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You're more creative than you think.

CreativeBug has thousands of classes, with new courses being updated every day. Whether you are an artistic novice wanting a meditative outlet or creative genius hungry for inspiration and challenge, CreativeBug can help. You can use CreativeBug to upskill or create an artistic side hustle. Whatever you want to do, CreativeBug can help develop your knowledge and nurture your creativity. Let us know what you’ve made with CreativeBug on Instagram by using the #morningtonpeninsulalibraries.  

Login to Creativebug with your library barcode number and start creating today.  We recommend the following courses once you have logged in.

Daily Creativity at Home

Tapping into creativity is a form of self-care and helps you stay calm and in the moment.

There is a whole world of inspiration and art materials right inside the walls you live in. Join Courtney, Faith, and Twinkie in their homes as they share 31 fun and accessible projects for all ages that the whole family can enjoy together.

Kids Weaving

Weaving is distilled down into its most basic elements in this class, so kids will learn and find satisfaction in the tactile, repetitive nature of “over, under, over, under”.  With a no-fuss portable loom and scraps of bright yarn, kids will create wall hangings, necklaces and cuffs.

Creative Doodling: Get Your Doodle On

In the first part of Pam’s doodling course, learn how to use basic mark making techniques to start building doodle designs. With pens and a sketchbook, Pam walks you through her go-to methods, providing prompts for when you’re stuck, and showing you how to use color and scale to explore a single motif. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn

Lynda is a premium online learning platform with thousands of hours of video training courses covering a huge range of business, computing/IT, and creative subjects. Log in using your library barcode number and PIN to unlock your learning potential.

Time Management Fundamentals at Home

Improve your productivity, get things done, and find more time for what's most important with Time Management Tips Weekly. This series provides actionable time management advice in just a few short minutes.

Productivity expert Dave Crenshaw provides techniques on a wide variety of topics, designed to help people better manage their time and ultimately become more productive.

Time Management Fundamentals at Home

Learning Canva

Canva is an easy way—without any graphic design experience—to create professional graphics for social media, presentations, newsletters, business cards, brochures, gift certificates, and more. Flexible design templates provide the correct layout for your target destination, letting you focus on the design, not the size or file formatting. Learn how to get up and running with Canva in this short, fun training course from Canva expert Marley Baird. Marley shows how to add and edit images, work with typography, and use the built-in design templates to build your next project with Canva.

Learning Canva 

Working Faster in Windows

If you spend a sizable portion of your day working in Windows 10, it pays to discover new, more efficient ways of working in the OS. In this course, get bite-sized tips designed to help you boost your efficiency in Windows and leverage helpful features you may have forgotten about. Staff instructor Nick Brazzi provides on-the-spot solutions for the most common questions in Windows, helping you get up to speed with everything from modifying the interface to working with apps and files. 

Working Faster in Windows

 

 

 

 

Enjoy

Mornington Peninsula BINspiration - Bin Art Project 

Mornington Peninsula Shire is encouraging residents to get creative and bring colour to the community by painting your wheelie bins and be in the running for one of six Zero Waste Living Packs! We encourage all households to paint your wheelie bins inspired by what you love most about the Mornington Peninsula e.g. your favourite beach spot, local flora, your local footy club, whatever makes you love where you live!

 For more information and entry guidelines click here

LEARN

Check out the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery LEARN webpage for a range of creative activities, videos, podcasts, MPRG TV and more: 

LEARN

SCINEMA

SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere

SCINEMA is back for 2020 – showcasing the best science films from filmmakers around the world.

This year, the festival is completely online and free to watch. But only for 1 – 31 August. So don’t miss out!

Watch Now

Scienceworks at Home

Museums Victoria have turned some of their much-loved collection items, museum galleries and iconic buildings into jigsaw puzzles.

Puzzles

National Gallery of Victoria

Stay connected and inspired with highlights from the NGV including the stories behind their Collection works, virtual exhibition tours, essays, interviews and more.

Watch, learn and read from the NGV Channel here

The Walkley Foundation presents a digital photojournalism exhibition

"The summer Australia burned, 2019-2020” showcases the exceptional work produced by Australian photojournalists during the 2019-2020 bushfire season. The exhibition, curated by industry photo editors to represent a diversity of photographers, documents the scale of the tragedy and its impact on affected communities, as much as it captures the communal spirit and resolve that came out of the worst fires in recent Australian history.

Exhibition

Walhalla Virtual Walks Series

Join Michael Leaney Proprietor of Star Hotel and Councillor for Baw Baw Shire, Russell Wright, President of the Walhalla and Mountain Rivers Tourist Association and Tilly the golden Retriever for a series of guided walks around Walhalla.

Virtual Walks

 

 

 

Listen

Listen to unlimited eAudiobooks on uLibrary

For fans of modern fiction and classics, Ulverscroft have made their eAudiobooks free and available to all libraries until 31st October 2020.  There are over 750 eAudiobooks available for simultaneous downloads (which means no reserving and no waiting).  

To set up your account:

  • Go to www.ulibrary,net/register to register
  • Once you have registered, you will receive an email within 24 to 48 hours with details of your unique Barcode and PIN.
  • Download the free uLibrary app from iTunes or Google Play
  • To log in to the app, open the app, select eAudio Support from the Libraries drop down menu and then enter your Barcode and PIN.

Happy Listening!

 

Creative Young Minds

Celebrate Science Week on Zoom - Rockpools with Dr. Kimberly Riskas

Friday, 21 August Recommended for Children 6-12
Imagine if your house flooded twice a day—how would you live in such extreme conditions? Rockpool critters have figured out how to do just that.
Learn about the Mornington Peninsula’s rockpool life and how it survives in the ever-changing intertidal zone.

Book Here

Design a Bookmark for Science Week

To celebrate Science week this year we would like you to get involved by designing a book mark with this years theme in mind.

'Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans.'

Download a template here

You can submit your design by scanning and emailing it to us at:

askalibrarian@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Please include name, age, school and contact details with your submission

LEGO Legends - Online Zoom Session

Online Zoom events recommended for ages 5 - 12

Join us for Lego Legends on Zoom. Children will be given a theme and using their Lego at home will build something related to the theme. Each week there will be a new theme. Children can interact with the other children, talk about their creations and share them with each other. 

Free but bookings essential

August 14 Book Now

August 21 Book Now

August 28 Book Now

Playing with Scratch Code - Online Zoom Session

Online Zoom event: Recommended for ages 5 - 9

Join us from home to take the first steps to learn programming skills by moving through some Scratch projects and challenges.

Together, we'll learn how to create fun games and puzzles like: GhostbustersLost in spaceRock band and Chatbot.

Free but bookings essential

August 13 Book Now

August 20 Book Now

August 27 Book Now

Stop, Sit and Read: Reading with Dogs Online

Online Zoom Event: Recommended for Ages 6-12

Story dogs are one of our most loved programs at the library, and with current restrictions in place, we would like to be able to offer you this service online! If you have a reluctant reader at home or one that needs to build their confidence or practice their reading with a non-judgmental audience, please book a session with Kristy, Milo, and Tracy. Kenzi is sad to be missing out on her regular story sessions however Milo and Tracy are very excited to fill in for now.

Free but bookings essential

August 11 Book Now

August 18 Book Now

Junior Penguin Keepers Club - Melbourne Aquarium

Join the Junior Penguin Keepers Club at the Melbourne Aquarium! Meet incredible penguin keepers, learn how they care for our Gentoos and King penguins, and find out more about these incredible and unique animals.  Go to the Junior Penguins Facebook Group to watch live events with the keepers and their penguins.

Join Now

Victorian Opera

Introduce your children to the joy of opera, with the Victorian Opera’s interactive book – Baby Bilby Sings.

Watch and Read Now

Educational game for kids aged 3-11

Busythings breaks games up for each age group it's fun and colourful and easy for the kids to navigate and get learning while having fun. Logon with their library barcode number.

  • Practice computer skills with the online colouring worksheets (art and music/art)
  • Learn handwriting using the alphabet tracing, messy letter and write now (English handwriting)
  • Get older kids involved with Fashion designing (Design and technology)
  • Turn learning to cook into a fun game of identifying vegetables
  •  and many more activities

Get busy now with Busythings

Teenagers need help with their homework questions

With distance learning are you being asked to help your teenagers for help with difficult maths, science, economics questions? Sunday to Friday between 3pm and 10pm your teenagers can access to live tutors online.  This service is safe, interactive and free with your library membership

Get help now

 

Winter Reads

Looking for a great eBook or eTalking book to read or listen to?  Our Winter Read titles are available for unlimited simultaneous download. Why not get a group of friends together to start your own bookclub while in lockdown?   

 eBooks

Know Me Now

by C J Carver

A gripping suspense thriller from CWA Debut Dagger winner CJ Carver, perfect for fans of Angela Marsons and Peter May. 
 
A SUICIDE. A MURDER. A CONSPIRACY. 
DIGGING UP THE PAST CAN BE DEADLY . . . 
 
A thirteen-year-old boy commits suicide. 
A sixty-five-year old man dies of a heart attack. 
Dan Forrester, ex-MI5 officer, is connected to them both. 
 
And when he discovers that his godson and his father have been murdered, he teams up with his old friend, DC Lucy Davies, to find answers. 

An Unsuitable Match

by Joanna Trollope  

The much-anticipated new novel from the no. 1 bestselling author of City of Friends 
Two families. One proposal. A decision that could pull them apart. 
 
Dealing with one's own emotions is one thing. Facing a parent's roller-coaster of a love life is quite another ... 
Rose Woodrowe is getting married to Tyler Masson - a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn't the first time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter ... 
Who to listen to? Who to please? Rose and Tyler are determined to get it right this time, but in trying to make everyone happy, can they ever be happy themselves? 

An Isolated Incident

by Emily Maguire 

When 25-year-old Bella Michaels is brutally murdered in the small town of Strathdee, the community is stunned and a media storm descends. 
 
Unwillingly thrust into the eye of that storm is Bella's beloved older sister, Chris, a barmaid at the local pub, whose apparent easygoing nature conceals hard-won wisdom and the kind of street-smarts only experience can bring. 
 
As Chris is plunged into despair and searches for answers, reasons, explanation - anything - that could make even the smallest sense of Bella's death, her ex-husband, friends and neighbours do their best to support her. But as the days tick by with no arrest, Chris's suspicion of those around her grows. 
 
An Isolated Incident is a psychological thriller about everyday violence, the media's obsession with pretty dead girls, the grip of grief and the myth of closure, and the difficulties of knowing the difference between a ghost and a memory, between a monster and a man. 

eTalking Books

Wolfe Island

by Lucy Treloar 

Read by Abbe Holmes 

Kitty Hawke, the last inhabitant of a dying island sinking into the wind-lashed Chesapeake Bay, has resigned herself to annihilation... 
 
Until one night her granddaughter rows ashore in the midst of a storm, desperate, begging for sanctuary. For years, Kitty has kept to herself – with only the company of her wolfdog, Girl – unconcerned by the world outside, or perhaps avoiding its worst excesses. But blood cannot be turned away in times like these. And when trouble comes following her granddaughter, no one is more surprised than Kitty to find she will fight to save her as fiercely as her name suggests... 
 
A richly imagined and mythic parable of home and kin that cements Lucy Treloar’s place as one of our most acclaimed novelists. 

Lies

by T M Logan 

Read by Leighton Pugh 

WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS BASED ON LIES? 
 
When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she's supposed to be at work, he's intrigued enough to follow her in. 
 
And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene. 
 
But just as the confrontation between the two men turns violent, and Ben is knocked unconscious, Joe's young son has an asthma attack – and Joe must flee in order to help him. 
 
When he returns, desperate to make sure Ben is OK, Joe is horrified to find that Ben has disappeared. 
 
And that's when Joe receives the first message ... 

 

 

 

 

 

Get Involved

Author talks, online book chats, competitions – it's all happening at Our Library

To read about our events and book tickets click here

Mornington Peninsula BINspiration - Bin Art Project 

Mornington Peninsula Shire is encouraging residents to get creative and bring colour to the community by painting your wheelie bins and be in the running for one of six Zero Waste Living Packs! We encourage all households to paint your wheelie bins inspired by what you love most about the Mornington Peninsula e.g. your favourite beach spot, local flora, your local footy club, whatever makes you love where you live!

 For more information and entry guidelines click here

Celebrate Science Week on Zoom: Plastics with Dr Kimberly Riskas

Plastic debris is wreaking havoc on the environment, particularly the oceans. In this presentation, come dive into the science behind marine plastic debris, understand why it’s a problem, and learn how you can be part of the solution.

Book Here

Seniors Month Re-imagined - a crafty competition

During the month of July and August, challenge yourself to make something from our library's database Creative Bugs, then send us a photo of your arty project and you will go into the draw to win a book voucher.

For more details on how to get involved click here