Imaginarium Family Day

Imaginarium Family Day
Special event

Imagine spelt out in scrabble letters
11 October 2015, 1pm-4pm
Foyer, Podium, Ground floor

Booking is not essential, but we'd love to know if you are coming!

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Imagine the possibilities of libraries through stories, games and play. Explore 3D printing, 3D pens and fantastic Makey Makey interactive demonstrations. Watch as vocabulary skills are put to the test in the grand final of the ACT Scrabble competition. Plunge into the realm of riddles with David Astle, or sketch portraits using your own device. Meet children’s authors Pauline Deeves, Stephanie Owen Reeder and Tania McCartney. Release the perfect paper plane with the Paper Pilots, and plenty more.

In association with Libraries ACT and Scrabble ACT.


The National Library of Australia is open from 10am – 5pm on Sunday 11 October, with lots of activities taking place across the afternoon.



Bookplate and Paper plate restaurant open for drinks, meals and light snacks

Ground floor

Giant Games, Library podium

NLA Bookshop 10% discount on all Australian children’s titles today

Author corner: storytelling and meet the authors Stephanie Owen Reeder, Pauline Deeves, Tania McCartney, David Astle Main foyer

Imagination Station badge making and hands-on activities, Central Foyer

Bring your own device: make art using linebrush® with John Carey, Exhibition galleries

Fascinating facsimiles Newspaper Reading room

Grand Final Libraries ACT Scrabble Competition, Main Reading Room

First floor

Wordplay children’s space, Ferguson Room, 1st floor

Lower ground one

Paper Plane Academy and Flight School with The Paper Pilots

Libraries ACT Makerspace: 3D Printing, Makey Makey and 3D pen demonstrations 


1pm                 Dance Like a Pirate! Book reading with Stephanie Owen Reeder

1pm                 Grand Final Libraries ACT Scrabble Competition commences  

1.30pm            Heroes and Villains: Strutt’s Australia Guided exhibition tour

1.35pm            Imagine Children During World War One with Pauline Deeves

2pm                 Helipad test flight, with The Paper Pilots, Mezzanine, 1st floor

2pm                 Discover your National Library Guided building tour

2.10pm            Book launch Australian Kids through the Yearsby Tania McCartney

2.30pm            Treasures Gallery Guided exhibition tour

2.50pm            Mucking around with words with David Astle

3pm                 Helipad test flight with The Paper Pilots, Mezzanine, 1st floor

3.30pm            Paper Plane flight school with The Paper Pilots, theatre, Lower Ground One

3.40pm           Lost! A True Tale from the Bush with Stephanie Owen Reeder, exhibition gallery Heroes and Villains: Strutt’s Australia

4.00pm            Paper Plane flight school test flight with The Paper Pilots, mezzanine, 1st floor 

4.15pm            Award ceremony - Libraries ACT Scrabble Competition