What's On

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Tomorrow Wednesday 22nd November, 2017

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. 

Stories in Surprising Places

Wednesday 22 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.

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Medical Sydney

Thursday 23 November 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Take a medical history tour of Sydney from the First Fleet to the beginnings of the twentieth century.

Silents in the Library: The Lost World

Sunday 26 November 2017 - 2pm to 4pm

Every larger-than-life creature feature, from King Kong to Godzilla to Jurassic Park, owes a debt to the original The Lost World, the granddaddy of giant monster movies.

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.

Author talk: Martin Sharp His Life & Times

Friday 1 December 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

From OZ magazine, Swinging London and Sydney’s Yellow House, Martin Sharp was at the epicentre of a cultural flowering. His biographer Joyce Morgan will shed new light on the charismatic and eccentric Sydney artist.

Author talk: Punk Girls

Saturday 2 December 2017 - 2pm to 3pm

Fashion, music and politics collide in this landmark publication by Liz Ham, one of Australia’s most acclaimed female photographers. Punk Girls is an authentic representation of the punk movement in its many guises with an important focus on the females who inhabit this world.

Author talk: Living the 1960s

Tuesday 5 December 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Much-loved actor Noeline Brown cut a groovy figure in the sixties and now, with her trademark dry sense of humour and storyteller’s gift, Noeline comes to the Library to talk about her new book Living the 1960s.

Christmas in the Colony

Wednesday 6 December 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Join us for a festive show and tell and discover how Christmas was celebrated in the colonies.

Where do I start? Library website and catalogues

Thursday 7 December 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

This hands-on workshop provices and overview of the services and resources available from the State Library website.