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.
Step out the door and try something interesting in the Seniors Week events at libraries around lutruwita/Tasmania.
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:
- If walls could talk: researching the stories and histories of Tasmanian buildings at the State Library and Tasmanian Archives Reading Room.
- ‘By Mountain and Sea’: 100 Years of Cadbury at Claremont at Burnie Library until 9 October.
- Professional Historians Association talk: Ann Larkins and the Spaces of the King’s Female Orphan School at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts.
- Friends of the Allport (FOTA) seasonal talks: Gardeners, Plant Collectors, Friends: Hobart Town and Beyond at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts.
- Chilled: Antarctic Life Inside and Out at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts.
Register for activities at your local library on Eventbrite:
- Discover writing in Plain English at the 26TEN Plain English Workshop @ Kingston Library.
- Take your child to Play and Learn @ Bridgewater Library.
- Sing along to children’s songs with other families at Rock and Rhyme @ Rosny Library.
- Learn how to chat with your friends and family online in Zooming with Friends @ Hobart Library.
- Losing all your recipes? Get organised in Create an Online Recipe Book – Tech-Talk and Tea @ Devonport Library.
- Enjoy a movie at the Beamafilm Spring Film Festival @ Devonport Library.
- Drop in to the Kids Book Club @ Burnie Library and find out about great titles.
- Explore all things Libraries Tas with cake @ St Helens Library – learn about our website and all the treasures it has to offer!
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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