Midwinter is upon us, and we are getting ready for an exciting and fun-filled program this July.
Learn something new in NAIDOC Week this year
Recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples during NAIDOC Week from 3 –10 July 2022.
Get to know Tasmanian Aboriginal culture with The Orb, a fantastic learning resource, where Tasmanian Aboriginal people are sharing their stories about Country and culture on an interactive website.
Visit Trove for a national collection of images and objects with connections to Aboriginal Australian life and culture, and view the Indigenous documentary stream on Beamafilm to learn about Indigenous peoples’ culture and perspective.
Wanting to read a popular eBook without a hold?
Libby’s next Big Library Read runs from Wednesday 13 to Wednesday 27 July. Enjoy a global book club and online discussion with the Big Library Read from the comfort of your couch.
Read the featured title “The girl in his shadow” by Audrey Blake – as an eBook or eAudiobook available with no holds or waitlist from 13 July on the Libraries Tasmania website; or on our lending app or your Libby app.
It’s Library and Information Week from 25 – 31 July!
Library and Information week is the time to celebrate the important roles library staff play in our local community, work and personal lives.
Celebrate not only our 45 public libraries around the state and the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, but also school libraries and specialist libraries like the Aboriginal Education Services Library supporting teachers and learners in Tasmanian schools.
International Non-Binary People’s Day
14 July is International Non-Binary People’s Day, and it is a day to celebrate and acknowledge the diversity in gender and those who may not fit within the traditional gender binary.
Non-binary is an umbrella term for gender identities that sit within, outside of, across or between the spectrum of the male and female binary.
We will also be celebrating International Non-Binary People’s Day on our Facebook page and in library displays.
State Library and Archives building information screens
Have you noticed the new information screens in our State Library and Archives building in Hobart? We now have digital information screens to make it even easier for you to understand and navigate what is happening in our libraries and archives when you visit.
The last piece of chocolate, anyone?
Snaffle the last of the Cadbury’s Chocolate Factory 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 (Level 2) until 31 July. If you can’t make it, go online to see some incredibly rich images from our collection or read the blog.
Exhibition changeover at the Allport
The Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts will be closed from Monday 27 June until Wednesday 6 July for an exhibition changeover. We will reopen on Thursday 7 July 2022. Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to sharing the next exhibition, Chilled, with you.
Register for activities at your public libraries around the state on Eventbrite:
- Stay warm and connected with our winter film festivals – see Eventbrite for regular films at Bridgewater, Rosny, and Glenorchy
- Keep up with technology with Tech-Talk and Tea at Ulverstone Library
- Learn how to safely sell items online in a Selling safely online webinar at Glenorchy Library
- Support a local artist and author at their book launch event: George Callaghan – Book Launch & Mini Concert – Queenstown
If you need help discovering our resources, contact your local library.