We're open on ANZAC Day from 1pm to 5pm. See our ANZAC Day opening hours for more details.
Join us at the Library as we commemorate the magnificent William Shakespeare! The Library will come alive with roving performers, Morris dancers, as well as craft activities for the kids. The whole family can enjoy our Midsummer inspired fairy grotto or have a go at balloon sword play!
The Australian Children's Laureate Leigh Hobbs will hold drawing workshops and will be here to sign purchased books.
The stunning Shakespeare Room will be open all day and make sure you head to the Amaze Gallery to view Shakespeare's first collection of works (published in 1623) known as the First Folio along with other extraordinary Shakespeariana from the Library's rich collections.
All Day Activities:
10:00 – 3:00 Craft Activities - Dixson Room
10:00 – 3:00 Fairy Grotto - Glasshouse
10:00 – 3:00 Pop-up Book Fair - Gallery Room
10:00 – 10:30 Balloon Twisting - Macquarie Room
10:30 – 11:15 Leigh Hobbs Workshop - Metcalfe Auditorium
10.30 – 11.30 Face Painting - Outside the Glasshouse
11:00 – 12:00 Balloon Twisting - Macquarie Room
11.30 – 12:00 Leigh Hobbs Book Signing - Macquarie Foyer
12:00 – 1:00 Face Painting - Outside the Glasshouse
1:00 – 1:45 Leigh Hobbs Workshop - Metcalfe Auditorium
2:30 – 3:30 Sonnet Slam - Metcalfe Auditorium (bookings required, click here to book)
6:30 – 8:00 Paul Kelly launches Seven Sonnets and a Song (sold out)