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.

2014 Kenneth Myer Lecture - BOOKED OUT

Science and Society: Exploring the Role of Research in Australian Lives to be delivered by Professor Brian Schmidt AC

Join Nobel Prize recipient Professor Brian Schmidt AC as he discusses how science permeates Australian lives, whether through a metaphysical contemplation of our place in the universe, or as we surf the internet using Wi-Fi. In this lecture, Professor Schmidt will explore the relevance of science to our daily lives, suggest ways that Australia could be getting more out of science, and ponder what science might bring us in the coming decades.

The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Foyer.

The Kenneth Myer Lecture is supported by The Kenneth Baillieu Myer Trust.

Tuesday 29 July, 6 pm

Theatre, free


Author Talk with Hugh Mackay

Do Our Circumstances Justify or Merely Explain Our Behaviour?

Join author Hugh Mackay in conversation with 666 ABC's Alex Sloan as they discuss the themes of his latest novel, Infidelity.

Hugh Mackay is a highly respected social researcher and a prolific writer. Infidelity is his sixth novel.

In association with Macmillan Publishing

Monday 11 August, 6pm

Conference Room

Cost: $10 Friends / $15 non-members (includes refreshments)

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


A monthly literary discussion for members only.

Tuesday 29 July - The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Tuesday 26 August - The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

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