Online Tour—Part Two: Australian Dreams - The Modern
Join National Library Curator Matthew Jones for part two of the online tour of our current...
2 Dec 2020
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...
20 Nov 2020
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
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
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...
11 Nov 2020
Family History for Beginners Learning Webinar
Family history tells the story of you and your ancestors, and places it within a larger...
30 Oct 2020
Designing Canberra: The Moir + Sutherland Collection
Join Peter Freeman and Dr Rachael Coghlan as they explore the lives of early Canberra architects...
16 Oct 2020
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...
9 Oct 2020
Space Challenges: Blast Off! by Shelly Unwin
If the kids are looking for something to do these school holidays, journey into space with...
2 Oct 2020
Art Activity: Super Nova by Krys Saclier
Attention parents! Looking for an activity to do with the kids these school holidays? Join in...
22 Sep 2020
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...
17 Sep 2020
Author Talk: Stalin's Wine Cellar
Stalin's Wine Cellar is billed as 'the Raiders of the Lost Ark of wine'. It is...
31 Aug 2020
Discovery video: Family History Research Tools - Trove Lists
Madly gathering resources and information this August for Family History Month? Do you need to organise...
28 Aug 2020
Are You Board Yet?
Did you know the National Library has board games?Join our very own board game enthusiasts Stuart...
24 Aug 2020
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...
17 Aug 2020
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
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...
10 Aug 2020
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...
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