We will be closed over the Christmas New Year period on the following dates.
Tuesday 24 December open 9am to 12 noon.
On Christmas Eve we have a special opening time of 9am so you can grab some last minute reading before the break!
25 December until 1 January inclusive - Library will be closed.
The chutes on the Eastern wall next to the car park will be open if you need to return anything.
We reopen on Thursday 2 January at 10am.
We wish all our library patrons a happy and safe Christmas and New Year!
Gallery 1855 has just turned one year old!
Rebecca Cooke, Sunset Flight of the White Ibis (detail), 2013, acrylic on canvas, 76 x 122cm. Image courtesy of artist. On display during the 1st Anniversary exhibition.
Come help us celebrate during our first anniversary exhibition featuring artworks in various media by community members who live, work, or have a significant association with the City of Tea Tree Gully.
The exhibition opens at a special launch this Sunday at 2 pm and will be open to view and to purchase artworks from Wednesday 18 December through to Saturday 8 February.
The Gallery will be closing for Christmas from Tuesday 24 December and reopening on Wednesday 15 January.
For more information please contact Niki Vouis, the Arts and Cultural officer on 8397 7216.
Give the Gift of Reading and donate a new book to children in the Tea Tree Gully community and help share the love of reading this Christmas.
The Library is partnering with the Salvos for this special promotion.
Donate to go into the draw to win a $100 ABC Shop gift voucher!
To participate, purchase a new children’s book and drop it off, unwrapped, at the library before 15 December 2013. We will place it under our Christmas tree.
You can then fill out an entry form so you can have a chance to go in the draw to win.
Your book will then be presented to the Modbury Salvation Army on your behalf.
Did you know that the BBC Science Fiction Series Doctor Who premiered on the 23rd of November, 1963? Chronicling the adventures of a time travelling alien who calls himself The Doctor, the series celebrated its 50th anniversary this weekend with a special episode entitled The Day of the Doctor simultaneously broadcast in more than 70 countries coinciding with the time the original pilot (entitled An Unearthly Child) was screened 50 years earlier.
In Australia, this meant the program was shown on the ABC at 6:50am on Sunday the 24th. Fortunately, the ABC re-broadcast the show in Doctor Who’s usual timeslot of 7:30pm that same day.
Technically, Doctor Who has not been broadcast continuously for 50 years. The original run, or ‘Classic’ series ran from 1963-1989 at which point the BBC ceased production. An attempt to re-launch the series occurred in 1996, however it was not until 2005 that the series finally returned to our screens.
One of the unique aspects of Doctor Who and the secret to its longevity is the concept of ‘regeneration’. The Doctor hails from the world of Gallifrey and is a member of the planets hierarchy known as the Time Lords. One of the benefits of his alien physiology is that, when injured to the point of death, his body can renew itself, effectively transforming him into a completely new person. Thanks to the concept of regeneration, the BBC could replace the actor playing The Doctor as needed.
To date there have been twelve (well 13, but in the words of River Song would be ‘spoilers’!) actors to play the character. The original Doctor was William Hartnell (1963-1966), The Second Doctor was played by Patrick Troughton (1966-1969), next came Jon Pertwee (1970-1974) followed by Tom Baker (1974-1981), Peter Davidson (1981-1984), Colin Baker (1984-1986) and Sylvester McCoy (1987-1989). McCoy would return for a regeneration sequence in The Doctor Who Movie, which saw Paul McGann take on the roll for a single performance (though he did continue to ‘play’ the role in a series of audio adventures and has returned for a 6 minute ‘mini-episode’ as part of the 50th Anniversary). With the revival of the series in 2005, Chrstopher Eccleston became the 9th Doctor and was followed by David Tennant (2005-2010) and Matt Smith (2010-2013). It was recently announced that Smith would be stepping down from the role in this year’s Christmas Special with Peter Capaldi announced to be his replacement.
Why not check out some of the Classic Episodes or Revived Series? Read some of the Doctor Who Novels or Audio Adventures or even check out some of the books about the show.
Jump on over to our Facebook page and tell who your favourite Doctor is and give us your thoughts on the 50th Anniversary Special!
If you spend lots of time walking around in the Adelaide city centre, or are generally interested in the city’s history, you might enjoy a walking tour!
Steph from the Programs team recommends the State Library of South Australia app. The app gives you a selection of self-guided walking tours that allow you to discover Adelaide’s historic buildings, art and stories. You can explore them at your own pace and start wherever you like – the tours range from 1-2 hours and have numbered ‘stops’ where you can get information about a landmark, but you don’t have to see all of them.
So how do you go on a tour? Just open the app, choose from the list of currently offered tours, then download your chosen tour. It will then work even if your device is not connected to the Internet - but depending on your device it may be best to leave it on so you can use your device’s GPS navigation.
We hope you’re enjoying our My Favourite App posts. Everything we highlight in these blog posts is free and can be downloaded on iOS and Android devices.
Want to find out more about apps? Try the links below, search the library catalogue or book online for an informative group session at the Modbury Digital Hub this month.
Apple Store – for iPads, iPhones or Mac computers
Google Play Store – for Android tablets and smart phones
Do you have a favourite app? Leave a comment and tell us about it!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live the life of another human being? This is an experience that I believe only books can offer you.
Work Experience Student Emily
I’m a young adult myself, and I often find my peers to be very closed minded when it comes to reading. Some people perceive the idea of reading to be boring and a waste of time. I personally think they just haven’t found the right book yet!It was this passion for reading that lead me to do a week of work experience at the City of Tea Tree Gully Library.
I have learnt more about the Library than I ever expected, and it has changed my perception of libraries completely. The Library offers books, technology use and many programs to the community. It gives patrons a welcoming and relaxing area to study and read, giving everyone the opportunity to learn new and interesting things. One thing I have learnt from doing my work experience in the Library is that it is very much about giving to the community and all of the staff work extremely hard and put in a lot of effort to do just that.
My brother also did work experience here when he was in Year 10. He spoke very highly of his week in the Library and now I completely understand why. I am very thankful for the opportunity that I have had, and the many new skills that I will take with me into the future.
Written by: Emily – work experience student @ City of Tea Tree Gully Library
The Tea Tree Gully Poetry Festival is in full swing!
Sunday features the family event, Pets and Poems in the Park, at the Ridgehaven Dog Park , Ashley Avenue, Ridgehaven from 12.30 until 2pm.
Bring your pets, bring your family and listen to poets telling hilarious stories about their pets through poetry. No bookings are required.
And don’t forget tonight is our Poets and Pizza at the Pub event at Inglewood Inn and Saturday afternoon features the special War Poets at the Tea Tree Gully Memorial Park.