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The Library's reading rooms are open. Before you visit, please read Visiting the Library. 

What's On

Public programs and learning activities will continue to be delivered online for the time being. See updates here.

Leaves and twigs burning on a sandy ground

Eight Days in Kamay

13 July 2020 to 28 February 2021
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In April 1770, strangers onboard the Endeavour appeared off the shores of Kamay (Botany Bay). This exhibition explores the eight days that followed and their continuing legacy.

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Oil painting. Panoramic scene of a harbour.

More than 300 original artworks from the Library’s unique collection of landscape and portrait paintings.

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Children's author Liz Anelli

Workshop with Liz Anelli

Tuesday
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 - 10am to 11am
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In this workshop the fabulously talented Liz Anelli will teach you how to create an illustrated map to tell a story.

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A woman reading a picture book while wearing a bright pink hat.

Storytime for little people

Wednesday
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 10am to 10:30am
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Snuggle up for a story or two with our fab story-reader Alicia.

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Oil paintings on display in the galleries at the State Library of NSW

Our tours are going virtual and that means we can take you behind the scenes!

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Collaborative art project — progress session

Wednesday
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 12pm to 12:45pm
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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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Art workshops — collage insects

Thursday
Thursday, 16 July 2020 - 11am to 11:45am
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Collage a beautiful creepy crawly  to add to our collaborative mural.

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The B List with Bri Lee & Jessie Tu

Thursday
Thursday, 16 July 2020 - 7pm to 8pm
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Join us online for The B List book club hosted by Bri Lee. 

 

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Free kids’ virtual adventure tours - Shakespeare room

Friday
Friday, 17 July 2020 - 11am to 11:30am
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Our tours are going virtual and that means we can take you behind the scenes!

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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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Rush for Gold

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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