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Astrid edwards

Afternoon tea & talk

10 June 2020

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

Two women holding books

Citizen Collectors' Toolkit

10 June 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.

Vintage computer in office

Tech Tips Tuesdays

09 June 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!

A mechanical home-made old radio

Creative tech Fridays

05 June 2020

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

Take safety with you and have a good time

Collective Isolation Project, week 7: Public health

05 June 2020

We invite you to design a poster or compose a slogan to promote public safety through the pandemic.

Signposts with Alexis Wright

Signposts: stories for our fragile times

04 June 2020

Join award-winning novelist Alexis Wright in conversation with some of Australia's leading writers as they explore the power of creativity, literature and imagination in times of crisis.

Photograph of Sally Rippin's face

Story Talks: Sally Rippin

02 June 2020

Watch this trio of bite-size videos as Sally Rippin, creator of Billie B Brown and Polly and Buster, shares creative insights and responds to questions from young fans!

Woman and child reading a book together

Baby Bounce

30 May 2020

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

A board game cover shows players on a football field

Collective Isolation Project, week 6: Exercise & wellbeing

29 May 2020

This week we ask: what is motivating you to keep moving during this time?

Women in yellow dresses queuing at a supermarket

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.

Tai Snaith drawing

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!​

book cover for Writers on Writers

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.