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COVID-19 update: All on site events have been temporarily cancelled. Online events are continuing. See updates here.

National Simultaneous Storytime

Wednesday
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Set your alarm and join thousands of children from across Australia on Wednesday 27 May at 11am for National Simultaneous Storytime.

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Art Around the Library - Collage

Thursday
Thursday, 28 May 2020 - 10am to 11am
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Be inspired by the painting Ann Piper and her children by Augustus Earle and make a collage of your family.

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A hand drawn image of a butterfly

Drawing with Andrea - Butterfly

Thursday
Thursday, 28 May 2020 - 3:30pm to 4pm
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Simple drawing activities for little people – draw along with Andrea.

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This session goes through some hints and tips to maximise your search results.

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Author Talk: Good Dog

Thursday
Thursday, 28 May 2020 - 7pm to 7:30pm
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Like the rest of us, Kate Leaver and her beloved rescue shih tzu, Bertie, are living in lockdown. Many of us are realising that the dog-human bond is one of the most extraordinary cross-species friendships on the planet. 

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The voyage of James Cook in the Endeavour was the first European voyage of exploration to include scientific discovery as a major objective — the observation of the transit of Venus in Tahiti, the study of botany and of animal life, and the mapping and surveying of the Pacific, specifically the ongoing search for the Great South Land. 

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Mitchell Library

Drawing on research undertaken at the State Library of NSW, this talk will explore the many parallels between religious education policy in Canada, Australia and New Zealand from the late 19th through to the mid-20th century. 

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Art Around the Library - Drawing Perspective

Tuesday
Tuesday, 2 June 2020 - 1pm to 2pm
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Investigate perspective in some fabulous photographs and discover tips and tricks.

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Where do I start? Ancestry Library Edition

Wednesday
Wednesday, 3 June 2020 - 10:30am to 11am
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Join us for an introduction to Ancestry Library Edition, an important research tool for family historians.

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Drawing with Andrea - Monkey

Thursday
Thursday, 4 June 2020 - 3:30pm to 4pm
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Simple drawing activities for little people – draw along with Andrea.

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In this online session, we simplify searching for you so that the skills you need in one resource will work wherever you are.

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Black and white photograph of gravestones in a cemetery.

The old Devonshire Street Cemetary

Friday
Friday, 5 June 2020 - 1pm to 1:30pm
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Curator Elise Edmonds will explore the history of the old Devonshire Street cemetery, which used to sprawl across the sandhills at the south end of the city, where Central Station now stands.

 

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A hand drawn letter M

Art Around the Library - Illuminated letter

Thursday
Thursday, 11 June 2020 - 10am to 11am
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Examine some examples of font and decoration used in beautiful medieval manuscripts as inspiration for creating your own illuminated letter design.

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