Family and local history
Family History workshops
Carnegie Library and Community Centre – Tech Room
Mondays 1pm – 3pm
Have you always wanted to trace your family history and didn’t know how to start? Have you made a start, but then hit a roadblock? Then join our four-week workshop program where you will have access to great online resources and free computer use. Staff can offer guidance on the resources available.
Library staff cannot undertake extensive research for individuals. The workshop is a resource for individuals tracing their own family history.
Limited numbers apply and bookings are essential. Bookings open four weeks before the date and are for the month's series of workshops. Bookings can be made online, at any Glen Eira Library or contact 9524 3700.
Monday 1, 8, 22, 29 May 1pm–3pm (library closed Monday 15 May). BOOKED OUT
Monday 5, 19, 26 June 1pm–3pm (no session on 12 June)
Monday 3, 10, 17, 24 July 1pm–3pm
Monday 7, 14, 21, 28 August 1pm–3pm
Saturday 29 April, 2pm–3pm BOOKED OUT
Greenmeadows Gardens, corner Milburn and Green Streets, St Kilda East (meet at playground)
Did you know that Greenmeadows Gardens was once a cow paddock? As part of the 2017 National Trust Heritage Festival, join Council’s history and heritage programs officer on a fun and accessible tour of Greenmeadows Gardens and the historic Lempriere Avenue in St Kilda East.
All historical tours are free but bookings are essential.
Join the meetings of the Glen Eira Historical Society for these talks. All welcome. No bookings required.
Researching, Preserving and Restoring old photos
Wednesday 24 May, 7.30pm
Carnegie Library and Community Centre — Boyd Room
This session covers the history of photography, how to date old photos and how to conserve, store and protect family photos. Bring along an old photo. Presented by Photo Restoration’s Peter King.
Glen Eira Historical Society AGM with guest speaker Ken James
Wednesday 26 July, 7.30pm
Carnegie Library and Community Centre – Boyd Room
Join guest speaker Ken James, joint author of These Walls Speak Volumes: A History of Mechanics' Institutes in Victoria as he covers a history of mechanics' institutes in Victoria, including some in the Glen Eira area.
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