What's On

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

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This talk combines historical and ecological data, and uses maps to trace the historical evolution of south Sydney’s once-extensive swamplands.

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Head shot Rick Morton

My Year of Living Vulnerably

Thursday
Thursday, 15 April 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Rick Morton comes back to the Library to talk about his latest release, My Year of Living Vulnerably.

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Significant Individuals: Quong Tart

Wednesday
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm
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Step into Quong Tart’s shoes and piece together the missing primary sources to bring Quong Tart’s story to life.

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Bri Lee holding novel Love Objects

The B List with Bri Lee & Emily Maguire

Thursday
Thursday, 22 April 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Acclaimed author Emily Maguire joins the book club to talk about her latest novel  Love Objects.

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Spotlight on Shakespeare

Friday
Friday, 23 April 2021 - 2pm to 2:45pm
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This interactive experience will inspire your students to learn more about the great playwright, William Shakespeare! 

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Going places: Migration to Australia

Monday
Monday, 26 April 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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Past PLA winners Trent Dalton and Billy Griffiths holding awards

And the Award Goes To...

Tuesday
Tuesday, 27 April 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Be among the first to hear from some of the newly announced winners of the 2021 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

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Head shot of author Kate Grenville

Kate Grenville: A Room Made of Leaves

Tuesday
Tuesday, 27 April 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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International bestselling author Kate Grenville discusses her latest imaginative response to history, A Room Made of Leaves.International bestselling author Kate Grenville discusses her latest imaginative response to history, A Room Made of Leaves.

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Head hot of author Anita Heiss

Anita Heiss: Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray

Wednesday
Wednesday, 28 April 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Anita Heiss, award-winning author discusses her latest novel Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams).

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The First Fleet

Monday
Monday, 3 May 2021 - 9am to 9:45am
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Set sail on this virtual excursion to discover more about the First Fleet.

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Illustrating explained

Tuesday
Tuesday, 4 May 2021 - 9am to 9:45am
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In this virtual excursion you will take part in an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ investigation into the process of bringing a picture book to life.

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Pipi Storm Theatre Company collection at State Library of NSW, MLMSS 8469

Scholar Talk: Making Theatre that Matters

Tuesday
Tuesday, 4 May 2021 - 11am to 12pm
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Dr Isobelle Barrett Meyering, the 2019 David Mitchell Memorial Fellow, discusses the background of Children’s Rights Activism in the 1970s and 1980s, and how the Pipi Storm Theatre Company’s performances helped promote children’s rights. 

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History Matters: Queer History

Wednesday
Wednesday, 5 May 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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In this session, two speakers will discuss recent projects on queer Australian history, each of which has drawn significantly on the collections of the State Library of New South Wales.

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