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Celebrate 50 Years of Unley Library

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by Connie (subscribe)
An art & craft lover who loves to eat & go out if she is not cooking, knitting or sewing at home.
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Celebrate with the Unley Library
This will be your biggest Libraries Festival with Unley Library celebrating 50 years of service. The first Friday & Saturday of November is now jam-packed with fun-filled activities ranging from story time, movie night, come'n try art & craft, author talks and more.

Friday 4 November
From after school hours, you can join in their "Earth's Wild Ride" to travel to the future, fly over a volcano, spin through the solar systems and even visit the dinosaurs with an exciting 360 degree surround projection in the library. Bookings & for more details in here.

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Earth's Wild Ride will take you to the solar system. Image Source: NASA solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?Category=Planets&IM_ID=10164, Public Domain, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24357959

Nothing beats chilling out at a Friday movie night. The 1967 version of the movie "The Jungle Book" will be played in the Unley Town Hall. Gold coin donation for entry but you will get entertainment from pre-movie cartoons, face-painting, one-man band and balloon artist as well as a coupon for a complimentary hot beverage, ice cream or fairy floss (1 per person). Call now or book here.

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The Jungle Book Movie Night


Saturday 5 November
From 10 o'clock, there will be art & craft workshops for embroidery onto silk, millinery to construct a feather headpiece, braiding bracelets, restoring furniture, making a cake topper for new borns, making a pincushion from a vintage teacup & biscuit decorating for kids. There is even a special braiding bracelet workshop for teenagers.

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Biscuit Decorating for Kids. Image Credit: ig@craftinthepark

If art & craft is not your cup of tea, there is also a workshop for family history with Genealogy SA.

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Family history research Image Credit: Genealogy SA

Or you may want to join the author Bob Byrne to go down the memory lane of Adelaide in his author's talk.

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The book Adelaide Remember When by Bob Bryne

There is also a community garden in Unley called Fern Avenue Community Garden with members who will share their wonderful world of seeds & heirloom seeds.

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Heirloom seed talk with Fern Avenue Community Garden

It won't be a Libraries Festival without a book launch. "Frieda" is a historical novel written by the award-winning children's author, Marianne Musgrove. It will be launched by Peter Monteath and include fun children's activities. Special mention that this book is written for 8 to 13 year olds an age range that there are not many books around but most parents don't want their pre-teen kids to read the teenager books yet.

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Book launch of pre-teen fiction "Frieda"

There is something for everyone, every age group and every interest. Some activities are free and some attract a small fee. Some require booking and some not. Go check the library site to find out more!
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Why? A family event for the book lover
Phone: (08) 8372 5100
Where: Unley Library, 181 Unley Road, Unley
Cost: Free to Small Fee
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