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Children smiling and laughing
Sunday 7 July 2013, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Enjoy a day of circus tricks, magic, things to make and draw, amazing tales and even a time machine at the Library!

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Photo of a giant chess set on the forecourt of the library
Tuesday 15 April 2014, 10:00am - 11:00am

Learn to play chess on our giant chess sets these autumn school holidays, with group workshops for kids at all levels led by seasoned chess coach, Frank Meerbach.

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Children drawing with crayons ©Andrew Lloyd
Monday 14 April 2014, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Kids! Visit our exhibition Rome: Piranesi's vision then make your very own travel book. Bookings required.

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Baby bedtime
Wednesday 13 November 2013, 10:30am - 11:30am

Come and see Mem Fox, one of Australia’s favourite picture book authors, reading her new book Baby bedtime and other fun stories. For ages up to 2.

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We're going on a bear hunt
Sunday 20 October 2013, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Come to the State Library for a fun bear hunt – we’re going to catch a big one! 

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Screenshot from 'Kiki’s delivery service'
Friday 5 July 2013, 11:00am - 12:45pm

Kiki, a young witch, and her chatty black cat journey into a world of fun-filled escapades and embark on the experience of a lifetime! Bookings required.

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Spellbound children
Wednesday 19 June 2013, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Come and celebrate the launch of Ann James’s new book.

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A young woman reads a book to children
Wednesday 22 May 2013, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Join us for a Braille reading to celebrate national simultaneous storytime. For ages 2 to 5.

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Front of Library lit up for White Night 2013
Saturday 22 February 2014, 7:00pm - Sunday 23 February 2014, 7:00am

Join us for an all-night celebration of arts and culture as the Library's famous domed reading room is transformed into a spectacular Molecular Kaleidoscope.

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A young girl drawing with crayons on a black piece of paper
Sunday 17 February 2013, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Enjoy a reading of The unexpected crocodile by the author, Kim Kane, plus songs and craft activities to celebrate the 'Gusto!' exhibition. For ages up to 8.

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