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MARCH 2021

The Mitcham Library Service is continuing to operate due to COVID-19 in a safe manner.

We monitor and review the situation and provide regular updates on our social media channels and website.
KEEPING EVERYONE SAFE IN 2021
Most services have now resumed although there may be some changes to ensure we follow protocols with added COVID-19 safe precautions.

Please contact the libraries if you have questions about specific programmes.
PUBLIC HOLIDAY CLOSURE
The Mitcham Memorial Library and Blackwood Library will be closed on Monday 8 March for the Adelaide Cup Public Holiday.

The after hours returns chutes will be open. When full they will automatically close off. Please do not leave items outside the library as you will remain responsible for these items.
ADELAIDE WRITERS' WEEK 2021 LIVE STREAMING
Mitcham Memorial Library
Monday 1 March | 9.30am - 6pm
Tuesday 2 March | 9.30am - 6pm
Wednesday 3 March | 2.30pm - 6pm
Thursday 4 March | 9.30am - 6pm

Once again we will be streaming many of the sessions from the East Stage of Adelaide Writers' Week in March 2021 at the Mitcham Memorial Library.
The Writers' Week guide can be found here.

Please note there have been some last minute changes to the programme.

Limited seating
An impressive collection of over 250 titles from the featured authors are available now on OverDrive here.
INTRODUCTORY ROBOTICS WORKSHOPS
Mitcham Memorial Library | Saturday 27 March
This one hour workshop will show participants how to program an Arduino microprocessor using Ardublock, a simple "drag and drop" programming interface. The workshop also teaches the basics of programming and unravels some of the "jargon" around programming language.

Parents/caregivers are encouraged to participate.

$10 | Bookings essential | 8 years+
For more information contact Don 0490 040 155 | info@techspacelearning.org
SPEAKING ROBOT CODING CLASS
Blackwood Library | Tuesday 9, 16 or 23 March | 4pm - 5pm
Learn how to program and code games using a variety of coding languages such as JavaScript (Scratch) and more!

Beginners welcome!

Free | Bookings essential | 8 - 12 years
MYSTERY WRITERS WEBINAR
Tuesday 16 March | 1pm - 2.30pm
Always wanted to write that great Australian mystery novel?

Joseph Schneider is a mystery novelist living in California. One Day You'll Burn is his debut novel. We are hosting a free mystery-writing seminar with Joseph, for interested readers and aspiring writers, via Zoom. 

Learn some great techniques for bringing your mystery writing to life from a published author, including research, structure, clues and red herrings and dialogue tips.

Click here to register.
Free | Bookings essential
APRIL
SCHOOL
HOLIDAYS
NITRO NAT - EXCITING AMAZING SCIENCE FOR KIDS
Blackwood Community Centre | Monday 12 April | 2pm
Mitcham Memorial Library | Wednesday 14 April | 2pm
St Mary's Park | Wednesday 21 April | 12 noon
Come join us for an amazing science workshop where you will explore chemical reactions with lots of colour and wonder.

This is a fantastic way to see some wicked chemistry!

$5 | School age | Bookings essential
ANIMAL CAPERS
St Mary's Park | Wednesday 14 April | 12 noon
Mitcham Memorial Library | Thursday 15 April | 2pm
Blackwood Library | Tuesday 20 April | 2pm
Animal Capers is a total WILD experience. Handle your own selection of awesome animals in a truly unique and intimate experience.

$5 | Suitable for 3+ | Bookings essential
BEADED WIND CHIME - YOUTH CRAFT
Blackwood Library | Friday 16 April
11am - 1pm
Create a beautiful beaded wind-chime using new and repurposed beads and decorative wire to hang in a sheltered spot outside or in your room. Let loose your creativity while you learn simple beading techniques.

All materials supplied, but bring your own hanging stick if desired.
$5 per person | Bookings essential | 12-17 years
APRIL HOLIDAYS -
COLLECT A FREE "LUCKY DIP" CRAFT
Looking for something to do with the kids over the holidays? We have assorted craft packs to collect from the libraries and make at home.

Available from Monday 12 April to Sunday 25 April 2021.
STORYTIME DURING THE APRIL HOLIDAYS
10.30am

The Body Theme
Mitcham Memorial Library | Monday 12 and Thursday 15
Blackwood Library | Tuesday 13
St Mary's Park | Wednesday 14

Music Theme
Mitcham Memorial Library | Monday 19 and Thursday 22
Blackwood Library | Tuesday 20
St Mary's Park | Wednesday 21

Numbers are limited.
PLANT BASED DIET - NUTRITION WORKSHOP
Blackwood Library | Tuesday 6 April | 2pm - 3pm
Join dietitian and nutritionist, Rebecca Greco as she presents the important nutrients and foods of interest to achieve positive ageing, and the benefits of a plant-based diet.

Giveaways and prizes.

$5 per person | Bookings essential
FREE WIFI IN THE PARK
External Wi-Fi antennas have been installed at the Mitcham Memorial Library, providing extended free WiFi access to the park and surrounds.
 
Please feel free to try it out for yourself.
TRAVELLING GALLERY EXHIBITION
Mitcham Memorial Library | 22 February - 18 March 2021
The Mitcham Library Service is hosting the Welcoming Australia’s Stronger Together travelling photographic exhibition.

Stronger Together supports participants from Welcoming Futures, to share stories of diversity and multiculturalism in Adelaide. Underneath each portrait, there is a short summary of the person in the picture, with a QR code that takes you to a podcast.

There’s more info here at the Welcoming Australia website, the following video - https://bit.ly/35AFuOq and at the photographer’s facebook page - Capture the Present Photography
COMMUNITY GROUPS
Pick up a flyer from the libraries or click on the images below for dates on our website.
TECH TIME
Mitcham Memorial Library | Tuesdays from 3pm 
Blackwood Library | Tuesdays from 10am
One on one assistance with any tablet, phone or device.

Free | Bookings essential
NAVIGATING AGEING WELL
How to access home care packages through My Aged Care.

Come to a drop in session to chat with an LGBTI volunteer about future aged care support options for you and your loved ones.

Mitcham Memorial Library | Wednesdays monthly | 2pm - 4pm

17 March
21 April
19 May
16 June
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Blackwood Library
215 Main Road, Blackwood
Mondays 10am to 12pm
Wednesdays 10am to 12pm

Mitcham Memorial Library
154 Belair Road, Hawthorn
Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
10am to 12pm

No appointment necessary.
ANCESTRY.COM
Extended! Ancestry.com at home access continues until March 31st, 2021.

Please note Ancestry for Libraries is usually only available at your local library for South Australian Public Library customers.

A great chance to look for all those family skeletons.
CARERS CONNECT
Mitcham Memorial Library
Thursday 18 March 2021 | 10.30am - 2pm
Join us at this council event and take time out from your caring role. Shoulder massages, fun activities, light lunch and a goodie bag.

For enquiries and bookings phone 8372 8884
FIRE DANGER SEASON
The Blackwood Library and Blackwood Toy Library close when an EXTREME or CATASTROPHIC Fire Warning is declared for the Mount Lofty Ranges District.
 
Return chutes at Blackwood Library will automatically close when full.
 
The Mitcham Memorial Library remains open as usual.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR
Mitcham Memorial Library
8372 8244

Blackwood Library
8372 8255