News and Events
Author Talk with Ted Egan: Outback Songman
“Ted Egan is a national Treasure”- RUSSELL CROWE
Come and join the Library in welcoming Ted Egan to speak about his new book Outback Songman. The story of his rich and extraordinary life.
Through his stories of growing up during World War II, teaching in a bush school, working with Aboriginal people in the Gulf Country, and performing in Alice Springs, Ted Egan brings to life an Australia that has largely disappeared.
FREE ~ Refreshments Provided ~ Bookings preferred.
WHEN: Monday 14 October @ 5.30-7 pm
WHERE: Alice Springs Public Library
or call the Library on: (08) 8950 0555
Wikipedia Workshops with Caddie Brain
Wikipedia is one the most popular information sources in the world but the Northern Territory, and our very own Alice Springs, is very much unrepresented on the platform.
Never fear, we can fix it.
For Get Online Week 2019 the library is hosting two workshops with Caddie Brain. Learn how to update and create Wikipedia pages about Alice Springs!
No experience required; bring a laptop if you have one.
FREE. All Welcome. Two workshops. Come to one or come to both!
WHEN: October 15 @ 2-3.30 pm and 5.30-7pm.
WHERE: Andy McNeill Room, 93 Todd St, Alice Springs NT 0870
or call the Library on: (08) 8950 0555
Mondays 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.
Spoken English Meet-up
Mondays 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.
Read & Write - Adult Literacy Support
Book your one-on-one appointment at a time that suits you.
Call (08) 8950 0555 to book.
Do you or someone you know need help with reading and writing?
Join us in these judgment-free and informal Adult Literacy help sessions.
Receive support and resources to help you improve your reading and writing.
You’re never too old to learn!
• Grow in confidence
• Improve your spelling
• Gain skills to help with filling in forms, applying for jobs and emailing
• Have a question? We’re here to help
FREE | All welcome | Considerate & confidential
Connect to Tech Drop In Sessions
Thursdays from 10.30am -12.00pm.
FREE adult digital literacy drop-in sessions. Bring a specific question or learn at your own pace via the Be Connected website.
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 for bookings.
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 October: The Bridge by Enza Gandolfo
Read the book, then join our informal conversation around the book. Tea and coffee provided. Alice Springs Public Library Meeting Room.
Family History Group
Every second Friday from 4.00 - 6.00pm.
Next meeting: Friday 18 October, Friday 1 & 15 November.
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
2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 1.00 - 3.30 pm.
Next meeting: Saturday 12 & 26 October, Saturday 9 & 23 November.
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.