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  • Onsite
  • Free

MOPOKE: 24 Hr Arts & Culture Festival

Sat 4 Feb 2023 to Sun 5 Feb 2023

MOPOKE is a 24-hr arts and culture festival kicking off at dusk and promising to take you on an artistic journey through night and day. 

an image of a building late at night cast in red light with people walking up its steps
  • Exhibition
  • On Site

Grand Vistas - Panoramas from the collection 

27 May 2022 to 16 Apr 2023

Travel across Australia and see the world through 19th century panoramas from the Library’s collection.

Panorama of the Swan River Settlement / watercolour drawing by Jane Eliza Currie
  • Exhibition

Koori Knockout: 50 years

24 Sep 2022 to 27 Aug 2023

Over 30,000 spectators. Countless sporting heroes. One tournament. Take a front row seat in this major celebration of First Nations sporting...

Koori Knockout supporters in stands, seated and standing.
  • Exhibition

Imagine...the Wonder of Picture Books

9 Jul 2022 to 9 Jul 2023

Stories and characters from much-loved Australian picture books come to life in this celebration of children’s literature. 

Illustration of a forest of black trees and ferns and mushrooms in the foreground
  • Exhibition
  • Ongoing
  • Free

Paintings from the Collection

More than 300 original artworks from the Library’s unique collection of landscape and portrait paintings.

Oil painting. Panoramic scene of a harbour.
  • Exhibition
  • Ongoing
  • Free

Amaze Gallery

An ever changing selection of fascinating items from the Library's extraordinary collection.

Selection of colourful drawings of fish
  • Onsite
  • Free

Fun and Games at the Library for Mopoke

Sunday
Sun 5 Feb 2023
  • series: Kids at the Library

The Learning Centre will be filled with activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Mother and child doing craft activity
  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

History Skills: Evaluating Sources

Monday
Mon 6 Feb 2023
  • series: Schools

Learn how to think like a historian in this skills-focused virtual excursion. 

Paintings on blue wall
  • Talk
  • Online
  • Free

Dr Meg Foster - Boundary Crossers: the forgotten bushrangers of Australian history

Tuesday
Tue 7 Feb 2023
  • series: Scholar Talks

This talk explores the lives of bushrangers who were people of colour, and why they were erased from the nation’s past.

Woman with wire-rimmed glasses and dark red lipstick smiles at camera.
  • Talk
  • Free

Book Lovers Club with Maryam Master

Tuesday
Tue 7 Feb 2023
  • series: Kids at the Library

Young readers are invited to join Maryam for a lively discussion about her second novel, No Words, the story of a 12-year-old refugee trying to...

Composite image of author Maryam Master and her book cover for No Words
  • Virtual excursion
  • Learning
  • Online
  • Free

Magical Story Maps

Wednesday
Wed 8 Feb 2023
  • series: Schools

Put the ‘creative’ back into creative writing — turn a blank piece of paper into a map of your own magical land! 

Map with island in shape of a pig
  • Virtual excursion
  • Learning
  • Online
  • Free

The First Fleet

Thursday
Thu 9 Feb 2023
  • series: Schools

Set sail on this virtual excursion to discover more about the First Fleet.