Events

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.
Family History WA (FHWA)
Weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:00am
Volunteers from the FHWA provide extra assistance to family history researchers on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10am – 1pm.
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.
Monthly on the third Wednesday at 7:00pm
A monthly online digital book club. This month join author David Allan-Petale in conversation with bestselling author Genevieve Gannon to discuss her family drama ‘The Gifted Son’.
Weekly on Tuesday at 9:30am until Tue 7 Mar 2023
Weekly on Thursday at 3:00pm
Roam a closed adventure park, explore an iconic Iwanoff home or fly from the ground to the sky as Perth's building history grows around you. In collaboration with XR: WA, three immersive virtual reality experiences return.
Getting started
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.
Monthly on the first Sunday at 2:00pm
Comics are for everyone! An ongoing event for comic book creators of all levels, from aspiring artists to hobbyists and professionals. Each month members of the Perth comic arts scene meet to talk about what they’re working on and share skills.
After hours, experience the State Library building in a one-night-only exclusive music performance curated by Tone List. Cutting-edge musicians from across the genre spectrum collaborate to celebrate the relaunch of the Western Australian New Music Archive.
This page last updated on 20 July 2022