Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Dress up, show up and enjoy a lavish Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Tea Tree Gully Library on July 8

Calling all Mad Hatters, Alices and March Hares! Get your Cos-play on and join us on a trip down the rabbit hole for a tea party. It’s going to be mad, quirky and rather insane and will honour this year’s 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland.

Plus, you’ll be helping us raise funds for Oxfam’s Nepal relief. We’re hoping to hit our target of $300 so be generous and make a donation

When: Wednesday 8 July, 4-5.30pm
Open to young people 13-25.

Book online or phone 8397 7333

The Summer Reading Club

The Summer Reading Club is a national annual reading program designed to encourage kids to read over the summer school holidays in December and January.

This year the theme is ‘Adventure’. The program is divided into three levels with age appropriate activities for each group:

  • Preschool – children under 5 years;
  • Primary – children between 6-11 years;
  • Secondary – children 12+ years.

Summer Reading Club

The good news is anyone can register to enter! In December, pick up a Summer Reading Club form from Tea Tree Gully Library and use it to record all of the books you read over summer.

Those who read at least 10 books will be eligible to win a special prize pack, and other prizes including book shop vouchers and more.

Summer 2014-15: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Take some time out this summer to get moving with the Library’s summer event program: Planes, trains and automobiles. We’ll be holding lots of motion-themed events to cater for kids, families and all ages.

Planes, trains and automobiles

Summer’s here and the time is right to get moving! Planes, trains and automobiles!

Dads and their kids can work as a team to make their own tool boxes at the ‘Make a Tool Box workshop’ on 7 January, which will use donated materials from the Modbury Bunnings Warehouse.

Car lovers have the opportunity to build mini solar cars and race them after in a special workshop on 21 January. For those who appreciate Holden cars, Author Don Loffler is hosting a special presentation ‘Dramas with the arrival of the Holden Car in South Australia’ on Saturday February 7.

A Kite-Making Workshop will be held on 14 January, where participants will make their kites in the Library and fly them afterwards through Civic Park. The ‘Be Active’ Story Time is scheduled for 16 January, which is part of the SA Premier’s ‘Be Active’ Challenge to inspire kids and parents to get moving and do 60 minutes of physical activity on at least 5 days of the week.

The Summer Reading Challenge is also on again. Kids can sign up at the library for a reading form and be eligible to win prizes. A finale party for all participants will be held at the Library on 21 January. All party goers are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite book character and enjoy the free performance!

For more details, please check the Library News and Events page in December for times and booking information, or phone 8397 7333.

Environmental Care Show

One of the many school holiday activities this spring is the Environmental Care Show. Of course here at City of Tea Tree Gully we encourage everyone to recycle, reuse and be sustainable, but this show will present the messages in a fun and entertaining way to the youngest generation.

The show is put on by COOL 4 KIDS, an innovative children’s entertainment service developed by teacher and musician Tony Genovese and will feature Bella Butterfly and Digger Dog characters. Suitable for kids up to 12 years, the show will be interactive and tailored to the audience on the day.

The show is free to attend, but you will need to book a spot for each family member attending as places are limited. It all happens on Wednesday 8 October at 10.30-11.15am. Bookings open on Monday 15 September for this and all our Home Grown theme school holiday activites so click here on the 15th!

Thrill Me! Kiss Me! Kill Me!

New Kindle and Kobo e-readers to come and try

New Kindle and Kobo e-readers to come and try

Come to the Library next week to keep warm, feel loved, get informed, have fun, cuddle up and act out!

Feel Loved…I Love You storytimes for 3-7 year olds on Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 10.15am

Feel loved … Romance authors share their stories Monday 6.30pm and a glass of wine

Get informed…get a feel for the latest e-readers and how to access e-books on Tuesday at 11am or Thursday 2pm

Get informed and have fun…kids can learn how to solve crimes like a CSI on Wednesday at 10.15 or 11.30am

Have fun and cuddle up…bring your family to the Dad’s Read Bedtime Storytime Wednesday at 5pm

Act out…play a part in a Murder Mystery, become a teen vampire or live to tell the tale from 6pm Thursday.

All this and more is happening for our Readers Festival… call 8397 7333 or go to our website for more information or to book.

Junior detective solves the case!

Science-for-kids_Fingerprint-forensics-3If your 7-12 year old is curious and wants to know how things work, (and don’t they all?) book them in to our free Forensic Science workshop these school holidays. They will learn about footprints and fingerprints, microscopes, soil analysis and even ballistics. They will love to show off their knowledge of crime solving techniques.

The kids will work in pairs so invite a friend!

Two workshops will be held on Wednesday 9 July, at 10.15 or 11.30am. Book now online by clicking on the time of your preferred session or call 8397 7333.


Readers Festival – eReader Playtime

Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me! The Readers Festival is fast approaching!

Kobo eReaderOn the 8th and 10th of July we’ll be hosting hands-on eReader playtime, where you’ll have a chance to see and handle some of the most popular eReaders around. Learn how to find eBooks on the web and our catalogue and download them to your device. Bookings are now open so visit our website for session and booking details.