What's on in January

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Your library at your leisure

Whether you’re relaxing on your favourite beach, out catching fish, or sitting on the veranda enjoying the summer breeze, you can access the library at your leisure – from your own device.

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School holiday program 

The Libraries Tasmania school holiday program is open for bookings!

Make, learn and play, these school holidays at your local library.

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Holiday hours continue

We hope you've enjoyed the festive season!

If you're planning on a library visit during the break, make sure to check our holiday opening hours. We return to normal hours across the State from 3 January.

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Have you tried our lending app?

The Libraries Tasmania lending app provides you with easy access to our library on your smartphone or tablet.

Browse new titles, place holds and manage your account, all in one place.

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New arrivals

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Longford: The legend of a little town with a big motor

For one extraordinary weekend each year the world's fastest and loudest machines - on two, three and four wheels - made the pilgrimage to Longford.

Seven Formula One world champions and international motorcycle legends fell in love with the little Tasmanian town and the volunteers who gave the Long Weekend at Longford a unique spirit.

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Faeries of Tasmania

Lady Plummage often walks through her gardens with Winston, her West Highland terrier, collecting fruit from quince, walnut and mulberry trees, in preparation for a day in the kitchen. But something is always on her mind, the possibility of seeing a faery.

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State Library and Tasmanian Archives
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Tasmania's memory moves into the future

The Tasmanian Archives are beginning a new era at Geilston Bay following the move of over 14 kilometres of archival items to a purpose-built new repository, housing Tasmania’s documentary heritage for generations to come.

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'By Mountain and Sea': 100 Years of Cadbury's at Claremont, now on!

If you haven't already had enough chocolate over the festive season, step into Kingston Library to explore the popular roving State Library exhibition this January.

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Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts

Skying – go behind the scenes

Take a behind the scenes tour from the comfort of your own couch, with Tasmanian artist Tracey Cockburn as she describes her creative process in the making of Skying: Cloudscapes in Tasmanian Art.

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Tutus or cosplay? Which takes your fancy?

Do you have a secret, or not so secret, passion for fancy dress?

The Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts are inviting you to submit your own fantastic costume photos for an upcoming exhibition by 31 January 2023.

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