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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Happy 90th Birthday, Mentone Public Library!! - Wednesday, 6th May 2015

Mentone Public Library's Official Birthday 
- Wednesday, 6th May 2015

Today marked the official milestone for Mentone Public Library, established on 6th May 1925 in response to the growing need for a book lending service in the district. In actual fact though, the library had a previous life stretching back to the late 1800s, but this spell proved all too brief due to declining patronage, until its re-birth in 1925.

The pivotal words launching the re-birth of the library came from campaigning committee member Mr. Maloney who championed its cause with the statement;
"The time is ripe for Mentone to have a public library!"
Curious to learn more? Thanks to the meticulous research of local historian Dr Graham Whitehead, you can read about it here.


Before you leap through the pages of history, take a sneak peak at some of the
presenters participating in our 90th anniversary formalities at the end of this month.
Library President and Guitar Hero Tony Brooker, Mairi Neil - Coordinator for the Mordialloc Writers Group, our late, great former president Jean Critchley with our succeeding president.
Our friend the anniversary cake!
Members of The Mordialloc Writers Group: Stephen Davies, Glenice Whitting,
Coral Waite, Maureen Hanna, Barbara Davies
Emerging Writers: Joe Bosa of Mentone Grammar,
Jessica Hooper of Mentone Girls Secondary College

Local Historian for The City of Kingston; Dr Graham Whitehead

Shirley Randles of the Bayside Poetry Group, Bayside Fellowship of Australian Writers,
Godfrey Street Community House Memoir Writing Group, Published Author of
"No Locked Doors...", "Recipes for a Poem"

The Blue Chair Poets: Sarah Farrugia, Deborah Williams, Yvette Bentata-Moore...with a loyal supporter!
Just to Name a Few!

We are also thankful to have Mayor of Kingston Cr Geoff Gledhill 
appearing on the day along with Members of Federal and Local Parliament; 
The Honorable Mark Dreyfus QC MP - Member for Isaacs, 
Tim Richardson MP - Member for Mordialloc

Entry is by Gold Coin
Time: 11am-2pm
Address: Rear of the Mentone CAB, 
36 Florence Street, Mentone
FREE Cake, Light Snacks, Live Music, Souvenir Bookmarks, 
Quality Literary Entertainment Provided


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