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Author Didem Caia staring at the camera with a book shelf behind her.
18 April 2023

Memoir and personal essaying with Didem Caia: Teen Writing Bootcamp

Playwright, poet and essayist Didem Caia explores how personal storytelling enhances the lives of young people.

Author Lili Wilkinson with pink highlights and wearing a green sequin top.
06 April 2023

Science fiction with Lili Wilkinson: Teen Writing Bootcamp

Lili shares some tips and reflections from her March Teen Writing Bootcamp sessions.

22 March 2023

In conversation with Berry Family Fellows Ana Tiquia & Reanna Browne

We caught up with 2022 Berry Family fellows and work futurists Ana Tiquia and Reanna Browne to hear how they navigate a work-centric society.

Woman and child reading a book together
03 February 2023

Baby Bounce

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

11 January 2023

Top 5 children's braille books

Discover the children's books that helped Library fellow Marisa Sposaro learn the tactile writing system.

21 December 2022

Textiles back in time: behind the scenes of Handmade Universe

Senior Curator Linda Short and Conservation Manager Jane Hinwood explore the evolution of embroidery in the Library's collection.

19 December 2022

The best of our blog in 2022

Look back with us at some of the most popular posts of 2022.

14 December 2022

Owen Jones & The Grammar of Ornament

Learn the story behind one of the most influential design publications in history and its creator.

12 December 2022

Prime Minister’s Summer Reading List 2022

Watch this webinar where we reveal the top 6 thought-provoking, diverse, and relevant books and articles from 2022.

30 November 2022

Catching up with Storyline Express creators

Learn about their installation and the imagination behind it.

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?