Newsflashes

Newsflash:

The Library's reading rooms are open. Before you visit, please read Visiting the Library. 

What's On

Public programs and learning activities will continue to be delivered online for the time being. See updates here.

A woman reading a picture book while wearing a bright pink hat.
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Storytime for little people

Wednesday
Wednesday, 8 July 2020 - 10am to 10:30am
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Snuggle up for a story or two with our fab story-reader Alicia. 

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Free kids’ virtual adventure tours - The Mitchell Vestibule

Wednesday
Wednesday, 8 July 2020 - 11am to 11:30am
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Our tours are going virtual and that means we can take you behind the scenes.

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Where do I start? Shipping and passenger records for family history

Wednesday
Wednesday, 8 July 2020 - 2pm to 2:30pm
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Join us for an introduction to researching shipping and passenger records.

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A woman and a man browsing miscellaneous objects in a display shelf.

The Collectors’ Gallery

3 July 2020 to 31 October 2021
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Sculpture busts, miniature portraits, ceramics, coins, medals, cutlery, teacups, typewriters, convict bricks and much more!

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Magic Story Writing with Zanni Louise

Thursday
Thursday, 9 July 2020 - 10am to 11am
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Art workshops — collage insects

Thursday
Thursday, 9 July 2020 - 11:15am to 12pm
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Collage a beautiful creepy crawly to add to our collaborative mural.

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Open books photo

Join us online as we announce the shortlist for the 2020 National Biography Award which recognises excellence in biography, autobiography and memoir writing. 

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Image of knitting needles and yarn

Craft workshop — knitting for beginners

Friday
Friday, 10 July 2020 - 10am to 10:45am
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Want to start a knitted knee rug to keep warm this winter? Look no further than this knitting workshop for beginners.

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The family history shelves in the State Library of NSW stack, July 2018.

Free kids’ virtual adventure tours - Stack

Friday
Friday, 10 July 2020 - 11am to 11:30am
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Our tours are going virtual and that means we can take you behind the scenes!

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Collaborative art project — progress session

Friday
Friday, 10 July 2020 - 2pm to 2:45pm
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We are making a giant wall mural in the JB Fairfax Learning Centre and we need your help!

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Our tours are going virtual and that means we can take you behind the scenes!

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Leaves and twigs burning on a sandy ground

Eight Days in Kamay

13 July 2020 to 28 February 2021
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In April 1770, strangers onboard the Endeavour appeared off the shores of Kamay (Botany Bay). This exhibition explores the eight days that followed and their continuing legacy.

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Oil painting. Panoramic scene of a harbour.

More than 300 original artworks from the Library’s unique collection of landscape and portrait paintings.

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