Out of the Vaults: Pop!

The State Library works hard to collect items which focus on all aspects of today’s lifestyle, reflecting fads and fashions, amusements and our use of leisure. Join Curator Margot Riley for this special viewing of highlights from the Library’s rarely seen ephemera collection.

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: Up Until Now

Author and CEO of the Quest for Life Foundation, Petrea King comes to the Library to speak about her latest book. Up Until Now tells the story of Petrea’s fascinating life, which has been devoted to helping people experiencing life-threatening illnesses and mental distress.

Sexuality, Schools and the Media

Are Australian schools safe? And if they’re not, what happens when kids are caught in a bleak collision between ill-equipped school staff and a confected media scandal? Benjamin comes to the Library to talk about the issues raised in this timely essay. 

Zines workshop!

Print your own books with Nicholas Beckett and discover the fun of making 'zines' and how you can share them.

Author talk: Stranger Thingies

Join John Birmingham for a conversation with Robbie Buck as he talks about his new book, Stranger Thingies: From Felafel to Now, a collection of stories that run the gamut from the early felafel days to the shiny age we live in where Donald Trump is President of the USA.

Herbal and Flower Books

Herbals are primarily medicinal and culinary herbs. Their properties and benefits were used by the ancient Greeks and are still used today.