News and Events
YesterMorph: Digital Arists in Residence
Aged between 12 and 25 and interested in art, digital technology and storytelling?
Looking for something worthwhile to do over the Summer holidays?
Want to learn how to develop an art project, train other kids and host your own exhibition?
This summer we are giving a selected group of young people the opportunity to become Digital Artists In Residence (DAIRs) at the Library! DAIRS will learn how to tell stories using digital platforms and create magnificent artworks to be exhibited in 2018.
We’ll give you access to a heap of awesome old photographs, held within the Central Australian Historical Image Collection to digitally reimagine, manipulate and morph to your heart’s content.
You will have your own designated safe workspace within the library as well as access to digital devices and platforms, refreshments and professional assistance.
Come January, DAIRs will help facilitate a workshop to share new skills with other 12-25 year olds.
We’ll get your finished artworks printed in high-res, then host the launch of the YesterMorph Exhibition in the library with a whole heap of family, friends and art professionals in attendance.
This is an excellent opportunity for youth who want to develop artistic and storytelling ability over the summer (plus it looks GREAT on a resume!)
Complete the online form by clicking "Register Here" below. Applications must be submitted by 14 January 2018!
Summer Reading Club!
Join the Club from Friday 1 December for the chance to WIN some awesome prizes!
This summer every hour of reading counts. Take the challenge and win big this summer with the Summer Reading Club!
- Sign up at the library to receive FREE Summer Reading Club Pack including a library bag, activity booklet and MORE!
- Read for 2 hours and come claim your lucky dip prize at the library
- Keep reading for more chances to WIN in weekly prize draws OR the major prize draw!
- Weekly Reading Rewards Club
- Come to our Library Splash Olympics Party on Saturday 20 January for fun, games and the Major Prize Draw
Be rewarded for reading whatever you like, at whatever pace, whenever you like this summer. Magazines, novels, bedtime stories, audio books, whatever stories you read and listen to count with the Summer Reading Club!
The Summer Reading Club is open to all kids aged 17 and under.
Visit the Info Desk to join FREE from Friday 1st December or FIND OUT MORE
For events and activities for young people, please visit the Childrens & Youth page
Connect to Tech
Thursdays from 10.30am-12pm in the library meeting room.
Connect to Tech is Alice Springs Public Library's new weekly program for adults wanting to improve their skills in everything from iPads to Androids, Internet Security to Online Shopping.
Increase your digital literacy in a relaxed and low-pressure environment while practising your new skills at an easy pace using Be Connected, an Australian Government initiative.
For more information phone 8950 0555 or visit aspl.eventbrite.com.au for bookings.
Download the Nov-Jan program here.
Alice Springs CHESS Club
Wednesdays from 6.00pm in the library, (almost) every week!
Last 2017 session: Wednesday 20 December
Resumes: Wednesday 7 February 2018
Love a game of chess? From social players to more serious competitors, all are welcome. Please bring along a chess set if you have one. Refreshments provided.
NOTE: Chess Club does not meet during the School Holidays.
Addiction Recovery Program
Fridays 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Last 2017 session: Friday 15 December
Resumes: Friday 5 January 2018
No session Friday 26 January (Australia Day) or Friday 30 March (Good Friday)
Alice Springs Public Library - Meeting Room
Advice, support and guidance for those living with addiction. The 12-step program incorporates gospel principles and fosters recovery and healing for all types of addiction. Facilitated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Completely confidential. All welcome. No bookings required.
For more information phone 8950 0555
Friday afternoons 5.00pm to 6.00pm in the library
Last 2017 session: Friday 1 December
Resumes: Friday 2 February 2018
• Practice conversational English
• Relaxed weekly meetings
• Make new friends
• Coffee & Tea provided
This group began for women only, but because of the demand for English language classes, we have opened it up to include all members of the public.
Meet other people wanting to practice their conversational English skills in these relaxed weekly meetings.
Free. No bookings required.
NOTE: Conversational English group does not meet during the School Holidays.
U3A Creative Writing Group
Resumes: Saturday 6 January 2018
First & Third Saturday each month. 1.30pm-3.30pm
If you are over 50, have a love of writing and would like to share your stories, improve your skills or just meet with like-minded folk, give our U3A Creative Writing Group a go!
No bookings required. For more information please contact group organiser, Margaret on 0497 177 893.
NOTE: This meeting is held after library opening hours in the library Meeting Room - please enter via the old entrance off Gregory Terrace.
Monthly Reading Group
Third Saturday of each month. 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Love to chat about books? Welcome to our Monthly Reading Group, held on the 3rd Saturday of the month, from 12.00pm until 1.00pm. No reservations required — just come along for the books that interest you.
Current conversation schedule is
16 December: Mullumbimby by Melissa Lucashenko
20 January 2018: A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey
Read the book, then join our informal conversation around the book. Tea and coffee provided. Alice Springs Public Library Meeting Room.
S.A.L.T. (Share A Lunch Together)
Second Saturday of each month. 11.30am-1.00pm
Resumes: Saturday 10 February 2018
New to town and looking to make new friends? Discover all that Alice Springs has to offer! Come and share a lunch with us!
At the Alice Springs Public Library Meeting Room.
Each month will feature a speaker from around Alice Springs. Bring your lunch (and a friend if you like!)
For more information, or to RSVP, please call Nikki on 0439 116 568 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org