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Sydney Festival 2018: Coastal Sydney

Saturday 6 January 2018 - 1:30pm to 3pm

Michael Ingrey a founding member of the Library’s Indigenous Advisory group will join librarian and curator Ronald Briggs to discuss and display archival material documenting the long and unbroken presence of Aboriginal people living in coastal Sydney.

Let the Movies Begin Series with Georges Méliès

Saturday 13 January 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Georges Méliès was a French illusionist and film director who led many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema.

Let the Movies Begin Series with Alice Guy Blaché, D W Griffith and The Keystone Cops

Saturday 13 January 2018 - 12pm to 1pm

Alice Guy Blaché; director & writer of narrative fiction films, D W Griffith; director, writer & producer pioneering modern filmmaking techniques, and The Keystone Cops; fictional incompetent policemen of early 20th century.

Sydney Festival 2018: A History of Bennelong Point

Saturday 13 January 2018 - 1:30pm to 3pm

Using personal papers, photographs and architectural plans Melissa Jackson will explore the history of this famous landmark of Sydney Harbour.

Let the Movies Begin Series with D W Griffith

Saturday 13 January 2018 - 2pm to 3pm

David Wark Griffith was an American director, writer, and producer who pioneered modern filmmaking techniques.

Laughter in the Library: I’m All Right Jack

Sunday 14 January 2018 - 2pm to 3:45pm

A laugh-out-loud comedy with a satirical edge, lampooning the then burning issue of industrial relations.

Sydney Festival 2018: Sydney Elders

Saturday 20 January 2018 - 1:30pm to 3pm

Sydney Elders reflects the diversity of the local Sydney Aboriginal community by placing elders’ stories at the centre of knowledge. Through active consultation, elders have responded to items in the Library’s collection. Ronald and Jonathon will discuss different collection items and the complexities around how Aboriginal knowledge and stories are held, told and supported through institutions like the Library.

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.