The City of Tea Tree Gully Library aims to provide social, cultural and technological learning through a regular program of events, and through the provision and access to a wide range of physical and electronic resources for the whole community. This includes classes in Basic Computer Skills, Searching the Web, Local and Family History; practical seminars and workshops on health and wellbeing, finance, gardening and travel; author events and interactive reading workshops; access to multimedia items and computers every day of the week.
Adult Learners Week highlights to the City of Tea Tree Gully Library the importance of providing these opportunities. We aim to provide a series of opportunities for individuals to participate in learning and gather a deeper understanding of what our area has to offer on an ongoing basis.
Adult Learners Week is celebrated annually from the 1-8 September. The theme of this Adult Learners Week is, “Your Learning Journey: Take the next step.”
Participants learned about environmental and cultural literacy options in their local community where they can continue to grow and develop: learning more about the environment in which they live and play, and how they can contribute back to the environment through more sustainable living and best practices. The other half of the learning was focused on the importance of local and family history: the impact that our stories have on bringing us to where we are today and where we will be in the future.
The Tea Tree Gully Walk of Environmental Literacy began with an enthusiastic introduction to the environment of the City of Tea Tree Gully, and then headed out to the Wynn Vale Community Garden. Participants also learned about the Gully Wetlands and various environmental initiatives of Council, as well as experience the beauty of nature. Morning tea was served with guest speaker, Penelope from the City of Tea Tree Gully Council, and then the group headed back to the Civic Centre through the Kingfisher Reserve.
The Cultural Literacy Bus Tour took participants on a journey through the streets as they took in our local history. Participants learned about our history with a tour of Houghton Cemetery, had morning tea and a tour of Highercombe Museum, then headed through the Wynn Vale Community Garden as they explored the impact and importance of our flora and fauna on the development of the character and culture of the City of Tea Tree Gully.
Get involved and discover the contribution that learning makes to the prosperity, health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and organisations.
Do you want to feel more confident in speaking, reading or writing English? Or do you need assistance on the computer? Or perhaps you are looking to participate in a historical community bus tour of Tea Tree Gully?
If this sounds like you, then join the City of Tea Tree Gully Library on the 1st-8th of September 2010 for Adult Learner’s Week!
Adult Learner’s Week is celebrated annually from 1-8 September. It aims to celebrate and promote all forms of adult and lifelong learning, highlighting the importance of literacy within the community.
- Email Clinics for beginners
- Basic Computer Skill Sessions
- Adult Literacy programs
- Highercombe Museum
- Houghton Cemetery
- Neighborhood development
- The Gully Wetlands
- Chat with SA Water about conservation
- And much more…
Get involved and come discover the contribution that learning makes to the prosperity, health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and organisations.
Be a part of the Adult Learner’s Week 2010!
If you are looking for something exciting to do on the night of Friday 6th August, look no further than the City Of Tea Tree Gully Library’s “Friday Night Live” celebrations. “Friday Night Live” is the official launch of The City of Tea Tree Gully’s first ever Reader’s Festival, an event which celebrates the joy of reading over two fun filled days of exciting programs for adults, families and young people. The evening kicks off at 5pm in the Library’s Relaxed Reading Area with the opportunity to meet South Australian publishers and booksellers as they showcase new release titles in a range of formats and titles for all ages. This is your chance to be the first to get your hands on the latest bestsellers! You are then invited to stay for the official launch, a celebration of the ‘Joy of Reading’. The wonderful world of reading comes to life with live performances, the opportunity to speak with local authors, publishers and community groups, and share stories with the City of Tea Tree Gully Library Service. The winners of the primary and high school art competition for interpretation of the ‘Joy of Reading’ will be announced, and there will be guest speakers including prominent local authors and self help groups talking about the benefits of reading, with refreshments being served through the evening. No bookings are required. So join us in celebrating the wonderful, exciting and interesting world of books and reading. We would love to see you there!
‘In Fred’s Footsteps – the Fred Hollows Exhibition’ has landed at the Library. This is a national touring exhibition that celebrates the life and work of the late Professor Fred Hollows. This exhibition uses pictures and text to outline the life and achievements of Fred Hollows and the continuing work of the Fred Hollows Foundation.
It is on display in the library near the entrance to the Relaxed Reading Lounge and will be up until August 4th so come have look next time you are in.
ABC 891 radio host and Sunday Mail columnist Peter Goers was invited by the Tea Tree Gully Library Writers group to speak to what was a capacity crowd in the library last Tuesday morning. After arriving slightly behind schedule due to some self confessed op-shop deviations in his ‘heritage listed Volvo,’ Peter spoke with his usual inimitable approach, leading the audience through a maze of humorous past experiences, punctuated with spots of social commentary. An entertaining morning was had by all!