What’s on in January

Whether you’re relaxing on your favourite beach, out catching fish or sitting on the veranda enjoying the summer breeze, you can access the library at your leisure – from your own device.

eBooks over the holiday season – we’ve got you covered

Finally! Quality time with a book has arrived – it’s the summer break.

Find lazy reads for adults here, teens here and for kids here.

Select your favourite author and read an eBook – access your library by phone or tablet when you are away from home.


Sea Country by Aunty Patsy Cameron

Relax with Aunty Patsy Cameron’s beautiful stories of seasonal life in Tasmania in Sea Country, a children’s eBook. Learn when to pick wild ripe cherries and be treated to a tender story of family connection to sea and Country.


Did you know? eLibrary includes comics, graphic novels and audiobooks, music and movies, all for free. Items can be downloaded to your device for later.

To access, simply add your favourite eLibrary app from Google Play or the App Store – including:


Ever wondered what story your DNA holds?

Read our newest adult non-fiction item – Dálvi : six years in the Arctic tundra by Laura Galloway.

A DNA test revealing shared genetics with the Sami people, the indigenous inhabitants of the Arctic tundra, tapped into Laura Galloway’s wanderlust and inspired a change from city life to an isolated Arctic village.


Travelling around Tasmania this summer? You might want to visit one of the exhibitions currently showing at Libraries Tasmania.

Skying: Cloudscapes in Tasmanian Art at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, from 11 November 2022 – 25 February 2023. Skying is an installation exploring the unique and ephemeral qualities of light and clouds in Tasmanian painting, through contemporary print techniques. View our YouTube video.

Reception this way: motels – a sentimental journey with Tim Ross  at Launceston Library, a national touring exhibition from the National Archives of Australia showingfrom 4 November to 4 February 2023

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 own home, or a place that may have significance to your family heritage.

If you’re in Hobart, make sure you drop into the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts in the State Library and Archives building.

Take the collection home – the Allport shop has some lovely items from the archives. Have a look online and see what takes your fancy.

Register for activities at your local library on Eventbrite:

For more events or to register visit Eventbrite or contact your local library directly. If you need help with finding a class, program or doing research, ask the friendly staff in your local library.

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