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

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.

30 September 2022

Meet Edmund and Natalia

Discover how they created their audiobook with a little help from the Library.

27 September 2022

Mind-boggling miniature books

From macro miniature to ultra micro miniature, you won't believe how small they can get!

21 September 2022

Top tips for using the Library’s studios

We asked our Site Operations Coordinator and resident audio expert, Jonny Faith, to share his top tips for getting started in the Library’s studios.

06 September 2022

Enter E.W. Cole's magical Book Arcade

Meet Melbourne's very own Willy Wonka and his famous Book Arcade - a place of entertainment, imagination, and hope!

26 August 2022

In conversation with Children's Literature Fellow Juliet Miranda Rowe

We caught up with 2022 Children's Literature Fellow Juliet Miranda Rowe to hear about their career path so far, and any words of wisdom they have for our Student members.

23 August 2022

A review of the Science at the Library event

This year for National Science Week, we hosted a special event celebrating how vital science is in our work at State Library Victoria.

17 August 2022

Follow the fellows: Creative Fellow, Donna Kendrigan

Join us as we trace the journey of Creative Fellow Donna Kendrigan, an animator working with traditional stop-motion techniques.