What's On

Public programs and learning activities will continue to be delivered online for the time being. See what's on here. 

SciFest 2020: Surviving Antarctica - 20 August

Thursday
Thursday, 20 August 2020 - 10am to 11am
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To celebrate National Science Week 2020, join us for a deep dive into the oceans and ice-scapes of Antarctica.

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The B List with Bri Lee & Robbie Arnott

Thursday
Thursday, 20 August 2020 - 7pm to 8pm
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Join us online for The B List book club hosted by Bri Lee. Each month Bri is in conversation with a contemporary author followed by a Q&A session. 

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In this session we will focus on strategy and problem solving, with a discussion on the fundamental elements of a successful family history research project.

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Family History Month webinar — NSW Death & Burial Records

Thursday
Thursday, 27 August 2020 - 10:30am to 11am
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Join us for an introduction to researching death, burial and cemetery records for NSW.

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Draw with Andrea - Starfish

Thursday
Thursday, 27 August 2020 - 4pm to 4:30pm
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Simple drawing activities for little people!

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Author Talk: Rising Heart

Thursday
Thursday, 27 August 2020 - 7pm to 8pm
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As a teenager, Aminata Conteh-Biger became a casualty of the Sierra Leone civil war. Kidnapped by rebel forces and later released, Aminata was granted refugee status by Australia, making her the first Sierra Leonean refugee woman in the country.

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Join us for an introduction to Ancestry Library Edition, an important research tool for family historians.

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Scholar Talk: Sydney’s misremembered swamplands

Tuesday
Tuesday, 1 September 2020 - 11am to 12pm
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This talk presents an environmental history of Sydney’s freshwater swamplands. Once dominating the landscape between Centennial Park and Botany Bay, these habitats were progressively destroyed after European colonisation.

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The B List with Bri Lee & Caoilinn Hughes

Thursday
Thursday, 3 September 2020 - 7pm to 8pm
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Join us online for The B List book club hosted by Bri Lee. Each month Bri is in conversation with a contemporary author followed by a Q&A session. 

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Hand drawn seahorse

Draw with Andrea - Seahorse

Thursday
Thursday, 10 September 2020 - 4pm to 4:30pm
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Simple drawing activities for little people!

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Draw with Andrea - Dolphin

Thursday
Thursday, 24 September 2020 - 4pm to 4:30pm
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Simple drawing activities for little people!

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Scholar Talk: Reimagining the Pacific, 1870 to 1970

Tuesday
Tuesday, 6 October 2020 - 11am to 12pm
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Australian art historian Bernard Smith’s ground-breaking study European Vision and the South Pacific was published in the 1960, establishing ‘noble’ and ‘ignoble’ savagery as a framework with which to understand the representation of the Pacific during the intense period of Europe’s exploration of the ocean, from the late 18th to the early 19th century.

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Starting Family Research at the State Library

Thursday
Thursday, 26 November 2020 - 10:30am to 12pm
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In this session librarians will introduce you to the State Library’s diverse family history collections.

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