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Open Day 2019

Come in, get lost… in stories, ideas, art & more!

Saturday 12 October 2019
10 am to 4 pm


Join us for Open Day!

Help us celebrate the launch of our new Childrens Library.

Enjoy a full day of fun activities, talks and tours for the whole family.

The day starts at 9.45am with a Smoking Ceremony in front of the Mitchell Building.

Explore our amazing spaces, embark on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn something new at our curator talks.

Don’t miss the live recording of Radio National’s The Bookshelf.

You'll be surprised by what you find at Australia's oldest Library.

Photographs will be taken at this event. If you do not wish to be photographed, please notify staff. 

Download full program guide

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