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How to Self-Publish with Digital Platforms with young person Leah Braham

Thursday 17 January from 5-6pm at Alice Springs Public Library

FREE. All Welcome.

Book via: aspl.eventbrite.com.au or 8950 0555

Young Local author, Leah Braham shares their experience and expertise gained through self-publishing two novels.

Leah Braham is a self-published author, born and raised in Alice Springs. She knew from a young age that she wanted to write

and wishes that she’d been encouraged more to do so. With the new age of publishing and distribution, Braham saw her chance.

She published her first novel, ‘The Golden Hour’, in April 2018 at 18 years of age, and her second title ‘Whatever Happened to Hillary’, the following November. She hopes to share the knowledge of how much is possible with self-publishing.

 

Author Talk 'A Wise Water World Inspires Me' with Andrew Holt

Wednesday January from 5-6pm at Alice Springs Public Library

FREE. All Welcome.

Book via: http://aspl.eventbrite.com/ or 8950 0555

"Kids have their own valuable perspectives on the world too- if only we'd listen..."

Andrew believes safe spaces and opportunities should be created for kids to explore their interests and apply their wisdom.

It is his mission to open the world for these wise kids and have as much fun as he can while doing so. Andrew is currently

teaching in the remote Barkley Region. His growing knowledge of modern neuroscience, positive psychology and daily interactions

in a variety of school communities over more than twenty years has inspired the creation of the ʻWise Kids Seriesʼ of books,

the ʻWise Kids Hero Questʼ workshops, and a classroom leadership program. Andrew Holt writes books for children of all ages.

He is passionate about providing them with tips and tools to become self aware and socially responsible and therefore grow in emotional wisdom.

 

Monthly Recycled Arts Club

Next meeting: 18 Janurary, from 3.30 - 5.00 pm in the Library Meeting Room

Join us every third Friday of the month at the Library as we show you some awesome tricks to turn trash into treasure.

Up next: Recycled Christmas craft, just in time for the big day.

FREE. All ages welcome. No bookings required. For more information call 8950 0555.

 

Connect to Tech Program runs 1st November to 7th February 

Connect to Tech returns: Thursday 17 January, 2019  from 10.30am -12.00pm.

We are running another 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.

For more information phone 8950 0555 or visit aspl.eventbrite.com.au 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.

 

Spoken English Meet-up

Spoken English returns: Monday 4 February, 2019 from 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.

 

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 January:    A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz

Read the book, then join our informal conversation around the book. Tea and coffee provided. Alice Springs Public Library Meeting Room.

 

Young Writers' Club 

Young Writers' Club returns for Term 1 on Wednesday Jan 30, 2019 from 3.00pm - 4.30pm.

Are you a keen reader? Do you love to draw? Do you like creative writing? Create and express your stories this term with the Young Writers' Club. 

Come develop your storytelling skills in a fun and social environment.

For young writers aged 7-12 years.

NOTE: The Young Writers' Club does not meet during the School Holidays.

 

LEGO Club

LEGO Club returns Monday Feb 4, 2019 from 3.00 - 4.30pm.

The Alice Springs Public Library has its very own LEGO Club and you're invited to join in! All ages welcome.

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 during School Term time.

  

Family History Group!

Discover Your Family History has ended for 2018, but will be back in 2019 with a new time!

Facilitated by the Elders and Sisters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, bring your own device for on-going free Family History Workshops.

FREE. All welcome. No bookings required. For more information call 8950 0555.

 

U3A Creative Writing Group

U3A Creative Writing Group has ended for the year and will recommence in January. See you then!

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.

 

See the Childrens & Youth page for events & activities

Check the Events Calendar for more library events.

Contact us on 8950 0555 or email library@astc.nt.gov.au for more information on any of the events listed above.