What's On

What's on at the State Library? 

Exhibitions

‘At the Fence’ with Stolen Generations Survivors
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Recreates moments from the institutionalisation of mixed descent Aboriginal children at mission sites. Shadows of the past, silhouettes of resilience and portraits of survival.
Exhibition of Abraham 'Izzy' Orloff's photographs
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See a curated selection of photographs and experience interwar (1918-1939) Perth and Fremantle through the lens of photographer Abraham 'Izzy' Orloff.
Illustrations by Gabriel Evans
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An exhibition and make-believe tea party based on the picture book 'A Perfectly Posh Pink Afternoon Tea' by Coral Vass and Gabriel Evans.

Upcoming Events

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.
Weekly on Tuesday and Friday at 10:30am until Fri 28 Jan 2022
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.
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.
Monthly on the last Wednesday at 11:00am
Do you want to find out about your family history and don’t know where to start? Let us help you at one of our free and friendly talks at the State Library.
Monthly on the last Wednesday at 3:30pm
The Storylines Project connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the State Library of WA's heritage, history and photographic collections.
Collaboration and Co-working in Studio 001
Share ideas and hear insights about the State Library’s co-working space, Studio 001, in this facilitated discussion led by State Library staff.
Workshop
Learn how to illustrate with Gabriel Evans, Western Australian picture book author and illustrator. This workshop includes art making and a virtual Q&A.
A fun Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths program for little learners
Weekly on Wednesday 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.

Awards, Grants & Fellowships

Information on Battye Fellowships, Premier's Book Awards, scholarships and Library Board awards.
Find out about available grants for public libraries.
This page last updated on 18 January 2022