What’s on at Libraries Tasmania in October

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Be dazzled by the array of exciting literacy events this month! Take a step towards changing your life with our learning opportunities.

Spend quality creative time together with your kids or grandchildren at the spring school holiday program sessions – enjoy some spooky craft activities in time for Halloween or pick up some great ideas from the collections – all online, for free. Discover our Halloween eBooks and eAudiobooks for kids and teens on Overdrive.

Jump into Get Online Week and take part in free digital classes for everyone at your local library.

Step out the door and try something interesting in the Seniors Week events at libraries around lutruwita/Tasmania.

In 26TEN Week from 24 to 28 October, 26TEN is celebrating ten years of making a difference by helping people improve their reading, writing and numeracy skills! Find out more about events here.


Book cover of The Midnight Library by Matthew Haig. One library, infinite lives. Number one bestselling author.

Staff book review: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

“I almost didn’t read this book! The premise is bleak – Nora Seed attempts to take her own life! While Nora can be an irritating soggy blanket about most things, the hook of the infinite library standing between life and death convinced me to cross the threshold.

Nora is a beige character who funnily enough seems to have inspired reviewers to sour this book. Her blandness actually makes the hundreds of ‘what ifs’ more tangible and the wonders of this magical library more inviting.

Imagine being able to rid your guilt card and take those hindsight turns, different variants of your life, interests and relationships without inherent risk. Elicited thoughts of Midnight Libraries, and the potential within, linger well beyond the last page.” – Anita, Libraries Tasmania staff member


Be part of the conversation

History talks and exhibitions happening this month:

Register for activities at your local library on Eventbrite:

For more events or to register visit Eventbrite or contact your local library directly. If you need help with finding a class, program or doing research, ask our friendly staff.


From Between the Pages – Rosny Library’s first community art exhibition

Are you a budding artist on Hobart’s Eastern Shore? Rosny Library wants to celebrate your creativity in their first community art exhibition, showing from 7 to 30 November 2022. For details and to enter see the exhibition info sheet.


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