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  • Make short work of storytelling with Cate Kennedy

    Make short work of storytelling with Cate Kennedy


    Join us at Sandringham Library for a writing workshop with award-winning author and master of short stories, Cate Kennedy.Cate has published two short story collections, a novel, a travel memoir and three poetry collections. She lives in regional Victoria and is currently working on a full-length work of fiction. Her two story collections have been texts on the VCE syllabus for some years, and she is in demand as a fiction writing teacher and mentor. She loves the structure and surprises of narrative prose and poetry and completed her PhD in Creative Writing in 2021.

  • Collect a Magical CBCA Book Week Kit

    Collect a Magical CBCA Book Week Kit


    Can't make it to our Children's Book Week events in the library? You can still join in the celebrations by booking your very own craft kit to take home and create! Inspired by this year's theme 'Reading is Magic', each kit contains everything you need to write and decorate a secret, hidden letter!Simply book your kit from the branch you wish to collect from, and then pick up from Saturday, 17 August to Friday, 23 August 2024. Please note that quantities are limited so be sure to get in quickly.

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    Bayside Chamber Orchestra - Astounding in August


    Bayside Chamber Orchestra presents a Winter extravaganza of chamber classics featuring works by Bruch, Villa-Lobos, Hofmann and a new work by local composer Tom Campbell.

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    Love Bayside, Go For Solar information session #1


    Did you know that nearly 7,000 homes in Bayside already have solar? With more than 40,000 residences in the Bayside community, there is still a long way to go. Now is the time to install and save for a more affordable, lower carbon home.Love Bayside, Go For Solar is designed to help Bayside residents and businesses make the switch to renewables and protect against rising energy costs. As a part of this, we’re offering the Solar Savers program, a local government initiative making installing an affordable and quality solar system easy.

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    Understanding Children's Behaviour


    Melinda Vander Reest from the Early Life Foundation presents an invaluable session to help parents and care givers to understand the challenging behaviours of children aged 2-6 years of age. This presentation provides an overview of some of the reasons why children present with challenging behaviours and gives some practical strategies for parents to effectively support and guide children’s behaviour in appropriate ways.This session is FREE to attend, however registration is essential. 

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    Preparing for Spring Harvest


    Discover the secrets to a thriving vegetable garden and learn all you need to know to grow fresh produce at home this spring. Topics covered include soil care and preparation, optimal planting times, container gardening, crop rotation and companion planting. Whether to start from seed or seedlings, tips for managing pests and diseases, and best practice watering and feeding will also be covered. Attendees will be provided with a list of suitable vegetables to plant in spring.

  • Book Week Magic with Elio Simonetti

    Book Week Magic with Elio Simonetti


    Instead of our usual B.L.A.S.T., we've invited our favourite magician, Elio Simonetti, to come to Sandringham Library at 6pm for a magical evening to celebrate Book Week.Be astonished by his skills and awed by his magic. Not only will Elio entertain you, he will also teach you some amazing tricks that involve books.Feel free to wear your Book Week costume or your pyjamas.Please book a ticket for all attendees, both adult and children.

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    Youth Mental Health First Aid


    Benefits of this courseThis course will help you:Improve your knowledge of mental illness, treatments and first aid strategiesAssist a young person who might be developing a mental health problemAssist a young person experiencing a mental health crisisWho is eligible for this course?To attend this course, you need to be over 18 and live, work or volunteer with young people in Bayside.

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    Dance Hall Through Time - 1990s with Big City Beats


    This winter, join us on a tour through musical time as we bring Bayside community halls to life with music from a not so bygone eras.Big City Beats will bring their internationally acclaimed full costumed, live show to Bayside, taking us back to the 1990s at the Beaumaris Community Centre, and guaranteed to keep you dancing on the floor the whole night long.Join us at one, or all three shows. 

  • Transition/Transformation Exhibition at Bayley Arts - Artist Paula Lindley


    Bayley Arts and Paula Lindley warmly invite you to the Opening event of Transition/Transformation, on Saturday 24th August, 2pm. Showing 22nd August to 8th September Transition/Transformation aims to express and interpret permanence and impermanence in the landscape, extracting the essence of time and place. In a series of paintings and accompanying ceramics, Paula Lindley records changes to the Australian landscape apparent during repeat visits to estuaries, escarpments and riverbanks.

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    Prehistoric Bayside: Curator's talk

    Join palaeontologist Ben Francischelli, for a curator's talk of 'Prehistoric Bayside'. Ben will be revealing the 'deadliest ocean that ever existed' and discussing a number of fossils that are changing the way in which we understand prehistoric Bayside.Underneath the waves of Bayside, the fossils of giant predators that once swam on our coastline are slowly being revealed. From the largest shark that ever existed to the 'Demon-ducks of Doom', these fossils are being discovered by palaeontologist Ben Francischelli and a team of citizen scientists.

  • Sandy Point Half Marathon

    Sandy Point half marathon is back and will take place at the beautiful bayside of Melbourne. Challenge yourself to a 21.1km, 10km or 5km race. This is not something you'll want to miss - run the AIMS-certified half marathon fast and flat course along an open road, with a wonderful sea breeze running through your hair and the skyline of Melbourne city in the distance. Celebrate when you receive a finisher medal at the finish line. Get ready to overcome new challenges, set new personal bests and experience the unforgettable race day atmosphere!