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The B List with Bri Lee and Krissy Kneen

Thursday
Thu 21 Oct 2021
  • series: The B List bookclub

Author Krissy Kneen joins the book club to talk about her novel The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen

Bri Lee holding book The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen
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Making the Most of Yourself: 19th century advice manuals

Monday
Mon 25 Oct 2021
  • series: Rare Book Week

Join our panel as they discuss fascinating examples of 19th century domestic advice manuals.

book cover of Sylvia’s Book of Family Management and Practical Economy
  • Virtual excursion
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Amazing Women in Australian History

Tuesday
Tue 26 Oct 2021
  • series: Schools

From government to literature, civil rights to agriculture, this line-up of women has a big story to tell.

portraits of five women
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Significant Individuals: Caroline Chisholm

Tuesday
Tue 26 Oct 2021
  • series: Schools

In this virtual excursion, you will learn more about this determined woman who changed the lives of many through her problem solving, philanthropy...

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First Nations Collectors

Tuesday
Tue 26 Oct 2021
  • series: Rare Book Week

Join us for a very special event which will look at the importance of collecting materials that document and celebrate the lives of First Nations...

kitsch representations of Aboriginal people
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Lucky but lame — Australia’s unhappy relationship

Tuesday
Tue 26 Oct 2021
  • series: A Foreign Country: Travels through the Past

This talk is presented as part of 'A Foreign Country: Travels through the Past', a series of fortnightly lectures hosted by the State Library of...

Black and white image of lady reading as a desk
  • Virtual excursion
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History Skills: Evaluating Sources

Wednesday
Wed 27 Oct 2021
  • series: Schools

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

Paintings on blue wall
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The Sydney Harbour Bridge: an Australian icon

Wednesday
Wed 27 Oct 2021
  • series: Rare Book Week

Join us for this panel discussion as we delve into the history of The Sydney Harbour Bridge.

photograph of the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
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Storytime online with Lucinda Gifford

Thursday
Thu 28 Oct 2021
  • series: Storytime
  • series: Kids at the Library

Join Lucinda Gifford and glamorous chickens Whitney and Britney from her picture book Chicken Divas!

Author Lucinda Gifford and chicken puppets
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Pandemic, pestilence and plague

Thursday
Thu 28 Oct 2021
  • series: Rare Book Week

This session provides a snapshot of personal and official records of the bubonic plague and influenza pandemics of the early 20th century.

1919 photograph of medical staff and workers in scrubs and masks
  • Virtual excursion
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The First Fleet

Friday
Fri 29 Oct 2021
  • series: Schools

Set sail on this virtual excursion to discover more about the First Fleet.

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Bookselling in the time of COVID

Friday
Fri 29 Oct 2021
  • series: Rare Book Week

A panel of experienced and undaunted booksellers share their experiences of bookselling in the time of COVID.

Photograph of book seller in overstocked room