It’s February and time to share the love. Whether it is sharing your favourite reads – or what you love most about your library -see out the summer with us.
Tasmania’s Top 10s
Tasmania’s Top 10s of 2022 are out now! After crunching from more than 3 million loans across 45 public libraries in Lutruwita/Tasmania, we can now reveal the most sought after reads.
Did your favourite make the cut? Browse the Top 10 lists here and then use your library membership to work your way through these impressive titles!
Library Lovers’ Day
Is your local library a source of joy? Are you bursting to tell someone about it?
Drop staff a note on Library Lovers’ Day, celebrated nationally on 14 February. Visit in person and jot down how the world is a better place because of your library.
Romance is in the air
Tasmanians are celebrating love at the 2023 TasPride festival Parade and Party in the Park on Saturday 11 February. TasPride is heading to the glittering Sydney Mardi Gras WorldPride 2023 – let’s sing it loud and proud this month.
Join a virtual book club
Listen to Ben Hobson in conversation with bestselling author Genevieve Gannon to discuss her new book The Gifted Son in Ben’s Book Club on Tuesday 28 February 2023, 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Find out more here.
Take inspiration – your membership, your way
How do you like to read? Choose your favourite reading format from the catalogue – and access Tasmania’s public libraries and online resources including:
- new lending arrivals and good reads
- books and eBooks including non-fiction
- bestsellers in the new release express service
- large print books or audiobooks in CD format or eAudiobooks
- graphic novels online and hardcopy
- eBooks for kids and teens
- bilingual books and eBooks in Tasmania’s world languages from A to Z (includes Traditional and Simplified Chinese)
- the 26TEN Quick Reads collection.
Is there a book you can’t find?
Recommend a new title for our lending collection here.
Find out what’s on at your local library this February.
Don’t miss the ‘Gaming Takes Over Launceston Library’ event on Sunday 5 March – contact Launceston Library for more details.
Currently showing at Libraries Tasmania:
- Last days for Skying: Cloudscapes in Tasmanian Art at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, showing until 25 February 2023. Skying is an installation exploring the unique qualities of light and clouds in Tasmanian painting. View our YouTube video.
- If walls could talk: researching the stories and histories of Tasmanian buildings at the State Library and Archives building in Hobart. Showing until March 2023, our building history display shows how to find out more about the history of your home, or a place with significance to your family heritage.
Staff book review: A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger
The latest Overdrive Big Library Read, A Snake Falls to Earth intrigued me. The writer is speaking from a Lipan Apache perspective, weaving her futuristic tale with colours and textures, and a strong spiritual theme.
This could have been heavy stuff, with allusions to environmental damage and the destructive nature of humans on Earth, but author Darcie Little Badger keeps the tone light, warm and inspiring.
My favourite moment was when the power of a Texas tornado was captured in the confined space of a Babushka doll. Who would have thought? A refreshing read from a different perspective about life on Earth.
– Rebecca, Libraries Tasmania staff member.
Borrow A Snake Falls to Earth today.
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