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Friends Library Connect December 2018

Library Connect, December 2018

The December 2018 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 497 kB) includes an article about the new Banksia Garden, scheduled to open April 2020; information on the new Plant Humanities Initiative; Library Christmas Arrangements and a great collection of new books.

Summer Concerts 2019 - please help!

The ever-popular Summer Sounds concerts will be held again on the first two weekends in February 2019. The programs and performers are being finalised now and will be announced shortly.

We are looking for volunteers to come and help Summer Sounds continue its tradition as one of the Gardens' headline public events.

Amy Jones receives the first prize in the Colour section for 'Fuzz Berry'. Photo: Brian Moir

2018 Schools Photographic Competition

The entries from this year's competition are now on display in the Visitors Centre exhibition space until Sunday 19 November.

The entries were judged by Ms Helen McFadden of the Canberra Photographic Society, who presented the awards on Saturday 3 November. Congratulations to the prizewinners.

Cover of Friends Library Connect, November 2018

Library Connect, November 2018

The November 2018 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 822 kB) features a new book dedicated to Australia’s tomatoes: Tomato: Know, Sow, Grow, Feast as well as other new books and topics.

Cover of Library Connect, October 2018

Library Connect, October 2018

The October 2018 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 892 kB) features the Black Mountain Symposium papers and journal articles about the ANBG, as well as other new books and topics.

2018 Annual General Meeting report

The Friends 30th AGM was held this year on Thursday 27 September at the ANBG Theatrette.

After the President's and Treasurer's reports, the  Executive Director Dr Judy West presented her report on the Gardens progress and goals.

At the election for Friends Council, Lesley Jackman retired as President after serving two two-year terms, to be succeeded by Max Bourke. Lynden Ayliffe and Alan Henderson were elected as new ordinary members.

David Coutts (former President and Secretary of Friends Council, and Chair of the Project Committee) was awarded Life Membership.

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Friends Annual General Meeting, 27 September 2018

This year’s 2018 AGM will be held on Thursday 27 September at the ANBG, starting with drinks in the Dickson Room from 5pm, with the AGM proper beginning in the Theatrette at 5:30pm. After the formalities, guest speaker Dr Sally Box will tell us about her new job as Threatened Species Commissioner.

This year the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer and three general Council member positions will become vacant. For the Friends to continue, we need to fill these positions. Please consider nominating - contact Lesley Jackman on 0413 766 624 to find out more about what's involved, or to express interest.

ANBG guest in mobility scooter. Photo: Svetlana Manns

Scooting about the Gardens!

The Friends recently upgraded the mobility scooters at the ANBG, replacing those purchased by the Friends in 2005.

 Volunteer Guide Maureen Connolly with a group of ANBG visitors

Become a Volunteer Guide - recruiting now for 2019

Do you have a passion for Australian plants? Do you enjoy the outdoors and spending time with like-minded people? Do you embrace the challenge of expanding your knowledge and skills? Does meeting people from around Australia and from overseas sound like fun? Then the Volunteer Guides Program at the Gardens is for you.

Applications are now open; for details see the Gardens website. Information sessions in the ANBG Theatrette will be held on Wednesday 19th September at 12.30pm and Tuesday 25th September at 5.30pm.

Library Connect September 2018

Library Connect, September 2018

The September 2018 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 844KB) provides information on the Australian Reading Hour to be held on the 20th September 2018, features new books on native bees, agriculture and WA wildflowers, and recommends books on Banksias, Wattles and Daniel Solander, as well as spotlighting an e-journal on Biodiversity and Conservation and a golden memory from the Archives.

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