What's On

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Today Thursday 18th January, 2018

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

Saturday 19 August 2017 to Thursday 16 May 2019

Grafton & Grenfell Libraries
20 January-1 February 2018

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

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 10 January 2019

Kempsey Library
20 January-1 February 2018

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

Saturday 11 June 2016 to Sunday 30 December 2018

Glasshouse, Port Macquarie
9 Februrary-1 April 2018

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Tomorrow Friday 19th January, 2018

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

Saturday 11 June 2016 to Sunday 30 December 2018

Glasshouse, Port Macquarie
9 Februrary-1 April 2018

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Upcoming

Laughter in the Library: The Lady Killers

Sunday 21 January 2018 - 2pm to 3:30pm

A gang of thieves rent a room upstairs from an old woman, who thinks they're a musical band.

Free Kids Tours

Monday 22 January 2018 - 11am to 12pm

Discover our amazing and unexpected collection items and the people who collected them in this tour for kids.

Drop in Activity Centre - Animal theme

Tuesday 23 January 2018 - 10am to 3pm

We've been invaded - Insect craft galore!

Free Kids Tours

Tuesday 23 January 2018 - 11am to 12pm

Discover our amazing and unexpected collection items and the people who collected them in this tour for kids.

Free Kids Tours

Wednesday 24 January 2018 - 11am to 12pm

Discover our amazing and unexpected collection items and the people who collected them in this tour for kids.

Drop in Activity Centre - Animal theme

Thursday 25 January 2018 - 10am to 3pm

We've been invaded - Insect craft galore!

Free Kids Tours

Thursday 25 January 2018 - 11am to 12pm

Discover our amazing and unexpected collection items and the people who collected them in this tour for kids.

Laughter in the Library: The Belles of St Trinians

Sunday 28 January 2018 - 2pm to 3:30pm

The headmistress of St Trinian's School for Girls attempts to stave off her creditors by 'looking after' the pocket money of a wealthy sheikh's daughter currently enrolled at the school, and investing it on the sheikh's horse, Arab Boy, in the local derby.

Past All previous events

Where do I start? Discover the State Library

Thursday 5 May 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am

For the first-time user, this talk introduces the fantastic services and collections available at the State Library.

Scholarly Musings: Australia's French Connection

Tuesday 3 May 2016 - 11am to 12pm

 This talk retraces the journey of a research project that looked at French migration through to a cultural history of the idea of France in Australia, highlighting a range of political and personal meanings that France has had in people’s lives.

GAO 200 Exhibition Viewing

Saturday 30 April 2016 - 11am to 12pm

The Government Architect’s Office are inviting the public to a guided tour  at the Bicentenary exhibition at the State Library of NSW. 

Stories from the Archives: 200 years of the Government Architect

Thursday 28 April 2016 - 6pm to 7pm

Over the last 200 years the work of the Government Architect is directly linked to major events in the history of NSW. There are many stories about obscure people, places and events. Discover some of these stories from the archives of the Government Architect.

Silent Film Festival, ANZAC Day Special: The Lighthorsemen

Monday 25 April 2016 - 2pm to 4:15pm

In 1917, when the British forces are bogged down in front of the Turkish and German lines in Palestine, they rely on the Australian Light Horse regiment to break the deadlock.

ANZAC DAY BUFFET

Monday 25 April 2016 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop in for a cup of tea and an ANZAC biscuit while you view items from the Library’s extensive First World War collections, including accounts of the landing at ANZAC Cove on 25 April 1915.

Silent Film Festival, Shakespeare and the Silver Screen: Chimes at Midnight

Sunday 24 April 2016 - 2pm to 4pm

Chimes at Midnight is a 1966 English language, Spanish–Swiss co-produced film directed by and starring Orson Welles. The film's plot centres on William Shakespeare's recurring character Sir John Falstaff and the father-son relationship he has with Prince Hal, who must choose between loyalty to Falstaff or to his father, King Henry IV.

Paul Kelly, Seven Sonnets & A Song (SOLD OUT)

Saturday 23 April 2016 - 6:30pm to 8pm

Paul Kelly will launch his new Shakespeare inspired album Seven Sonnets & A Song in the atmospheric Mitchell Reading Room
 

Search on Thursday 6th July, 2017

Thrillers in the library: The Fallen Idol

Sunday 21 May 2017 - 2pm to 3:45pm

The young son of a diplomat idolises his father's butler, Baines. When Baines' wife is found murdered and Baines is implicated, the young boy tries everything to point the investigation away from the butler. 

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Presentation and Cocktail Reception

Monday 22 May 2017 - 6pm to 9:30pm

This glittering celebration of excellence in Australian writing is held on the first night of the Sydney Writers’ Festival. With prizes totalling $305,000, the awards are among the nation’s richest and most prestigious.

Lucy Clark: Beautiful Failures

Tuesday 23 May 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Lucy Clark's book Beautiful Failures explores the pressure that is placed on kids today: where it comes from, what we can do to reduce it, and how to fix a broken education system that fails too many kids.

Women in the Spotlight: Still Looking for a Room of One's Own

Tuesday 23 May 2017 - 6pm to 7pm

Join Tracey Spicer and a panel of female stage and screen writers including Joanna Murray-Smith, Rachael Coopes and Jada Alberts as they discuss their experiences, inspirations and the reality of being a writer today.

Michael Sala: The Restorer

Wednesday 24 May 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join Michael Sala as he discusses his latest novel The Restorer with the literary editor of The Australian, Stephen Romei.

A Significant Date: 1967 Referendum – 50 Years On

Thursday 25 May 2017 - 6pm to 7pm

The 1967 federal referendum was a significant moment in Australia’s political history.  Join ABC RN’s Daniel Browning as he leads a panel discussion on the impact of the referendum and whether changes to the Australian Constitution reduced discrimination against Indigenous people in Australia.

Thrillers in the library: Dead of Night

Sunday 28 May 2017 - 2pm to 3:45pm

An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality.

The Creative Power of Copying

Wednesday 31 May 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Featuring legal experts, platform representatives, and creators who navigate these issues themselves, this panel is for anyone who copies for art, or wants to. It aims to look at the realities of copying as part of creation in Australia.