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Australian Poetry Slam: NSW Final

Saturday 14 October 2017 - 7pm to 9:30pm

After 16 explosive Australian Poetry Slam heats held all over NSW, from Moree to Sydney, from Byron Bay to Albury, we’ve gathered the best poets from each region to share their words with you in a mind-blowing state final! 

Out of the Vaults: Pop!

Friday 6 October 2017 - 5:30pm to 7pm

The State Library works hard to collect items which focus on all aspects of today’s lifestyle, reflecting fads and fashions, amusements and our use of leisure. Join Curator Margot Riley for this special viewing of highlights from the Library’s rarely seen ephemera collection.

Book launch: Don Spencer 'I Wish I Had an Elephant'

Wednesday 27 September 2017 - 10am to 11am

Don Spencer will launch his new book I Wish I Had an Elephant at this social event.

The Big Anxiety Festival: Care Café

Saturday 23 September 2017 - 11am to 1pm

Conceived by artist and academic Lois Weaver, who uses the familiar to get people to talk about what is troubling and unfamiliar, the Care Cafe is a new call to conversation in an era in which human rights are under threat.

2017 Premier’s History Awards

Friday 1 September 2017 - 6pm to 9pm

Join us for a glittering evening as we announce the winners of the 2017 NSW Premier’s History Awards and officially launch the start of History Week.

Twelve x Twelve

Sunday 6 August 2017 - 10am to 4pm

Artist and designer Julie Paterson will once again transform the Macquarie Room into an art studio and welcomes drop-ins at any time. 

Twelve x Twelve

Saturday 5 August 2017 - 10am to 4pm

Artist and designer Julie Paterson will once again transform the Macquarie Room into an art studio and welcomes drop-ins at any time. 

Twelve x Twelve

Friday 4 August 2017 - 10am to 4pm

Artist and designer Julie Paterson will once again transform the Macquarie Room into an art studio and welcomes drop-ins at any time.