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Programs & Events

Most programs have recommenced in person at the Libraries with physical distancing and increased hygiene to keep everyone safe. This includes Baby Bounce, Storytime, STEM Squad and Code Club, Book Clubs, Lil’ Greenies and Creative Kids and English conversation classes.

Guest speaker and author talks are running via Zoom. See the Event Calendar for booking details.

Baby Bounce, Storytime, Creative Kids and Lil’ Greenies activities can also be found on eStorytime.

Regular STEM Squad and Code Club sessions are in person and also via Zoom, see the Library Events Calendar to book your spot.

Anime Club is meeting via Discord.

Digi Basics and PC Basics are not available.

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

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 at the Lights 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. 10:30am on Fridays during the school term.

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.

The theme for the 2020/2021 summer break is Monster Madness! The aim is to expose children in the community to the exciting world of fantasy, and allow them to explore all things whimsical. Through a variety of events and activities, children will be encouraged to use their imaginations and flex their creative muscles. Please download the program and make sure you book to secure your place.

The City of PAE Librarians are also inviting all children aged 5 - 13 to join their Monster Reading Challenge! Read 30 books between December 12 and January 24 and you could win one of 3 great prizes. Participants will also earn virtual badges as they progress along their reading adventure. Simply register via cityofpae.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack app on the Google Play or Apple Stores.

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.

Page turners is for young people aged 10-12 who love reading and talking about books. A friendly space to meet others, learn about new books as well as the old classic. It is an opportunity to not only talk about books, but to become an author and publish your own book! Come along and write, draw and read with us. Monthly. 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 (sessions at Parks coming soon). 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

Digi Basics

Bring your own laptop, tablet or smart phone to the library and let us teach you the latest tips and tricks. If you have something specific you need help with, we are happy to talk you through it. Find a session.

PC Basics

Spend an hour with a volunteer guiding you through the basic functions of a computer and using the internet. Tips can include browsing the web and setting up and managing an email account. Book into a session.