What’s on at Libraries Tasmania in June
Celebrate winter – dive into dark nights and discover Stories After Dark at the State Library and Archives building in Hobart on 18 June!
What happens inside Hobart’s iconic 91 Murray Street building when the lights go out?
You will have the chance to find out, as the doors stay open after dark… and the walls, ceilings, floors and stairwells light up to become a mesmerising digital canvas.
Stories After Dark is open to the public on Saturday 18 June from 6:30pm – 9:30pm at Libraries Tasmania, 91 Murray Street, Hobart. This is a free, family-friendly event. For more information see our Facebook and Eventbrite pages.
Winter is here … Enjoy our collections from the comfort of your couch
It’s Pride Month, when we celebrate the culture and achievements of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, Intersex, Queer and gender diverse individuals and communities and progress.
Our librarians have curated a special list of eBooks to mark the occasion: Love isn’t the only thing at stake in the enemies-to-lovers e-story Conventionally Yours by Annabeth Albert. The tea is hot, the scones are fresh, and the dead are just passing through in the delightful queer love story Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune. See our permanent list of LGBTIQA+ eBooks on our website here.
Let our music collections shape your day
What stories in your past are held by our treasure trove?
Get Curious! Discover your own stories by digging deeper into our Tasmanian Archives to find your family’s convict records, photos, orphan home records and more.
Help a friend rediscover the joy of reading
Did you know Libraries Tasmania is helping hundreds of adults become better readers? If you know someone who needs literacy support, encourage them to ask about help with reading and writing at their local library.
Warm up with an exhibition or three!
Spoil yourself and enjoy our warm exhibition spaces this month! Get Curious and take your time amongst our displays and exhibitions:
- The stunning exhibition ‘Vision of a palawa’ showcasing beautiful paintings and drawings by Rodney Gardner is now on at Launceston Library from 11 May – 11 June 2022. This is your chance to be amazed by the sense of light, colour and presence of the artworks – if you can’t make it in person, go behind the scenes.
- Marvel over the history of Cadbury’s Chocolate Factory in our display “By Mountain and Sea”: 100 Years of Cadbury’s at Claremont, now on at the State Library of Tasmania and Tasmanian Archives Reading Room at 91 Murray St, Hobart, until July. If you can’t make it in person, go online to see some incredibly rich images from our collection or read the blog.
- The Lanney Pillar at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts is open until 25 June 2022. Listen and watch the installation and learn more about the vibrant retelling of the Tasmanian Aboriginal history of Tasmania.
Have you driven through Geilston Bay in Hobart recently and wondered about the new mural on our repository?
The mural on the walls of the new Geilston Bay Repository was commissioned as part of the Arts Tasmania and Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme. The work, Waves of Time, was created by contemporary artist Josh Foley.
Register for activities at our public libraries around the state on Eventbrite:
- Join the Thursday Book Club at Devonport
- Try your hand at Chinese Silk Painting with Jing over four sessions at Kingston
- Draw on your family stories in Family History – Writing Family Stories at Rosny Library
- Prepare for tax time and learn about online tax at Glenorchy Library
- Discover eBooks and how to access free eBooks at George Town Library.
And activities for kids on Eventbrite:
- Challenge each other at Lego Club at Rosny Library
- Help your child’s language development at Rock and Rhyme at Burnie Library.
If you need help discovering our resources, contact your local library.