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Laughter is the Only Medicine: The Lavender Hill Mob

Sunday 20 May 2018 - 2pm to 3:30pm

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbour to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.

Bitesize Curator's Talk: Subversive Literature in the Library

Saturday 19 May 2018 - 2pm to 3pm

Curator Anna Corkhill reveals how publications once deemed unfit for public consumption came into the Library’s collections and what they tell us about society’s changing attitudes towards dissenting ideas.

Grattan Institute: Energy Futures Seminar - National Energy Guarantee

Wednesday 16 May 2018 - 6pm to 7:30pm

The National Energy Guarantee has become the central issue of energy and climate policy in Australia over the last 9 months. Join us to explain, discuss and debate The Guarantee in a Public Forum. 

Identifying and Captioning Nineteenth Century Photographs

Wednesday 16 May 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

This hands-on workshop will give attendees an opportunity to look at and analyse real examples of dozens of different photographic formats.

Stories in surprising places

Wednesday 16 May 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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

Jackie Film Screening

Tuesday 15 May 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:45pm

Natalie Portman portrays First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in the 2016 film Jackie. She fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Laughter is the Only Medicine: Man in the White Suit

Sunday 13 May 2018 - 2pm to 3:15pm

A maverick scientist working in a Northern textile mill, invents a fabric that never gets dirty and never wears out.

A special evening with Jane Austen’s Emma

Thursday 10 May 2018 - 6pm to 7:30pm

Celebrate the Library’s recent acquisition of a very rare 1816 first edition of Jane Austen’s Emma with special guest, Susannah Fullerton.