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8 Nov 2021   Video

Book Launch: Mountains

Join Alasdair McGregor and Greg Mortimer OAM as they discuss Australia’s beautiful and diverse mountains.

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29 Oct 2021   Video

Book Launch: Flight of the Budgerigar

The budgerigar is arguably Australia’s best known bird. Many don’t know, however, that the multicoloured bird...

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28 Oct 2021   Video

Digital is History: Preserving our Digital Collections

Floppy Disk. Magnetic Tape. CD-ROM. They’re probably not words you’ve heard recently, but chances are you...

8 Oct 2021   Video

Collecting Fijian Australian Stories

The experiences, images and voices of Fijian Australians are the subject of a collecting project by...

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5 Oct 2021   Video

Science at the Library: Programming Robots

Join the Education team as they demonstrate some simple fun science experiments to do at home. Today, we're discussing robots.

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5 Oct 2021   Video

Science at the Library: Structural Shapes

Join the Education team as they demonstrate some simple fun science experiments to do at home. Today, we explore structural shapes.

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29 Sep 2021   Video

Science at the Library: Library Science

Join the Education team as they demonstrate some simple fun science experiments to do at home. Today, we discover the joy of library science.

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28 Sep 2021   Video

Science at the Library: Liquid Rainbows

Join the Education team as they demonstrate some simple fun science experiments to do at home. Today we look at making rainbows at home.

Children's book illustration
13 Sep 2021   Video

Australian Reading Hour 2021

This year, spend a portion of Australian Reading Hour reading along to The Great Book-swapping Machine with author Emma Allen.
Luke Byrnes
30 Aug 2021   Video

National Folk Fellow Presentation 2020: Luke Byrnes and the Big Scrub Revival Band

Catch Luke Byrnes and the Big Scrub Revival Band's presentation and performance of folk music and...

30 Aug 2021   Video

Fellowship presentation: Frank - Hurley in Antarctica

Join the National Library of Australia's 2021 Creative Arts Fellow for Australian Writing, Dr Jordie Albiston...

Author Nadia Bailey
30 Aug 2021   Video

Fellowship Presentation: Darkened Rooms

Join author Nadia Bailey as she presents findings from her research in the Library's collections for...

10 Aug 2021   Video

The Dreamworlds of Empire

Dr Andrew Levidis delivers an engaging presentation on the shaping of right-wing and socialist politics in Cold War East Asia.

6 Aug 2021   Video

The Eastern Isle

Alisa Bunbury, the Library's 2020 Fellow for Curatorial Research, presents her work on the colonial heritage of Norfolk Island.

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26 Jul 2021   Video

ASMR at the Library

Get your senses tingling by watching one of our conservators at work.

Three men stand in the centre of the sepia photograph, with the nose and left wing of a biplane visible behind them
23 Jul 2021   Video

Taking Flight: The E.A. Crome Collection

Soar into the early years of aviation with the Library's resident fan.
23 Jul 2021   Video

Treasures Gallery online tour

Curator Matthew Jones shares some stories about our latest Treasures Gallery displays.

A large tree in the left foreground spans full height of image. There is a river in the foreground and midground with a few boats in it, and in the background the other side of the river with a building nestled into rolling hills, with forest behind
23 Jul 2021   Video

Revising the Life of Bennelong

Professor Kate Fullagar explores the true history of Bennelong.