Media Releases

Thursday 25 February 2016

Bendigo and Castlemaine Libraries are excited to welcome ‘The Dressmaker’ author Rosalie Ham and movie producer Sue Maslin to the Goldfields Region on Thursday 28 April.

Rosalie and Sue will discuss the inspiration, characters, cast, costumes and landscapes that brought the book to life on page and screen. What has life been like for them since the film’s outstanding success?

Tuesday 16 February 2016

With the new school year underway, three of Bendigo’s most popular destinations have re-launched their suite of free and low cost children’s programs. Storytimes, Gallery Giggles and Cushion Concerts all translate to lots of fun activities in reading, music and art for local children.

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Forget Valentine's Day, 14 February is now known as Library Lovers Day! Library Lovers Day is all about celebrating our local libraries and the important role they play in our community.

Leading up to Library Lovers Day, Goldfields Libraries invited the community to vote for their favourite book of all time during the month of January in its Dearly Beloved Reads program.

Thursday 4 February 2016

The Chinese New Year of the Monkey will go off with a bang at Bendigo Library next Monday 8 February!

In classic Bendigo style, the Central Victorian Lion Team and Fu Wa Team will delight with a noisy and spectacular traditional welcome inside the library. The performance is from 5.30-6pm and is not to be missed!

Thursday 28 January 2016

Romance novel lovers are in for a treat with two renowned Australian authors featuring in this year’s Library Lovers Day celebrations at Goldfields Libraries.

Wednesday 13 January 2016

Bendigo Library will soon be open until 3pm on Saturdays in response to public demand! The new hours will take effect on Monday 1 February, and fulfil a long standing request from the community.

Goldfields Library Corporation CEO, Chris Kelly, said that the longer Saturday hours at Bendigo Library make sense as it is the largest library service in the region. 

Monday 4 January 2016

Teenagers are in for a treat these holidays with the opportunity to experience the science-fantasy world of Warhammer. Those who love Dungeons and Dragons and Lord of the Rings will find Warhammer fascinating!

Expert Warhammer gamer Dave Miller, Manager of Warhammer Bendigo in Mitchell Street, will run three free workshops these school holidays.

Wednesday 16 December 2015

Every year, students across the Goldfields region are composing, performing and recording music both as part of their creative interest in music and as part of their school curriculum.

This year, Goldfields Libraries has developed and launched an album that captures some of the amazing musical talent of secondary school students across the region.

Monday 14 December 2015

Goldfields Libraries invites children aged 5-12 to discover underwater worlds, alternate universes and more as part of the Summer Reading Club over the January school holidays.

Wednesday 9 December 2015

The Summer Read is on at Goldfields Libraries and with the warm weather already here, it’s time to sit back, relax and lose yourself in a great Victorian book.

The Summer Read is a program of the State Library of Victoria and Public Libraries Network Victoria that celebrates the diversity of Victorian writing and encourages Victorians to take time out with a good read.