What's On

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Today Friday 25th May, 2018

A Town Named War Boy (On tour in NSW)

Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Thursday 14 June 2018

On tour around Australia, award-winning playwright Ross Mueller's A Town Named War Boy, brings to life the State Library of NSW’s jaw-dropping collection of First World War diaries.

Here and Now: Waterloo

Saturday 3 March 2018 to Sunday 17 June 2018

Fiona Wolf-Symeonides' photographs capture the Waterloo area as it is about to change.

Australian Inspiration (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 28 June 2018

Cessnock Library
26 May-7 June 2018

May Gibbs: celebrating 100 years (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 19 August 2017 to Thursday 16 May 2019

Coonamble & Narromine Libraries
26 May-7 June 2018

Satire in the time of war, 1914-1918 (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 10 January 2019

Maitland Library
26 May-7 June 2018

What A Life! Rock Photography by Tony Mott (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 11 June 2016 to Sunday 30 December 2018

Albury Museum & Library
14 April-10 June 2018

Tomorrow Saturday 26th May, 2018

World Press Photo 18

Saturday 26 May 2018 to Sunday 24 June 2018

Award-winning photographs from the 2017 World Press Photo Contest for press photography. 

A Town Named War Boy (On tour in NSW)

Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Thursday 14 June 2018

On tour around Australia, award-winning playwright Ross Mueller's A Town Named War Boy, brings to life the State Library of NSW’s jaw-dropping collection of First World War diaries.

Here and Now: Waterloo

Saturday 3 March 2018 to Sunday 17 June 2018

Fiona Wolf-Symeonides' photographs capture the Waterloo area as it is about to change.

Australian Inspiration (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 28 June 2018

Cessnock Library
26 May-7 June 2018

May Gibbs: celebrating 100 years (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 19 August 2017 to Thursday 16 May 2019

Coonamble & Narromine Libraries
26 May-7 June 2018

Satire in the time of war, 1914-1918 (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 10 January 2019

Maitland Library
26 May-7 June 2018

What A Life! Rock Photography by Tony Mott (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 11 June 2016 to Sunday 30 December 2018

Albury Museum & Library
14 April-10 June 2018

Upcoming

Talking Deadly: My Grandmother's Lingo

Wednesday 30 May 2018 - 6pm to 7pm

Join Jake Duczynski for Talking Deadly as he discusses the making of My Grandmother’s Lingo, a Walkley Award-winning animation revitalising Marra language.

Indigenous Women and Girls and the Criminal Justice System

Thursday 31 May 2018 - 6pm to 7:30pm

The increasing rates of incarceration of Indigenous Women has been a growing concern for the community. Join us to talk about ways in which we can affect the Justice system to change this.

Scholar Talk: At Home with the Farmers of Enlightenment

Tuesday 5 June 2018 - 11am to 12pm

Lee Stickells will draw on the diverse resources of the Library’s Rainbow Archives to discuss Bodhi Farm, a 1970s community settlement commited to living lightly on the earth, and its role in reshaping state planning and building regulation. 

Author Talk: Dr Peter Cochrane - The Making of Martin Sparrow

Wednesday 6 June 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

One of this country’s leading historians, Peter Cochrane, comes to the Library to talk about his tale of epic adventure of chance and endurance. 

National Biography Award Lecture: 'Unauthorised' with Tom DC Roberts

Wednesday 6 June 2018 - 6pm to 7pm

In this year’s lecture, Tom DC Roberts explores how his ‘unauthorised’ biography of Sir Keith compares to previous ‘approved’ biographies, and how other subjects who have also had multiple biographers have had very different ‘lives’ created as a result. 

 

Author Talk: Wild Sea - A History of the Southern Ocean

Saturday 9 June 2018 - 2pm to 3pm

 In Wild Sea, Joy McCann interweaves the fascinating environmental and cultural histories of the Southern Ocean, drawing from sea captains’ journals, scientific reports, ancient beliefs and her own voyage of discovery.

Author Talk: Drew Rooke - One Last Spin

Wednesday 13 June 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join Drew Rooke to discuss how poker machines work to hook people in, and the vicious fight being waged to evict them from the country’s social life. How did Australia evolve into a pokie nation?


 

Starting Family Research at the State Library

Thursday 14 June 2018 - 10:30am to 12pm

Family history can reveal surprising and sometimes moving lost stories that enhance an individual's understand of who they are.