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.

Friends of the National Library of Australia - Australian Garden History Society Joint Lecture

‘Quill and Spade: Pioneer Garden Writing in Australia’ with Dr Greg Johnson

 Garden making wasn’t easy for the women and men who settled in Australia between 1788 and 1888. This lecture will explore the publications and writers who instructed and inspired the pastoralists, town folk, gold-rush boomers and would-be immigrants to lay the foundations of garden history in pre-Federation Australia.

 Thursday 5 June, 6 pm

Theatre, $10 Friends and AGHS members,

$15 non-members (includes refreshments and collection viewing)

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


A monthly literary discussion for members only.

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