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The Reading Room | 27 September 2022

September 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Reading Room (2pm in the Library for a start @ 10.30am – 12noon)

This volunteer run reading and discussion group meets monthly. It is anticipated that members will read the selected book prior to attendance.
If you would like to be a part of this group (free to BMI members) please complete the Expression of Interest. We welcome your feedback through this form as we progress this member lead initiative. 
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This event is a BMI Community Cultural Project – Ballarat’s Oldest Cultural Institution

Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 3 October 2022

The Bellbird River Country Choir by Sophie Green Bellbird River, 1998: Teacher and single mum Alex is newly arrived in the small New South Wales country town of Bellbird River after escaping the city in search of a change of pace and the chance to reconnect with her young daughter. Across town, well-known matriarch Victoria and her globe-trotting, opera-singing cousin Gabrielle find themselves at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives, while local baker Janine and newcomer to the

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Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 26 September 2022

The Settlement by Jock Serong On the windswept point of an island at the edge of Van Diemen’s Land, the Commandant huddles with a small force of white men and women. He has gathered together, under varying degrees of coercion and duress, the last of the Tasmanians, or so he believes. His purpose is to save them-from a number of things, but most pressingly from the murderous intent of the pastoral settlers on their country. The orphans Whelk and Pipa,

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News | An afternoon of light classics for Cello & Piano with Duo Latte

Member News Update – Membership Discount Coming this November…The Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute in partnership with the Duo Latte will be presenting an afternoon of light classics. The program An afternoon with Duo Latte Afternoon Tea provided by Alfredton Rotary Club. Tickets prices: Concession –  $32.70 incl gst General Admission – $38.50 incl gst Under 17 yrs – $19.30 incl gst BMI members – $25.50 incl gst For more go to our events page > Image: Duo Latte with John Dods, cello and

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September 27
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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