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Lifelong learners

Discover an exciting range of courses, talks and workshops designed for learners of any age and stage of learning.

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  • Free

Oral History for Family Historians

Wednesday
Wed 11 Aug 2021
  • series: Lifelong learning
  • series: Family History Month

Oral histories complement the more traditional forms of history making such as written histories and biographies.

Collage of family history resources
  • Workshop
  • Online
  • Free

Seven strategies to get unstuck

Thursday
Thu 12 Aug 2021
  • series: Lifelong learning
  • series: Family History Month

Have you hit a roadblock in your family research, or are you starting out and need some general advice?

  • Workshop
  • Online
  • Free

Seven strategies to get unstuck

Wednesday
Wed 18 Aug 2021
  • series: Lifelong learning
  • series: Family History Month

Have you hit a roadblock in your family research, or are you starting out and need some general advice?

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  • Workshop
  • Online
  • Free

Oral History for Family Historians

Thursday
Thu 19 Aug 2021
  • series: Lifelong learning
  • series: Family History Month

Oral histories complement the more traditional forms of history making such as written histories and biographies.

Collage of family history resources
  • Workshop
  • Online
  • Free

Why old newspapers are great for family research

Wednesday
Wed 25 Aug 2021
  • series: Lifelong learning
  • series: Family History Month

Historical newspapers can hold a wealth of additional information that you may never find in the official government records.

Make copies of newspapers on microfilm
  • Workshop
  • Online
  • Free

Convicts, settlers and soldiers: how to find your ancestors

Thursday
Thu 26 Aug 2021
  • series: Lifelong learning
  • series: Family History Month

In exciting news for family historians, the State Library of NSW has launched the Australian Joint Copying Project Research Guide.

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  • Workshop
  • Online

Get started with art — beginners art-making workshops for adults

Tuesday
Tue 7 Sep 2021
  • series: Lifelong learning

Would you like to become more creative in 2021? Join Andrea, our art educator for a series of four online workshops.

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  • Workshop
  • Online
  • Free

Where do I start? Discover your State Library 

Thursday
Thu 16 Sep 2021
  • series: Lifelong learning

Whether you’re looking for a new book to read, a binge-worthy podcast, inspiring stories, or a fun activity to do at home — you can get all of this...

Mitchell building
  • Workshop
  • Online

Starting Family History Research

Wednesday
Wed 10 Nov 2021
  • series: Lifelong learning

Family history can reveal surprising and sometimes moving lost stories that enhance an individual’s understanding of who they

  • Workshop
  • Online

Get Started with Art — beginners art-making workshops for adults

Tuesday
Tue 23 Nov 2021
  • series: Lifelong learning

Would you like to become more creative in 2021? Join Andrea, our art educator for a series of four online workshops.

woman next to painting
  • Workshop
  • Online
  • Free

Where do I start? Discover your State Library

Thursday
Thu 25 Nov 2021
  • series: Lifelong learning

Whether you’re looking for a new book to read, a binge-worthy podcast, inspiring stories, or a fun activity to do at home — you can get all of this...

Mitchell building