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Discovery Lounge on the Ground Floor will be closed from 21 - 28 February. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Crow Baby tells the story of Daisy, born of two spirits – one crow and one human, who must live between two worlds. Embark on a journey into the heart of First Nations storytelling in this exhibition of picture book artwork by acclaimed author and illustrator, Helen Milroy.
Explore WA’s rough and tumble relationship with beer. From pre-colonial fermentation and the earliest homebrews to the mighty Swan Brewery taking on the world, the stories and objects in this exhibition chart entrepreneurialism, activism, bitter rivalries and social change.
Unpick the often-mistold history of ‘camel men’ and their social, cultural and economic contribution to Western Australia. Delve into the origins of South Asian migration to Australia in the late nineteenth century and learn about the adventurers who built a life against the odds.
Utilising photographs from Storylines, the exhibition provides examples of Aboriginal architecture and design from the late 19th century to the present to showcase the unique skills and practices steeped in cultural knowledge.
The Keepsake exhibition examines why mementos and everyday objects often hold the key to family history and ultimately shape who and how we identify ourselves. Showcasing cherished family moments from the State Library’s collection.
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.
A monthly online digital book club. Every month, join author David Allan-Petale in conversation with a new author to discuss their book. Join us for a special edition Libby Book Club in February both online and in-person at the State Library of WA.
Join us for the opening event and panel conversation to get a glimpse into what life was like for the men who opened up inland Australia and helped spark the biggest goldrush in the west. Were they Sheiks, Fakes, Cameleers… or much more?
A weekend of FREE comic celebrations for the whole community! Local and international comic book professionals share their knowledge for creators, readers and educators. On Sunday, a showcase of over 80 comic book creators sell their work.