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ADELAIDE CUP PUBLIC HOLIDAY
Monday 11 March

The Mitcham Memorial and Blackwood Libraries will be closed for the public holiday.

After hours return chutes will be open.
ADELAIDE WRITERS WEEK STREAMING
Mitcham Memorial Library  |  4-6 March
4-5 March 10am - 5.30pm  |  6 March 10am - 6pm
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Can't make it to Writers' Week in the city? 

Drop in to Mitcham Memorial Library to see and hear author talks and panel discussions streamed live from the East Stage.

Click here to view the schedule and please note: Monday 4 - Wednesday 6 March only is being streamed.

Free | No bookings required
Coffee and tea available
TRISH MOREY
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ROMANCE AUTHOR TALK
Mitcham Memorial Library  |  Tuesday 12 March | 6pm
 
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Hear bestselling  Harlequin Mills and Boon author Trish Morey speak about her work and the art of writing romance novels at this special author event. 

More than 30 of Trish's many romance novels have been published by Harlequin and she has sold over 6 million copies worldwide. She is twice winner of the Australian Romantic Book of the Year Award.

Free | Bookings essential
TAMARA WHITTAKER
BORN TO FLY - BOOK LAUNCH
Mitcham Memorial Library  |  Saturday 30 March  | 10.30am
 
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A compassionate picture  book  for bereaved families after pregnancy and baby loss.
 
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Come and meet Adelaide Author, Tamara J Whittaker
& Guest Speaker Claire Foord from Still Aware.
 
Due to the sensitive nature of this book launch, the author respectfully requests that young children do not attend.

Free | Bookings essential
APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
PICO PUPPETS

Pico and the Golden Lagoon
Mitcham Memorial Library  |  Monday 15 April  |  2pm
 
Pico is a world traveller who flies around in a yellow bi-plane. Pico is in the middle of a mail run when suddenly the plane runs out of fuel and Pico is forced to make a crash landing on a nearby island.  Pico and the Golden Lagoon is the story of how Pico's plane became solar powered.

Under the Coral Sea
Blackwood Library  |  Tuesday 16 April  |  2pm
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Pico under the Coral Sea is a delightful puppet play which introduces children to ecological and environmental issues, innovations and ideas.



Suitable for 4 to 8 years

$5 per child | Bookings essential

FREE EVERYDAY CRAFTS
Mitcham Memorial Library & Blackwood Library
 
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Easter Gift Bag
Available to make in the library
From Monday 15 April to thursday 18 April 2019
 

Unicorn Puppet
Available to make in the library
From Tuesday 23 April to Sunday 28 April 2019
 
Free | No bookings required

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DRAWING COMIC CHARACTERS: MANGA STYLE
Blackwood Library  |  Wednesday 17 April  | 2pm
 
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Learn to create and draw manga (Japanese) style comic characters with artist Tsunami Hee Ja.

With innovative storylines, memorable characters and a distinctive style it's no wonder that manga has captured the imaginations of 
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children and adults worldwide. Learn to draw this popular art-form in this creative one hour workshop.

For youth ages 10-18 years

$5 per person | Bookings essential

CATAN &  BOARD GAMES  AFTERNOON
Mitcham Memorial Library  |  Tuesday 23 April  | 2pm
 
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Join in a game of Catan or other favourite  board games like Chess, Scrabble, Cluedo or Snakes and Ladders. Have a favourite game at home you'd like to play with others? Why not bring it along! Try your hand at our communal jigsaw. Youth, kids and families welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Snacks provided. 

Free | No bookings required
LOTUS BAG AND BUTTERFLY HAIRCLIP
SEWING WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS (ADULT)
Mitcham Memorial Library  |  Tuesday 9 April  | 1.30pm - 4.30pm
 
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Make a delightful lotus bag and butterfly hairclip from colourful cotton fabrics in this workshop suitable for beginners. Perfect for a birthday or Easter gift, or as your own special keepsake.

Bring your own fabrics or purchase a fabric kit from the tutor on the day (cash only).

Participants must bring their own sewing machine, basic sewing supplies, and have a basic knowledge of using their machine.

Materials list will be provided. Suitable for adults. Places limited

$20 per person (plus fabric approx. $5) | Bookings with payment essential
GARDENING IN A CHANGING CLIMATE
WITH PETER WILSON
Blackwood Library  |  Thursday 11 April  | 6pm - 8pm
 
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Hot, dry summers and harsh conditions can have a significant impact on our gardens. Learn about the effects of a changing climate on the garden and how to cope with these challenging conditions. 

Water-wise gardening techniques, plant selection, use of endemic species and supporting local native wildlife will be some of the areas  covered. Get your garden prepared for the summers to come!

$5 per person | Bookings with payment essential
TOYS & TALK 
Mitcham Memorial Library  |  Fridays (Starting 3 May)  | 10.30am
 
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An open relaxed environment bringing parents, caregivers, young children and families together for informal play
and social interaction.

Every Friday morning from 10.30am starting Friday 3 May 2019.

Free | No bookings required
DOCU MENTARIES VIA STREAMING -  BEAMAFILM
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Looking for an alternative to television?

Beamafilm is Australia's premium streaming channel for true stories and independent voices.  This collection of over 300 award-winning documentaries, independent features and festival favourites is sure to delight, inspire and enterta in you. 

Click here to try it out.  Available free with library membership.
IPAD CLASSES
Mitcham Memorial Library  |  10am - 12pm 

Introduction Class 2: Wednesday March 13 (only 4 spots left)

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Have you done a beginners class or iPad Introduction 1? 
Would you like to gain more confidence on your Ipad?
Maybe you want to know more about using your iPad?

Book into our Introduction 2 class and find out about maps, shopping, calendar and contacts, apps, podcasts, ebooks, audiobooks and blogs.

Bring your own device and join this small class to ask all those tricky questions.

$10  |  Bookings with payment essential
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HOME LIBRARY
Mitcham Memorial Library and Blackwood Library 

We offer a  free service to deliver library resources to people in their homes. We have a wonderful support group of volunteers who help by visiting those unable to get to the libraries. 

If you, or anyone you know, might be interested please phone us on 8372 8244 and ask for Jen.

Conditions apply
THE FRINGE, BOOKS AND ALL THINGS COLOURFUL

As part of a Instagram challenge from a neighbouring library we posted 7 books over 7 days. The staff outdid themselves with some great photos!!

Check it out and follow us on  Instagram!
COMMUNITY FUN DAY WINNERS

Thank you to everyone who came to our Community Fun Day. It was great to see the excitement about the new library.
Here are some of our competition winners and congratulations to all!

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STORYTIME IN THE PARK!

Thank you SHAPE for showing over 50 children and their parents this digger in the park.

Stories, songs, digger craft and the best photo opportunities!

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BLACKWOOD LIBRARY AND TOY LIBRARY FIRE DANGER CLOSURES

The Blackwood Libraries are closed on days of Extreme and Catastrophic warnings.

We currently send an email newsletter out to all our registered customers who live in the hills when we are closing. If you have not been receiving these and would like to be included in this email list please contact the libraries.