What’s on at Libraries Tasmania in December

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We wish everyone a safe and merry festive season!

Thank you to all members and visitors to our libraries for exploring our programs, exhibitions and events this year. We’ve enjoyed sharing in your joy this year, discovering new ideas, learning new things, and making new connections!

Discover the library at your fingertips

It’s a busy time of year, and sometimes, it’s hard to make it into the library to borrow your next read. Listen, read or watch at your convenience by accessing our large collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, films, documentaries and magazines, all available through the eLibrary! And don’t forget to tell your friends that if they are a library member, they get to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks for free.

Do you want help getting set up with the eLibrary? Ask a friendly staff member at your local library.


Staff book review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Set during World War II, through a small-town lens in Germany, even the notion of books being the hero wasn’t enough to entice me beyond the cover. I finally decided to try to listen to this tragic tale merely to see how Death handled the narration. He did not disappoint, with his voice, taking the imagery and tenderness of this book to another level.

Warning! It took me several attempts to get to the sweet spot and I know of many avid readers who didn’t make it. It was the amazing imagery, “Next to the train line, footprints were sunken to their shins. Trees wore blankets of ice“, and characterization, “she occupied with soldierlike posture, a refrigerated voice, and even breath that smelled like “Heil Hitler!“‘ that encouraged me to persevere through the sadness of it all (I used at least one box of tissues) and I’m so glad I did.

– Anita, Libraries Tasmania staff member

Borrow The Book Thief.


Virtual Overdrive book clubs in December

Celebrate Christmas with Ben & Maya on Wednesday 14 December 2022, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT in the Overdrive Christmas special. Ben Hobson will be interviewing Maya Linnell on her new rural romance ‘Paperbark Hill’; Rebecca Noble, florist and host of podcast ‘Dish the Dirt’; and Kristi Brooks from Mount Gambier Library.

Register on Eventbrite here for Christmas with Ben & Maya.

Register for activities at your local library on Eventbrite:

The Thursday Book Club @ Devonport Library

Kids Book Club @ Burnie Library

Family History Research Help @ Rosny Library

Storytime @ Scottsdale Library

Escape Artists Book Group @ Huonville Library

Digital Skills Help @ Glenorchy Library

LEGO Club @ George Town Library

Daily Online Newspapers Free – Tech Talk and Tea @ Ulverstone Library

Digital Q&A @ Rosny Library

Digital Drop In @ Devonport Library

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.

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