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The Reading Room | A book reading & discussion group

October 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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The Reading Room (2.30pm – 4pm)

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 you feedback through this form as we progress this great new initiative. 
The November reading will be  Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett.

Expression of Interest to participate >


Let me sing you gentle songs | Lind Olsson
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Past the Shallows | Favel Parrett

This workshop is a BMI Community Art Project – Ballarat’s Oldest Cultural Institution

Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 25 October

Daring to Fly by Lisa Millar Lisa Millar has spent her whole life showing up, getting things done and making things happen. As a child growing up in Queensland, she dreamed of a big life. Working as a foreign correspondent gave her that, but it also meant confronting the worst that humanity can bring. Three

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Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 18 October

At The End of the Day by Liz Byrski When Mim Squires and Mathias Vander are stranded together on a disrupted flight home to Perth, they are surprised to find that they have much in common. Mim owns a bookshop, Mathias is a writer, and both are at turning points in their lives. Mim’s childhood

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The BMI Vintage & Collectables Shop

The shop is open Thursdays & FridaysDon’t forget to pop in and say hi to Geraldine when you are visiting the library. There is a great selection of beautiful vintage and lots more. Check out some of these items on the shop webpage. BMI Vintage & Collectables >

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tin-art of a ballerina in silver gold and blue

Workshop with Melinda Muscat

We had a wonderful session with Melinda Muscat on Saturday, (9 October) with many fantastical creations. Go to the Arts & Cultural Activities to view some photos of the workshop. Arts & Cultural Activities > We still have places available for her 20 October workshop. BOOK NOW. Workshop with Melinda Muscat > Display of works

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Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 11 October

A Cotswold Family Life by Clare Mackintosh For eight years, Clare Mackintosh wrote for Cotswold Life about the ups and downs of life with a young family in the countryside. In this memoir she brings together all of those stories-and-more for the first time. From keeping chickens to getting the WI drunk, longing for an Aga

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October 26
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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