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Today Thursday 24th May, 2018

Walkley Media Talk: China in the Media

Thursday 24 May 2018 - 6pm to 7pm

This talk will examine how the Australian media reports on China, how the media works within China, the shifts in technology and culture and what it all means for China's place on the world stage. 

A Town Named War Boy (On tour in NSW)

Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Thursday 14 June 2018

On tour around Australia, award-winning playwright Ross Mueller's A Town Named War Boy, brings to life the State Library of NSW’s jaw-dropping collection of First World War diaries.

Here and Now: Waterloo

Saturday 3 March 2018 to Sunday 17 June 2018

Fiona Wolf-Symeonides' photographs capture the Waterloo area as it is about to change.

Australian Inspiration (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 28 June 2018

Cessnock Library
26 May-7 June 2018

May Gibbs: celebrating 100 years (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 19 August 2017 to Thursday 16 May 2019

Coonamble & Narromine Libraries
26 May-7 June 2018

Satire in the time of war, 1914-1918 (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 10 January 2019

Maitland Library
26 May-7 June 2018

What A Life! Rock Photography by Tony Mott (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 11 June 2016 to Sunday 30 December 2018

Albury Museum & Library
14 April-10 June 2018

Tomorrow Friday 25th May, 2018

A Town Named War Boy (On tour in NSW)

Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Thursday 14 June 2018

On tour around Australia, award-winning playwright Ross Mueller's A Town Named War Boy, brings to life the State Library of NSW’s jaw-dropping collection of First World War diaries.

Here and Now: Waterloo

Saturday 3 March 2018 to Sunday 17 June 2018

Fiona Wolf-Symeonides' photographs capture the Waterloo area as it is about to change.

Australian Inspiration (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 28 June 2018

Cessnock Library
26 May-7 June 2018

May Gibbs: celebrating 100 years (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 19 August 2017 to Thursday 16 May 2019

Coonamble & Narromine Libraries
26 May-7 June 2018

Satire in the time of war, 1914-1918 (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 10 January 2019

Maitland Library
26 May-7 June 2018

What A Life! Rock Photography by Tony Mott (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 11 June 2016 to Sunday 30 December 2018

Albury Museum & Library
14 April-10 June 2018

Upcoming

What A Life! Rock Photography by Tony Mott (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 11 June 2016 to Sunday 30 December 2018

Albury Museum & Library
14 April-10 June 2018

Satire in the time of war, 1914-1918 (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 10 January 2019

Maitland Library
26 May-7 June 2018

Australian Inspiration (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 28 June 2018

Cessnock Library
26 May-7 June 2018

May Gibbs: celebrating 100 years (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 19 August 2017 to Thursday 16 May 2019

Coonamble & Narromine Libraries
26 May-7 June 2018

Here and Now: Waterloo

Saturday 3 March 2018 to Sunday 17 June 2018

Fiona Wolf-Symeonides' photographs capture the Waterloo area as it is about to change.

A Town Named War Boy (On tour in NSW)

Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Thursday 14 June 2018

On tour around Australia, award-winning playwright Ross Mueller's A Town Named War Boy, brings to life the State Library of NSW’s jaw-dropping collection of First World War diaries.

World Press Photo 18

Saturday 26 May 2018 to Sunday 24 June 2018

Award-winning photographs from the 2017 World Press Photo Contest for press photography. 

Family Fun - Maps in May

Sunday 27 May 2018 - 11am to 2pm

Did you know that the Library has a collection of magnificant maps?

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Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: The Good Old Bad Old Days

Wednesday 23 May 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join cultural historian Warren Fahey as he delivers an eclectic romp through the social history of some of Sydney’s most famous neighbourhoods. 

Laughter is the Only Medicine: The Lavender Hill Mob

Sunday 20 May 2018 - 2pm to 3:30pm

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbour to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.

Bitesize Curator's Talk: Subversive Literature in the Library

Saturday 19 May 2018 - 2pm to 3pm

Curator Anna Corkhill reveals how publications once deemed unfit for public consumption came into the Library’s collections and what they tell us about society’s changing attitudes towards dissenting ideas.

Grattan Institute: Energy Futures Seminar - National Energy Guarantee

Wednesday 16 May 2018 - 6pm to 7:30pm

The National Energy Guarantee has become the central issue of energy and climate policy in Australia over the last 9 months. Join us to explain, discuss and debate The Guarantee in a Public Forum. 

Stories in surprising places

Wednesday 16 May 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Explore our amazing building, discover wonderful books, make craft and enjoy the magic of shared stories.

Identifying and Captioning Nineteenth Century Photographs

Wednesday 16 May 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

This hands-on workshop will give attendees an opportunity to look at and analyse real examples of dozens of different photographic formats.

Jackie Film Screening

Tuesday 15 May 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:45pm

Natalie Portman portrays First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in the 2016 film Jackie. She fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Laughter is the Only Medicine: Man in the White Suit

Sunday 13 May 2018 - 2pm to 3:15pm

A maverick scientist working in a Northern textile mill, invents a fabric that never gets dirty and never wears out.

Search between today and Thursday 7th June, 2018

Walkley Media Talk: China in the Media

Thursday 24 May 2018 - 6pm to 7pm

This talk will examine how the Australian media reports on China, how the media works within China, the shifts in technology and culture and what it all means for China's place on the world stage. 

Family Fun - Maps in May

Sunday 27 May 2018 - 11am to 2pm

Did you know that the Library has a collection of magnificant maps?

Laughter is the Only Medicine: School for Scoundrels

Sunday 27 May 2018 - 2pm to 3:45pm

Henry Palfrey discovers the College of Lifemanship run by Professor Potter and learns the secrets of success. But has he got the courage to put all his lessons into effect?

Talking Deadly: My Grandmother's Lingo

Wednesday 30 May 2018 - 6pm to 7pm

Join Jake Duczynski for Talking Deadly as he discusses the making of My Grandmother’s Lingo, a Walkley Award-winning animation revitalising Marra language.

Scholar Talk: At Home with the Farmers of Enlightenment

Tuesday 5 June 2018 - 11am to 12pm

Lee Stickells will draw on the diverse resources of the Library’s Rainbow Archives to discuss Bodhi Farm, a 1970s community settlement commited to living lightly on the earth, and its role in reshaping state planning and building regulation. 

Author Talk: Dr Peter Cochrane - The Making of Martin Sparrow

Wednesday 6 June 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

One of this country’s leading historians, Peter Cochrane, comes to the Library to talk about his tale of epic adventure of chance and endurance. 

National Biography Award Lecture: 'Unauthorised' with Tom DC Roberts

Wednesday 6 June 2018 - 6pm to 7pm

In this year’s lecture, Tom DC Roberts explores how his ‘unauthorised’ biography of Sir Keith compares to previous ‘approved’ biographies, and how other subjects who have also had multiple biographers have had very different ‘lives’ created as a result. 

 

World Press Photo 18

Saturday 26 May 2018 to Sunday 24 June 2018

Award-winning photographs from the 2017 World Press Photo Contest for press photography.