Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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children's activities

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.


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.


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! 


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.


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

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


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.


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.


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.


Kids listening at storytime
Sunday 28 April 2013, 11:00am - 12:00pm

A scrumptious Sunday celebration of the 'Gusto!' exhibition, with food-inspired stories, songs and craft activities. For ages up to 8.


Scene from 'Minecraft' game
Monday 8 July 2013, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Explore the virtual world of the popular Minecraft game in this two-day workshop. For ages 8–12.


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