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The State Library is temporarily closed until further notice. See updates here.

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COVID-19 update: All Library events have been temporarily cancelled. See updates here.

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Today

EVENT CANCELLED: Silent Film Festival: Breaker Morant

Sunday
Sunday, 5 April 2020 - 2pm to 4pm
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EVENT CANCELLED (to be rescheduled for later in the year) - As a precaution to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the wider community, we have decided to cancel all public events including talks, guided tours and onsite learning programs from today, Monday 16 March, until Monday 13 April.

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A girl stands at touchscreen in front of a digital bookcase projected onto the wall in front.

Off the Shelf

2 November 2019 to 7 April 2020
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Virtually explore the many intriguing, perplexing and playful volumes waiting to be read in your State Library. 

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Black and white photograph of gravestones in a cemetery.

Dead Central

25 May 2019 to 3 May 2020
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Thousands of people travel now through Central Station every day, but how many know what once lay beneath it?  Dead Central will take you on a journey back to 19th century Sydney, to rediscover a place you thought you knew. 

 

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Photograph of the bush

Marking the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages, this exhibition builds on the Library's historical collections with stories of resilience and achievement from communities throughout NSW. 

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A colourful illustration of a lush, dense garden full of trees and flowers.

Stories in the Sun

28 September 2019 to 17 May 2020
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Children’s picture book illustrations from the Library's collection.

 

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Black and white illustrating of man kneeling at an alter, four knights at his back, surrounded by branch of leaves.

Amaze Gallery

6 October 2018 to 31 December 2021
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An ever changing selection of fascinating items from the Library's extraordinary collection.

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Oil painting. Panoramic scene of a harbour.

Paintings from the Collection

6 October 2018 to 31 October 2021
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More than 300 original artworks from the Library’s unique collection of landscape and portrait paintings.

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The Collectors’ Gallery

6 October 2018 to 31 October 2021
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Sculpture busts, miniature portraits, ceramics, coins, medals, cutlery, teacups, typewriters, convict bricks and much more!

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EVENT CANCELLED: Doctored uniforms

Tuesday
Tuesday, 7 April 2020 - 11am to 12pm
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EVENT CANCELLED - As a precaution to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the wider community, we have decided to cancel all public events including talks, guided tours and onsite learning programs from today, Monday 16 March, until Monday 13 April.

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2020

Monday
Monday, 27 April 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
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The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, established in 1979, recognise excellence in Australian writing. Held on the first night of the Sydney Writers’ Festival, the awards recognise the best Australian writers.

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EVENT CANCELLED - As a precaution to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the wider community, we have decided to cancel all public events including talks, guided tours and onsite learning programs from April to May.

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EVENT CANCELLED -As a precaution to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the wider community, we have decided to cancel all public events including talks, guided tours and onsite learning programs from April to May

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EVENT CANCELLED Literary expert Susannah Fullerton revisits of three classic American novels and their authors. This lecture will feature The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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