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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.

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.

Silents in the Library: Chicago

Sunday 19 November 2017 - 2pm to 4pm

Like the musical Chicago that won the Best Picture Academy Award and five other Oscars in 2002, this original 1927 version is a terrifically entertaining mix of humour and melodrama.

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.

Medical Sydney

Thursday 16 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.

Curator’s Choice: The Birds

Wednesday 15 November 2017 - 6pm to 7:30pm

Curator Elise Edmonds will talk about and show examples of the Library’s beautiful bird illustrations from the early 19th century through to recent acquisitions of artworks produced by contemporary artists.

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.