What’s new in April

Choose your own adventure

Autumn crispness is in the air, and before you know it, Easter break is here. Choose your own adventure with Libraries Tasmania this April.

On school holidays?

Pick an activity from the Easter school holiday program. From movie screenings and mask-making, to bush tucker and kelp basket workshops – activities are free, fun and welcoming for all. Find the full list here and make sure to register so you don’t miss out.

Why not start a new book over the break? The Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year – Notables 2023 list has been published and it’s the perfect place to find your next favourite read. Congratulations to the authors, illustrators and publishers whose work has been recognised.

Free eLibrary entertainment for kids and teens

A captivating story is only a click away when you access popular teen eAudiobook and eBook titles on your phone or device.  Explore OverDrive’s vast teen collection, including new titles, LGBTIQA+, available now, Australian teen, and teen non-fiction.

Not yet a teen? Explore OverDrive’s children’s reads on your device – there are eBooks ready to readjust addedcomics, manga and graphic novels, Australian, magazinesnon-fiction, most popular eBooks and eAudiobooks, and easy reads titles.

Download OverDrive’s Libby app from Apple or Google Play.

If you are an eAudiobook fan, BorrowBox also offers a great collection of titles for teens and children. Download the BorrowBox app from Apple or Google Play.

Not a library member yet? Joining just got even easier!

Get a two-year online membership here (from Monday 3 April). Visiting a library in person to complete registration is no longer necessary unless you want to borrow physical items such as books, DVDs, or magazines.

Listen to Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet this April

The Talking Books Book Club eAudiobook for April is Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell. The multi-award-winning tale of the Bard’s only son and the inspiration for his most famous play is available for unlimited simultaneous use for the whole month of April. Find the title on ‘Book Clubs’ tab in the uLibrary app on Google Play or Apple.

Come along to a free event and connect with your community

There are over two hundred upcoming events hosted by Libraries Tasmania. Find out what’s on at your local library – all events are listed here.

Free exhibitions

At the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts:

Tights and top hats. Bows and bonnets. Masks and manga. Fancy dress: From tutus to cosplay gives centre stage to over 130 years of dress ups, from the downright bizarre to the truly magnificent. Boasting an enchanting archival collection of rarely seen historic images and objects, and delighting in the weird, wild, wacky, and wonderful world of costume – this is one not to miss.

Fancy Dress is now showing until 29 July at the Allport, Ground Floor, 91 Murray Street Hobart.

At the State Library of Tasmania and Tasmanian Archives Reading Room:

Duck Trousers, Straw Bonnets, and Bluey: Stories of fabrics and clothing in Tasmania is filled with colourful and unique garments, characters, and stories. Uncover the threads of Tasmania’s past and explore the history of fabric and clothing production in Tasmania. Exhibition opening early April at the State Library of Tasmania and Tasmanian Archives Reading Room – Level 2, 91 Murray Street, Hobart.

For all exhibitions, view the exhibitions webpage.

Connect with us

Don’t forget to follow Libraries Tasmania on our Events page, Facebook and on the Instagram pages state.library.archives.tas and TasmaniaReads, and stay up to date with online book clubs, events, exhibitions, and more.

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