Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Victoria at war author tour

Monday 11 August 2014 - Thursday 28 August 2014

What was it like to be a Victorian during WWI?

Join bestselling author, historian and radio commentator Michael McKernan on his tour of regional libraries, discussing stories from the home front and battlefront featured in his new illustrated book, Victoria at war 1914–1918.

These moving personal stories commemorate the generosity, devotion, sacrifice and spirit of communities throughout Victoria during World War I.

Books will be available on the night for purchase and signing through Readings bookstore.

Regional tour

Casterton Library & Town Hall
67 Henty Street, Casterton
Monday 11 August 2014, 11am–12.30pm
Bookings preferred: (03) 5554 2444,

Newcomb Library
Bellarine Hwy, Geelong
Tuesday 12 August 2014, 10.30–11.30am
Bookings required:

Castlemaine Library
212 Barker Street (enter via Mechanics Lane), Castlemaine
Thursday 14 August 2014, 2–3pm
Bookings required: (03) 5472 1458,

Sale Library
Venue: Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre (Reception),
100 Foster Street, Sale
Tuesday 26 August 2014, 6–7pm
Bookings required: (03) 5142 3368,

Ballarat Library
178 Doveton Street, North Ballarat
Thursday 28 August 2014, 2–3pm
Bookings required: (03) 5338 6850,,
or book at any City of Ballarat Library branch