Adult's Activities and Events

There is a range of activities and events on offer at all three library branches, from author events, education and training, to knitting and scrabble groups!

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Adult program events

Discover what upcoming events are part of the current Marion Library Service Adult Programs...

Game Developer Boot Camp: Program for Youth @ Cove Civic Centre

Start Date: 02/05/2017
End Date: 02/05/2017

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BOOKED OUT: A Taste of History: Program for Adults @ Cove Civic Centre

Start Date: 03/05/2017
End Date: 03/05/2017

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MyGov with the Department of Human Services: Digital Literacy Program for Adults @ Cove Civic Centre

Start Date: 22/05/2017
End Date: 22/05/2017

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Local Authors, Local Stories: Program for Adults @ Cove Civic Centre

Start Date: 27/05/2017
End Date: 27/05/2017

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Baby Playmates - It's a date!: Program for Families @ Cultural Centre Library

Start Date: 29/05/2017
End Date: 29/05/2017

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Managing your Tax Affairs using MyGov: Digital Literacy Program for Adults @ Cove Civic Centre

Start Date: 07/06/2017
End Date: 07/06/2017

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Managing your Tax Affairs using MyGov: Digital Literacy Program for Adults @ Marion Cultural Centre

Start Date: 15/06/2017
End Date: 15/06/2017

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Mental Health First Aid: Program for Adults @ Cove Civic Centre

Start Date: 15/06/2017
End Date: 16/06/2017

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Come and Try Tai Chi: Program for Adults @ Cove Civic Centre

Start Date: 17/06/2017
End Date: 17/06/2017

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Family Food and Fun - Healthy Nutrition Workshop: Program for Families @ Cove Civic Centre

Start Date: 19/06/2017
End Date: 19/06/2017

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MyGov WIth the Department of Human Services: Digital Literacy Program for Adults @ Marion Cultural Centre

Start Date: 21/06/2017
End Date: 21/06/2017

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Destination China & Tibet: Program for Adults @ Marion Cultural Centre

Start Date: 24/06/2017
End Date: 24/06/2017

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Baby Playmates - It's a date!: Program for Families @ Park Holme Library

Start Date: 26/06/2017
End Date: 26/06/2017

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Creative Support Program for people living with dementia: Program for Adults @ Cove Civic Centre

Start Date: 04/07/2017
End Date: 04/07/2017

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Build your own Worm Farm Tower: DIY workshop for Families @ Cultural Centre Library

Start Date: 11/07/2017
End Date: 11/07/2017

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Some of my Best Friends are Plants: Program for Adults @ Marion Cultural Centre

Start Date: 26/07/2017
End Date: 26/07/2017

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MyGov with the Department of Human Services: Digital Literacy Program for Adults @ Park Holme Library

Start Date: 28/07/2017
End Date: 28/07/2017

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Writing for Publication & Peace of Mind: 4 week workshop series: Program for Adults @ Cove Civic Centre

Start Date: 29/07/2017
End Date: 29/07/2017

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Baby Playmates - It's a date!: Program for Families @ Cove Civic Centre

Start Date: 31/07/2017
End Date: 31/07/2017

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Meet the Author Events

The City of Marion Library Service has been running successful author visits since 2002. Most are free events and many book out quickly.

A plethora of celebrity and popular authors have graced Marion as the community relish in the opportunity to meet and hear bestselling authors.

Past authors have included Bev and Peter Brock, Tara Moss, Monica McInerney, Mem Fox, Geraldine Cox, Jodi Picoult, Lionel Shriver, Matthew Reilly, Peter FitzSimons, Di Morrissey, Maggie Beer, William McInnes, Kaz Cooke, Fiona McIntosh and many, many, more...
 

Meet The Author: Kathy Lette 'Best Laid Plans' @ Cove Civic Centre

Start Date: 08/05/2017
End Date: 08/05/2017

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Book Talk Tuesday: Friendly Street Poets Poetry Readings @ Park Holme Library

Start Date: 23/05/2017
End Date: 23/05/2017

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Meet The Author: Book Talk Tuesday: Mike Ladd 'Karrawirra Parri - Walking the Torrens from Source to Sea' @ Cove Civic Centre

Start Date: 06/06/2017
End Date: 06/06/2017

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Meet the Author: Book Talk Tuesday: Alastair Sarre 'Ecstasy Lake' @ Marion Cultural Centre

Start Date: 04/07/2017
End Date: 04/07/2017

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Digital Literacy

A range of different digital literacy programs are offered across the Marion Library Service for both children and adults and are listed below.

Digital Literacy for Adults

 

One-to-One digital device help
  • Have you just bought an iPad, tablet, smartphone or eReader?
  • Do you need some help?

Book in for a free, 45 minute, personalised, one-on-one session with our Digital Literacy Volunteer.

Sessions are available at Cove Civic Centre, Cultural Centre Library and Park Holme Library.

Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting us on 8375 6755.

 


 

IT and tea

Would you like to learn more about IT or share you IT skills with others?

Join our friendly and informal group for a cup of tea or coffee and to help each other use our digital devices. Bring along your own smartphone or tablet.

IT and tea meets:

  • Every Thursday, Park Holme Library, 1pm - 3pm

Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting us on 8375 6755.

 


 

Kids Digital Literacy

 

Code Club for Beginners @ Cove Civic CentreCode Club logo

Learn how to code! Our Code Club is about fun, creativity and learning through exploring.

Join the club and get involved in exciting projects that will teach you how to program by making computer games, animations and websites.

Be in charge of the computer and make it do what YOU want in a fun, friendly and safe environment. Use our laptops or BYO device.

Who: Kids aged 9+
Cost: 
Free
When: Mondays after school throughout the school term.
Where: Cove Civic Centre

Strictly limited places available and bookings are essential on 8375 6755.


 

Coding Drop in @ Cove Civic Centre

Do you love to code? Come along to the Cove Civic Centre and join a group of like minded coders for a drop in session. Bring your own device and connect to our free wifi to explore the world of coding.

Please note that this is an unsupervised and unstructured session suitable for young people with some experience of coding.

Who: For coders aged 10-15
Cost: Free
When: Mondays 3:30pm-4:30pm throughout the school term.
Where: Cove Civic Centre


 

HAL Robotics HAL Covebotics @ Cove Civic Centre

Do you want to learn how to build robots? Then we have the club for you! HAL Covebotics is a fun, hands-on club where you will create your own inventions and explore the world of technology. Kits and computers provided for use by the club.

Presented by Marion Library Service in conjunction with Techspace Learning.

Who: For children aged 10-15
Cost: $20 per session (First session is free)
When: Saturdays 1:30pm-3:30pm throughout the school term.
Where: Cove Civic Centre

Strictly limited places available and bookings are essential on 8375 6755.

 

More information

If you would like more information about Digital Literacy programs, please register your interest by contacting:

Marion Library Service 
Phone: 8375 6785
email:marionlibrary@marion.sa.gov.au

 

Special Interest Groups

A range of special interest groups are available at all Marion Library branches. No need to book, just come along to a group that interests you for socialising, sharing information and fun times.

Project Knitting Group

A knitting group that meets once a month on Tuesday mornings at Cove Civic Centre and focusses on monthly projects for charities and hospitals.

Join us to meet other knitters, make new friends and learn new techniques.

For more information or to register your interest please contact:

Tracey Noah
Adult Programs Support officer
Phone: 8375 6755
Email: libraryevents@marion.sa.gov.au

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Clickety Clack Yak - Knitting Circle

A fun interactive group for keen knitters, full of "great yarns", "woolly tales" and "knitty gritty". Bring your needles along and make some "close-knit" friends.

All welcome, from beginners to the experienced.

  • Cultural Centre Library
    2nd Sunday of the month, 1.30pm - 3.30pm

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Marion Scrabblers - Scrabble Group

Would you like to meet new people? Do you savour the satisfaction of a triple word score? 

Scrabble groups meet weekly at all three Marion Library branches. No need to book and it's free!

  • Cultural Centre Library (Signatures Cafe)
    Mondays, 1.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Park Holme Library
    Tuesdays, 1.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Cove Civic Centre
    Thursdays, 1.00pm - 3.00pm

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Useful Marion Library Service information

Cultural Centre Library
287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park SA 5046
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Phone: 8375 6785
Fax: 8375 6699
Cove Civic Centre 
1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove SA 5158
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Phone: 8375 6755
Fax: 8375 6699
Park Holme Library 
1 Duncan Avenue, Park Holme SA 5043
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Phone: 8375 6745
Fax: 8375 6699

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