What's On

Collaborative art project — finale & after-party

Friday
Friday, 17 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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Where do I start? Introduction to ProQuest Central

Wednesday
Wednesday, 22 July 2020 - 10:30am to 11am
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Join us for this 30-minute introduction to ProQuest Central, your online gateway to a wide range of scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers covering a wide variety of subjects.

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Rush for Gold - 28 July

Tuesday
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 - 10am to 10:45am
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Eureka! We’ve dug up inspiring primary sources about the Gold Rush from the unrivalled collection of the State Library of NSW.  

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Author Talk: Law in War

Tuesday
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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A nation often amends its laws during war, not least to regulate life at home. Yet few historians have considered the impact of the law on Australians during the First World War.

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Author Talk: Some space to write

Saturday
Saturday, 1 August 2020 - 2pm to 3pm
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The Sydney Review of Books has been asking writers around the country to write essays about how they work. 

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The State Library of New South Wales holds a significant collection of WWI diaries and letters. These personal voices reveal the horror, the loneliness and the adventure of war.

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History Matters: Crime Histories and the Australian Story

Wednesday
Wednesday, 5 August 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Public history shapes our communities’ understandings of the past. This series will explore the issues that stimulate and bedevil the work of public historians.

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Author talk: Glimpses of Utopia

Thursday
Thursday, 6 August 2020 - 7pm to 8pm
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Join Jess and Benjamin Law as they discuss how we can work together to reimagine the way we live, work and play. Warning — this talk may require optimism and an open mind! 

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The Art of Illustrating Picture Books

Saturday
Saturday, 8 August 2020 - 9am to 3pm
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Join Bethany Macdonald, author, illustrator and artist, for a hands-on workshop exploring the art of illustrating picture books.

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A young Sudanese man stand with his hand on his heart, mid sentence. He is surrounded by a crowd holding up their mobile phones to illuminate him.

We’ are excited to announce that the annual World Press Photo exhibition will be travelling to Sydney in August this year. From 15 August to 18 October you will be able to view the world’s best photojournalism from 2019.

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Author Talk: Rising Heart

Thursday
Thursday, 27 August 2020 - 7pm to 8pm
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As a teenager, Aminata Conteh-Biger became a casualty of the Sierra Leone civil war. Kidnapped by rebel forces and later released, Aminata was granted refugee status by Australia, making her the first Sierra Leonean refugee woman in the country.

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Starting Family Research at the State Library

Thursday
Thursday, 26 November 2020 - 10:30am to 12pm
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In this session librarians will introduce you to the State Library’s diverse family history collections.

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Christmas in the Collections

Wednesday
Wednesday, 2 December 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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Join us for a festive show-and-tell to discover how Christmas has been celebrated in Australia and internationally.

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