What’s on at Libraries Tasmania in September

photo of a man using the free PCs at GLenorchy Library

What will you learn today? Lifelong learning opportunities abound at Libraries Tasmania.

Time for a spring change? Libraries Tasmania offers more than you expect. Try:

Dreaming with eyes open… the Libraries Tasmania Book Week Bookmark Competition

The Libraries Tasmania Book Week Bookmark Competition has now closed. Thank you to all the children who submitted a bookmark, your designs are brilliant.

If walls could talk: researching the stories and histories of Tasmanian buildings, now open!

Have you ever wondered about the origins of your own home or familiar and loved buildings in your area?

The Tasmanian Archives is your doorway to the history of buildings in Tasmania, including perhaps your own home. You could find out who lived there before you, who designed it, and exactly when it was built.  

Does architecture spark your interest? Visit If walls could talk: researching the stories and histories of Tasmanian buildings, a display now on at the State Library and Tasmanian Archives Reading Room. These historic photographs, films, maps, deeds and house plans all reveal a rich insight into the significance of place.

Enjoy the rich photography of Cecil Percy Ray in the online album or in person. His beautiful images capture not only the variety of house styles in early twentieth century Tasmania, but also quirky moments in the everyday life of the building inhabitants.

In November you will be able to take a behind the scenes tour of the State Library and Archives building in Hobart as part of Open House Hobart. Stay tuned…

A deliciously chocolatey exhibition arrives at Burnie Library this month

Did you sample the Cadbury’s Chocolate Factory exhibition ‘By Mountain and Sea’: 100 Years of Cadbury’s at Claremont in Hobart or Glenorchy? If not, there is another chance.

Explore the history of chocolate making in Tasmania at Burnie Library for the whole month of September. Visit in person at Burnie Library, 30 Alexander Street Burnie.

Still can’t make it in person? Go online to see some incredibly rich images from our collection and read the story behind the photos on the Tasmanian Archives and Heritage blog.

Grabbing everything online these days?

Get your hands on the most popular new release titles on your device for free via the eLibrary. Visit our free online catalogues for children and youth. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, keeping you up to date with events, exhibitions, and the latest news.

Go to Eventbrite, and search ‘Libraries Tasmania’ for spring school holiday activities, Adult Learners Week sessions and more.

Register for activities at our libraries around the state on Eventbrite, including:

If you need help discovering our resources, contact your local library.