Adult Learners’ Week 1–8 September

Recharge your life by connecting with learning!

It’s never too late to learn – discover new ideas, skills and abilities at your library during Adult Learners’ Week 1–8 September

Are you interested in learning something new? Then Adult Learners Week is the week for you.

People across Tasmania are invited to connect with learning and discover hidden talents at their local library during Adult Learners Week; celebrated nationally from 1 to 8 September.

Libraries Tasmania offers the chance for adults of all ages and backgrounds to try something new, whether it’s a free class to update computer skills or asking a staff member about what formal learning opportunities are available.

Kathleen Priestly, Libraries Tasmania Manager Burnie Library and West Coast Libraries (also President of Adult Learning Australia), is passionate about adult learning because she sees first-hand how it improves lives.

“Adult learning indirectly improves people’s wellbeing and life satisfaction, leading to better individual health and wellbeing outcomes and stronger communities,” she says.

“Learning takes on many forms – it could be self-discovered via a book, it could be joining a workshop or a class or more formal such as improving reading and writing skills or returning to study. Libraries Tasmania can help adults re-engage with learning and we challenge adult learners to come into their library and discover something new in Adult Learners Week.”

Adults can explore their interests through adult education classes, enjoy family history research, develop their literacy, numeracy, and digital literacy or improve their English language skills by joining a conversation group.

Libraries Tasmania also offers free information and support to adults who want to connect with learning through the Lifelong Learning Information Service. Visit your local library and talk to friendly staff or call 1800 808 303 for more information.

Find out more about Adult Learners Week by contacting your local library or exploring and registering for events.