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A selection of headline events from the world famous literature festival will be live streamed at the State Library of Western Australia for local audiences
A collaborative and visual experience that provides an opportunity for young people to share their personal stories, thoughts, artistry and passions by filling a small sketchbook. This year the exhibition was designed by artist Jake Pitcher.
Journalism and Creative Writing with Molly Schmidt
In this workshop, journalist and author Molly Schmidt will discuss how her journalism career and writing practice are mutually informative and support each other. Learn how to develop a pitch and interview questions to kickstart your story.
History, Home, Family, Love, Identity … and why we collect it
Behind every collection or pile of Stuff! is a collector moved by the secrets or human stories accompanying each object. In Stuff!, we asked State Library staff to select items from our collection that resonated with them. The result is a personal and surprising scrapbook of WA history.
1952 - 1956
SLWA on ABC Radio
The British conducted three nuclear tests on the Montebello Islands between 1952 and 1956. The final test was six times bigger than the Hiroshima bomb. 

British Library Newspapers delivers a wide range of national, regional, and local British and Irish newspapers.

Weekly on Monday at 10:00am
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.
A talk exploring new discoveries on the OldPerth website, discover how to search for photos via a map interface and test your knowledge of OldPerth.
Explore the city's migrant heritage with 1 hour guided walking trail guided by the State Library education team. 
Our Strategic Plan 2023-27 outlines how our work will be guided by four priority areas.
Monthly on the third Wednesday at 7:00pm until Wed 19 Apr 2023
A monthly online digital book club. Every month join author David Allan-Petale in conversation with a new author to discuss there book.
Monthly on the first Sunday at 2:00pm
Comics are for everyone! An ongoing event for comic book creators of all levels - from aspiring to hobbyists to professionals. Each month members of the Perth comic arts scene meet to talk about what they’re working on and share skills.
King Neptune reigns
When King Neptune's reign came to an end in 1990, it was a sad day for his subjects and fans of the once popular theme park. Images from Atlantis Marine Park in Two Rocks from the 1980's.
This page last updated on 24 March 2023