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  • Exhibition
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Online
  • Free

A Conversation with Screenwriter and Children’s Author - Maryam Master

Friday
Fri 21 Jan 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library

Meet Maryam Master, screenwriter, playwright and children's author.

Author Maryam Master
  • 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.