga, Slow Flow Yoga and more. Mid-term enrolments welcome.
Games Day Wednesday
Join our Solo bridge group at 9:30am or the Bridge group at 12:30pm every Wednesday. Call to register.
A lighter version of traditional Hatha yoga ideal for anyone looking for a slower paced yoga program.
Mondays 10:45am to 11:45am.
Mid-term enrolments welcome.
Essential personal assistant/receptionist skills
Learn to set up online meetings and create professional business documents from home.
Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm, from 9 June.
Online via ZOOM.
Cost: $25 (3 weeks)
Learn how to make sourdough bread at home. Includes take-home notes and lunch.
10am to 1pm, Wednesday 9 June.
Cost: $90 (1 session)
Toddler toilet training tips
Learn practical steps to help your child achieve toileting independence.
10am to 11am, Thursday 10 June.
Winter healthy cooking workshop – online
Prepare a two-course meal from the comfort of your own home.
4:30pm to 6:30pm, Thursday 17 June.
Family yoga workshop
Explore yoga postures together. Fun partner activities that connect, challenge and strengthen you emotionally and physically.
9:30am to 11am, Saturday 19 June.
Cost: $30 per pair/$25 members (one session)
Create exciting images using the Procreate App on your iPad or iPhone using a variety of artistic styles.
Thursdays 3:15pm to 5:15pm, from 15 July.
Cost: $229 (10 weeks)
Skills for work and study
Introduction to Community Service industries for low-level literacy and numeracy students.
Mondays 9:30am to 3pm, from 19 July. (12 sessions)
Get the most out of your superannuation after retiring
Are you nearing retirement? Find out how to get the most out of your superannuation.
7pm to 9pm, Friday 23 July.
Cost: $15 (one session)