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October 2014

Wednesday, 1 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

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Wednesday, 1 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Wednesday, 1 October, 2014

Friends

 

6pm—9pm

Theatre

Presented by the Friends of the National Library and Reel McCoy Film Society

Director Ingmar Bergman Cast Gunnar Björnstrand, Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dalhbeck, Harriet Andersson, Margit Carlquist

Ingmar Bergman’s 16th film brought him an international reputation, but it’s not what anyone today would expect from Bergman—it’s essentially a sex farce. The players include an attorney in his fifties (Björnstrand), entering into his second marriage with a young virgin (Jacobsson); he has a mistress (Dalhbeck) who’s also having an affair with a count, and a shamelessly flirting maid (Andersson). Even in Bergman’s sunniest film, there’s a touch of melancholy; these are smiles of a summer night. But this far north, summer nights are short—just long enough to cloak one’s latest affair. Swedish with English subtitles.

No bookings required.

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Thursday, 2 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Thursday, 2 October, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

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Thursday, 2 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Thursday, 2 October, 2014

Children and Families

Reading a book to children

11:30am—12:00pm

Conference Room

Come and share your love of reading and stories with some funny and charming tales from the Library’s collection.

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Thursday, 2 October, 2014

Children and Families

Studio Ghibli (1988) My neighbor Totoro poster. Image of a young girl with a red umbrella in the rain. Totoro is next to her, partially obscured by a shadow and a leaf on his head to protect him from the rain

1:00pm—2:30pm

Theatre

When two girls move to the country to be near their sick mother, they have adventures with the forest spirits who live nearby.

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Thursday, 2 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

2pm—

Foyer

Enjoy a free guided tour of the Library, including a visit to the enormous stacks, where books, magazines and newspapers are stored. Meet in the foyer. 50 minutes.

More information
Friday, 3 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Friday, 3 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Saturday, 4 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Saturday, 4 October, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Saturday, 4 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Saturday, 4 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

2pm—2.45pm

Foyer

Join a Library guide for a journey around the building and discover the stories in the Reading Rooms and public spaces. 45 minutes. Meet in the foyer.

More information
Sunday, 5 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Sunday, 5 October, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Sunday, 5 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Monday, 6 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Monday, 6 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Tuesday, 7 October, 2014

Learning Programs and Workshops

 

9am—

Learn how to use the Library's new microform equipment, including scanning, saving and sending newspaper articles. Bring your USB stick and email login details to take full advantage of this session.

Newspaper and Microforms Reading Room, LG1

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Tuesday, 7 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Tuesday, 7 October, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Tuesday, 7 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Tuesday, 7 October, 2014

Bookshop Events

Rules of engagement by Kim Williams

6.30pm—7.30pm

Conference Room

Join author and media executive Kim Williams as he discusses Rules of Engagement.

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Wednesday, 8 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Wednesday, 8 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Wednesday, 8 October, 2014

Talks, Seminars and Conferences

Professor Larry Sitsky. Photograph of Professor Larry Sitsky leaning on a piano, reading. Another piano is behind him with sheet music on the stand. Stacks of paper and books are near him.

1pm—2pm

Conference Room

Larry Sitsky's 80th Birthday Celebration

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Wednesday, 8 October, 2014

Talks, Seminars and Conferences

Nettie Palmer

5.30pm—6.30pm

Conference Room

HAROLD WHITE PRESENTATION: The Love Letters of Vance and Nettie Palmer

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Thursday, 9 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Thursday, 9 October, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Thursday, 9 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Thursday, 9 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

2pm—

Foyer

Enjoy a free guided tour of the Library, including a visit to the enormous stacks, where books, magazines and newspapers are stored. Meet in the foyer. 50 minutes.

More information
Friday, 10 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Friday, 10 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Saturday, 11 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Saturday, 11 October, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Saturday, 11 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Saturday, 11 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

2pm—2.45pm

Foyer

Join a Library guide for a journey around the building and discover the stories in the Reading Rooms and public spaces. 45 minutes. Meet in the foyer.

More information
Sunday, 12 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Sunday, 12 October, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Sunday, 12 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Monday, 13 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Monday, 13 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Tuesday, 14 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Tuesday, 14 October, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Tuesday, 14 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Tuesday, 14 October, 2014

Learning Programs and Workshops

 

4pm—

IT Training Room 1/2

New to the Library? Or a regular who's not sure how it all works? Join us for tips on searching the catalogue, requesting collection material, and using our online resources. This session includes a tour of the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room, and the Main Reading Room.

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Tuesday, 14 October, 2014

Friends

 

6pm—9pm

Theatre

NOTE THIS SCREENING IS ON A TUESDAY

Presented by the Friends of the National Library and Reel McCoy Film Society

Director Helmut Kautner Cast Maria Schell, Bernhard Wicki, Barbara Rutting, Carl Mohner

Winner of numerous international film awards, this is a powerful German film about World War Two. Maria Schell is luminous as a young German doctor who finds herself in the position of providing medical assistance to both sides of the conflict. Stationed at a field hospital in the Balkans, she is kidnapped by partisans. When typhoid strikes the partisans’ camp, she finds she is unable to simply turn away. Schell won a number of awards for her moving performance. German with English subtitles.

No bookings required.

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Wednesday, 15 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Wednesday, 15 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Thursday, 16 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Thursday, 16 October, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Thursday, 16 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Thursday, 16 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

2pm—

Foyer

Enjoy a free guided tour of the Library, including a visit to the enormous stacks, where books, magazines and newspapers are stored. Meet in the foyer. 50 minutes.

More information
Thursday, 16 October, 2014

Talks, Seminars and Conferences

Professor Matthew Ricketson. Photograph of the head and upper body of Professor Matthew Ricketson, green foliage in the background

6pm—7pm

Conference Room

IN CONVERSATION: Writing True Stories

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Friday, 17 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Friday, 17 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Saturday, 18 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Saturday, 18 October, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Saturday, 18 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Saturday, 18 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

2pm—2.45pm

Foyer

Join a Library guide for a journey around the building and discover the stories in the Reading Rooms and public spaces. 45 minutes. Meet in the foyer.

More information
Sunday, 19 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Sunday, 19 October, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

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Sunday, 19 October, 2014

Bookshop Events

The Fairy Who Wouldn't Fly book cover

11am—12am

Foyer

Join author Bronwyn Davies for a book reading followed by an interactive activity session.

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Sunday, 19 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Monday, 20 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Monday, 20 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Tuesday, 21 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Tuesday, 21 October, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Tuesday, 21 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Tuesday, 21 October, 2014

Films and Performances

US Department of State seal

6pm—7pm

Theatre

US EMBASSY FILM: Makers: Women Who Make America (2013, 60mins, MA15)

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Wednesday, 22 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Wednesday, 22 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Wednesday, 22 October, 2014

Learning Programs and Workshops

 

3pm—

Ferguson Room

The Library has a fascinating collection of oral histories of which many can be accessed online. Find out about this fantastic resource and how to make the most of it for your research or pleasure.

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Wednesday, 22 October, 2014

Talks, Seminars and Conferences

Red rocks

6pm—7pm

Theatre

2014 ERIC ROLLS MEMORIAL LECTURE: Nicolas Rothwell: The Landscape Behind the Landscape

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Thursday, 23 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Thursday, 23 October, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Thursday, 23 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Thursday, 23 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

2pm—

Foyer

Enjoy a free guided tour of the Library, including a visit to the enormous stacks, where books, magazines and newspapers are stored. Meet in the foyer. 50 minutes.

More information
Thursday, 23 October, 2014

Friends

 

6pm—8pm

Conference Room

BOOK LAUNCH

Crime, Punishment and Redemption: A Convict's Story by Dr June Slee

Join Dr June Slee as Alan Kerr launches Crime, Punishment and Redemption: A Convict's Story, which unpacks the fascinating, uncensored diary of convict John Ward.

Thursday 23 October, 6 pm

Conference Room and Foyer,

$10 Friends / $15 non-members

(includes refreshments)

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Friday, 24 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Friday, 24 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Saturday, 25 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Saturday, 25 October, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Saturday, 25 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Saturday, 25 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

2pm—2.45pm

Foyer

Join a Library guide for a journey around the building and discover the stories in the Reading Rooms and public spaces. 45 minutes. Meet in the foyer.

More information
Saturday, 25 October, 2014

Bookshop Events

Peter Stanley and The Cunning Man book cover

3pm—4pm

Conference Room

Please join us for the launch of The Cunning Man by Peter Stanley

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Sunday, 26 October, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Sunday, 26 October, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Sunday, 26 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Monday, 27 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Monday, 27 October, 2014

Talks, Seminars and Conferences

Ian 'Molly' Meldrum

6pm—7pm

Theatre

IN CONVERSATION: Ian 'Molly' Meldrum's Memoirs

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Tuesday, 28 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Tuesday, 28 October, 2014

Friends

 

7pm—8pm

Friends Lounge

FRIENDS BOOK CLUB

A monthly literary discussion for members only.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Tuesday 28 October

7 pm

Friends Lounge, free

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Wednesday, 29 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Wednesday, 29 October, 2014

Friends

 

6pm—9pm

Theatre

Presented by the Friends of the National Library and Reel McCoy Film Society

Director Samuel Fuller Cast Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Paul Dubov

A special screening in memory of our dear colleague Brian Dunne. This was one of his favourite films.

Johnny Barrett (Breck) is a journalist determined to win the Pulitzer Prize at any price. He attempts to feign mental illness in order to become an inmate at a psychiatric hospital and investigate an unsolved murder case. However, as the investigation unfolds Barrett finds himself losing his grip on his own sanity. Can he solve the case before he loses his mind altogether? Described when released as sensational and stylistically outrageous, Shock Corridor alienated many critics upon its release but today the film has become one of Fuller's most admired and frequently revived works.

No bookings required.

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Thursday, 30 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Thursday, 30 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

2pm—

Foyer

Enjoy a free guided tour of the Library, including a visit to the enormous stacks, where books, magazines and newspapers are stored. Meet in the foyer. 50 minutes.

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Thursday, 30 October, 2014

Learning Programs and Workshops

 

3.30pm—

Ferguson Room

Discover how to get the most out of Trove in this double session. The first half will introduce access to books, journals, newspapers etc. and the second half will look at advanced search techniques and the benefits of a Trove sign on and engaging with the Trove community.

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Friday, 31 October, 2014

Talks, Seminars and Conferences

National Library of Australia building

9am—4.45pm

Foyer, Theatre

The annual Libraries Australia Forum is a showcase of the developments in the past year. During the forum, highlights of the service are demonstrated, the Annual Report is presented and future directions are discussed.
Delegates have the opportunity to informally meet and discuss aspects of the service with Libraries Australia staff. During the day, service specific sessions are run, allowing for open examination of issues and discussions of workflows.

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Friday, 31 October, 2014

Talks, Seminars and Conferences

 

9am—5pm

Conference Room

As part of Trove's 5th birthday celebrations in November, we'll be hosting THATCamp Canberra, a digital humanities unconference. It's free, fun, and open to anyone interested in exploring the intersection of technology and the humanities.

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Friday, 31 October, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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