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August 2013

Wednesday, 7 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

 

2pm—

Foyer

Enjoy a free guided tour of the Library, including a visit to the enormous stacks, where books, magazines and newspapers are stored.  Meet in the foyer. 50 minutes.

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Friday, 16 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:00am—5:00pm

Exhibition Gallery

The National Library of Australia is currently hosting City of TreesUK artist Jyll Bradley’s multi-disciplinary project based on the simple premise that every tree in Canberra has a human story to tell. City of Trees takes the form of an immersive installation, with light—the basis for tree growth and the force that illuminates hidden stories—a constant agent throughout.

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Friday, 16 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:30am—11.00am

Treasures Gallery

Come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

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Friday, 16 August, 2013

Children and Families

11.30 AM—12.30 AM

Foyer, Theatre

The Children’s Book Council of Australia and the National Library of Australia invite you to the presentation of the Book of the Year Awards and the launch of Book Week 2013, followed by book signings.

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Friday, 16 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

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Saturday, 17 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:00am—5:00pm

Exhibition Gallery

The National Library of Australia is currently hosting City of TreesUK artist Jyll Bradley’s multi-disciplinary project based on the simple premise that every tree in Canberra has a human story to tell. City of Trees takes the form of an immersive installation, with light—the basis for tree growth and the force that illuminates hidden stories—a constant agent throughout.

More information
Saturday, 17 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:30am—11.00am

Treasures Gallery

Come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

More information
Sunday, 18 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Sunday, 18 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:00am—5:00pm

Exhibition Gallery

The National Library of Australia is currently hosting City of TreesUK artist Jyll Bradley’s multi-disciplinary project based on the simple premise that every tree in Canberra has a human story to tell. City of Trees takes the form of an immersive installation, with light—the basis for tree growth and the force that illuminates hidden stories—a constant agent throughout.

More information
Sunday, 18 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:30am—11.00am

Treasures Gallery

Come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

More information
Monday, 19 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Monday, 19 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:00am—5:00pm

Exhibition Gallery

The National Library of Australia is currently hosting City of TreesUK artist Jyll Bradley’s multi-disciplinary project based on the simple premise that every tree in Canberra has a human story to tell. City of Trees takes the form of an immersive installation, with light—the basis for tree growth and the force that illuminates hidden stories—a constant agent throughout.

More information
Monday, 19 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:30am—11.00am

Treasures Gallery

Come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

More information
Monday, 19 August, 2013

Learning Programs and Workshops

 

12 PM—1 PM

Ferguson Room

Learn how to make the most of the Library's collection of digital, print and microform newspaper resources, with emphasis on digital resources including Trove and the British Newspaper Archives

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Tuesday, 20 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Tuesday, 20 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:00am—5:00pm

Exhibition Gallery

The National Library of Australia is currently hosting City of TreesUK artist Jyll Bradley’s multi-disciplinary project based on the simple premise that every tree in Canberra has a human story to tell. City of Trees takes the form of an immersive installation, with light—the basis for tree growth and the force that illuminates hidden stories—a constant agent throughout.

More information
Tuesday, 20 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:30am—11.00am

Treasures Gallery

Come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

More information
Wednesday, 21 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Wednesday, 21 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:00am—5:00pm

Exhibition Gallery

The National Library of Australia is currently hosting City of TreesUK artist Jyll Bradley’s multi-disciplinary project based on the simple premise that every tree in Canberra has a human story to tell. City of Trees takes the form of an immersive installation, with light—the basis for tree growth and the force that illuminates hidden stories—a constant agent throughout.

More information
Wednesday, 21 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:30am—11.00am

Treasures Gallery

Come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

More information
Wednesday, 21 August, 2013

Learning Programs and Workshops

12 PM—1 PM

Ferguson Room

Is your street named after a soldier, artist, poet or politician? Who was the person who gave it their name? Discover the origins of Canberra's streets and suburbs and learn some basic research tips for using the Library's catalogue.

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Wednesday, 21 August, 2013

Films and Performances

 

6pm—8pm

Theatre

Make way for tomorrow (1937)

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Thursday, 22 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Thursday, 22 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:00am—5:00pm

Exhibition Gallery

The National Library of Australia is currently hosting City of TreesUK artist Jyll Bradley’s multi-disciplinary project based on the simple premise that every tree in Canberra has a human story to tell. City of Trees takes the form of an immersive installation, with light—the basis for tree growth and the force that illuminates hidden stories—a constant agent throughout.

More information
Thursday, 22 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:30am—11.00am

Treasures Gallery

Come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

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Thursday, 22 August, 2013

Films and Performances

2:00PM—4:00PM

Theatre

While the City Sleeps (1956, 100 min, 16 mm, PG)

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Thursday, 22 August, 2013

Public Tours

 

2pm—

Foyer

Enjoy a free guided tour of the Library, including a visit to the enormous stacks, where books, magazines and newspapers are stored.  Meet in the foyer. 50 minutes.

More information
Thursday, 22 August, 2013

Friends

 

5.30pm—7.30pm

Conference Room

Nomination forms for the 2014 Friends of the NLA Committee will be sent to all members wtih their September edition of the Friends Newsletter. All nominees must be financial members of the Friends of the NLA and nomination forms must reach the Executive Officer by 5pm Friday 25 October.

Additional copies can be obtained by contacting the Friends Office on 02 6262 1551 or friends@nla.gov.au

Light refreshments will be provided after the meeting in the Friends Lounge. Please rsvp for catering purposes to www.nla.gov.au/friends or 02 6262 1551

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Friday, 23 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Friday, 23 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:00am—5:00pm

Exhibition Gallery

The National Library of Australia is currently hosting City of TreesUK artist Jyll Bradley’s multi-disciplinary project based on the simple premise that every tree in Canberra has a human story to tell. City of Trees takes the form of an immersive installation, with light—the basis for tree growth and the force that illuminates hidden stories—a constant agent throughout.

More information
Friday, 23 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:30am—11.00am

Treasures Gallery

Come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

More information
Saturday, 24 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Saturday, 24 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:00am—5:00pm

Exhibition Gallery

The National Library of Australia is currently hosting City of TreesUK artist Jyll Bradley’s multi-disciplinary project based on the simple premise that every tree in Canberra has a human story to tell. City of Trees takes the form of an immersive installation, with light—the basis for tree growth and the force that illuminates hidden stories—a constant agent throughout.

More information
Saturday, 24 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:30am—11.00am

Treasures Gallery

Come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

More information
Sunday, 25 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Sunday, 25 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:00am—5:00pm

Exhibition Gallery

The National Library of Australia is currently hosting City of TreesUK artist Jyll Bradley’s multi-disciplinary project based on the simple premise that every tree in Canberra has a human story to tell. City of Trees takes the form of an immersive installation, with light—the basis for tree growth and the force that illuminates hidden stories—a constant agent throughout.

More information
Sunday, 25 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:30am—11.00am

Treasures Gallery

Come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

More information
Sunday, 25 August, 2013

Talks, Seminars and Conferences

 

2:00PM—3:00PM

Conference Room

A talk by author and lawyer Pamela Burton. Followed by afternoon tea.

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Monday, 26 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Monday, 26 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:00am—5:00pm

Exhibition Gallery

The National Library of Australia is currently hosting City of TreesUK artist Jyll Bradley’s multi-disciplinary project based on the simple premise that every tree in Canberra has a human story to tell. City of Trees takes the form of an immersive installation, with light—the basis for tree growth and the force that illuminates hidden stories—a constant agent throughout.

More information
Monday, 26 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:30am—11.00am

Treasures Gallery

Come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

More information
Monday, 26 August, 2013

Children and Families

10.30am—12.30pm

Conference Room

Drop in and entertain yourselves with amusing and historical board games.

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Monday, 26 August, 2013

Talks, Seminars and Conferences

 

5:30PM—6:30PM

Conference Room

Dr Kent Fedorowich discusses the diary of former Prime Minister Sir Earle Page, documenting his 1941 - 1942 tour abroad at a critical juncture in Australia's wartime relations.

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Tuesday, 27 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Tuesday, 27 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:00am—5:00pm

Exhibition Gallery

The National Library of Australia is currently hosting City of TreesUK artist Jyll Bradley’s multi-disciplinary project based on the simple premise that every tree in Canberra has a human story to tell. City of Trees takes the form of an immersive installation, with light—the basis for tree growth and the force that illuminates hidden stories—a constant agent throughout.

More information
Tuesday, 27 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:30am—11.00am

Treasures Gallery

Come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

More information
Wednesday, 28 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Wednesday, 28 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:00am—5:00pm

Exhibition Gallery

The National Library of Australia is currently hosting City of TreesUK artist Jyll Bradley’s multi-disciplinary project based on the simple premise that every tree in Canberra has a human story to tell. City of Trees takes the form of an immersive installation, with light—the basis for tree growth and the force that illuminates hidden stories—a constant agent throughout.

More information
Wednesday, 28 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:30am—11.00am

Treasures Gallery

Come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

More information
Thursday, 29 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Thursday, 29 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:00am—5:00pm

Exhibition Gallery

The National Library of Australia is currently hosting City of TreesUK artist Jyll Bradley’s multi-disciplinary project based on the simple premise that every tree in Canberra has a human story to tell. City of Trees takes the form of an immersive installation, with light—the basis for tree growth and the force that illuminates hidden stories—a constant agent throughout.

More information
Thursday, 29 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:30am—11.00am

Treasures Gallery

Come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

More information
Thursday, 29 August, 2013

Learning Programs and Workshops

 

3 PM—4 PM

Ferguson Room

Discover how you can use Trove newspapers for your family history research. Get search tips, and learn how to add tags, correct text and manage your research.

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Thursday, 29 August, 2013

Public Tours

 

2pm—

Foyer

Enjoy a free guided tour of the Library, including a visit to the enormous stacks, where books, magazines and newspapers are stored.  Meet in the foyer. 50 minutes.

More information
Thursday, 29 August, 2013

Learning Programs and Workshops

4.20pm—6pm

IT Training Room 1/2

Join Library staff for a tour of the images and soundscapes in Jyll Bradley’s exhibition City of Trees, and learn about the Library’s environmental, sound-based and oral history resources.

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Thursday, 29 August, 2013

Films and Performances

6:00PM—7:00PM

Theatre

Using images, recordings and live performance, acclaimed Irish musician and researcher, Fintan Vallely talks about the role played in the Irish Traditional music revival by books on music, song, dance, emigration and the Irish Diaspora.

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Thursday, 29 August, 2013

Bookshop Events

Friday, 30 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Friday, 30 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:00am—5:00pm

Exhibition Gallery

The National Library of Australia is currently hosting City of TreesUK artist Jyll Bradley’s multi-disciplinary project based on the simple premise that every tree in Canberra has a human story to tell. City of Trees takes the form of an immersive installation, with light—the basis for tree growth and the force that illuminates hidden stories—a constant agent throughout.

More information
Friday, 30 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:30am—11.00am

Treasures Gallery

Come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

More information
Saturday, 31 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Saturday, 31 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:00am—5:00pm

Exhibition Gallery

The National Library of Australia is currently hosting City of TreesUK artist Jyll Bradley’s multi-disciplinary project based on the simple premise that every tree in Canberra has a human story to tell. City of Trees takes the form of an immersive installation, with light—the basis for tree growth and the force that illuminates hidden stories—a constant agent throughout.

More information
Saturday, 31 August, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:30am—11.00am

Treasures Gallery

Come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

More information