What's On

Public programs and learning activities will continue to be delivered online for the time being. See what's on here. 

Scholar Talk: Reimagining the Pacific, 1870 to 1970

Tuesday
Tuesday, 6 October 2020 - 11am to 12pm
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This talk takes inspiration from Australian art historian Bernard Smith’s Imagining the Pacific published in 1992 as well as his authoritative earlier work, European Vision and the South Pacific published in 1960. Smith saw the Pacific as an ideological construction of the European imagination during the intense period of exploration in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  

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Blackout poetry

Tuesday
Tuesday, 6 October 2020 - 1pm to 1:45pm
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Have you ever wished to be a poet, even just for a day? You don’t have to wish any longer, you can start NOW!

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Capturing Change

Thursday, 8 October 2020 to Tuesday, 13 October 2020
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Join us at the Library for a screening of Capturing Change, a documentary following the work of World Press Photo prize winning photographer, Matthew Abbott.

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Join our first session for an overview of the major record series contained in HLRVand how to navigate the site.

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Author workshop with Kate and Jol Temple

Wednesday
Wednesday, 7 October 2020 - 11am to 11:45am
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Have you ever written a really good complaint letter? If not, then Kate and Jol Temple think you should!

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Dr John Vallance, State Librarian

Stories from the stack - part 1

Wednesday
Wednesday, 7 October 2020 - 3pm to 3:15pm
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Join the State Librarian, Dr John Vallance as he shares his favourite tales from The Odyssey.

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History Matters: Floods and Bushfires - Disaster Histories 

Wednesday
Wednesday, 7 October 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Disasters have recently become a major field of study for public historians who explore the roles of history and memory in fostering public understanding of these events and developing resilience in the future. 

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Paint like a book illustrator

Thursday
Thursday, 8 October 2020 - 1pm to 1:45pm
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Grab your pen, brushes and watercolour paints! We are going to create art like a real illustrator.

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Draw with Andrea - funny faces

Friday
Friday, 9 October 2020 - 10am to 10:30am
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Funny, furious, friendly or frightful – draw faces of all sorts!

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Dr John Vallance, State Librarian

Stories from the stack - part 2

Friday
Friday, 9 October 2020 - 3pm to 3:15pm
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Join the State Librarian, Dr John Vallance as he shares his favourite tales from The Odyssey.

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Illustrating Explained

Monday
Monday, 12 October 2020 - 10am to 10:45am
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Have you ever wondered how picture book illustrators work to bring a story to life?

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In this session you will learn how to access the Grant Register.

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Join us at the Library online where 2020 World Press Photo winner Matthew Abbott will discuss his work.

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