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December 2016

Packing Day – Chirstmas Book Appeal

December 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ALIA House, 9-11 Napier Close
Deakin, ACT Australia
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We are now seeking volunteers to help us pack the books for each of the selected recipiants of the Christmas Book Appeal. Many hands make light work. If you are able to come, drugs even for a little while, find your time and help would be greatly appreciated. Date: Saturday 3 December Time and Location: 10am at ALIA House, pilule 9-11 Napier Close Deakin Please let us know if you can help email info@cbcaact.org.au or phone Leanne 0419401430

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February 2017

CBCA ACT Branch Planning Meeting

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ALIA House, 9-11 Napier Close
Deakin, ACT Australia
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You are invited to participate in this year’s planning meeting. At this meeting we will be brainstorming ideas for 2017 and beyond. Everyone is welcome to come! RSVP for numbers to events@cbcaact.org.au or fill in the form below 10

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2017 Library Lovers Day

February 14
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AGM & Laurie Copping Award Announcement

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ALIA House, 9-11 Napier Close
Deakin, ACT Australia
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Please join the branch committee for a short meeting for the presentation of the Annual Report and Financial Report, any motions, the election of office-bearers and ordinary committee members.  The meeting will be followed by the announcement of the recipient of The Laurie Copping Award for Distinguished Service to Children's Literature in the ACT and light refreshments. Please RSVP for catering purposes. Cost: Free 2 Call for Nominations:  Please send nominations for office-bearers and ordinary committee members to the Secretary by 6.00pm…

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CBCA Book of The Year Awards Notables List Announcement

February 28

CBCA Book of The Year Awards Notables List Announcement will be made on 28 March 2017. Please note that the ACT Branch will not be hosting an event for this announcement. The Branch will be hosting an event for the Shortlist Announcement on 28 March 2017. The notables list wil be published on the CBCA website on 1 March 2017.

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March 2017

World Book Day

March 3
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Make Your Own Story Book Competition

March 20 - July 28

DO YOU LOVE STORY BOOKS?  HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO CREATE YOUR OWN? NOW IS YOUR CHANCE… WRITE AND ILLUSTRATE YOUR OWN PICTURE OR STORY BOOK FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN GREAT PRIZES. For over 70 years The Children’s Book Council of Australia has awarded our best children’s authors and illustrators. Now it’s our children’s turn to take part in CBCA ACT Branch's 2nd Make Your Own Story Book Competition. Students from all over Canberra and the region in Year…

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2017 AGM & Laurie Copping Award Announcment

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ALIA House, 9-11 Napier Close
Deakin, ACT Australia
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Please join the branch committee for a short meeting for the presentation of the Annual Report and Financial Report, any motions, the election of office-bearers and ordinary committee members. The meeting will be followed by the announcement of the Laurie Copping Award. Please RSVP for catering purposes. Cost: Free 2 Call for Nominations:  Please send nominations for office-bearers and ordinary committee members to the Secretary by 6.00pm 14 March 2017  secretary@cbcaact.org.au or PO Box 5548 Hughes ACT 2605 All nominations…

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Book of The Year Awards Short List Announcement

March 28

CBCA Book of The Year Awards Short List Announced plus the 2018 Book Week Theme. The Short List will be available on the CBCA Website at 12 noon, link 28 March 2017. More details soon.

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And The Winner Could Be… & CBCA Book of The Year Award Shortlist Announcement

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ALIA House, 9-11 Napier Close
Deakin, ACT Australia
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Hear our panel talk about their nominated Short List selected from the entries for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards. The Short List will be announcement after the presentations. Odette Holweg – Picture Books Jill Howard – Early Childhood Bernadette Aitken – Younger Readers Rachel Richards – Older Readers Kirrin Sampson – Eve Pownall Date & Time: Tuesday 28 March 2017, 5.30pm for 6pm start Venue: ALIA House, 9-11 Napier Close Deakin COST: $15 members, $25 non-members Light Supper included RSVP: Friday…

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May 2017

Celebrate Story Creators Night

May 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Canberra Girls Grammar School, Grey Street
Deakin, ACT 2600 Australia
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$15

Celebrate Story Creators Night Listen as a panel of awarded Story Creators from Canberra, share their insight into the creative processes behind their works - both published and 'in the pipeline'.   Creators & Speakers: Emma Allen, Merrilee Chignell, Tony Flowers, Tracey Hawkins, Anthony Hill, Gina Newton, Stephanie Owen Reeder, Robyn Siers, Carlie Walker and Cate Whittle   COST: $15 members, $25 non-members (Light Supper included) RSVP: Monday 15 May 2017                Event Code: CSCN17   Harry Hartog…

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Library and Information Week

May 22 - May 28

The week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia. It gives libraries and information services the opportunity to showcase their resources, information pills facilities, dosage events, contacts and services through different programs and events to the community. This week is your chance to show your skills and your value to the community in a fun way! More details soon.

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National Simultaneous Story time

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 17th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Grades 1 to 6 and the pre-school Early Learning Years Framework. More details soon.

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July 2017

CBCA Short List Workshop

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
St Monica’s Primary School, Evatt, 1 Moynihan Street
Evatt, ACT 2617 Australia
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By the end of the workshop you should be able to... know about why certain titles are on the Short List have ideas for activities to use with the Short List titles have a greater understanding of what quality literature is. have a greater understanding of exceptional Australian authors and illustrators. Come along to gain access to the new On-line Judges' Presentation. A great PD opportunity for teachers, pre-service teachers, librarians and other professionals working with students on developing literacy…

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Imagine If… opening of the exhibition

July 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Building 1 University of Canberra, Australia + Google Map

Professor Nicholas Klomp | Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President Academic | University of Canberra and Emeritus Professor Belle Alderman AM | Director | National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc Invite you to attend the opening of the exhibition Imagine If... Speakers Margot Hillel OAM, Chair, The Children’s Book Council of Australia & Bob Graham, Children’s book author and illustrator Date Thursday 27 July 2017 Time 5.30pm 7.30pm Venue Clive Price Suite, Building 1, University of Canberra Dress code Business Parking Available…

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August 2017

ACT Branch Celebrates The Book of The Year Awards

August 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

The CBCA ACT Branch invite you to attend our local celebration of the Book of the Year Awards and the launch of  Book Week, themed Escape to Everywhere, at the National Library. Be entertained by students from schools around the ACT Region as they share their interpretation of  both the Book Week theme, Escape to Everywhere, and re-enact one of the Early Childhood Short Listed books, Nannie Loves, before being present for the great reveal - who will win Book of…

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CBCA ACT Branch Book Week Dinner

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Come and join the ACT Committee to discuss the Book of the Year Awards and share in some great ideas for CBCA Book Week. You might even meet a winner!!  The Hellenic Club has generously donated to the MYOSBC prizes, so help us say thanks by sharing a meal together at their club.  Fillos Taverna + Bar @ Hellenic Club Matilda Street, Woden ACT  6.30pm Bring a friend of colleague and your favourite book you are celebrating with during Book…

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September 2017

2017 The Reading Hour

September 14

Sharing a book with your child for 10 minutes a day, an hour a week is our aim for The Reading Hour on the 14 September 2017. We know it's not always possible for parents to share a book at bedtime with their children, but if you can manage 10 minutes most nights, your child will have the best chance of becoming a good reader, with all the social and educational benefits that brings. Most of our brain development happens between birth…

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Meeting with Margot Hillel (Board Chair – CBCA National)

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Turner Primary School, 32 Condamine Street
Turner, ACT Australia
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Margot Hillel (CBCA Board Chair) will be meeting with members of CBCA ACT Branch in relation to the potential restructure of CBCA National. This meeting is to he held at Turner Primary School on Thursday, 28th September at 6pm. CBCA ACT Branch encourages all members to attend this meeting. Any questions you may have for our Board Chair may be addressed in this meeting.

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