Discover and enjoy events, programs and resources at your local library
February 2019
Ash Wednesday fire talks
ash wednesday

Explore the history of South Australian bushfires and the SA Country Fire Service, with former CFS fire engineer David McGowan. 

David led the CFS brigade in the catastrophic 1981 and 1983 Ash Wednesday fires. Find out how fire-fighting strategies have evolved since then, and why bushfire information is very relevant to the western suburbs.

This is a poignant and informative way to remember the Ash Wednesday victims, and a timely reminder of the increasing bushfire threat right across Australia.  

The event is sure to book out, so reserve your spot on the Event Calendar.
New times for the kids at Parks Library

Parks Library Baby Bounce and Storytime have new session times in 2019!

Join us for Baby Bounce at 10:30am Wednesdays and 11:00am Saturdays, for nursery rhymes, puppets, bubbles and stories specially suited to 0-2 year-olds.

Your family is also invited to Storytime at 10:30am Thursdays and 11:00am Saturdays. There's songs, stories, and crafty fun specially suited to 2-5 year-olds.

No bookings needed - everyone is welcome!
Check out our website for regular programming across all of our libraries.
Changing Places at Parks Library

We have some exciting news. Parks Library has the first formally accredited Changing Places in South Australia and and we hope it marks the beginning of more inclusive design across our public libraries and community buildings.

What is Changing Places and why are they so important?  With an adult change table and tracking hoist system, this space helps individuals and their carers to participate in the social life of our community. 

Visit the Changing Places website for more information or the Council website for more details on the room and the services available. 
Adelaide Fringe at the library

"Mad March" is not far away, and City of PAE Libraries is getting into the Fringe Festival spirit with a unique multicultural Storytime at Greenacres Library.

Join in for familiar songs and rhymes interspersed with children's songs from China, and accompanied by beautiful traditional instruments played by Zhao Liang (Guzheng) & David Dai (Erhu). This is a fun and friendly way to introduce your young ones to international arts and culture, and we encourage your family to be there!

Bookings are essential. Visit the library website to view or download our program and book your spot.
Read-along books on Libby

Have you tried the wonderful new Libby App? It's packed with great e-reading and audiobook features for adults, teens, and young readers too. 

Choose Libby's "read-along books" format to discover beautiful e-picture books that include live narration - like a cross between a picture book and an audio book!

It's a great way to get children excited about reading and introduce them to the many digital services available with your City of PAE Libraries membership card. 

Get the Libby app for your device from the Digital Library.
Writers' Week live streaming 

We're excited to bring you author talk live streams from Adelaide Writers' Week 2019. Watch in the comfort and cool of Greenacres, Enfield, Parks and Port Adelaide libraries between 2-6 of March. 

We're also running a free bus from Enfield Library to the Saturday March 2 Writers' Week events held at the Pioneer Women's Memorial Gardens. To register your interest email

It's a great way to enjoy Writer's Week if you can't make it to the city yourself, or want to stay out of the weather. 

Stay tuned for more info on the Event Calendar or Facebook @CityofPAELibraries.
A big thank you

We sincerely thank you for your patience and understanding as we, along with libraries across the state, update our inter-library delivery system.

The changes impacted holds and you may have had to wait a little longer than usual for your items to arrive. 

All South Australian public libraries are affected, but we look forward to normal service resuming very soon. 

Staff at your local library can answer any questions, or you can email us

And plenty more...

Our libraries are packed with other special events and exciting new programs throughout February and March, including: 

- New Culture Club and Movie Afternoons at Parks
- New Board Games and Scrabble Club at Port Adelaide
- Weekly ESL classes at Enfield and Parks 
- Knit and Natter returns to Enfield on 7 February
- Beer & Book Club in Semaphore on 7 February
- Back by demand: Beeswax wrap workshops 
- All-new Creative Kids activities - with sessions now at all of our libraries
- Inclusive Storytime begins at Parks

And of course, Baby Bounce, Storytime, STEM Squad, Digi Basics, 3D Printing, Book Clubs and more will continue throughout 2019!

For more information and for bookings visit the Event Calendar.
Find the latest news @CityofPAELibraries.

  Greenacres - Council Office  8405 6540              Semaphore  8405 6570

Enfield - Council Office  8405 6530            Port Adelaide  8405 6580

Parks - 8405 6550


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