Family Fun at the State Library NSW with Jacqueline Harvey
The State Library NSW is excited to launch a NEW family program in 2018.
On the last Sunday of every month (February – November), between 11:00am and 2:00 pm we’ll be sharing stories, craft and tours inspired by our collections and exhibitions and you’re invited!
These special events are suitable for the whole family so please make a booking and visit us between 11:00am – 2:00pm on the last Sunday of the month.
Did you know we have more than 2.5m books at the Library as well as maps and artefacts , photographs and painings – all sorts of amazing stuff? We can’t wait to share it with you!
To kick things off on Sunday 25 February, celebrated children’s author Jacqueline Harvey will share stories from the hugely successful Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series’ as well as introduce the first book of her brand-new spy series Kensy and Max. Hot off the press, you’ll be the very first to hear about this exciting new series and you could even purchase your own autographed copy of Kensy and Max before it’s released in the bookstores.
Singapore Tour 2019
Jacqueline will be in Singapore visiting schools and doing bookshop events from Monday 16 – Thursday 19 September. Details to come!
Host an Event
How to host an Alice-Miranda or Clementine Rose party
When a new book comes out or the next time you’re stuck for a theme for your birthday party, why not celebrate with Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose?
These easy steps will have you partying in style!
- Send our Alice-Miranda or Clementine Rose invitations to everyone on your guest list. Will you make it a dress-up party? Let guests know on the invite if you are.
- Choose the yummy treats you’re going to have. Alice-Miranda and Clementine love food so look through the books for inspiration. You can download this recipe for some scrummy chocolate brownies, they’re perfect for high tea.
- Decide on the games to play. Maybe you can set up a treasure hunt – Alice-Miranda loves solving mysteries after all! Or perhaps you can have a Clementine Rose inspired fashion parade!
- Think of your decorations. You can print off book covers and make them into placemats or cut them into triangles and attach them to ribbons to make bunting. Intersperse the triangles with lots of pretty material. We’ve designed some fabulous place name cards to put on the table you’ve decorated. How about you put your friend’s names through our Name Generator and write them on the name cards! A lovely table cloth and some nice china cups – mismatched ones are the best – will complete the setting.
Have the party! Don’t forget to take lots of photos and have lots of fun! Once you’ve held your event, be sure to come back and tell us all about it! Submit your details via the form below. Your party post may appear on our blog. Make sure you check this is okay with your Mum or Dad before submitting the form.