15 December, 2014

Summer Read Book Review - St Kilda Blues by Geoffrey McGeachin



St Kilda Blues is a gripping crime fiction full of rich historical reference to 1960’s Melbourne, the third in the Charlie Berlin series, it can be read as a stand-alone novel but you get a deeper understanding of Charlie’s character if you read the first two titles in the series ‘Diggers Rest Hotel’ and ‘Black Wattle Creek’.


When a serial killer starts targeting young girls Charlie is brought back from a well-earned rest, what happens to the girls is awful but, the insight into the mind of a killer and the impact his crimes have on Charlie make this a novel you can’t put down.  - Bernie

11 December, 2014

Christmas and New Year Trading Hours

Christmas and New Year Trading Hours
Frankston Library
Wednesday 24th December:9.00am-3.00pm
Thursday 25th December: CLOSED
Friday 26th December: CLOSED
Saturday 27th December:10.00am-4.00pm
Sunday 28th December:10.00am-4.00pm
Monday 29th December:9.00am-6.00pm
Tuesday 30th December:9.00am-6.00pm
Wednesday 31st December:9.00am-5.00pm
Thursday 1st January: CLOSED
Friday 2nd January:9.00am-3.00pm
Carrum Downs Library
Wednesday 24th December:11.00am-3.00pm
Thursday 25th December: CLOSED
Friday 26th December: CLOSED
Saturday 27th December:11.00am-4.00pm
Sunday 28th December:12.00am-4.00pm
Monday 29th December:11.00am-6.00pm
Tuesday 30th December:11.00am-6.00pm
Wednesday 31st December:11.00am-5.00pm
Thursday 1st January: CLOSED
Friday 2nd January:9.30am-3.00pm
Normal hours resume on Saturday 3rd January 2015
                            Wishing all our customers a safe and happy festive season

January School Holiday Program

The School Holiday Program will be running from the 5th to the 23rd of January 2015.  All sessions are now available for viewing on the What's On page.  Bookings open on the 15th of December. 
  • Sessions are specifically designed
    for each age group. We ask that you
    only book children of the appropriate
    age into each session.
  • Children under 12 years must be
    accompanied by an adult.
  • Only book tickets for children
    attending the event – accompanying
    adults do not require a ticket.
  • We ask that children not bring
    food to the holiday program in
    consideration of other children who
    may have allergies.
  •  For sessions that have a cost,
    payments must be made at time
    of booking at either Frankston or
    Carrum Downs Library.

08 December, 2014

Summer Read 2015 Book Review - Cairo by Chris Womersley

This begins as an innocent coming-of-age story about a young country man moving to the excitement of the city, but soon detours into a tale about art theft and forgery. Picasso’s Weeping Woman is stolen from the gallery in Melbourne. The na├»ve Tom is befriended by a group of people of questionable character who are mysteriously immersed in this theft.

I wanted Tom to come to his senses, but of course, then where would the story go? The ending, although adequately resolved, does raise interesting doubts about the authenticity of Art.

This is a rollicking good yarn perfect for summer holiday reading. ~ Susan

05 December, 2014

Summer Reading Club


This summer, choose your own adventure from the library shelves and read stories of dodging danger, outwitting arch-nemeses, and journeying beyond your wildest imagination

Register online or in the library to be in the draw to win an iPod touch (One iPod will be drawn per State).

Download a reading record or pick one up from Frankston or Carrum Downs Libraries and collect small prizes along the way. Return a completed reading record to gain entry into our major prize draw and admission to the finale. Reading more books means more entries into the draw!

Reading records are to be returned to the library no later than Wednesday, 21st January. The Summer Reading Club Finale will be held on Friday, 23rd January from 2pm and is open to participants who have returned a completed reading record.


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04 December, 2014

The Summer Read Is Back!


1 December 2014 to 15 February 2015.
The Summer Read is back and gives Victorians the chance to discover new, local books.

Summer is the perfect time to pick up a book and read. It doesn’t matter if you’re at home or on holidays, you can take a book anywhere and enjoy some quality storytelling.

After the often hectic pace of life throughout the year, The SummerRead encourages us all to relax and recharge – and the best way to do that is with a good book.

Choose from a list of ten great books, written by Victorian authors or telling Victorian stories. There’s crime, popular and literary fiction, non-fiction and memoir – something for everyone!

Visit a participating public library to browse and borrow the books, discuss your favourites Recommend another great read and you’ll be in the running to win up to 50 Victorian books. For details, visit slv.vic.gov.au/summer-read

The Summer Read is presented by the State Library of Victoria and Victorian public libraries.

Seaford Shop is Closed Today!

Seaford Shop will be closed today Thursday the 4th of December for Maintenance.  All other locations are open with their normal opening hours. 

01 December, 2014

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