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Archive for August 2015

September Books

August 31, 2015

Have you ever had the experience of reading something you couldn’t put down…Even if it gave you a crick in your neck, it still wouldn’t matter, you had to finish the chapter? Books can be like that sometimes. But on the other hand, sometimes you can pick one up and put it down right away,…

August Newsletter

August 12, 2015

The August Newsletter is here. Please click to download the PDF.

News from the Lending Library

August 11, 2015

New Arrivals If you’re a member of the BMI you would have received an email a little while ago. Click here to revisit the August book arrivals! There are plenty of fantastic reads in there! New BMI Members Congratulations and welcome, new BMI members. We hope you will always feel welcome and make good use…

Social Media Just Got Easier

August 11, 2015

When you hear the term “social media”, does it conjure up the image of teenagers taking “selfies” in this internet era that celebrates narcissism? Or maybe you have only heard of Instagram or Pinterest, and want to know your “tweets” and “pins” from your “hashtags”. Well I’d like to demystify the misconceptions about social media,…

The Festival of Slow Music

August 10, 2015

August Story Box A monthly Arts and Culture story by artist and researcher, Amy T. We have a few big months coming up on the Ballarat Arts and Culture calendar, with one very special event happening right here at the glorious Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute. This month I chatted with Adam Simmons, musician and artistic director…

The Friends of Minerva- Movie and Luncheon

August 3, 2015

The Friends of Minerva is always organising entertaining fundraising events…so naturally this one is no different! The Friends are hosting a movie and luncheon session at the Regent Theatre on the 25th of August. The highly appraised Australian film, “Last Cab to Darwin”, stars Michael Caton and Jacki Weaver in an epic journey a taxi driver…