What's On

Public programs and learning activities will continue to be delivered online for the time being. See what's on here. 

Talking Deadly with Travis De Vries and Jason Wing

Wednesday
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 - 7pm to 8pm
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For this special Talking Deadly — a series hosted fortnightly by Travis De Vries — we will hear from artists whose work responds to the anniversary and legacy of Cook from a First Nations perspective.

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your library at home State Library webpage

In this session we will focus on strategy and problem solving, with a discussion on the fundamental elements of a successful family history research project.

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Photo: Aboriginal woman and children, Wellington Aboriginal Reserve, October 1948. 

The tabloid-style magazine PIX began circulation in Australia in January 1938 and was one of Australia’s most popular weeklies. The distinctly Australian content occasionally featured stories relating to Indigenous people, bringing attention to conditions on reserves in NSW.

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Join us for an introduction to researching death, burial and cemetery records for NSW.

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Significant Individuals - Arthur Phillip

Friday
Friday, 14 August 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm
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Using primary sources from the State Library collection students will investigate the events in Arthur Phillip’s career and his impact on Australian history.

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National Science Week 2020: Sleep Tight

Tuesday
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 - 7pm to 8pm
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Why is it important to get a good night’s sleep? University of Sydney sleep researcher Dr Camilla Hoyos explains the benefits of sleep, from wellbeing to healthy brain-ageing and dementia prevention. 

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Family History Month webinar — Shipping & Passenger Records

Wednesday
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 - 10:30am to 11am
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Join us for an introduction to researching shipping and passenger records. 

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SciFest 2020: Surviving Antarctica - 19 August

Wednesday
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 - 2pm to 3pm
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To celebrate National Science Week 2020, join us for a deep dive into the oceans and ice-scapes of Antarctica.

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SciFest 2020: Surviving Antarctica - 20 August

Thursday
Thursday, 20 August 2020 - 10am to 11am
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To celebrate National Science Week 2020, join us for a deep dive into the oceans and ice-scapes of Antarctica.

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The B List with Bri Lee & Robbie Arnott

Thursday
Thursday, 20 August 2020 - 7pm to 8pm
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Join us online for The B List book club hosted by Bri Lee. Each month Bri is in conversation with a contemporary author followed by a Q&A session. 

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your library at home State Library webpage

In this session we will focus on strategy and problem solving, with a discussion on the fundamental elements of a successful family history research project.

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Family History Month webinar — NSW Death & Burial Records

Thursday
Thursday, 27 August 2020 - 10:30am to 11am
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Join us for an introduction to researching death, burial and cemetery records for NSW.

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Author Talk: Rising Heart

Thursday
Thursday, 27 August 2020 - 7pm to 8pm
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As a teenager, Aminata Conteh-Biger became a casualty of the Sierra Leone civil war. Kidnapped by rebel forces and later released, Aminata was granted refugee status by Australia, making her the first Sierra Leonean refugee woman in the country.

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