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

20 May 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?

19 May 2022

Winter storytelling workshops

Discover the fun this winter with three interactive workshops.

06 May 2022

The Policy Pitch reading list: election special

The 2022 election campaign should be the starting gun for the race to build a better Australia.

03 May 2022

Georgina Humphries talks past creations and the environment

Explore the concept of transforming recyclable materials into craft projects with well-known public artist Georgina Humphries.

21 April 2022

Contemporary fiction with Emily Gale: Teen Writing Bootcamp

In March 2022, writer Alicia Sometimes explored the art of science writing with a group of talented young teens.

14 April 2022

Own Voices writing with Nevo Zisin: Teen Writing Bootcamp

In March 2022, writer, performer and activist Nevo Zisin taught teens how to find their own voice and write with authenticity.

11 April 2022

Spark reading list: biotechnology

Take a deep dive into the topic of 'biotechnology' with these curated resources designed to expand your knowledge.

08 April 2022

Preserving Marvellous Melbourne

Discover the fascinating story behind one of the city's most iconic structures, and how you can help us conserve Melbourne's architectural history.

31 March 2022

Patricia Karvelas on elevating women's voices

Watch an excerpt from Patricia Karvelas' powerful speech at the Library's 'International Women's Week: women's voices from the past' celebration.

22 March 2022

2022 Stella Prize longlist announcement

Explore the 12 exceptional books by women and non-binary writers.

17 March 2022

World of the book virtual tour

Explore our new exhibition from the comfort of your home with this interactive virtual tour.

11 March 2022

Building the Great Ocean Road

The ‘Road of a Thousand Charms’ was a mammoth task, taking 13 years to construct.