Discover and enjoy events, programs and resources at your local library
April 2019
Win an Odeon Star Cinema family pass

This year we're making it easier to find fantastic new titles and discover your next favourite authors in the Semaphore Library collection.

But first, we'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas via a short online survey (you can also fill in a survey at the library.) Every survey completed is a chance to win an Odeon Star Cinema family pass!

By taking part, you're helping to shape our collection and ensuring that Semaphore Library continues to entertain, educate, and inspire the community.

Fill in the survey here for your chance to win.
Meet our official library celebrity!
Sue Van Der Veer

Our own Sue van der Veer is adjusting to life as an international celebrity, after being named a "2019 Mover And Shaker" by the US Library Journal.

Sue was lauded for her innovative youth programs, dedication to STEM, and for developing the coveted Parks Library Makerspace. She is the brains behind Texpo, and the mastermind of Steminists - a series of fun STEM programs for girls and young women.

"My job is about connecting with the community, empowering people, and making sure that everyone has the opportunity to explore their creativity," Sue said. We couldn't be more proud!

Read Sue's US Library Journal online here.  

April school holiday program out now

Make it, fly it, dye it, build it! These are just some of the exciting activities at your local library during the April school holidays. Bookings are essential, and are open now.

There's rockets to launch and clay models to make, as well as tie-dying and mosaic making. Or, design a kite for the annual festival on Semaphore foreshore. Whatever you choose, we'll provide the material - you just bring your imagination!

Parks Library will also host a special Build-It activity for children with autism, thanks to Asperlutely Autsome.

Don't miss out - book now via the Event Calendar.

Easter and Anzac Day opening hours

Remember, your local library will close over the Easter long weekend. During the break you can still request holds, borrow e-books and audio books, or stream music and film by visiting the Online Catalogue.

Friday 19 April CLOSED
Saturday 20 April CLOSED
Sunday 21 April CLOSED
Monday 22 April CLOSED
Tuesday 23 April OPEN - normal hours
Wednesday 24 April OPEN - normal hours
Thursday 25 April CLOSED

We wish you a happy and safe break and look forward to seeing you soon!

Family Earth Hour at Port

Make your own hand-cranked torch for Earth Hour!
Port Adelaide Library hosts this fun and informative family STEM event on Saturday, March 30 from 2pm until 4pm.

While kids are preparing their torches for Earth Hour (or the next surprise blackout) SA Solar Citizens convenor Steve Fuller will share the latest insights into renewable energy and reducing your energy consumption at home.

Children 5+ years and their families are invited to learn about electricity and have some fun! Bookings are essential. 


Book your spot online now via the Event Calendar.

This month's digital picks

Kanopy users are loving Loving Vincent, an enchanting mystery movie featuring Vincent Van Gogh, animated entirely with oil paint. Stream this amazing film for free by joining Kanopy now using your City of PAE Libraries membership.

Is disco more your thing? How about six hours of disco classics streamed to your device, completely free? Sign up to Freegal using your City of PAE Libraries membership and squeeze into those flares

Find more movies and music by exploring our entire digital collection  here or look out for the new recommended reads poster in the library.
Enjoy morning tea on us for Neighbour Day

Visit us at Semaphore Library on Thursday 28 March 
for tea, coffee, snacks, short films and some giant games. It's all part of Neighbour Day, a celebration of community connections held in our libraries all this week. There's no better ice-breaker like a slice of delicious cake. 

Everyone is welcome, and the event begins at 11am. You can bring your little ones to Storytime at 10:30am, and stay for the fun. 

To find out more, contact Semaphore Library or join us on Facebook.
And plenty more to come...

There's always something happening at your local library, with programs for all age groups and interests. Keep an eye out for these:

- Teen Scribblers starts at Port Adelaide Library 
- Movie Mondays (note new day) at Parks Library 
- Resume help on Fridays at Parks and Port Adelaide Library
- Travel Club starts at Semaphore Library
- Commissioner's Digital Challenge, for ages 7-13, launches at all libraries
- Coming soon: South Australia's History Festival lands at City of PAE Libraries in May

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Enfield - Council Office  8405 6530            Port Adelaide  8405 6580

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