Library Open Day

We’re opening up the Library with six free exhibitions, interactive digital experiences and a rich program of fun activities for the whole family.
People in the Mitchell Library Reading Room

Be the first to visit our new galleries and learning centre at our free Open Day on Saturday 6 October, from 10 am to 4 pm.

We’re opening up the Library with six free exhibitions, interactive digital experiences and a rich program of fun activities for the whole family.

Start the day at 10am on the steps of the Mitchell Building with a Smoking Ceremony. 

Come and enjoy:

  • Craft activities, dress-ups, storytellers, balloon twisters, kids tours and our new adventure trail
  • Free workshops with children’s authors and illustrators Aura Parker and Tim Harris
  • Curator talks and special tours (English and Mandarin)
  • Author talks with Caroline Baum, the Library’s inaugural reader-in-residence
  • Free family history and HSC workshops
  • Free workshop using the Library’s eresources

The Library café will be open from 10 am.