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  • Free

How's Tricks?

26 Jun 2021 to 27 Mar 2022

Spectacular illusions, bamboozling tricks, and death-defying escapes — step behind the velvet curtain and be amazed as Australia’s stage magic...

The Great Lavante poster
  • Exhibition
  • Free

Dyarubbin

27 Mar 2021 to 28 Aug 2022

Darug knowledge-holders, artists and educators Leanne Watson, Jasmine Seymour, Erin Wilkins and Rhiannon Wright share their culture and stories of...

Sackville Reach, Dyarubbin (Hawkesbury River) photograph by Joy Lai  2020 
  • Exhibition
  • Free

Maps of the Pacific

13 Nov 2021 to 24 Apr 2022

Explore the beauty, art and science of mapping across three centuries through a large selection of maps, charts, atlases and globes of the Pacific,...

Maps of the Pacific banner
  • Exhibition
  • On Site

Nexus

8 Nov 2021 to 31 Mar 2022

For 200 years the Royal Society of New South Wales has been a nexus of ideas and discovery, challenging us to think differently,

Starry sky
  • Exhibition
  • Ongoing
  • Free

Amaze Gallery

An ever changing selection of fascinating items from the Library's extraordinary collection.

Book spines
  • Exhibition
  • Ongoing
  • Free

Paintings from the Collection

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

Oil painting. Panoramic scene of a harbour.
  • Workshop
  • Free

Trace of Magic – virtual show CANCELLED

Tuesday
Tue 25 Jan 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library

Join us for an hour of fun and learn a trick or two to dazzle your friends and family. 

Tracy from Trace of Magic
  • Talk
  • Online
  • Free

The B List with Larissa Behrendt - ONLINE ONLY

Thursday
Thu 27 Jan 2022
  • series: The B List bookclub

Each month Bri is in conversation with a contemporary author followed by a Q&A session.

Bri Lee holding book After Story
  • Movie
  • Onsite
  • Free

Metropolis - CANCELLED

Saturday
Sat 29 Jan 2022
  • series: Silent Film Festival

Directed by Fritz Lang. 1927 silent film with soundtrack. 

Black and white still from film Metropolis 1927
  • Talk
  • Online
  • Free

The profitability of peasants: a Bigge question in early NSW

Tuesday
Tue 1 Feb 2022
  • series: Scholar Talks

Why did Commissioner Bigge oppose small land grants to emancipists? What were the consequences of his gentrified vision for NSW?  

headshot of James Boyce
  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

Rush for Gold

Wednesday
Wed 2 Feb 2022
  • series: Schools

Join the rush to learn about striking it lucky in the 1850s. 

  • Talk
  • Onsite

CANCELLED-Curator’s choice — Maps of the Pacific

Thursday
Thu 3 Feb 2022
  • series: Exhibition related
  • series: Curator Talks

Join Maggie Patton and Alice Tonkinson, curators of the fabulous Maps of the Pacific exhibition, as they share their favourite items and some of...

Maggie Patton and Alice Tonkinson standing at the Maps of the Pacific exhibition