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Fiona McIntosh – The Orphans

Monday
Mon 10 Oct 2022
  • series: Author Talks

Bestselling author Fiona McIntosh discusses her highly anticipated new historical adventure The Orphans.

Fiona McIntosh is sitting on a brown couch with a green cushion. She is wearing a white jumper and has dark brown hair with a fringe, and she is smiling at the camera while leaning on her right hand.
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2022 Dyason Lecture: Professor Peter Godfrey-Smith

Thursday
Thu 13 Oct 2022
  • series: Author Talks

In the 2022 Dyason Lecture Professor Peter Godfrey-Smith considers the evolution of sentience.

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Using pictures for historical research

Thursday
Thu 20 Oct 2022
  • series: Launch into Library Research
  • series: Lifelong learning

Pictures can hold a wealth of information to enrich your historical research.

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Minding Your Mind with James O’Loghlin and Ian Hickie

Tuesday
Tue 25 Oct 2022
  • series: Author Talks

To mark Mental Health Month in October, James O’Loghlin and Professor Ian Hickie discuss their new book: Minding Your Mind.

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Matt Devine - Ted Farmer: Architect, Facilitator, Bureaucrat

Tuesday
Tue 1 Nov 2022
  • series: Scholar Talks

Edward (Ted) Herbert Farmer was Government Architect from 1958-73, during possibly the last Golden Age for public architecture in NSW.

Matt Devine sits on some marble stairs holding a print of a black and white photograph. He has a grey beard and black glasses, and is wearing a navy shirt with white spots. He smiles at the camera.
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History Now: old and new archives

Wednesday
Wed 2 Nov 2022

Join historians Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson and Dr Alecia Simmonds in conversation Dr Anna Clark

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The B List with Kamila Shamsie

Tuesday
Tue 8 Nov 2022
  • series: The B List bookclub

This month Bri Lee speaks with acclaimed British writer Kamila Shamsie about her new novel, Best of Friends.

Bri Lee sits in a library room with shelves filled with colourful old books with gold lettering on their spines behind her and piles of books on the table in front of her. Bri smiles and holds up a copy of Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie.
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Starting family history research

Wednesday
Wed 9 Nov 2022
  • series: Lifelong learning

In this session librarians will introduce you to the State Library’s diverse family history collections.

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Where do I start? Discover your State Library

Thursday
Thu 24 Nov 2022
  • series: Lifelong learning

Whether you’re looking for a new book to read, a binge-worthy podcast, inspiring stories, or a fun activity to do at home — you can get all of this...

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