The City of Adelaide has three libraries which are open to everyone. Adelaide City Library is centrally located in Rundle Mall, Hutt Street Library is south of Adelaide CBD, and the North Adelaide Library can be found in a grand heritage building on Tynte Street. You can find out more about Adelaide City Libraries on their Facebook page.
All libraries in the City of Adelaide are free to use, and most of the activities on offer in January are free things to do. I have picked a selection from the City Libraries program of events which I think may appeal, but if you're looking for something else then check out the full list here.
Here's a great school holiday activity for kids: a fun-filled session in which bodies, minds and hearts are connected. Yoga can help children increase their concentration, confidence, communication and body awareness in a safe, social and non-competitive environment, with interactive yoga poses, games, mindfulness, breathing exercises, relaxation and creative expression. Thursday 18th January, 10am to 11am at City Library. Free event. Bookings essential.
Bike SA - Be Safe, Be Seen Bike accidents have been in the news a lot lately, and this handy session provides useful, detailed information on where and how crashes occur, with tips on how best to avoid them. Everyone who comes along to this free event gets a safety gift pack. It containing a saddle bag, backpack cover, slap bands and a free 3 month membership to Bike SA. Booking should be placed before Thursday 11th January 2018. Thursday 18th January, 12:30pm to 1pm at City Library. Free event. Bookings essential.
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Gardening In Small Spaces Property sizes keep getting smaller, and it's important to make the most of what you've got. Learn how to make beautiful edible gardens in small spaces around your home. This session will cover ideas for gardening from balconies and small yards, to larger blocks. There'll be practical information, tips, tricks, photos and many ideas for you to take home and try yourself. Thursday 18th January, 1pm at Hutt St Library. Presented by Every Day Sustainable Living. Bookings essential.
Poet in Residence - Jennifer Eadie - I Do Not Have A Home What allows us to say: 'I am home, this ground I stand on is part of me'? How do we create a connection to a place? Jennifer will workshop with participants to create poetry that will form part of a multimedia exhibition. Saturday 13th, 2pm to 3.30pm, Friday 19th, 3.30pm to 5.30pm, Tuesday 23rd, 2pm to 3.45pm, Monday 29th, 3pm to 5pm & Saturday 3rd February, 11.30am to 1pm. Free event. Bookings essential.
Podcasting for Beginners with Anthony Frith Join Anthony for this beginner's workshop, which will include simple set up and techniques for recording and editing your own podcast. Recommended for adults. Wednesday 24th January, 1pm at City Library. Free event. Bookings essential.
Science Club - Wonderful Water Did you know that most of our planet is covered with water? But what do we really know about it? Come along to this free session and WET your curiosity. Another great school holiday activity for kids. Thursday 25th January, 11:30am to 1pm at North Adelaide Library.
Dealing with Debt In these days of low wages and high unemployment, it's quite easy to fall into debt. Join a representative from Uniting Care Wesley Bowden who will teach us how to deal with debt - including legal action options, your responsibilities and information about debt assistance agencies and financial counselling. Come and learn how to get out of debt in 2018. Thursday January 25th, 1pm at Hutt St Library. Free event. Bookings essential.