Newsflashes

Newsflash:

Between 10 pm Saturday, 11 July and 1 am Sunday, 12 July (AEST) access to the Manuscripts, Oral History and Pictures catalogue and the viewing of digitised items will be temporarily unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Newsflash:

The Library's reading rooms are open. Before you visit, please read Visiting the Library. 

What's On

Public programs and learning activities will continue to be delivered online for the time being. See updates here.

Image of knitting needles and yarn
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Craft workshop — knitting for beginners

Friday
Friday, 10 July 2020 - 10am to 10:45am
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Want to start a knitted knee rug to keep warm this winter? Look no further than this knitting workshop for beginners.

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The family history shelves in the State Library of NSW stack, July 2018.
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Free kids’ virtual adventure tours - Stack

Friday
Friday, 10 July 2020 - 11am to 11:30am
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Our tours are going virtual and that means we can take you behind the scenes!

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Collaborative art project — progress session

Friday
Friday, 10 July 2020 - 2pm to 2:45pm
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We are making a giant wall mural in the JB Fairfax Learning Centre and we need your help!

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A woman and a man browsing miscellaneous objects in a display shelf.

The Collectors’ Gallery

3 July 2020 to 31 October 2021
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Sculpture busts, miniature portraits, ceramics, coins, medals, cutlery, teacups, typewriters, convict bricks and much more!

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Our tours are going virtual and that means we can take you behind the scenes!

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Leaves and twigs burning on a sandy ground

Eight Days in Kamay

13 July 2020 to 28 February 2021
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In April 1770, strangers onboard the Endeavour appeared off the shores of Kamay (Botany Bay). This exhibition explores the eight days that followed and their continuing legacy.

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Oil painting. Panoramic scene of a harbour.

More than 300 original artworks from the Library’s unique collection of landscape and portrait paintings.

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Children's author Liz Anelli

Workshop with Liz Anelli

Tuesday
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 - 10am to 11am
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In this workshop the fabulously talented Liz Anelli will teach you how to create an illustrated map to tell a story.

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A woman reading a picture book while wearing a bright pink hat.

Storytime for little people

Wednesday
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 10am to 10:30am
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Snuggle up for a story or two with our fab story-reader Alicia.

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Oil paintings on display in the galleries at the State Library of NSW

Our tours are going virtual and that means we can take you behind the scenes!

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Collaborative art project — progress session

Wednesday
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 12pm to 12:45pm
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We are making a giant wall mural in the JB Fairfax Learning Centre and we need your help!

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Talking Deadly with Travis De Vries

Wednesday
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 7pm to 7:30pm
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For this special Talking Deadly series hosted fortnightly by Travis De Vries, we will hear from artists whose work responds to the anniversary and legacy of Cook from a First Nations perspective.

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Art workshops — collage insects

Thursday
Thursday, 16 July 2020 - 11am to 11:45am
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Collage a beautiful creepy crawly  to add to our collaborative mural.

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