Libraries After Dark

Libraries - After Dark - July 2021-04.jpg

The Mildura Library has joined the statewide Libraries After Dark initiative!

Libraries After Dark is a Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation-funded program that supports communities by extending evening opening hours in participating libraries, essentially creating a community lounge.

It aims to reduce social isolation by offering a community venue to participate in social activities like crafts, small workshops, listen to a guest speaker, watch a movie, or just access Library services.

Mildura is the 17th library to join the initiative, and will open until 9pm every Thursday as a result.

Libraries After Dark is aimed at adults, with people welcome to drop in, have a cuppa, find a chair and enjoy all the library has to offer.

You don’t need to be a member to come to the Library, however if you do want to join, just bring your ID displaying your current residential address to sign up!

Libraries After Dark is managed by the Moreland City Council in association with the Victorian Local Governance Association. Libraries After Dark is run throughout the year on Thursdays at the Mildura Library during normal opening hours. 

2022 Schedule


  • 13th - Book Chat
    Did you get a fantastic book for Christmas that you just can’t put down?! Tell us more! Join the chat about your literary loves over a cuppa and maybe find your next best read.

  • 20th - Word Games
    Test your word knowledge with a game of Scrabble or get social over a hand of cards or board game.

  • 27th - Picnic at the library
    Bring your picnic tea and watch a movie in the library or play some super-sized games - no mosquitoes invited!


Learn more out more about Libraries After Dark by visiting

Performers Wanted!

We’re currently on the lookout for budding or established singers/songwriters/duos/trios to take part in our exciting new live music program opportunities in 2022!

Initially successful applicants will perform on Thursdays as part of the Libraries After Dark program, with scope to also perform as part of future program and events.

Interested in taking part? Complete our online Expression of Interest form before 5pm on 16 January 2022.