Design your world with Libraries ACT this November

Released 05/11/2018

This November Libraries ACT is celebrating the Design Canberra Festival with a series of workshops, talks and events on building, design and architecture for all ages.

“Canberra has long been home to a number of cutting edge designs and designers and this month we are giving Canberrans the opportunity to explore all stages of the creative process,” Director Libraries ACT Vanessa Little, said.

“For younger audiences we have the Design stories for families event on Saturday 3 November, a digital Story Time based on building, design and creation. Then, on Saturday 10 November they can enjoy the STEAM Story Time, where we will use well known children’s books like Iggy Peck, Architect, to explore elements of design and architecture.

“On 10 and 11 November we will also have 3D printing demonstrations where you can come and see what is possible with our very own 3D printers.

“We also have the Design your own bookplate event on 10 and 17 November, where local digital designer Paul Summerfield will help you create your own personalised bookplate. This is followed by the Canberra Quilter: Designing with fabric event on 24 November, where you will have the opportunity to discuss the history and developments of quilt design, and the artistic possibilities this craft presents.”

It is not just about design this November, and Libraries ACT workshops and programs are a chance to think outside the box, have new experiences and be hands on, as well as promoting literacy.

Seed sowing and Story Time is on again on Saturday 17 November. This will be a garden themed story time and seed planting session. The all ages International Games Week Come and try sessions on 3 and 4 November are a great chance to try some classic and recently released board games.

“Join award winning Author Tracey Hawkins, former Australian Federal Police officer for the Criminal Minds talk on 7 November to share her wealth of knowledge on forensics, true crime and entomology. From 9 November to 1 December we will also be hosting the ANZAC Stories Exhibition.

“We also have two great author talks this month, Trish Ollman, author of Dear Alice: wartime letters from a soldier to his wife, and Gabrielle Reid, author of The things we can’t undo.

“I encourage everyone to take a look at our program of events for November. If you’re not yet a member, consider visiting your local library where our friendly staff will be happy to show you around and talk about our services. We look forward to seeing you at one of our branches soon.”

All Libraries ACT programs and events are free, however bookings are essential as places are limited. For more information on the variety of programs and events and to book, visit or call 6205 9000.

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