Stephanie Alexander to Lead the Goldfields Libraries Autumn Program
Goldfields Libraries is thrilled to welcome renowned cook, restaurateur and food writer Stephanie Alexander to speak as a highlight in the new Autumn program. Many other exciting events are also set to take place throughout the season, with something on offer for all age groups.
International Women’s Day will be celebrated with presentations from local authors Brenda Stevens-Chambers and Ian Braybrook, plus an empowering talk from motivational speaker Carolyne Taplin.
Cultural Diversity Week will see people from all backgrounds work together in the 'Many Songs One Heart' workshops to create a unique art installation. There will also an introductory session to learn Arabic and an energetic Bollywood dancing demonstration!
“National Simultaneous Storytime activities are always a hit, with storytime sessions and story theatre celebrating The Cow Tripped Over the Moon, a favourite picture book by Tony Wilson and Laura Wood,” said Tammy Higgs, Goldfields Library Corporation Programs and Events Coordinator.
“Our adult technology and digital literacy program is always growing with new ideas, this season people can sign up to learn how to search Google more effectively, how to organise their photos both physically and online, and how to use our eLibrary effectively, including eBooks and audio books,” says Ms Higgs.
The April school holiday program promises to "gross out" the kids, with quirky science and craft activities, story theatre, crazy hair salon and a performance by The Itchy Scabs kids punk rock band.
Philosophy in the Library and author presentations will also be big in Autumn, with a range of guest speakers including Anne Blainey – the wife of Professor Geoffrey Blainey, Lauren Mitchell, Amy Doak, Libby Angel and Michael Smith to name a few.
For those into history, Bendigo Library will celebrate the Australian Heritage Festival during May with a number of expert sessions focusing on women and children.
Most events are free and many require bookings. For more information, visit: www.goldfieldslibraries.com