Library service changes

On 6 September 2020, the Premier announced Victoria’s COVID-19 roadmap to reopening. Many of the Stage 4 restrictions remain in place, and all Glen Eira Libraries are closed until health restrictions are lifted. Due to high demand, in the short term, we can deliver reserved items to library members who reside in the City of Glen Eira only. Library chutes are open 24 hours a day. No overdue fees will be charged. Find out more on our FAQs page.




Back to the 20s

Now that we’re back in the 20s again, it’s time to scrub up on the decadent fashion of the liberated flappers and their Oxford bag, boater-wearing beaus!

Dancers Leonora Hughes and Maurice Mouvet by Edward Steichen, 1924. Copyright Conde Naste.

Revisit the revolutionary time when hemlines came up, shoes got fancy and dresses got very simple. Corsets were loosened (or even thrown away) and sportswear became every day wear thanks to style luminaries like Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli. One of the most interesting of eras, the 1920s were the dawning of a new age of social and cultural change, shaping what we wore for the rest of the 20th century.

Please join Nicole Jenkins, costumer, collector, Circa Vintager and the award-winning author of books Love Vintage and Style is Eternal for a whirlwind fashion ride through the most exciting of decades.

Tuesday 6 October, 6pm-7pm


Participants will be emailed the link to the session on the day of the event.

Suitable for adults and teens ages 14 and up. Free event and bookings are essential.

By accessing the booking link you will be leaving the Glen Eira City Council’s website. Any transaction made through the TryBooking website is subject to the terms and conditions of use of that site. Glen Eira City Council accepts no responsibility for any payment or other usage made of the TryBooking site and is not liable for any loss or damage resulting from that site.

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