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Sepia photo of a tin shed next to Melbourne's post office
04 December 2020

The mysterious tin shed in Melbourne's CBD

This episode of From the Vault explores the story of a humble corrugated iron building which sat in the middle of the city for decades.

03 December 2020


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

Astrid edwards
03 December 2020

Afternoon Tea & Talk

Catch up on our series hosted by Astrid Edwards in conversation with writers and authors.

Headshot of a woman next to Bindi book cover
01 December 2020

Kirli Saunders Story Talks

Tune in to hear about Kirli's new book and learn how to celebrate and take care of Country.

The spines of hardcover books of various heights and sizes sit on a shelf
01 December 2020

Restricted books

Principal librarian Des Cowley lifts the curtain on books that were once kept hidden, because of their apparently dangerous and controversial ideas.

Man lying on black and white pattered ground
30 November 2020

‘Behind the Paint’, Shannyn Higgins’ vibrant portraits of street artists

In this striking portrait series, Victoria’s most prolific street artists dive in to the world they’ve created, and invite you to join them.

Woman and child reading a book together
30 November 2020

Baby Bounce

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

Two women laugh at a service desk in an art gallery
30 November 2020

Ask a Librarian

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

The future of ... branding image
27 November 2020

The future of ...

Explore how we can all make positive changes to a post-pandemic world in our new video series.

Black and while aerial shot of St Kilda foreshore
26 November 2020

The breathtaking aerial photography of 'Airspy'

The story behind these stunning bird's-eye photos is just as amazing as the images themselves.

Headshots of two men
26 November 2020

Children’s Storytelling Workshop with Scott Edgar and Adrian Beck

Learn how to harness your creativity with this dynamic duo!

A long-haired, smiling woman in overalls holds up a sign saying 'A good idea'
24 November 2020


In this short film, Principal Librarian Des Cowley shows stunning examples of Australian photobooks on display in our 'World of the book' exhibition.