Friday, February 28, 2014

Starred this Month - Highlights for February 2014

There is always something going on at Eastern Regional, and this month there were several stand-out events.

Stephen Wilson Cooking Demonstrations
This month we saw cooking demonstrations by popular local chef, Stephen Wilson, who delighted his audience with Sweet Treats for Valentine's Day. Of special note, Stephen has announced an upcoming cookbook featuring recipes he has demonstrated within the library. Way to go, Stephen! It is still a work in progress, but we here at ERL are excited to see the finished publication. Additionally, Stephen has also started his very own Facebook Page called Chilled Out Cooking - so all you Stephen Wilson fans out there can continue to stay up to date with tips, tricks, recipes and more cooking demonstrations at the library.

 Big Welcome to Rusty Arnold
We had a new member of staff join ERL. Meet Rusty Arnold, the new storytime bear at Ferntree Gully. Rusty was very kindly donated by a generous library member who thought Rusty would be favourite amongst the kids. He stands at almost 2 metres when fully upright, and around 1 1/2 metres when sitting down. As for weight, well, he is rather shy about that (aren't we all!) but there have been reports of mysterious disappearances of the tea bickies over night... that naughty bear. So far, Rusty has proved extremely popular with the young crowd at Ferntree Gully, and he is pictured here with Children's Librarian, Sue.

New Mobile Timetables
Eastern Regional Libraries has updated their mobile library service timetables for the Knox Outreach and Yarra Ranges Outreach vehicles.

There have been some significant changes to some of the stops and times for both Knox and Yarra Ranges. The new timetable are available and ready to download.

Knox Outreach Timetable 2014

Yarra Ranges Outreach Timetable 2014

Australia's Favourite Library
 Last year, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) went in search of Australia's Favourite Librarian, in which 4 of our ERL comrades were nominated. This year, ALIA is looking to spread the love even further by finding Australia's Favourite Library.

We are pleased to announce that all of our branches as well as both of our mobile services have been nominated!! A big thank you to everyone for showing their support by nominating us, it is greatly appreciated.

Voting for Australia's Favourite Library opens on 14 March to the 22 April 2014 - we will provide links when the voting has opened. We look forward to being in the running and having you cast your vote!

The Virtual Team

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