Education

Interviewing a living legend
In Land of Legends, St John shares 20 of the most captivating true stories from our staff and volunteers. Childrens workshop, author story reading, illustrator duel, learn how to conduct an interview, write a story and meet a St John paramedic! For 7–12 years old.
CEWA Autocue Challenge

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The Autocue pop-up at the State Library of WA is an experiential exercise for all students to practice reading and presentation skills. For budding newsreaders, CEOs, Prime Ministers, or even a President.
In conversation with Elders from Boorloo (Perth)

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Meet the Burdyia (bosses) leading the way for respect, recognition and reconciliation in Boorloo/Perth. Join Noongar presenter Phil Walleystack as he sits down for a yarn with the Elders and discovers the stories and experiences that have inspired their fight for change.
An hour with Leigh Hobbs
Join renowned author/illustrator Leigh Hobbs for a fun, interactive drawing experience for the whole family!
The Dreaming

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Drop into the Nook to see episodes of the acclaimed television series The Dreaming - animated films of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytelling.  Throughout NAIDOC week, Screenarts and the State Library will show the award-winning animated series The Dreaming.
(the language of the Nyungar)

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Engage in a critical conversation, thinking about how the language of the Nyungar has sustained in its own right. Examining how Nyungar has influenced English. Participants will be encouraged to listen and experiment within the conversation.

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From the comfort of your own home, join us for a conversation with award-winning children's book artist and illustrator Frané Lessac.
with Tina Wilson

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Experiment, learn and grow your watercolour skills in this workshop run by artist, Tina Wilson.

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Join poet, educator, and community organiser, Anisa Nandaula for this online workshop on personal storytelling through spoken word, poetry and story.

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Educators are invited to enjoy a Perfectly Posh! high tea whilst engaging with author and illustrator, Gabriel Evans, via Zoom, as he shares his writing and illustration process. Participate in a curatorial tour of the exhibitions, Perfectly Posh! and Izzy: Exhibition of Abraham ‘Izzy’ Orloff’s photographs. Find out all you need to know to enjoy a FREE, whole-day school visit to the State Library.

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Be entertained, write and draw with Western Australian superstar children’s authors and illustrators at the Backyard Book Fair. Presented in partnership with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – WA. 
Florette exhibition 'drop in' activity

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Make a paper butterfly and find its new habitat in the garden of green. This activity pops up on the odd occasion between now and Jan 2022. See event details for dates and times.