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All Council locations will be closed on the King's Birthday Public Holiday, Monday 12 June.

Waste and recycling collections will continue as normal.

Please call our afterhours emergency line on 8408 1111 for assistance with non life-threatening emergencies.

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Lit for Life

Let libraries spark your imagination.

Lit for Life is an innovative series of performances available to book for free with your library card membership. With a focus on bringing books to life through theatre and music, these events encourage you and your family to reconnect with your local libraries and love literacy for life!

Lit for Life Festival 2023 is brought to you by Charles Sturt Libraries, Marion Library Service, Prospect Library, Salisbury Library Service, Port Adelaide Enfield Library Service and Holdfast Bay Library Service.

We acknowledge the funding support of the Libraries Board of South Australia and the Government of South Australia.

The following events will be held at locations across the City of Charles Sturt from April to June 2023, but there are others run at locations outside of our Council that you can also book for. Registrations for all events are open now. Visit the link below to see all sessions and locations and to book your spot.

Full program

**Please note you must be a library member to BOOK A TICKET to attend Lit for Life events. Join online or visit any public library in South Australia with proof of ID and we can sign you up on the spot!**

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Once upon a Jar **BOOKED OUT!**

Choose your own adventure in whimsical storytelling experience Once Upon a Jar.

A special visitor, Stephen, arrives with a suitcase full of old gifts – some mysterious jars from birthdays long past.

Each jar contains a distinct smell and countless story possibilities.

Children shape the narrative, bringing their far-fetched ideas to life, before joining Stephen on a treasure hunt to find the most mysterious smell of all.

Ngutungka West Lakes
Saturday 22 April

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ASO - Phil Cummings "In This Place"

Joe loves gazing at the stars. Join the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as they lead you through one boy’s life-changing journey.

Leaving behind the golden wheat fields, burning sunsets and dusty red creeks, Joe must face the grey city streets where bright lights steal away the brilliance of the stars he loves.

Through the wonder of music, images, songs and storytelling, you will follow Joe as he comes to learn the importance of resilience in a world that is ever-changing. With the strength of family, community and friendship, Joe will find his way.

In this newly commissioned work, award-winning South Australian author Phil Cummings draws inspiration from his own lived-experience, with moments and memories from his childhood, while local composer Glyn Lehmann creates a vivid soundscape influenced by his many years working in theatre, television and live performance.

Come and discover for yourselves what it is like… In This Place.

St Clair Recreation Centre
Thursday 27 April

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Grug and the Rainbow

A smash hit all over the world, Grug and the Rainbow brings its exquisite puppetry and heart-warming humour back to delight audiences.

After a rainy day, Grug heads outside to see a beautiful rainbow striped across the sky. He tries to sneak up on it, climbing hills and mountains in an attempt to reach it… but it is always just out of his grasp. In a magical adaptation of Ted Prior’s beloved picture books, Grug and the Rainbow sees our grassy little friend embark on an epic adventure to bask in the colours of the illusive rainbow.

Woodville Town Hall
Saturday 13 May
10:00-11:00am & 12:00-1:00pm

Are you a school or large group and interested in attending?

Please contact:

Julia Orlowski
8408 1333