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.




Egyptology in an Hour with Dr Chris Naunton

Ancient Egypt: where and when was it, and what made it the most instantly recognisable of all ancient civilisations, and the one that gets us all so interested (along with dinosaurs and outer space)?

This is an Egyptologist’s take on what you need to know. Pyramids, obelisks, mummies, hieroglyphs, people with animal-heads standing side-on and walking like, well, Egyptians. Old Kingdom, New Kingdom, thirty Dynasties, a Kings Valley, a Queens Valley, two of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and some of its most famous names: Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ramesses, Alexander the Great and Cleopatra, all of them pharaoh of Egypt, one of them the inspiration for a play of Shakespeare’s, another for one of Hollywood’s most famous villains. Bring your bull-whip and don’t forget your hat on the way out...

Tuesday 20 October, 6.30pm-7.30pm


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

Suitable for adults and teens ages 15 and up. Free event and bookings are essential.

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