Library at The Dock - What's on in April

1st APRIL 2015

The Library at The Dock offers a range of classes and activities to suit all ages. Here's what's on in April;

Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards Launch

Hear what it’s like to win the Award and get insider tips from the experts.

Special guests:

  • Sam Twyford-Moore, Emerging Writers’ Festival Director
  • Kirsty Wilson, Sales and Marketing Director, Text Publishing
  • Kate Larsen, Writers Victoria Director
  • James Cristina, winner, Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Award 2013

There are five categories in the Awards:

  • Short story (no more than 3000 words)
  • The Dorothy Porter Award for Emerging Poets (no more than 100 lines)
  • Novella (10,000 – 20,000 words)
  • Graphic short story (up to 8 A4 pages)
  • Narrative non-fiction (up to 10,000 words)

Each category winner receives $1000, with one of the five category winners chosen to receive the $5000 Lord Mayor’s Award. This year one highly commended entry in each category will receive $200.

Please email with any queries about the competition.

When: Thursday 30 April, 6-7pm
Bookings are essential 


Outside the Lines: Third Biennial Youth unConference

Outside the Lines is a free unConference being held at Library at the Dock.
It is your chance to gain insight into what young adults are interested in, how libraries can support and collaborate with them and how we can broaden our thinking about young people into a more creative, flexible and innovative framework that will take libraries outside the lines.

By participating you will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear first-hand from young people and their experiences with the library and community organisations.
  • Gain knowledge from your library peers and experts in the field.
  • Have a forum to ask questions that aren’t often addressed at ‘normal’ conferences.
  • Leave inspired by how you can get young people engaged.
  • Play and get hands on with a mini hack or zine session; and
  • Help shape the way that Australian libraries can get ‘Outside the Lines’.

There will be morning and afternoon tea provided.

When: Thu 28 May, 8.30am for a 9am start, until 4pm
Book your place

Chinese Book Club Morning Tea

Come and join us for morning tea and see our new Chinese books at Library at The Dock.
Meet other readers, have a chat and find some new Chinese books, magazines or DVDs to borrow.

When: First Thursday of the month, 9am to 11am.
No bookings required


Story Lounge

Story Lounge is a storytime for adults. Hand-picked stories and poems read aloud in a relaxed setting. Slow down and enjoy the simple pleasure of listening.

Story Lounge happens twice a month. Each month, the stories read at East Melbourne Library will be repeated at Library at The Dock.
Free, no bookings required and all welcome!

When: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 12.30-1.30pm.
No bookings required


Creative Kids After School Club, Comic Edition

Join us for a comic book themed Creative Kids After School Club with Superheros, Supervillains and super crafts.

When: Wed 6 May, 4.30pm-5.30pm
For: ages 7+
No bookings required.


Special Mother's Day Storytimes
Celebrate the relationship between mums and children with these special Storytimes. There will be books, songs, rhymes and an opportunity for children to make a beautiful gift for Mother’s Day. For kids aged 3-5 years.

When: Friday 8 May, 10.30am to 11.15am
Book your place 

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Library at The Dock is operated by Melbourne Library Services, a division of City of Melbourne.
03 9658 9998
107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008

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Opening Hours

Monday-Friday - 8am-7pm
Saturday - 10am-5pm
Sunday - 12pm-5pm

Located at the corner of Collins and Bourke Streets in Victoria Harbour, Docklands.

Tram routes 48, 11 and 31 stop on Collins Street 200m from the Library entrance. 

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