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  • Online
  • Free

Starting family history research (with Auslan interpreter)

Wednesday
Wed 29 Jun 2022
  • series: Lifelong learning

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

  • Talk
  • Online
  • Free

Out of the Vaults: Sports

Wednesday
Wed 29 Jun 2022
  • series: Out of the vaults

Join Melissa Jackson and Kerry-Ann Tape, First Nations collection specialists, for an Out of the Vaults sports session. 

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  • Exhibition
  • On Site

Nexus

8 Nov 2021 to 30 Jun 2022

For 200 years the Royal Society of New South Wales has been a nexus of ideas and discovery, challenging us to think differently.

Starry sky
  • Exhibition
  • On Site

Grand Vistas - Panoramas from the collection 

27 May 2022 to 16 Apr 2023

Travel across Australia and see the world through 19th century panoramas from the Library’s collection.

Panorama of the Swan River Settlement / watercolour drawing by Jane Eliza Currie
  • Exhibition
  • Free

Dyarubbin

27 Mar 2021 to 28 Aug 2022

Darug knowledge-holders, artists and educators Leanne Watson, Jasmine Seymour, Erin Wilkins and Rhiannon Wright share their culture and stories of...

Sackville Reach, Dyarubbin (Hawkesbury River) photograph by Joy Lai  2020 
  • Exhibition
  • Ongoing
  • Free

Amaze Gallery

An ever changing selection of fascinating items from the Library's extraordinary collection.

  • Exhibition
  • Ongoing
  • Free

Paintings from the Collection

More than 300 original artworks from the Library’s unique collection of landscape and portrait paintings.

Oil painting. Panoramic scene of a harbour.
  • Movie
  • Onsite

1984

Thursday
Thu 30 Jun 2022
  • series: Silent Film Festival

In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

film still from film 1984
  • Talk
  • Onsite and online

The B List with George Haddad

Thursday
Thu 30 Jun 2022
  • series: The B List bookclub

Join us as we welcome George Haddad to talk about his book Losing Face

Bri Lee holding book Losing Face
  • Movie
  • Onsite

Girl Shy (1924)

Sunday
Sun 3 Jul 2022
  • series: Silent Film Festival

Girl Shy (1924) live music with Mauro Colombis. 80 minutes.

Girl Shy (1924), still from film; a man is sitting and an old-fashioned sewing machine
  • Workshop
  • Free

Nathan Luff Author workshop

Monday
Mon 4 Jul 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library

Luff Out Loud with Nathan Luff! This workshop will look at the very serious art of writing comedy. 

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  • Workshop

Make your own boardgame

Tuesday
Tue 5 Jul 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library

Create your own board game from scratch - choose your favourite theme, create your tokens and decorate the board to develop a fully functioning...

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