Readers’ Festival coming 7-11 July

Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me! If you love reading romance and thrillers, or just love reading in general, then there will be an event for you in our Readers’ Festival 2014. There’ll be a romance author panel session, a teen Murder Mystery party, and a special Dad’s Read Bedtime Storytime. Not to mention a chance to play with the latest e-readers, and investigative kids workshops and lovely storytimes. Put the week aside in your diary and stay tuned for more details coming soon!

3D printing is coming…for one night only!

In addition to face painting, games, the costume parade and prizes, we are very excited to announce that Fab Lab Adelaide will be doing a 3D printing demonstration at the Summer Reading Club (SRC) Investigation Finale Party.

To join the party, grab a SRC pack from the Library, read  10 books or submit a book review, and book your spot! There will be prizes for best Investigation costume, raffle prizes and also science demonstrations. Hurry, the party starts Wednesday 22 January at 5pm.

Summer Reading Club Logo

Change History Competition – Time To Vote

The entries are in and it’s time to vote for your favourite in our “Change History” competition.  We asked you to take a photo from our collection and reimagine it, and your imaginations ran wild!  Dinosaurs in Tea Tree Gully, UFOs in St Agnes, come and see them all at the library service desk and have your say in who will walk away with one of the Kindle Fire prizes.

The lucky winners will be announced at a special event in the library Saturday 19th May at 2pm.

Bonza bus tours

Interested in Tea Tree Gully’s history, but don’t want to sit around reading about it? You should go on one of our bus tours!

The Library’s historical bus tours are a great way to get out of the house, meet other like-minded history enthusiasts and take a day trip through the Tea Tree Gully area. The $30 cost includes a home-cooked lunch at the Old Highercombe Hotel Museum, and you get to have a look through the museum afterwards.

Our next upcoming tour is the “3 G’s” – Golden Grove, Glen Ewin and the Gully. It’ s on Monday 30 April from 9:30am to 2:30pm and bookings open on April 13.  Later this year we even have a couple of brand new bus tours, including a 70s themed one! For more details, see our Local History Program.

Get down and literary with the National Year of Reading

I’m very proud to be a librarian and I’m a huge supporter of life long learning but I’m sad to say –  I just don’t read enough! However, if there was any year to get myself into gear it would be twenty-twelve for it is the National Year of Reading. Inspired recently by some very clever women out there I have a theme to my recreational reading pursuits – “Beginnings.” I’ll be searching out first novels by cult authors Julian Barnes and Martin Amis, and, reaching for debut novels that are released this year by Australian authors. Celebrate and participate in the National Year of Reading however you choose but if you’re looking for somewhere to start Public Library Services is hosting a launch on Tuesday 14 February from 12pm under the Gawler Place Canopy in Rundle Mall, Adelaide. Included on the list of guests is the charming Mem Fox who will be reading from one of her famous books. So scrap all of your Valentine’s Day plans and get literary with your fine self.

You can find all of the official details here.

Chinese New Year Fun

January 23rd will mark the start of the Year of the Dragon and here at the library we’re getting pretty excited about it. To get into the Chinese New Year spirit we’ve hung lots of lanterns and there might even be some dragons around over the next couple of weeks.

If you’re after some school holiday fun, why not come and help us celebrate the New Year with the Chinese New Year Storytime on Monday 16, Tuesday 17, and Friday 20 January from 10:15am to 11:00am. Join our Library family in a session of enchanting stories, songs, activities and rhymes. Create your own Chinese Lantern to take home.

Start the year with a roar and let your imagination run free! Join in the Design-a-Dragon Workshop and create your own colourful dragon to take home. The workshop is on Wednesday 11 January from 10:30am to 11:30am. Bookings essential. For booking details check out the School Holiday brochure.

For the adults, qualified Tai Chi instructor Brenda Hum will be providing two free Tai Chi sessions, one on Monday 23rd at 11.00am and again on Tuesday 24th at 11.00am. Bookings are essential for these as well.


 

Zoomobile was great!

The Zoomobile visit to the Library has been a huge success for the third year in a row!

Hands on with the animals

Judging by the smiles on the faces of the children and their parents, a fun time was had by all.

 

 

 

 

Andrew Moylan from CTTG talking biodiversity

The Zoomobile visit featured a selection of Australian native animals and celebrated Biodiversity Month.