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Library Christmas Closure

The Northern Territory Library will close at 5:00 pm on Friday 19 December 2014 and reopen at 10am on Monday 5 January 2015.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of the staff at the Northern Territory Library.

Facing TracyFacing Tracy: Be Part of the Bigger Picture

Monday 1 December – Monday 8 December
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

Facing Tracy is a digital art project devised in response to community aspirations commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Cyclone Tracy.
Everyone is invited to get involved and build a unique community-wide digital mosaic artwork. Whether you experienced Cyclone Tracy, or have just arrived in Darwin, all are welcome.
The Facing Tracy mobile photo booth will be at the Northern Territory Library from Monday 1 December to Monday 8 December .

How to get involved:

1.      Visit the specially designed digital mobile photo booth at Northern Territory Library. It's also on tour at many other Darwin locations, including Council's libraries, over the coming months.

2.      Choose your own background image - browse through the many Cyclone Tracy images from before, during and after the cyclone

3.      Take a photo of yourself in the booth - your picture will then appear with your chosen background and your personal image will become part of the digital mosaic

4.      You're part of the bigger picture! - search for your friends and see who else is involved, visit facingtracy.com

For more information visit City of Darwin website


Before Tracy Exhibition

Before Tracy ExhibitionMonday 24 November – Sunday 25 January
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

Darwin in 1974 was free and easy with good-humoured friendly locals living relaxed lifestyles. The 'big country town' was colourful with elevated homes, lush tropical gardens of palms, frangipani, bougainvillea and an abundance of wildlife.

This exhibition draws on the collections of the Northern Territory Library to create an upbeat picture of Darwin before the destruction wreaked by Cyclone Tracy.
Free event, open to the public.

Simon-WinchesterPublic Lecture

The Pleasures of a Tangled Life - Simon Winchester OBE

5:30pm Wednesday 26 November 
Mal Nairn Auditorium, Building Red 7, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus 

Charles Darwin University is hosting a free public lecture by international author Simon Winchester OBE.

Simon Winchester OBE established his writing career as a foreign correspondent for The Guardian and the BBC, before becoming an independent writer/researcher of best-selling books in multiple fields of academic and international interest. He has written and contributed to a number of travel books but it is his skills in writing narrative non-fiction that have led to his being highly acclaimed in fields as diverse as lexicography/dictionary-making.

Bookings essential

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.

View a list of available Online Exhibitions


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.