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Events - What's on

Live and learn Be intrigues and inspired by stories and images of South Australias past from the collections of the State Library

Live & Learn series 2018

Date: 13 July 2018 to 16 November 2018

Time: 1 to 2:30pm

Location: Bronwyn Halliday Learning Studio (in the Hub)

Note: Free entry, bookings essential.

Discover our collections through monthly themed presentations that include stories, slides, access to special items from our collections and a tour of the Library.

2018 Genealogy Gems Series at the State Library of SA

Genealogy Gems 2018

Date: 19 July 2018 to 15 November 2018

Time: 1 to 2pm

Location: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building

Note: Free entry, bookings essential. Third Thursday of the month.

Come and join us at the State Library of SA as we present a series of free family history talks on the third Thursday each month at 1pm.

This year the program runs from March through to November, all session are free but booking is essential. We look forward to seeing you!

Great White Shark of South Africa

Great White Sharks of South Africa

Date: 25 July 2018

Time: 5.30pm to 7pm

Location: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building

Note: Free event, bookings essential

Join leading shark expert Dr Alessandro De Maddalena for a photographic tour of his 30 shark expeditions in South Africa, Australia and Mexico. Discover fascinating facts about the creature that lurks in our oceans.

Tangent In the club

Tangent 2018

Date: 6 August 2018 to 22 October 2018

Time: 6pm

Location: Various

Note: $7 per person, includes wine and nibbles before the discussion.

The State Library of SA and the State Theatre Company present Tangent, a discussion series for lovers of words and theatre.

Science Week 2018

National Science Week at the Library

Date: 9 August 2018 to 19 August 2018

Game Changers and Change Makers - celebrating and exploring science, innovation and technology.

National Science Week is an annual festival of science that takes place in August each year. This celebration aims to raise the profile and increase the public understanding and public appreciation of science, innovation, engineering and technology, and their role in maintaining and improving our society, economy and environment.

Ignition Series Inspiring young people to connect with STEM at the State Library of South Australia


Date: 9 August 2018

Time: 6 to 7:30pm

Location: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building

Note: Free, bookings essential

Are you 14-18 years old* and interested in all things science? Then our IGNITION Series is for you.

Our Friends events!

The Friends of the State Library of South Australia offer a variety of interesting events throughout the year, including their regular event Wednesdays @ One.

Friends of the SLSA events



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Live & Learn programs

We continue to learn throughout our lifetime, so the State Library of SA can help you discover an exciting range of courses, talks and workshops designed for all ages.

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Phone: 8207 7239

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