Family Fun Day at the State Library of NSW

Family Fun Day at the State Library of NSW

hairymaclary-credit original artwork Lynley Dodd (1985)
Hairy Maclary (original artwork Lynley Dodd) Copyright & TM Hairy Maclary and Friends, Lynley Dodd, 2012 Reproduced courtesy of Penguin Group (NZ) and the artist.

Its Family Fun Day at the State Library of NSW this Saturday 22nd November! 

Visit the State Library to see Hairy Maclary and all his friends on display in the free exhibition Lynley Dodd: A Retrospective.

Come dressed as your favourite Lynley Dodd character & join in the fun! From 10.30am to 3pm there will be storytelling, face painting, balloon twisting, craft activities, dress-up parade, film screenings and more! As well as Dame Lynley Dodd, the author, illustrator and creator of Hairy Maclary who will be signing books from 11am – 12 noon and 1.30pm – 2.30pm (one book per person).

See below for more details about the activities.

This exhibition, part of Lynley Dodd: A Retrospective Exhibition from Tauranga Art Gallery in New Zealand showcases a collection of 59 original drawings from Lynley Dodd’s popular children’s books, including the Hairy Maclary series, the Schnitzel Von Krumm series, Slinky Malinki, and Scarface Claw. A celebration of Dame Lynley’s work to date, this exhibition also includes drawings from her first work dating back to school days, through to the most recent publication, Shoo.


Is there anyone out there with a child who hasn’t heard of Hairy Maclary? Or Schnitzel Von Krumm? What about Slinky Malinki? My kids loved these books – especially since we have dachshunds. We love Schnitzel Von Krumm with a very low tum. He is our favourite character. What is your child’s favourite character? Are you team Hairy Maclary or Team Slinky Malinki? The State Library of NSW have launched a Twitter campaign asking people to vote for #TeamHairyMaclary or #TeamSlinkyMalinki and the winner will be announced at the end of the family fun day. Please get involved by tweeting your favourite Lynley Dodd character! Click here: @statelibrarynsw to tweet!

Main distraction from writing
My Schnitzel Von Krumms with very low tums.

Family Fun Day at the State Library of NSW

Date: Saturday 22 November 2014

Time: 10.30 am to 3.00 pm
Venue: State Library of NSW
Cost: FREE!

Storytelling, book signing, face-painting, film screening, craft, dress-up parade and more.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

Please note spaces are limited for all activities and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

10:30 – 11:00 Drawing workshop for kids
Glasshouse Learning Space, Macquarie Building
11:00 – 12:00 Book signing
LG1 outside Glasshouse, Macquarie Building
11:00 – 12:00 Face painting and balloon twisting
Macquarie Room, Ground floor Macquarie Building
12:00 – 12:30 Dress up parade – come as your favourite Lynley Dodd character.
Mitchell forecourt (Dixson Room, Ground floor Mitchell Building if wet)
12:30 – 1:30 Face painting and balloon twisting
Macquarie Room, Ground floor Macquarie Building
1:30 – 2:00 Exhibition tour with curator Penny Jackson
Exhibition Galleries, level 1 Mitchell Building
1:30 – 2:30 Book signing with Lynley Dodd
LG1 outside Glasshouse, Macquarie Building
1:30 – 2:00 Drawing workshop for kids
Glasshouse Learning Space, LG1, Macquarie Building

ALL DAY ACTIVITIES
10:30 – 3:00 Film
Metcalfe auditorium, ground floor, Macquarie Buidling
10:30 – 3:00 Craft activities
Dixson Room, ground floor, Mitchell Building
10:30 – 3:00 Story time
Exhibition Galleries, level 1 Mitchell Building

For more information visit the State Library of NSW  


Lynley DoddDame Lynley Dodd
Author, illustrator and creator of Hairy Maclary 

Born and educated in New Zealand, Lynley is a graduate of the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland. Since winning the prestigious Esther Glen Award with Eve Sutton in 1975 for My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes, Lynley has written more than thirty picture books. She has won many prizes for her work including Auckland University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009 and the prestigious Margaret Mahy Award in 1999. In 2002 Lynley was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to children’s literature. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Waikato. Lynley Dodd lives in Tauranga with her fiendish Burmese cat, Suu Kyi.
The Hairy Maclary series is an international classic and foreign language editions have been published in Sweden, Japan, Slovenia, Russia, Korea and China. In July 2013 Hairy Maclary celebrated his 30th birthday.

(Bio courtesy of www.hairymaclary.com)

 

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