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Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 20 September

The Good Wife of Bath by Karen Brooks When married off aged twelve to an elderly farmer, Eleanor Cornfed, who’s constantly told to seek redemption for …

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Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 13 September

We Were Not Men by Campbell MattinsonLove for nine year-year-old twins Jon and Eden Hardacre is simple. Their Mum, the creek that they swim in, …

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Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 6 September

Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena, In the quiet, wealthy enclave of Brecken Hill, an older couple is brutally murdered hours after a tense …

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BMI AGM 2021 – Sept 27th, 4pm

The Institute’s 2021 AGM will be held at the Institute on Monday, 27 September at 4pm. All members of the Institute are invited to attend. …

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Our Library | Book of the Month & New Releases September

Sisters of the Resistance | Christine Wells Paris 1944 The war is nearly over, but for members of the resistance in occupied France, it is …

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Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 30 August

When Things are Alive They Hum  | Hannah BentMarlowe and Harper share a bond deeper than most sisters, shaped by the loss of their mother …

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BMI AGM 2021 – Sept 27th, 4pm

The Institute’s 2021 AGM will be held at the Institute on Monday, 27 September at 4pm. All members of the Institute are invited to attend. …

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Our Library | Book of the Month & New Releases September

Sisters of the Resistance | Christine Wells Paris 1944 The war is nearly over, but for members of the resistance in occupied France, it is …

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Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 30 August

When Things are Alive They Hum  | Hannah BentMarlowe and Harper share a bond deeper than most sisters, shaped by the loss of their mother …

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Our Library | New Release

The Devil’s Hand | Jack Carr The New Yourk Times Bestseller – Soon to be a TV Series starring Chris Pratt. ‘Take my word for …

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Ross Garnaut: RESET | The Wheeler Centre

It was unfortunate that we didn’t get the opportunity to welcome Ross Garnaut to the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute in August to discuss his latest book …

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A Tin Art Workshop | Melinda Muscat

Meet local artist Melinda Muscat and enjoy all that there is to creating Tin Art. Melinda will have a small display of her art on …

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Library Click and Collect

During this most recent lockdown (#6? Maybe #7?) the BMI is going to be providing Click and Collect services again. This time around we will …

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Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 23 August

Daughter of the River Country  | Dianne O’Brien Born in country NSW in the 1940s, baby Dianne is immediately taken from her Aboriginal mother. Raised …

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Our Library | New Releases

Mystery, novels, non-fiction, Scandy, Australian, thrillers | Contact Rosemary to reserve a copy

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Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 16 August

A Week in September  | Peter Rees & Sue Langford Doug Heywood was a teenager when he discovered, in a shoebox hidden in a wardrobe, …

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Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 9 August

The Road Trip | Beth O’Leary Addie and her sister are about to embark on an epic road trip to a friend’s wedding in rural Scotland. …

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Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 2 August

The Last Bookshop in London | Madeline Martin August 1939 London prepares for war as Hitler’s forces sweep across Europe. Grace Bennett has always dreamed …

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Our Library | New Releases August

Mystery, novels, non-fiction, Scandy, Australian, thrillers | Contact Rosemary to reserve a copy

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Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 26 July

Still | Matt NableThe humidity sat heavy and thick over the town as Senior Constable Ned Potter looked down at a body found in the …

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Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 19 July

Debesa | Cindy Solonec Debesa was an isolated sheep station in the West Kimberley pioneered by the author’s parents, Frank and Katie Rodriguez. It was …

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Members’ Update – Changes to Constitution and By-Laws

I am pleased to report to members that after three years of tireless review by the current and previous Board, that a Special General meeting …

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Our Library | Rosemary’s Book of the Month – July

Devil’s Garden by Aline Templeton. Contact Rosemary to reserve your copy

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Our Library | New Releases July

Mystery, novels, non-fiction, Scandy, Australian, thrillers | Contact Rosemary to reserve a copy

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Our Library | New Releases June

Mystery, novels, non-fiction, Scandy, Australian, thrillers | Contact Rosemary to reserve a copy

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Our Library | Rosemary’s Book of the Month – June

Devil’s Garden by Aline Templeton. Contact Rosemary to reserve your copy

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BMI General Meeting Notice – Monday June 28th 2021 at 4pm

Members of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute (BMI) are advised that a General Meeting of the Institute will be held at the BMI – 117-119 Sturt, Ballarat …

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Changes to BMI Governance Documents

For many months now, the BMI Board has been reviewing and updating its Governance document – the Articles of Association (as amended June 2012). This …

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Our Library | Rosemary’s Book of the Month – May

Devil’s Garden by Aline Templeton. Contact Rosemary to reserve your copy

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Our Library | New Releases May

Mystery, novels, non-fiction, Scandy, Australian, thrillers | Contact Rosemary to reserve a copy

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Our Library | New Releases April

Mystery Post Mortem | Gary Bell Win | Harlan Coben Box 88 | Charles Cumming Infinite | Brian Freeman Silent Voices | Patricia Gibney Be …

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