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COVID-19 update: All on site events have been temporarily cancelled. Online events are continuing. See updates here.

Where do I start? Ancestry Library Edition

Wednesday
Wednesday, 3 June 2020 - 10:30am to 11am
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Join us for an introduction to Ancestry Library Edition, an important research tool for family historians.

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Drawing with Andrea - Monkey

Thursday
Thursday, 4 June 2020 - 3:30pm to 4pm
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Simple drawing activities for little people – draw along with Andrea.

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In this online session, we simplify searching for you so that the skills you need in one resource will work wherever you are.

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Celebrations for the 200th anniversary of Cook’s arrival at Kamay (Botany Bay) were boycotted by Indigenous Australians in 1970. Their protest against white Australia’s official re-enactment ceremony was captured by a photographer from the Tribune newspaper.

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Black and white photograph of gravestones in a cemetery.

The old Devonshire Street Cemetary

Friday
Friday, 5 June 2020 - 1pm to 1:30pm
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Curator Elise Edmonds will explore the history of the old Devonshire Street cemetery, which used to sprawl across the sandhills at the south end of the city, where Central Station now stands.

 

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A hand drawn letter M

Art Around the Library - Illuminated letter

Thursday
Thursday, 11 June 2020 - 10am to 11am
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Examine some examples of font and decoration used in beautiful medieval manuscripts as inspiration for creating your own illuminated letter design.

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Drawing with Andrea - Tiger

Thursday
Thursday, 11 June 2020 - 3:30pm to 4pm
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Simple drawing activities for little people – draw along with Andrea.

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An illustration of three people sitting on a stack of books

This session brings together the key resources for HSC subjects, including those that are useful for studying Advanced and Extension courses.

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The B List with Bri Lee & Liz Allen

Thursday
Thursday, 11 June 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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Art Around the Library - Zine to Artist's Book

Tuesday
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 - 1pm to 2pm
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Find out how easy it is to make a ‘zine’ and you’re well on your way to producing your own mini books.

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Drawing with Andrea - Rabbit

Thursday
Thursday, 18 June 2020 - 3:30pm to 4pm
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Simple drawing activities for little people – draw along with Andrea.

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This session brings together the key resources for HSC subjects, including those that are useful for studying Advanced and Extension courses.

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Calligraphy – Fun with fonts

Thursday
Thursday, 25 June 2020 - 10am to 11am
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Looking at fun ways to create fonts of your own design.

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