Seven women in the Australian soccer uniform all cheering and hugging one another.
A section of the cover of 'The Matilda Effect'

Escape the cold this August and get involved with activities run by the National Library. Highlights include your chance to learn how to add Trove links to Wikipedia as part of Library and Information Week (31 July to 6 August), a lecture from the world’s leading Shakespeare scholar, a discussion panel about the experience of women in Australian sport, and a screening of an award-winning documentary.

We will also be sharing some Book Week costume ideas on our social media channels in the lead up to Book Week (19-25 August 2023).


  • Pakie’s Club: A modern arts salon in interwar Sydney with Dr Deirdre O’Connell
    Thursday 3 August | 5.30pm to 6.30pm
    Join Dr Deirdre O’Connell as she presents a lecture on her 2023 National Library Fellowship research about the extraordinary influence of Augusta ‘Pakie’ Macdougall, who brought suffragist activism, Greenwich Village’s salon culture, and the Little Theatre movement to interwar Sydney.

See the full list of what’s currently on at the Library:

For more information about each event and to book, please visit the relevant event webpages.

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Pallavi Mathur, Media Liaison, National Library of Australia ­­

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