Tour Down Under – Bike art display


In the lead up to tomorrow’s Santos Tour Down Under, Bupa stage 4 starting from Civic Park, local families decorated some donated old bikes during a very successful School Holiday program.



The pictures tell it all, much fun was had kids and adults alike,  and the bikes are outside on display on the mound next to Civic Park today and tomorrow! If you plan on coming down for TDU, check out the kids’ work and also our cycling display in the Library foyer.


bike9smallThe TDU tomorrow starts with festivities from the crack of dawn at 5.30am, with the Bupa Challenge ride heading off at 6.30am. The official Tour leaves at 11.00am. It will be a great morning of entertainment and perfect weather on  Civic Park!

Tour Down Under is coming!

TDUSome of you, especially the cycling fans amongst us, will know that Tea Tree Gully is hosting one of the key stages of Tea Tree Gully next year. Cycling has a rich history in Tea Tree Gully, did you know that one of the first competitive races in South Australia ended at Modbury? Did you know that Tea Tree Plaza car park was the scene of organised races in the 1970s?

We are developing a display in the Library foyer in the lead up to the event based on the cycling history of the region called ‘Life with your bike’ – a collection of photographs of people who live, work or play in the City of Tea Tree Gully with their bike. Do you have a photo or yourself with your first bike? Or perhaps out with your family? Maybe you raced BMX in the 80’s? A short story to accompany your photo would be great! We will copy the images and return the originals to you.

If you can help with our display please email David our Local Historian.

Pet Pals Family Workshop

The Pet Pals Family workshop was a fantastic school holiday session run in collaboration with Inspectors Gary and Kate and our Children’s and Youth Services team. The star of the show hands down was Reggie the most gorgeous Beagle in the City of Tea Tree Gully!

The session was very fun but most importantly informative; teaching children how to approach dogs, deal with stray aggressive dogs and how to care for pets.

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.


Amazing reads and terrific trails

We’re having a short break from our School Holiday programs at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun at the Library!

If you like books, you’ll love the Summer Reading Club. The theme this year is The Amazing Read and all you have to do is read ten books, grab a reading log or book review sheet next time you’re in the Library and tell us about what you’re reading. You can enter as many times as you like for more chances to win great prizes.

Need a break from reading? Try our School Holiday Trails. Find the fake books, fill in the answers and receive a prize at the Information Desk once you’re finished.

For more information about any of these activities see our School Holiday Program.

Giggly Kids Christmas Musical Performance

Lots of little people loved the performance in the library on Tuesday by Giggly Kids. They rocked our world! We will have a copy of their CD ‘Ready Set Giggle’ in our collection soon.

For more school holiday fun, grab a brochure from the Library or our website.

Giggly Kids Christmas Musical Performance

Celebrate the Festive Season with the Giggly Kids Christmas Live show at the Tea Tree Gully Library. Enjoy your favourite Christmas songs such as ‘Silver Bells’ and ‘All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth’ as well as Giggly Kids originals for you to sing and dance along to on Tuesday 20 December at 10.30 am. Suitable for primary and pre-school aged children. It’s free but bookings are essential so call the Library on 8397 7333. Ho ho ho

School Holidays are fast approaching…

…which means that it is time for the School Holiday brochure and all the wonderful activities and events that it contains.

You can collect a copy of the brochure here at the Library or from the Golden Grove Arts Centre and the Turramura Rec Centre or from HIVE 12-twentyfive.

You can also access an online copy on our website or on your smart-phone by scanning this QR-code:

So much to do these holidays

Get ahead of the rush - book your places in the events soon!

There’s so much on offer for children and youth in the City of Tea Tree Gully these holidays – we hope to see you there!

A Fabulous Pink Boa + ASO’s Amazing String Quartet = Holiday Magic!

Miss Lily’s Fabulous Pink Feather Boa, performed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s String Quartet, was an enchanting School Holiday event at the Library this week. Margaret Wild’s classic Australian picture book was brought to life in the Library’s Relaxed Reading Area through a lively narration by the Storyteller and an emotive music score on strings. The audience joined the little Last Potoroo on a journey of friendship and fun at Miss Lily’s Boarding House. Featuring many fabulous pink feather boas and a tango-dancing crocodile, the performance was a celebration of music and storytelling.

Two violins, a viola, a cello and an enthusiastic teller of tales.

The children were thoroughly engrossed in the story.

What will she do?

Oh no! Potoroo! What are you doing?

How far will a Potoroo go for a piece of boa?

The Potoroo regrets her rash action...

Messy fun for all…

It’s the school holidays again and the theme for our Family Workshop was Fantastic Clay Menagerie. Both sessions were filled to capacity with parents, grandparents and kids all eager to have go at creating their own fantastic creatures and environments from clay and a wide assortment of craft materials.

After taking a few minutes to put their ideas on paper, participants were soon shaping clay into dinosaurs, mermaids, robots, birds, cute kittens, and much much more.

Two heads are better than one...

Planning for a two-headed dragon.

Come fly with me...

The idea becomes a reality.

Size isn't everthing.

Capturing the best side for its close-up.

A colourful creation

With a whisk of its tail, it will carry you away.

Spiders were popular

Clay pie, anyone?