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

13 January 2022

Brickman’s favourite builds

Discover Brickman's top four LEGO® brick builds.

12 January 2022

Building the Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Watch a snapshot of how this iconic Melbourne venue was constructed in the late 1950s.

Four children laughing and smiling while wearing paper crowns in the Library
07 January 2022

What to expect at Kids’ Takeover

Unearth new passions this summer by attending fan-favourite, Kids’ Takeover.

23 December 2021

Opening day at Chadstone Shopping Centre

Be transported back to the 1960s when the mega-mall first opened its doors.

21 December 2021

The best of our blog in 2021

Look back with us at some of the most popular posts of 2021.

20 December 2021

How to train your Santa

Have you spotted Santa in a department store lately? There's more to being Santa than you might think!

Drawing of a tree house
17 December 2021

A review of the 2021 Foxcroft Lecture

Watch as we delve into the origins of tree houses, as seen through the eyes of a garden historian.

15 December 2021

The Festive Season at State Library Victoria

Read about our hours, services and programs for the upcoming silly season.

14 December 2021

Roller-mania in 19th century Victoria

In this episode of Mystery Box, Senior Librarian Bridie Flynn delves into the enduring appeal of rollerskating in Victoria.

13 December 2021

Prime Minister’s Summer Reading List 2021

Watch this webinar where we reveal the top six thought-provoking, diverse, and relevant books and articles from 2021.

09 December 2021

Grandiose garb of the Crimean War

Join Principal Librarian Tim Hogan for a close look at a rather elegant helmet in the State Library's collection.

Coloured LEGO pieces
25 November 2021

Top five Summer Blockbuster events

Hear from Helen, one of the Library's Creative Programs Managers, on what events she can't wait to attend this summer!