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Upcoming Friends of the Library event - a woven Book of Hours

Book of Hours

Early computer science applied to weaving in silk. Don’t miss the presentation and display of this amazing book artifact from the Barr Smith Library! A lunchtime Discovery Event, Monday 5 August 2024.

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Friends of the Library event with Dr Margot Osborne

Come along to the first Friends of the Library author event for the year with Dr Margot Osborne on 8 April 2024. Dr Osborne will be discussing her new book "The Adelaide Art Scene: Becoming contemporary, 1939-2000".

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Musical Fusion - East meets West

A cross cultural experience of stringed instruments from East and West in the awesome acoustics of the Barr Smith Library Reading Room. Join us for Music in the Reading Room with Friends of the Library on Saturday 14 October 2023.

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Lunchtime Discovery event with Alison Reid

Photo of 2022 Hugh Martin Weir Prize winner Alison Kim Reid

Register to attend the latest Friends of the Library Discovery Event on 31 July 2023 - “Bandaids in a Battlefield” with Alison Reid.

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Friends of the Library presents Take Two Oboes

Oboe sitting atop sheet music

We are thrilled to announce that this postponed event is now back on the calendar! This is a not to be missed musical celebration in the beautiful heritage listed Barr Smith Library Reading Room. Celebrate 90 years of Library memories and commemorate Jiri Tancibudek.

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Discovery Event with Cheryl Hoskin

Come along to this Friends of the Library event on June 30 2022 and discover one of the Library’s most beautiful rare books with Cheryl Hoskin: Berthe Hoola van Nooten’s Fleurs fruits et feuillages choisis de l’ile de Java, published in 1880.

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What will research collections be like in 2121? Digital Preservation and the University Library

The University Library looks after many wonderful and unique collections of manuscripts and archives. These collections may contain correspondence, diaries and notebooks, all of which provide a valuable insight into notable researchers’ experience and approach.  We know that in 2021 much of this work now happens digitally.

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Friends of the Library event with Garry Hiskey

Come along to the first Friends of the Library event of the year: Maralinga with Garry Hiskey on Thursday 25 March.

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