News: friends of the library

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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Hidden Gems

Bookings essential! Join our students from the Elder Conservatorium in the historic Barr Smith Reading Room on Wednesday 28 October, and discover some of chamber music’s lesser-known gems.

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Jane Austen: the French connection

Jane Austen

Bookings essential! Join us on Saturday 17 October for a special benefit concert for the Barr Smith Library with the Jane Austen Society of South Australia. This will be a unique performance of pieces from Jane Austen’s rich collection of manuscript music books.

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Indigenous inclusion in the Anzac legend

Come along to a Friends of the Library Lunchtime Discovery Event on Thursday 6 August with the joint winner of the 2019 Hugh Martin Weir Prize, Rachel Caines.

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Friends of the Library event - Long Flight Home

The final Friends of the Library event for 2019, on Wednesday 20 November, will be a conversation with Lainie Anderson, author of Long Flight Home - a meticulously researched novelisation of the first flight from England to Australia by the Smith brothers, which celebrated its centenary this year.

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Friends of the Library event, Stardust and Golden

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Join us on Thursday 31 October for a Friends of the Library event, with author Doug McEachern on his novel Stardust and Golden.

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