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NCACL is pleased to invite you to the ANME Annual Lecture 2018

Sharing Stories

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Hop Up! Wriggle Over! And enjoy...

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Presented by Rowan Simpkin at the Woden Public Library Conference Room, Saturday 20 October from 11.30am-12.30pm

Experience wonderful books by well known Australian authors and illustrators Elizabeth Honey, Alison Lester and Bob Graham. See how these wonderful books are created with display cases filled with storyboards, draft manuscripts and thumbnail sketches. See some of the many translations. Learn about the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature which collects every Australian children’s book ever published as well as art works, letters, photos and more.

Enjoy Noni the Pony, That’s Not a Daffodil!, Let’s Get a Pup, Hop Up! Wriggle Over! Queenie, the Bantamand more.

Bring your young people along to be engaged with the best of Australia’s Literature for your children (and the young at heart). A fun session put together by Rowan Simpkin from the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature with readings, original artworks, storybooks and ephemera.

FREE ENTRY & NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Mirrors and Windows: Cultural Diversity in Australian Picture Books

Presented by Emeritus Professor Belle Alderman AM 

Director, National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc

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Woden Public Library Conference Room, Sunday 14 October 2018 from 2.00pm-3.00pm 

We often say that books are ‘both mirrors and windows.’ They both reflect ourselves and allow us to see others. This is especially true of Australian children’s picture books. Here are the ideas, stories, and visual images that we adults wish to share with our children. We recognise the world as a complex place with sometimes conflicting views and various beliefs that mix, blend and change over the years. This talk surveys Australian picture books and their reflection of cultural diversity over time with an emphasis on 

their special strengths over the last few years. 

FREE ENTRY & NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Sharing Stories opening 

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Woden Public Library Conference Room, Monday 8 October 2018 from 5.30-7.30pm 

Jackie French AM is the opening speaker at Sharing Stories, a series of events during October offered by the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature. Jackie is one of Australia’s most translated children’s authors with over 40 of her books appearing in more than 20 languages worldwide. The special gift of translations is that these are the stories that countries around the world wish to share as their best. They offer unique special insights into ourselves as we share the same stories and images. Jackie will speak of her experiences with translations and also the reactions from children around the world to her stories.

From 2-20 October the Conference Room will also feature a never-seen-in-Australia exhibit of 191 outstanding children’s books in translation from 70 countries around the world. Also on exhibit is a collection of excellent Australian children’s books over the last 60 years. We invite you to view these and the unique displays of original artworks by Alison Lester, Bob Graham and other Australian favourites. 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY LIBRARIES ACT EVENTBRIGHT

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HOW AUSTRALIAN PICTURE BOOKS ARE CREATED - MINI-EXHIBITS OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS 

Woden Public Library

Three mini-exhibitions featuring original artworks and the creative process behind Alison Lester’s Noni the Pony and Noni Goes to the Beach, Bob Graham’s Let’s get a pup! and another much-loved story will feature at the Woden Public Library from 2-20 October

Woden Public Library

Never seen before in Australia!  An exhibition of 191 children's books in translation from 70 countries around the world plus 48 of Australia's best books for children

The National Centre for Australian Children's Literature has borrowed from Basel, Switzerland a unique collection of children's books in translation. These are chosen by the country where they were published as their 'best books'. An online catalogue with descriptions of the books and creators in English can be viewed from the Library's i-pads or downloaded. There will be sample print catalogues of these books for reference at the exhibition. The exhibition runs from 2-20 October. 

All public libraries in the ACT 

They will feature books chosen as Australia's International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Honour Books, representing outstanding Australian children’s books characteristic of the country

Dickson Library and Tuggeranong Library

During October, these libraries will feature special mini-exhibitions of original artworks and the creative process of much loved Australian picture books

Contact for further information
Emeritus Professor Belle Alderman AM
6201 2062 Mon, Tues, Thurs 9am-5pm

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