HomeEvents > Enlighten 2024 at the Library

Enlighten 2024 at the Library

The National Library of Australia building at dusk, lit up with colourful projections.
The National Library of Australia building at dusk, lit up with colourful projections.

Overview

Bring your family and friends along for a memorable evening at the National Library, in the heart of the Enlighten festival!

The Enlighten community picnic is back in 2024. Once again, the Library is extending their opening hours on the Friday and Saturday evenings with free activities for all ages running on the Podium and in the Foyer.

Outside the front door, the Library will be transformed into a lawn where you can play giant chess, learn to hula hoop, have a game of mini golf or get your face painted.

Bring your own picnic or purchase a bite to eat from one of the food stalls (including gelato, glow fairy floss, gozleme, crepes and rosti), then sit back and relax in one of the lawn picnic spots as you watch the projections.

Inside the Foyer there will be storybook readings from local authors, as well as tabletop games, colouring-in activities and a community collage project to take part in.

Before you leave, pop into the Bookshop and pick up a new book or souvenir to remind you of your time at Enlighten 2024.

Dates

1–9 Mar 2024
March 2024
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
26
27
28
29
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
National Library of AustraliaParkes Place West, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Lockers
  • Non Smoking
  • Parents Room
  • Public Toilet
  • Restaurant
  • Shop / Gift Shop