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Aerial view of Parliament House, Canberra
9 Dec 2020   Video

Online Tour—Part Two: Australian Dreams - The Modern

Join National Library Curator Matthew Jones for part two of the online tour of our current...

Lady Franklin Museum, near Hobart, Tasmania by Hardy Wilson
2 Dec 2020   Video

Online Tour—Part One: Australian Dreams - The Historical

Join National Library Curator Matthew Jones for the first instalment of a two-part online tour of...

Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell holding Library cards in front of the Main Reading Room
20 Nov 2020   Video

Researching Collection Material with Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell

‘Just one scribbled note from Marcie Muir led us to this amazing discovery … If we...

16 Nov 2020   Video

In Conversation: Goodna Girls

On Monday 16 November—the Anniversary of the apology to the 'Forgotten Australians' and Former Child Migrants—join...

15 Nov 2020   Video

The Process of Writing a Book with Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell

Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell are the sisters behind the latest NLA Publishing title, Searching for...

A family standing in a line from tallest to shortest
11 Nov 2020   Video

Family History for Beginners Learning Webinar

Family history tells the story of you and your ancestors, and places it within a larger...

Malcolm Moir and Heather Sutherland
30 Oct 2020   Video

Designing Canberra: The Moir + Sutherland Collection

Join Peter Freeman and Dr Rachael Coghlan as they explore the lives of early Canberra architects...

West elevation, Lucknow University Library
16 Oct 2020   Video

Walter Burley Griffin–A Point of Creation

Sunday 18 October is the anniversary of Walter Burley Griffin’s 1913 appointment as Canberra’s Federal Capital...

Page from Blast Off! by Shelly Unwin
9 Oct 2020   Video

Space Challenges: Blast Off! by Shelly Unwin

If the kids are looking for something to do these school holidays, journey into space with...

Illustration of aliens from Super Nova by Krys Saclier
2 Oct 2020   Video

Art Activity: Super Nova by Krys Saclier

Attention parents! Looking for an activity to do with the kids these school holidays? Join in...

Dr Grace Blakeley-Carroll with one of the Birds of Paradise
22 Sep 2020   Video

Online Tour–Birds of Paradise: Ellis Rowan in New Guinea

Join National Library Exhibition Curator Dr Grace Blakeley-Carroll, and Director of Exhibitions Dr Guy Hansen, for...

Stalin's Wine Cellar book cover
17 Sep 2020   Video

Author Talk: Stalin's Wine Cellar

Stalin's Wine Cellar is billed as 'the Raiders of the Lost Ark of wine'. It is...

A family standing outside a tin shack called Wiloma during the Great Depression, New South Wales, ca. 1932
31 Aug 2020   Video

Discovery video: Family History Research Tools - Trove Lists

Madly gathering resources and information this August for Family History Month? Do you need to organise...

The National Bicycle Game
28 Aug 2020   Video

Are You Board Yet?

Did you know the National Library has board games?Join our very own board game enthusiasts Stuart...

cover of Searching for Charlotte
24 Aug 2020   Video

Searching For Charlotte - Meet the Authors + Cover Reveal

For almost 140 years, the author of Australia’s first children’s book was a mystery. Known only...

Daniel Oakman
17 Aug 2020   Video

Book Launch: Wild Ride by Daniel Oakman

Grab your helmet and join long-time cycling enthusiast Daniel Oakman alongside National Library curator Susannah Helman...

14 Aug 2020   Video

Passing Events: The Tail of the Comet of 1853

Imagine what moments in history comets have glimpsed as they pass by. Come into the Special...

Lynda standing in front of bookshop hold A Room Made of Leaves book
10 Aug 2020   Video

Books Lynda is Loving: Book Recommendations from the National Library Bookshop

The National Library’s Bookshop is home to some of Australia’s best works of fiction, nonfiction, children’s...