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June 2016

Celebrate Story Creator’s Night

June 7, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ALIA House, 9-11 Napier Close
Deakin, ACT Australia
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Canberra Creators share their work.  The event will provide our member authors, link illustrators/cartoonists, poets and storytellers time to share information about their current work and new releases to our members and other interested people. Authors and illustrators presenting include; Emma Allen Craig Cormick Pauline Deeves Jack Heath Harry Laing Kerry Malone Tania McCartney Cate Whittle Date & Time: Tuesday 7 June 2016, 5.30pm for 6pm start Venue: ALIA House, 9-11 Napier Close Deakin COST: $15 members, $25 non-members Light Supper included RSVP:…

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July 2016

Short List Talk & Workshop

July 15, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Canberra Girls Grammar School, Grey Street
Deakin, ACT 2600 Australia
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  Discover the CBCA Book of The Year Awards Short List.  Michele Huet, case the ACT fiction judge will present the Short List books. Attendees will workshop Book Week theme ideas and how to use the shortlisted books with children. Date: Friday 15 July 2016 Time: 10 am to 12 noon Venue: Canberra Girls Grammar School, Junior School Library, Grey Street Deakin COST: $25 members, $35 non-members (Includes: Morning Tea, Workshop materials, Teachers Notes List and the complete workshopped activities of the…

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Make Your Own Story Book Workshop

July 18, 2016 - August 26, 2016

FREE 1 HOUR WORKSHOP FOR MEMBER SCHOOLS Would you like some extra help in getting those books ready for the Make Your Own Story Book Competition before Friday August 26? The ACT Branch of the CBCA is offering a free 1 hour workshop for member schools to assist students in producing their books. The workshop will cover: -What makes a great story book (examples of published books; ideas; what judges are looking for) -What elements are necessary in a book…

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August 2016

ACT Branch Celebrates The Book of The Year Awards

August 19, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

The CBCA ACT Branch invite you to attend our local celebration of the Book of The Year Awards and the launch of  Book Week, Australia! Story Country. We will announce the winners and honour books simultaneously with the Official National Book of The Year Awards Announcement being held in Sydney. Please note that the Short List authors and illustrators will be in attendance at Sydney event. The ACT Branch celebration will include; Canberra Girls Grammar School, Junior Choir BOTYA announcement of…

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Children’s Seminar

August 24, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Children’s Book Council of Australia, link ACT Branch, aims to bring children and quality children’s books together. We invite children to attend an afternoon where Australian authors and illustrators will speak and answer questions. The children are encouraged to bring with them any copies of books by the speakers, to have signed or to use as reference for discussion. Afternoon tea will be provided and the children who attend will be presented with a certificate. Students from Year 4…

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Book Week Dinner

August 24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Haig Italian Resaturant, 108 Northbourne Ave
Canberra, ACT 2612 Australia
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Meet our Book Week Children's Seminar authors and illustrators. Continue our celebration of children's literature. Date: Wednesday 24 August 2016 Time: 6.30pm Venue: The Haig Italian Restaurant, 108 Northbourne Ave, Canberra Cost: $40 members, $45 non-members (Bar) RSVP: Monday 22 August 2016. Bookings are essential. To book please email the completed booking form to info@cbcaact.org.au Event Code: BWD16 Booking Form doc. Booking Form pdf.    

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October 2016

PlayFEST 2016

October 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton Street
Cook, ACT Australia
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The Children's Book Council of Australia ACT Branch participate in PlayFEST with an information stall. PlayFEST is an ACT Playgroup event for parents, carers and children under 6. It offers parents and carers the opportunity to gather important information and parenting resources. For children it offers free exciting, fun entertainment and activities. Previous days have had up to 1500 parent, carers and children attend the day. CBCA ACT Branch generally speak to around 100 families at this event. Volunteers Needed for the ACT…

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Make Your Own Story Book Award Ceremony

October 26, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
ALIA House, 9-11 Napier Close
Deakin, ACT Australia
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Winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony with celebrated author Jackie French! Date: Wednesday 26 October 2016 Time: 1.30pm Location: ALIA House, page 9-11 Napier Close Deakin One First Place and one Highly Commended prize will be awarded for each category. Participation Certificates will be placed inside all other entries. For more information about Make Your Own Story Book... Bookings: Please send your name and a list of those wishing to attend this event to competitions@cbcaact.org.au 

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November 2016

Christmas Book Appeal

November 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2017 Christmas Book Appeal is on once again. The ACT Branch of the CBCA will be collecting books at a number of sites during August to donate to local charities and refuges as Christmas gifts for disadvantaged children. Our 2017 donation target is 1600+ books. For more information...  Collection site details will be available in Term 2.

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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, 2017 @ 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, 2017
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AGM & Laurie Copping Award Announcement

February 21, 2017 @ 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, 2017

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, 2017
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Make Your Own Story Book Competition

March 20, 2017 - July 28, 2017

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, 2017 @ 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, 2017

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, 2017 @ 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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