Stay connected during Coronavirus

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Life during COVID doesn’t have to be without social connection.

While we all must keep our physical distance from each other, there is much we can do to stay connected, inspired and engaged with the world.

New arts and culture website

Artists and creatives on the Mornington Peninsula now have a new digital place to call home – the Shire’s brand-new arts and culture website.

Everyone can access and enjoy activities, workshops, performances and events from Peninsula Chamber Musicians’ live performance to online ukulele lessons and children’s collage workshops.

Keep connected and enjoy the latest creative offerings from our talented artists, musicians, designers and craftspeople.

Visit artsandculture.mornpen.vic.gov.au

Libraries - Social Club

To help us through this period, our libraries have launched a new Social Hub, featuring a host of activities for those spending more time at home.

It links to initiatives such as the Social Distance Festival, which publishes a calendar of free online concerts, plays, readings, live theatre and dance performances from around the world.

It also features wellness advice and ideas for keeping the kids busy. And for those working from home, the Hub has training and resources to help you move your business online and take it to the next level. Stay tuned as new content will be uploaded regularly.

Seeking to learn a new skill?

Our libraries provide a huge range of free online courses including access to Lynda - a premium online platform with thousands of video training courses covering business, computing and creative subjects. There’s also Creativebug, featuring award-winning art & craft video classes. Both services are available free of charge to our library members.

Book lovers

For our young book lovers who might be missing their usual story time at the library, we’ve launched a twice weekly story time session livestreamed on Facebook each Tuesday and Thursday at 11am.

Parents

Parents can also head to the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s website for fun online art and craft activities for kids. While there, you could also take a virtual tour of one of our exhibitions.

Other resources

And, of course, our libraries have an extensive and ever-growing range of online books, e-magazines, e-talking books and videos available free to our members. 

It’s easy – and free – to join Our Library. Just complete an online form for a Web membership. You will be emailed a membership number and your pin number to use online.

With the opportunities available free online, we could all emerge from COVID more socially connected, knowledgeable and skilled than ever before!