What’s new in March

Celebrate Tasmania Reads Week

Right across Tasmania – let’s all read together!

Whether you are catching a bus, visiting a local park, visiting your local library, or joining one of over 70 free events across the state, there will be plenty of opportunities to celebrate reading and the joy of storytelling as part of Tasmania Reads Week.

From 5–11 March grab a book, visit your library, greet your local bookseller, and share stories with other booklovers.

Two basketball players from the Tasmanian Jack Jumpers. One holds a book, the other holds a basketball.

What’s on at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts

Fancy Dress: From tutus to cosplay – new exhibition

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.

The exhibition boasts an enchanting archival collection of rarely seen historic images and objects, all delighting in the weird, wild, wacky, and wonderful world of costume.

This fabulous free exhibition opens at the Allport on Friday 10 March and runs through to July.

Delve into Ann’s diaries

The first Friends of the Allport (FOTA) event this year, Kate Vermey: The Jane Austen-esque diaries of Mary Morton Allport’s Mother, is on at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Tuesday 21 March, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

Join Kate Vermey (Libraries Tasmania) as she takes a journey through the daily struggles and joys of the 1830s in the family life of Ann Frances Chapman (mother of Mary Morton Allport).

Book a seat on Eventbrite. Can’t make it? Register online for the webinar. View Allport events here.

More for you in March

OverDrive reads, especially for you

Dreaming of travelling the world? Read the online travel guides, curated just for you.

Time to embrace equity for all

Embrace equity on International Women’s Day – 8 March 2023.

Mark Sydney WorldPride festival 17 February–5 March by exploring the latest LGBTQIA+ fiction in the eLibrary.

Join a virtual book club in March

Ben’s Book Club is featuring ‘The Death of John Lacey’ by Ben Hobson on Tuesday 28 March, 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm. Join Ben’s Book Club by registering on Eventbrite or clicking the link to Zoom.

Find out what is happening at your local library on Eventbrite.

Connect with us

Don’t forget to follow Libraries Tasmania on EventbriteFacebook and Instagram, and stay up to date with online book clubs, events, exhibitions, and more.