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01 June 2021

Jared Thomas on contemporary fiction: Teen writing boot camp

International award-winning Nukunu author Dr Jared Thomas shares tips and reflections from his Teen writing boot camp.

Metal gift box to soldiers from Princess Mary
31 May 2021

Mystery Box: 121-year-old chocolate gifted by Queen Victoria

In this episode of Mystery Box, we unearth some treasures from soldiers on the frontline of the Boer and First World Wars.

Colourful graphic illustration
31 May 2021

Sarah Firth on neurodivergence and creativity Q&A

Artist Sarah Firth talks to us about her experiences growing up as a neurodivergent person, and how this helps her creatively.

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31 May 2021

Celebrating State Library Victoria’s incredible volunteers

Celebrating the passion and dedication of our volunteers and greeters, who make the Library a great place to be.

Woman in black top
14 May 2021

Emerging Writers' Festival 2021

The Emerging Writers' Festival (16 to 26 June) turns 18 this year, and they’re holding over 50 in-person and digital events across Victoria to celebrate.

Three arches set within white walls
12 May 2021

The changing face of Victoria virtual tour

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

Two headshots of men
11 May 2021

Writers on Writers: Stan Grant on Thomas Keneally

Acclaimed journalist Stan Grant and author and screenwriter Christos Tsiolkas came together to celebrate and discuss the launch of Stan's new book On Thomas Keneally.

Woman walking down a hallway
10 May 2021

The Library Files: preserving mid-century Chinese textiles

Go behind-the-scenes of the Preservation studio as they assess items from the Irene Watkins collection.

Woman leaning on a wall and looking at the camera
07 May 2021

Alicia Sometimes on science writing: Teen writing boot camps

Poet, broadcaster and writer Alicia Sometimes shares her thoughts on the art of science writing.

Woman standing in front of an orange wall
30 April 2021

Zoya Patel on putting creativity into non-fiction writing

Learn how to inject some creativity into your non-fiction writing with Teen writing boot camp host Zoya Patel.

30 April 2021

Webinar: Zero or net-zero, does it matter and why should we care?

Watch this recorded panel discussion about the future of Australia's energy market.

Side view of a mini doughnut van
26 April 2021

New nostalgia: the miniature Olympic Doughnuts Van, Footscray

Take a closer look at one of our most recent, and most miniature, additions to the Collection.