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SA Libraries Explode With Events During “Firstival”

Photo – Libraries SA
Melissa Smith

Discover Over 250 Unique Events Across South Australia’s Libraries This July

When was the last time you did something for the first time? That’s the question South Australia’s libraries are asking during “Firstival 2024”.

Returning for its second year, “Firstival” offers over 250 unique events and experiences designed to spark your curiosity.

Held throughout July, “Firstival” brings a huge lineup of activities spanning arts and crafts, food and drink, games and adventure, language and literature, music and performance, nature and wellbeing, and science and technology.

From prehistoric encounters at Clare Town Hall to teddy bear sleepovers in Balaklava, the festival offers activities for all ages. Wintery school holidays can be a challenge for families but the free and low-cost boredom busters will save the day as well as your pocket. There’s Lego making fun at Karoonda, circus lessons at Berri and the chance to travel the world with VR Armchair Travel at Mt Gambier Library, just to name a few.

Adults can get in on the action too with activities like macrame lessons at Whyalla Library, Belly Dancing at Burra, Salt Art at Wasleys or mastering the art of Banh Mi in Orroroo.

“Firstival” is more than just events – it’s about reconnecting with your sense of wonder and whether it’s your first time folding origami at Cambrai Library or chatting with a local at Cummins Library at the “Borrow a local” sessions there is something for everyone.

If you’re not yet a library member, joining is as easy as a click away. Signing up opens the door to a month filled with new and exciting experiences across South Australia.

For a full schedule of events and to reserve your spot, visit the Firstival program online and make July a month of firsts at your local library.




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