Some of our services are impacted due to COVID-19.

What's on around Boroondara

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.

A dad reading a picture book with his child in the library. They both look happy.

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.

Ashburton Community Centre
Call: 9885 7952

Games Day Wednesday

Join our Solo bridge group at 9:30am or the Bridge group at 12:30pm every Wednesday. Call to register.

Camberwell Community Centre
Call: 9882 2611

Yoga (gentle)

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.

Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre
Call: 9830 4214

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.

Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre
Call: 9885 9401

Cost: $25 (3 weeks)

Sourdough workshop

Learn how to make sourdough bread at home. Includes take-home notes and lunch.

10am to 1pm, Wednesday 9 June.

Balwyn Community Centre
Call: 9836 7942

Cost: $90 (1 session)

Toddler toilet training tips

Learn practical steps to help your child achieve toileting independence.

10am to 11am, Thursday 10 June.

Bowen Street Community Centre
Call: 9889 0791

Cost: Free

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.

Trentwood at the Hub
Call: 9006 6590
Cost: $45

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.

Craig Family Centre
Call: 9885 7789

Cost: $30 per pair/$25 members (one session)

iPad art

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.

Hawthorn Community House
Call: 9819 5758

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)

Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Call: 9853 3126

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.

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Call: 9890 2467

Cost: $15 (one session)