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Stephen Dando-Collins celebrates Australian Reading Hour

When

Thursday 20 September
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Where

Stories Bookshop
75 St John St,
Launceston TAS 7250

In celebration of the Australian Reading Hour on Thursday 20 September, one of Tasmania’s best-loved authors, Stephen Dando-Collins is visiting the local Launceston Bookshop! With his illustrious publishing of history titles, hear him talk about his books and writing! A session which will discuss history.

Hobart Library celebrates Australian Reading Hour with Heather Rose

When

Thursday 20 September
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Where

Hobart Library
Level 1, 91 Murray Street
Hobart, TAS 7000

Celebrate the Australian Reading Hour with one of Hobart’s award winning authors. Heather will talk about the books that have made the biggest impact on her as a reader and writer – the books that have challenged and inspired her, the books that have held special meaning for her at different times in her life, and the books she returns to time and again.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/author-heather-rose-hobart-library-tickets-49021446466

Reading Relay

When

Thursday 20 September
10:30am – 11:30am

Where

Emmerton Park Chapel, Smithton
 2-12 Senior Dr,
Smithton TAS 7330

Celebrate Reading Hour at the Emerton Park Chapel. Listen to special guests read their favourite short stories and poems.

Bats at the Library

When

Thursday 20 September
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Where

Burnie Library
30 Alexander St,
Burnie TAS 7320

Listen to our bedtime story, Bats at the Library, then search for the bats that have taken over our library! Make your own Reading Bat, have a Milo and a cookie and take home some puzzles to enjoy later.
Bookings essential – go to the Burnie Library Eventbrite page.

Paranple Pyjama Party

When

Thursday 20 September
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Where

Devenport Library
137 Rooke St,
Devonport TAS 7310

Come along in your pj’s or favourite onesie and listen to stories, have a milo and biscuit for our first celebration of the Australian Reading Hour in our new library!
Bookings essential, see Eventbrite.

Paranple Pyjama Party

When

Thursday 20 September
10:00am 

Where

Northgate Shopping Centre
387-393 Main Rd,
Glenorchy TAS 7010

During the week of 17 September Glenorchy Library together with Glenorchy LEARN and Vicinity Centres will be hosting a Book Nook in the Northgate Shopping Centre. The Book Nook will have couches and good quality discards that people can read at the Centre or take home. Each book will have a sticker on the cover promoting Reading Hour and Libraries Tasmania.
On Thursday 20 September at 10am we will be hosting a special Storytime at the Centre.

Australian Reading Hour ‘Arrgh Matey!’

When

Thursday 20 September
10:30am – 11:30am

Where

Kingston Library
11 Hutchins St,
Kingston TAS 7050

You’re invited to a special Pirate themed Reading Hour event. Come dressed in ye best pirate clothes and join the staff for songs, rhymes, stories and craft. Bookings essential via Eventbrite

The Reading Hour at Sheffield Community Library

When

Thursday 20 September
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Where

Sheffield Community Library
12 Henry Street
Sheffield, TAS 7306

Come in your favourite Onesie or Pyjamas, bring your favourite book or use one of ours. Bring a comfy pillow and read with your family or a friend. Free milo, tea, coffee and a biscuit along with the ultimate bedtime story.
Bookings essential via Eventbrite

Reading Hour Pyjama Party

When

Thursday 20 September
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Where

Ulverstone Library
15 King Edward St,
Ulverstone TAS 7315

Celebrate Reading Hour with a Pyjama Party at the Ulverstone Library! Sit down with a Milo and a Teddy Bear biscuit to read your favourite book, or discover a new favourite.
Bookings essential see Eventbrite.

Silent Reading Party at The People’s Library

When

Thursday 20 September
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where

Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre,
77 Salamanca Place, Battery Point

Do you find it difficult to carve out time in your day to read? Does life get in the way when you just want to sit back and make a start on your growing to-read list? Sounds like you need to attend a Silent Reading Party! Australian Reading Hour is on Thursday 20 September and we thought it was the perfect time to host a Silent Reading Party and what better venue than The People’s Library! Hosted by Island magazine, Transportation Press, The People’s Library 2018 and Salamanca Arts Centre. We will have drinks on sale and you can BYO food. Find a book and somewhere to sit then get ready to read for 90 minutes in silence and in the presence of other book worms. BYO book or pick one of 113 books displayed in The People’s Library. You can socialise before and after but silence is required from 6.30pm – 8pm.