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- 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 67 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.

Major Prizes:

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 *

Sum­mer School Hol­i­day bookings

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