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Author talk: No Front Line

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

Chris Masters will talk about how his new book No Front Line gives voice to Australia's Special Forces and takes us to the centre of some of the fiercest combat Australia has ever experienced while providing the most intimate examination of what it is like to be a member of this country's elite fighting forces.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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?