What's On

Public programs and learning activities will be delivered onsite and online in 2021. See what's on here. 

Maggie Patton in the stacks
Today

Curator Tour: Behind the Scenes

Saturday
Saturday, 19 June 2021 - 2pm to 3pm
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Our curators will lead you through the hidden spaces that house all sorts of fascinating items, with stories to match.

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performance image of Vashti Hughes
Today

Dictionary by a Bitch

Saturday
Saturday, 19 June 2021 - 2pm to 3pm
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One-woman show that explores some lesser-known stories of Bee Miles, an eccentric, bohemian rebel who helped define the character of Sydney.

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performance image of Vashti Hughes
Today

Dictionary by a Bitch

Saturday
Saturday, 19 June 2021 - 7pm to 8pm
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One-woman show that explores some lesser-known stories of Bee Miles, an eccentric, bohemian rebel who helped define the character of Sydney.

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Sackville Reach, Dyarubbin (Hawkesbury River) photograph by Joy Lai  2020 

Dyarubbin

27 March 2021 to 13 March 2022
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Darug knowledge-holders, artists and educators Leanne Watson, Jasmine Seymour, Erin Wilkins and Rhiannon Wright share their culture and stories of special sites along Dyarubbin  (the Hawkesbury river). 

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Amaze Gallery

20 March 2021 to 31 December 2024
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An ever changing selection of fascinating items from the Library's extraordinary collection.

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A woman and a man browsing miscellaneous objects in a display shelf.

The Collectors’ Gallery

3 July 2020 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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Oil painting. Panoramic scene of a harbour.

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

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A mother and her two sons reading a book in the Childrens Library

Storytime in the Children’s Library

Monday
Monday, 21 June 2021 - 10:30am to 11am
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We're back! We have a beautiful Children’s Library full of wonderful books to share with you.

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The Rush for Gold

Monday
Monday, 21 June 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm
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Join the rush to learn about striking it lucky in the 1850s.

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The Blue Mountain pioneers, lithograph by M. Emile Ulm, Sydney Mail, 1880, SLNSW SPF/1396

Step back in time to 1813 and follow the journey of Gregory Blaxland, William Charles Wentworth and William Lawson.

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Going places: Migration to Australia

Tuesday
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 - 9:30am to 10:15am
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We’ll investigate reasons for migrating and uncover different journeys over the sea.

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Mitchell building

Where do I start? Discover your State Library online

Thursday
Thursday, 24 June 2021 - 10:30am to 11am
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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 and more online at your  State Library.

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Author Aura Parker holding her picture book The Silly Seabed Song

Storytime online with author Aura Parker

Thursday
Thursday, 24 June 2021 - 11:30am to 12pm
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Join award-winning writer and illustrator, Aura Parker for an online storytime with her new book The Silly Seabed Song.

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