All-new Creative Kids activities
Get your hands on amazing robots, creepy crawly bugs, Virtual Reality and a gooey, gloopy slime laboratory! These are just some of the exciting new Creative Kids activities at your local library in 2019.
While the kids are getting messy they won't realise they are learning about maths, science, working with others, and finding out the answers to "why?" and "how?".
Sessions are suitable for children aged 5 and up and adults will love joining in. No bookings are necessary.
Check out our website for regular programming across all of our libraries.
Supporting your community group
City of PAE Libraries is passionate about partnerships with a variety of community groups across our city. We're empowering and supporting young mums through our new partnership with Bump, a fantastic initiative from Raise. With sessions beginning soon at Parks Library, Bump offers young mothers free cooking, art, skill-building, budgeting help and more, while Raise volunteers receive free accredited mentor training. Become a mentor or join the Bump program by visiting www.raise.org.au/portfolio/bump.
You can discuss programming and partnership opportunities with City of PAE Libraries, or simply hire one of our modern community spaces, by contacting us.
A special guest at Storytime
Storytime featured an extra-special treat last month when City of Port Adelaide Enfield Mayor Claire Boan visited Port Adelaide and Greenacres libraries to read stories and lead children (and adults!) in songs and rhymes.
Familiar faces and newcomers alike enjoyed classics like "Incy-Wincy Spider" and "Five Little Ducks" delivered as only a Mayor can. We couldn't tell who had more fun - was it the children or our Mayor?
With stories chosen to elicit your child's imagination, songs to learn together and sing at home and craft to create and place proudly on the fridge, Storytime is wonderful for 2 to 4-year olds and happens weekly at our five libraries.
for specific days and times at your local library.
Author talk with Denise Brooks
A draconian orphanage in 1950s South Australia is the setting for Jae-Dee Survives The Home of Many Mothers, a new novel by Denise Brooks inspired by real events. Peel back its layers of trauma, challenge and triumph with Brooks in an Author Talk event at Port Adelaide Library on Saturday 2 March at 1pm.
The book's vulnerable child's-eye view of the welfare system is tragic yet hopeful - an inspiring story of perseverance that applies as much today as it did in the past. With an introduction from Stephanie Key,
Jae-Dee Survives The House of Many Mothers is a
valuable account of welfare in post-war South Australia.
Our new pop culture and games clubs
The focus is on fun and entertainment in the newest clubs at City of PAE Libraries.
Talk movies and TV, challenge friends to strategy board games or flex your vocab muscles in a friendly Scrabble match.
Bookings aren't needed and everyone is invited! You'll make new friends and keep your mind sharp, too.
- Scrabble Club: friendly competition at Port Adelaide Library, Mondays, 2.30pm
Board Games Club: Modern titles and old favourites at Port Adelaide Library, Thursdays, 5.30pm
- Movie Wednesdays: A different movie every week at the Parks Library community room, Wednesdays, 1pm
- Culture Club - Talk films, TV, music, and the latest entertainment goss at Parks Library, third Monday of each month, 6pm
Resume help drop-in
The first step toward finding a job is a professionally presented resume. Drop in to our new one-on-one help sessions and strengthen your resume with spell checking, proofreading and editing, and advice on highlighting your skills and experience.
Put the finishing touches on your existing resume and give yourself the best chance of winning that interview!
Parks Library sessions happen Fridays at 10:30am until 11:30am and no booking is necessary. Port Adelaide Library sessions happen Wednesdays at 3pm and must be booked in advance.
Discover your hidden craft talents
Everyone has hidden talents to discover, and your local library is the place to find it! Join Knimble Fingers at Greenacres Library to make origami cards, potpourri bags, bears and other fantastic gifts. Or try Knit and Knatter at Port Adelaide Library for casual conversation and help with all things wool and yarn.
Sewing machines can now be loaned at your local library, and look out for crafty tutorials in crochet, needlepoint and more at your local library throughout 2019. Crafting is a great way to get creative and make new friends, and even promotes stress-relieving mindfulness.
To find out more, contact your local library or join us on Facebook.
March top reads
Watch out for these titles in our libraries this month, or jump onto the online catalogue and put them on hold today.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by James Marlon
Young adult fiction title coming soon:
On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
Also, some of our Grab & Go titles now come in large print. You can also catch up on what we're reading by visiting our