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Today Thursday 19th October, 2017

eResources for Researchers: Online newspapers

Thursday 19 October 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Using the Library's substantial eResources, learn how to locate and use historical and current online newspapers from a variety of sources including Trove, Proquest and Gale.

Inaugural Coral Thomas Fellowship Lecture

Thursday 19 October 2017 - 5:30pm to 7pm

In the early 1830s, surveyor John Helder Wedge collected early south-eastern Aboriginal wooden artefacts from Tasmania and Victoria, now housed in the Saffron Walden Museum in Essex. It has been suggested that Wedge sought the artefacts out of a rare ‘humanitarian’ interest in the Indigenous people. Rebe Taylor, Coral Thomas Fellow, will deliver the inaugural lecture on her recent findings.

Nikon-Walkley Photojournalism

Friday 13 October 2017 to Sunday 26 November 2017

Celebrate  great Australian journalism, telling the stories of our nation and strengthening our democracy.

What goes pop!

Saturday 2 September 2017 to Sunday 25 February 2018

A whistle-stop tour through some of the most important cultural changes of the 20th century.

Satire in the time of war, 1914-1918 (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Friday 1 December 2017

Moree Library
21 October-2 November 2017

Australian Inspiration (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 28 June 2018

Lithgow Library
21 October-2 November 2017

May Gibbs: celebrating 100 years (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 19 August 2017 to Thursday 16 May 2019

Maitland & Carrathool Libraries
21 October-2 November 2017

What A Life! Rock Photography by Tony Mott (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 11 June 2016 to Sunday 30 December 2018

Glasshouse, Port Macquarie
9 Februrary-1 April 2018

Tomorrow Friday 20th October, 2017

Reading Lounge: Book Club for Friends of the Library

Friday 20 October 2017 - 3pm to 4pm

Book Club for Friends of the Library.

Nikon-Walkley Photojournalism

Friday 13 October 2017 to Sunday 26 November 2017

Celebrate  great Australian journalism, telling the stories of our nation and strengthening our democracy.

What goes pop!

Saturday 2 September 2017 to Sunday 25 February 2018

A whistle-stop tour through some of the most important cultural changes of the 20th century.

Satire in the time of war, 1914-1918 (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Friday 1 December 2017

Moree Library
21 October-2 November 2017

Australian Inspiration (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 28 June 2018

Lithgow Library
21 October-2 November 2017

May Gibbs: celebrating 100 years (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 19 August 2017 to Thursday 16 May 2019

Maitland & Carrathool Libraries
21 October-2 November 2017

What A Life! Rock Photography by Tony Mott (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 11 June 2016 to Sunday 30 December 2018

Glasshouse, Port Macquarie
9 Februrary-1 April 2018

Upcoming

Remembrance Day Special: The Battle of the Somme

Saturday 11 November 2017 - 2pm to 3:30pm

The ‘Battle of the Somme’ is a historic and iconic documentary film portraying allied preparations for, and the early stages of the battle and trench warfare.

Silents in the Library: The Phantom of the Opera

Sunday 12 November 2017 - 2pm to 3:45pm

A forerunner of the American horror film, and one of the most lavish productions of the silent cinema, The Phantom of the Opera (1925) is a mesmerizing blend of romance and mystery.

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: Where Australia Collides with Asia

Wednesday 15 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Ian Burnet returns to the Library to deliver a Bitesize lunchtime talk on his latest book, Where Australia Collides with Asia. Ian will discuss Alfred Russel Wallace’s discovery of the biogeographical boundary between the fauna of Asia and Australasia when he crossed the narrow strait between Bali and Lombok. 

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.

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.

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.

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.