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WORLD-FIRST EXHIBITION NOW OPEN  Discover the story behind Les Misérables
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Family History Feast Book now for a free day of information sessions on 25 August
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WWI newspapers Read the stories of Victorians who lived through the Great War
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What's on this week

Victor Hugo – Les Misérables – From Page to Stage
  • Saturday 23 August 2014, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • The Courtyard
Family groups on a library tour © Carla Gottgens
  • Sunday 24 August 2014, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Meet in front foyer
Victor Hugo – Les Misérables – From Page to Stage
  • Sunday 24 August 2014, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Keith Murdoch Gallery