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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? 

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.

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The best published and unpublished work by Sydney Morning Herald photographers from 2016 to the present. 

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. 

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.