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Discover the breadth and depth of the State Library's Rare Book collection
Join Callum Clayton-Dixon for his talk on how the members of the Armidale Aboriginal community, having identified the need for a community-driven and self-determining language revival effort at a local level, established the Anaiwan Language Revival Program.
In his new book Australia’s Vietnam: Myth vs History, novelist, journalist and historian, Mark Dapin contends that every stage of Australia’s commitment to the Vietnam War has been misunderstood, misinterpreted and shrouded in myth.
Oral history collections have been around for decades, but with the advent of digital technology our access to and use of collections is changing. Curators from two key repositories will highlight elements of their collection, and reflect on changing delivery and use by practitioners.
What is hoarding disorder, why does it develop and how can it be treated? Join Associate Professor Melissa Norberg, the Deputy Director for the Centre of Emotional Health at Macquarie University, to learn why we can be motivated to acquire possessions we do not need.
Join microbiologist Dr Laura McCaughey from the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Oxford, UK, for a fascinating look at the role vaccines play in helping to slow the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Join us at the Library for The B List, an exciting, new style of book club hosted Bri Lee. Each month Bri will be in conversation with an author previously shortlisted for one of the Library’s prestigious literary awards. 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!
Enjoy a relaxed afternoon talking about books with guest speaker and group discussion. This month’s book is, Shell by Kristina Olsson. Shell is a bold and hauntingly beautiful portrait of art and life set amidst the turmoil of the 1960s and the dawning of a new era.