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  • Free

Squiggle Drawing

Friday
Fri 8 Jul 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library

Have big fun finding the unexpected in the humble squiggle. Bring a new squiggle creation to life through drawing and learn some keen observational...

A sketch of Elvis
  • Movie
  • Onsite

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Sunday
Sun 10 Jul 2022
  • series: Silent Film Festival

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) with soundtrack. 117 minutes...

Hunchback of Notre Dame, film still of the hunchback leaning on a table
  • Workshop
  • Free

Storytime in the Children's Library

Wednesday
Wed 20 Jul 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library

Come and join us in the beautiful Children's Library for preschool storytime.

  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

Storytime online with Coral Vass

Wednesday
Wed 20 Jul 2022
  • series: Schools
  • series: Storytime

Enjoy a wonderful half-hour of puppets, performing and storytelling. 

Author Coral Vass headshot
  • Talk
  • Friends

Curator Talk: Imagine...the wonder of picture books

Wednesday
Wed 20 Jul 2022
  • series: Friends

A special introduction to the "Imagine....the wonder of picture books" exhibition

Exhibition title piece
  • Talk
  • Onsite

Out of the vaults

Wednesday
Wed 20 Jul 2022
  • series: Out of the vaults

Join our curators as they delve into the stacks and bring out rare items and little-known collections.

Door ajar that looks into the stacks of the Library
  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

Magical story maps 

Friday
Fri 22 Jul 2022
  • series: Schools

Put the ‘creative’ back into creative writing — turn a blank piece of paper into a map of your own magical land!

Map with island in shape of a pig
  • Workshop
  • Onsite
  • Free

Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors

Tuesday
Tue 26 Jul 2022
  • series: Indigenous

Join Melissa Jackson and Kerry-Ann Tape for a workshop for mob, in collaboration with the History Council of NSW.

Two smiling women are holding old documents
  • Talk
  • Online
  • Free

Lobbying for law reform: The campaign to decriminalise homosexuality in NSW

Tuesday
Tue 2 Aug 2022
  • series: Scholar Talks

Until 1984, sex between men was illegal in New South Wales. This talk explores the activist campaign to change the law.  

head shot of Scholar Dr Scott McKinnon
  • Talk
  • Onsite
  • Free

History Now: migration history

Wednesday
Wed 3 Aug 2022

Join historians Roland Leikauf and Dr Alexandra Dellios in conversation with Dr Peter Hobbins

  • Talk
  • Online
  • Free

Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors

Friday
Fri 5 Aug 2022
  • series: Family History Month
  • series: Lifelong learning

A family history yarn for mob and library professionals. 

Two smiling women are holding old documents
  • Talk
  • Online
  • Free

Shipping and passenger records

Wednesday
Wed 10 Aug 2022
  • series: Family History Month
  • series: Lifelong learning

Learn to navigate shipping and passenger records for information about your ancestors. 

The crowded deck of a ship with the ocean in the background