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Illustration of two brown birds with long plumed tails
28 Apr 2022   Video

Fellowship presentation: Bird Lovers

Hear from 2021 Fellow, Russell McGregor, as he compiles a history of birdwatching in Australia from the late nineteenth century through to the present day.

A blue book cover reads 'The Idea of Australia - A search for the soul of the nation'
28 Apr 2022   Video

Author talk: The Idea of Australia

Julianne Schultz talks about her most recent book, which challenges our notions of what it means to be Australian and asks timely and urgent questions about our national identity.

A man bathed in red light looks off-camera.
28 Apr 2022   Video

Curator talk: On Stage

Join Dr. Susannah Helman, curator of the On Stage exhibition, as she discusses collection highlights from the exhibition.

Exterior of the National Library building at light, illuminated with projections featuring dancers
4 Mar 2022   Video

Enlighten 2022: Illuminations and soundscape

Watch this year's Enlighten projections light up the National Library building.

17 Jan 2022   Video

Curator tour: Illustrating the Antipodes

Join Dr Philip Jones and Guy Hansen as they explore highlights from the exhibition.

15 Dec 2021   Video

Indian emigration passes to Fiji, 1879-1916

Family history research is often full of frustrating dead-ends or missing information, especially when records relating...

Children's book cover 'Wiradjuri Country' on a purple background
8 Dec 2021   Video

Book launch: Wiradjuri Country

Join Author and Storyteller Larry Brandy as he shares a passage from his new book ‘Wiradjuri...

Book cover 'Mountains' superimposed over a landscape view of mountains
8 Nov 2021   Video

Book launch: Mountains

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

A yellow and green bird perched on a tree branch
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...

Old fashioned computers and other machines sit on tall beige shelves
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...

A large white machine in a room that resembles a science laboratory
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.

Black and white photograph of a building surrounded by scaffolding
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.

Floor to ceiling bookshelves lit by warm overhead fluorescent lights
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.

Abstract swirls of purple, pink and blue colour on a light background
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...