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Author talk: The Twentieth Man

Tuesday 17 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The Twentieth Man. Jones’ debut novel is an exciting thriller that focuses on terrorism, politics and betrayal, taking the reader from the savage mountains of Yugoslavia to Canberra’s brutal yet covert power struggles. Join Tony and David as they talk about the book and writing fiction.

Silver Screen tribute to Laurel and Hardy: Way Out West

Sunday 15 October 2017 - 2pm to 3:15pm

'Way Out West' sees Stan and Ollie visiting the town of Brushwood Gulch to deliver the deed of a gold mine, only to be deceived by a villainous saloon-keeper.

Bitesize Curator Talk: 3D Photography in Australia, 1855-1880

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

Join curator Geoff Barker in a talk about the early years of stereoscopic photography in Australia.

Silver Screen tribute to Laurel and Hardy: Sons of the Desert

Sunday 8 October 2017 - 2pm to 3:15pm

A pair of Fez-wearing 'Sons of the Desert' sneak off to a convention in Chicago.

Out of the Vaults: Pop!

Friday 6 October 2017 - 5:30pm to 7pm

The State Library works hard to collect items which focus on all aspects of today’s lifestyle, reflecting fads and fashions, amusements and our use of leisure. Join Curator Margot Riley for this special viewing of highlights from the Library’s rarely seen ephemera collection.

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: Up Until Now

Friday 6 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Author and CEO of the Quest for Life Foundation, Petrea King comes to the Library to speak about her latest book. Up Until Now tells the story of Petrea’s fascinating life, which has been devoted to helping people experiencing life-threatening illnesses and mental distress.

Free kids tours

Thursday 5 October 2017 - 11am to Friday 6 October 2017 - 11am

Join us as we explore some of the nooks and crannies of this fascinating building.

Where do I start? eResources

Thursday 5 October 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

This introductory hands-on workshop highlights the online resources available via the State Library website.