Remember Me: the Lost Diggers of Vignacourt
Two soldiers of the 5th Australian Division, November 1916. Photograph by Louis Thuillier Courtesy Kerry Stokes Collection, the Louis and Antoinette Thuillier Collection AWM P10550.019

This exhibition from the Australian War Memorial features 74 photographic portraits taken of WWI soldiers in Vignacourt, the small French village which became the rest point for troops moving to-and-from the Somme. Free, on show until 18 January 2015
Caption: Two soldiers of the 5th Australian Division, November 1916. Photograph by Louis Thuillier

New exhibition: Shopkeepers of Newtown
Bob Gould, Gould's Book Arcade, 32 King Street, 2009, Nic Bezzina

The quirky and eclectic personality of Sydney’s iconic Newtown is captured in a vibrant collection of 50 photo-portraits of shopkeepers by photographer Nic Bezzina. Free, on show until 10 May 2015
Caption: Bob Gould, Gould's Book Arcade, 32 King Street, 2009, © Nic Bezzina

New exhibition: Lynley Dodd: A Retrospective
Hairy Maclary and Friends, Lynley Dodd, 2012 Reproduced courtesy of Penguin Group (NZ) and the artist

The magic of Hairy Maclary, Slinky Malinki and friends come to life in a major exhibition featuring 50 original drawings by the award-winning children’s book author. A touring exhibition from Tauranga Art Gallery, New Zealand. Free, on show until 15 March 2015.
Caption: Hairy Maclary & Friends, Lynley Dodd, 2012 Reproduced courtesy of Penguin Group (NZ) & the artist

Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room announced
Marie Bashir
The Library has paid tribute to Professor the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO by renaming its major reference library in her honour. The State Reference Library will now be known as the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room.
Interested in library history?
Interested in library history?
Bookings are now open for the 11th Australian Library History Forum, 18-19 November 2014 at the State Library of NSW. This year’s forum marks the 75th anniversary of the NSW Library Act 1939.
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Lifelong learner at the Library
Take part in the Lifelong Learning series, starting next week. There are a range of courses, talks and workshops designed for learners of any age and stage of learning.
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