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Grattan Institute: Stuck in traffic? Road congestion in Sydney

Tuesday 17 October 2017 - 6pm to 7:15pm

Australians love their cars but hate congestion. Most commuters in Sydney drive to work, and one of the big conversation topics in Sydney is just how clogged the roads have become. Managing more congested roads is one of the most potent challenges of rapid population growth. Sydney is a very car-dependent city, even though it has higher patronage of public transport than any other Australia city.

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.

Australian Poetry Slam: NSW Final

Saturday 14 October 2017 - 7pm to 9:30pm

After 16 explosive Australian Poetry Slam heats held all over NSW, from Moree to Sydney, from Byron Bay to Albury, we’ve gathered the best poets from each region to share their words with you in a mind-blowing state final! 

William Morris and the Legacy of the Small Press

Saturday 14 October 2017 - 2pm to 4pm

Join us for a presentation of rare books from the Library’s William Morris/Kelmscott Press collection.  In addition to a presentation and viewing, two contemporary independent publishers will discuss producing illustrated editions.

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.

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.

So you want to work with Rare Books and Special Collections?

Monday 9 October 2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

This forum will explore the challenges and opportunities of working with special collections including rare books, manuscripts, pictorial collections, and maps.