Firstival | Libraries SA | 1-31 Jul 2024


Firstival – Try Something New in July at Libraries SA

Firstival is set to return to the State’s public libraries this July with a fresh line up of events to try for the first time.

Firstival is a reminder for us all to reconnect with our curiosity, to book out some time in our busy lives to do something different. Because at any age, in any walk of life, learning does wonders for our wellbeing.

Over 150 experiences are on offer across the 2024 program, from trying your first sound bath to paint and sip sessions, terrarium workshops, soft circuit sewing and nature journaling, there is something new for everyone to try at their local library this winter.

Firstival kicks off on Monday 1 July, with a month-long calendar of unique events hosted by individual public libraries across South Australia. The festival program includes experiences for those of all ages, which includes the school holidays, providing a huge range of activities for families.

Firstival will be held from Monday 1 July until Tuesday 31 July 2024, with a program of unique, free and low-cost events to held across the 130 public libraries.

A selection of Firstival events on offer for families and children:

Kids Reboot
Afternoon of robotics, 3D printing, badge making, science experiments and challenges. Find out more here

Make your own bug hotel
Using recycled and natural items found in our homes and around our yards, build a comfy bug hotel. Find out more here.

Night time Storytime at Mitcham Memorial Library
A night of enchanting stories and tasty treats at a special night time Storytime session at the library. Listen to talented storytellers share a range of engaging children’s books while enjoying a milo and a tim tam. Go dressed in your pyjamas, take your favourite stuffed toy, and embark on dreamy adventures before bedtime. Find out more here.

Illustration Workshop with Mandy Foot

Mandy Foot is an award winning, best selling, children’s book author and illustrator. Mandy will take you through creating and drawing a character. Looking at expressions and how to achieve these through drawing. Find out more here.

Hear your first Dreaming story
Join Trent Hill for a Dreaming story, explaining the messages, the rules for living and the connection to the land that Indigenous people have had for thousands of years. Animal tracks, signs and symbols will be shared. Find out more here.

Make your own beeswax wrap
Join a hands-on workshop with KESAB and learn how to make your own beeswax wrap. Help reduce waste and create something beautiful, practical and eco-friendly! Find out more here.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Firstival website

What:   Firstival

When:   1 – 31 July 2024

Where:   Public libraries located across South Australia

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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