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Escape the heat with the first Family Sunday at the Library this year! A single ticket gets you access to all the fun events on the day.
Do you see interesting things every day? Do you like drawing them? Come join us for a sketch or three.
In this 30-minute workshop you will look carefully at collection items and develop tips and tricks for sketching. This workshop will be delivered by an art educator.
Meet at the Collectors Gallery on LG1. There will be two sessions, with limited spaces available.
11.30am to 12.00pm
1.00pm to 1.30pm
Do you like going on picnics? Join us for an exhibition adventure and discover the differences between the picnics we have today and how they were in the past.
We’ll visit beautiful exhibitions and look carefully at a selection of artworks featuring picnics. We'll take a rug and our picnic basket on this entertaining, interactive tour. This tour is suitable for the whole family.
There will be two tours on the day, departing from the Mitchell vestibule.
All-day family fun
These events are available all day, so drop in whenever you like.
The characters have escaped from the pages of your favourite books and we need you to help us find them. Find all eight of the missing characters and name the books they’re from to win a prize!
To join, pick up your character hunt card from the John B Fairfax Learning Centre.
Open 10.30am to 3pm
Our beautiful new learning centre will be full of fabulous activities and open all day. Come on in and enjoy dressing up, solving puzzles, drawing, building with blocks, dancing on the interactive floor or just relaxing with a good book.
Tons of fun for old and young!