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Lunchtime Talk Sophie - Warning cover

Cyclone Tracy: Whose Story is it?  with Sophie Cunningham

12:10pm Thursday 14 August
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

Over the last three years, Melbourne author Sophie Cunningham has been researching and writing about Cyclone Tracy. The result if her book Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy. Given that the cyclone created such painful memories for those who endured it, how appropriate is it for an outside to write about it? And why is it so important we remember the events of that traumatic day almost 40 years ago?

Free event, open to the public. Bookings preferred phone (08) 8999 7177 or email ntl.info@nt.gov.au

Darwin Festival – In Conversation

Northern Territory Library is hosting three in conversation events:

Skewed Views: Visual Arts in our Regionskewed views

12:30pm Friday 8 August
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

Lim Sokchanlina , Temporary Territory artists and Fiona Foley join Maurice O'Riordan to provide a diverse selection of perspectives on what it is to create and present work in new cultural and creative contexts.

Free event, open to the public.
Bookings preferred phone (08) 8999 7177 or email ntl.info@nt.gov.au

in_conversation - a_time_and_a_placeA Time and a Place for It: Cross-Cultural Collaborations Under the Microscope

12:30pm Friday 15 August
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

An examination of the imperative and impulse for cross-cultural collaboration and why these projects sometimes soar, and sometimes sink. Joining Tracks Dance Company's Tim Newth will be Antariksa and Danius Kesminas of The Lepidopters, and Jamaluddin Latif and Andy Freer from Wedhus Gembel.

Free event, open to the public.
Bookings preferred phone (08) 8999 7177 or email ntl.info@nt.gov.au

in conversation - evolution of placeEvolution of Place:  Australian Narratives in Focus 

12:30pm Friday 22 August
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

Brown's Mart Theatre's Sean Pardy is joined by Tom E. Lewis from The Shadow King (Beswick) and Artistic Director of ATYP Fraser Corfield (Sydney) to look at developments in Australian theatre that reflect an evolving sense of our complex relationship to this land.

Free event, open to the public. Bookings preferred phone (08) 8999 7177 or email ntl.info@nt.gov.au

Seniors Month

Northern Territory Library is hosting two free events for the seniors of the Territory.

Bookings for these events are essential as there a limited number of places available.

burstow diaryWhite Glove Tour of NTL Treasures

10:30am – 11:30am Wednesday 13 August
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

White Gloves Tour provides a glimpse into the many wonderful treasures held by the Northern Territory Library.

Please join us in a tour of the Library's Heritage Rooms followed by library staff showcasing some of their favourite rare books, photos and manuscripts.

Free event, open to the public. Bookings essential phone (08) 8999 7177 or email ntl.info@nt.gov.au

Family History WorkshopFamily History

10:00am – 12:00pm Wednesday 20 August
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

Are you interested in buried treasure?

By digging into Overseas Historical Records or the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) you will find treasure.

The project began in 1945 copying Australasian material held in United Kingdom repositories and produced over 10,000 reels of microfilm records.

The Northern Territory Library will show you how to access this information.

Free event, open to the public. Bookings essential phone (08) 8999 7177 or email ntl.info@nt.gov.au

World War IEvening Event

The War Begins with Historian Dr Tom Lewis

5:15pm Thursday 31 July      
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

"The War Begins: an overview of the strategic picture; the tactics, and the initial destruction of the world's finest army in 1914" 

In August 1914, Britain went to war and consequently Australia went with it. This talk examines the grand aims of the beginning of the Great War, and then descends to the mud and blood equations of what became a global struggle. 

Charlies CountryFree event, open to the public. Bookings preferred phone (08) 8999 7177 or email ntl.info@nt.gov.au

In Conversation with Rolf de Heer

5:00pm Wednesday 20 August
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

Join for us for an evening with award-winning director Rolf de Heer, who will be the special guest talking with the Director of Screen Territory, Penelope McDonald about his acclaimed Cannes-winning feature Charlie's Country as well as the unique way in which he works in developing, producing and directing films. Hosted by Screen Territory.

Booking essential – please email screen.territory@nt.gov.au

symposiumIndustry Symposium

Publishing Industry Symposium for Territory Writers

1:00pm – 2:30pm  Saturday 16 August 2014
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

Literary agent, Fiona Inglis of Curtis Brown and head of the Australia Council's Literature Board, Sophie Cunningham will present publishing industry tricks of the trade, an invaluable information session for anyone wanting to find a market for their work. Sophie Cunningham will talk about how to edit a manuscript in preparation for consideration or submission. Fiona Inglis will look at working with an agent.

Free event, open to the public. Bookings preferred phone (08) 8999 7177 or email ntl.info@nt.gov.au

Exhibition Launch

Victoria SettlementHeritage Photographic Competition

1:00pm Tuesday 19 August
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

The winners of the Heritage Photographic Competition, run by the NT Government and the National Trust of Australia (Northern Territory) will be announced with the opportunity to view the winning photographs and shortlisted entries. Minister Chandler will award the overall winner and provide a special prize for the best photograph taken by someone under 18 years of age.

The competition encouraged people of all ages to photograph heritage-listed places in the Northern Territory; or places which people value, and think should be retained for the benefit of future generation. Entries included old historic buildings, shipwrecks, Aboriginal archaeological sites and places for natural significance.

All short-listed entries will be put on exhibition at Northern Territory Library from Tuesday 19 August until Monday 1 September 2014.

Free event, open to the public. Bookings preferred phone (08) 8999 7177 or email ntl.info@nt.gov.au

Exhibitions

Behind the lines in 2013Behind the lines

 8 August – 7 September
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

The travelling exhibition, Behind The Lines 2013 was created by the Museum of Australian Democracy and celebrates Australia's wonderful tradition of political cartooning. Published in newspapers, journals and online, cartoons are part of the public record of a nation's political life. Each cartoon is a snapshot of the major events including the Federal Election and personalities through 2013.  With wit and wisdom they provide an opportunity to reflect on the state of Australian politics and expose the robust nature of Australian democracy in action.

Free exhibition, open to the public.

Origin of a CityOrigin of a City

14 August – 26 September 
Exhibition Launch 5:00pm Thursday 14 August
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House 

 'Origin of a City' is a collaborative exhibition between the Northern Territory Library and Darwin artists Gary Lee, Michelle Culpitt and Regis Martin. The exhibition explores mapping and naming practices, and how the city of Darwin got its name. Also screening is a short documentary film produced by Emma Masters.

The exhibition will be launched by The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of Darwin Katrina Fong Lim at 5:00pm on Thursday 14 August.

Curated by Koulla Roussos and staff at Northern Territory Library.

Free event, open to the public

Victoria SettlementHeritage Photographic Exhibition

19 August – 1 September
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

View the winning photographs and shortlisted entries winners of the Heritage Photographic Competition, run by the NT Government and the National Trust of Australia (Northern Territory).

The competition encouraged people of all ages to photograph heritage-listed places in the Northern Territory; or places which people value, and think should be retained for the benefit of future generation. Entries included old historic buildings, shipwrecks, Aboriginal archaeological sites and places of natural significance.

Free exhibition, open to the public.

yourtutor  - Help with Lifelong Learning yourtutor

The majority of school students use their library to complete homework, with students wanting their library to be both an online and offline space to support their studies.

Library members have access to yourtutor which provides one-to-one, live, on-demand student help for all core school study; English, writing, research, maths, science, business studies, and more.

yourtutor is flexible and convenient, with the expert online staff tailoring every conversation to the needs and pace of individual students. All that members need to access this personalised tutoring service is their library member card.



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Disclaimer

All  events will be held at the Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, unless otherwise specified.

For further enquiries and bookings, contact the library on (08) 8999 7177 or Freecall - 1800 019 155  or email ntl.info@nt.gov.au

The library reserves the right to cancel programs. Where possible, prior notice of cancellations will be given.