New exhibition: The Entrepreneurial Spirit 

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The Stonnington History Centre's next exhibition showcases local entrepreneurs, their businesses, products and stories. It will include letters written by Anthony Edwin Bowes Kelly, a founder of BHP, who lived in Glenferrie Road, and electric appliances made by the Marriotts in their Hecla factory in Chapel Street. It will launch at 5pm on Wednesday 8 May and finish on Saturday 1 June.

If you or your family consider yourselves local entrepreneurs with a good story to tell and items to share, please contact us on 8290 1360 or email to discuss inclusion in our upcoming exhibition. Applications for consideration close on Friday 13 April.  


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Discover Stonnington Libraries recently launched collection, Read Now.

Drop in to Toorak/South Yarra Library to borrow and read the latest titles that are trending now. With multiple copies and new titles each month, we’re bringing to you the latest releases and top trending titles to read now.

All items in the Read Now collection must be read and returned within 7 days, and items can be returned to any Stonnington Library.

View titles currently in the Read Now collection.




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Library and Information Week, is held during the last week of May each year. This year Library and Information Week takes place from 20–26 May 2019. We are excited to announce that the theme for Library and Information Week 2019 is Truth, Integrity, Knowledge (TIK). 

In addition to our regular programming, our libraries will also host the following special events for the week:

Monday 20 May, 4 - 5pm - Launch of interactive STEAM kits at Malvern Library during the regular weekly Lego Builders program 

Wednesday 22 May, 11 - 11.45am National Simultaneous Storytime at Toorak/South Yarra Library

Wednesday 22 May, 6.30 - 8pm Open book: Techno Shuffle: rave culture and the Melbourne underground at Prahran Library

Friday 24 May, 7 - 8pm Live Notes: Concert no. 2 at Toorak/South Yarra Library

Stonnington Libraries App 

The Stonnington Library app has been updated, with a brand new look and feel.

Login to the updated app and you can now

  • re-arrange menu items to suit you (see Preferences under My Account);
  • login with more than one account (see Linked Accounts under My Account);
  • de-authorise a device linked to the login (see Devices under My Account);
  • see the items currently on loan and currently reserved (under My Account);
  • search the catalogue and place reservations;
  • access our eLibrary including eBooks and streaming of music, movies and documentaries;
  • access a digital barcode to use when borrowing at any library.

Download the app today

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