Read, Watch & Listen

While you're self-isolating at home, why not catch up on your reading with an ebook or liven up chores while listening to an audiobook? Take a browse through our collections using the links above, or explore some content below, curated by our librarians.

  • Online activities with Willowview Centre

    Want to try out Chair Yoga? Learn to pickle olives? Watch and follow along as staff from Willowview Centre show you how. 

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  • Five Sources of Poetic Relief

    Finding solace in poetry is a historical past time. Have a look into these links for poetic relief and creative inspiration. 

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  • Laughter therapy and Bollywood dance classes with Studio J

    Improve your well-being with laughter therapy and Bollywood dance classes every Wednesday live on Studio J's YouTube channel. This free public program is made possible by the Yarra Arts Stimulate Yarra grant.

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  • IsolAid

    Every weekend from 12 noon to 12 midnight (AEST), artists play 20-minute sets streamed live via their Instagram accounts. At the end of their set, each musician tag-teams the next artist to play, sending fans down a rabbit hole of new music discovery, community, and good feels.

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  • Journaling Through Uncertain Times

    Join us in a 4-week journal keeping challenge equipped with weekly prompts, quotes, and inspiration on starting and keeping a journal.

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  • Learn something new with a MOOC

    Check out some highlights from the vast world of online courses and find new skills and subjects you can study at home for free. 

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  • Messages From Home

    We are calling on all local people to send us messages from self-isolation. Share a message that we can post to the whole of Yarra.

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  • Australian Book Industry Awards 2020

    To save you searching, we have compiled a list of the Australian Book Industry Award winners for 2020 that are available as eBooks or eAudiobooks. Congratulations to these amazing writers!

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  • Miles Franklin nominees on RBdigital

    Download and enjoy some of the Miles Frankin Literary Award longlisted nominees via RBdigital.

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  • The Book Club for the End of the World

    A virtual book club is for teens and their adults, reading dystopian fiction and try and use them to understand the world we’re living in right now. Last Monday of the month, 8pm.

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  • Vision Australia Radio

    Vision Australia Radio offers a range of book readings from novels, biographies, history – and the odd curiosity.

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  • We Are YA

    Writer and journalist Anna Borges talks with the diverse authors that make up the modern young adult writing community on this podcast, presented by Penguin Teen.

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  • Yarra Libraries Podcast

    Listen to pre-recorded events including author talks and poetry performances, and reading recommendations from our librarians.

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