State Library of South Australia

Events

French Scientific Voyaging to Australia in Times of Revolution

French Scientific Voyaging to Australia in Times of Revolution

Date: 9 August 2016

Time: 6pm to 7pm

Location: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building

Note: Free, bookings essential

Join Professors Jean Fornasiero and John West-Sooby, from the University of Adelaide, as they discuss the French voyages to Australia of Baudin and D'Entrecasteaux. Hear about the French explorers motivations and the impact of their voyages.

Born digital 2016 Collecting for the future

Preserving Your Digital Memories

Date: 11 August 2016

Time: 6pm to 7:30pm

Location: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building

Note: Free, bookings essential

Preserving your digital information is a concept that most people have little experience with. In this public lecture, SLSA Archivist Kate Pulford and Published Collection Development Librarian Kimberley Dye will provide you with some guidance on how to preserve your "born digital" (e.g. photos and documents) memories, and keep them alive and accessible for future generations.

Michael Mills as Captain Nicolas Baudin

Mouchet Exhibition Events: The Perils of Adventure

Date: 14 August 2016

Time: Various times

Location: Treasures Wall, first floor Spence Wing

Note: Free, bookings essential

Captain Nicolas Baudin (aka Michael Mills) will host floor walks of the Frédéric Mouchet: The South Australia of the French explorers - photographic exhibition at 11am, 1pm and 2:30pm.

Sir Hubert Wilkins

Researching Sir Hubert Wilkins in the State Library of South Australia

Date: 15 August 2016

Time: 6pm to 7pm

Location: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building

Note: Free, bookings essential

Be a part of National Science Week and join librarian Carolyn Spooner as she explores the life and writings of Sir Hubert Wilkins as found in our rich and diverse collections. Enjoy a slideshow of fascinating images ranging from rare books to ephemeral items such as a ticket to hear Sir Arthur Conan Doyle speak at the Adelaide Town Hall in 1920. Discover how our website can be used to research people and historical events from home by using our digital resources and wide-ranging full-text databases.

Sisters - Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

Sisters - Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

Date: 17 August 2016

Time: 2pm to 3:30pm

Location: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building

Note: Free, bookings essential

The Confucius Institute (CI) is hosting an exhibition called 'Sisters' as part of the 2016 SALA Festival, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the sister state relationship of South Australia and Shandong (China). As part of the exhibition, the CI will also deliver free Chinese painting and calligraphy workshops to libraries in South Australia, giving art lovers an opportunity to experience Chinese art first hand.

Sisters - Chinese Painting Workshop

Sisters - Chinese Painting Workshop

Date: 17 August 2016

Time: 10am to 12pm

Location: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building

Note: Free, bookings essential

The Confucius Institute (CI) is hosting an exhibition called 'Sisters' as part of the 2016 SALA Festival, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the sister state relationship of South Australia and Shandong (China). As part of the exhibition, the CI will also deliver free Chinese painting and calligraphy workshops to libraries in South Australia, giving art lovers an opportunity to experience Chinese art first hand.

Genealogy Gems 2016 program

2016 Genealogy Gems

Date: 18 August 2016 to 17 November 2016

Time: 1pm to 2pm

Location: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building

Note: Free, bookings essential

The State Library will be running a series of free Family History related talks in 2016 on the third Thursday of every month between March and November at 1pm in the Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building.

State Opera Avant Garde

Avant Garde, State Opera

Date: 23 August 2016 to 1 November 2016

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Location: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building

Note: Cost: $7 per person. Panel discussion begins 6.30pm.

Two Avant Garde events remain for the year: 23 August - Romance, Realism and Resolutions and 1 November - Drama, Dames and Division.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan

Date: 24 August 2016 to 28 August 2016

Time: Various times

Location: Treasures Wall, first floor Spence Wing

Note: 2 sessions available

Do you or a family member have any original items relating to the Vietnam War?

Sessions available:

  • Wednesday 24 August 1pm-4pm
  • Sunday 28 August 11am-3pm

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, and Australia's long involvement in the Vietnam War, we remember our service men and women and the sacrifices they made.

Classical conversations

Classical Q & A's at the State Library

Date: 6 September 2016

Time: 5:30pm to 7pm

Location: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building

Note: Tickets: $5 per person

Interested in knowing more about classical music and have a burning question you'd like to ask Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) artists?

Tangent a discussion series for lovers of words and theatre

Tangent 2016 - the events

Date: 12 September 2016 to 17 October 2016

Location: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building

Note: Cost: $7 per person. Refreshments at 6pm. Panel discussion begins 6.30pm.

The State Library of South Australia and the State Theatre Company return for a new series of Tangent running from June through to October, a series of discussions exploring the links between the State Theatre Company's productions and literature, for lovers of words and theatre.

Seraphim Trio presents a weekend-long mini festival of Schubert at the State Library of South Australia

Seraphim Trio play Schubert

Date: 24 September 2016 to 25 September 2016

Time: Various times

Note: State Library of South Australia, North Tce, Adelaide

Seraphim Trio presents a weekend-long mini festival of Schubert at the State Library of South Australia.

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.

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