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.

 

 

 

My Brother Jack Awards 2019 winners

Held by Glen Eira Libraries, the 2019 Awards were very popular with more than 750 entries submitted.

Congratulations to the following 2019 prize winners:

Open Short Story Category
Judge: Angela Meyer

First Prize: The Nun by Benjamin Hawke
Second Prize: Coincidence by Julie Brown
Third Prize: Lunch by Judy Bogatin
Commendation: Special Friends by Golda Schoenbaum
Commendation: The Bambina is Back by Raffaella Esakoff
Commendation: A Night Out by Michelle Panayi

View winning stories here.

Senior Secondary School Short Story Category
Judge: Annette Trevitt

First Prize: Prequel to “Neighbours” by Tim Winton: The Old Neighbours by Macy Tofler
Commendation: Beggar’s Memories by Caleb Gering
Commendation: A Tag? By Megan Sweidan

View winning stories here.

Junior Secondary Short Story Category
Judge: Annette Trevitt

First Prize: Known as a Gift, Seen as a Curse by Olivia Evans
Commendation: Matchsticks by Abi Benveniste
Commendation: My Mind is a Battle Field by Sayler Delves

View winning stories here.

Primary School Short Story Category
Judge: Eliza Henry-Jones

First Prize: The Wooden Elephant by Tali Bloch
Commendation: The Prince’s Hair by Evelyn Ellett
Commendation: The Boy Who Lived in the Library by Rafaella Chait

View winning stories here.

Open Poetry Category
Judge: Wendy Joseph

First Prize: The Memory of Water by Kim Skeltys
Second Prize: Aisha by Gayelene Carbis
Third Prize: The Steam Rose by Rob Wilson
Commendation: Jerusalem you’ve really done it to me this time by Rabbi Ralph Genende OAM

View winning poetry here.

Senior Secondary School Poetry Category
Judge: Wendy Joseph

First Prize: Invisibility by Grace Baldwin

View winning poetry here.

Junior Secondary Poetry Category
Judge: Wendy Joseph

First Prize: Someone by Sasha Kovacs
Commendation: Two Lives by Polly Vakrinos
Commendation: Caitlyn and Her Dream by Eve Nankervis

View winning poetry here.

Primary School Poetry Category
Judge: Ozlem Baro

First Prize: The Lonely Mountain by Beatrix Scott
Commendation: A Monster in Disguise by Yarden Kantor
Commendation: Friendship by Isabella Schneider
Commendation: The Silent Killer by Mahathi Mahesh

View winning poetry here.

Open Photography Category
Judge: Kim Walvisch

First Prize: The Interruption by Zoe Arnott
Commendation: Soul of Elsternwick by Anneke Tykocinski

View winning entries here.

Youth Photography Category
Judge: Kim Walvisch

First Prize: The Tree of Winter (Joyce Park) by Yeheni Dona
Commendation: Marshmallow by Tamar Zehavi

View winning entries here.

Junior Photography Category
Judge: Kim Walvisch

First Prize: Bridge Train Art by Christian Fernandez
Commendation: Hanging Out with my Friends by Mahathi Mahesh

View winning entries here.