Families & Children

Florette exhibition 'drop in' activity
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.
Workshop for Ages 8 - 12 years
Anna Walker, author and illustrator of Florette will be broadcast live into the State Library of WA from her studio in Melbourne. Anna will explore the process of making characters in picture books.
Workshop for ages 5 - 7
Draw with author and illustrator Anna Walker. Broadcast live into the State Library from her studio in Melbourne, Anna will share how she creates stories and illustrates for picture books. 
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 playing together.
Weekly on Tuesday and 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.
with Alton Walley

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Come and listen to WA author Alton Walley read his stories for young people. Get ready for tales full of culture, heart and some cheeky Australian animals.
with Erik the Book Buddy

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Join Erik and his handler in a fun, relaxed session where children get a one-on-one session to read out loud to Erik and together, they can become confident readers with a love for stories.
for Bright Young Things

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The Festival is presented annually in the Perth CBD for children aged 0–12 and their families. Discover performances, early childhood activities, music, literature, visual arts and creative activities.

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XR:WA festival is bringing the immersive world of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and computer games to multiple locations across Perth. This conference and public exhibition will showcase the ideas, works, technology of the evolving VR and digital screen industry.

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Disrupted Festival of Ideas and the 2021 AWESOME Festival presents Ask Me Anything! We’ve invited some of our local leaders to join us at the State Library of WA to answer your burning questions. For kids aged 6-12.
Weekly on Monday at 10:30am
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Come and join the fun where we will be reading stories, singing songs and exploring through play.
Weekly on Tuesday and Friday at 10:30am until Mon 11 Oct 2021
Sing songs, share rhymes and stories with your baby to help them develop their early literacy and learning skills in a relaxed and welcoming environment.