25 September 2023

Libraries book a lively month

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The Director of Libraries ACT, Vanessa Little says April will be a month of activities, talks and workshops at the city’s libraries, with programs designed to thrill and spark the interest of library members of all ages.

Ms Little said the importance of continually evolving and providing innovative and interesting learning opportunities was prioritised at Libraries ACT.

“We put our heads together continually to ensure that we’re putting forward a program that is as enjoyable as it is educational,” Ms Little said.

“This April we have a headline author talk with Jeff Apter [pictured], author of High Voltage: The life of Angus Young, which details the rise of the Glasgow-born AC/DC guitarist.”

She said Mr Apter would discuss his bestselling biography on 28 April and then local band Ripped Salvation would rock the Woden Library, playing the much-loved tunes of AC/DC.

“If music and biographies hit your high notes, Jeff will return to Woden Library on Monday, 30 April for a workshop teaching those aged 16 and above how to select a subject, research, write, pitch, edit and design a book,” Ms Little said.

“It’s a brilliant opportunity not to be missed.”

She said Libraries ACT was also encouraging teens to visit in April, with a number of events targeting the age group.

“Gungahlin Library will host two events for teenagers in April: the workshop Reuse, Remake, Recycle: Re-Fashion in Style by eco-stylist Nina Gbor; and young adult author L. M. Merrington will discuss her latest work, the Gothic mystery The Iron Line,” Ms Little said.

The Libraries’ April-May program of events can be accessed at this PS News link.

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