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Newsflash:

Due to essential maintenance, access to some online services including the viewing of digitised items will be temporarily unavailable between 5 pm AEST on Sunday, 17 November and 8 am AEDT on Monday, 18 November 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

What's On

Portrait of May Gibbs

Curator’s Choice: The Indomitable May Gibbs

Wednesday
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 6pm to 7:30pm
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Learn about the life of beloved Australian children’s author May Gibbs.

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Preserving Your Family History: Digitisation of Originals

Thursday
Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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A seminar dedicated to the challenges of self-digitising your family history documents.

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The Festival and the State Library NSW are proud to present digital restorations of three of Charlie’s classic silent short comedies made at the Essanay Studios in 1915.

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Launch into Library Research: From Art to Inspiration

Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 10am to Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 4:30pm
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This special two-day program will take you on an "artist's eye" journey of the Library's collections.

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Join us at the Library for The B List, an exciting, new style of book club hosted by the award-winning author and avid reader, Bri Lee. After the conversation we will retire to our historic Friends Room where you will be able to buy a drink and chat further with your new book club friends!

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Author Talk: Pain and Prejudice

Saturday
Saturday, 23 November 2019 - 2pm to 3pm
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In 2015, The Guardian journalist Gabrielle Jackson told her editor she wanted to write about endometriosis. It turned into a world-wide investigation into the disease which became the catalyst for Gabrielle thinking more widely about women's pain and how it is viewed and treated not just by the medical profession, but by wider society, the result is her new book Pain and Prejudice.

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A mother and her young daughter at a craft table.

Family Sunday

Sunday
Sunday, 24 November 2019 - 10am to 3pm
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Join us for a full day of family fun at the State Library on Sunday 24 November 2019, 10.00 to 3pm

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Charlie Chaplin playing a violin

The Festival and the State Library NSW are proud to present digital restorations of three of Charlie’s classic silent short comedies made in 1916.

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Starting Family Research at the State Library

Wednesday
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - 10:30am to 12pm
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Family history librarians will provide and introductory program on the State Library's diverse family history collections.

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poster image for film The Holly & the Ivy

Silent Film Festival: The Holly and the Ivy

Sunday
Sunday, 1 December 2019 - 2pm to 3:30pm
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The Holly and the Ivy is the heart-warming Christmas tale set in post-war Britain based on the classic play by Wynyard Browne.

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Tasman map

Wednesday
Wednesday, 4 December 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Ian Burnett brings together stories of the voyages which led to the Tasman map’s creation and discusses how the Mitchell Library managed to acquire this important piece.

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Jak Kelly Young Physicist Award & lecture

Wednesday
Wednesday, 4 December 2019 - 6pm to 9pm
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Every year the Royal Society of NSW encourages excellence in postgraduate physics research, with the Jak Kelly Award to a promising young researcher. Join us as we announce this year’s winner and hear from them about their own exciting innovation for our future.

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Christmas in the Collections

Thursday
Thursday, 5 December 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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Join us for a festive show-and-tell to discover how Christmas has been celebrated in Australia.

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