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Today Thursday 22nd February, 2018

Starting Family Research at the State Library

Thursday 22 February 2018 - 10:30am to 12pm

Family history can reveal surprising and sometimes moving lost stories that enhance an individual's understand of who they are. 

Out of the Vaults: Around the Globe

Thursday 22 February 2018 - 1:30pm to 3pm

The oldest known surviving globes dating back to 150 AD were not used as navigational tools but as a representation of contemporary knowledge.

Walkley Media Talk: Truth Under Fire - Objectivity and Aid in Conflict Zones

Thursday 22 February 2018 - 6pm to 8pm

Independent documentary film Disaster Capitalism, written and co-produced by independent journalist and author Antony Loewenstein.

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.

Australian Inspiration (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 28 June 2018

Albury Library
20 January-1 February 2018

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

Saturday 19 August 2017 to Thursday 16 May 2019

Grafton & Grenfell Libraries
20 January-1 February 2018

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

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 10 January 2019

Kempsey Library
20 January-1 February 2018

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 23rd February, 2018

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.

Australian Inspiration (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 28 June 2018

Albury Library
20 January-1 February 2018

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

Saturday 19 August 2017 to Thursday 16 May 2019

Grafton & Grenfell Libraries
20 January-1 February 2018

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

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 10 January 2019

Kempsey Library
20 January-1 February 2018

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

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

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

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 10 January 2019

Kempsey Library
20 January-1 February 2018

Australian Inspiration (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 28 June 2018

Albury Library
20 January-1 February 2018

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

Saturday 19 August 2017 to Thursday 16 May 2019

Grafton & Grenfell Libraries
20 January-1 February 2018

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.

Author Talk: Dissent - The Student Press in 1960s Australia

Saturday 24 February 2018 - 2pm to 3pm

In her new book, Dissent, historian Sally Percival Wood encapsulates the political conservatism and social restlessness of the 1960s.

Family Fun with Jacqueline Harvey

Sunday 25 February 2018 - 11am to 2pm

Children’s author Jacqueline Harvey will share stories from the  Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series' and introduce her latest book Kensy and Max.

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: We Are Here - Talking with Australia’s Oldest Holocaust Survivors

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

The last of adult Holocaust survivors have reached an age once considered unattainable, Fiona Harari and Meredith Jaffe tell the stories of eighteen of these Australians survivors.

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Stories in surprising places

Wednesday 21 February 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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

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.

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. 

Search between today and Thursday 8th March, 2018

Starting Family Research at the State Library

Thursday 22 February 2018 - 10:30am to 12pm

Family history can reveal surprising and sometimes moving lost stories that enhance an individual's understand of who they are. 

Out of the Vaults: Around the Globe

Thursday 22 February 2018 - 1:30pm to 3pm

The oldest known surviving globes dating back to 150 AD were not used as navigational tools but as a representation of contemporary knowledge.

Walkley Media Talk: Truth Under Fire - Objectivity and Aid in Conflict Zones

Thursday 22 February 2018 - 6pm to 8pm

Independent documentary film Disaster Capitalism, written and co-produced by independent journalist and author Antony Loewenstein.

Author Talk: Dissent - The Student Press in 1960s Australia

Saturday 24 February 2018 - 2pm to 3pm

In her new book, Dissent, historian Sally Percival Wood encapsulates the political conservatism and social restlessness of the 1960s.

Family Fun with Jacqueline Harvey

Sunday 25 February 2018 - 11am to 2pm

Children’s author Jacqueline Harvey will share stories from the  Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series' and introduce her latest book Kensy and Max.

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: We Are Here - Talking with Australia’s Oldest Holocaust Survivors

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

The last of adult Holocaust survivors have reached an age once considered unattainable, Fiona Harari and Meredith Jaffe tell the stories of eighteen of these Australians survivors.

Exhibition Talk 'Here and Now: Waterloo'

Saturday 3 March 2018 - 2pm to 3pm

Join Waterloo photographer Fiona Wolf-Symeonides and curator, Anna Corkhill as they discuss the displayed works with members of the Waterloo community.

Literature and the Silver Screen: The Old Curiosity Shop

Sunday 4 March 2018 - 2pm to 3:45pm

Hay Petrie stars as the villainous Mr Quilp in this 1934 adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic novel.