- Samantha Wood Author Talk
Join us as Samantha Wood talks about the writing process, shares her insights into the publishing world and how to get inspired to write…
After writing her first book Culua: My Other Life in Mexico, a love letter to her mother’s country, Samantha Wood took another decade to release her debut novel, The Bay of Shadows, a psychological thriller set on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. She joins us at the Alice Springs Public Library to talk about her latest offering, Under Ten Thousand Stars and the process of writing fiction. Before she became an author, she worked in a newsroom, as an interpreter, and captioning for the Deaf to supplement her writing, before starting her own publishing company in 2019 to tell uniquely Australian stories.
Joining us as Samantha Wood talks about the writing process, shares her insights into the publishing world, and how nature, life, love, and everything in between inspire her stories. Born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula, Samantha lives near the beach that was t he inspiration for the setting of The Bay of Shadows.
When: Wednesday 29th of January from 6 – 7 pm
Where: Alice Springs Public Library
Book your free place here: http://aspl.eventbrite.com/
Free — All Welcome — Refreshments Provided
- Summer Reading Club
A free club for both ADULTS & KIDS that rewards you for reading!
Why not be rewarded for reading over Summer? Alice Springs Public Library’s Summer Reading Club is back and stronger than ever now that it will be open to ALL AGES! Yes you heard right, whole families can register and join in the fun. Club benefits include:
- A prize for all members for their first 5 hours of reading, plus
- Weekly prize draws
- Major prizes at the end of summer
- A free pool party & BBQ celebration
The Summer Reading Club launched 6 December 2019 and culminates with a party, BBQ & major prize draws at the Alice Springs Aquatic & Leisure Centre on the 25 January 2020.
Come see the friendly staff at the Library to sign up at any time. Going away? You can still join the participate and win prizes. Talk to one of our friendly Library staff at the Library before you go or give us a call on (08) 8950 0555.
Reading makes your mind stronger, broadens your perspective, stimulates literacy development, helps you relax and is the perfect way to beat the summer heat!
It is an essential skill for people of all ages.
Alice Springs Public Library is not only invested in supporting the development of early literacy skills of children from birth, they are also keen advocates for sustaining literacy and promoting the importance of recreational reading across all ages.
A loss of learning over the summer months is often referred to as the ‘Summer Slide.’ As free, public, community spaces, with access to a variety of reading materials and resources for all interests libraries are best placed to help families combat the Summer Slide.
Adults: Dinner & Show for two at Earth Sanctuary- valued at $350!
Secondary: Tech Box of Goodies including: universal air buds, microphone, virtual reality headset, bluetooth party speaker, portable charger & desktop power station
Primary: Huffy Green Machine vehicle
Preschool: LeapPad, educational tablet -incl. $150 of apps
- Summer School Holidays @ the Library
It’s nearly school holiday time again in Alice Springs. Here at the Library we are delighted to bring you a Summer soaked School Holiday Program!
So join us as we get crafty, relax with a movie or two and play some games…all in air conditioned comfort!
Some of the events require bookings, so make sure you get in quick — bookings open now!
Download the complete Summer School Holiday Program * here *