What's On

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Today Sunday 22nd October, 2017

Nikon-Walkley Photojournalism

Friday 13 October 2017 to Sunday 26 November 2017

Celebrate  great Australian journalism, telling the stories of our nation and strengthening our democracy.

What goes pop!

Saturday 2 September 2017 to Sunday 25 February 2018

A whistle-stop tour through some of the most important cultural changes of the 20th century.

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

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Friday 1 December 2017

Moree Library
21 October-2 November 2017

Australian Inspiration (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 28 June 2018

Lithgow Library
21 October-2 November 2017

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

Saturday 19 August 2017 to Thursday 16 May 2019

Maitland & Carrathool Libraries
21 October-2 November 2017

Tomorrow Monday 23rd October, 2017

Nikon-Walkley Photojournalism

Friday 13 October 2017 to Sunday 26 November 2017

Celebrate  great Australian journalism, telling the stories of our nation and strengthening our democracy.

What goes pop!

Saturday 2 September 2017 to Sunday 25 February 2018

A whistle-stop tour through some of the most important cultural changes of the 20th century.

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

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Friday 1 December 2017

Moree Library
21 October-2 November 2017

Australian Inspiration (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 28 June 2018

Lithgow Library
21 October-2 November 2017

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

Saturday 19 August 2017 to Thursday 16 May 2019

Maitland & Carrathool Libraries
21 October-2 November 2017

Upcoming

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: Where Australia Collides with Asia

Wednesday 15 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Ian Burnet returns to the Library to deliver a Bitesize lunchtime talk on his latest book, Where Australia Collides with Asia. Ian will discuss Alfred Russel Wallace’s discovery of the biogeographical boundary between the fauna of Asia and Australasia when he crossed the narrow strait between Bali and Lombok. 

Sydney PEN: Day of the Imprisoned Writer

Wednesday 15 November 2017 - 6pm to 8pm

On this year’s Day of The Imprisoned Writer, award-winning cartoonist Cathy Wilcox will turn her attention to those less-common practitioners of freedom of expression: cartoonists.

Cathy Wilcox will speak of specific examples of cartoonists and artists whose freedom is currently threatened, their value as an indicator for the health of democracy, and of the range of views on what they should be “allowed” to say.

Bitesize Curator Talk: Lasting the Distance

Wednesday 22 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Using examples from library collections and private archives, this talk will demonstrate how the tangible evidence of long distance love has changed over the past 130 years from handwritten letters and carte-de-visite portraits to the email, SMS and video-calls of the digital era. 

Sydney Morning Herald Photos1440

Saturday 25 November 2017 to Sunday 28 January 2018

Talking Deadly: Making history together

Wednesday 29 November 2017 - 6pm to 7pm

Join Paul Irish for Talking Deadly on linking archival information and Aboriginal family stories in Coastal Sydney.

HSC Help! Awesome eresources for English

Monday 15 January 2018 - 11am to 12pm

Studying Standard, Advanced or Extension English for the HSC? We’ll show you some awesome English eresources.

HSC Help! Awesome eresources for Society & Culture

Monday 15 January 2018 - 1pm to 2pm

Studying Society & Culture for the HSC? We’ll show you some awesome Society & Culture eresources.

HSC Help! Awesome eresources for History

Tuesday 16 January 2018 - 11am to 12pm

Studying Modern, Ancient or Extension History for the HSC? We’ll also show you some awesome history eresources.

Past All previous events

Robin de Crespigny – Author talk

Tuesday 27 June 2017 - 6pm to 7:30pm

Robin de Crespigny is a writer, producer, director and a former lecturer at AFTRS Film School. Join Robin as she talks about her writing and the creative process across the mediums of written word to film.

Walkley Media Talk: Trust, truth and Trump

Thursday 22 June 2017 - 6pm to 7pm

Dana Milbank and Anne Davies will discuss what it’s like reporting in Trump’s America, and why it seems trust in journalism has been eroded. How can we work to rebuild that trust, and engage with people who feel like the media is not for them?  

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: What is a refugee?

Thursday 22 June 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Author William Maley, vice-president of the Refugee Council of Australia, and the author of an illuminating new book that offers a guide to the complex idea of ‘the refugee’ and sets the current crisis within the wider history of human exile, injecting much-needed objectivity and nuance into the debate.

Photojournalism in the age of fake news (SOLD OUT)

Thursday 15 June 2017 - 6pm to 7pm

We all know the adage that a picture tells a thousand words but in an age of fake news are photojournalists more important than ever when it comes to the reporting of fact and truths?  Join this panel of photojournalists, and print journalists as they discuss the politics of the image.

Grattan Institute: Engaging students

Wednesday 14 June 2017 - 6pm to 7:15pm

In this Forward Thinking event, Dr Peter Goss, Grattan Institute School Education Program Director, will host a panel of leading educators to explore: What is happening in Australia’s classrooms? How can schools and teachers create better classroom environments for learning? And what policy changes would help schools the most?

Scholarly Musings: A History of Love and Law in Australia

Tuesday 6 June 2017 - 11am to 12pm

Between 1823 and 1975 nearly 1000 Australians, mostly women, sued their partners for breach of promise of marriage. Join Dr Alecia Simmonds as she explores love and loss in the 1900s. 

 

Photographer's tour: Beauty in Difference

Saturday 3 June 2017 - 3:15pm to 4pm

Join photographer Jon Lewis with curator Anni Turnbull for a tour of the Library's current display 'Beauty in Difference'.​

Talking Deadly: Firesticks (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday 31 May 2017 - 6pm to 7pm

Join Oliver Costello for Talking Deadly about the Firesticks Initiative, which provides Indigenous leadership, advocacy and action to protect, conserve and enhance cultural and natural values of people and country through cultural fire and land management practices.

Search between Wednesday 3rd May, 2017 and Wednesday 17th May, 2017

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: Pompey Elliot at War

Thursday 26 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

No one was more instrumental than Pompey in turning looming defeat into stunning victory at both Polygon Wood and Villers-Bretonneux. Ross McMullin’s new book will lead to a fresh appreciation of Pompey’s character and his importance in the dramatic final year of World War I.

Nikon-Walkley Photojournalism

Friday 13 October 2017 to Sunday 26 November 2017

Celebrate  great Australian journalism, telling the stories of our nation and strengthening our democracy.

What goes pop!

Saturday 2 September 2017 to Sunday 25 February 2018

A whistle-stop tour through some of the most important cultural changes of the 20th century.

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

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Friday 1 December 2017

Moree Library
21 October-2 November 2017

Australian Inspiration (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 28 June 2018

Lithgow Library
21 October-2 November 2017

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

Saturday 19 August 2017 to Thursday 16 May 2019

Maitland & Carrathool Libraries
21 October-2 November 2017