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Author Talk: Call of the Reed Warbler

Saturday 9 December 2017 - 2pm to 3pm

Charles Massy will be in conversation with ABC's Gardening Australia Costa Georgiadis to talk about how he believes a grassroots revolution can save the planet, help turn climate change around, and build healthy people and healthy communities, pivoting significantly on our relationship with growing and consuming food.

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.

Stories in Surprising Places

Wednesday 29 November 2017 - 10:30am to Wednesday 13 December 2017 - 11:30am

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

Grattan Institute: Cities and the Regions, a Growing Divide?

Tuesday 28 November 2017 - 6pm to 7:15pm

This Forward Thinking event will explore the widening economic and social divide between Australia’s cities and regions. What are the economic forces at play? What are the effects on the social fabric of the nation? And what if anything should governments do to bridge the divide? 

Sydney Morning Herald Photos1440

Saturday 25 November 2017 to Sunday 28 January 2018

The best published and unpublished work by Sydney Morning Herald photographers from 2016 to the present. 

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. 

Botanical Inspirations

Friday 17 November 2017 to Sunday 28 January 2018

On show in the Amaze Gallery, a selection of works related to artist Ferdinand Bauer.

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.