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The making of a picture book

Saturday
Sat 11 Feb 2023
  • series: Exhibition related
  • series: Author Talks

How do authors, illustrators and publishers create a picture book that comes alive in the hands of its readers?

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Elizabeth Cook: Souvenirs of a life

Wednesday
Wed 15 Feb 2023
  • series: Curator Talks

Curator Margot Riley takes a look back on the imagined world of Elizabeth Cook, wife of circumnavigator James Cook.

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Chokepoint Capitalism – Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow

Wednesday
Wed 15 Feb 2023
  • series: Author Talks

Scholar Rebecca Giblin and writer and activist Cory Doctorow discuss their new book Chokepoint Capitalism with Maddison Connaughton.

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Chloe Hooper and Sarah Ferguson

Friday
Fri 17 Feb 2023
  • series: Author Talks

To celebrate the newly released stunning hardback edition of Bedtime Story, Chloe Hooper speaks with ABC 7.30’s Sarah Ferguson.

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Where do I start? Discover your State Library

Thursday
Thu 23 Feb 2023
  • 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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History Now - Sydney Histories

Wednesday
Wed 1 Mar 2023

Writer and artist Vanessa Berry and City Historian Lisa Murray discuss the history of Sydney city and surrounds.

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Designed with Pride

Thursday
Thu 2 Mar 2023

The Australian Graphic Design Association discuss the role of graphic design within the Library's exhibition, Pride (R)evolution.

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Molly Duggins - Major James Wallis’s Album of Curiosities

Tuesday
Tue 7 Mar 2023
  • series: Scholar Talks

Dr Molly Duggins explores Major James Wallis’s memorial album of the colony of NSW as a two-dimensional counterpart to the Macquarie collector’s...

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Fintan O'Toole: We Don't Know Ourselves

Wednesday
Wed 8 Mar 2023
  • series: Author Talks

Ireland’s leading public intellectual Fintan O’Toole discusses his book We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958 with...

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Take it from us

Thursday
Thu 9 Mar 2023
  • series: Author Talks

Celebrate Australian Reading Hour 2023 with a panel of acclaimed writers as they share their recommended reads for your ‘To Be Read’ list.

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