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International Mother Language Day

Saturday 17 February 2018 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

Hear about the story and importance of the International Mother Language Day February 21st; the language and cultural backgrounds of Bangladesh, Poland, Russia, Central Asia and more.

eResources for Researchers: History & Literature Sources

Thursday 15 February 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Designed for the experienced researcher of history and/or literature.

Stories in surprising places

Wednesday 14 February 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Explore our amazing building, discover wonderful books, make craft and enjoy the magic of shared stories.

Grattan Institute: The Demand Driven Higher Education Funding System

Tuesday 13 February 2018 - 6:15pm to 7:30pm

In December 2017, the government froze public funding for bachelor degree places in Australian universities.  Should the demand driven system be restored? 

Where do I start? Discover the State Library

Thursday 8 February 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

For the first-time user. Come along and as us your questions.

Scholarly Musings: The Life and Death of Oliver Bainbridge

Tuesday 6 February 2018 - 11am to 12pm

Edwin Wilson and Patricia Wightley pooled resources which enabled a detailed account of Bainbridge’s amazing life.

Charlie Chaplin Tribute: 104 Years in Film 1914-2018

Sunday 4 February 2018 - 2pm to 3:30pm

To commemorate the 104th anniversary of the first public release of a Charlie Chaplin film, the State Library of NSW and Australia’s Silent Film Festival are proud to present restored and acclaimed comedy shorts all with live music.

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: Daphne du Maurier - Looking Inward

Friday 2 February 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Teresa Petersen explores the possibility that incest is at the core of Daphne du Maurier’s craft, arguing that the theme occurs so frequently that it is not a coincidence.