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Elder Abuse Awareness Day - Thursday 14 June 2018

Respected local advocates will be conducting informative talks throughout the morning, raising awareness of elder abuse, giving tips on getting help, and discussing ways to combat abuse in our community.

Central Australia Legal Women's Service will be presenting.

Free morning tea provided. No bookings required.

Brick by Brick Exhibition - 8 June to 17 August

Join the fun at Alice Springs Public Library and let your creativity run wild by designing your own capital using LegoTM or build an iconic Canberra institution.

Do you accept the challenge?

Brick by Brick is for ages 4+. Carers must stay with children at all times.

For session information and bookings contact the Alice Springs Public Library on 08 8950 0555 or email Free entry.

NEW 'Connect to Tech' Program runs 3 May - 19 July 2018

Thursdays from 10.30am-12.00pm in the Library Meeting Room.

We are running a new 12 week program! 

FREE adult digital literacy training will include computers for beginners, using the Internet, using email, iPads and iPhones for beginners, staying safe online, using Facebook and more. 
Gain new skills at an easy pace using Be Connected, an Australian Government initiative.

Download the 3 May - 19 July 2018 program here

Bookings open Thursday 26 April at 12.00pm

For more information phone 8950 0555 or visit for bookings.


Alice Springs CHESS Club

Sundays from 10.00am - 1.00pm in the Library Meeting Room

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.

FREE. No bookings required.

NOTE: Chess Club does not meet during the School Holidays.


Addiction Recovery Program 

Fridays 1.00pm - 3.00pm 

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. In the Library Meeting Room.
For more information phone 8950 0555


Spoken English Meet-up

Mondays 5.00pm - 6.00pm

Practice your English at relaxed weekly meetings. Make new friends with tea and coffee provided.

Free. No bookings required. In the Library Meeting Room.

NOTE: This group does not meet during the School Holidays.


U3A Creative Writing Group

First & Third Saturday of 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.

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 May 2018:          Lion (aka A Long Way Home) by Saroo Brierley

16 June 2018:         Tracker by Alexis Wright

21 July 2018:          Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay

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!).

The next S.A.L.T. meeting will be Saturday 9 June. 

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


See the Childrens & Youth page for events & activities

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.