With the eyes of the world increasingly gazing into the heavens as NASA beams back images from its latest Mars lander and Elon Musk’s rockets pave the way to renewed space exploration, the Cairns community is being invited to take an adventure somewhat closer to home.
Running officially from 17-23 May, this year’s Library & Information Week celebrates libraries and the services they provide under the theme of Adventures in Space and Time.
Cairns Mayor Bob Manning said the theme was especially relevant, with libraries able to inspire adventure and creativity, as well as being places of learning and education.
“Every year in May, libraries and information services throughout Australia showcase their resources and services to their communities through programs and events,” Cr Manning said.
“For children to our most senior citizens, our modern libraries are a tremendous source of knowledge, entertainment, inspiration and learning.
“Our Cairns Libraries have put together an array of events and activities that will showcase their services and celebrate the work of library staff.
“This year, people can learn about tapping into the online world, engage in author talks and something that is sure to thrill the younger members of the family, listen to an astronaut reading a book from the International Space Station.”