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We have some great free events for National Seniors Month during August!

Smartphone Snaps on Wednesday 2 August 3.30pm - 5.00pm 

Meet the Robots on Wednesday 16 August 10.30am - 11.30am 

Self-Defence for Seniors on Monday 21 August 10.00am - 11.00am 

Grey Matter Gaming on Thursday 24 August 11.00am - 12.00pm 

Yarning Chair - Life Last Century on Tuesday 29 August 10.30am - 12.00pm 

Drones Away! on Thursday 31 August 10.00am - 12.00pm 

For more information and bookings go to


Addiction Recovery Program 

Friday 1.00pm - 3.00pm

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 Elder and Sister Lea, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Completely confidential. All welcome. No bookings required.
For more information phone 8950 0555
NOTE: No meeting on Friday 18 August. Meetings will resume on Friday 25 August.


Alice Springs CHESS Club

Wednesdays from 6.00pm in the library, (almost) every week! 

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.



Monday afternoons 5.00pm to 6.00pm in the library. 

The Alice Springs Public Library has its very own LEGO Club and you're invited to join in!
LEGO is supplied (although donations are always appreciated). All you need is a willingness to have fun and create! Create something yourself, in a team or try out our Challenge Cards. There is something for everyone at the LEGO Club.
Free. No bookings required. NOTE: This program runs during School Term time. 


Conversation Group for Women

Friday afternoons 5.00pm to 6.00pm in the library. 

• Relaxed weekly meetings
• Practice conversational English
• Make new friends
• Coffee & Tea provided

Meet other women wanting to practice their conversational English skills in these relaxed weekly meetings.
Free. No bookings required.

NOTE: Conversation Group for Women does not meet during the School Holidays.


U3A Creative Writing Group

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

19 August: Long Weekend in Alice Springs by Craig San Roque / adapted and drawn by Joshua Santospirito
                  (meets earlier at 10.00am due to the Henley-on-Todd Regatta)
16 September: Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar
21 October: Batavia by Peter Fitzsimons

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

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!) 
NOTE: There will be no S.A.L.T. meeting for August and September. The next meeting will be Saturday 14 October 2017.

For more information, or to RSVP, please call Nikki on 0439 116 568 or email:


Regular events for children

Story Time for Preschoolers: held each Tuesday morning at 10:15am.

For 2-5 year olds. Come along and enjoy story telling and toys! 

Baby Rhyme Time: held each Friday morning at 10:15am.

For 0-2 year olds. Join us for songs and rhymes and see the joy sparkle in your baby's eyes!


Check the Events Calendar for more library events.

Contact us on 8950 0555 or email for more information on any of the events listed above.