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  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

Rush for Gold

Monday
Mon 1 Nov 2021
  • series: Schools

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

  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

Spotlight on Shakespeare

Tuesday
Tue 2 Nov 2021
  • series: Schools

This interactive experience will inspire your students to learn more about the great playwright, William Shakespeare! 

  • Talk
  • Online
  • Free

Colonial liquidity: making money in early NSW

Tuesday
Tue 2 Nov 2021
  • series: Scholar Talks

Dr Ben Huf, the 2020 Dr AM Hertzberg AO Fellow, will explore the politics of money and banking in colonial NSW.  

Currency note, one pound, issued by Lloyds Rooms 1854
  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

Illustrating Explained

Wednesday
Wed 3 Nov 2021
  • series: Schools

In this virtual excursion you will take part in an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ investigation into the process of bringing a picture book to life.

  • Talk
  • Online
  • Free

History Matters: Digital & Multimedia Histories

Wednesday
Wed 3 Nov 2021

For our final History Matters, we will discuss the creative applications of history and oral testimonies in digital and multimedia projects.

  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

'The Best Cat, the Est Cat' Book Launch

Thursday
Thu 4 Nov 2021
  • series: Schools
  • series: Author Talks

Join our online launch of the picture book  published by State Library NSW. 

The Best Cat, the Est Cat book cover
  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

Spotlight on Shakespeare

Friday
Fri 5 Nov 2021
  • series: Schools

This interactive experience will inspire your students to learn more about the great playwright, William Shakespeare! 

  • Talk
  • Online
  • Free

Thomas Jefferson’s gardens

Tuesday
Tue 9 Nov 2021
  • series: A Foreign Country: Travels through the Past

This talk is presented as part of 'A Foreign Country: Travels through the Past', a series of fortnightly lectures hosted by the State Library on...

Black and white image of lady reading as a desk
  • Workshop
  • Online

Starting Family History Research

Wednesday
Wed 10 Nov 2021
  • series: Lifelong learning

Family history can reveal surprising and sometimes moving lost stories that enhance an individual’s understanding of who they

  • Workshop
  • Online

Get started with art — workshops for adults

Tuesday
Tue 23 Nov 2021
  • series: Lifelong learning

Would you like to become more creative in 2021? Join Andrea, our art educator for a series of four online workshops.

woman next to painting
  • Workshop
  • Online
  • Free

Where do I start? Discover your State Library

Thursday
Thu 25 Nov 2021
  • series: Lifelong learning

Whether you’re looking for a new book to read, a binge-worthy podcast, inspiring stories, or a fun activity to do at home — you can get all of this...

Mitchell building
  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

Storytime Online with Gus Gordon

Thursday
Thu 25 Nov 2021
  • series: Kids at the Library
  • series: Schools
  • series: Storytime

Author and illustrator Gus Gordon has made over 80 books for children, and today he will share some of his favourites with you!

Author illustrator Gus Gordon
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