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Opening hours will change over the Easter and Anzac Day period. We're open every day except Good Friday, 19 April. Normal hours and services will resume on Friday 26 April. Find our Easter opening hours here ›

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Format: 20/04/2019
Format: 20/04/2019
Curator Maggie Patton delivering Gallery tour.

Curator Tour

Friday
Friday, 26 April 2019 - 12pm to 1pm
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Every Friday one of our Curators will take you through our exhibitions paying attention to their favourite items and sharing stories from the collections.

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Book of Dirt cover

Reading Lounge Book Club for Friends of the Library

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The Ledger Awards

Friday
Friday, 26 April 2019 - 7pm to 9:30pm
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The Ledger Awards are Australia’s only comics-specific awards, created to celebrate, acknowledge and promote excellence in Australian comic books, graphic novels, web comics and comix.

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premiers literary awards

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2019

Monday
Monday, 29 April 2019 - 6pm to 9:30pm
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Held on the first night of the Sydney Writers’ Festival, the awards recognise the best Australian writers — including novelists, poets, playwrights, scriptwriters and authors of non-fiction and children’s books.

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Suzanne Leal, judge of the 2018 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

And the Award Goes To ...

Tuesday
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Be the first to hear from some of the 2019 winners of the prestigious NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, in conversation with Senior Judge Suzanne Leal.

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International Jazz Day logo

UNESCO International Jazz Day

Tuesday
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 - 5pm to 7pm
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Join us at the Library as we celebrate 2019 UNESCO International Jazz Day! The Mitchell forecourt on Macquarie St will be jumping with live music performed by some of Sydney’s favourite jazz musicians. We’ll kick off with Dr V’s Swing Thing at 5pm who will be followed by the ARIA award winning Monsieur Camembert.

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Sydney Writers Festival logo 2019 with dates

When you read a translated work are you reading the book intended by the author? Can translators ever be invisible as they try to balance their responsibility to the authors vision whilst simultaneously ensuring the translated text engages the reader? Join this panel of authors, translators and publishers as they discuss the subtle art of translation.

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