Families & Children

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.
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
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
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.
Workshop

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Learn how to illustrate with Gabriel Evans, Western Australian picture book author and illustrator. This workshop includes art making and a virtual Q&A.
Weekly on Wednesday at 10:30am
Interactive story fun for pre-schoolers and their carers. Followed by a half hour Play Time where families can explore literacy and learning through reading, talking, singing, writing and playing together.
Weekly on Friday at 10:30am
Songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their families, followed by an hour of Play Time to help develop early literacy and learning skills.

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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. 

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Come and immerse yourself in the world of VR at the State Library. Try a range of VR experiences that will impart knowledge, shift perceptions and entertain.
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.