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Today Wednesday 18th October, 2017

Walkley Documentary Award Longlist Screenings

Wednesday 18 October 2017 - 12pm to 8pm

Five of the six outstanding documentaries longlisted for the 2017 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism will be screened at the State Library of NSW in Sydney, giving the public a free viewing of the finest work in the field over the past year.

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: Anthony Trollope’s Australian Adventures

Wednesday 18 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Prolific novelist and inveterate traveller Anthony Trollope explored Australia and New Zealand in the 1870s: the first celebrity to tour Australasia. His memoir inspired by those adventures was subsequently described by The Times as ‘the best account’ of those lands ‘yet published’. 

Stories in Surprising Places

Wednesday 18 October 2017 - 10:30am to Wednesday 20 December 2017 - 11:30am

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

Tomorrow Thursday 19th October, 2017

eResources for Researchers: Online newspapers

Thursday 19 October 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Using the Library's substantial eResources, learn how to locate and use historical and current online newspapers from a variety of sources including Trove, Proquest and Gale.

Upcoming

Reading Lounge: Book Club for Friends of the Library

Friday 20 October 2017 - 3pm to 4pm

Book Club for Friends of the Library.

Author talk: Slow with Brooke McAlary

Saturday 21 October 2017 - 2pm to 3pm

In her new book Slow Brooke gently encourages you to find pleasure and value in a simpler life, sharing the practical tips and rituals that have helped her on her own journey, from decluttering to de-owning, messiness to mindfulness, from asking why to asking where to now?

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.

Author talk: Australian Gypsies

Saturday 28 October 2017 - 2pm to 3pm

Award-winning memoirist and novelist Mandy Sayer comes to the Library to speak about her latest book, Australian Gypsies: Their Secret History. Weaving together a wideranging and exuberant history of gypsies in Australia.

Where do I start? Discover the State Library

Thursday 2 November 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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

Silents in the Library: A Day at the Flickers in 1917

Sunday 5 November 2017 - 2pm to 3:15pm

Three short films; Teddy at the Throttle, Easy Street and Max Wants a Divorce, with the sublime talents of Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson and Max Linder.

Scholarly Musings: Children’s Literature in 19th Century Australia

Tuesday 7 November 2017 - 11am to 12pm

This talk examines how the children’s literary culture to which Catherine Helen Spence contributed, encouraged and shaped the formulation of national, moral and social character in 19th century Australia.

High Tea and Film Screening: Casablanca

Wednesday 8 November 2017 - 12pm to 2:15pm

Join us from 12pm - 12.30pm for high tea in the Macquarie Room with piano accompaniment with John Batts. Following the high tea the Metcalfe Auditorium, at 12.30pm, will screen the film Casablanca with soundtrack.