Upcoming Friends Events

Bookings for all Friends events may be made through the Friends Office on 02 6262 1698 or by emailing friends@nla.gov.au.  Ticket payments may be made over the phone at the same number. Cheque payments, made payable to ‘The Friends of the National Library of Australia’, should be posted to Friends of the National Library, National Library of Australia, Canberra ACT 2600.  Cash payments may be dropped off at the National Library bookshop during opening hours, and must be delivered in an unsealed envelope, with details of your name, the event and the dollar amount written on the envelope. These will then be passed on to the Friends Office.

Launch of An Eye for Nature: The Life and Art of William T. Cooper

Join author Penny Olsen and William T. Cooper for the launch of this new biography. The book traces the path of Cooper’s life and work, documenting his fruitful partnership with wife and collaborator Wendy Cooper and his extensive travels in Australia and abroad in pursuit of his subjects. Including a portfolio of bird and landscape paintings that have never before been published, the book is illustrated with photographs, paintings and sketches, as well as extracts from Cooper’s extensive field notebooks which give an insight into his interests and processes.

Thursday 27 March, 6 pm

Conference Room

$10 Friends/$15 non-members

(includes book signing and refreshments)

Bookings: www.nla.gov.au/bookings/friends or 02 6262 1698


The Canberra Times Digitised

To celebrate the Friends donation to digitise the 1975 editions of The Canberra Times, join former editor Ian Mathews as he discusses his memories of working at the newspaper in 1975. Followed by refreshments.

Saturday 12 April, 2pm

Conference Room

$10 Friends / $15 non members

Bookings: www.nla.gov.au/bookings/friends or 02 6262 1698


A monthly literary discussion for members only.

Tuesday 25 March - The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Tuesday 29 April - Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro

Tuesday 27 May - The Light between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

7 pm
Friends Lounge, Free

Bookings: www.nla.gov.au/bookings/friends or 02 6262 1698


In association with the Reel McCoy Film Society, the Friends present fortnightly film screenings exclusively for members of both organisations.

Every second Wednesday
6 pm, Theatre, free

For further information contact the Friends Office, 02 6262 1698 or friends@nla.gov.au or contact

The Reel McCoy Film Society http://www.reelmccoy.org.au/

Bookings not required