It’s school holidays!

There’s loads of Christmas decorating events, art/craft sessions, a kite building workshop, Lego Day, and a Harry Potter movie marathon in the mix. Don’t miss our pet-themed colouring-in competition either, you can win some prizes.

Find all these events + heaps more on our website.

Also check out what’s happening at Golden Grove Arts Centre, with their super cool SeaStar Rock event tomorrow! Original energetic fun music and dance for kids that promotes marine sustainability.

 

Fireballs in the Sky!

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Discover meteoroids, meteors and meteorites!

At this free exhibition learn about the exciting Fireballs in the Sky science research project and find out how you can get involved in tracking meteors as well as see some real life meteorites!

Knowing where a meteorite came from, and what it is made of, will help us to address some of the biggest questions in planetary science: how our planetary system came into being, and how dust and gas produced a planet capable of supporting life – our Earth.

The Desert Fireball Network (DFN) is a network of digital cameras in the outback desert of Australia which capture photographs of the night sky.

The exhibition runs Wednesday 8 April to Sunday 3 May during regular opening hours.

All aboard!

sar_big_power_20100211_1207694376Rail fans, don’t miss the South Australian Model Railway Association’s model railway display at the Library this week, as part of our summer theme: ‘Planes, trains and automobiles.’

From January 12 to 16, SARMA will  have a variety of locomotives, rollingstock, buildings and scenery on display as well as a range of railway drawings, photographs and other paraphernalia. On top of this, SARMA have gone the extra mile and will be displaying their massive HO scale exhibition layout on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th of January!

Grab your family and come check out the wold of railways at this special event.

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.

 

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!