Imaginarium Family Day and my book launch! at the National Library of Australia

Saturday, 10 October 2015

If you are in Canberra tomorrow, Sunday 11 October, come along to the National Library's 'Imaginarium' Family day, from 1pm to 4pm!

There will be SO much going on! Including the launch of Australian Kids Through the Years (at 2.10pm).

Imagine the possibilities of libraries through stories, games and play. Explore 3D printing, 3D pens and fantastic Makey Makey interactive demonstrations. Watch as vocabulary skills are put to the test in the grand final of the ACT Scrabble competition. Plunge into the realm of riddles with David Astle, or sketch portraits using your own device. Meet children’s authors Pauline Deeves, Stephanie Owen Reeder and Tania McCartney. Release the perfect paper plane with the Paper Pilots, and plenty more.

In association with Libraries ACT and Scrabble ACT.

Ground floor
Giant Games, Library podium

NLA Bookshop 10% discount on all Australian children’s titles today

Author corner: storytelling and meet the authors Stephanie Owen Reeder, Pauline Deeves, Tania McCartney, David Astle Main foyer

Imagination Station badge making and hands-on activities, Central Foyer

Bring your own device: make art using linebrush® with John Carey, Exhibition galleries

Fascinating facsimiles Newspaper Reading room

Grand Final Libraries ACT Scrabble Competition, Main Reading Room

First floor
Wordplay children’s space, Ferguson Room, 1st floor

Lower ground one
Paper Plane Academy and Flight School with The Paper Pilots

Libraries ACT Makerspace: 3D Printing, Makey Makey and 3D pen demonstrations

1pm Dance Like a Pirate! Book reading with Stephanie Owen Reeder
1pm Grand Final Libraries ACT Scrabble Competition commences  
1.30pm Heroes and Villains: Strutt’s Australia Guided exhibition tour
1.35pm Imagine Children During World War One with Pauline Deeves
2pm Helipad test flight, with The Paper Pilots, Mezzanine, 1st floor
2pm Discover your National Library Guided building tour
2.10pm Book launch Australian Kids through the Years by Tania McCartney
2.30pm Treasures Gallery Guided exhibition tour
2.50pm Mucking around with words with David Astle
3pm Helipad test flight with The Paper Pilots, Mezzanine, 1st floor
3.30pm Paper Plane flight school with The Paper Pilots, theatre, LG1
3.40pm Lost! A True Tale from the Bush with Stephanie Owen Reeder, exhibition gallery Heroes and Villains: Strutt’s Australia
4.00pm Paper Plane flight school test flight with The Paper Pilots, mezzanine
4.15pm Award ceremony - Libraries ACT Scrabble Competition

What a fantastic afternoon out! Hope to see you there!

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