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  • In Conversation with Tully Arnot

    Join the artist, in conversation with curator Shelley McSpedden, as he presents the first work-in-progress look at Epiphytes and discusses the process of creating his first virtual reality project.
  • MARCUS RILEY - BOOMING: A Life Changing Philosophy for Ageing Well

    Ageing. It’s an inevitable part of living and not always looked at in a favourable light. But what if we all had the ability to age well? Booming is the result of Marcus’ 20 years’ experience in the ageing industry, he advocates that by embracing positivity, planning how you want to live the rest of your life and understanding the need for purpose, we can all age successfully. An inspiring, achievable and essential guide for people of all ages, Booming is much more than a book – It’s a life changing philosophy that will help you fulfill your potential to live well, at a time when it matters most.
  • Future of Music Meetup

    Unpack the relationship between music, tech and social impact.
  • Ronnie Scott – The Adversary

    The Adversary is a story about queer Melbourne, ambiguous relationships and the excitement and terror of being young. It’s a study of Australia after the Yes vote and the stigma of the AIDS crisis. It questions the difference between genuine generosity and benign control. Join Peter Polites for an in-conversation with author Ronnie Scott, exploring this stunning debut novel.
  • Parra Reads, Online Book Club

    Every month, a book-crazy group of Librarians will select two books they love and share them with readers. Join in the online discussion on the ‘Parra Reads’ forum page, or share your thoughts via Twitter using #parrareadsbookclub.
  • 1989: The Great Grand Final – Panel Discussion

    Join panelists one-time Hawthorn draftee Tony Wilson and author of 1989: The Great Grand Final, John Harms, Geelong fan tragic and editor of, and former Geelong player Mark Yeates to discuss the infamous 1989 Grand Final between Hawthorn and Geelong. This match had everything: unbridled violence, high scoring, nine goals by Gary Ablett, broken ribs, a six-goal clawback and finally, a one goal loss. Sign up now to enjoy a chance to reminisce on one of the most spectacular games in footy history.
  • Webinars from NSW State Archives

    Our program of free webinars focuses on the wonderful resources of the NSW State Archives collection and how to access them.
  • Virtual Ocean Talks: Cook – Man or Myth

    Considered to be one of the greatest navigators, cartographers and explorers of all time, James Cook looms large in the annals of history. Both celebrated and criticised, Cook remains a topical figure in Australia as he was the first European to chart the east coast of Australia while sailing HMB Endeavour. His arrival has become the symbol of European invasion and occupation of the continent, particularly for First Nations people. But who was the real James Cook? Join Professor John Maynard and Peter FitzSimons as they reveal the man behind the myth, examining Cook's impact both in the past and today.
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