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Chinese Reading and Writing Festival Launch

22 February 2019
Melanie Cheng

Join us to celebrate the opening of Whitehorse Manningham Libraries inaugural Chinese Reading and Writing...

Benjamin Law - Chinese Australians on Screen

25 February 2019
Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is the author of the memoir The Family Law, the travel book Gaysia and the Quarterly Essay on...

2019 Foxcroft Lecture: unseen art of the First Fleet

26 February 2019
State Library Victoria
Louise Anemaat, author and executive director at...

Louise Anemaat, author and executive director at the State Library of New South Wales, unveils a...

Chinese Book Selection Morning

26 February 2019
Chinese Reading and Writing Festival 中文文学节

Would you like to help the Library buy new Chinese books?

Alice Pung - From Autobiography to Young Adult Fiction

26 February 2019
Alice Pung

Award-winning writer, journalist and essayist, Alice Pung is the writer of Her Father’s Daughter,...

Christine Yunn-Yu Sun - Chinese Reading Inspiration for Adults 成人中文好书推介讲座

27 February 2019

Christine Yunn-Yu Sun is a Melbourne-based bilingual writer, translator, reader, reviewer, journalist,...

Summer Reading Scoop

27 February 2019
City of Melbourne Libraries
Melbourne Library Service

Too hot, with nothing to read? Join us for an ice cream and a chat about books.

Dr. Sue Chen - Australia in Early Chinese Children’s Books and Magazines

28 February 2019
Dr Sue Chen

Dr. Shih-Wen Sue Chen is Senior Lecturer in Writing and Literature at Deakin University.

Chinese Movie Night 中文电影之夜 - Eat Drink Man Woman 饮食男女

1 March 2019
Chinese Reading and Writing Festival 中文文学节

Directed by Ang Lee (Life of Pi, Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), this heart-warming...