Budding archaeologists, this month in conjunction with the National Trust, the Old Highercombe Hotel Museum and Flinders University, we will be launching our first community archaeology event!
On March 17, 19 and 21, we’ll be conducting an archaeological survey of the Highercome Hotel Museum grounds, using specialist tools including survey equipment and a magnetometer. This survey is standard practice in preparation for History Month in May when we will be breaking ground and conducting a dig at the site!
Check our website for times and booking details. You can book a spot in any of the six sessions during the week. Fedora and leather jacket are optional.
We’re closed on Monday 10 March for the Adelaide Cup Day public holiday. You can still return any items through the chutes on the eastern wall next to the carpark.
We’re open again at 10am on Tuesday 11 March.
The original image from the 1984 article
In 1984, the Library’s Local History Service released a series of postcards based on our extensive Local History photograph collection. The photos, taken in the late 19th century, depict significant buildings and locations in Tea Tree Gully.
In November of that year the postcards featured in an article in the North East Leader Messenger highlighting that the postcards had became so popular that they became available to the public to purchase.
Staff member Natalie holding the postcard, who was only one year old when these postcards were released!
How many of you received one of these postcards or perhaps even purchased one yourself? Would you like to see us release postcards like these in the future?
Looking for romance or adventure? Would you love to spend time with family, step back in time or journey to far off places?
In celebration of Library Lover’s Day 2014 we invite you to go on a blind date with a book!
Be prepared to have a novel experience. Enjoy something new and different when you rendezvous with one of our mysterious reads at the self-checkout!
Just choose one of our books wrapped in brown paper and add to the pile of your other loans when you take it to the self checkout. Our self-checkout technology will do the rest! Please note that the books that we have selected are suitable for adult reading.
So you might be wondering What and when is Library Lover’s Day?
For centuries, 14 February has been known as Valentine’s Day, a time beloved of romantics. Now Library Lovers everywhere have claimed the day for themselves, and renamed it in honour of one of their best-loved places. Definitely less commercial than Valentine’s Day, Library Lover’s Day can be enjoyed for free at the City of Tea Tree Gully Library. People are devoted to their library and not just on one day of the year. So feel the love everybody.
The academic year is ramping up, which can be a bit daunting, if you are facing the challenge of your last year at high school or first year at Uni. How should you organise your time? What is essay writing all about? How can you keep a balance of study and fun? The library has lots of resources that can help.
Local author Kirrilie Smout offers tips in ‘Excel in Year 12: And still have a Life’ or perhaps ‘Make the grade : everything you need to study better, stress less, and succeed in school ‘ is more your style. I can’t go past ‘The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook’ with a very on trend owl image on the cover. Or if you need to Stop procrastinating and get things done, there’s a book for that, too.
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The Library has a quaint little book, Motor Do’s and Don’ts, which is a recent reprint of a 1923 British handbook for motorists. When first published, motoring was still in its relative infancy with only one in ten people owning a motor vehicle, and those who did not were relegated to the category of ‘ those who envy those who own motor-cars.’
The book is full of gentile suggestions and hints on how to behave as a motorist, not only when driving, but also how to arrive ‘spotless and unruffled’ which is especially pertinent to the ‘very modern phenomena of lady drivers.’
It also discusses the need to regularly grind your valves, and perform other oft-required maintenance tasks, and the the correct way to provide hand trafficator signals.
It even talks of technical marvels such as the possibility to have a wireless in your car, albeit with a ‘sheet of metal slung over the roof’ as the aerial!
A fascinating read, if more for the descriptions of values and expectations of post-Great War British society than those about motoring.
Check our the catalogue to see the huge range of books and resources about cars and driving available!