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  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

Illustrating Explained

Wednesday
Wed 9 Feb 2022
  • series: Schools

In this virtual excursion you will take part in an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ investigation into the process of bringing a picture book to life.

  • Talk
  • Onsite
  • Friends
  • Free

CANCELLED: Literary England: Susannah’s top 10 places

Wednesday
Wed 9 Feb 2022
  • series: Friends

Take a literary trip with your tour leader Susannah Fullerton as she  leads you on a journey to her 'top 10' favourite places in England.

Adelstrop station
  • Guided Tour
  • Onsite
  • Free

CANCELLED - A few of our favourite things with Geoff Barker

Thursday
Thu 10 Feb 2022
  • series: Curator Talks

As a precautionary measure the Library has decided to cancel onsite public talks, tours and school holiday programs until 28 February 2022. 

Curator Geoff Barker holding a photo image of ice and water landscape
  • Talk
  • Onsite
  • Friends
  • Free

CANCELLED: Curator Talk: An Introduction to Globes

Thursday
Thu 10 Feb 2022
  • series: Friends

Learn more about the Library's stunning collection of rare globes.

Standing Globe
  • Talk
  • Online
  • Free

The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist

Thursday
Thu 10 Feb 2022
  • series: Exhibition related
  • series: Author Talks

Join us online for a fascinating exploration of Kate Fullagar’s book The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire.

Headshot of author Kate Fullagar
  • Talk
  • Onsite
  • Free

CANCELLED- A Paper Inheritance

Saturday
Sat 12 Feb 2022
  • series: Author Talks

Join author Dymphna Stella Rees in conversation with Jacqueline Kent as they discuss Dymphna’s book, A Paper Inheritance.

Dymphna Stella Rees standing in front of a painting of her parents Leslie Rees and Coralie Clarke Rees
  • Talk
  • Onsite
  • Free

CANCELLED - Australia & the Pacific: A History

Tuesday
Tue 15 Feb 2022
  • series: Exhibition related
  • series: Author Talks

Join us at the Library as we welcome author Ian Hoskins to talk about his latest book, Australia & the Pacific: A History

black and white profile headshot of Ian Hoskins
  • Talk
  • Onsite
  • Friends
  • Free

CANCELLED: Literary France: Susannah’s top 10 places

Wednesday
Wed 16 Feb 2022
  • series: Friends

Take a literary trip with your tour leader Susannah Fullerton as she leads you on a journey to her 'top 10' favourite place

Chateau d'If, Alexandre Dumas prison
  • Talk
  • Online
  • Free

Out of the Vaults

Wednesday
Wed 16 Feb 2022
  • series: Indigenous
  • series: Out of the vaults

Showing records and memorabilia in the Library’s collection, Melissa and Kerry-Ann will share stories of First Nations sports heroes.

Two smiling women are holding old documents
  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

Storytime online with Christopher Cheng

Wednesday
Wed 16 Feb 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library
  • series: Storytime

Join us for a celebration of Chinese New Year with the extraordinary Christopher Cheng! 

Author Christopher Cheng with bookcase
  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

History Skills: Evaluating Sources

Wednesday
Wed 16 Feb 2022
  • series: Schools

Learn how to think like a historian in this skills-focused virtual excursion. 

Paintings on blue wall
  • Guided Tour
  • Onsite
  • Free

CANCELLED - Maps of the Pacific: Guided Tour

Wednesday
Wed 16 Feb 2022
  • series: Exhibition related

As a precautionary measure the Library has decided to cancel onsite public talks, tours and school holiday programs until 28 February 2022.

Maggie Patton in the Map Room