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Programs & Events

City of PAE Libraries offers regular programs and events - from children's activities to upskilling and general interest. To find out what's on, search our Event Calendar for the latest programs to suit your needs.

Library events calendar

School Holidays

The theme for these school holidays is Awesome April!

Download the full program and book in here.

Children's Programs

Each of our libraries host programs for the little people in your life.

Baby Bounce sessions are designed specially for children aged 0-2 years. Introduce your child to the joys of language by sharing nursery rhymes, stories, music and songs. These sessions are held weekly. Find a session.

Toddler Time is a fun session designed to support your toddler's early learning. Children ages 18 months-3 will enjoy music and songs, rhymes, toddler books and sensory development benefits. Find a session.

Storytime is held weekly during school term time to encourage the enjoyment of reading and libraries. Stories, songs, rhymes and a simple craft activity are offered in these sessions for 2-5 year olds. Find a session.

Active Storytime is a program designed for pre-schoolers who struggle with a more traditional Storytime structure. Get school ready with music and songs, group learning, movement and social development activities during the school term.
10:30am on Fridays at The Lights
1:30pm on Tuesdays at Parks Library

School Holiday Programs are held each school holiday period. Each program is themed and your kids will love the range of free events on offer, which include craft, performers, digital workshops and much more. Sessions are very popular so don't forget to book. Keep updated by joining us on Facebook or Instagram @CityofPAELibraries.

What's cool after school? For kids and youth.

You'll find free after school activities across all the branches - please check the Event calendar for times and locations.

STEM Squad for children aged 9+ who want to learn more about science, technology, engineering and maths with a range of fun activities and experiments. Find a session. (Parks, Port Adelaide and Greenacres only)

Creative Kids is a space where kids can create, invent and discover! There's no need to book. All activities are held 3.30-4.30pm during school terms. Find a session.

Lil' Greenies is a place for kids to learn about the environment in a fun, hands-on way with creative and sustainable activities, plus exciting excursions! Mondays after school, 3.30-4.30pm during the school term at Semaphore Library. Find a session.

Teen Scribblers is for young people aged 13-18 and encourages love for the written word. Feed your passion for writing and be encouraged by other talented teens. Led by a fellow young writer, you will have the chance to create, share ideas, draw and let your imagination run wild. Greenacres Library, 4-5pm every Thursday. Find a session.

Anime Club is for teenagers (15 years+) who love all things anime and manga. The club meets at Enfield Library, Thursdays fortnightly, 4-5pm. Find a session.

General Programs

The library hosts many events and programs daily, which includes art and craft groups, book clubs, author talks, health and wellbeing workshops, technology programs and information sessions. You'll always find something to suit your needs. Search the Event calendar to find out what's on and to book your spot (bookings are essential for some programs).

Some of our regular programming include:
English Conversation Classes at Enfield and Parks Libraries. Find a session.
3D Modelling and Printing. Find a session.

You can also keep across the latest news and events by following us on Facebook or Instagram @CityofPAELibraries.

Book Clubs

Contact us at bookclub@cityofpae.sa.gov.au or 8405 6580 to discuss joining a club, or borrowing our book sets.

Join a Book Club Book Clubs are a great way to share your love of reading, discover new authors, and discuss books with others. We have groups that meet monthly at all of our libraries, and one at the local pub.

Borrow our Book Club Sets If you have your own book club you can borrow our book sets, which come in packs of 10. We are continually updating our selection, and are open to suggestions! Book Sets List

SwitchedON

This program is designed with the beginner in mind. Learn how to use your digital device with confidence in these small group sessions. Bring your own device or use ours. Sessions include:

  • Computing for beginners
  • Apple and Android devices for beginners
  • Get to know the Digital Library (including Lynda, Libby, PressReader, Kanopy, LibrariesSA app and the catalogue.)
    Find a session.