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

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Collecting Conversations

25 May 2020

Watch weekly instalments of Collecting Conversations, in which some of Victoria’s most interesting collectors discuss their love of objects and the stories they reveal about our lives.​

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Baby Bounce

23 May 2020

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

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Collective Isolation Project, week 5: On the frontline

22 May 2020

This week, we acknowledge those who are keeping us safe, healthy, clean and fed by asking you to create a portrait of your COVID-19 heroes.

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Creative tech Fridays

22 May 2020

Calling all creators, makers and podcasters: learn the skills to take your project to the next level!

Storytime

22 May 2020

Share the delight of stories, songs, play and craft activities with your pre-schooler through our series of online Storytime videos!

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Our online collections

21 May 2020

Find out from expert librarians how to access the State Library's online databases, ebooks and other online resources.

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Build an imaginary landscape with Tai Snaith

20 May 2020

Join this video workshop with author and illustrator Tai Snaith and create a make-believe world from your dreams!​

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Citizen Collectors' Toolkit

20 May 2020

In this weekly video series, join one of the Library’s collection specialists to hear how they build and care for the State’s collection, and pick up tips for collecting at home.

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Ask a librarian

19 May 2020

Our wonderful librarians share fascinating insights into collection items and respond to your questions in this new video and blog series.

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Tech Tips Tuesdays

19 May 2020

Watch our short, helpful videos to help you master the digital world - we'll cover everything from signing digital forms to taking great pictures with your smartphone!

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Anna Krien & Richard Cooke on Robyn Davidson

18 May 2020

Watch journalist Richard Cooke in conversation with fellow writer Anna Krien about his book on Robyn Davidson for the Writers on Writers series.

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Collective Isolation Project, week 4: Acts of kindness

15 May 2020

This week we ask you to design a badge rewarding an act of kindness.