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Discover curiosities, treasures and the latest inspiring stories from our community and inside the Library

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03 February 2023

Baby Bounce

Watch these fun, interactive videos of stories, songs and rhymes – for children aged 18 months and under, their parents and carers.

11 January 2023

Top 5 children's braille books

Discover the children's books that helped Library fellow Marisa Sposaro learn the tactile writing system.

21 December 2022

Textiles back in time: behind the scenes of Handmade Universe

Senior Curator Linda Short and Conservation Manager Jane Hinwood explore the evolution of embroidery in the Library's collection.

19 December 2022

The best of our blog in 2022

Look back with us at some of the most popular posts of 2022.

14 December 2022

Owen Jones & The Grammar of Ornament

Learn the story behind one of the most influential design publications in history and its creator.

12 December 2022

Prime Minister’s Summer Reading List 2022

Watch this webinar where we reveal the top 6 thought-provoking, diverse, and relevant books and articles from 2022.

30 November 2022

Catching up with Storyline Express creators

Learn about their installation and the imagination behind it.

28 November 2022

Reading the night sky: behind the scenes of Handmade Universe

Two Library curators explore how one of our latest exhibitions embraces different approaches to astronomy.

18 November 2022

A tour of the Riley & Ephemera Collection

Did you know that along with books, maps, realia and much more, the Library also collects political ephemera?

10 November 2022

Looking for SLV Learning?

Online Learning at State Library Victoria has been retired, but there's plenty of other opportunities to learn at the Library.

17 October 2022

Five must-read scary books for kids

Halloween is calling!

10 October 2022

Living rough in 1960s Fitzroy: the photographs of Alan K Jordan

In recognition of World Homeless Day we explore 1960s Melbourne through the lens of Alan K Jordan.