What's On


The Art of the Story
An exhibition of illustrations and paintings from each of Frané Lessac's award-winning children's books. Including My Little Island, Magic Boomerang, Simpson and his Donkey, and her most recent release Our Country, Ancient Wonders.

Upcoming Events

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.
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.
From the comfort of your own home, join us for a conversation with award-winning children's book artist and illustrator Frané Lessac.
Join us for a thought-provoking weekend of ideas that challenge assumptions. Now in its eighth year, Disrupted will encourage discussion that will challenge and inspire our way of thinking through speakers, writers, advocates and more as we explore the quest for equality in all its forms.
Book Launch & Live Performance
Join us for a special launch of the unique science, art, poetry and philosophy book, The Dying Alchemists, by debut WA author Nicholas Bennett and artist Tina Wilson.
with Tina Wilson
Experiment, learn and grow your watercolour skills in this workshop run by artist, Tina Wilson.
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.
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.

Awards, Grants, Fellowships & Projects

Information on Battye Fellowships, Premier's Book Awards, scholarships and Library Board awards.
Find out about available community, public library and Better Beginnings Grants.
Corridors of Blissterday are now open to emerging and early career WA based creative practitioners who work with sound. Artists are encouraged to explore the State Library’s WA heritage collections.
This page last updated on 13 May 2022