Families & Children

To celebrate the WA Museum Boola Bardip's Wonderland exhibition, the State Library brings you a selection of 'Alice in Wonderland' book editions from our Research Collection of Children's Literature.

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Follow the Pirates through the high seas of the Perth Cultural Centre; they will tell you stories and call on you to help them find the cheeky mermaids who have hidden the golden telescope. Pirate treasure hunt, meet the mermaids and hear mermaid stories.

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Be entertained, write, draw and create with Western Australian superstar children’s authors and illustrators!
with Morris Gleitzman

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Westbooks are honoured to have beloved children’s author Morris Gleitzman visit WA. He will discuss his work, answer questions and personally sign any of his books purchased from the event.  
LETS

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The LETS program offers a course of six weekly sessions for children aged 3 to 4 years and their carers. Families will practise their English skills in a small group through rhymes, a story, craft and play.
for Bright Young Things

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AWESOME is committed to presenting high-quality, layered programming for children aged 0 – 12 and their families. Showcases events including theatre, dance, early childhood activities, music, film, literature, art and creative hands-on activities.

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WritingWA presents Quantum Words Perth. WA’s only writers’ festival dedicated to writing about science, innovation, creativity and the spaces in which they intersect.
Interviewing a living legend

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In this workshop, learn how to conduct an interview and your write your own legendary story. You'll also get to meet a St John paramedic! For 7–12 years old.

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Mr Chicken has transformed a corner of the State Library into an explosion of yellow. Come and explore the sensory play space he has created!
at the launch of his new children's book, RUNT

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Westbooks presents Craig Silvey talking about his new book, 'Runt'. A heart-warming and hilarious tale of kindness, friendship, hurdles, hoops, tunnels, see-saws, being yourself and bringing out the best in others.
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.
An hour with Leigh Hobbs

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Join renowned author/illustrator Leigh Hobbs for a fun, interactive drawing experience for the whole family!