At the Movies – SA Filmmakers Panel Thurs 16 July

Lights, Camera, Action!

At the Movies

Learn about the how the film industry really works from those who work behind the scenes.

Learn more about the art of film making from South Australians who work in the industry. Discover how many people truly ‘make it’ in movieland. Our special guests will talk about making films and reveal what goes on behind the scenes of film sets.


  • Hugh Sullivan – Writer and Director, most recently for the film The Infinite Man and the short The Art of Darts and Dying
  • Christopher Houghton – Direct, most recently for Sons and Mothers and Touch
  • Anthony Frith – Filmmaker
  • Ben Crisp – Scriptwriter and Actor

Popcorn, wine & cheese supper provided.

Book online or phone 8397 7333 to attend this Red Carpet Event!

Feel the love at our author panel with SA Romance Writers

DSC_0347Do you enjoy sitting curled up in your chair on a Winter’s evening keeping warm and reading a good romance novel?

Well, what about 5 living, talking novels (or novelists to be exact)?

Come along and listen to our author panel on Monday 7 July from 6.30 – 7.30pm in the Relaxed Reading Area at the Library. It will the first day of the Library’s ‘Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill me!’ themed Reader’s Festival. Yes, you can relax in your chair in the warmth and also have something nice to eat.

The Panel will be feature authors Carla Caruso, Eleni Konstantine, Maggie Mundy, Heather Taylor Johnson and special guest MC Bronwyn Stuart as they talk about writing across the genre with a South Aussie flavour.

What makes these writers a bit different is that they all write romance with a twist, that is, in different settings, styles and theme. So you might be somebody who loves reading supernatural, horror or historical themed books but also enjoys a little romance as part of the story.

You can book online or contact us by telephone on 8397 7333.

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.



Our Reader’s DadsReadTitleBlock-NoDevice-LoResFestival falls on the first week of the school holidays and we have Phil Cummings ready to read some of his stories to children as a Dad’s Read event. On Wednesday 9 July between 5-6pm children can come dressed in their PJ’s for a bedtime read. This is a free family event and no bookings are required so come to the warm welcoming environment of the library and give the kids an opportunity to meet one of their favourite authors. An adult must accompany all children.

Phil Cummings hasDSC_0304 written over sixty books for children in a career that has spanned over 25 years. He is an ambassador to the Premier’s Reading Challenge in South Australia, for the Dad’s Read campaign with the State Library and was an ambassador for the National Year of Reading in 2012. Phil has received a number of honours and awards in Australia and overseas for his work. In 2008 his novel Danny Allen was here, a book based on Phil’s childhood memories of growing up in a small country town, was shortlisted for the prestigious children’s literature awards at the Adelaide Festival of Arts.

Phil’s bestselling book ANZAC Biscuits was published by Scholastic in March 2013 and has been shortlisted for the Western Australian Young Book Readers Awards and has been named a Notable Book by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. This work also received the honour of having a spread chosen from the book by the Australian Publishers Association and Books Illustrated for display at the international book fair in Bologna in March. The book has also been chosen by the SA Festival of Music to be the basis for a new commissioned work to commemorate the Gallipoli centenary in 2015. 2013 also saw the publication of the picture book Night Watch with Working Title Press and publisher Jane Covernton who published Phil’s first book Goodness Gracious! with Omnibus Books back in 1989! Night Watch was shortlisted for the 2013 Australian Speech Pathology Children’s Book Awards.

Phil’s books ANZAC Biscuits, Boom Bah! and Night Watch were presented to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as a gift to their son Prince George to commemorate his visit to Australia in 2014.

Dads Read is an early childhood literacy initiative, developed by State Library of Queensland in 2010 and launched statewide in 2012 as part of the National Year of Reading, to promote family literacy.

Dads Read recognises that fathers reading to their children strengthens literacy, models positive reading behaviour and builds children’s self-esteem around reading (especially for boys).

For more information on our Reader’s Festival or school holiday events go to our website.


Dad’s Read Bedtime Storytime with Phil Cummings

DSC_0288Join us and bestselling SA kid’s author Phil Cummings for a special Dad’s Read event! As part of the Readers Festival, Phil Cummings will host a session of stories on July 9 from 5-6pm. Come in your PJ’s and get cosy!

Put the week aside in your diary and stay tuned for more details coming soon!

Readers’ Festival author panel 7 July


SA author Carla Caruso

Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me! The first day of our Readers Festival will feature a special author panel at 6.30pm on Monday July 7. Come see romance, thriller and speculative fiction writers Carla Caruso, Eleni Konstantine, Maggie Mundy and Heather Taylor Johnson as they talk about writing in the genre with a South Aussie flavour.

Put the week aside in your diary and keep an eye on our website for more details coming soon!

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!

Mega Book Sale this week!

??????????Come and check out our big sale of Library stock this week and weekend! As part of the Eat our Words Readers festival, we’re holding another of our mega-book sales.

We have been busy ‘weeding’ the Library collections and are pleased to be able to offer our community the chance to pick up some debited books at a great price.

There will be Fiction, non-fiction and some children’s books too.  Books are 50c per item, or you can fill a Library bag for $10.

Wednesday 2 October 11am – 4pm
Thursday 3 October 11am – 4pm
Friday 4 October 11am – 4pm
Saturday 5 October 11am – 4pm
Sunday 6 October  2-4pm

Remember we are closed on the Public Holiday Monday 7 October.