Hobart Library – Knitting Group and HW Events
Hobart Library is launching a new knitting group during Homelessness Week this year.
Anyone can join the weekly Monday sessions from 12 – 2pm – bring your own projects or knit squares that will be made into blankets and donated to the Hobart Women’s Shelter. Hobart Library have yarn, hooks and needles available, and there will be friendly faces to get you started, so you don’t need to be an expert to join.
Speaking at the Homelessness Week launch will be homelessness and housing advocate, and former Hobart Citizen of the year 2020 Kate Kelly, as well as representatives from Hobart Women’s Shelter, Bethlehem House and the Hobart Library.
The knitting gear will be left out for people to use any time, so if you can’t join the knitting group session, you can still enjoy the library space and knit a few lines or a square anytime. For people who can’t participate but still want to help, yarn donations will be gratefully received.
Other activities at Hobart Library to highlight homelessness week this year include:
- 2:30pm 1st August, guest speaker from the No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) delivering a free digital skills session on how to apply for a loan.
- Wednesday 3rd of August, Special outreach program ‘Connecting to Stories’ for mothers and their children at Hobart Women’s Shelter.
- 10am Wednesday 3rd August, a focus on ‘the importance of home’ during Story Time.
Hobart Library is committed all year round to supporting members of the public who are homeless or at-risk-of-homelessness. Every week staff deliver outreach services alternating between Bethlehem House and Hobart Women’s Shelter, providing free digital support and access to our collections and other programs.