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.

 

 

 

The Last Whalers

On a volcanic island in the Savu Sea so remote that other Indonesians call it "The Land Left Behind" live the Lamalerans: a tribe of 1,500 hunter-gatherers who are the world's last subsistence whalers

They have survived for half a millennium by hunting whales with bamboo harpoons and handmade wooden boats powered by sails of woven palm fronds. But now, under assault from the rapacious forces of the modern era and a global economy, their way of life teeters on the brink of collapse. 

Award-winning journalist Doug Bock Clark, one of a handful of Westerners who speak the Lamaleran language, lived with the tribe across three years. Join him as he discusses his book, The Last Whalers: Three Years in the Far Pacific with a Courageous Tribe and a Vanishing Way of Life, which The New York Times named as one of its 100 best books of 2019 and described it as "immersive, densely reported, and altogether remarkable first book [with] the texture and colour of a first-rate novel."  

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

Saturday 3 October, 10.30am-11.30am

ONLINE EVENT

Suitable for adults and teens ages 16 and up. Free event and bookings are essential.

 

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