Library. Summer fun

From January, get lost in the local library with free holiday activities. Join in the fun and discover the Smithton Library’s Zoo of Curious Creatures. On Monday January 7, it’s Rock Creatures for all ages, and on Thursday January 10 head along for Recycled Robots. Both start at 2pm. Ranger Discovery Day will be a …

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Giving every day

Donate. Smithton After School Care children are learning the meaning of giving through an advent calendar idea with a twist. Rather than taking chocolates from a commercial advent calendar, children are contributing items to Wyndarra Centre’s Christmas hamper appeal. Smithton’s after school care coordinator Joanie Coker says students have taken ownership of the idea and …

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Curious illustrations

Book. The tale of Honey is an amusing one for children and adults alike. Written and illustrated by Sonny Quarrell, under the pseudonym Sonny Honey, the picture book Honey the Cow is about life and the friends we meet along the way. “The illustrations come first,” says Sonny of the creative process. “And I knew …

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Musings by a mum

Poetry. Gaylene Timms’ writing is genuine and relatable.  An Aussie Mum’s Rendition of Family Life is a collection of heartbreaking truths, and adored memories and musings by the local writer. Scribbled on scraps of paper over the decades, the first edition was published in 1996. A second edition will be launched at a book signing …

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Enrol. Making the difference

Smithton Library has a new course for anyone wanting to take up formal training or start new work. The Making the Difference program encourages adult learners to embrace learning opportunities. It aims to help participants uncover hidden strengths and take the next step into work or training, in a fun and supported way. What will …

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Passion for learning

Volunteer. Lynne Mahoney is like many, a lifelong learner.  This appetite for knowledge inspires others around her to think curiously and creatively. The Smithton Library volunteer was recognised by the Department of Education at the Together We Inspire awards as joint winner of the Volunteer of the Year. A career at TasTAFE and, prior to …

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Reading Relay

Invite. Smithton Library invites locals to Australian Reading Hour, where someone will be reading aloud for one hour in a relay style. Each person will recite a short story or poem of their choice. The national initiative asks people to stop what they’re doing for one hour and pick up a book, to either rediscover …

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Festival of Learning

Experience. Smithton Library is hosting a free festival celebrating learning. A fun and interactive calendar of events will begin on Monday (September 3), when local face painter Emma Berechree takes locals for a colourful class. The local artist, of Splash Face and Body Art, will give an overview of the quality products to use when …

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Study options sorted

Session. February is an opportune time to consider study options for the year and Smithton LINC will hold a Learning Options afternoon today (Thursday February 4) to help. From 12-5pm community members are invited to the Smithton Library to speak with Sabena Lund about study options at the LINC, TasTAFE, Circular Head Trade Training Centre …

3 years ago

Dinosaur discoveries 

Activities. Prehistoric creatures are coming to life at Smithton Library for the month of January as children are invited to discover a whole new world. Stepping into an ancient cave, children will unearth dinosaur eggs, fossils and Jurassic elements as part of the library’s involvement in the Summer Reading Club, a nationwide initiative. Following the …

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