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  • Workshop
  • Onsite
  • Free

Crafting Spooky Characters with Author Reece Carter

Thursday
Thu 6 Oct 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library

Learn how to create memorable characters from scratch with Reece Carter, author of A Girl Called Corpse.

Author Reece Carter
  • Guided Tour
  • Learning
  • Onsite
  • Free

Imagine tour

Thursday
Thu 6 Oct 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library

Bring the whole family on a tour of our picture book exhibition and discover some fabulous stories from behind-the-scenes at the Library.

A child standing in front of an exhibition case
  • 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

Kill or Cure? A Taste of Medicine

30 Jul 2022 to 22 Jan 2023

An immersive exhibition looking at how western medicine understood health, disease and treatments from the 15th century to the 19th century. 

Kill or cure visual ID
  • 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
  • Ongoing
  • Free

Amaze Gallery

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

Selection of colourful drawings of fish
  • 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.
  • Workshop
  • Learning
  • Onsite

Paper Tea Party

Friday
Fri 7 Oct 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library

Create a beautiful tea party with paper, glue and coloured pencils!

A tea cup, cake and cupcake made of paper
  • Guided Tour
  • Learning
  • Onsite
  • Free

Imagine tour

Friday
Fri 7 Oct 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library

Bring the whole family on a tour of our picture book exhibition and discover some fabulous stories from behind-the-scenes at the Library.

Two children standing in front of a wall decorated with graphics
  • Movie
  • Onsite

Things to Come (1936)

Sunday
Sun 9 Oct 2022
  • series: Silent Film Festival

This collaboration between H G Wells and director Menzies is a science fiction film like no other, a prescient work that predicts turmoil and...

A black and white image of a large foyer space - a mans face is projected onto the roof and crowds of people are on the stairs below him.
  • Talk
  • Onsite

Fiona McIntosh – The Orphans

Monday
Mon 10 Oct 2022
  • series: Author Talks

Bestselling author Fiona McIntosh discusses her highly anticipated new historical adventure The Orphans.

Fiona McIntosh is sitting on a brown couch with a green cushion. She is wearing a white jumper and has dark brown hair with a fringe, and she is smiling at the camera while leaning on her right hand.