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Koori Knockout: 50 years

24 Sep 2022 to 27 Aug 2023

Over 30,000 spectators. Countless sporting heroes. One tournament. Take a front row seat in this major celebration of First Nations sporting...

Koori Knockout supporters in stands, seated and standing.
  • Exhibition

Kill or Cure? A Taste of Medicine

30 Jul 2022 to 22 Jan 2023

An immersive exhibition looking at how western medicine understood health, disease and treatments from the 15th century to the 19th century. 

Kill or cure visual ID
  • Exhibition

Imagine...the Wonder of Picture Books

9 Jul 2022 to 9 Jul 2023

Stories and characters from much-loved Australian picture books come to life in this celebration of children’s literature. 

Illustration of a forest of black trees and ferns and mushrooms in the foreground
  • 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
  • Ongoing
  • Free

Amaze Gallery

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

Selection of colourful drawings of fish
  • 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.
  • Virtual excursion
  • Learning
  • Online
  • Free

Magical Story Maps

Monday
Mon 5 Dec 2022
  • series: Schools

Put the ‘creative’ back into creative writing — turn a blank piece of paper into a map of your own magical land! 

Map with island in shape of a pig
  • Special event
  • Onsite
  • Ongoing
  • Free

Trivia in The Library Bar

Wednesday
Wed 7 Dec 2022

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for Trivia in The Library Bar, hosted by writer and editor Cathy Perkins

A wooden bookshelf has piles of books on top of it, and an open notebook with a pencil and a pair of glasses resting on top. Next to it is a glass of red wine.
  • Talk
  • Onsite

Peter FitzSimons — The Battle of Long Tan

Thursday
Thu 8 Dec 2022
  • series: Author Talks

Peter FitzSimons AM, discusses his new book, The Battle of Long Tan, and shares the epic story of Australia’s deadliest Vietnam War battle.

Portrait shot of Peter FitzSimons. He looks intently at the camera and wears a black shirt.
  • Talk
  • Onsite
  • Free

Ian Hoskins – Sydney Harbour: A history

Thursday
Thu 15 Dec 2022
  • series: Author Talks

Ian Hoskins illuminates the sweeping history of Sydney Harbour in the new edition of his award-winning book, Sydney Harbour: A history.

A black and white image of Ian Hoskins. Ian wears a black shirt and looks at the camera.
  • Special event
  • Onsite
  • Ongoing
  • Free

Trivia in The Library Bar

Wednesday
Wed 1 Feb 2023

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for Trivia in The Library Bar, hosted by writer and editor Cathy Perkins

A wooden bookshelf has piles of books on top of it, and an open notebook with a pencil and a pair of glasses resting on top. Next to it is a glass of red wine.
  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

Storytime online with Carla Fitzgerald

Wednesday
Wed 15 Feb 2023
  • series: Kids at the Library
  • series: Schools
  • series: Storytime

Join Carla Fitzgerald as she reads her debut picture book, Keeping up with the Dachshunds!

Author Carla Fitzgerald