What's On

Author Talk: James Dunk

Tuesday
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 - 12:30pm
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In his latest book, Bedlam at Botany Bay, historian and author James Dunk chronicles the madness in the early days of the colony.

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Discover the breadth and depth of the State Library's Rare Book collection

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Callum Clayton-Dixon

Join Callum Clayton-Dixon for his talk on how the members of the Armidale Aboriginal community, having identified the need for a community-driven and self-determining language revival effort at a local level, established the Anaiwan Language Revival Program.

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Author Talk: Mark Dapin

Saturday
Saturday, 3 August 2019 - 2pm
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In his new book Australia’s Vietnam: Myth vs History, novelist, journalist and historian, Mark Dapin contends that every stage of Australia’s commitment to the Vietnam War has been misunderstood, misinterpreted and shrouded in myth.

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A Babble of Voices: Using Oral History Collections

Wednesday
Wednesday, 7 August 2019 - 5:30pm
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Oral history collections have been around for decades, but with the advent of digital technology our access to and use of collections is changing. Curators from two key repositories will highlight elements of their collection, and reflect on changing delivery and use by practitioners.

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The science of hoarding

Thursday
Thursday, 8 August 2019 - 11am
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What is hoarding disorder, why does it develop and how can it be treated? Join Associate Professor Melissa Norberg, the Deputy Director for the Centre of Emotional Health at Macquarie University, to learn why we can be motivated to acquire possessions we do not need.

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Ronald and Melissa curators

Curator's Choice: Aboriginal Languages of NSW

Thursday
Thursday, 8 August 2019 - 6pm
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Hear behind-the-scenes stories about the Aboriginal languages of NSW from the curators of the new exhibition "Living Language - Community, Culture, Country".

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head shot Paul Brunton

A lecture series on the great collections of the State Library of NSW.

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Paul Brunton: Lecture 1- The Thrill of the Chase

Thursday
Thursday, 15 August 2019 - 11am
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Learn about the fascinating stories behind the great State Library of NSW collections.

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Antibiotic resistance

Thursday
Thursday, 15 August 2019 - 1pm
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Join microbiologist Dr Laura McCaughey from the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Oxford, UK, for a fascinating look at the role vaccines play in helping to slow the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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Bri lee on a desk with books

The B List with Bri Lee and Robert Lukins

Thursday
Thursday, 15 August 2019 - 6pm
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Join us at the Library for The B List, an exciting, new style of book club hosted Bri Lee. Each month Bri will be in conversation with an author previously shortlisted for one of the Library’s prestigious literary awards. After the conversation we will retire to our historic Friends Room where you will be able to buy a drink and chat further with your new book club friends!

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Shell book cover

Reading Lounge: Book club for Friends

Friday
Friday, 16 August 2019 - 3pm
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Enjoy a relaxed afternoon talking about books with guest speaker and group discussion. This month’s book is, Shell by Kristina Olsson.  Shell is a bold and hauntingly beautiful portrait of art and life set amidst the turmoil of the 1960s and the dawning of a new era.

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Sumner Locke Elliott

Honouring: Sumner Locke Elliott

Saturday
Saturday, 17 August 2019 - 2:30pm
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This year we honour Sumner Locke Elliott (1917-1991), internationally best-selling author, playwright, and scriptwriter.

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