South African Library Week is celebrated in and by libraries across the country each year.
SA Library Week was started in 1997 and the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) has been working hard at centralising library and information services.
One of the many important focuses of this week is to encourage reading and instill a culture of reading so that we create an informed nation and promoting the importance of libraries.
Library Week falls within the week of 20 March, as this day in 1818 saw the establishment of the South Africa Public Library, currently known as the National Library of South Africa, in central Cape Town.
Another reason for choosing this particular week is because Human Rights Day falls on 21 March – and freedom of access to information is enshrined in our Bill of Rights.
This year's theme for SA Library Week is "Educate Yourself @ Your Library".
On Monday 18th March 2013, we will be highlighting Wine and Art with local artist Gerald Jacobson and his “Fat Lady” series of sketches together with wine appreciation presented by Nikki Dumas of Winestyle.biz.
The full program is available to download or contact Cristelle Connor
Librarian: Adult Services
Milnerton Public Library
Library & Information Services
City of Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 444 0818
Fax: +27 21 444 0820