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Dictionary of Sydney

Dictionary of Sydney

The online Dictionary of Sydney has a huge variety of historical photographs, oral histories, historical maps, suburb plans, information about Sydney companies, events and artefacts all relating to Sydney and its surrounding areas.  1906 By Cazneaux, Harold. Contributed by National Library of Australia [nla.pic-an23242011]

English conversation classes now twice a week.

English conversation classes now twice a week.

From next week we will have two lunchtime English conversation sessions, one on Tuesday at 1 pm and one on Thursday at 12.30 pm. Come along to either or both of the sessions and practise your English in a friendly, supportive environment.  

Meet the new Library staff members

Meet the new Library staff members

The DCE Library is lucky enough to be temporarily housing two fantastic costumes from the recent EDI show ‘Tribes’. Do come along to the Library and check them out.

GRAPHIC: a festival of visual storytelling, animation and music at the Sydney Opera House

GRAPHIC: a festival of visual storytelling, animation and music at the Sydney Opera House

This year the internationally renowned GRAPHIC festival at the Opera House features not one but two talks from the inimitable Matt Groening, known for creating the Simpsons and Futurama. In addition there is a wide range of events, including some free ones such as a talk by the witty First dog on the moon and screenings of […]

Rhino CAD software now available in the DCE Library

Rhino CAD software now available in the DCE Library

  Jewellery students rejoice, the Library now has the Rhino for jewellery software for CAD available on the Express personal computer. Both Rhino 5 and RhinoGold 6.0 versions are accessible. At this stage it is “First come, first served”, however we may introduce a booking system in future if it’s required. Don’t forget the Library […]

Sydney Underground Film Festival

Sydney Underground Film Festival

This year is the tenth annual Sydney Underground Film Festival (SUFF) and from the 15th until the 18th of September, the Factory Theatre Marrickville showcases unique, quality, independent films as well as filmmaking masterclasses, talks, stalls, food and more. Maybe you would like to join in the fun at the Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat-Cereal-Party to enjoy two hours of […]

Time to eat the dog?

Time to eat the dog?

The title of this book Time to eat the dog? : The real guide to sustainable living by Robert and Brenda Vale, architects, writers, researchers and experts in the field of sustainable housing, is (I fervently hope) tongue in cheek but the message is deadly serious. The world and its resources are finite, yet the majority […]

Off Broadway Precinct

Off Broadway Precinct

A new home for Sydney’s independent artists will be launched on the 11th of September as part of this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival. The Off Broadway Precinct will stretch from Annandale to Leichardt along the Parramatta Road  and will comprise artist studios, performance spaces, small bars and creative industries. Free live music, talks, food and drink […]

Ipads are now available for loan from the DCE Library

Ipads are now available for loan from the DCE Library

Exciting news, not only can you now complete the Library Customer Service Survey on an Ipad in the Library, we also have several Ipads available for one-day loans. Come along and enquire at the desk to secure your Ipad for the day.