Watch the rousing spoken-word performances that won first and second place in the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam Victorian state finals!
History & politics53Collection insights44Exhibitions36Australian history32Artists & writers30art26Family History Feast24Culture18Popular culture18art & design18world of the book17printmaking15literature14WWI14architecture14Family history14war13illustration13military13Big ideas under the dome13world of the book12performance12State Library Victoria12Australian history11Rome: Piranesi's vision11children's books11Giovanni Battista Piranesi11books11family history feast10rare books9History of the book8creative fellows8family history7Writing the war7music7human rights7creative fellows7library fellowships6digital technology6artists' books6literature6Foxcroft Lecture6Library collections6cultural history6education6library6fellowships6poetry5Redmond Barry lecture5Poetry Slam5Victorian history5Melbourne5WWII5Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture5social justice5history4author in conversation4journalism4Multicultural history4Redmond Barry Lecture4Exhibition talks & tours4performance4artists and writers4library fellowships4foxcroft lecture4Library collections4indigenous people4author in conversation4culture4genealogy3exhibitions3Making Public Histories3Artists' books3food3Collection insights3Environment3storytelling3poetry slam3youth literature3Don Grant Lecture3history of the book3literacy3gender issues3one object many stories3collections3Gusto!3culinary history3persian manuscripts3popular culture2foreign policy2Ned Kelly2Indigenous Australians2India2national security2Fromelles2Gallipoli2Journalism2world war one2art2rare books2pop culture2spoken word2design2music2food2Law2book printing2books2Exhibitions & tours2Indigenous people2fellowship2White Night2library fellows2State Library of Victoria2graphic design2social justice2family history records2interior design2health2diaries and manuscripts2australian literature2web2
Browse our audio and video
Watch the impassioned spoken-word performances that won first and second place in the 2017 Australian Poetry Slam Victorian state finals!
Watch the winning poems by Arielle Cottingham and William Beale, contestants in the 2016 Australian Poetry Slam state finals.
Explore the lives of three German-Australians before, after and during WWII in this video featuring Berry Family fellow Minna Muhlen-Schulte.
See spoken word poets Abe Nouk and Ed Carlyon in action at the 2015 Australian Poetry Slam Victorian final.
See how the Library's dome was transformed into an illuminated 360-degree artwork for White Night 2015.
Spot Alice and the Mad Hatter gracing the Library's facade during our White Night Melbourne 2015 illuminations.
French graphic design artists Antoine + Manuel introduce their White Night 2015 projection Eat me, featuring music by Sui Zhen.
Watch contestant Brendan Reed Dennis perform his winning poem, 'Peter Piper', in the Victorian final of the 2014 Poetry Slam.
- 1 of 2