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BLACKWOOD CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
Mitcham Library & Blackwood Library  |  Friday 2 December |  6.30pm

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This wonderful community event is now in its 52nd year and is the second largest pageant in South Australia!

The parade with all its floats makes its way along Main Road towards the roundabout and turns right into Young Street. It finishes at the Waite Street Reserve with a fair and family fun!

Keep your eyes open for the Library Superheroes and Villains Float and give us a wave!
CAROLS BY THE CREEK
Soldiers Memorial Gardens  |  Sunday 4 December | 5pm - 9pm

Christmas carols 2016


Celebrate Christmas at this joyful free family event with lots of singing and family entertainment.

Wear something silver or sparkly to celebrate this 20 year anniversary.

For more information visit  2016 City of Mitcham's Carols by the Creek 
BLACKWOOD CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
Blackwood Community Centre  |  Friday 2 December to Sunday 4 December

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Christmas trees designed and crafted by talented local residents and businesses.

- Chat with Santa
- Christmas craft and food activities
- Be entertained by carol singers
- Place a gift under the giving tree
- Buy a Christmas tree

The Mitcham Library Service has decorated a special library themed tree. Hope you enjoy it.

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT 
Blackwood Library  |  Wednesday 14 Dec   |  6pm
Mitcham Library  | Thursday 15 Dec  |  6pm

Christmas Crackers

Aardvark Entertainment is a fantastic interactive music show suitable for children 2 to 8 years. Fifty minute show. Numbers limited.  

Help us celebrate the end of our 2016 Storytime sessions.

Bookings essential  |  $5 per child
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS BABYTIME 
Mitcham Library  | Wednesday 14 Dec   |  10.30am
Blackwood Library  | Thursday 15 Dec  |  10.30am

Bring a plate to share.
Stay and chat to mark the end of our 2016 Babytime sessions.
 
No bookings required
FREE HOLIDAY CRAFTS
Blackwood Library &  Mitcham Library  | Throughout January 2017

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Superheroes and villains

Free craft projects will be available anytime during opening hours in the January school holidays at the libraries. Great family activity.

No bookings required  |  Free
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Mitcham Library & Blackwood Library  |  Monday 19 December to Sunday 29 January 2017
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Read your way through January 2017 and be in the draw to win a family movie pass. 

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You can come in and pick up an entry form from the Libraries from the 19th of December.  

Free  
 
SUMMER ADULT READING CHALLENGE
Mitcham Library & Blackwood Library  |  Monday 19 December to Sunday 31 January 2017
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Read three books. Review one.
Go in a draw for a double movie pass!

Entry forms available from the libraries or enter online at Lazy Days of Summer Reading Challenge  


 
YOUTH BOARD GAME EVENING
Mitcham Library  |  Wednesday 25 January 2017 | 4.30pm - 7pm
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Catan is a board game based on trading and building in the mythical world of Catan.

Beginners and experienced players welcome. 

Open to 10+ years.

Snacks provided.

Free | Bookings essential
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DIGITAL LIBRARY CARDS

You can store your library card on your smart phone or mobile device!

If you use a loyalty card app, you can present your device to our self-check kiosks which will scan the screen on your device.  Search your phone store for your favourite app. 

Note: individuals need to make their own enquiries as to the terms of use of the apps. Any use is at the individual's own risk and Council accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused by the use of an app.
WIRELESS PRINTING

Use your laptop, personal computer or mobile device to print to the library's printers from anywhere.  Simply submit your documents then visit the  library to pay and collect.

There are 3 ways that you can print:

  - Send email and attachments to a specific printer

  - Use the free PrinterOn app which is available for iOS and Android

  - Upload files or web pages using our mobile printing pages

 

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For more information or to start printing now visit 
www.mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au/mobileprinting
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS
2016 - 2017

Mitcham Library
Saturday 24 December -  Closes at 2pm
Sunday 25 - Tuesday 27 December - Closed
Saturday 31 December - Closes at 2pm
Sunday 1 & Monday 2 January - Closed
Tuesday 3 January - Reopens with usual hours

Blackwood Library
Saturday 24 December - Closes at 2pm
Sunday 25 December - Monday 2 January - Closed
Tuesday 3 January - Reopens with usual hours

Mitcham Toy Library
Closes 12 noon Saturday 24 December
Reopens 2.30pm on Wednesday 4 January

Blackwood Toy Library
Closes Thursday 22 December at 6.30pm
Reopens 9.30am Tuesday 3 January

Please note that the  after hours chutes will  remain open until they are full and then will  automatically shut off.  Patrons remain  responsible for items left outside the library.
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STAFF CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Mitcham Council, Mitcham Library and Blackwood Library close at 12.30 pm on Friday 16 December to enable staff to attend a Christmas luncheon.
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LIBRARY SURVEY
Mitcham Library & Blackwood Library

We are asking for your comments to help us develop and improve our services. We would appreciate you  taking a few minutes to give us some feedback.

Feedback forms and collection box can be found inside  near the library entrances.
Thank you very much.
LIBRARY VISITS

The Library regularly host social integration and technology sessions for some members of our community who are socially, physically or mentally disadva ntaged (ANFE)


To celebrate our final session we played with robotics and digital techn ologies.

A great way to end the year.

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CHRISTMAS LOANS

Planning your holiday reading?

From 24/11/16, the loan period for books and audiobooks will be 6 weeks for most library services until early January.
WHO'S READING WHAT?
 
CHRISTMAS READING




Visit the library for some great Christmas materials. A great time to also pick up some holiday reading.

Check out our  online catalogue  now 
LIBRARY CLOSURE REMINDER
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Blackwood Library closes on all extreme and catastrophic fire danger days.

Return chutes will automatically close when full.

Mitcham Library remains open as usual.