What's On

Public programs and learning activities will be delivered onsite and online in 2021. See what's on here. 

Photo: Robert Drew by Amanda Alessi

Reflections: Nicole Abadee in conversation with Robert Drewe

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Author Talk: Ten Remarkable Australians

Saturday
Saturday, 13 March 2021 - 2pm to 3pm
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Ian MacFarlane explores the lives of ten remarkable Australians who each made their mark on the world stage through their personal achievements. 

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Rush for Gold

Tuesday
Tuesday, 16 March 2021 - 11am to 11:45am
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Join the rush to learn about striking it lucky in the 1850s.

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Book cover of The Running Book

The Running Book with John Connell

Tuesday
Tuesday, 16 March 2021 - 7pm to 8pm
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In preparation for St Patrick’s Day, the Library hosts one of Ireland’s favourite authors, John Connell, in conversation with Daniel Browning. John will be talking about The Running Book

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Eresources Express - PressReader

Wednesday
Wednesday, 17 March 2021 - 10:30am to 11am
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This Harmony Week join us for an introduction to PressReader, a digital newsstand offering over 7000 publications in more than 60 languages.

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Culture Up Late

Wednesday
Wednesday, 17 March 2021 - 5pm to 8pm
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The State Library of NSW is joining other major arts and cultural institutions for Culture Up Late, with extended opening hours from 5–8 pm every Wednesday and Thursday evening until 1 April 2021.

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Going places: Migration to Australia

Thursday
Thursday, 18 March 2021 - 11am to 11:45am
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We’ll investigate reasons for migrating and uncover different journeys over the sea.

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Draw with Andrea: Dog

Thursday
Thursday, 18 March 2021 - 4pm to 4:30pm
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Which are you – a cat person or dog person?

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Culture Up Late

Thursday
Thursday, 18 March 2021 - 5pm to 8pm
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The State Library of NSW is joining other major arts and cultural institutions for Culture Up Late, with extended opening hours from 5–8 pm every Wednesday and Thursday evening until 1 April 2021.

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Curator Geoff Barker holding a photo image of ice and water landscape

Curator Tour: A few of our favourite things with Geoff Barker

Thursday
Thursday, 18 March 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Our curators will lead you through the hidden spaces that house all sorts of fascinating items, with stories to match.

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Bri Lee on stairs holding the book The Whole Picture

The B List with Bri Lee & Alice Procter

Thursday
Thursday, 18 March 2021 - 7pm to 8pm
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Join us for this very special B List as Bri talks to Alice Procter, a London-based, Australian-raised art historian with a masters in anthropology.  

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Salon Series: Piano Room Sessions

Thursday
Thursday, 18 March 2021 - 7pm to 8:30pm
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Celebrate the  Coming Out in the 70s  exhibition with a series of events  to mark over 50 years of Pride.

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

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