Bob Graham - Writer, Artist.

A special 'white gloves' event - presented by the National Centre for Children's Literature (NCACL), and hosted at ALIA House.


NCACL holds Australia’s largest collection of material created by the reknowned children's author and illustrator, Bob Graham. Drawing on this collection of items from Max and A Bus Called Heaven Rowan Simpkin will take you on a journey that shows how Bob created these much-loved books. Max Brown will also discuss aspects of artwork preservation.

ALIA CRR (Canberra and Region Retirees) Connect and Chat

ALIA CRR (Canberra and Region Retirees) Connect and Chat event is on Wednesday 7 August 2019 at Bookplate at the National Library of Australia.

Connect and Chat is held once a month and the aim is to for Library sector people who have retired to keep in touch.

We start at 11am with some people coming for coffee and some joining in later for lunch. 

For your diaries here are the dates through to November:

  • 4 September 
  • 2 October
  • 6 November

Interstate visitors are very welcome.

Judy and Helen, Convenors, ALIA CRR

New Librarians' Symposium Wrap Up - ACT

The New Librarians' Symposium (NLS9) was held in Adelaide on 6-7 July 2019.
Presenters and delegates attended from all over Australia and other countries and discussed many important issues in the Library sector and the GLAM industry.

Come along to hear about the highlights of the weekend from local presenters and delegates.  

Brought to you by ACTive ALIA and ALIA SNGG - ACT



RIMPA ACT Social Event June 2019

RIMPA ACT’s June Social and networking event. 
Join the RIMPA ACT Branch Council and celebrate the shortest day of the year and the chance to network with new and old friends in the industry in a relaxed setting.
Drinks and nibbles, There is no cost but you will need to 'buy your own' food and drink.
All are welcome: students, new professionals, mid and late career.
Canberra Yacht Club, 1 Mariner Pl, Yarralumla ACT 2600

ALIA CRR (Canberra and Region Retirees) Connect and Chat

ALIA CRR (Canberra and Region Retirees) meets once a month to Connect and Chat. This helps retirees from all sectors of the library world to keep in touch. We meet at Bookplate, National Library of Australia, from 11am on the first Wednesday of the month. All are welcome. Some people come just for coffee and some come for lunch.

The next Connect and Chat is on Wednesday 5 June. 

For your diaries, here are the dates through to October:

ALIA House NSS event

We would like to invite you to join us for a very special National Simultaneous Storytime event at ALIA House on Wednesday 22 May 2019.

Join the ALIA Board of Directors, members and some very special guest alpacas for a reading of Alpacas with Maracas

Bring along your children, grandchildren, friends and family. All are welcome! There will be children's craft activities, morning tea and opportunities to interact with the alpacas.

When: Wednesday 22 May 2019 from 10:30am


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