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.

 

 

 

Second Best

History is always written by the winners and about the winners. But what about the men and women of the past who reached for gold but grasped only morale-sapping silver?

Join Australia’s second-best comedy historian Ben Pobjie as he celebrates the fascinating stories of those pipped at the post of greatness – from Buzz Aldrin following footsteps on the moon, to the woman not credited with discovering DNA because she had two X chromosomes, and Australia’s second Prime Minister whose name everyone keeps forgetting.

Second Best: The Amazing Untold Histories of the Greatest Runners-up shines a light on those plucky men and women who, through no fault of their own – or at least only a little bit of fault of their own – didn’t quite get there before everyone else, but did get there before almost everyone else.

Wednesday 21 October, 6.30pm-7.30pm

ONLINE EVENT

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

Suitable for adults and teens ages 16 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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The Other Side of Absence

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My Lucky Stroke

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